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

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

This absolutely stunning hilltop property is the crown jewel of the Sunyani Development above the beach town of Samara in Guanacaste. Breathtaking mountain views and 180-degree white and blue water ocean vista spans from Cabo Blanco and Malpais in the south, through Playa Carrillo and Playa Samara. New on the...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size1.80 ha (4.45 acre)
$550,000

House — Residential Sale

Unbelievable opportunity to get a million dollar view under $100,000! This house is situated in the quaint village of Santo Domingo, just 10 minutes from the center of Samara and the beach. The upper level living and dining area is bright and cheery and opens up nicely to the panoramic ocean views. The balcony is the...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size179.00 m² (1,926.73 sq ft)
$99,000

Development Parcel — Land Listing

Huge lot priced to sell near the Del Mar Academy private school in the renowned Beaches of Nosara area. Lot L-41 measures 8900 m2 and has 155 meters of road frontage with a small internal road that can provide access to internal lots, allowing for the option to subdivide and re-sell. Motivated vendor group is...

Nosara, Nosara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size0.90 ha (2.22 acre)
$98,500

Development Parcel — Land Listing

Developer’s dream at unbeatable price! Located at the main intersection of the established beach community of Samara, Guanacaste, this offering comes zoned for Phase II of a commercial/residential project that already has an established medical clinic, five occupied residential units, swimming pool, cabana and...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size0.56 ha (1.38 acre)
$949,000

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Build your dream home above the jungle canopy and enjoy the howler monkeys and tropical birds from sunrise to sunset, which you will see year round from this 5000m2 hillside lot perched under the renowned Costa Rica Yoga Spa, inside a private gated mountain ranch overlooking the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge on...

Santa Marta, Nosara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size0.50 ha (1.24 acre)
$269,000

House — Residential Sale

Perched high above Carrillo with a spectacular view of the coastline, Boca del Toro Casa A1 is ready for sale. The house is more than 1,740 square feet and has a pool with a beautiful ocean view and a garage large enough for two small cars or one big car and a Quad. The property is more than 5,200 square meters (1.3...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size0.53 ha (1.31 acre)
$335,000

Agricultural Land — Land Listing

Farm land, in Nicoya, Pueblo Viejo, Mansion.43.5 Hect. 20Hect Special for Precius Wood species Reforestation and 20 Hect for Brahman Cattle Raising. With both activities actually on production. House for workers family and Main recreational House with BBQranch an social activities.

Mansion, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size43.06 ha (106.40 acre)
$695,000

House — Residential Sale

A charming little two bedroom, two bath house in the neighborhood of Canto de Gavilanes. This up and coming neighborhood is the closest you can be to "downtown" and the beach while still having peace and quiet. Walk to the beach, local restaurants and you're a stone throw from a local mini super.

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size140.00 m² (1,506.94 sq ft)
$185,000

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

FOR SALE $ 75.000.- Total area 5.030 m² (1,24 acres) 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 area. The property are two terraces with a spectacular ocean view...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size0.50 ha (1.24 acre)
$75,000

House — Residential Sale

The only single family home on the market in the town center of Playa Samara! Shopping, restaurants, groceries, beach... all just minutes away on foot. Located on a quiet street with a gate so you will have peace and quiet and security. Spacious house with 3 bedrooms, plus a studio upstairs with its own bath,...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size200.00 m² (2,152.77 sq ft)
$349,000