Location: Dominical, Costa Rica
With ample resources at their disposal, and the vision of arriving to the incredible South Pacific, coastal zone of Costa Rica 25 years ago, the owners of Sea Ridge Reserve were early visionaries in the eco-investment realm. As one of the first ecological preserves in Costa Ballena, they assembled nearly a thousand acres of innate natural wonder of what’s one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas.
From the most breathtaking headland of the coastal mountain range, going through breathtaking waterfalls, and some of the most iconic tropical wildlife habitats in existence, Sea Ridge is truly a once in a lifetime property, something unlike any other corner of the world. This is truly an iconic estate in every sense of the word, as it fully embodies the environmental ethos and conservation mindset that Costa Rica has propelled in the last couple decades.
Located on a 2,400-foot tall knoll on the coastal mountain range, Sea Ridge Reserve includes the highest point within the closest proximity to the ocean in all the country, and perhaps all of Central America. Its mere expansiveness makes going through it an adventure in its own right, crossing cool climates to wholesome warmth in just minutes.
From the top of the mountain range, the property offers jaw-dropping views up and down the coast that stretch for 60 miles. Mesmerizing white water views of the iconic whale’s tail reef are just a glance away from bird’s eye views of three of the biggest waterfalls in the country; Diamante, San Luis and Santa Lucía. On the east side, sunrise presents the imposing presence of Mount Chirripo, the tallest mountain in Costa Rica, while next to it, the north-to-south views of the stunning Talamanca mountain range round out what is a truly unbelievable panorama.
Right at the heart of the extensive tropical rainforest and the thousands of exotic flora and fauna that inhabit it lies the 50,000 square feet, four-story main house of Sea Ridge Reserve. Due to its vast area and unique design, it can perfectly serve as an incredible educational campus for conservation studies, taking advantage of its prized location within a sierra-to-sea range in one of the most important biological migratory corridors in the country, El Paso de la Danta.
In addition to the pools, fountains, and garden areas around the main house, there are also guest and staff housing infrastructure in place, as well as full-time rangers who focus on wildlife and watershed conservation efforts. The magical forested areas of the property seamlessly intertwine with large areas of the property that were formerly cattle pasture, opening up the possibility for a mix of residential, wellness, institutional/educational, or resort development.
Sea Ridge Reserve also has considerable water sovereignty with many creeks, rivers, waterfalls, and an ample supply of fresh potable water via a nine-liter-per-second legal water concession. The rare chance of truly autonomous sustainability can be a reality here, with full water and food production sovereignty being possible, as well as great potential for hydro-electric power production if needed.
This offering represents one of the most unique opportunities to acquire a true legacy property, one that has untapped potential as a global model of sustainability. Sea Ridge Reserve’s next stewards will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the most incredible properties on planet Earth, and create a world-class education and/or wellness center.
If you look forward to sustainable living, the future of the planet and sharing the blessings of one of the world’s most vibrant ecosystems, Sea Ridge Reserve is a perfect fit.
For those interested in further conservation of this beautiful area, there is an additional 1,100 acres of the reserve available for sale as well.