Ocean View Properties vs Jungle View Properties

Ojochal, Costa Rica, nestled between verdant jungles and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, offers a dream location for those seeking a slice of paradise. But with such stunning scenery comes a delightful dilemma: jungle view or ocean view property?  Many people assume they want ocean views, but those who have lived here for a while have a bit more nuanced view.

The Allure of the Ocean View in Costa Ballena Costa Rica

Waking up to the sunrise from above the mountains stretching out to the the endless blue is an undeniable draw.  Note that many ocean view properties also have some jungle view elements. Ocean view properties offer:

  • Breathtaking Vistas: Unobstructed panoramas of the Pacific will leave you breathless. Enjoy sunrises from behind the mountains, sunsets as they set over the ocean surface, and the ever-changing moods of the sea from your balcony or pool.  If you have a sharp eye, you will also catch whales in the waters below.
  • Soothing Sounds: Depending on your distance from the ocean, you may experience the rhythmic crash of waves which is a natural white noise machine, perfect for relaxation.
  • Higher Resale Value: If you build or buy a home with an ocean view, typically the values will be higher than for non-ocean view properties
  • Higher Rental Potential: If you plan to rent out your property, ocean views tend to command a premium price and/or provide higher occupancy rates.

The Enchantment of the Jungle View in Costa Ballena Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s lush jungles offer a unique experience:

  • Immersion in Nature: Surround yourself with vibrant flora and fauna. Howler monkeys will become your morning “alarm clock”, and toucans your colorful neighbors.  Some of my favorite times include watching monkeys play for hours enjoying the berries from the jungle trees behind my house.
  • Tranquility and Privacy: Jungle settings are often quieter and more secluded than homes in town or near roads.
  • Affordability: Jungle view properties can be more budget-friendly than their oceanfront counterparts, so you can get into the market at a more reasonable price.
  • Abundant Wildlife: Observe a variety of birds, butterflies, monkeys and even other animals like big cats and agoutis right from your veranda.

Finding the Perfect Balance

Don’t despair if you can’t choose! Some properties offer the best of both worlds:

  • Dual View Properties: These gems provide a split view, allowing you to enjoy the majesty of the ocean and the monkey action of the jungle.
  • Proximity to Both: Nearly all properties in this area include access to both including rivers/streams and beaches.

Ultimately, the best view for you depends on your priorities. Do you crave the endless blue horizon or the emerald embrace of the rainforest? Consider your lifestyle, budget, and desired level of seclusion.  When you are ready to see perfect examples, contact me for showings of properties that you will love!  Pura vida!

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