20 Acre Wildlife Refuge in the Heart of Manuel Antonio
Nestled within the popular Manuel Antonio lays a truly unique conservation opportunity, a wildlife refuge which protects 20.88 acres of secondary rainforest and holds potential to be a one of a kind tourism destination. The refuge currently provides various tours to visitors of Manuel Antonio, including a very popular night tour.
A priceless investment feature for the property is the 11 quintas (lots) which have been planned out within the refuge, ranging from 5,000 m2 to 9,266 m2. This allows for the possibility to subdivide into a sustainable community focused on eco-sensitive building, may it be tree houses or open air living. Or one can get creative with a hospitality business, perhaps becoming the first glamping location in Southern Costa Rica, or a unique jungle hotel with pods built from sustainable materials.
A 1,000 sq. ft. open air Butterfly Atrium featuring 25 species of butterflies, including the ever stunning Blue Morpho. As well as a research, caterpillar and cocoon observatory room. The atrium is a picturesque local for destination weddings and receptions.
A resident biologist oversees the projects within the refuge, which currently works along side Costa Rica’s environmental ministry (MINAE). The refuge has hosted studies in cooperation with INBio (Institute of Biology), the Corcovado Foundation, the Alliance for the Mono Titi, and the Latin University of Costa Rica, inclusive of housing students within the refuge as they study its biodiversity. The refuge also has a long standing local community educational program.
Located only a couple minutes from Playa Espadilla and the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park, which is one of the most visited parks in Costa Rica, the location of this property is unbeatable. Restaurants are within walking distance, shopping and local services are within minutes from the property.
This wildlife refuge is home to almost 50% of the local species of insects, reptiles, birds, mammals, amphibians, spiders, plants, and trees, meaning it is valuable is far beyond that of a normal property. The location and potential combined with its biodiversity make this a conservationist’s investment dream, something which can hold a legacy, yet has the possibility to generate a return.
Kevin became the owner of Osa Tropical Properties in January 2014. He is a Certified Costa Rica Real Estate Agent with extensive experience in Costa Rica as a broker and sales associate with Osa Tropical Properties. He attended high school and college in Costa Rica giving him first hand knowledge of local culture and business processes. Kevin has lived in Costa Rica since 1996. The sun, the beach and the Pura Vida lifestyle drew Kevin to Costa RIca. In addition to his expertise in real estate, Kevin has experience with home design and construction. Kevin's young daughter likes to come to the office to see her dad and is likely to be the third generation of the Champagne family to be part of the OTP team. He is fluent in Spanish, English and French.