A gated community is a form of residential community or housing estate containing strictly controlled entrances and often characterized by a closed perimeter of walls and fences. Some communities are really big and have inside sub-gated communities. Gated communities usually consist of small residential streets and include various shared amenities.
For smaller communities, such as El Tesoro, Pacific Residences and Catalina Cove, these amenities may include only common areas and security. For larger communities such as Reserva Conchal, Hacienda Pinilla and Mar Vista, it may includes a beach club, a common pool and many other amenities such as a golf course, hotel and restaurants or even a spa and sport center.
Unfortunately, there's a lot of robberies all over the country. It is Central America and locals that are less fortunate than others might be looking to get your belongings. The gated communities in Costa Rica have been created mainly to secure the owners with 24h security and control of people entering and going out. It became very popular amonst the expatriates and families of San Jose that wants to relocate and don't want to have the stress of leaving their homes when they are going in vacation. It also prevents squatters to take over the property if it's left without supervision for a long period of time. You can read more about squatter's right and long term renters in Costa Rica HERE.
Since it became so popular, the gated communities have expanded their amenities and offer so much more than security. Per example, Hacienda Pinilla and Reserva Conchal are beachfront golf and beach communities. Hacienda Pinilla is a stunning 4,500 acre property situated on Costa Rica's famous Gold Coast, with 3 miles of pristine beaches, tropical dry forests, nature reserves and riding trails. It also features a 18 holes professional golf course. Hacienda Pinilla is a real estate community that is perfect for individuals who desire property with the highest quality luxury and amenities in an unspoiled Costa Rican setting.
Reserva Conchal is a 2,600 acre community sitting on a pristine white sand beach. Reserva Conchal offers an outstanding 18 hole Reserva Conchal golf course - Ranked in Conde Nast's Top 25 International Golf Resorts 2011, a spectacular beachfront owners club with fitness center, pool, bar, restaurant and spa and a stunning five star Westin and W hotel. Reserva Conchal is perfect for individuals looking for a secure community in a convenient location.
- Tamarindo Preserve in PLAYA LANGOSTA: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/punta-san-francisco
- El Tesoro in PLAYA TAMARINDO: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/information-about/el-tesoro-real-estate
- Tamarindo Heights in PLAYA TAMARINDO: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/tamarindo-heights
- Residencias in PLAYA TAMARINDO: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/residencias-de-tamarindo (under construction)
- Hacienda Pinilla in PLAYA AVELLANAS: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/information-about/hacienda-pinilla-real-estate
- The Point in PLAYA AVELLANAS: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/the-point-playa-avellanas (under construction)
- Tierra Pacifica in PLAYA JUNQUILLAL: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/tierra-pacifica-sustainable-gated-community
- Rancho Playa Negra in PLAYA NEGRA: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/rancho-playa-negra
- Rancho Villa Real in VILLA REAL: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/information-about/rancho-villa-real
- Pacific Residences in VILLA REAL: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/pacific-residences-villa-real
- Loma Verde in SANTA ROSA: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/loma-verde-de-santa-rosa
- Las Ventanas in PLAYA GRANDE: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/las-ventanas-de-playa-grande
- Catalina Cove in PLAYA BRASILITO: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/catalina-cove
- Reserva Conchal in PLAYA CONCHAL: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/communities/reserva-conchal
- Mar Vista in PLAYA FLAMINGO: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/mar-vista-costa-rica
- Altos de Flamingo in PLAYA FLAMINGO: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/altos-de-flamingo-gated-community
- Las Catalinas in PLAYA DANTA: https://www.remax-oceansurf-cr.com/las-catalinas-costa-rica
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