National Geographic calls the 700 square mile Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica “the most biologically intense place on earth,” holding 2.5% of the entire planet’s biodiversity. There are more than 700 species of trees, 463 species of birds, 140 mammals and 25 species of dolphins and whales.
Finca Rio Oro, named for the river flowing through its boundaries, includes over 3,300 acres of which 1,400± acres are primary forest and 1,000± acres are level, improved pastureland with wildlife migration corridors running through. There are also slopes of secondary forest with cleared vistas. Current agricultural operations include organic cattle and farming. This property has the highest concentration of jaguars recorded in all of Costa Rica. In addition to the river, there are numerous freshwater springs, creeks and waterfalls on the land. There is over a mile of beachfront on the Pacific and the property fronts on the largest freshwater lagoon on the country’s west coast.
This is a rare and substantial landscape in a place where “Pura Vida” (translated as “pure life”) is a way of life.
Just the Facts
- Over 3,300 acres
- Primary forest, secondary forest, lagoons, river, lowlands and pasture
- Borders Corcovado National Park
- Over a mile of beachfront on the Pacific Ocean
- Rio Oro flows through for almost 3 miles
- Current agricultural operations include an organically managed herd of heritage Brahma cattle and all organic artisan production of old grain rice
- Extreme biodiversity of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula
- One of earth's largest populations of Scarlet macaws
- Wildlife includes jaguar, puma, jaguarundi, margay and all 4 species of monkey located in Costa Rica (howler, spider, squirrel, white face capuchin)
- Sea turtle nesting grounds
- Excellent surf casting for numerous fish species
- Frontage on the largest freshwater lagoon on the country's Pacific Coast
- Frontage on large saltwater lagoon
- Freshwater springs, creeks and waterfalls
“Most brokers have a strong sense of independence, so brokerages work around that, but Hall and Hall is not about the one working alone—their strength and longevity is built on the group, on the family,” explains Tyler Jacobs. “It’s the basic fundamentals and traditional values that we’ve thrived on since the company was founded back in 1946.”
Our Hall and Hall broker, Randy Shelton, kept us in the loop as though it were. Our sale hinged on that of larger surrounding parcels, and when an initial offer fell through, Randy went back to the drawing board and found a suitable buyer who shared our values. That meant a lot to us, as our property had been in the family for more than 100 years.
From the first time I walked through the door, I sensed Hall and Hall’s highest goals were to understand who I was and build a relationship, to understand what made my property special, and to find the buyer. Their discipline and focus was apparent. Throughout the entire process, their approach towards reality was different from the experiences I have had previously. Genuine would be the word I would use to describe everyone at Hall and Hall.
I interviewed 4 agents and selected Hall and Hall because of the agency’s reputation for expertise in high end ranch property and global marketing. I had the pleasure of working with Tim Murphy on the sale of a family property in the Paradise Valley, Montana. We believe he represented our family interests well and contributed to the integrity of the property by joining together buyer and seller and a shared love for this special place in our lives.
Bill McDavid was an outstanding and very patient partner in this sale. His expertise in the market and marketing of the property was excellent. I would use him again in a heartbeat to either buy or sell a ranch property.
“Guns, bear spray and handsaws: These aren’t the tools of your average luxury real-estate agent. But ranch brokers like Mr. Murphy, a Bozeman-based partner at Hall & Hall, occupy a unique and increasingly challenging niche in the world of multimillion-dollar property.”
“When it was time to invest in a ranch for our family, we knew we needed to work with Hall and Hall. The expertise is unsurpassed.”
In 1988, Joel Leadbetter became a partner at Hall and Hall where he has been instrumental in completing complicated, high-profile deals such as the recent sale of Texas’ historic 512,000-acre Waggoner Ranch.
“The professionalism, preparation, and overall positive demeanor exhibited… were truly impressive… I have never before worked with a more dedicated, knowledgeable, and level-headed sales professional.”
I had been looking for the right property for several years and Elliott Davenport’s insight into the quail plantation market and his ability to think strategically was instrumental in helping me find our new place. Elliott was helpful on all technical aspects of contracting and due diligence. His post closing help with hiring and contractors made the process much easier as well.
I have purchased 4 ranches through Hall and Hall over the past 20 years, and there is simply no other team in the world like them. They have navigated complexity, professionally attended to every detail, operated with fairness and integrity, and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to me– whether representing me or the person on the other side of the deal.