The Hibiscus Garden Hotel (www.hibiscusgarden.com) has the best Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet reviews of Santa Catalina. It sits directly on the beach of the Montijo Gulf, in Lagartero, just 15 car minutes away from Santa Catalina.
Seven houses offer enough space to breathe and enjoy this tropical paradise. The houses are:
plus a garage (80 m²) and a chicken coop.
3 additional rooms in the 4th house are being made into guest rooms. 2 rooms in the 6th house are rented to the diving club.
All but one rooms have air conditioning, all bathrooms have hot water.
The hotel will be sold including all the furniture, possibly with the horses (2 hotel horses plus a 2-year-old stallion and the next one is on its way). The shuttle car (Suzuki APV) can be included along with the financing contract, but need not be. SUPs and surf boards are included in the sale. There is not often enough surf, but SUP is always possible.
The hotel is in a corporation which can be used for the sale. At the moment, the property is "rights of possession", but can be titled for $3/m², which will increase the value dramatically.
Due to its good name and very special location, Hibiscus Garden is one of the few hotels making money. Information on income and expenses is available for qualified buyers.
The hotel is the only one on the beach (160 metres of beachfront!) and nature is all around it: parrots, pelicans … Crocodiles live in the river and nest on our property. If lucky, guests can watch the little crocodiles hatching, being caught in their mother’s mouth and carried to the water. Sometimes turtles lay their eggs on the beach.
The owners love this place, but their children have now reached the age when they have to go to school and so the parents have decided to hand over their paradise and move to the nearest large town. They hope they can find somebody who can take over and feel as happy as they did.