GENERAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION
SAN MATEO is a new residential and cultural development conveniently located just before the entrance to the City of Antigua Guatemala. Sitting atop a one hundred plus acre mountain, this very private refuge boasts stunning views to the Valley of Antigua, the Agua, Fuego and Acatenango volcanoes, the Piñon Hill, and all around views of coffee plantations and protected pristine mountain ranges with their lush green perennial vegetation. Within this secluded mountain peninsula, bordered by more than sixty hectares of protected natural forest, SAN MATEO is a peaceful oasis, a gift to the senses. The Project is separated into four Regions contemplating each a residential, commercial, and social focus. It was designed following the principles of classic Colonial architecture and traditional construction methods, with its hand carved cobblestone, adobe walls, original hand painted tiles, antique door frames, beautiful lighting fixtures uniquely designed and manufactured by a century’s old family of blacksmiths, and traditional façades, plazas and fountains in keeping with the charm that today continues to enthrall Antigua’s foreign and local visitors. This exclusive development, with its prime location and easy access to Antigua, is a self-contained living, relaxing and entertainment space, all within stunning surroundings. A uniquely charming destination: the Tuscany of Central America.
LA PROVINCIA – THE PROVINCE
LA PROVINCIA is SAN MATEO’s prime residential area. It is located in the highest, northernmost part of the development. This area enjoys spectacular mountain top views and a delectable climate all year round. It is an exclusive and completely private refuge to enjoy lazy days at home or fresh air outings down its tree-lined streets. LA PROVINCIA consists of a variety of lots for residential development only. Lot sizes start at around 3,500.00 square feet and are divided in Spanish colonial style blocks with cobblestone streets and ample green areas. Each lot boasts wonderful views of the volcanoes, gardens, mountains, or nearby coffee plantations. The designers placed much emphasis on preserving the natural surroundings, including the age-old trees, while bringing to life beautiful squares, fountains and other architectural details to complement the singular views. It is the perfect place to live away from it all or come and enjoy a peaceful and safe stay. With two different access points at either the North or South gated entrances, twenty-four hour security and CCTV HD systems ensure convenience and security. To safeguard your investment and the beauty of the entire development, San Mateo does require compliance with construction guidelines regulating architectural design within the project. LA PROVINCIA is an ecologically friendly and sustainable development, including its own solar powered water treatment plant, underground ducts for utility services, and all LED lighting to conserve energy. To benefit the local community we are currently supporting an aggressive reforestation program for the area. LA PROVINCIA is a wonderful space for rest and contemplation which you and your family will greatly enjoy, all the while being so near to the cultural and social activities happening in the other regions under development including El Pueblito (The Village), La Quinta (The Estates), Las Villas (The Inns), or in Antigua City itself.