On the gulf side of the Nicoya Peninsula sits a precious parcel with a rustic 3 bedroom 1 bathroom house and a gorgeous vista of the Gulf of Nicoya. This is the perfect place for those seeking a sustainable life in a tropical paradise. Imagine eating fresh eggs from your free-range chickens, growing a pig or two for Christmas dinner and beyond. The various fruit produced here are carambola, coconut, 2 types of bananas, plantain, jocote, naranja agria, naranja dulce, limon dulce, limon criollo, limon mandarina, mango y manga, noni, cas, guanabana, y acuacate. The well is fresh spring water, and this remarkable asset can be easily and inexpensively harnessed in an irrigation system that could provide even more food abundance year round.
There are some animal enclosures below the house in need of some love but sturdy and adaptable. The property has been operated organically for 8 years, using no pesticides and only natural fertilizer; as a result more and more birds and animals have come reside there.
The lot is half open, grassy area and fruit trees: half cool, refreshing forest. The whole property is elevated with a view overlooking the gulf and the shrimp ponds in the distance. Built in the traditional way with cement block, this home has a decent kitchen, a full bathroom, a large bedroom at the back and two smaller bedrooms adjacent to the living and dining area. The porch at the front is peaceful.
50 meters beyond the house is a large patio adjacent to a workshop complete with a lumber storage area, a tiled floor, and a secure cement block room for tools and equipment. Beside that is a parking area for 3 cars. In front of the patio is a cabína with a small loft and French doors that fully open to reveal the view. Steps away is an organic, composting, outhouse toilet and outdoor shower.
A few steps further down the hill is the natural plunge pool, set within the forest for a magical swimming experience that includes an enchanting view of the gulf beyond.
Yet the real treasure of this property is the water source. In a province plagued with drought, this well never runs dry. A new pump was purchased in 2017. As a result of the water on the property, we have begun to see crab and langostino in the creek at the bottom of the lot.
This area of Guanacaste is rural, full of cattle pastures as far as the eye can see. Livestock and fishing are the two traditional livelihoods of Copal de Quebrada Honda.
We are located 20 minutes from a small town of Pueblo Viejo where there’s a supermarket, gas station, bank machine, hardware store and couple of family-run restaurants. 15 minutes further down the highway is Nicoya, the main town and once the capital of Guanacaste. There you’ll find banks, stores, markets, the bus station, the hospital and plenty of services.
This is a real paradise for anyone wanting to get away from the city for a truly peaceful country experience. For those looking to have a hobby farm, or to truly embrace a lifestyle of sustainable living in the jungle, this is for you. The water is a blessing, and the natural surroundings sooth the spirit.