What makes Marenal different from similar developments
is our community concept.
It requires that our community members identify with our motto
“For Liberty – Against Violence – For Pura Vida”.
“For Liberty” stands for the right of any individual to always make their own decisions about their life, if they do not deliberately hurt man or animal.
“Against Violence” means the rejection of any war and any deliberate physical harm from any source, unless it is for the defense of one’s life and family.
“For Pura Vida” represents simply the enjoyment of a happy life provided by a positive relationship between neighbors, friends, family and the land.
However, as Calvin Coolidge once said…and I am paraphrasing…
“Liberty is not collective. It is personal, as all true Liberty is.”
Why is community so important?
The community allows members to easily create friendships and connections that will enhance the social fabric of the community.
Our members' life experiences and ideas can and will make positive contributions to the overall success of the community.
The sharing of common expenses and other community matters will lower the cost of maintaining the property.
The voluntary pooling of intellectual resources has proven to be a successful model in eco-communities worldwide.
How will the community operate?
When two-thirds of the properties are sold, the owner (developer) will offer to the members the opportunity of assuming the management of the community.
If the members (lot owners) accept the offer they can then decide on the format of their control, which can either be a Board of Directors, or a Representative chosen by the members. Whatever format the members elect, all matters of maintenance, security, and the enforcement of our simple rules and regulations, will then become the responsibility of the membership.
The current Community rules and regulations have been voluntarily accepted by each member when the property is purchased.
If the members (lot owners) do not wish to accept the offer, then the current owner and his management team will continue to manage the property and continue to charge the members the cost of operation plus a small management fee of 15%. The property manager shall be responsible for the maintenance of all common areas and the security features of the property.
All our homes will be constructed to the specifications established by the owner. The owner shall select the home builder and will build the homes under the supervision of a qualified and licensed construction manager. The members may modify our standard home plans to their liking, if they include the energy-saving features of our plans.
What are the objectives of our Community?
Our main goal is to have a high-quality Community with the lowest occupation and maintenance expenses possible.
We want to create energy independence by using solar panels for electricity and hot water. We will be grid-tied for emergency use.
We have placed all power lines and communication cables underground for a better presentation of the properties.
We shall use AC or dehumidifiers to control the comfort level of the home interior.
We employ effective control of rainwater runoff and wastewater.
We feature electronic security of our entry gates and the property perimeter.
We can grow and provide safe and organic foods on the property for our residents and for sale to other consumers.
We will have nature trails in Finca Marenal for use by our members and are considering other recreational features based on the desires and support of the members.
We are considering other health and educational installations on our commercial lots if they are supported by the members.
We want to build a thriving and diversified community through transparent
and responsible decision-making.
We respect our individual differences and will benefit from local traditions.
“We are building a diversified Community that will give back more
to its members than an individual person or family can achieve!”
To see if your desires match our philosophy, please click here for our questionnaire.
If you wish to apply for a residence in Marenal please send the filled-out form with your request.
The recent changes in the Investment and Residency Laws (CR law 9996) have several work and tax related advantages. Now one can obtain an investor residency (“green)” card with a minimum investment of only $150,000 US versus previously $200,000. We can assist you with this if you so desire.