About the town of Nicoya in the heart of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

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Nicoya is an important tourist zone and serves as a transport hub to Guanacaste's national parks and amazing beaches. The city itself has about 14,000 inhabitants, but the surrounding canton of the same name is home to as many as 25,000 as of 2014. Nicoya has a small airport for domestic flights but is also only 76 kilometers from Liberia where there is 1 of 2 international airports in the country. Head the opposite way on Route 21 and you can get to the amazing beaches and wander down the coast of the Nicola Peninsula to visit a variety of beach towns Pueblo Viejo. From there, you can connect with the main highway to San José, or take a ferry across the Gulf de Nicoya and work your way south down the western Pacific coast and the state of Puntarenas. In 1850, Nicoya harvested pearls for exportation, but agriculture and cattle form the backbone the local economy, as well as the province which surrounding it.

Santa Cruz Festival Masks.jpegProvince: Guanacaste
Amenities: 4 Stars
Infrastructure: 4 Stars
Nearest City: Santa Cruz (45 minute drive)
Nearest Airport: Liberia (2 hour drive)
Nearest Hospital: Liberia CIMA (2 hour drive)

The temperature says pretty steady through the year, fluctuating 5 degrees one way or the other depending on the season and conditions. And like most areas of Costa Rica, it has a distinct rainy season. Though Nicoya is noted for being particularly dry during the toward the onset of the rainy season.

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A great source of pride for Nicoya is their designation as a Blue Zone, granted to them in 2006 by a group of researchers from the National Institute on Aging, and Allianz Healthcarein, backed by National Geographic Magazine. A Blue Zone designation is granted only to those regions that are characterized by the longest life expectancies. Though Costa Rica itself enjoys a healthier lifestyle than most, this region shows an obvious spike in life expectancy. And no one is really sure why this is the case in Nicoya. But those who have researched it feel it’s a combination of the water's high magnesium and calcium content, constant physical activity every day, fruit consumption year round, and most importantly, very close inter-generational relationships. So when they say “maybe there’s something in the water”, where Nicoya is concerned, perhaps they’re right!


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Costa Rica Real Estate For Sale: Nicoya, Costa Rica

Agricultural Land — Land Listing

Esta finca se localiza en Mansion, Guanacaste Costa Rica, en el cantón de Nicoya. La propiedad rural, en las montañas y frente al río disfruta de hermosa vista a áreas verdes, a la montaña, al río, al valle y al bosque, y esta situada en the tropical dry forest de Costa Rica. El area total del lote es de 12,43 metros...

Mansion, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size12.43 m² (133.79 sq ft)
$149,000

Agricultural Land — Land Listing

Esta finca se localiza en Mansion, Guanacaste Costa Rica, en el cantón de Nicoya. La propiedad rural, en las montañas y frente al río disfruta de hermosa vista a áreas verdes, a la montaña, al río, al valle y al bosque, y esta situada en the tropical dry forest de Costa Rica. El area total del lote es de 12,43 hectare...

Mansion, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size12.43 ha (30.72 acre)
$149,000

Agricultural Land — Land Listing

Esta finca se localiza en Mansion, Guanacaste Costa Rica, en el cantón de Nicoya. La propiedad rural, en las montañas y frente al río disfruta de hermosa vista a áreas verdes, a la montaña, al río, al valle y al bosque, y esta situada en the tropical dry forest de Costa Rica. El area total del lote es de 37,18 metros...

Mansion, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size37.18 m² (400.20 sq ft)
$279,000

Agricultural Land — Land Listing

Esta finca se localiza en Mansion, Guanacaste Costa Rica, en el cantón de Nicoya. La propiedad rural, en las montañas y frente al río disfruta de hermosa vista a áreas verdes, a la montaña, al valle y al bosque, y esta situada en the tropical dry forest de Costa Rica. El area total del lote es de 24,88 metros...

Mansion, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size24.88 m² (267.81 sq ft)
$236,000

Agricultural Land — Land Listing

Esta finca se localiza en Mansion, Guanacaste Costa Rica, en el cantón de Nicoya. La propiedad rural, en las montañas y frente al río disfruta de hermosa vista a áreas verdes, a la montaña, al río, al valle y al bosque, y esta situada en the tropical dry forest de Costa Rica. El area total del lote es de 22,38 hectare...

Mansion, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size22.38 ha (55.30 acre)
$176,000

Agricultural Land — Land Listing

FOR SALE $ 225,000.- Area 71.742 m² or 7,17 hectares or 17,72 acres. The property is located in Cuesta Grande, 3 kilometers after Belén de Nicoya, before descending to the village of Maquenco, 20 minutes from Nicoya. This magnificent retirement estate has a small rustic house of 80 m², which consists of two...

Cuesta Grande, Belén de Nosarita, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size7.17 ha (17.72 acre)
$225,000

House — Residential Sale

FOR SALE $ 235.000.- Land area 425 m² (4,574 sq ft), Construction area 175 m² (1,883 sq ft) Beautiful two storey house with fine details, located 200 meters from the beach and the center of Samara. The house has 3 bedrooms, all with air conditioning, 2 half baths, living-kitchen-dining room in an open area with...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size425.00 m² (4,574.64 sq ft)
$235,000

Shopping center with two apartments — Commercial Sale

FOR SALE $ 2,500,000.- Land area 1,753 m² (18,869 sq ft), construction area 1,600 m² (17,222 sq ft), apartment area 220 m² (2,368 sq ft) Shopping Center in strategic place of Samara, right at the junction of route 160 to Carrillo, in front of the bus stop and 200 meters from the beach. The shopping center has...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size1,753.00 m² (18,869.06 sq ft)
$2,500,000

Development Parcel — Land Listing

FOR SALE $ 1.575.000 - Área 52,403 m² or 12.5 acres The property is registered and out of concession, located near of Samara beach, has spectacular views of Playa Buena Vista, adjacent to the shoreline area with private access to beach with white sand. This property is one of the few highland waterfront, and...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size5.24 ha (12.95 acre)
$1,575,000

House — Residential Sale

Absolutely stunning ocean view estate nestled in the mountains above Samara. Enjoy total privacy and the security of a gated community, yet you are less than 15 minutes to the beach and center of Samara.

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size0.50 ha (1.25 acre)
$749,000