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Think of a raw diamond in the midst of being cut, with several facets how shining brilliantly, and you have the Southern Pacific. This region from Dominical south, especially along the Pacific coast to Palmar Norte, and then to Golfito and Puerto Jiménez on either side of the Golfo Dulce, and further south to the border with Panama, offers some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery. The new coastal highway has brought a recent influx of expats, and with them attractive new
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communities, many with spectacular ocean views, in and above Uvita, Ojochal and Coronado, providing the chance to buy homes in Costa Rica, along with modern amenities, excellent hotels and fine dining, plus some wonderful ecotours. For those who enjoy underwater sports, Caño Island, 12 miles off the coast, offers Galapagos-class scuba diving and snorkeling.
The Southern Pacific’s Osa Peninsula is one of the most remote, most spectacular and wildest regions in the country.It is one of the last places in Costa Rica to be settled. National Geographic magazine called the peninsula, and especially Corcovado National Park, ‘the most biologically intense place on earth’, because of the incredible abundance and variety of wildlife, both its ancient tropical forests and its surrounding marine environment, such as the Furuno Bank, a secret favorite of many anglers.
Whale watching is a favorite pastime all along the Southern Pacific coast, as pods of these incredible marina animals languish, feed and frolic in public view. Attractive ecolodges and wonderful day and multi-day eco-tours of Corcovado National Park are available out of both Puerto Jiménez and Drake Bay at the mouth of the Sierpe River. Puerto Jiménez has also become home to an increasing number of expats, and is an attractive option for those seeking to buy real estate in Costa Rica.
The old banana port of Golfito on the eastern side of Golfo Dulce is now going through somewhat of a renaissance. The real estate market is flourishing, as many seek to buy homes and building lots with beachfront and waterfront access. This area of the Southern Pacific is attracting both permanent residents from outside the country,
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general tourists and especially anglers, who have come to enjoy the best offshore/inshore saltwater fishing combination in all of Costa Rica. Further south, just before the Panamanian border, are Zancudo Beach and Pavones, a remote surf destination considered to have possibly the longest warm water left in the world.

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