In the northern section of the strangely-shaped Puntarenas province lays the capital city, Puntarenas. Not only is the province the largest in the country, but fittingly to its namesake, the city of Puntarenas is the largest city in the province. This city is home to over 100,000 Ticos, and its proximity to the ocean makes it a popular destination for locals and tourists. Those that are landlocked in San Jose enjoy heading to its closest coastal neighbor – Puntarenas – especially over the weekends and during the holidays. Tourists enjoy this city for its beaches, nearby surfing, architecture, and historical value.
A Rich, Watery History
Being on the coast positioned the city of Puntarenas to be an important part of Costa Rica’s history. The location made it ideal to become a cargo port, and in fact it was once one of the most important seaports in the country. Today, Puntarenas is most important in offering a commercial fishing port for the country, but it also serves as a terminal for ferries and a docking station for cruise ships that are traversing the Pacific Ocean with many on their way through the Panama Canal.
An Ideal Setting
One thing that is apparent right away in Puntarenas is that this isn’t a place that you want to overlook as just a port or a stop to a better place. While many people are just traveling through Puntarenas, there is plenty to explore and appreciate in the city during a stay there. Check out the cafes that are lined up along the beach along “Paseo de los Turistas walkway”. You’ll find insanely fresh seafood in these places, sure to satisfy your cravings. You can also find something for your sweet tooth, with ice cream and batidos (real fruit smoothies) on many of the menus.
The Hotel has a strong construction with special fine woods that we do not currently find in the market. The Hotel has been maintained over the years, thanks to the improvements and preventive maintenance that have been made year after year; For years it has been the traditional tourist destination of thousands of foreign and Costa Rican families who choose the Hotel Tioga for its familiar and welcoming atmosphere, its strategic location facing the sea, and the proximity of Route 27 to the Greater Metropolitan Area, the International Airports of Alajuela and Liberia, its excellent service and guarded and secure parking. The land where the parking is located is located fifty meters from the Hotel with a capacity for 60 vehicles. The main value of this property of 1,100 square meters is the possible construction of 7 floors of two floors of parking and 5 floors of condominiums, given that it is allowed by the Regulatory Plan of the city. Also the property that is on the side of the building of 4 floors east side can be built 7 floors with an expansion increasing the number of rooms, on the 2nd floor a beautiful event room and on the ground floor an International Casino. An important point regarding care of the environment is that the heating of the water for the rooms is mostly solar energy.
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