Finca Retigre has been in ownership for 35 years. It’s one of the last remaining private primary forests within a biking distance to the small town of Puerto Jimenez. This property is 8 Kilometers from Puerto Jimenez. Its beauty and majesty are unquestioned. Getting to the property is like taking you into another world. It requires getting on a dirt trail, either walking or by vehicle, and crossing the Rio Tigre. Covered with primary rainforest and a couple of creeks run through the entire property. Living in Finca Retigre would be the equivalent of living in a dwarfed version of Corcovado National Park.
Biological & Surrounding Area
The Osa Peninsula was referred to by National Geographic as “one of the most biologically intense places on earth.” The Osa is home to one of the most pristine rainforests in the world and is Central America’s largest lowland tropical rainforest.
Puerto Jimenez is a small town of now more than 3,000 people. Puerto Jimenez is a small fishing and tourist town. It’s surrounded by rainforest and is the main jumping-off point to Corcovado.
Corcovado National Park has the only tropical primary lowland rainforest in the world. It consists of over 41,000 hectares.
Golfo Dulce is a great place to go bird watching or relax along the shores of one of the several secluded beaches. Swimming and hiking opportunities are abundant here, offering travelers a chance to view the outstanding wildlife.
Preservation with a Purpose
The Finca Retigre property features creeks, rainforests, and wildlife. Playing the part of the last private forest near Puerto Jiminez makes this property crucially important. Golfo Dulce is 2 miles southwest of this property. In 2018, Costa Rica’s government assigned the wetlands in northern Golfo Dulce as a sanctuary for the scalloped hammerhead shark, creating 4,000 hectares of ‘no-take’ zone: the first shark sanctuary in Costa Rica. The Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve is a 149,500-acre protected habitat.