When the mountains are calling, you must go! We would like to introduce you to Las Colinas de La Luisa (The Hills of La Louisa). This new private community is perfect for those of us who were made to live in the mountains. The community sits at an elevation of 5,350 ft. above sea-level bringing a sense of being in the mile-high state of Colorado to Costa Rica. The active outdoor lifestyle here is also reminiscent of a Colorado lifestyle – from long biking treks through mountain passes, backpacking trips to wild rivers, day trips to nearby waterfalls, and the drive to get back in tune with nature that provides an overall sense of well-being.
Mountain living is made for the active and for the laid-back. If sporting activities aren’t your thing, then kick back with a good book and enjoy the view. The community features epic mountain and valley views that stretch out to Volcano Poás, Volcano Barva, and Volcano Irazú on the horizon. At night you can warm yourself by a fire and watch the view transform as the city lights sparkle below from Grecia all the way to Cartago. Only an hour from the San Jose International airport, Las Colinas de La Louisa is a wonderful place to build your Costa Rican vacation getaway or live full-time in your dream home right in the heart of Costa Rica Coffee Country!
Enjoy trail hiking to nearby botanical gardens
Take morning tours of the private coffee plantation
Mountain bike to nearby waterfalls (Bajo del Toro is unforgettable)
Take leisurely road bike treks through the mountain passes that lead to quaint mountain villages
Take multi-day camping trips to several national parks in the area.
Enjoy cultural excursions to the cities of Sarchi, Grecia, San Jose, and Zarcero
Multiple private bilingual schools in the area
Medical services are minutes from the property and large hospitals in Grecia and San Jose
1 hour to SJO International Airport
Comfortably cool mountain climate
Within 5 km of Sarchi
Within 20 minutes to the city Grecia
The Specifics of “Las Colinas de La Luisa” Home Sites
The entire community is comprised of over 150 acres with over 25 acres dedicated to maintaining a high-end coffee farm with private hiking trails leading to a beautiful river. With oversized homesites, you will have space to build the home of your dreams with land to spare so you will not be right on top of your neighbor. Here are the basics details for the community:
There are 60 residential lots, 2 commercial lots, and two mixed-use lots.
Residential lot sizes start at 1.25 acres and go up to 4 acres. Lot prices start at $75,000 to $150,000.
Oversized lots on gently sloping terrain allow for maximum usability
ASADA water supply
Smooth internal roads with excellent drainage
The property is south facing, so wind and solar energy will be utilized.
Paved road to the property (easy access.)
A Unique Opportunity to Live At a Historic Location In Costa Rica
What was once a famous coffee farm and mill in the town of Sarchi de Grecia, the La Luisa property has left a lasting impact on the area. Finca La Luisa was founded in 1854 by one of the men who helped form some of the original neighborhoods in San Jose. Coffee was first planted in the early 20th century, and that’s when the coffee variety “Villa Sarchi” was first discovered.
Coffee only grows in certain climates and at certain elevations which is what made Sarchi such a great place for Finca La Luisa to create their lasting empire. At this elevation, you get a consistent high of 75°F and a low of 50°F (high 25°C and low 10°C)—you get a perfect cool climate without the harsh cold winter that typically comes with living in the mountains. The farm in its prime was over 1000 hectares (over 2400 acres) and has been reduced over time to fit the needs of the community and property owner.
Now, the vision for a portion of the farm is to become one of the newest and most exclusive mountain communities outside of San Jose. In honor of its rich heritage, the community has been aptly named, “Las Colinas de La Luisa” and a portion of the community will continue to operate as a private coffee farm to keep the spirit of the property alive.
Conveniently Close to the Cities of Grecia, Sarchi, San Jose, and Unforgettable Natural Attractions
Las Colinas de La Luisa is centrally located in the very heart of Costa Rica itself, perched high in the mountains where rivers are born and practically equidistant from the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans. Trips to either coast are no problem and this is the perfect "home base" to explore all of Costa Rica. However, you do not need to travel far at all as this area itself is stunningly beautiful and conveniently located within an hour from Juan Santamaria International Airport. The location of this community is absolutely perfect for anyone looking for a healthy country lifestyle but desires the conveniences of city living nearby.
Sarchi de Grecia, the village the community is located above, is known for oxcart making and furniture making. The village has lots of history in how it has positively impacted the Costa Rican agriculture community over the past century – through building colorful oxcarts for various farms (visit the annual oxcart parade to immerse yourself in the Costa Rican culture), building custom-made high-quality furniture, and introducing the world to a new variety of coffee.
In Sarchi, you will find churches, farmer's markets, corner stores, and typical restaurants. The village has all of the amenities for your everyday life. 15 minutes down the road will take you into the bigger city of Grecia which is where you will find your “big city amenities” such as sports clubs, malls, spas, and some of the best medical resources the country has to offer.
As you travel over the backside of the property, you can find yourself completely immersed in nature. With multiple National Parks available at your backdoor, you can take day trips to beautiful mountain passes, visit an endless array of majestic waterfalls with swimming holes, lounge beside gorgeous rivers, go horseback riding through green meadows, or even hike up to the top of a volcano!
This is the very essence of Costa Rica Coffee Country and you can own a piece of it for yourself at affordable asking prices that won't break the bank. Contact us to arrange a private tour and to learn more about this wonderful opportunity.