Costa Rica Real Estate News – Stunning beauty, access and lifestyle has propelled Costa Rica’s Gold Coast into the limelight as a destination of choice for the luxury travelers and for those looking for the ultimate tropical paradise to call home. Not only is this Pacific dreamland a chic escape location for the rich and famous but many retired and soon-to-be retired foreigners have discovered its treasures.
The gold sand beaches seem endless here with approximately 300 miles of sweeping coastal landscapes, bustling beach towns with high-end developments, marinas and resorts: the Gold Coast of Costa Rica has become the tropical dreamscape to live, play and retire.
Costa Rica’s Pacific Northwest province of Guanacaste has been called the Malibu Beach of Central America attracting retirees, eco-travels, luxury travels, and celebrities. The coastal hub of the Gold Coast is the bustling small coastal city of Tamarindo which is only one hour away from Liberia airport. With Tamarindo’s magnificent, famous beaches and its selection of ocean and adventure activities, it has become Costa Rica’s premier location for a tropical lifestyle. North Americans and Europeans are attracted to the Tamarindo Real Estate market for excellent its magnificent weather, the natural beauty of the region, as well as low property taxes and acquisition costs. This once small fishing village has become a mecca of fun, excitement and tropical lifestyle.
What put Tamarindo on the Map?
Before 2002 getting to the now developed areas of the Gold Coast was difficult to say the least. Generally, access into many of these areas was limited to 4X4’s, ATV’s and enduro motorcycles. It was the opening of international flights to the Oduber Quiros International Airport (Liberia, Costa Rica Airport LIR) in December, 2002 that caused rapid infrastructure development and expansion to all of Guanacaste. With improved infrastructure and international access, luxury resorts like the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel, put the Gold Coast on the map of luxury travel.
A flood of new international arrives as well as service business’s moved into the small fishing villages along the Gold Coast and now deliver all the amenities one might want in a tropical hotspot including; imported foods, sports bars, fine dining as well as adventure activities, water activities, boutique shopping, golf and tennis venues, gated condominium communities, and marina resorts.
Tamarindo has something for everyone. Celebrities, the wealthy, retirees, investors, and lifestyle re-inventers have all discovered Gold Coast and with real estate prices lower than the U.S.A., the regions is expected to see many more retirees landing on its golden shores.
What are home buyers looking for in Tamarindo?
In most cases, buyers are looking for vacation rental income properties and/or retirement homes, but many are also buying Tamarindo Real Estate because of investment potential. You can find excellent quality and value from under $190,000 to $3,000,000 and up, with average sales between $200,000 and $300,000.
With ultra luxurious hotel and resort brands like The Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Regent and Westin Hotels and Resorts, the Tamarindo region is continuing its growth trend. Tamarindo Costa Rica has a great international profile and has developed a sexy brand as a fun, exciting, adventurous place to live, play and retire. This vibrant Gold Coast lifestyle is a truly an experience you don’t want to miss.
By Terrance Johnson