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

New Construction, 5 Mins to Samara

New Construction, 5 Mins to Samara
Price
$299,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
10
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
House
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain, Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Garden View, Mountain View
Total Lot Size
1,780.00 m² (19,159.68 sq ft)
Total Living Area
255.00 m² (2,744.79 sq ft)

Fantastic opportunity to own a brand new house with beautiful mountain views just minutes from town. This three bedroom, three bath house is spacious and bright. The open kitchen and living area has vaulted ceilings will exposed beams. It offers a large living spaces and bedrooms and an even larger covered terrace...

Two Houses Close to Beach and Town

Two Houses Close to Beach and Town
Price
$450,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
7
Beds/Baths
6/4
Beds
6
Baths
4
Property Type
Multiplex
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Garden View
Total Lot Size
765.00 m² (8,234.36 sq ft)
Total Living Area
240.00 m² (2,583.33 sq ft)

Two lovely homes located in a very desirable area; a quick walk to the beach and "downtown". This is the perfect opportunity to live and in one house and rent the other or use both as an income producing property. The two homes share a pool in the middle of the property and have a lush garden surrounding it. A...