sea - nature - and relax

14 Acres of Stunning, Titled Beachfront Property for Sale

Hidden on a hillside overlooking a six-mile stretch of sands and 60 miles of pristine, undeveloped coastline,

Cristal Azul is a tropical oasis in paradise for those looking for barefoot luxury off the beaten path. Cristal Azul

was also an award-winning hotel for over 12 years on TripAdvisor and considered a top destination in Costa

Rica and Central America.

Located in the small town of Playa San Miguel on the southern Nicoya Peninsula Cristal Azul is easy to access

from both international airports and is a 45-minute drive from the local commuter airstrip of Punta Islita.

This part of Costa Rica is truly unique. The town of San Miguel and the surrounding area are untouched by

commercial development or tourism; this is what Costa Rica was like before the world arrived. Unlike many of

the popular destinations that attract millions yearly that actually grew because of tourism, San Miguel has been

the second home to many Costa Ricans from the central valley for decades. Having seen the effect of commercial

growth along the coastline, measures were taken to ensure that this beach will never be home to strip malls, fast

food joints, towering hotels, casinos, and seasonal foreign invasions. Rather, it will always be a well-kept secret.

for the discerning beach lover.

Situated on 14 acres of dry tropical forest, Cristal Azul has no public access whatsoever with a private/shared

gated road as your entrance up a 1.8 km road that does require 4-wheel drive at certain times of the year. At

the base of the property there is an “old road” with direct access to Rt. 162 ready for development.

The largest lot in the area (and most private), you are guaranteed never to have neighbors close by and there is

no possibility of construction to block any of the stunning 180’ ocean view that can be enjoyed throughout this

property. The only “neighbors” to speak of are a few families of Howler and White Face Monkeys. Wildlife is

abundant here - a perfect retreat for bird & hummingbird enthusiasts. Mornings here are enjoyed with a

symphony of wildlife as the jungle comes to life, and as of recent Scarlet Macaws have joined the many parrots

that fly overhead thanks to the efforts of local sanctuaries. Foodies will love the abundance of fresh fruit that

grows throughout the property: Papaya trees, Bananos, Platanos, Morninga, Carambola, Nance, Mangos,

Avocados, Mandarin Limones and Lychees just to name a few of the local delicacies that grow at Cristal Azul.

The main house is 2,000 sq. feet open floor plan with high ceilings, a full kitchen with granite-island and two

bedrooms each with individual terraces, full bath, and outdoor garden showers. There is also a small office with

a pantry. Floor to ceiling windows create a bright airy space and optimize full enjoyment of the views. There is a

separate laundry bodega adjacent to the main house with a second story perfect for a captain’s tackle room,

artist’s studio as well as an open-air garage for two cars.

A full workers bodega with open-air garage, bathroom and shower is out of view and located between the main

house and cabinas.

100 meters below the main house, four cabinas each with their own private bath and tropical outdoor shower

are a short distance from an oversized, open air thatch rancho with kitchen, bar and barbecue area; the thatch

roof is made of recycled plastic by Palmex, a Canadian based company. The rancho is set overlooking a 55,000-

gallon elliptical edge pool with plenty of deck space for all to enjoy a little privacy in the sun!

Located in the last dry tropical forest in the Americas.

The icing on the cake at Cristal Azul has its own WATER. Unlike the lots that surround it, this property has its

own water source plus, public AYA water accessed via a pump station on a small parcel of land that hooks up

to the public source. Water is gold in this region, and we are one of the very few oceanfront properties with water,

let alone two reliable sources. Another reason that there will never be neighbors here!

The property has several “plantels” and areas that can be developed and there is direct access from Rt. 160

should a private road be required/desired in the future. The coastal highway is currently being paved from Coyote

to Samara that will give this area direct access from all major points of Costa Rica for the first time ever. Currently,

access is granted via a 1.8km communal road that has a gated entrance with a guard house.

Cristal Azul truly is in an area considered by many to be the last hidden gem of Costa Rica. If you want to enjoy

Costa Rica, and not the crowds, this is for you. Excellent development potential for the hospitality industry.

Listing price upon request - Private showings by appointment only.