The place is packed. More and more people who bought land in the past are building or have built (and are happy about it.) Travel & Leisure put The Zone as the #1 place to visit for 2013. What the heck is going on?
I was invited to a house christening last night by Richard & Debby up at Costa Verde Estates. It was a small gathering, made up primarily of migrators, most of whom have just recently built a house or are in the process of doing so. I observed and heard some rather interesting indicators of a tipping point there.
- numerous statements of an obvious love of Costa Rica and The Zone in particular
- they were happy with their builder and the process was relatively smooth
- comments about the resources now available to a home builder in Costa Rica
- comments about how many people are talking about The Zone back home
- comments on how many people there are vacationing in The Zone
- how packed the hotels and vacation rentals are
- guesses as to what the next 10 years are going to be like here
- the reality (or not) of the international airport going into Palmar Sur (majority – NOT)
- the effect of the highway being paved between Quepos and Dominical
There was a palpable feeling of “we are at the tipping point” here.
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