Titled Beachfront Community in Guanacaste Offers More Than Simply a Slice of Paradise

Envision yourself sitting on this beach relaxing and listening to the waves as they lap the shore. Now imagine living here.
By: Jerad Portner
Aug. 6, 2010 - PRLog -- Catalina Cove is located in the northern province of Guanacaste on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Only steps from Playa Brasilito and a short five minute drive to Playa Flamingo, Catalina Cove is ideal for those looking to retire in Costa Rica and spend their days lounging by the pool or playing golf.

The area is a hotbed of activity with projects like the Flamingo Marina with their 400+ slips to accommodate even the most luxurious of yachts and even a couple cruise ships. There is also an 18 hole championship golf course next door designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Some of Costa Rica's finest beaches are located practically on your doorstep at Catalina Cove. With Playa Conchal within walking distance, Playa Brasilito fronting the development and Playa Flamingo a short 5 minute car ride, there are beaches to suit everyone.

Unlike many other developments, Catalina Cove is 100% complete and features amenities like paved roads, water, electric, telephone and Internet at every lot and of course one of the areas most popular hangouts, the beachfront restaurant and pool area of Catalina Cove. The project was a complete success and sold out in 2006, however as the developers design and sell projects like Catalina Cove, they also hand pick a few select properties reserved for ownership. The lots they are motivated to move are the "pick of the litter" properties.

Backed by one of the most reputable, non-profit organizations in Costa Rica, Catalina Cove (http://www.catalinacove.net/costaricabeachlots.htm) was created by the Do-It Group. The Do-It Foundation is a non profit society that has, to date, donated over 8000 wheel chairs to Costa Ricans in need. Their latest project, now underway, Sun Ranch (http://www.sunranchcostarica.com), is accredited with being the largest of it's kind in Costa Rica and includes a $40 million dollar Clinica Biblica hospital, 18 hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course, branded hotel, commercial space and much more. The point is, Catalina Cove is backed by one of the most trusted names in business in Costa Rica.

Not far to the south is Playa Grande. This beach is, like all the beaches of the area, very unique in that this is where the endangered leatherback turtle has nested for millions of years and now, mankind threatens this natural phenomena. In 1990 the area was designated as the Playa Grande Marine Turtle National Park and incorporated to protect the future of this majestic nesting ground. Volunteers come from every corner of the globe, just to catch a glimpse and possibly assist, in this magical moment in nature. Some find it even spiritually enlightening and describe it as a moment they will never forget.

For adventure seekers, the Guanacaste region offers up plenty of activities like world class surfing at Witch's Rock or Tamarindo, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, canopy zip lining and all in the most beautiful setting in the world.

Possibly you are wondering why so many people choose Guanacaste as their preferred locale to retire in Costa Rica? Aside from the obvious, Costa Rica retirement is on the rise for various reasons including the stability of the country's government, tropical year round climate, solid economy and simply, how easy it is for foreigners to move to Costa Rica and live. This is not for any other reason than the fact the government promotes and facilitates, with open arms, the foreign investor. Purchasing property in Costa Rica is in many cases, easier than it is back home.

Not to mention how inviting and cordial the occupants (Costa Ricans aka Ticos) are. In fact, in 2009 Costa Rica was rated the "Happiest Country on the Planet" by the Happy Planet Index (HPI) whereas Canada placed 89th, the United States at 114th and United Kingdom coming in 74th.

For more information on the select properties within Catalina Cove mentioned in this article, please visit their web page at : http://www.catalinacove.net/costaricabeachlots.htm

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About Catalina Cove: The finest in beachfront living in the beautiful province of Guanacaste. Nestled just off Playa Brasilito, Catalina Cove sold out in 2006 however some lots were retained and those are being sold. Perfect place to retire in Costa Rica!

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