Servicios Tierra Mar, S.A.
 Est. 1994

Land Sea Properties

Golfito , Costa Rica Real Estate  & Property Management 

Playa Cacao de Golfito

       Travel 15 minutes on the back road by car or only 5 minutes by boat to arrive at this unique and popular Mini-Beach Strand community. Backed by the Jungle and a part of the Golfito Forest Reserve the atmosphere is classic low key....... a distinct "Jimmy Buffet-Banana Republic" kind of place.  
For many decades now both tourists and locals have escaped to this beach for the day to swim and relax or lunch in one of the two local restaurants located there. Boat spotting as vessels in transit come in is a favorite and lazy past time. 
       Keep watch for luxury yachts heading to the new Golfito Marina Village docks, charter sport fishers returning from a day off shosre -plowing down the bay to one of the areas botique marinas, cruising sailors settling in at anchor and luxury cruise ships here to dock at the old Banana loading Pier for shore leave and exploration.... This quaint stretch along the coast is strung out along the entry to Golfito harbor is laid back and picturesque.  Most properties have access to city or mountain water, electricity, cell phones and Direct T.V., you can enjoy a jungle-beach lifestyle off the main path without"roughing it".   As an area now incorporated into and made a part of a National Forest Reserve, this area of interest is "an anomaly of zoning" and certain development restrictions are strictly enforced. Therefore buyers should be duly advised when taking ownership/possession of a Playa Cacao beach property.  

Tropical Retreat B&B  in Golfito

         A beautiful location for your Seasonal Retreat, Retirement Haven or for a distinct 'Bed and Breakfast' venture with ocean views from guest accommodations.  9.7 acres.
       A gardeners paradise, the grounds can lend meandering paths through the lush flowering specimens, colorful tropical plantings and the many mature fruit trees. The area under possession also includes acres and acres of lush virgin forest backing into the protected Golfito Rain forest Reserve, giving your backyard unique opportunities for hiking trails from your own patio beyond into the forest and a direct connect up the hill and through the jungle by car, bike or foot to the back road into town.
         Imagine waking up in the morning with the singsong of hundreds of tropical birds, the grumbling of monkeys among the rustle of palm trees and only a dozen foot steps to reach the beach front green zone along the bay in front of your house.  The year round tropical climate invites you to enjoy outdoor living the whole year through. Swim or kayak in the calm bay or boat less than 5 minutes out into the Golfo Dulce or blue pacific where fishing, dive exploring and whale watching are some of the areas favorite activities. You could set your own mooring to keep your boat here in front - even trailer it up your ramp onto your property for storage. If you are a passionate sport fisherman, you will find this area to offer the best opportunities in the region.

     Yes, this property is most commonly approached by boat lending the feeling of 'off the grid'.... but you won't miss anything you are used to as power and water along with satellite TV and cellular phone service with Wi-fi are all in place to serve your needs. The 4 bedrooms upstairs are comprised of two master bedrooms with spacious private bathrooms plus two additional guest bedrooms which share a bath that includes a whirlpool tub and shower. Several  covered patios take advantage of garden, jungle and bay views.  Modern and well appointed living spaces include a custom kitchen with wrap around bar. There is even a separate little guest house with bathroom and a kitchenette in the floor plan which is currently converted into a home gym - but could be easily restored.  A gardeners bath off the patio and a 'beach shower' outside are handy additions.

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Asking $349,000.  All serious offers will be considered.
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      Gardens include water apple, mango, mangosteen, lime, orange, grapefruit, mandarin, mamones, guava, guanabana, cacao and breadfruit. There are also almonds, cashews, cinnamon trees, coconut palms, other exotic palms, fern trees, orchids. Animal species include Howler monkeys, white faced capuchins, squirrel monkeys, titi monkeys, pizotes, deer, wild peccaries, aardvarks, sloths, armadillos, pacas, agoutis, and various mountain cats. Toucans, macaws, parrots, parakeets, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, wild turkeys, chachalacas, wood-rales owls, red and purple trogons, kingfishers, yellow fly catchers, tanagers, honey creepers, egrets, ibises, blue herons, and other sea birds, pelicans. Green and black iguanas, basilisk lizards AKA "Jesus Christ lizards" and even dolphins and sea turtles gracing the bay in front.
        There is a seasonal waterfall and stream from the mountain, trickling down through the back yard to create an elegant water feature.
2 car garage with workshop and dedicated easement to the public road make this one of the very few homes with car access along Playa Cacao beach.  
Large walk-in bird aviary.
Like the elegant furnishings you see? Yes! They are included. This home is being offered 'turn key' ready.

