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

House — Residential Sale

Beautiful and tranquil house located in the Buena Vista neighborhood of Samara. This three bedroom house has a spacious open floor plan and gorgeous vaulted wood ceilings. The open kitchen, living and dining room make this a great house for entertaining. The large sliding doors open up to the covered terrace, ceramic...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size664.00 m² (7,147.21 sq ft)
$299,000

House — Residential Sale

It is very rare in Samara to find a stunning ocean view that is also a short walk to the beach - with most homes you have to choose between one or the other. Casa Estiyul has it all; gorgeous ocean views and close proximity to the beach. This beautiful three bedroom/three bath home is nestled into the hillside just on...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size2,235.00 m² (24,057.24 sq ft)
$895,000

House — Residential Sale

PRICE REDUCED! Enjoy incredible mountain views from this great two bed, two bath home. This private location is secluded and quiet and but still close to all that Samara has to offer.

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size860.00 m² (9,256.93 sq ft)
$199,000

Hotel/Resort/Hostel — Commercial Sale

This lodge/hotel is set in a tropical paradise with lush vegetation landscaping the property. The pool area is nestled in a jungle setting, you would never know you are only 100 meters from everything Samara as to offer.

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size1,491.00 m² (16,048.93 sq ft)
$1,100,000

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

FOR SALE $ 200.000.- Area 1,617 m² o 17,405 sq ft This beautiful property has a wonderful ocean view, as it is located five minutes from Playa Pelada, as well as 10 minutes from the center of the town of Nosara, so it has the facility of all services such as supermarkets, restaurants, pharmacies, center of...

Nosara, Nosara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size1,617.00 m² (17,405.17 sq ft)
$200,000

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Beautiful and spacious lot in the Samara Woods residential community. Located just 3 km from the center of Samara and the beach. With 1.25 acres of almost all usable space and gorgeous mature trees, this is the perfect site for your dream home. Water and electric provided.

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size0.50 ha (1.24 acre)
$55,000

Bar/Nightclub — Commercial Sale

FOR SALE $ 250,000.- Area 2,975 m² or 32,022 sq ft In this property is located the commercial place "Bar Bambu", where there is availability of commercial patents. This property is located ten minutes from Playa Pelada, as it is the town of Nosara, so it has the facility of all services such as supermarkets,...

Nosara, Nosara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size2,975.00 m² (32,022.51 sq ft)
$250,000

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

MOTIVATED SELLER! This jungle view parcel is location just a short drive to Samara, about 4 km from the center of town and the beach. This tree filled lot really gives you the jungle feel you are looking for in Costa Rica. The parcel touches public road so you can building two houses and subdivide if desired. Water...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size4,250.00 m² (45,746.44 sq ft)
$49,500

House — Residential Sale

FOR SALE $ 225.000.- Total area 8.937 m² (2,20 acres) It consists of two contiguous properties, of 5.030 m² and 3.907 m². This spectacular property is located six hundred meters from Playa Buena Vista in Sámara, Guanacaste, in a very quiet area, where you can breathe pure air, surrounded by the nature of the...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size0.89 ha (2.20 acre)
$225,000

House — Residential Sale

Country cozy home located in the hills of Maquenco, just 15 minutes from Samara in the cooler outskirts of beautiful Samara Beach. This custom built home is full of character and charm. The acid stained and polished concrete floors and counter tops, refurbished wood doors and custom built cabinets are just a few of...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size0.50 ha (1.24 acre)
$375,000