Orotina literally means the “Pot of Gold”. Gold was mined in the hills around Orotina, and today the region’s gold is in fruit production – mango, oranges, and cashew nuts. The new attraction shall be the new international airport. Estimates to be built in 2026, the proposed airport shall be Costa Rica’s most important infrastructure investment in decades.
Orotina is at the cross roads to points north and south of the most important tourism destinations. The new Highway 27 is a 40 minute drive to Escazu; 30 minutes to Jaco; and 20 minutes to Caldera – the Pacific Coast’s main port and local tourist attraction. It is the county seat and offers all of life’s everyday necessities: groceries, bakeries, restaurants, fuel, pharmacies, and just friendly folk.
Cerro Coyote, as this property is knows, is located in Limonal, Alajuela. Cerro Coyote, also known as Cerro Alto is the highest point of the region. The hill towers over the Orotina Valley – where the new international airport complex shall be developed; ocean views towards the Baja Mar lowlands; views of the Central Valley to the east, and admires the majestic Cerro Turrucares and the colorful Carara National Park to the south west.
The property is 2.5 hectares or approximately 6.2 acres.
The lower entry is 190 feet lower than the Cerro Coyote hilltop view lot. The Guest House is approx. 90 feet lower than the hilltop site.
Cerro Coyote is a privileged location. The “Quinta” is a sanctuary. The site is just over 6 acres and enjoys varying degrees of slope and grade change which allow for multiple private home sites. The Guest House was built in 2011 and has witnessed a conversion of a cattle farm into a home.
The Guest House is a 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath home just over 2500 sq ft. It is oriented to take full advantage of the Central Valley (Paso del Oeste) view.
Inspired by Texas’ country homes it is built as an austere rustic 3-gabled farm house. The roof is a galvalume corrugated sheet metal that reflects heat and the sky.
The walls are structural insulated concrete panels offering an R-13 value. The roof and double aluminum faced, high insulation offer an R-19 value.
Inverter AC mini split units offer customized cooling capability and control. Double glazed PVC windows offer thermal as well as sound insulation.
Drinking water is supplied by the local ASADA and electric service is provided by ICE at the public street. Digital Cable TV and high speed internet are provided by Cabletica.
The 6 year old fruit trees are entering their best production years. you may boast of some of the best avocados, various species of lime, lemons, tangerine, and orange orchards, and other exotic fruits, such as the cancer fighting guanoabana (Soursop).
You may have to compete with macaws, toucans, iguanas and other colorful fauna for these flavorful treats. Birdwatching is a treat in the fruit and native tree groves orchards.
In addition to traditional crops such as mangos, the chef’s herd and spice garden produces very colorful crops. From spices to fruits all add color and flavor to life.
Additional crops includes “bread fruit”, bananas and plantains. Local labor is plentiful when additional muscle and local farming knowledge is required.
Take a brisk 20 minute walk in the property, feed your favorite pets; walk in the tree lined meadow, or take a ride in one of the area’s famed bike routes. Go to the beach. Have breakfast in your favorite spot in the terrace; meditate in admiration of majestic mountains; have lunch in famed local restaurants, or dine in style in Jaco or Los Sueños internationally know restaurants.
Cerro Coyote Lifestyle: It’s not just a roof over your head…the home is placed on an east west axis to avoid direct sunlight, but embracing passive ventilation and breathtaking, custom made panoramic views.
The lawns, the north facing glass walls and the terrace provide the perfect background to share with friends, soak in the views. Relax!
…the field stones were collected on-site and dry stacked to support the garden and retaining walls…the house fits naturally in/on the site.
Simple designed to blend. Simple use of materials and inspired by Costa Rican and Texas rural architecture. Deep 4 foot overhangs and large openings provide shading, balanced natural light, and shelter from the tropical rain.
13 foot vaulted ceilings in bedrooms, and 16′ in the great room. The fans complement the split AC system. The inverter units provide personalized and zoned cooling. Pick a spot.
The future Cerro Coyote House is designed to fully engage with it’s environment and the simply awesome, wow moments – from daybreak to sunset. The views are beyond compare – mountain, valley and ocean views. And they can be yours.
All terraces/decks are cantilevered over the hill to add drama and privacy. Dedicated interior garden and outdoor showers – in-suite bathrooms that spill into these interior gardens. The pool deck / outdoor kitchen and stone steps connect the bedroom, kitchen and great rooms “volumes” – which offer transparency and openness through glazed sliding doors – which blend exterior and interior living spaces.
It’s nearly 4,000 sq ft.: it’s conceived to have a master suite and mater bathroom suite (spa); two twin guest rooms / in-suite bathrooms; pool / powder room; outdoor kitchen / bar; open great room, gourmet kitchen and butler’s pantry; laundry. 3 car garage and workshop below. Plans are available to buyer.