The final design for the Sonesta Jaco beach resort Resort’s Beach Club has been completed and earthmoving is to begin soon. The Beach Club’s design evokes another time, becoming a restful oasis away from today’s busy world. The traditional design brings to mind the relaxing and enjoyable bohio, the beach house of choice in Central America.
The simplicity of the club’s traditional design belies the availability of modern conveniences and amenities at the facility. In addition to modern pool facilities complete with showers, lockers, and restrooms, there will be a restaurant serving your favorite foods with a tropical flair, bars serving icy fruit juices and cocktails, and a tropical band playing lively tunes. For those who wish to be served on the beach, food and beverages will be delivered.
In addition to the above services, professional massages will be available, surf boards may be rented. There will be lounging areas both indoors and out.
Shuttle service will run between the beach club and the resort proper every twenty minutes. This complimentary service ensures that your vacation will proceed without having to find parking spaces, or getting sand in your personal vehicle.
The Beach Club is scheduled for completion at the end of 2008. The Sonesta Jaco Resort is another fine development by Riverside Developers and has won the 2007 CNBC International Property Award for Best Development Costa Rica.
Riverside Developers has been a leading jaco beach hotel developer for several years, and has won international property awards for Best Development Costa Rica three years running. They have begun site preparation and earthmoving on Ocean Whisper Resort, to be managed by WORLDHOTELS, in Playa Tambor on the Nicoya Peninsula. Their award-winning projects Bayside Tambor Villas and Riverside Condominiums in Escazu, just outside of San Jose, have been completed and sold-out.
Sonesta Jaco Resort TOLL FREE: 1-888-234-2296
Exclusive. Luxurious. Picturesque. Those are just a few of the words that come to mind when describing the Sonesta Jaco Resort located in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica.
This will be the most spectacular development in Jaco, a secure gated community as elegant and upscale as any four-star resort you'd find in the U.S.
A Massive Development
Comprised of three phases the Sonesta Jaco Resort will encompass nine main buildings. The first phase, which broke ground in April 2007, will have six, 13-story buildings containing 190 condo hotel units. That phase will be complete in late 2008 and is the one currently available. (In other words, now is the time to get in early!)
The resort will be built in three phases, encompassing nine residential buildings. Phase I is already under construction.
The second phase will consist of three buildings and 140 units. The third phase will include a Las Vegas-style casino. The entire complex should be complete by late 2009.
TOLL FREE: 1-888-234-2296
An Endless List of Amenities
Spread across eight acres, this lavish complex will ultimately feature an opulent lobby, numerous swimming pools, sprawling dining and entertainment areas and first-class hotel services. Consider these amenities:
Immense waterfall swimming pool
Roof-top pool on select buildings
400 foot lazy river pool and sun deck
Children's pool area
Full-service spa and thematic waters beauty center
Resort-style fitness center with personal trainer
Lighted tennis courts with resident tennis pro
Conference center, 6,000 square feet
Fine-dining and casual restaurants
Pool bars and snack bar
Musical fountain with observatory
Live music stage
Commercial shopping area
Sonesta Jaco Resort will also have a private beach club for members only. It will feature swimming pools, beachfront bar and more. Transportation will be provided from the resort to the beach club.
A total of 330 condo hotel units will be spread throughout nine 13-story buildings.
A Wonderful Location
Jaco is located in the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica on one of the closest beaches to San Jose. Juan Santa Maria International Airport is a scenic 90-minute drive. That drive will soon be cut in half when the Caldera Highway is complete.
Jaco is a bustling town with an endless variety of activities that everyone can enjoy. From Sonesta Jaco Resort it's minutes to the best entertainment, restaurants and shopping in Jaco.
A five-minute drive brings you to a championship golf course. Other activities close by include:
Rain forest canopy tours
The resort is conveniently located near some of Costa Rica's most famous beaches on the Central Pacific Coast including Playa Hermosa, Manuel Antonio and Esterillos.
TOLL FREE: 1-888-234-2296
Where Exactly Is Costa Rica?
Costa Rica is in the middle of Central America. It is bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the southeast. It is only slightly larger than Vermont and New Hampshire combined.
