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

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

4
2
Total Lot Size200.00 m² (2,152.77 sq ft)
$349,000

Hotel/Resort/Hostel — Commercial Sale

FOR SALE $ 2.250.000. Area 9.465 m² or 2,33 acres. The Beachfront Hotel is located on the milltle of the bay, beach of Playa Samara, one of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. This hotel has fifty five rooms, surrounded by greenery and flowers in the big courtyard of the hotel there is a swimming pool...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

55
60
Total Lot Size0.95 ha (2.35 acre)
$2,250,000

Other — Land Listing

FOR SALE $ 1,995,000.- Land area 616.962 m² / 152,45 acres Develop your own project. This beautiful residential project, located in Sámara, ten minutes from Playa Sámara and Playa Buena Vista, is composed of twenty-five properties that measure between seven thousand and eight thousand meters, overlooking the...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size61.70 ha (152.46 acre)
$1,995,000

House — Residential Sale

Nestled in the mountains above Samara, Casa Paz boasts spectacular mountain, jungle and ocean views. This two bedroom home has two master suites plus a loft that could easily function as a third bedroom or office space. The oversized covered terrace is the perfect place for outdoor living as it leads right up to the...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

2
3
Total Lot Size0.50 ha (1.24 acre)
$229,000

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Area 450 m² or 4.843 sq ft. This property is located in Sámara, just five minutes walk from the beach, inside a dead end street, with beautiful residences already built, which makes it an ideal place to build the beach house you have wanted so much. Sámara is one of the most visited places in Guanacaste, as it...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size450.00 m² (4,843.74 sq ft)
$67,000

Hotel/Resort/Hostel — Commercial Sale

Area 671 m² or 7.222 sq ft. Construction 780 m² or 8.395 sq ft. This small hotel is located a few minutes from the center of Samara and within walking distance of the beautiful beach of Sámara Beach. The hotel consists of eight comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms, on two levels, where the first level...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

9
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Total Lot Size671.00 m² (7,222.56 sq ft)
$790,000

Agricultural Land — Land Listing

Land: 13,000 m2 description: near barra honda national park, in the center of santa ana, near the plaza, 45 minutes from samara beach, 15 minutes nicoya center, main road front. It has public services: electricity, water, it has internet. Road in good condition, road in asphalt process. Price: 75 million colones. ($...

Nicoya, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size1.30 ha (3.21 acre)
$43,000

House — Residential Sale

Located in the popular Buena Vista area Casa Tortugo y Buho has many possibilities. There are 3 bedrooms in the house and an upstairs apartment with a separate entrance, so B&B would be possible. With a 1466 sq meter lot a swimming pool or casitas could be added. Its only a 5 minute walk to the Buena Vista beach and...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

5
3
Total Lot Size1,466.00 m² (15,779.83 sq ft)
$239,000

Multiplex — Residential Sale

This multiplex with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms is located in Sámara, Guanacaste Costa Rica, in the county of Nicoya. This near the coast property with garden view is situated in the tropical dry forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this multiplex is 1,146.00 square meter (12,335.39 square feet), and it has a living...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

5
5
Total Lot Size1,146.00 m² (12,335.39 sq ft)
$395,000

House — Residential Sale

Adorable three bedroom, three bath house in the desirable area of Buena Vista. Just a short bike ride into the center of Samara and the beach. Also conveniently located near Playa Buena Vista and the hidden beach of Izquierda. Great backyard and pool area with a detached third bedroom/ guest suite. Great income...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

3
3
Total Lot Size369.30 m² (3,975.10 sq ft)
$215,000