Sunset view from our rancho

We can build a rancho on your lot also if you’re interested. This one rests above our house and has amazing ocean views and views of San Buenas Golf Resort located next door.

Nick Halverson
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Las Villas de San Buenas
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Prices, masterplan, location, clients

Prices, home designs and financing information

We recently added some new home designs (furniture packages coming soon) that you may be interested in. We have beautiful home designs available for only $75,000 – which means

Home for sale

Without pool available for $75,000… a little more with the pool.

that for less than $100,000 you can have your dream home in Costa Rica + a beautiful mountain view lot. These lots are easily accessible and only 1 mile from the Costanera Highway.

Download a full packet here.

Contact us about all of the great benefits about owning in Las Villas de San Buenas:

  1. Easy access
  2. Safe
  3. Parks and 20 acre protected jungle onsite
  4. Wildlife seen daily
  5. Close to medical care (about 5 minutes)
  6. Close to four beaches (15 minutes)
  7. Next door to San Buenas Golf Resort
  8. 15 minutes to regional airport
  9. Close to ziplines, deep sea fishing, SCUBA and more!
  10. It’s paradise!

Come find out for yourself! We will help you plan your trip! Up to $1,500 travel reimbursement available for qualifying purchases.

Sunset at Las Villas de San Buenas

Sunset from Las Villas de San Buenas

San Buenas Costa Rica New Information 3D home design

We recently updated the information packet for Las Villas de San Buenas. It now includes a 3D rendering of our next home to be built as well as some new photos of wildlife, toucans and

San Buenas Toucans

Toucans talking in Las Villas de San Buenas

fruit that are found in the Osa, Costa Rica project.

To view/download the information please visit this link.

Memberships are still available for San Buenas Golf Resort and Ballena Beach Club. Those two are optional add ons for any lot owner in Las Villas de San Buenas.

Nature Air named an overall winner in Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards

We always recommend that clients fly from San Jose to Palmar Sur regional airport when visiting The Village of San Buenas for the first time. Nature Air recently received an international award from Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Nature Air has daily flights to and from San Jose (Pavas) and Palmar Sur.

The Costa Rica-based airline was acknowledged for comprehensive efforts to compensate for its carbon emissions and social initiatives to promote education and the general welfare in the regions they operate. Nature Air received award from Conde Naste Travler

“Our efforts are aimed at raising the standard of living in the destinations we fly to, while offering an exceptional experience to our passengers” said Alex Khajavi, Founder and CEO of Nature Air. “Awards like World Savers help confirm that we are on the right track, and strengthen a growing community of socially responsible industry pioneers that are on the same path.”
Nature Air offsets 100 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions by subsidizing reforestation and conservation of tropical forests in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. Nature Air purchases carbon credits from the government’s National Forestry Financing Fund (FONAFIFO), run by the Ministry of the Environment (MINAET). In addition, Nature Air fuels all ground equipment and vehicles with bio-diesel (a mix of recycled vegetable and cooking oils), collected from airline employees and local restaurants. It’s estimated this biodegradable fuel will reduce roughly 560 tons of CO2 emissions per year.nature air logo
Nature Air also funds a social and educational initiative called the Nature Kids Foundation. Nature Kids aims to provide English education to the communities Nature Air serves. The program has developed two schools, one in Santa Ana and the other in Drake Bay, with the goal of expanding to the rest of the airline’s main destinations. Nature Kids’ students range from elementary age to adults. They learn practical English skills for educational advancement and application in the tourism industry, which dominates regional economies where the schools are located.While some members of the tourism industry have battled tough economic times, Nature Air has continued to grow through eco-friendly cost-cutting strategies. Nature Air continues to invest in its sustainable tourism programs and has increased profits by 22% since 2003.