It borders both the Caribbean Sea (to the east) and the North Pacific Ocean (to the west), with a total of 802 miles of spectacular coastline.
It takes two to seven hours to fly to Costa Rica from most U.S. cities. As Costa Rica gains popularity with North American travelers, more flights will become available into San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport.
In addition, Delta, American, US Airways, United and Continental all have regular non-stop commercial flights to the international airport in San Jose from their hubs in Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angelos, Phoenix, Chicago, and Houston.
More than 150 cruise ships dock each year in Costa Rica, stopping at Limon on the Caribbean coast, and at Puerto Caldera and Puntarenas on the Pacific coast.
Costa Rica, A Shining Star in Central America
Internationally known as a peaceful country, Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations in Central America. Its social stability, booming economy, ideal climate and government incentives have generated a massive inflow of tourists and investors enthusiastic about opportunities in real estate and business.
Costa Rica is the only country in Central America that does not have an army. Many years ago, the government abolished the military, allocating the funds to educating its people. The result of this policy is a 96% literacy rate and thousands of English-speaking Costa Ricans, making tourists and North American investors comfortable with everyday life.
The Sonesta Name Means Quality
Sonesta Jaco Resort will be managed by Sonesta Hotels & Resorts. For over 60 years, the company has owned, managed, designed, built and marketed hotels throughout the world. There are presently 26 Sonesta hotels and resorts around the world.
The individual condo hotel units at Sonesta Jaco Resort will feature elegant finishes like nine-foot ceilings and crown moldings. The units are sold unfurnished. But an affordable furniture package will be available.
Every condo hotel unit will have a private balcony, offering views of the Pacific Ocean or Costa Rica's rain forests.
They'll have gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and marble countertops in the bathrooms. They'll also have top-quality appliances and intelligent technology (easy Internet access, cable and satellite TV).
Each unit will include a private balcony with Jacuzzi and views of the Pacific Ocean and Costa Rica's tropical rain forests. Owners will have reserved parking spaces and access to individual storage.
The Sonesta Jaco Resort will feature contemporary architecture accented by lush tropical landscaping.
Look How Much Your Dollar Buys in Costa Rica
Costa Rica welcomes foreign investors, therefore visitors from all nationalities can be owners of property in Costa Rica and have the same rights as citizens.
A nice incentive for foreign investors is that Costa Rica has no capital gains tax. Property owners pay no taxes on profits from the sale of their property in Costa Rica (although they may have to pay capital gains taxes in their country of origin).
But probably the biggest benefit of buying property in Costa Rica is that your dollar goes much further than it would in the U.S.
The Sonesta Jaco Resort offers a wide variety of floor plans in one- and two-bedroom styles, all at affordable prices.
The prices at Sonesta Jaco Resort, for example, are far less than what you'd expect for a four-star resort of this quality.
You can choose from a variety of floor plans in one- and two-bedroom styles, ranging in price from $260,000 to $500,000. Also available are a few select four-bedroom penthouse units of 3,500 square feet priced at $1,200,000.
Sonesta Jaco Resort offers U.S. citizens an exclusive financing program through Costa Rican banks. It allows financing up to 80% of the property value.
So, if you're seriously considering a purchase, it's best to act quickly. Wake up, and smell the coffee!
Need More Information?
I've put together a comprehensive data sheet on Sonesta Jaco Resort as well as a Central America Second Homes Report. It will give you all the details on this exciting property plus additional renderings. To receive the data sheet and Central America Second Homes Report, you'll need to provide your full name and contact information in accordance with developer requirements.
TOLL FREE: 1-888-234-2296
Consider Central America for a Second Home
This is the first time we've featured a condo hotel in Costa Rica. But, I assure you, it won't be the last.
We at Condo Hotel Center have recognized the huge surge in buyers exploring opportunities in Costa Rica as well as in Panama and Mexico.
These three countries offer incredible value and top-quality developments. In other words, they represent a great opportunity for foreigners seeking a vacation home, retirement home or real estate investment.
For those reasons we've just launched our newest website. It's still in development, and we're adding content daily, but I encourage you to visit the site and see what properties are available.