Today, Puerto Jiménez is a vital center of commerce for the peninsula. Puerto Jimenez is home to the regional airport connecting the Peninsula with all of the main destinations in Costa Rica and is located next to the town. Most of the residents and businesses in the Matapalo and Carate area have some office presence in town and purchase supplies and fuel here. Puerto Jimenez as a staging point for the Osa offers many advantages. Puerto Jimenez is centered geographically on the peninsula, reducing driving time for those interested in the Drake area of the peninsula as well as Matapalo or Carate.
While traditional tourism is a mature industry in Puerto Jimenez an enormous contribution to the economy comes from expatriate residents in the form of investment and development in real estate and commercial enterprise. Nevertheless, there remains a strong agricultural industry in the cattle, rice, and African palm sectors. The Osa is one of the rare places in the world with the climate and topography, coincidentally, to support three annual harvests of rice, a ready-cash crop. The Golfo Dulce is also a magnet for sport fishermen, as this large gulf is home to several species of fish that will push the skills of even the most experienced anglers to their limit.
LA CHOSA DE MANGLAR is a Tropical Boutique Hotel operation consisting of 18 various sized rooms located in 4 separate building structures offering unique options to fit any sized group. The accommodation units are aptly named after the types of flora and fauna found on the property. There is the main building La Chosa de Manglar, the Kinkajou Hut, the Osa Family Hut and the Palapa Hut, each with its own unique flavor and use. The operational style of this boutique property can accommodate many different scenarios to provide accommodations for hotel clients. La Chosa de Manglar has a main reception area, restaurant, large dining area, events area, bar, gardens and plenty of walking paths including boardwalks that take you through and over nature’s incredible mangroves on the property. The Hotel is only a five-minute walk to downtown Puerto Jimenez and located only 150 meters from the airport and 300 meters from the beach. You are guaranteed to see wildlife such as Scarlet Macaws, Monkeys, Toucans, Tanagers, Coati Mundos and Kinkajou. This is Turn Key operation – All Administration and Marketing in place - Financing is available.
The Las Lapas Beach Property has incredible potential for development due to its large beach front location and a 20-year concession with development rights. Opportunities for a Fishing Camp, Sailing School, Hotel, Lodge, Resort or Residential Development are just a few of the possibilities. Land is bordered on each side by a river and boasts 107 meters of incredible beach front that is only accessible from this property. The property has a private entrance road minutes from the main highway to Puerto Jimenez and is also accessible by boat from the gulf. Attached and adjacent to the beach frontage property is a large tract of land that can be developed in a number of different construction scenarios. Play Juanito Mora is home to countless species of local flora and fauna, and over half of this exceptional property is sculpted into a tropical paradise with expansive grass lawns, teak trees, and a stunning variety of ornamentals. The entire property is a paradise. This private hideaway includes an 800 ft² ocean side cabina (sleeps 2 + comfortably) is fully equipped and is completely functional for either short or long term stays. THE VALUE IS IN THE POTENTIAL TO DEVELOP.