This 250 acre gated community in the mountains was inspired by the spectacular views from up high, ‘Altos’ in Spanish, and the Spanish Colonial architectural style of its houses is reminiscent of the city of Antigua in Guatemala; hence the name Altos de Antigua.
The development is located within the "Paso de Lapas" (way of the Macaw) Ecological Corridor and is just 20 minutes north of the Parque Nacional La Cangreja. This area is abundant with natural wildlife and is carefully developed so as not to disturb this natural resource.
Sitting at an altitude of 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) it has mild temperatures (18˚C to 30˚C, 65˚F to 85˚F) and soft, cool breezes year round.
Ideally located between San Jose and the Pacific Coast.
Altos de Antigua is conveniently located just over one hour from the outskirts of San José and from the international airport, and under two hours from beach towns such as Jaco, Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
Located in the hamlet of La Palma, it is on the paved portion of Highway 239 from San Jose, the capital city, to the Pacific coast.
The nearest town is Santiago de Puriscal, located 18 Kms. north-east on Highway 239, which has all amenities including a new state-of-the-art hospital.
Our exact location can be found on Google Maps (the green arrow), here if you have Google Earth, on this detailed Costa Rica Map, or at N 090 47.238' W 0840 23.370' on your GPS
The pond, gazebo and walking trails create a park like environment.
Check out Altos de Antigua if your criteria for choosing a location include:
• Beauty and serenity
• Being in the hills so you have cooler temperatures
• Proximity to both the Central Valley and to the Pacific beaches
• An uncrowded, non-touristic area
• Excellent roads and infrastructure within the development
• ‘Goldilocks distance’ from the nearest town, not too far, not too close
Top quality, well maintained roads and infrastructure.
One of the features the developers of Altos de Antigua are especially proud of is the quality of the roads within the community. The main roads are paved and have concrete ditches to manage the flow of water. Managing run-off is a critical success factor in any Costa Rican development.
The rest of the infrastructure is just as carefully planned, paying close attention to quality of construction as well as aesthetic appeal.
Entrance to each phase is through an attractive main gate, all of which are electronically keyed.
In addition to electrical and water services, wired telecommunications is also available. Internet speeds over the wire are such that you can enjoy video calls over SKYPE.
Enjoy worry free ownership with supervised maintenance.
The Altos de Antigua Community Association is in charge of maintaining and improving common amenities, with the purpose of increasing property values for all owners.
Your home and its grounds can also be maintained for you while you are away. This is a very important benefit for owners who choose to live here just a few months of the year. You could be spending summers back in your home country, or make extended visits to other parts of the world and have no worries at all about your home in Altos de Antigua. In fact, with managed rentals you could be earning an income while you are away.
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