This beach front concession property is located in the tranquil pueblo of Manzanillo de Ario, 14 Kilometers from Cobano on the south-west side of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.
The property is 4393 m2 with 30.65 meters of road frontage. 2593 m2 has two building sites, one at beach level and one up higher with a spectacular tree top and ocean view. 1800 m2 is partially forested with plans to plant exotic trees and tropical plants.
The concession is granted and zoning allows for any commercial enterprise on a small scale, with buildings not more than 2 stories high.
A 22000 Liter tank for water storage has been buried into the earth on the upper building site and a well, located in the partially forested area keeps the water reservoir topped up.
The lower building site has a permitted 12′ x 20′ cement building which acts as a bodega (safe storage locker), but has been creatively finished inside with ceramic tiles, glass blocks and wood accents. It presently has a kitchen, bathroom with hot shower and a living area with a large deck in front. The solid cement construction, including a poured 6″ concrete roof make the building and all belongings inside as safe as a vault.
A one minute walk down the driveway and across the public road deposits you onto a beautiful, quiet, white sand beach.
The beauty of the beach in Manzanillo de Ario is that a natural reef at the mouth of the bay breaks the heavy surf, making the water an enjoyable place to swim, kayak and boogie board without the worry of undertows and being in the path of surfers.
The best surfing beach on the Nicoya Peninsula is only a 10 minute drive south and snorkeling locations are plentiful 15 minutes south by car.
Busy Santa Teresa is a 20 minute drive south for more sodas, restaurants, grocery stores, hardware stores, a bank, internet cafes and nightlife.
Mal Pais is another 10 minutes further for more restaurants and nightlife.