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

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.

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size676.00 m² (7,276.37 sq ft)

Strip Center Complex — Commercial Sale

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...

Nicoya, Nicoya, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size144.00 m² (1,550.00 sq ft)

Hotel/Resort/Hostel — Commercial Sale

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...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size1,197.81 m² (12,893.07 sq ft)

Condominium — Residential Sale

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 $115,000! Updates...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size69.00 m² (742.71 sq ft)

House — Residential Sale

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...

Cuesta Grande, Belén de Nosarita, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size1,777.00 m² (19,127.39 sq ft)

House — Residential Sale

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...

Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size701.00 m² (7,545.47 sq ft)