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Art Center Planned for Playas del Coco


Plans are moving forward on a $7 million Major Arts Center the will be located in the beach town of Playas del Coco. The project’s expected name will be the “Coco Arts Center” and will be one of the more ambitious projects to come to the Guanacaste area in years.

According to the Coco Arts Center website, the center will include:

  • A visual Art Gallery and Exhibition Space
  • Artists Live and Work Studios
  • Conference and Retreat Center
  • Rooftop Amphitheater
  • Sunset Bar Club

The team involved with the development include artist and developer Eddie Maure who has a long history of developing condo projects in Playas del Coco and in Seattle Washington which gives this particular news a bit more bite than most endeavors that come to Costa Rica. In fact one of Mr. Maure’s more notable projects includes a 80+ “live and work” space community that was developed for working artists in Seattle shows his commitment to both of his pashions

Also involved is Kevin Carl who has over 25 years of experience in design and has had a direct involvement with concepts and design of multiple museums and science centers all over the USA. Some of Kevin Carl’s more notable projects include working with the Smithsonian Institution’s NMAI, Catalina Island Museum, Hanford Reach Museum of Science, Technology & Natural History.


As of now the project has been met with open arms by the Municipal Council and things appear to be moving forward but only time will tell. What this does show is the growth that should be expected over the next few years in Playas del Coco. While many people had to sell their properties for lower than expected prices, the fact is the investors took advantage of this a purchased large plots of land for development at great prices. Combine this with low constructions costs and you a formula for a great investment. Expect to see more news like this over the next six months as high season kicks in.


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