About Marenal


Finca Marenal’s 55 acres of forest, pasture, and farmland slope gently towards Lake Arenal. A valley divides the property into roadside and interior sections, making it suitable as a farm, as well as for residential and commercial development.


This versatile property, with views of Lake Arenal and the Arenal and Tenorio Volcanos, is conveniently located just an hour and a half drive from the Liberia Airport and a two-hour drive from the beaches of Guanacaste.

Marenal is centrally situated on the northern shore of the lake, overlooking the town of Nuevo Arenal. It is a part of Barrio San Antonio, just two kilometers from Nuevo Arenal on National Road 143, the main road to San Rafael de Guatuso. Our location is approximately 100 meters (330 ft) above the lake. 

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In this evergreen area, our temperatures rarely fall at night below 19 degrees Celsius (66 F) or exceed 29 C (83 F) during the day. We have moderate rainfall year-round and sometimes experience heavier precipitation during our rainy season: but we don't have extended dry spells with high heat and dusty conditions, like the coastal regions. 


At Marenal you will enjoy comfortable living conditions all year round.

Our gated community will be protected by electronic means and the watchful eye of our residents. The lots are deliberately of reasonable size, allowing our houses to be far enough apart for privacy and close enough for that added security.

Our community will have great opportunities for social interaction and activities. Our interests shall hopefully extend to educational endeavors and research of the natural world. 

Physical and mental health are important objectives of our community.

The Residences in this evergreen tropical setting will be surrounded by flowers and fruit-bearing trees. Everything within the community will be in walking distance. Shopping, dining, schools are only minutes by car.



Our farm, Finca Marenal provides all types of activities for a healthy lifestyle. There will be an abundance of fresh produce, flowers, medicinal herbs, and much more. The farm will nourish our residents and sell its excess products directly to the community and at farmer's markets. ​

As you may imagine, a newcomer to the country has many questions and concerns. Just finding your way around in a new country and its unfamiliar environment, especially if one does not speak the language, can be a daunting task. 


We are here to help you in setting up banking relations, recommending architects and contractors, assist you in getting construction permits and becoming familiar with local laws and customs, or obtaining Costa Rican residency. In short, we make it easy for you to integrate into the country and the local community. 


If this appeals to you and you are serious about making a lifestyle change


Fill out our contact form today! 


 You have absolutely nothing to lose! 

Our Developement Plan

While our titled residential lots are ready for construction, we are still in the process of completing our Master Plan for the rest of the property. The Master Plan includes: 


  • An Aquaponic Center 

  • A Tree and Flower Nursery 

  • Our Medicinal Herb Garden 

  • The construction of our Central Farm Pond 

  • The Reforestation of selected parts of the farm with flowering Paulownia Trees 

  • The construction of a Member Pavilion 

  • Rebuilding the Farmers Cottage 

  • Constructing a Guardhouse at the northern entrance 

  • Building several Animal Shelters 

  • Completing our Farm Roads and Walking Trails 


We have also set aside four roadside properties for dedicated uses: 

(see Finca map above)

  • C-1 is a 3,280 sq meter lot with a 2-bedroom, 2-bath residence with a detached garage. It is currently used by our management company, Gandara Los Pilones, for our administration and sales office and for the residence of the property manager. When the community is self-administrating, the house may be modified to become a Community Club or sold as a private residence.

  • C-3 is reserved for Employee Housing

  • C-4 is a great location for a Small Store and Coffee Shop 

  • C-5 is a 4-acre lot set aside for a Wellness Center and Medical Offices to serve the Community and its neighbors. It may also include a Conference Center for Economic Education, a Restaurant and Accommodations for participants and medical guests.

We are offering investors an opportunity that can combine individual lot and home ownership with an investment in our development by purchasing Membership Shares in our Marenal Development Fund "GLP 100". This investment will be used for the completion of our Master Plan, which will make living in Marenal even more enjoyable.

Once we receive the contact form, we will send you a list of available lots,  prices and additional information.