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.

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

Beach hotel in Sámara

Beach hotel in Sámara
Price
$1,800,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Commercial Sale
Images
19
Beds/Baths
24/26
Beds
24
Baths
26
Property Type
Hotel/Resort/Hostel
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Greenbelt View, Garden View
Total Lot Size
1,722.00 m² (18,535.38 sq ft)
Total Interior Area
1,320.00 m² (14,208.31 sq ft)

Area 1.722 m² or 18.535 sq ft. Construction 1.320 m² or 14.208 sq ft. This hotel is located in the center of Sámara, very close to the beautiful Sámara beach. The hotel consists of twenty-four comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms, all with private balcony, air conditioning and ceiling fan, private...

Casa Rio Mar: Near the Coast House For Sale in Sámara

Casa Rio Mar: Near the Coast House For Sale in Sámara
Price
$275,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
11
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
House
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Ocean View, Valley View
Total Lot Size
0.74 ha (1.83 acre)
Total Living Area
200.00 m² (2,152.77 sq ft)

Casa Rio Mar is truly a wonderful home! It’s located in the tranquil town of Esterones, just a short walk to a beautiful river and moments away from Buena Vista and white sand Barrigona Beach. Downtown Samara with all its amenities is just a 10 minute drive during the dry season. The best feature of the home is the...

Corner lot in the Center of Nicoya

Corner lot in the Center of Nicoya
Price
$675,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
10
Property Type
Development Parcel
Location
Nicoya, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Urban
View Type
Greenbelt View
Total Lot Size
1,777.00 m² (19,127.39 sq ft)

Price $ 380.- the square meter. Area 1.777 m² or 19.127 sq ft. Excellent property for residential or commercial use, located in the center of Nicoya, just two hundred meters from the central park and the Colonial Church. This corner lot in the Center of Nicoya has a total of eighty-nine meters facing the...

Cattle farm in Nicoya

Cattle farm in Nicoya
Price
$900,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
40
Beds/Baths
5/3
Beds
5
Baths
3
Property Type
Cattle farm
Location
Copal, Quebrada Honda, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity, Countryside
View Type
Greenbelt View, Garden View, Valley View
Total Lot Size
119.22 ha (294.60 acre)
Total Living Area
220.00 m² (2,368.05 sq ft)

Area 119,22 hectares or 294,60 acres. Wonderful property in the Gulf of Nicoya, Quebrada Honda, a beautiful and quiet place to live, where you can enjoy an extraordinary climate all year round. This cattle farm has two houses, a cattle barn, a large enclosure, another small and An open cellar.

Beach hotel in Sámara

Beach hotel in Sámara
Price
$2,500,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Commercial Sale
Images
14
Beds/Baths
22/26
Beds
22
Baths
26
Property Type
Hotel/Resort/Hostel
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity, Countryside, Urban
View Type
Greenbelt View, Garden View
Total Lot Size
0.72 ha (1.78 acre)
Total Interior Area
1,200.00 m² (12,916.64 sq ft)

Area 7.158 m² or 1,76 acres. Hotel area 1.200 m² or 12,900 sq ft. Beach hotel in one of the most visited areas of Costa Rica, Playa Sámara, just two minutes walk from the ocean. The hotel consists of a main building, a two-story annex building, a large swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a terrace, surrounded by the...