Unique Sustainable Riverfront Lodge
This property is a leader in the Costa Rican tourism industry, operating since 1989, and has established itself as a world-renowned destination that offers a luxury boutique hotel experience immersed in the country's coffee culture. The property is located in the mountain community of Santa Barbara de Heredia, approximately 20 minutes from the international airport, offering convenient access for visitors while maintaining a sense of arriving at a beautiful escape.
The property consists of 12 buildings with a total of 14 unique villas, suites, and studios, each with its own character and decorated by the owners, who are a professional artist and a passionate landscaper. The property is surrounded by manicured paths that allow guests to meander through nature and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the environment, including over 140 species of birds.
One of the property's highlights is its farm-to-table restaurant, which celebrates Costa Rican cuisine and offers a dining experience that starts in their own organic coffee farm, greenhouse, orchard, and gardens. The restaurant is known for its traditional recipes, fresh ingredients, and cultural influences, and offers breathtaking views of the city below. The property also offers authentic tours, including coffee tours and cuppings, cultural highlights, bird watching, white water rafting, and volcano tours, providing guests with a wide range of experiences.
The property has a strong commitment to sustainability and is certified by the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), a Costa Rican program that recognizes responsible and sustainable tourism. Efforts towards sustainability include reducing the property's impact, prioritizing conservation and regeneration, promoting education and training, and being involved in the local community to stimulate the local economy.
The property has received numerous accolades, including being listed as one of Fodor's Best 100 Hotels in the World and a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World. It is known for its architecture, luxury, and art, with murals, original artwork, and local crafts enriching its design. The property offers a unique and compelling opportunity for qualified registered parties to take over the turnkey operation, expand in various ways, and continue the legacy of sustainable, authentic, cultural, and gastronomical experiences.
In summary, this property is a family inn deeply rooted in hospitality, community, and the environment, offering a unique and authentic experience in the Costa Rican coffee culture. It has a strong commitment to sustainability, a history of strong financials (10%+ ROI), and a reputation as a world-class boutique hotel. With its unique features, awards, and potential for expansion, it presents an opportunity for potential buyers to carry on the legacy of this exceptional property.
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