The Esterillos area recently welcomed the opening of a new commercial plaza called The Town Center of Esterillos, located in Bejuco. The Town Center is very exciting news to the growing communities of Bejuco and Esterillos, providing a number of services to those in the area. One of the big draws is the Centers' Fitness Gym where local residents have been quick to sign up. Beach Body Gym features all brand new weights and equipment, with full air conditioning and group classes like Zumba.
The plaza also features what is now the largest grocery store in the area, ideal for residents and vacationers of the area. A number of restaurants are already open, covering a number of different cuisines like Italian, Mediterrian and of course Costa Rican. A nail and hair salon is already open as well, with many more services and restaurants to coming soon. The Town Center also features residential apartments above the commercial space, with one bedroom and two bedroom condos available for long term rentals.
The Town Center of Esterillos is located just off highway 34, just across the entrance into playa Bejuco. This new commercial development is part of some bustling growth in the area. One project directly across the Center is nearly complete, delivering 500 homes and condos, catering towards the local Tico market, as more and more Costa Ricans seek second homes and Costa Rica vacation properties near San Jose. Meanwhile sales in established communities in the area have been hot, with one development seeing nearly 30 sales in the past 18 months and another new project selling out another 30 condos.
With this kind of activity and development it is clear why now is an excellent time to consider real estate in the Bejuco and Esterillos area. For those who are looking for a home in the area, this new beach home below in the Costa Del Sol community is definitely worth checking out.
Finished just a few weeks ago, the 2300 square foot home features its own private pool, 3 large bedrooms, 3 full baths, a gorgeous living and kitchen area that is perfect for entertaining guests, along with a single car garage. Custom cabinetry, crown moldings, granites and extended outdoor living space make it the perfect home for those wanting a piece of Costa Rica with the construction quality and finishes found in the U.S. and Canada. The home comes furnished, ready to move in.
This popular gated community has become quite a popular destination for vacationers and retirees. Community amenities include 24 hour security, maintenance of all of the common area green space & pools, BBQ Rancho with Internet service and maintenance of the private homes lawns and hedges. A short walk to the beautiful beaches of Bejuco and Esterillos Este, and of course now a short walk to the new town center. Please contact me if you would like more info on this home or other properties in Bejuco and Esterillos
The 2016 Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown tournament "kicked it up a notch" and ended with a "BAM!
"Quoting celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, who recently fished out of Los Sueños, best describes the events that took place last week during the third and final leg of the 2016 Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown Series.
Boats reported between 70 and 100 billfish releases per boat just days before the start of the third leg of the tournament. Expectations were high and the dock was buzzing. On the first day of Leg II in February 1,103 fish were released. Although that number was not outdone this leg, the fish were here, there and everywhere; they were just too full to take the bait. At the end of Day One 651 billfish, including 2 marlin, were released. That is more than one fish per minute or an average of 15 billfish per team. "Kind of a slow day." Really? Words one only hears in Los Sueños! By the afternoon of Day 3 though, the fish were hungry and attacked en masse. All told, there were 6,570 fish released by an average of 43 boats over the nine days of competition that made up this year's Signature Triple Crown. Last year's all-time record of 5,732 fish was beat by 838 fish with an average fish to boat ratio of 51. Where else, we ask?
Day One ended with an exciting finish, Tarheel winning over Agitator on time, each with 2,800 points (28 sails) and only 5 minutes between them. Agitator who placed 2nd in Leg One and 1st in Leg Two, was able to move even further ahead in the running for Series Champion.
Day Two brought a reversal of fortunes. A total of 460 billfish were released during the eight hours of fishing. When lines out was called at 4:00 pm Agitator had relegated Tarheel into second place for the tournament win. Sea Angel had a great day moving up to third position after having placed 14th at the end of Day One.
Day Three was not only the last day of the tournament but also the final day of the Triple Crown Showdown. The day started off promising with 80 billfish released during the first hour. As time progressed things slowed down a bit. At 1:01 pm though, Jaruco called in a quintuple (5 fish released at the same time) and initiated a hail storm that continued past lines out! While doubles, triples and quadruples are commonplace in Los Sueños, quintuples are still considered a special event. At 1:33 pm another quintuple was called in by Jaruco. A third was called in at 1:37 pm by Blue Eagle, then another by Wire We Here at 2:10 pm, followed by Plan B at 2:41 pm, Fish Tank at 2:55 pm, Uno Mas at 3:04 pm, and Pelese two minutes later. In the end there were 10 quintuples and 15 quadruples, not to mention an uncounted number of doubles and triples, radioed in to Control between 1:01 pm and 4:11 pm. A total of 455 billfish were released in the same period. BAM! Pelese who had a slow start in the morning with only 4 fish by noon, released 38 billfish in the last hour and a half. Jaruco released 43 billfish, the highest number of releases in a single day during the entire Series.
One could not have asked for a more exciting finish of the third leg of the 2016 Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown tournament. With this amount of fish anything was possible until the very end of the competition. All set and done Agitator dominated winning First Place of the Third Leg and was crowned Series Champion, Pelese having an incredible come back after Day One took second place and Sea Angel took Third Place. A total of 1,855 billfish were release during the Third Leg of the Series. Overall during the 9 days of competition 6, 570 billfish were released kicking it up 832 "notches" compared to 2015.
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Very excited to hear the news that the International Surfing Association (ISA) has selected Jaco to host this years ISA World Surfing Games. The ISA World Surfing Games is an Olympic-style team competition that features National Surfing Teams consisting of up to four men and two women. This is the second time Costa Rica is hosting the event, 2009 had Jaco's neighboring beach of Hermosa host the competition that year. Logistically Jaco will be much better adapt to support the large crowds. An estimated 100,000 visitors came in 2009 and 2016 expects to be even bigger. The Costa Rica National surf team will look to repeat its gold medal performance of 2015 in Nicaragua, with a big home crowd they should be the clear favorites to win consecutive titles. The games will be held August 6-14, 2016. If you are interested in making a trip to the Games we encourage you to make Jaco accommodations quickly!
The 2009 Games in Hermosa saw huge crowds, we expect a crazy week in Jaco this year!