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

SW #11 Ocean View lot just minutes from Samara!

SW #11 Ocean View lot just minutes from Samara!
Price
$179,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
7
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Bay View, Beach View, Ocean View, Valley View
Total Lot Size
0.53 ha (1.31 acre)

Amazing opportunity to own a stunning ocean view property and build the home of your dreams. Located just a few minutes from Samara beach, this breezy property boasts amazing views of Samara Bay and neighboring Carrillo beach as well as the lush jungle that surrounds them.

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)

This house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms is located in Sámara, Guanacaste Costa Rica, in the county of Nicoya. This near the coast property with ocean and valley views is situated in the tropical dry forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 0,74 hectare (1,83 acre), and it has a living space of 200,00...

Casa Colibri: Near the Coast House For Sale in Sámara

Casa Colibri: Near the Coast House For Sale in Sámara
Price
$179,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
7
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
727.00 m² (7,825.33 sq ft)
Total Living Area
120.00 m² (1,291.66 sq ft)

This house with 2 bedrooms and 2 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 house is 727,00 square meter (7.825,33 square feet), and it has a living space of...

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 Liberia, 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...