The Zone: 2019

It is true that The Zone is growing. And, it is growing rapidly (for those who are new to this blog, you might want to read Understanding The Zone).

Dominical now has a paved main street. Again, for the uninitiated this may not sound very noteworthy. However, for those of us who have lived here for a long time, it is.

Dominical paved main street
Yes it’s true! Dominical has a paved main street, after all these years.

In those days, Dominical was the center of the known universe. Prior to my real estate days here in Costa Rica, I had started a small Costa Rica web design company. The term SEO (Search Engine Optimization) was not in the English lexicon at that time, but I was still aware of what people searched for in Yahoo, Alta Vista and so on to find The Zone. “Dominical” was the only term. “Uvita” was unknown and “Ojochal”… well, forget about it.

As interest in The Zone began to grow, it was not difficult for us to see where things were going. Dominical was all about surfing, and seemed to have some sort of a cosmic cloud over it that resisted change. Uvita, on the other hand, was poised for growth. Also, Uvita has the topography to allow for that growth.

And indeed this is what has happened. Uvita is now the cultural, commercial and social center of The Zone. And the growth is continuing on as we start out with our new year of 2019.