Back in the 1930’s, the United Fruit Company founded the port town of Golfito as their most important shipping hub in Costa Rica. In order to house the thousands of workers who poured into Golfito, United Fruit constructed a classic “company town” similar to those found in the United States at the same time. The primary yellow color scheme and tropical designs of this home in Golfito indicate that it was situated in the Zona Amarilla, or Yellow Zone. This was where upper level, corporate management lived and it was strictly controlled by guardhouses and security.
Today the property retains it’s original charm while offering all of the amenities of the modern world. New wiring, plumbing, fixtures and other improvements were implemented with a complete renovation performed in 2008. The original hardwood floors, decks, beams and cabinetry have been carefully refurbished since they are made from rare exotic trees that can no longer be legally harvested.
The home features covered balconies, a spacious living area, 3 comfortable bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, plenty of covered parking and a unique downstairs area that can be used in a variety of ways. Owners of similar homes have converted this area into entertainment centers, lock down storage space and guest studios for rent or for caretakers. The large backyard is landscaped with fruit trees and includes plenty of space for the addition of a pool if you wish. The home is tastefully furnished and it is selling turn key ready with all furnishings and appliances included.
This Home In Golfito Is Perfect For Boating Enthusiasts And Fishing Aficionados
Golfito features a rich fishing culture, tropical scenery and a lifestyle of lazy afternoons socializing with friends at bay front restaurants. The town’s buildings are painted with yellow, blue and green pastels that harken back to the United Fruit Company’s heyday in the 1950’s. This is why visitors have called this the kind of place that Jimmy Buffett often sings about. Golfito is still a place where small town living is combined with a traditional Costa Rican “tranquillo” ambience.
For boating enthusiasts, this home is ideally situated only 1 km away from the gentle waters of the Golfo Dulce, the “Sweet Gulf”. Big game saltwater anglers will be constantly thrilled enjoying the best Marlin fishing in Costa Rica. Species of fish you can expect to catch: Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado (Mahi-Mahi), Wahoo, Roosterfish, Amberjack and Pargo plus Red and Cubera Snapper.
In addition to the existing docks in Golfito, a Brand New Marina located just down the street, is scheduled to open in 2017. When completed, the Marina will have 130 slips, including those suitable for yachts and a special section for private super yachts. Access for major cruise lines are also planned for the new marina. Importantly, the project also includes infrastructure improvements for the town of Golfito itself. Plans call for a renovation of the main street that connects Golfito to the regional airport, a new central city plaza, artisan and craft boutiques, a museum and other tourist friendly services and businesses.
For eco-adventure enthusiasts, the Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula is a short ferry ride from Golfito’s docks. This habitat features the largest primary forest on the Pacific coastline and Corcovado is one of the last remaining sizable stands of lowland tropical rainforest on the planet. National Geographic magazine refers to Corcovado as “ the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity”. North of the town, the Piedras Blancas National Park is another protected gem in the region, ensuring that the area will remain wild and tropical.
This Home Is Located In The Most Desirable Neighborhood In Golfito
Located in the best neighborhood in town, the property is within short walking distance to bars, oceanfront restaurants, boat docks, the new marina and the regional airport. A block away from the home is the finest hotel in the area, the Casa Rolando Golfito Resort. Here you will enjoy a luxurious pool area, bars, restaurants, tennis courts, gym facilities and a spa.
For those looking to live an affordable lifestyle in Costa Rica, nearby is the Deposito Libre Comercial de Golfito (Duty Free Zone). After the United Fruit Company ceased operations in the early 1980’s, the Costa Rican government established this commercial center to support the local economy by attracting shoppers and visitors from other parts of the country. Here you will find a large collection of stores offering electronics, appliances, and house wares at much lower prices than found anywhere else in Costa Rica. At some point in time, most home owners living in Costa Rica’s southern zone have visited Golfito for a shopping trip.
The property’s location near the regional airport offers another great convenience. Golfito is situated near the southern border of Costa Rica, 400 km from the International Airport in the capital city of San Jose. If you were to fly into the country and drive to Golfito, the trip will take you approximately 7 hours. A more convenient alternative is to take a regional flight to the Golfito Airport from the International Airport. You will subtract over 6 hours from your trip and you will arrive to your new home in approximately 50 minutes! No need for a car and a cab ride from the Golfito Airport will only cost you a dollar. The flight will also be much less expensive than renting a car and driving all the way down the coast.
Own One Of The Best Homes In Golfito Before Word Spreads About The Area
Golfito has a rich history unlike anywhere else in the country and we are very upbeat about the future for the town. The home and it’s location presents one of the best housing options you will find anywhere in Golfito. After all of the new investment in the area has taken hold, we expect the value of this home in Golfito to increase in kind. We will be pleased to arrange a showing of the property, provide a preview of the new marina and introduce you to all of the unique charms that Golfito has to offer.