Located just 50 miles from San Jose, and 12 miles north of Jaco Beach, the Eco-Minded Luxury Homes of Hacienda Punta Alta are highly valuable as this region will see continued refinement and sustainable growth, in the Costa Rica Real Estate market. The new International Airport is being built in Orotina, which is 20 miles from Hacienda Punta Alta. The premier Marlin Fishing Grounds of the entire Pacific Ocean, are located just offshore from this region. The famous Los Suenos Marina Resort, along with the Championship Ted Robinson built golf course, are just 12 miles away. World Class Surfing in Playa Hermosa, Jaco Beach, and the nearby beaches, are easily reached with a short drive.
Bordering Hacienda Punta Alta to the north is the amazing Carara National Preserve which is home to an abundance of wildlife. Macaws, Monkeys, Tapirs, Anteaters, plus numerous species of birds and reptiles, thrive in this protected area. The 12,000 acre wildlife preserve will forever insure undisturbed views from our property.
Carara National Park
This is the northernmost Pacific coastal rain forest remaining intact in Costa Rica, and is the Transition point from tropical to dry forests of the northwest.
The protected area is 4700 hectares and elevations range from 100 to 500 meters (328 to 1640 feet). The habitats represented here are regenerating tropical rainforest-lowland and tropical dry forest.
Carara is a favorite with bird watchers for several reasons besides its ease of access. First, its position in a transition zone means that residents of both habitats are likely to appear. Second, the Río Grande de Tárcoles has free flowing sections and its waters seep into seasonal marshlands and a shallow lake covered with water flowers of diverse species, further expanding the number of birds and habitants.The river bank is covered with many varieties of exotic birds and of course the magnificent crocodiles in their natural habitat . Carara is more open than the rainforests further south making wildlife spotting easier.
Manantial de Agua Viva
Located in Bijagual, just minutes from Hacienda Punta Alta, the waterfall known as Manantial de Agua Viva is an impressive site to behold. Cascading for more than 600 feet before crashing into a series of swimming holes, it is one of the tallest waterfalls in Costa Rica. To get to Catarata Manantial de Agua Viva, you need to drive 8 kilometers south of Tarcoles bridge and take a left towards Hacienda Punta Alta, Hotel Manga Rosa and Villas Lapas Hotel. Travel 2.7 kilometers up the road and you will be at Hacienda Punta Alta. Travel about 5 minutes more and you will see a sign that says “Cascada’. Park your car and take the well marked trail downhill for about 45 minutes and you will be rewarded with an awesome site and a cool swim. The waterfall is broken into 3 distinct sections with the tallest one being about 300 feet. This waterfall is not well known by tourists so it is rare to find other people there.