Infrastructure will be in charge of developer Sun Latin America and will be completed in 2020
Complex will include activities such as diving, hiking and visit to beaches and volcanoes
Discovery Communications Inc. authorized the use of its brand to develop this project in Costa Rica, which will cost $ 1 billion.
This adventure park will be inaugurated at the end of 2020 and will feature hiking, scuba diving at four beaches, parks and volcanoes in the country with a biodiversity and conservation approach, according to a Bloomberg media release.
The work will be developed by the company Sun Latin America. Neither company gave details of the financial arrangement to Bloomberg.
The president Luis Guillermo Solis informed, through his Facebook account, cataloging this project as “one of the largest investments of the last 10 years.”
The information released by the president says that the development will take place on a plot of 810 hectares.
He explained that the theme parks (several, he said) will be installed on a farm known as Sun Ranch, which is located about eight kilometers from the center of Liberia, in front of the entrance of the farm of the Escuela de Agricultura de la Región Tropical Húmeda (Earth).
According to Viales, this farm has a concession for a water well and to operate a dry pit for 4.5 million cubic meters of materials. He said the farm has a great natural beauty, including rock canyons.
Discovery Communications Inc. owns the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet television networks.
“Discovery Costa Rica will have a water park along with Discovery brand hotels and restaurants,” said Richard Wirthlin, president of investor relations at Sun Latin America, the developer leading the project, to the US media.
Leigh Anne Brodsky, executive vice president of Discovery Global Enterprises, explained that they want to bring viewers an experience beyond the television screen.
“Millennials are interested in more than just lying in a beach chair. They want to have an experience,” Brodsky said in a statement released by the company based in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. UU.
Solis added that the development of this project will generate employment, investment and linkage in Guanacaste.
The North Pacific area is one of the main tourist centers in Costa Rica and has Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia.
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The Guanacasteca region has a wide tourist infrastructure and hotels in the country. Last January, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) confirmed the construction of five new hotels in this tourist center.
Discovery authorized last year the use of its name to an adventure park in Moganshan, China.
Who is Discovery Communications?
Discovery Communications is an American entertainment company created in 1985 when it began operations with the Discovery Channel.
Today the company has more than 352 content distribution channels globally and offers content for more than 3,000 million viewers in 220 countries worldwide.
The company has cable and satellite operations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America and has programming in 45 languages.
Among the company’s most iconic channels are Discovery Channel, TLC, ID: Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet and Discovery Kids.