A Private Beach Bungalow 


       This beach bungalow is a unique opportunity for a yacht owner.  It's situated perfectly to put your vessel at the NEW Golfito Marina Village docks while hosting your guests across the water at your private waterfront home - or perhaps better yet,  set your own mooring aut front and pull right up to the shore of your own manicured tropical gardens? This is the only property of it's kind, segregated by a rock point from the rest of Playa Cacao and with a calm deep anchorage in front overlooking the Golfito Marina Village  , a new mega-yacht facility. The dramatic forested town in the distance and  the sound of monkeys, parrots and toucans in the evergreen rain forest behind you.  Connected to the road to Golfito or accessible by boat.

This is one of Golfito's most unique get-a-ways offering a rustic 2 story house :

3 bedrooms  upstairs         1 bathroom downstairs           Balcony          
Kitchen -Dining Room         Living Porch                            Expansive Gardens

     Approximately 1 hectare of manicured lawn and tropical gardens plus another 1/2 hectare of natural green 'buffer' of protected areas.  A seawall along the shoreline expands to over 100 meters of frontage facing the port town beyond. Abundant seclusion and serenity. 

Motivated Seller      $350,000.

Please respect occupant and call for appointment to view. All offers considered. 


Tropical Rancho Bayview home

Picturesque and traditional this Tropical Rancho style home is perfectly situated to take advantage of one of Golfito's best bay views from the Playa Cacao ridge across to town.  Fenced private yard.
     This picturesque and traditonally styled rancho home is perched perfectly to take advantage of one of the best views over Golfito - atop the Playa Cacao ridge.  A small but popular beach strand that is the entry to our harbor, most all homes in this little community are accessed by boat only- but this one is connected to the rural back road to the coastal area allowing an owner the convenience to come and go by water or land as well as to maintain a car and boat on trailer on the 1350m2 lot. Lovely open spaces for gardening. A fantastic view. 1 bedroom and 2 baths.  A small buiding pad for a now dismantled guest 'ranchito' exists and is ripe for a rebuild if you wanted that option. Located in a protected wildlife refuge, the Playa Cacao area is subject to building restrictions which will apply to all homes offered in this eco-zone.                                                            
Listed at $140,000

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Awesome Ocean Vista on the Ridge


      Built in 1980’s with a clean and simple style using modern materials combined with native hardwood, the floor plan includes 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, a large kitchen, salon and dining room plus a large enclosed screen porch where a great majority of your time will undoubtedly be spent taking full advantage of both the view and fresh ocean breezes . Expansive lawn and mature fruit trees. More than 3.5 acres of garden and forested area under possession . This home would be a good choice for a primary residence or a vacation retreat or rental.


Playa Cacao, at the entry to Golfto's natural yacht harbor, is backed by hills of rain forest reserve land and this home sits on the edge of the forest with unrivaled privacy.  Above all, its got an incredible, unobstructed view over the bay and beyond to town. The home can be accessed in 15 minutes by a back road to Golfito's center or easily approached by boat via the shoreline below. Taxi boats available around the clock or set a mooring for securing your skiff below.  No owner occupant for several years. Rehab and refurbishing required. Motivated seller will listen to serious offers and consider terms.  $198,000

Eco-Tourism, Surf, and Untamed Wilderness

        Visitors from all over the world come to the Osa Peninsula, Puerto Jimenez, Corcovado National Park, Drakes Bay and the Rio Sierpe areas for World Class Adventure! Some of those visitors have decided to stay and make it a lifestyle. This multi-cultural area is gifted with a western frontier flavor in it's hub of Puerto Jimenez– the product of a long history of hearty adventurers settling there as gold miners, cattle ranchers or trophy hunters. Back in "the day" the jungles were peppered with adventurers coming into town infrequently to cash in a claim, pick up fresh horses and stock up on provisions. With the prohibition of mining and hunting a new focus on the natural treasures and famous biodiversity has given the town center a new life. Hidden down the outlaying roads are stunning beaches and the countries most pristine rainforest. Playa Blanca to the north, Cabo Matapalo to the south and Carate on the east offer surf, waterfalls, jungle trails, awesome animal abundance and most importantly, a community of people dedicated to the possibilities of tomorrow with conservation foremost today.
         Zoning Plan and Areas of Protection for many wilderness areas are currently being revised and boundaries reset. Working with competent professionals and an attorney of your confidence is always recommended - but never more so than when buying in delicate eco-zones and beach areas. All paperwork should be closely scrutinized and passed by the Municipality or Forestry Department for confirmations. Available documentation on properties listed are reviewed by Tierra Mar and associates prior to posting for understanding of the property status to date- but still, buyers are advised to work with us to complete a full property review with the assistance of a qualified attorney to confirm our findings before investing to assure you are investing wisely and that you have 100% understanding of the new adventure you are entering in to.