Alex Khajavi has been invited to speak on a guest panel at the 2010 CNT World Savers Congress on Oct. 20 in Singapore along with representatives from fellow winners: Abercrombie & Kent, Royal Caribbean, Grand Hyatt, and the small Costa Rican hotel chain Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality. He, along with other honorees of the World Savers, will introduce to the heads of the tourism industry – collectively the world’s largest industry at $7 trillion in revenue this year – a range of resources to help them implement more effective and sustainable programs.

Nature Air is the world’s first certified carbon neutral airline and the fastest growing regional airline in Central America. Since its inception in 2000, NatureAir has grown from flying 18,000 passengers annually to more than 140,000 in 2008. Nature Air offers charted flights and 74 daily scheduled flights to 17 destinations in Costa Rica and Panama.

About the Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards

The Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards are awarded annually to travel companies from around the world for their leadership in social responsibility in the areas of cultural and environmental preservation, education, wildlife conservation, poverty alleviation and health initiatives . An independent panel of 22 judges, leaders from the travel industry and non-governmental organizations, rated airlines, small hotel chains, large hotel chains, city hotels, small lodges and resorts, large lodges and resorts, tour operators and cruiselines against their peers.

The Village of San Buenas: Presentation

Click on the link to download information about Costa Rica real estate and The Village of San Buenas real estate development.

The Village of San Buenas Presentation

Costa Rica Message from Management Oct 2009

nick2 The last couple of months have been very busy in Costa Rica, Sol Property Group and The Village of San Buenas. I’ll highlight a few events that were very memorable.

August
Back in August I spent a day with Rodrigo Arias (Costa Rican Secretary of State), Jorge Eduardo Sanchez (Deputado or “Senator”), Rosibel Madrigal (Mayor of San Isidro) and Hanz Cruz (Deputy Mayor of San Isidro). I spent the day taking photos, attending a private lunch with 50 business owners and executives from some of the country’s largest banks and largest companies. The event was to announce government loans for farmers of mora, coffee and sugar cane in the area.

Rodrigo Arias, Dept. Jorge Eduardo Sanchez, Nick Halverson

Rodrigo Arias, Dept. Jorge Eduardo Sanchez, Nick Halverson

Ribbon cutting event at new bridge outside San Isidro

Ribbon cutting event at new bridge outside San Isidro

Later a group of us jumped into a handful of cars, including the security detail, and drove to several new bridges for “ribbon-cutting” events. At each bridge Secretary of State Arias and Rosibel each made a small speech. Click here to see photos of this event. It was a great day and culminated in a BBQ at Tres Jotas new meat processing plant in San Isidro. It was the best ‘carne’ (meat) I’ve had in Costa Rica. 

September
We had a honeymooning couple from the United States spend a week in/around The Village of San Buenas. They had never left the United States before so I was

 hoping they would enjoy Costa Rica as much as I did. I needn’t worry. They had a blast! They enjoyed whale watching (they saw three), eating at various

A beautiful day in September 2009, San Isidro del General, Costa Rica

A beautiful September day in San Isidro del General, Costa Rica

restaurants and watching (and hearing the howler monkeys!) all of the beauty the zone has to offer. They are already planning their next visit in 2011.

I drove on the highway from Dominical to Quepos—wow! What a difference! They are close to finishing the entire stretch with approximately 2 miles to finish paving and the installation of two bridges. I believe they will easily hit their December 31, 2009 target date. What used to take up to two hours is now an enjoyable, easy 45 minute drive. When completed it will be around 35 minutes.

October
I still believe that Costa Rica’s rainy season (September – October) is one of the most overrated ‘non-event’ in Costa Rica. Generally speaking the mornings are very beautiful with 5:30 am sunrises and the afternoon showers start around 2:30 pm. It is the coolest time of year to visit and the number of tourists is very low as well. Don’t overlook visiting next October. I think you will be pleastantly surprised.

Village of San Buenas
Demand for the Village of San Buenas continues to increase. The last 90 days have been very busy with numerous lot sales and with water and electricity now available in certain areas of the project we have seen an increase in demand. We are planning on raising prices December 1, 2009. If you have every thought about visiting The Village of San Buenas, in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica, or if you have every thought of owning Costa Rica real estate now is a great time to act.

