Urban Centers: Nicoya

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.

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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

Casa Bougainvillea - Ocean View: "New Construction, Modern Design"

Casa Bougainvillea - Ocean View: "New Construction, Modern Design"
Price
$225,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
11
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain
View Type
Mountain View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size
676.00 m² (7,276.37 sq ft)
Total Living Area
170.00 m² (1,829.86 sq ft)

New construction in Santo Domingo to be finished in early 2017. Enjoy ocean views and fresh mountain breezes from this two bedroom, two bath house. Enjoy coffee or cocktails from the over sized covered patio. Attached carport. High end finishes and appliances. 8 - 10 minute drive from Samara.

Location-Location-Location: Nicoya Commercial Office Building

Location-Location-Location: Nicoya Commercial Office Building
Price
$2,000,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Commercial Sale
Images
14
Beds/Baths
-/16
Baths
16
Property Type
Strip Center Complex
Location
Nicoya, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Urban
View Type
Other
Total Lot Size
144.00 m² (1,550.00 sq ft)
Total Interior Area
1,100.00 m² (11,840.25 sq ft)

Location, Location, Location. You can't get better than this in the center of Nicoya, 1000 meters south of Nicoya Hospital, is a newer income producing 2-story office building. Leases have been in place for over 9 years and the numbers come out to an investors dream. With room to expand and add a third floor this...

Playa Pacifico Samara Lodge: Live and Work in Paradise!

Playa Pacifico Samara Lodge: Live and Work in Paradise!
Price
$910,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Commercial Sale
Images
11
Beds/Baths
15/10
Beds
15
Baths
10
Property Type
Hotel/Resort/Hostel
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Garden View
Total Lot Size
1,197.81 m² (12,893.07 sq ft)
Total Interior Area
2,000.00 m² (21,527.74 sq ft)

This hotel/resort/hostel is located in Sámara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, in Nicoya county. This near the coast property with garden view is situated in the tropical dry forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this hotel/resort/hostel is 1,197.81 square meter (12,893.07 square feet), and it has an interior space of...

Las Palmeras Condo #13: Ocean view and walking distance to the beach!

Las Palmeras Condo #13: Ocean view and walking distance to the beach!
Price
$125,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
5
Beds/Baths
1/1
Beds
1
Baths
1
Property Type
Condominium
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Beach View, Garden View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size
69.00 m² (742.71 sq ft)
Total Living Area
69.00 m² (742.71 sq ft)

Las Palmeras upper level condo with ocean views! This affordable condo has one bedroom, one bath and an oversized loft which can sleep 6 people all together. The balcony has views of Samara bay and the communal pool area is just below. This condo has an impressive rental history and is a steal at $125,000! Updates...

Casa Cuesta Grande: Charming Home in the Hills of Samara!

Casa Cuesta Grande: Charming Home in the Hills of Samara!
Price
$230,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
10
Beds/Baths
4/2
Beds
4
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Cuesta Grande, Belén de Nosarita, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain
View Type
Mountain View
Total Lot Size
1,777.00 m² (19,127.39 sq ft)
Total Living Area
172.00 m² (1,851.39 sq ft)

Casa Cuesta Grande is a charming 3 bedroom house in the hills of Samara. It is conveniently located midway between Samara and Nicoya, about 15 km to the beach. The home boasts a modern kitchen with granite countertops, beautiful vaulted teak ceilings and a renovated bathroom. The lovely covered terrace abuts the...

Beautiful house in Samara Beach

Beautiful house in Samara Beach
Price
$220,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
38
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside, Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Greenbelt View, Garden View
Total Lot Size
701.00 m² (7,545.47 sq ft)
Total Living Area
100.00 m² (1,076.39 sq ft)

This beautiful property is located in Sámara, very close to beach Buenavista, in a very quiet and safe area, as it is located in a dead end street. The house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, open living / dining room that connects to the kitchen, front terrace, laundry room and garage. The house has air...

Casa Estrella: Views and Close to Samara

Casa Estrella: Views and Close to Samara
Price
$490,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
12
Beds/Baths
3/2
Beds
3
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Garden View, Mountain View, Valley View
Total Lot Size
0.89 ha (2.20 acre)
Total Living Area
250.00 m² (2,690.97 sq ft)

Casa Estrella is a lovely newer construction home location just minutes from the beach and center of Samara. Enjoy nearly 2 acres of privacy and valley views from this hilltop home. The interior boasts modern finishes with a cozy cottage feel. There are 3 bedrooms plus an office, which can easily be used as fourth...

Casa Sombra: Keep cool and shaded at Casa Sombra!

Casa Sombra: Keep cool and shaded at Casa Sombra!
Price
$199,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
10
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Garden View
Total Lot Size
3,508.00 m² (37,759.65 sq ft)
Total Living Area
150.00 m² (1,614.58 sq ft)

This property has 2 structures; a one bedroom A-Frame, studio house and an over-sized garage and storage building with a small office space. If you're looking for privacy and a jungle setting that stays cool with large, mature shade trees this is the property for you! There is also an additional building pad the could...

Lot Diane: Live near the beach without breaking the bank!

Lot Diane: Live near the beach without breaking the bank!
Price
$30,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
6
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Mountain View
Total Lot Size
1,627.08 m² (17,513.67 sq ft)

Want to live near the beach but don’t want to break the bank? Here is a great option! This property is affordable, a short distance to the beach and has plenty of space to build your home. This shady lot is full of tropical trees that provide shade year round keeping the property nice and cool. It’s just a short...

Affordable lot with an amazing ocean view!

Affordable lot with an amazing ocean view!
Price
$80,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
8
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain, Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Beach View, Mountain View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size
650.00 m² (6,996.51 sq ft)

This 650m2 lot is located in the Panamerican Woods development just 10 minutes from the beach and the center of Samara. The entire area of the lot is usable for construction, has all utilities readily available and is ready for the ocean view home of your dreams to be built on it.