It’s funny to think of comparing the privacy and tranquility of one part of an isolated jungle town to another side of the same isolated jungle town. As if being half a day from anything resembling a city wasn’t enough. Well, RE/MAX Pura Vida isn’t afraid to share the nuances of our growing tiny town. We like to bring you featured properties regularly, but also provide a bit of background on the area and the property. Today all of our turnkey featured listings are in the tranquil fishing village of Mal Pais. Still a part of what’s known as “Santa Teresa”, Mal Pais has larger plots and is more sparsely populated compared to North Santa Teresa or the Playa Hermosa area. This is the area that expats who have lived in the area for years buy, so that should speak loudly to how nice the village is.
First up we have a quaint little garden house surrounded by tropical fauna for added privacy. Centrally located, this street front 590 square meter lot is zoned for both residential and commercial, so adding onto the already existing two bedroom/one bathroom cottage for a multitude of purposes will be easy. In fact, the lot next door is available for purchase if expansion is in the cards. The full 80 square meters of the block construction is shaded by the jungle and the ceilings were built high for added cooling effect. The simple build, convenient location, and low price point make this a great investment for an annual visitor who’s looking to rent while away or a minimalist who’s just looking to be closer to the surf.
This next home is a turnkey diamond in the rough. 748 square meters of beach front property would be a steal even without the home on it. Tucked back down a curved driveway from the entry for added privacy, this one bedroom/one and a half bathroom lofted home was clearly built by someone who knows how to enjoy the Costa Rican climate. With the living areas lofted above the bed and full bathroom, the kitchen and deck have expansive views of the shoreline and surrounding property to immerse the resident in nature throughout the day. Open-air to let the light and breeze in, the concession for this land is granted through 2037 and allows additions, so if the buyer wanted to add bedrooms and share their cozy spot, it wouldn’t be a problem to do so.
How about a two for one deal? This turnkey opportunity is perfect for someone who wants to live in town full-time, while still being able to rent out a property to supplement living expenses. This scenario is a dream for most and it is entirely achievable with this amazing Mal Pais property. Just 300 meters from the beach, the construction is a duplex style with two separate one bedroom/one bathroom residences. Both have a beautiful balcony backed by a kitchen with a view and spacious living area. The property can be further expanded, up to 75%, to take advantage of access to the aqueduct water and high-speed fiber optic internet, both assets not all properties are privy to in town and sure to make the rentals popular.
So if the quaint fishing town of Mal Pais seems like your cup of tea, RE/MAX Pura Vida has these and more to show you. Stop in at the Santa Teresa crossroads to our offices and request a tour. We’ll be happy to show you these properties and more so we can get you started on making your dream a reality as soon as possible. Stay safe everyone and pura vida!