Project Description

TSW Costa_Pinilla_01 Costa Pinilla Master Plan

Project Status:
Plan Completed in 1999
Project Overview:
• Master plan for 4500-acre resort/second home community
• Organize the entire area into six distinct districts that appeal to specific buyer profiles
• Integrate open space preservation with amenities
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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

TSW was retained to provide master planning services for a 4500-acre resort/second home community on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Market research targeted a growing demand for retiree housing in tandem with strong beach and golf resort components. Our plan identified six distinctly different “districts”, each appealing to a specific buyer profile.

  • The Resort, with its traditional Village Center, is the primary activity hub.
  • The Hacienda, an active adult community focused on the property’s extraordinary environmental diversity.
    The Coastal Village, an exclusive gated residential enclave.
  • The Ranch, an equestrian-centered agricultural subdivision.
  • The Pueblo, modeled on a traditional Costa Rican town to appeal to the local market.
  • The Preserve, an environmentally-sensitive river valley set aside in conjunction with “The Pinilla Institute” for conservation and education purposes.

TSW CostaPinillaMasterPlan02 Costa Pinilla Master Plan