Camaronal, Costa Rica (SOLD)

An architecturally designed and built off-grid solar home in the Costa Rican jungle.


An architecturally designed and built off-grid solar home in the Costa Rican jungle, the property sits on 5 hectares (12.3 acres) surrounded by tropical forests, bordered by seasonal streams, and is across the road from Rio Mora. The living quarters include three structures connected by covered walkways. The 2-story main house features an open-air living room, dining room and kitchen on the top floor, with a garage, storage area, and workshop below, each at 1100 square feet. The master bedroom suite features a sitting area, bathroom, and walk in closet, and the guest bedroom suite has a laundry room, mechanical room, and half bath. Both suites are 640 square feet each.

The property includes a 22,000 gallon, 15 x 44 foot swimming pool with Pebble Tech Finish, SunPumps DC pump with 4 dedicated Schott 225 solar panels, and a StaRite Crystal Flow 2 sand filter. The home comes completely furnished, including artwork as well as the family Land Rover.

The house also features a state of the art electrical/mechanical system, including 48-volt stand alone solar system with a SMA Sunny Island 4248U Off Grid Inverter, Outback FlexMax 80 Charge Controller, Outback PSX-240 Auto Transformer, 9 Schott Poly 225 Module Panels, and 8 Trojan 6 volt L16RE-B batteries. Kitchen and laundry appliances are made by Gaggenau and Bosch.

There is a private, 50-meter-deep, bored and cased well with official government registration. It comes with a Grundfos Submersible DC pump with controller, 4 dedicated solar panels, two 1100-gallon elevated water storage tanks, and a solar hot water flat plate collector with 50-gallon storage tank.



The property is located near El Carmen, on the Nicoya Peninsula of the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and sits ten minutes behind the coastal ridge of Playa Camaronal, which is a National Turtle Reserve and an uncrowded surf spot. The break is south facing and consistently world-class year round.

The home is 1.2 kilometers from El Carmen (population 25), which features a restaurant. It is 2.2 kilometers to Estrada, which has a grocery store, restaurant, and bar. Puerto Carillo, which features a beautiful, palm-lined beach, is 6 kilometers away and has groceries and a great Argentinian grill. 15 kilometers from the home is Samara, a popular tourist town with beachside restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and banks. It is 50 km to Nicoya, a small city, and 50 km south of Nosara, a world-famous surf town.


$800,000 USD (includes Land Rover)

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