Cantomar Costa Rica

Frequently Asked Questions

Inspired by the natural beauty of the land, developer, Resort Concepts envisioned a community as full and vibrant as the spectacular view. Since 1990, Resort Concepts has created exemplary private residential clubs and neighborhoods in nationally recognized resort neighborhoods throughout the Vail Valley of Colorado, Idaho, and the Carolinas. Resort Concepts has assembled a talented and experienced local team of professionals committed to delivering exceptional service throughout the design and construction of your home. Each Cantomar residence is intended to embody the unique personality of its owner. As a result, the design-build process includes a seamless process which provides for the customization of each residence to suit individual preferences. The Resort Concepts team will serve as your ambassador throughout the design and construction process to assure the end result meets your expectations.

Inverse Project, guided by renowned architect Richard Hammond has been selected as the lead designer for Cantomar Ocean Club. Located in San Jose, Richard adds a wealth of experience and talent to this collaborative effort. His meticulous attention to timeless detail and unique ability to weave the exterior and interior design of each residence until all elements work in concert result in facades that are pleasing from each vantage point and floor plans that reflect each client’s unique lifestyle. Clients are assured a commitment to experienced professionalism from initial design to construction completion.

Through years of experience building notable quality homes and neighborhoods in the region, Integer Construction has developed a construction process which ensures success and satisfaction for its clients. This seamless process creates a solid working relationship between the design and construction teams from the very beginning. Integer prides itself on providing clients with a worry-free process that consistently delivers quality residences. The foundation of this established Costa Rican company is based in creating lasting relationships grounded with integrity and transparency.

The Cantomar Ocean Club and residences are being constructed on a fully entitled “deeded” and irreplaceable oceanfront location. Fee simple ownership is the same in Costa Rica as in the U.S. Foreign buyers of titled real estate in Costa Rica have the same rights as Costa Rican nationals.

The Cantomar Ocean Club neighborhood is located along the westerly shores of the Pacific Ocean in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica in the quaint town of Playa Flamingo. Please contact Resort Concepts owners Rick Hermes, Jeff Townsend or Bob Davey with Christie’s International Real Estate for additional Information and to schedule a tour of the property.

  • Bob Davey via email or via Mobile/WhatsApp +506.2654.4004
  • Rick Hermes via email or via phone 970.688.1062
  • Jeff Townsend via email or via
    phone 970.390.3738

The Guanacaste region, known as the Gold Coast, has an average coastal area temperature of 82°F. Temperatures are consistent all year long, with slightly lower temperatures and almost no rain during the dry season (December through April). Steady trade winds make the warmer summer months pleasurable. Rainy season goes from May to November, which means a few showers for a couple of hours mostly during the afternoon. Year-round, the evenings bring cooler temperatures and a refreshing breeze.

Spanish is the primary language, though English is widely spoken throughout the country.

Unique characteristics of Cantomar that set it apart from other real estate offerings include:

  • Located just minutes away from activities within the town of Flamingo including the new Marina Flamingo with shops and restaurants.
  • Titled Property allows Owners to have deeded property the same as U.S. property.
  • Beachfront properties have a rare minimal 50-meter setback.
  • A gated 24-hour secure neighborhood with only 22 resident members.
  • A private club with world-class beachfront amenities:
    • Wellness Facility to serve your fitness needs complete with Yoga/Meditation Pavilion and Lawn
    • Event Lawn for private events and community gatherings
    • Massage Cabanas
    • Pickleball Courts
    • Poolside Restaurant, Bar and Grill
    • Children’s pool
    • 25-meter lap pool and splash pad
    • Cocktail Lounge pool
    • Poolside Cabanas
    • Beach Bar and Concierge
  • Worry-free design build process – Let our talented design and construction team customize your residence to suit your specific needs and take the stress out of building.
  • Member Concierge Services will take care of your every need and allow you to enjoy your time in Costa Rica.
  • On-site property management will assure your home is maintained to the highest level of quality.
  • Children’s pocket park.

