Vistas de Chirripo - land development in harmony with nature

Many people are searching for that special place, out of the variety of properties for sale in Costa Rica, where they will be able to enjoy to the fullest the natural beauty that this country has to offer. Vistas de Chirripo offers large country estate properties with incredible mountain and valley views, within a area of great biodiversity known as the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor.Surrounded by nature at Vistas de Chirripo The Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor links the Las Nubes Biological Reserve and Los Cusingos Neotropical Bird Sanctuary along the Rio Penas Blancas and is part of the larger Mesoamerican Biological Corridor connecting Mexico and Panama.

The Las Nubes Reserve is directly adjacent to Vistas de Chirripo, and is owned by York University of Toronto, Canada. The Faculty of Environmental Studies of York University and the Tropical Science Center based in San Jose jointly manage the Las Nubes Center for Research and Conservation. Further, York University has completed construction, in 2016, of its eco-campus at the upper end of Phase 1 of Vistas de Chirripo.  The eco-campus will serve as a venue for seminars and lectures by experts in the fields of sustainability, conservation and wellbeing.  York University will also start its Semester Abroad program for environmental students in 2017.  While studies and research will take place at the eco-campus the students will be primarily lodged in homestays in the local communities.  York's new eco-campus is a wonderful addition to the Municipality of Perez Zeledon in general and to Vistas de Chirripo in particular.

Los Cusingos is the former homestead of the world-renowned ornithologist Dr. Alexander Skutch .  The Tropical Science Center owns and protects Los Cusingos as a Neotropical bird sanctuary.

The transition from pasture land to reforested land is one of the main objectives in the development of the biological corridor, and Vistas de Chirripo was designed to be consistent with these objectives. We commissioned an environmental impact study which showed that the impact from our homesites and roads was more than offset by the benefits of reforestation and conservation. This allowed us to gain approval for our development from SETENA, the National Technical Environmental Secretariat. We ensure that all environmental laws and regulations are fully respected.

A new day beginning at Vistas de Chirripo

As a result of reforestation efforts we are witnessing the return of numerous species of birds and animals in our biological corridor. Animals that are returning to our area include the kinkajou, cappuchin monkey, ocelot, jagaurundi, tyre, coati, paca, white-collared peccary, nine-banded armadillo, and the four-eyed opossum. Hundreds of species of birds are now observed including the cusingo, parrot, parakeet, laughing falcon, bat falcon, tanager, trogon, king vulture, great black hawk, solitary eagle, and over 23 species of hummingbirds. Nature trails have been established at Vistas de Chirripo to allow up-close viewing of the abundant flora and fauna. Small scale eco-tourism initiatives  are also being undertaken by local residents in the area of the biological corridor, as a result of the restoration of the area that is occurring, providing employment options and improving understanding of the corridor and its importance.

Among the many properties for sale in Costa Rica, Vistas de Chirripo offers a unique opportunity for those who wish to live in a sustainable development - close to nature, without impacting negatively on the natural world.

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