Mixed-use development is an exclusive project that spans a territory of 1,100 hectares, Sarapiqui

  • $10,000,000
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Mixed-use development is an exclusive project that spans a territory of 1,100 hectares, Sarapiqui

  • $10,000,000


Property ID: ECO23PVH40
  • Farm, Projects, Eco Development, Sustainable Development, Commercial
  • Property Type


Cinco Ceibas is a unique and innovative mixed-use development that aims to create a sustainable community over 1100 hectares. It is envisioned as a combination of a spa and nature resort, forests, tourism destination, and a hub for green living and regenerative agriculture.

The Cinco Ceibas Resort and Living property is located in the Sarapiqui region on a large estate covering eleven square kilometers (about four and a quarter square miles), which includes a 10-hectare lake.   

There exists a 300-hectare pineapple plantation that is governed by a contractual arrangement. The adventure park is currently closed as a result of the continuing pandemic.

This property in Costa Rica offers unparalleled privacy in a pristine setting, surrounded by stunning lagoons and a protected rainforest reserve. The park has been closed due to the pandemic, and a substantial money infusion is required to resume the project.

The primary allure and one of the most enthralling aspects of the project was the 1300 meter (one mile) elevated boardwalk that meanders through the prominent Caribbean lowland rainforest. The boardwalk necessitates refurbishment and is in a deteriorated condition. The promenade is embellished with five splendid ceiba trees, which provided the inspiration for the name Cinco Ceibas. In addition, there are other amenities available, including a welcome center, a gift store, offices, a kayak house with a capacity of fifty kayaks and lockers, as well as shower and restroom facilities. The property also included a horse barn with four bays, along with storage facilities and meadows capable of accommodating a total of fifteen horses.

Around 450 hectares (equal to around 1,110 acres) were reforested with hardwood species almost twenty years ago. A grand total of 700,000 trees were meticulously planted, encompassing a diverse range of species including teak, roble, ceibo, and pilon. The primary rainforest in Costa Rica spans roughly 600 hectares (nearly 1,480 acres) and is distinguished by its inclusion of exceptionally massive trees, including Ceibas, Almendro, and Guacimo. On the boardwalk, there exists a specific ceiba tree of remarkable size, surpassing 70 meters (225 feet) in height and extending beyond the uppermost layer of the forest. Its age is expected to exceed 500 years. The owners have diligently protected the ecosystem since acquiring the land twenty years ago.   Significantly, the land has served as a habitat for several endangered species, including jaguars, pumas, tapirs, and ocelots, which are regarded as prominent animal species in Costa Rica. Cinco Ceibas harbors a diverse array of critically endangered bird species, such as the green Macaw, which is indigenous to Costa Rica.

  • Cinco Ceibas is a distinctive chance to invest in a high-end destination hospitality boutique hotel and real estate resort project in Costa Rica. The investment opportunity encompasses a high-quality tourist destination with a boutique hospitality establishment, various tourism attractions, and a well-established and esteemed residential complex. Additionally, it includes facilities such as a wood treatment facility and the potential for a pineapple farm or regenerative agriculture/permaculture.
  • There is a 10-hectare lake available for the development of residential zones.
  • The property includes many natural elements such as marshes, streams, lakes, internal roadways, and both secondary and primary rainforest sections.
  • Own water supply with a well and private spring.
  • There are 5 modest houses available for rent.
  • 1 Exemplary residence.
  • Pathways and infrastructure leading to the resort
  • The infrastructure of the architecturally distinctive traditional oxen wagon trip comprises a sixty-seat restaurant, accompanied by a welcome center that features a restaurant, gift store, juice bar, and liquor bar.
  • A kayak facility equipped with restroom and shower amenities.
  • An equestrian facility existing for horseback riding activities.
  • A 1.5-kilometer boardwalk traversing the lowland jungle of the Caribbean region, showcasing some of the biggest trees in Costa Rica. The boardwalk is in a substandard state and requires substantial investment and restoration.
  • A wood treatment facility designed for exporting purposes, complete with a contractual agreement and generating a consistent cashflow.
  • The land currently has 300 hectares dedicated to pineapple cultivation, with an active leasing agreement and generating a consistent revenue flow.
  • Private water source.
  • The owners were dedicated to conserving more than 600 hectares of pristine jungle. 
  • The FONAFIVO (government funding) is responsible for the allocation of government funding for a 300-hectare forest project.
  • Abundant marketing collateral, such as feasibility studies, financial documents, and marketing and business plans.

The owner had a vision to develop 5 Ceibas into a:

  • A sustainable village with a mixed development that encourages residential “green living” and self-sufficiency in terms of food, water, and electricity.
  • Urban planning and the division of sustainable residential zones.
  • Engage any and all businesses within a 50 KM radius of the resort that are capable of supplying organic food to the project. Cultivate and transport organic veggies and fruits to the resort.
  • Private air strip and Heli pad
  • An Educational center for Non for-profit education, international and national universities.
  • Tourism serves as a hub for several sources of income.
  • Enhance the quality of education and healthcare services in the region gradually while collaborating with the local population.
  • A high-end nature retreat with 25 luxurious spa units.
  • Costa Rica is a top choice for birdwatching, wildlife spotting, and experiencing nature.
  • One of the most luxury remote destination resorts in CR
  • Distinctive spa offering exclusive services.
  • Engage in hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and kayaking, all conveniently available on the premises.
  • Explore rivers
  • Provide tourists with knowledge and information regarding the environment, sustainability, and the local culture.

Peter’s perspective on this distinctive project and property. I am quite enthusiastic about this diverse mixed development, which encompasses a range of services like tourism, wood treatment plant, pineapple plantation what can be converted in other sustainable crops and has the potential to become a sustainable village spanning over 1100 hectares. The development aims to prioritize environmentally-friendly practices, such as green living and self-sufficiency in terms of food and electricity. 

The current cashflow is derived from the pineapple industry, tourism opportunities, and the wood treatment factory. Promising investment opportunity with a high Internal Rate of Return (IRR).

Price of $10.000.000 negotiable.


  • City Sarapiqui
  • State/county Heredia
  • Zip/Postal Code 41005
  • Area La Virgen
  • Country Costa Rica


Updated on October 28, 2023 at 7:19 pm
  • Property ID: ECO23PVH40
  • Price: $10,000,000
  • Land Area: 1100 Hectares
  • Property Type: Farm, Projects, Eco Development, Sustainable Development, Commercial
  • Property Status: For Sale

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