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Is Guanacaste, Costa Rica real estate a good investment?

The first question RE/Max experts are often asked is: Is Costa Rica real estate a good investment? The answer is a solid YES! Additionally, owning personal and rental property in Costa Rica is so easy it’s become common for foreigners. Expats are warmly embraced as part of the Costa Rican community. They enjoy the same ownership rights as Costa Rica nationals do. The tourism industry is strong and still growing making this a great area for anyone to invest in local real estate.

This area is one of a kind to visit or live in. In fact, Guanacaste Province real estate is one of the most stunning paradises in Costa Rica. The province borders the Pacific Ocean in northwestern Costa Rica. Known for its beautiful beaches, dry tropical forest, surfing sites, and almost endless bird species Guanacaste also host luxury resorts and golf courses. The area also has lakes, volcanoes, rain, and cloud forest. The picture-perfect white sandy beaches are great places for photography and to surf and swim. This area offers every imaginable property and investment opportunity, with options within every price point. With great roads, gorgeous beaches, and a warm mild climate this area is a favorite destination for surfers, tourists, ex-pats, retirees, and especially investors. The real estate growth in this beautiful area will continue to create happy investors for years to come.

What is the real estate market in Guanacaste Costa Rica like?

Guanacaste Costa Rica real estate is a great option for relocation and investment alike. Connect with the RE/MAX Certified Specialist in Guanacaste.

Guanacaste property listings including homes and condos for sale, apartments for rent: less than $150,000 | $150,000-250,000 | $250,000-350,000 | $350,000-500,000 | above $500,000 

RE/MAX Costa Rica is the real estate leader here in Costa Rica. Every day we provide guidance about property acquisition and investment, compliance with local real estate laws, property requirements, and assistance in finding the perfect property. Our network of brokers is committed to finding you the best deals. We would love to help you find out more about your favorite communities. With our trusted brokers on your team, you have access to all our inside expertise and knowledge.  

If you would like to find out more about living and purchasing property for retirement or investment in Guanacaste reach out to our friendly RE/MAX office.

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Are there luxury and affordable condos for sale in Guanacaste?

Guanacaste is one of the hottest real estate markets for luxury and affordable condos. The strong tourism industry and proximity to surfing, activities, the rainforest, and the beach make these great options for active families and retirees. Buyers can expect to find properties with higher price points. If your goal is an investment property, there is the benefit of the existing tourism market that will boost your investment.

Guanacaste Costa Rica map & travel

The Daniel Oduber International Airport is located right in Liberia, located within the Guanacaste Providence so flying into this area is convenient. Inbound flights come in from across the world including the United States.

Car rentals are common and the easiest way to get around for short visits. Guanacaste is running along the Pan-American Highway/Highway 1. A rental car makes navigation around this area simple. There is also public transportation options. You can find more information about navigating public transit here.

 If you fly into San Jose, expect to travel two to six hours depending on which part of Guanacaste you are visiting. Natural disasters like hurricanes are rare enough that visitors don’t have interruptions to their travel. Costa Rica is generally a safe place to travel.

What is the weather like in Guanacaste Costa Rica?

December to April is considered the most ideal time to visit or vacation. This is especially true if you’re looking for sunny days. During the off/rainy season hotel price points are attractive, and visitors save money. May through November is still warm, but rainy. With or without rain there is literally never a bad time to visit or live in this beautiful place. There are so many things to do and see in this tropical paradise.

Guanacaste Costa Rica restaurants 

One of the best things about Cosa Rica is visiting with the locals and the amazing food. No matter where you are located you will find casual or fine dining options.  Here are just a few local favorites that you might end up loving:

Sentido Norte Restaurant, a great spot for romantic sunset cocktails with dinner. The food and service are exceptional. They serve Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican cuisine. They also have options that are Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, and Gluten-Free Options.

Cafe y Macadamia is a Bakery, Bistro & Sandwich Shop serving Central American healthy, fresh, and locally sourced options.  Their coffee, teas, and smoothies are delicious. Located on the drive up to the Arenal Volcano they have gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian options.

