Lagunas del Baru is in the shape of an amphitheater in the mountains; only 6 kilometers from Dominical. The shape of the community offers those who live here cool breezes and exquisite ocean, mountain and valley views.

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Yet the area beaches, restaurants and shopping are very close. With the new road completed from Quepos to Dominical, it’s only a 30 minute drive to Manuel Antonio for lunch.

I always enjoy seeing the hectares of palm plantations along the way. San Isidro, one of the fastest growing towns in Costa Rica, is only 45 minutes away and offers even more shopping options.

Surrounded by several nature reserves (Guapil, Seabreeze Farms, Firestone and Baru) with hundreds of acres of wildlife corridors preserved for eternity, the tropical flora and fauna are plentiful. The ridges of the mountains form a natural aerodrome for the many birds.

The hawks and vultures glide gracefully in the thermals over the valley. The toucans and parrots gather in the trees along the ridge to plan the day’s events in the mornings and share their tales of their activities in the evening.

Sloths slowly make their way throughout the treetops while the monkeys and black squirrels are busy skittering here and there. Pizotes and coatis often jump out of the jungle and you will have the pleasure of watching the family of 9 cross the road.

The human inhabitants of Lagunas del Baru are just as varied as the animals.

It’s a great mix of Ticos, Europeans, and North Americans. There is a real sense of community. Last week a truck carrying harvested teak from the teak farm along the Lagunas road overturned at the sharp turn and blocked the road.

The neighborhood watch group got on the phones and let everyone know. It was a nice excuse to go the longer route to Hatillo and cross 10 streams along the way.

The residents are easy going and social group known to organize pot lucks, beach parties, quad rallies and impromptu cocktails to watch the soul inspiring sunsets. Or they’ll let you live in peace if that’s your preference.

The majority of homes are quietly situated off the road to ensure privacy for the owners and preserves the lush tropical scenery. There is a little something for everyone from lots, acreage, simple cabins, comfortable homes and million dollar estates.

Living in Costa Rica On The South Pacific Coast – Lagunas del Baru.

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