The city of Santa Maria de Dota in Costa Rica is a rudimentary Tico town spread out around the church, plaza, and school. Secluded hillside villas with breathtaking mountain views are scattered around the area and are a superb option for those wishing to connect to the natural environment. Santa Maria de Dota is a shining example of "Old World" Costa Rica, where everyone greets you on the street.
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Also known as Zona Santa, or Los Santos Zone, this region of redolent coffee plantations and cool cloud forests is noÂt exactly a destination, but rather a collection of highland villages at the heart of relaxed, rural Costa Rica. They famously bear sainted names: San Pablo de Leon Cortes, Santa Maria de Dota, San Marcos de Tarrazu, San Cristobal Sur, San Gerardo de Dota.
Living in Los Santos is really easy going as your daily shopping needs can be met in Santa Maria de Dota but a weekly trip to Cartago (45 minutes) or San Jose (an hour or so) takes care of any specialty needs you may have. It's a fabulous place with a fantastic climate and a wonderful pace of life. You really must see property in Los Santos it to fully appreciate it. At GoDutch Realty, we offer you small farms for sale; middle sized farms for sale, quintas (weekend hide-out) and homes. Some of those farms for sale are for leisure and others are crop farms.
Property in Los Santos is generally very well priced, if you know where to look. That iÂs why I am sure you will hire me, as I know the locals and speak their language as well as yours.
I enjoy the contact with the locals as they see me as one of theirs (almost) as that is what makes living in Los Santos so interesting.
I am your expert Los Santos real estate agent who will help you find the property of your dreams and will help you get going in your new home or farm in Los Santos.
We have all these beautiful country homes in Los Santos listed for you and it is easy to organize a tour so you can see them all.
Birders flock to this area, no pun intended. The area around San Gerardo de Dota and the Cerro de la Muerte, especially, are famed for attracting high-altitude species. The elusive quetzal is such a celebrity in these parts that they named a national park after him ÂCosta Ricas newest Parque Nacional Los Quetzales.
The Quetzal National Park is over 5000 hectares (12,350 acres) in size. And encompasses three types of rain forests and 14 ecosystems. Dota also contains Los Santos Forest Reserve, Paramo Wildlife Refuge and Cerro Las Vueltas Biological Reserve.So bird watchers and nature lover, feel free to give us a call to look at properties for sale in the Los Santos area.
Another important reason to look at Los Santos real estate is that the climate in this area is nothing short of amazing! Being close to the continental divide, the air currents from the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean interact such that the area receives more sun and less rain than many of the surrounding areas. And, being at an elevation of about 6,000 feet, the area always enjoys a Spring-like climate year-round (being so close to the equator, there is very little temperature variation throughout the year here). The temperatures generally range from about 75Âº during the day to 57Âº at night...year-round. But the natural beauty alone is enough of an attraction.
Nature enthusiasts will marvel at the plethora of hummingbird and woodpeckers, whose buzzing and hard labor fills the forest air. Around 200 bird species inhabit the misty forests, including tanagers and of course, resplendent quetzals, who mate during the first months of the year. Also, peccaries and coyotes scurry around the beautiful, dense forests full of moss covered oaks and tropical plant species. Innumerable insect species populate these marvelous ecosystems that await you.
Anglers will be delighted to know that trout fishing on the Savegre River (Rio Savegre) and nearby area is a popular hobby.
The wild Savegre flows into the Pacific Ocean, south of Manuel Antonio National Park, which can be reached as a day trip.Â Other delightful activities include ATV tours to the compelling Naranjo Waterfalls and coffee tours which conclude with a mandatory taste test.
The majority of the people living in Los Santos live from agriculture. Small farms dot the mountainsides growing all sorts of crops from lettuce, potatoes, broccoli, mustard, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and much more. You can find apple, peach, plum and avocado orchards. Blackberries, raspberries and even blueberries grow both wild and are cultivated. Dairy farms are spread throughout the area. Fresh cheese is made daily in many households. Dota Coffee is renown across the planet and large coffee plantations are seen along the roadside everywhere.
GoDutch Realty is the Los Santos real estate expert and we offer real estate in Los Santos to those who are looking for a laid back lifestyle away from the city.
I am your Los Santos real estate agent and my wife and I love living in Los Santos ourselves. I know the real estate in Los Santos area and Santa Maria de Dota very well and communicate well with the locals.
So if you are looking to buy a property in Los Santos or looking to purchase farms in Los Santos, give me a call or send me an email. I can also show you a good choice of homes in Los Santos as Los Santos real estate is my specialty.
For any investment in Los Santos, I can recommend checking back with me as I have many crop farms for sale in Santa Maria de Dota and surrounding areas. Fortunately we have not yet any need for gated communities in Santa Maria de Dota as security is still as laid back as it was in the Central Valley and San Jose 25 years ago.
If you are looking to retire to Costa Rica and get away from the busy pace of the cities, looking for an area where you can bring tourists, want to live in a sustainable community or hope to become self-sufficient, then this area does deserve a harder look. We offer farms in Los Santos Costa Rica for sale. I hope to see you soon and be able to show you around my area.
To be able to see all these homes in Los Santos, these beautiful farms in Los Santos and any other property in Los Santos, click here and you will find a wide range of real estate in Los Santos. Give me a call whenever it suits you and I will be at your service.
If you have any questions about Los Santos and surrounding areas, feel free to email me.
Contact Tony Warren
Telephone (506) 2541-3095
Cell phone 8866-5985