Due to declining market conditions, increase in taxes and a banana blight, the United Fruit Company pulled out of Golfito in 1985, and eventually an economic depression ensued throughout the area. The United Fruit Company eventually turned over all of their real estate holdings to the Costa Rican government. The following year, the Golfito Reserve, or Refugio National de Vida Silvestre was established as a National Park and Wildlife Refuge Area.
In 1990, a duty free shopping zone was opened in Golfito attracting Costa Ricans from all over the country. That, combined with a thriving Eco-tourism industry developing around Goflito has revived the town and boosted the local economy
Golfito Today Today, Golfito is once again a bustling community that has an established port economy for the exportation of Palm Oil, as well as an ever growing tourism industry. Tourists are treated to a variety of activities including world class sport fishing (both inshore and offshore), whale watching in Golfo Dulce, kayaking through the tranquil waters of Golfito Bay and nearby rivers, as well as a myriad of other eco-tourism activities that abound in the region.
The community also boasts a variety of hotels and resorts, restaurants, bars, markets, and retail outlets allowing you access to services and goods. Medical facilities include a hospital in Golfito, as well as a future 224 room critical care hospital near Palmar Sur, which is planned as part of the new international airport.
This interesting property is about 11 Ha, with part of the property with Ocean View. There are two interesting terraces and just 10 minutes from the marina of Golfito. The electrical connection will be connected soon. There is a part of the property with primary forest.
Renderings are included for a contemporary house. Just reduced on Price.
I hereby declare that I know Mr. Peter Van Hussen, owner of Eco-Realtor Costa Rica Company, for more than 5 years.
During all that time, Peter has characterized himself, among other personal merits, for been a person who loves nature and for working actively in projects, programs, commissions and working groups related to nature preservation and to environmental conservation in general.
During all the years that I worked as an environmental advisor for the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce and for the Municipality of Garabito County, both located in Jacó City, I could observe that Peter was regularly invited to be part of projects and working commissions that had to do –among other topics- with the reduction of the environmental pollution existing in the Garabito County due to untreated sewage waters, with conservation and restoration of the watersheds that exist in the mountain zone of the county, with the problems that exist in the coastal zone, with ecotourism development, with protection and development of the nearby national parks and equivalent reserves, and in general with sustainable development of Garabito.
In all these commissions and working groups, Peter stands out for his excellent ideas and for his very active participation, and for the personal experience he demonstrated because of the jobs he has had and because of the many trips he has taken in his life.
Mario A. Boza
Vice Minister of Natural Resources
Co founder of Costa Rica’s National ParksMario A. Boza
Peter was personally recommended to me by one of his peers – a successful real estate professional – and I quickly knew why. I realized that Peter’s ethics towards responsible stewardship of land was exactly what I was looking for in marketing my unusual property of virgin forest. He listened carefully and understood my desire to search for a buyer intending to preserve the forest in perpetuity, and he already had the connections to advertise to this type of client. I am very impressed by the weight Peter places in responsibility towards a sustainable environment as an integral part of his business.David Reuland