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Costa Rican Ecobeach Retreat Center Hostel And Restaurant For Sale

Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Asking Price:
$1,200,000 (USD) Furniture / Fixtures included
Sales Revenue:
Available on request
Cash Flow:
Available on request

THE SCENE
Picture yourself waking up to the sound of howler monkeys and scarlet macaws in the jungle around you in your own tropical open-air home. You listen to the ocean waves crashing on the beach just 200 meters away; as you sip your morning coffee and watch the hummingbirds and butterflies flutter around your backyard garden. You go for a morning surf and join a yoga class on the yoga deck; all before enjoying a delicious organic breakfast, prepared by your smiling kitchen staff. Feeling fully awake and ready to face your day, you are finally ready to head to work...but wait..... you’re already there!

THE FLUTTERBY HOUSE (www.flutterbyhouse.com)
This dream of a lifestyle doesn’t have to be a product of your imagination - it could all be yours now! We are offering a fully turnkey operation; with all of these amenities included, and so much more. The Flutterby House is located on a one-acre mature mango plantation; just a five minute walk from the beach at the Marino Ballena National Park, in the burgeoning tourist destination town of Uvita. The Flutterby House is a beloved establishment in the southern zone of Costa Rica and has a well-established, ten-year-long reputation as the “social hub” of Uvita. It is the “go-to” place in town with the online reviews to prove it! Flutterby is a popular hangout for travelers, locals, and expats alike; it is a hostel, bar, restaurant, music venue, information center, surfer pit stop and yoga studio all in one. It is also perfectly set up to be transformed into a yoga/surf/adventure retreat center.

THE HOSTEL
Awarded the TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence" for the past 5 years, and carrying the official TripAdvisor "Green Leader" accreditation, the hostel portion of this business has 3 full apartments (with private bathrooms and hot water), 2 private tree houses, 8 private cabins, 32 dorm beds and large camping areas to satisfy the tastes and budgets of travelers of every variety. We attract a fun and diverse mixture of guests and have created a jungle oasis where people looking to escape for awhile can meet fellow surfers, yogis, adventure-seekers, and nature-lovers from every corner of the globe. We care deeply about our planet and the local economy, and are proud to be an eco-friendly hostel down to the smallest details - with organic food providers, waste-free practices, chemical-free cleaning practices, compost area, and even chickens on the property!

THE RESTAURANT & BAR
The restaurant is well-known for its organic and international food. In addition to traditional fare you will find at a Costa Rican restaurant, the Flutterby also offers some of the only vegetarian and vegan options in the area, with a generous offering of smoothies, desserts and snacks. The bar is a locals’ favorite too, where friendly people of Uvita meet and interact with guests that are passing through. Throughout the years the bar has hosted weekly Locals’ Nights, Trivia Nights, Open Mic Nights, and during the busier seasons, the lounge area becomes a stage for live music and the epicenter for famous Flutterby themed parties! There is something for everybody at the Flutterby, but the best thing about this place is its ability to bring together a diverse mixture of people and allow them to feel at home and have a good time.

THE BEACH
Described by many as one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, southwestern Costa Rica has more beautiful beaches and fantastic vistas than you can imagine. Of its many spectacular beaches, Playa Uvita is among the most stunning on Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast, and home to the famous “Whale Tail” sand and rock formation, which draws visitors from all over Costa Rica. This ethereal beach town is situated within the Marino Ballena National Park, where humpback whales migrate twice a year through the warm waters off the coast. Accessible throughout the year, with beautiful weather the majority of the time, Playa Uvita is a 2-mile cocoa sand beach known for its swimming, surfing, and other water sports. The most impressive feature of Playa Uvita is its beautiful landscape, with estuaries and mangroves, as well as its lovely local village atmosphere.

THE AREA
In addition to surfing and enjoying the beach, guests can participate in horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving, or take a day trip to the nearby Cano Island and Corcovado National Park, hike to the jungle waterfalls in the surrounding mountain forests, go ATV riding, or simply enjoy the amazing sunset. It is not uncommon for repeat guests that come back, to run into an old friend they met the last time they were here. With the Envision Festival being the largest annual event in the area, a returning contingency of festival goers brings the town to life every February and is a welcome rush of customers for local businesses. With so many transportation options including direct buses to San Jose running multiple times per day, local buses up and down the coast, car rental services and regional airport forty minutes away, Uvita is incredibly accessible to travelers, and becomes more so each year, and you can explore it in the official Flutterby vehicle (Toyota 4-Runner) which is included in the sale!

