Vista Hermosa - Puntarenas

ARCHITECTURAL RESOURCE AFFILIATES, LLC  plans to purchase approximately 20 acres in the province of Puntarenas on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Our proposal is to design and build four to five Eco friendly homes to be sold as part of a condominium development. 

 Each property will be individually owned, but the access roads and majority of the land surrounding each will be preserved and controlled by the association providing maintenance free access roads and well kept native landscaping.  The cornerstone of this development is the unparalleled 180 plus degree ocean view of white water crashing waves of the verdant  southern coast.  Each owner will be assured that his spectacular view will remain unobstructed.

The Required engineering for this project was started in May of 2008. We will be adhering to the new stricter land regulation requirements that have been recently enacted by the Costa Rican government. We will follow the new guidelines for reforestation to make this project a carbon neutral environment - one of the major aims of Costa Rica in the coming years. It is our intent to make this development a “Showcase” example of a minimum environmental impact development.

We propose utilizing sustainable building materials. Much of the timber and bamboo will come from the adjacent 100 acre farm. The houses will be designed to take advantage of natural ventilation from the almost constant breezes coming off the Pacific Ocean.

Part of the property contains old growth forest with many tropical hardwoods towering over 100 feet high.  You will be simply amazed by the bio-diversity found here in the forest.  Expect to live among colorful toucans and butterflies, howler and white-faced monkeys, sloths, and many other native species.

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Access to Historic Costa Rica:

From our site you will have access to a 100 acre neighboring property that is the epitome of Costa Rican tropical ecology.  An 8 minute hike down the mountain and you will find the original “Trapiche” or sugar grinding and processing mill, as well as the old “homestead” that was occupied from 1945 until 1999. Another few minutes downhill you finally reach a series of breathtaking waterfalls spilling into clear almost bottomless pools! This is the awesome landscape that “Disney” tries to imitate, but here it is one of mother nature’s finest creations.

Vista Hermosa is only 7 minutes to a pristine public beach. In Uvita, the fastest growing commercial center on the Costa Ballena, there are fully stocked grocery stores, banks, a pharmacy, salon, health clinic, veternarian, hardware store, fresh organic vegetable and fruit market, and many restaurants. Not far away is the surfing and resort area of Playa Dominical.

Our design team will be formulating individual designs for each site during the next few months.  All interested parties contact us at  Thank you.

Terry G. Green, Architect