Jungla Beach

This stunning beach-front property in Carate makes the perfect place to retire in peace and harmony with nature or create your own first-class Eco-tourism enterprise in one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.

$599,000

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The entire property features tropical gardens throughout, and it has many fruit-producing trees and plants, including pineapple, bananas, plantains, guanabana, zapote, breadfruit, jackfruit, avocado, noni, and mango.

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PERCENT OF CORCOVADOS WILDLIFE

Location

Carate is located at the far end of the coast road that runs from Puerto Jimenez around the southern tip of the Osa peninsula. The recent construction of 6 new bridges on this road means that Carate is now easily reachable all year round, and Puerto Jimenez is just over an hour away. 

Drake’s Bay is 3 hours drive away, and it is a 4-hour drive to the Panama border. Puerto Jimenez is a 5-hour drive from San Jose, and it is also served by multiple daily internal flights from the capital. Carate’s small landing strip is accessible by aircraft up to Cessna’s and Twin Otters in size.

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Carate is the charming little village at the end-of-the-road in the Osa peninsula, where civilization ends, and the legendary Corcovado National Park begins. This property is one of only a handful of beach-front properties in that tiny outpost, making this a rare opportunity to own oceanfront land in one of the most biologically intact places in Costa Rica.

The property has 100 meters of beach frontage, and it comes with a beautiful and comfortable beach house called the Casa Tortuga. Casa Tortuga has 2 bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a large loft for storage, and a fabulous ocean view from the spacious open terrace. A small solar system powers the fridge and lights, and it has an inverter to charge your electronics. Excellent, drinkable water comes from a nearby water source.

The property also has a small wooden cabin that sits 100 meters further from the ocean. A second cabin generates a rental income as the reception center for the La Leona eco-lodge, which sits nearby at the gateway to Corcovado.

The entire property features tropical gardens throughout, and it has many fruit-producing trees and plants, including pineapple, bananas, plantains, guanabana, zapote, breadfruit, jackfruit, avocado, noni, and mango.

Biological Area

National Geographic has described the Osa as “one of the most biologically intense places on Earth.” It hosts more than 50% of Costa Rica’s plant and animal species, living on only 3% of its land area. 2.5% of Earth’s lifeforms are found here, on less than a thousandth of our planet’s surface area.

Scarlet Macaws are in constant abundance in Carate, feeding on the plentiful seeds of the beach almond trees. Tapirs are regular visitors to this property, passing right through it and along the beach. All 4 of the primate species are present, which is quite a rarity in Costa Rica. Jaguars and pumas are occasional visitors, too, the jaguars coming here to feed on the nesting turtles. A turtle conservation program is located next door to protect the baby turtles and help them reach the ocean in safety.

The quantity and variety of rare and endangered wildlife you will encounter here are as impressive as anywhere in Latin America. This property offers the perfect platform to undertake biological research and investigation. Whether you want to study birds or mammals or simply monitor the turtle hatchings on the beach, this property has it all.

Preservation with a Purpose

Carate’s unique location at the entrance to Corcovado National Park provides it with outstanding potential as a platform for first-class sustainable tourism adventures. It is ideally suited to low-impact activities in harmony with the environment, such as jungle trekking, wildlife-watching, and horseback riding.

The property sits within the Refugio Saimiri, which also includes several neighboring properties. The Refugio was approved by the Government of Costa Rica in 2007, and its status consists of a commitment to conservation and wildlife protection. Consequently, there are appropriate restrictions in place on any additional development here, and any construction must be for eco-tourism, scientific research, or educational objectives as the Refugio status requires.

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