The Neighborhood

Selva Escondida is located within the mountainous rainforest enclave of Escaleras which is a 15-minute drive from both towns of Dominical and Uvita along the coastal highway in the Southern Zone of the Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica, yet raises to over 2000 feet above sea level. Escaleras is steep which is why it offers ocean views, of walls of rainforest flora, cloud forest and waterfalls. Although the roads are generally well maintained, 4×4 cars are recommended.

Escaleras Village has two restaurants Scala and Sibu and a supermarket Alexa’s Market. Also Bar Jolly Roger is in Escaleras.

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Like much of Costa Rica’s Southern Zone, development only ramped up in the last ten years after the final section of the coastal highway (Costanera) was completed between Quepos and Dominical and toll roads opened that cut a previous 5-hour drive to a 2.5-hour drive. Today Escaleras has hundreds of tropical mountain retreats including those in the gated community of Costa Verde Estates, 20 minutes further drive up the Escaleras road beyond Selva Escondida. Escaleras has “set the market” with multi-million dollar villas including the Jade House and Casa Big Sur both located across the road from Selva Escondida and dozens of other stunning villas dot the hillsides.

It is within this backdrop that Selva Escondida aims to develop a gated community of villas.

Costa Rica is in the planning phase of developing the Brunca Region International Airport located 45-minutes south of Selva Escondia.