  • We have updated our masterplan to give a better representation of the beautiful development. Check it out here.
  • We have added a link to over 300 photos in Flickr. Check out the photos here – don’t forget to click on the Flickr logo to see them all.
  • 3749387103_25a3c5cc7dWe have installed the first set of electrical poles and 1,000 meters of electricity lines on “main street”. Now in the evening you can see the development lit up by the street lights. Given all of the new laws and regulations regarding developments, this is a great feeling to get accomplished. Click here for more photos
  • We have planted over 300 new plants, flowers and shrubs.
  • We have a professional agronomist making weekly visits to oversee the planting and re-seeding of the development.

Costa Rica
Costa Rica continues to make tremendous progress in terms of infrastructure improvements.

  • There is continued dialog regarding the new international airport in the Southern zone. I believe it is still five years away from becoming a reality, but I will send an update immediately if anything changes.
  • The government will begin construction on a large hydro-electric project starting in the next twelve months that will generate 608 Megawatts of electricity – enough to power over 480,000 homes. In a country of 4.3 million people (not homes) this is a huge project and is projected to become operational in 2016. This project is located approximately 10 miles from your project.
  • The road from Dominical to Quepos is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2009. I drove on it on September 20th and it was amazing. What used to take between 90 – 120 minutes only took 45 minutes. When the final four miles are completed and the last two bridges are replaced it should take approximately 35 minutes. This will completely open up the Southern zone of Costa Rica. I feel that it will increase demand of this region of the country. Up to this point most visitors rarely made it south of Quepos.
  • The highway between San Jose and Jaco is scheduled for completion in fall 2010.
  • The airport in Liberia (Guanacaste) is getting a $35 million facelift.
  • San Jose International Airport (SJO) is now being managed by an investment group out of Houston. It is currently under an expansion plan.

Sol Property Group
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If you ever thought about visiting Costa Rica or buying real estate in Costa Rica now is a great time. We have lots starting at $19,900, condos starting at $75,000 and houses starting at $89,900. Now is the time to act. Also, The Village of San Buenas is going to be raising prices December 1 – lock in your savings today!

Sincerely,
Nick Halverson

Welcome to Las Villas De San Buenas: Affordable Costa Rica Real Estate

Las Villas de San Buenas is the perfect affordable Costa Rica real estate development in Osa (south pacific region located between Ojochal and Palmar Norte) for those looking to experience the best of what Costa Rica has to offer. We fell we have one of the safest retirement-communities-costa-rica offers in the southern zone.

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150 acre Costa Rica development

To download a PDF full of information click here.

It’s location in the Osa peninsula region (South Pacific) of Costa Rica puts residence of the community in the heart of Costa Rica’s incredible wildlife. When you live in Las Villas de San Buenas you get the perfect combination of beautiful, natural wildlife, incredible sunsets and every day amenities. There has been no better time than now to buy!

Affordable Costa Rica Real Estate

Las Villas de San Buenas offers an affordable solution to retiring abroad, owning a second home in paradise or as an investment. With lots starting as low as $19,900 this Costa Rica Real Estate development is a must see.

The master plan includes numerous parks, green areas and a hiking trail into the jungle that is located on the property. There are a variety of lot types including ocean views, riverfront and mountain views and a variety of lot sizes.

Be sure to visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sanbuenas

Our owners have two options that no other single development can offer:

1) Ownership in the Ballena Beach Club. More information on the Ballena Beach Club . The Ballena Beach Club is located approximately 15 minutes from Las Villas de San Buenas and offers owners private showers, secure storage of valuables, swimming pools and a full restaurant and bar, for your day at the beach.

2) Golf course memberships at San Buenas Golf Resort which is located right next door to Las Villas de San Buenas

Las Villas de San Buenas, Costa Rica

Mountain views from lot 9 in Las Villas de San Buenas

Las Villas de San Buenas

Come visit and stay or rent our house