NORTHWEST "GOLD COAST"
The Puerto Pedregosa property
includes the beach of Playa
Pedregosa in its boundaries, borders on Playa
Honda to the north and Playa Platanar to the south with Colorado Mountain and Vigia peaks
to the east.
The Puerto Pedregosa site rises from the ocean to a maximum elevation of 270 meters in
such a manner that it provides multiple opportunities for terraced and stepped placement
of building sites creating a maximum number of view lots.
Large ridges run at right angles to the ocean in their rise from the water, small ridges
at both the north and south of the property and a smaller one in approximately the center.
Just inside the northern boundary a stream bed runs from the hills in the east to the
The property is subject to only a 50 meter setback. From the waters edge the setback line
is considered National Park and is public property.
There is a well established right of way on the public side of the mahoneys (property
line) linking the sand beach of Playa Honda with the property.
The central ridge, called Cerro Vigía, projects out into the ocean with enough elevation at the shoreline to be
wonderful hotel sites. There is a possibility for a limited marina operation at this
location (rocky fore shore that drops off quickly) but will require more detailed study.
Of the two small bays that form Playa Pedregosa the
northernmost has a gravel bed with a dark sand beach that gives way to sand dunes and
widely spaced trees. The south bay is a rocky fore shore with multiple tide pools and rock
Playa Platanar is adjacent to the southern property line.This shore has both rock pools
and a white sand beach, it is included in the Las Baulas National Marine Park where
the leatherbacks nest.
A variety of large trees cover most of the valleys and provide a dense canopy over the
area. The preservation of as much of this old growth as possible should be a priority of
There are opportunities at a few locations on the site to build housing units on the same
level as the canopy formed by trees at a lower elevation. Trees here are part of the dry
tropical forest which in all of Costa Rica exists only in Guanacaste Province. The forest
is deciduous, shedding its leaves during the dry season to conserve water.
WHERE IS Puerto Pedregosa
The property is located on the Pacific
coast of Costa Rica approximately a ten minute drive from the Tamarindo Airport, which is
a forty minute flight from San Jose. A beautiful four hour drive from San Jose and less
than a 45 minute drive from the Daniel Oduber International Airport at Liberia.
less than 45 minute drive from the folkloric city of Santa Cruz, and
about 4 1/2 hour drive from San Jose crossing the "La Amistad de Taiwan"
bridge over the Tempisque river. Charter
flights are increasing their bookings into this airport, and the airport can handle
stretch 747 s. Plans to expand the terminal and services are in process.
The City of Liberia is located at the junction of the Pan American Highway and Route 21,
both are paved two lane roadways recently resurfaced. Liberia (known as the "White
City" because its earth has a phosphorescence) has all the service providers and
amenities needed by residents of the proposed development: hospital, food stores,
pharmacies, shops etc.
Liberia is a pleasant well ordered city site servicing a
successful agricultural and cattle ranching community and is a hub of tourist activity for
the region. Although car rentals and tourist services are adequate, the future development
of service industries in Liberia due to the presence of the new airport will be extensive.
city of Santa Cruz, declared as "National Folkloric City", also offers
all the necessary services for tourism, furthermore, it is an attractive
tourist spot because of its holidays and historic buildings. The recent
opening of the "La Amistad" bridge over the Tempisque river will further
enhance the city's development.
To reach the site one leaves the Panamerican highway in Liberia on route 21 traveling west
some 40 kilometers from the airport to a right turn on route 155. Both roads ( 21 and 155
) are well maintained asphalt.
To continue to the site you leave 155 at
Huacas and travel due west to Matapalo and at the NW corner of the village square go
due west. (Between Huacas and Matapalo the road branches off to Melia Playa
Conchal Resort and Golf, Brasilito and on to Flamingo).
This particular stretch of coastline is known as the "Gold Coast" of Costa
Rica. This is partially due to the fact that the hotels and resorts on this shore
experience their high season from November through July, the time North Americans are
looking for relief from cold rain and snow. The weather is always pleasant. Some showers
with heavy rain is expected in late September and all of October.
Some of the private residences built on this stretch of coast are breathtaking and include
homes of ex-presidents and ministers of the government as well as offshore investors.
The best sports fishing in the Pacific is just offshore of the site with record numbers of
sailfish, yellow fin tuna and dorado. The newest and largest boats in the sport fishing
fleet seem to operate from the Flamingo Marina (15 minutes north of Puerto Pedregosa).
Three golf properties in the immediate vicinity are 10 minutes, 20
minutes and 35 minutes travel time, have 18 hole, PGA standard, golf courses . (The
Melia Golf Resort at Playa Conchal and Rancho Los Colinas & Pinilla are in operation).
There are five national parks
within two hours travel time of the site and a marine preserve that borders the property.