This just got lowered to $1.1 Million. Really a great deal for anyone into self-sustaining life. I love it up there!
Although this blog is not about real estate sales, I did want to put this farm which is for sale out there. It's 52 hectares, and the uniqueness of it is not only the beautiful waterfall and pool at the property, but its self-sufficiency. In sight of what is going on in the world today, having such a luxury of not being dependent on anyone (whether its electricity, water source or food) seems pretty smart. For more info, visit the website - www.fincadiamante.com. It's really something special!
If you want to see a truly beautiful and breathtaking sunset, take a ride up (about 2km) to the Whales and Dolphin Ecolodge just up the road. It's also a nice hike if you don't mind the workout. The food is not that great at the hotel, so maybe just have a good drink.
Try to avoid driving at night simple because the streets are not very well lit (if at all), and markings are also poorly done (if at all). Driving at night is especially dangerous in rainy season!
When turning left or right crossing the street, be especially careful as turning signals in Costa Rica often signify “it’s safe to pass”, which can result in catastrophic situations as they may just crash full on into your car while you are trying to take the turn! If you need to turn and cross the street while there are cars or trucks behind you, simple halt at the side of the street until the other cars have passed, then take the turn.
In general, we recommend renting a 4WD drive in Costa Rica. Do not try to drive on 4WD roads with 2WD vehicles. There is nothing adventurous about it but plainly dangerous. When you go uphill with a 4WD, make sure your wheels are locked. Most cars have buttons to lock wheels automatically but other cars will need manual locking. When you are going downhill, make sure to unlock your wheels.
Author: Simone Schaerf
I first came to Costa Rica in 1998. I fell in love with the country right away for so many reasons. I have been coming, living and unfortunately never staying off and on since.