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Our Purpose

Our purpose at Portasol Living is to preserve our tropical forest environment, and at the same time create an amazing place for residents to live and guests to vacation.

We strive to generate an experience of peace and tranquility amid the vitality of nature.

At Portasol Living we are deeply committed to social responsibility.

We believe in environmental conservation and living in harmony with nature, and guide our multicultural eco-friendly community with strict environmental principles.

We are members of important Costa Rican environmental organizations such as the National Chamber of Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism (CANAECO), the Costa Rica Natural Reserves Network, and the Titi Conservation Alliance that protects the endangered squirrel monkeys native to our coastal area.

In addition, we are founding members of the Toucans Ecological Club at our local Portalón Elementary School, which engages in activities like tree planting, recycling campaigns, and a hydroponic garden.

Portasol actively contributes to the social and economic welfare of our local communities in Portalón and Matapalo through fair employment, and communal and educational projects.

We participate in environmental education, reforestation, and the Costa Rica Ecological Blue Flag Program that protects the nation’s ecosystems.

We also are involved in the Association of Prevention and Peace of Quepos (COPAZA).

Awards earned by Portasol Living: Green Flag for water management; Ecological Blue Flag; and the Rene Frank Award of the Costa Rican Real Estate Chamber for Ecological Development and Tourism Destination.

Flora and Fauna

Portasol Living is a place where you wake up to the sounds of toucans and monkeys, and go to sleep listening to rivers and waterfalls.

Our Costa Rica sustainable real estate development hosts an abundance of biodiversity thanks to our location in a rainforest river valley between Costa Rica’s Central Pacific beaches and towering coastal mountains.

The crystal clear Portalón River borders one side of our 1,335 acres, while natural springs and waterfalls pour in from all sides of the narrow valley.

Portasol’s 200-acre nature reserve ties into a large biological corridor connecting three of the most well-known national parks in Costa Rica – Manuel Antonio, Corcovado, and Los Quetzales.

An incredible range of plant and animal species live in the area.

Using our camera trap network we have captured images and identified many of the animal species at Portasol Living.

Some examples of the biological richness at Portasol: white-faced capuchin monkeys, sloths, toucans and dozens of other bird species, a variety of frogs, agoutis, spotted pacas, collared peccaries, nine-banded armadillos, olingos, coatis, raccoons, pumas, ocelots and other wild cats.

To find out more, get our catalog of wildlife at Portasol Living. And follow us on YouTube to enjoy our videos.

 

 


Our Location in Paradise

Costa Rica is all about amazing nature, gorgeous landscapes of rainforest and beaches, and natural living in friendly communities.

Portasol Living’s extraordinary eco-friendly development is ideally positioned on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast where the rainforest meets the sea, where rivers and waterfalls flow freely, and the wildlife and vegetation amaze you every day.

We are located a few kilometers from Manuel Antonio National Park, Dominical Beach, the Ballena Marine National Park with its remarkable whale-watching, and other beautiful paradise beaches where sea turtles come to nest and you can relax under the shade of palm trees.

Moreover, Portasol is close to premium restaurants, the Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, modern healthcare facilities, and plenty of fun activities.

Miles of hiking and mountain biking trails crisscross our sustainable community, and our waterfalls feature beautiful natural swimming pools.

Hang out at the beach or go surfing just minutes away. Some of the best whitewater rafting in Costa Rica is right next door at the Savegre River, declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June 2017.

Portasol Living offers you the opportunity to share in our impressive location.

We have exceptional Costa Rica properties for sale and also vacation rentals.

Getting to Portasol Living is easy by car or by plane.

From San José to Portasol the driving distance is 196 km (122 miles) via Quepos and 177 km (110 miles) via Cartago.

It is 29 km (18 miles) from Portasol to Quepos, and only 18 km (11 miles) to Dominical.

Costa Rican domestic airlines, Sansa and Nature Air, offer several daily flights from San José to Quepos (approximate flying time is 20 minutes).

Our Costa Rica Nature Reserve

In 2002, when our family decided to conserve and develop our own land into a sustainable eco-friendly community, we knew we needed to protect the last intact sections of primary rainforest.

We set aside 200 acres (81 hectares) of virgin forest as a private nature reserve in Costa Rica, and we are protecting another 100 acres (40.5 hectares) of primary rainforest bordering the rivers. Legally registered as a private reserve, we are active members of the Costa Rica Natural Reserves Network.

Overall, Portasol Living protects 82% of our land as green space. Community areas that include parks, hiking trails and lookouts comprise 5% of our development.

Classified as humid tropical forest, our ecosystem contains jungle vegetation, mountains and small river systems that create a safe environment for hundreds of animals.

Our Costa Rica nature reserve joins one of the country’s most important biological corridors called the Paso de la Danta, or Passage of the Tapir.

The largest land mammals in Central and South America are an endangered species.

This vital corridor links three famous Costa Rica national parks: Manuel Antonio, Los Quetzales and Corcovado, with our Portasol nature reserve connecting in the middle.

The Savegre River Valley, very near to Portasol, is home to 20% of the country’s plants, 54% of its mammals and 59% of its bird species, and was recently named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

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