Café Liberia mixes Liberia’s grandest historical mansions, with tropical French cuisine. This historical home turned restaurant is more than memorable with people driving out of their way to get another taste. They have indoor and garden seating at this trendy café and restaurant. Great place to stop in for brunch, coffee, and dessert, or a traditional meal.

Che Sirloin Steakhouse & Grill serves perfectly cooked Steaks, gourmet hamburgers, and the best home-cooked starters and desserts. They offer vegetarian and gluten-free options and mixed drinks. Eat indoors or out, they even offer take-out.

Sentido Norte Restaurant, a great spot for romantic sunset cocktails with dinner. The food and service are exceptional. They serve Seafood, International, Central American, Costa Rican cuisine. They also have options that are Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, and Gluten-Free Options.

What’s the rental market in Guanacaste Costa Rica like? 

Guanacaste has a strong tourism industry, and you can expect that people are looking for lodging for couples, families, and groups. Property values continue to go up. In addition, the existing tourism industry is well established in the area. As a result, there are all of the entertainment, tours, activities, day trips, and dining options that anyone can dream of doing. If your looking at rental investments, both short and long-term rental markets are strong in Guanacaste Providence. Our local RE/MAX specialist can help you pinpoint the best investment properties on the Guanacaste market.

Guanacaste Costa Rica Airbnb Options 

Is an Airbnb, Bed & Breakfast, or short-term rental on your radar? If so, this area should be at the top of your list to explore.  

Often these types of properties increase their appeal or stand out by highlighting a theme and focusing on the closest activities. You can talk with your RE/MAX real estate expert for more specific information and ideas about the properties you’re considering. Some examples:

  • Surfer paradise locations highlighting beginner areas like Tamarindo Beach or Play Langosta for those who need a little more challenge.
  • Wildlife-filled jungle or tropical rainforest location, jungle views, private nature park with wildlife to see and trails to explore
  • Dramatic ocean views
  • Tide pools and sea life to explore
  • Incredible stargazing after dark
  • Falling asleep to the sounds of the waves.
  • ATV rides through the jungle to the waterfalls.
  • opportunities for great surfing
  • Incredible sunsets
  • Horseback riding on the sand or through the jungle
  • Hiking, biking, fishing, boating,
  • Popular local restaurants and bars, with markets
  • Zipline tours
  • Outstanding surf and spectacular views

Guanacaste hotel options 

The Guanacaste Providence is a tourist hotspot and tropical paradise. It’s known as a tourist destination and is a great real estate investment. Also known for some of the most beautiful beaches, it’s equally amazing to explore the local mountain ranges, volcanoes, nature reserves, and parks. This area has luxury and family-friendly resorts and hotel options. Tourists fall in love with the peaceful paradise and frequently come back. If your goal is to invest in a popular tourist area this is a great place to consider a hotel, B&B, or Airbnb ownership. There are plenty of tourist activities and tours to keep visitors busy but relaxed. If you’re looking at remote locations rental cars or hired drivers are common and easy for tourists and visitors to use and navigate to see the sights. The current infrastructure supports and encourages repeated tourism.

What’s the lifestyle and culture like in Guanacaste Costa Rica? 

Guanacaste can best be described as a tourist paradise and a great place to live. This is especially true if you love meeting and interacting with people from all over the world. Locals are friendly and often run tourism-related businesses in this area. Spanish is still the primary language in Guanacaste and English is widely spoken as here as well. Additionally, most vendors in Guanacaste accept US cash as well as credit cards.

This is an area where all of the amazing options to explore Costa Rica are offered. People who visit often find that if they can imagine it, it’s here!

If you’re interested in finding out more about specific information about the 6 Most Popular Central Pacific Communities in the Guanacaste area you’ll want to check out Jaco Beach, Herradura Bay, Los Suenos, Hermosa Beach, Esterillos, and Punta Leona.  

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