THE NEXT STEP
Many who visit the magic of the Flutterby House, where the ocean meets the jungle, are instantly captivated by its atmosphere, and end up extending their stays for much longer than anticipated. Will you join them?
Imagine living the dream!

Property Information

Real Estate:

Real Property Included

Living Accommodation:

There are 2 fully-equipped open-air studio apartments on the property, which can serve as long-term residences, and a '92 Toyota 4-Runner is also included in the sale.

Location:

Described by many as one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, southwestern Costa Rica has more beautiful beaches and fantastic vistas than you can imagine. Of its many spectacular beaches, Playa Uvita is among the most stunning on Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast, and home to the famous “Whale Tail” sand and rock formation, which draws visitors from all over Costa Rica. This ethereal beach town is situated within the Marino Ballena National Park, where humpback whales migrate twice a year through the warm waters off the coast. Accessible throughout the year, with beautiful weather the majority of the time, Playa Uvita is a 2-mile cocoa sand beach known for its swimming, surfing, and other water sports. The most impressive feature of Playa Uvita is its beautiful landscape, with estuaries and mangroves, as well as its lovely local village atmosphere. In addition to surfing and enjoying the beach, guests can participate in horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving, or take a day trip to the nearby Cano Island and Corcovado National Park, hike to the jungle waterfalls in the surrounding mountain forests, go ATV riding, or simply enjoy the amazing sunset. It is not uncommon for repeat guests that come back, to run into an old friend they met the last time they were here. With the Envision Festival being the largest annual event in the area, a returning contingency of festival goers brings the town to life every February and is a welcome rush of customers for local businesses. With so many transportation options including direct buses to San Jose running multiple times per day, local buses up and down the coast, car rental services and regional airport forty minutes away, Uvita is incredibly accessible to travelers, and becomes more so each year.

Premises Details:

The Flutterby House is located on a one-acre mature mango plantation; just a five minute walk from the beach at the Marino Ballena National Park, in the burgeoning tourist destination town of Uvita. The Flutterby House is a beloved establishment in the southern zone of Costa Rica and has a well-established, ten-year-long reputation as the “social hub” of Uvita. It is the “go-to” place in town with the online reviews to prove it! Flutterby is a popular hangout for travelers, locals, and expats alike; it is a hostel, bar, restaurant, music venue, information center, surfer pit stop and yoga studio all in one.
The hostel portion of this business has 3 full apartments with private bathrooms and hot water, 2 private tree houses, 8 private cabins, 32 dorm beds and large camping areas to satisfy the tastes and budgets of travelers of every variety. We attract a fun and diverse mixture of guests and have created a jungle oasis where people looking to escape for awhile can meet fellow surfers, yogis, adventure-seekers, and nature-lovers from every corner of the globe. We care deeply about our planet and the local economy, and are proud to be an eco-friendly hostel down to the smallest details - with organic food providers, waste-free practices, chemical-free cleaning practices, compost area, and even chickens on the property! The restaurant is well-known for its organic and international food. In addition to traditional fare you will find at a Costa Rican restaurant, the Flutterby also offers some of the only vegetarian and vegan options in the area, with a generous offering of smoothies, desserts and snacks. The bar is a locals’ favorite too, where friendly people of Uvita meet and interact with guests that are passing through. Throughout the years the bar has hosted weekly Locals’ Nights, Trivia Nights, Open Mic Nights, and during the busier seasons, the lounge area becomes a stage for live music and the epicenter for famous Flutterby themed parties! There is something for everybody at the Flutterby, but the best thing about this place is its ability to bring together a diverse mixture of people and allow them to feel at home and have a good time.

Size in square feet:
1 acre

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

The property has ample space and potential to add more structures, a pool, or any number of other features you may desire. While the Flutterby House has existed as a hostel, bar and restaurant for the past 11 years, the property is also ideally set-up and situated to be repurposed as a yoga/surf/jungle retreat center as well.

Competition / Market:

While there are a few other hostels in town, none can compete with Flutterby in terms of popularity, longevity, size, vibe and proximity to the beach.

Reasons for selling:

After 11 years in Costa Rica, the recent marriage of one of the (sister) owners, both sisters are ready to move on a embark on new professional challenges, and also be closer to their aging parents back in the States.

Trading hours:

24/7

Employees:
18
Years established:
2008-Present

Other Information

Support & training:

The current owners are willing to help with all training and transition details.

Owner financing:
Owner financing is available. Please contact the seller for more information.
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