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February 19, 2006

Welcome to the Jungle--Costa Rican style

Chris Palmeri

Imagine a master planned community without the acres of cookie-cutter housing and (insert name of over-the-hill pro)-designed golf course. That's what hotel entrepreneur Hal Wright--he of the Homewood Suites and Extended Stay America chains-- is doing with his Punta Dominical http://puntadominical.comdevelopment on 1,000 acres of Costa Rican beachfront. Half of the 150 units, which range from $330,000 villas to $1 million custom-built homes, have already been sold. Wright's building on just 10% of the land and leaving some of the roads unpaved, so everyone will get a feel-good, eco-friendly vibe. Sounds like paradise to me.

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