The club amenities are owned and managed by the Sellers affiliated management company. Due to the importance of providing a high-level of service and care for owners, Sellers affiliated management company will manage all aspects of the Club service and required maintenance pursuant to the terms of a management agreement with the Cantomar Ocean Club

All exterior maintenance of the common space and individual homes will be provided by Seller’s property management company. Maintenance of common areas will be included within the HOA annual assessments. A menu of additional services including cleaning, chef service, security, etc. and maintenance services for Member’s houses and landscaping will be provided to members upon request.

Cantomar is a fully approved, master planned neighborhood and construction is scheduled to commence in Spring 2024.

The Cantomar rental program assures the privacy, security and quality of the neighborhood. The on-site management company located at the rotunda will manage the rental program for all Owners. The rental program for Cantomar allows the following;

  1. Owners can place their home in the rental program with the Cantomar management company. When a renter is identified and vetted by the management company, the Owner of the rental residence must sponsor the renter which means the Owner is responsible for the actions of the renter since the renter and guests are allowed to use all Cantomar amenities. The renter will be given a membership number while in residence. What this means is rentals are allowed, but controlled to assure the experience of other Owners and Members is not compromised.
  2. Owners can rent their home to any other Member of Cantomar. It is expected that there will be multiple Members/Owners on multiple homes within Cantomar, so in the event an Owner or Member needs an additional home, rentals will be allowed based on availability.
  3. Cantomar Ocean Club also has the right to rent homes on behalf of special guests of the Club.
  4. Homes can be rented short term or long term.

The above policy is broad enough to both assure appropriate rental income to our Buyers as well as protect the quality of service and experience within the neighborhood.

Yes, all Condominium documents will be provided upon execution of the PSA.

Yes, all Club documents will be provided upon execution of the Lot Purchase and Sale Agreement.

The closest airport is Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Costa Rica. Multiple carriers provide non-stop flights (some subject to seasonal schedules) from these major cities: Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Miami (MIA), Atlanta (ATL), Houston (IAH, HOU), Hobby International Houston (HOBBY), Dallas (DFW), Boston (BOS), Denver (DEN), Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK, LGA), Newark (EWR).

Residence owners and guests can also fly into San Jose International Airport – Juan Santamaría (SJO) with shuttle service available at a nominal fee or take a short 45-minute flight into LIR.

Convenience items such as a pharmacy, medical clinic and groceries are a short 3-minute drive to Flamingo. Restaurants abound from local cafes to fine dining.

Marina Flamingo is only a few minutes away. This state-of-the-art new marina has slips available and arrangements can be made for a private tour. The Marina includes shopping, dining, medical clinic, pharmacy and private fishing charters.

Annual Golf memberships can be obtained at Reserva Conchal which is a Troon Golf managed Robert Trent Jones 18-hole course located just minutes away.

0.25% per year of the property value as declared at the Municipality.

Beginning at an appraised value formula, not including the land value at a
depreciating scale over time, it is based from 0.25% per year.

Homeowners insurance with umbrella coverage is available by numerous
carriers representing Costa Rica property.

Local currency is the Costa Rican “Colon,” which is freely traded. Exchange rates have been stable the last few years, with little devaluation against the U.S. dollar. The U.S. dollar and all major credit cards are widely accepted as well.

You can purchase in an individual’s name, corporation, or other corporation, trust or foundation.

Closing costs in Costa Rica are approximately 3.3 percent of the property’s purchase price, which includes: Land Transfer (1.5 percent of purchase price), National Registry Stamps (0.8 percent of purchase price), and Notary and Attorney’s fees (approximately 1 percent of purchase price). Plus, applicable VAT.

Cantomar Guest Services handles the following services on homeowner’s behalf: water, electricity, telephone, cable tv, internet services, property tax and luxury tax.

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