From the lush green rainforests of the Caribbean coast to the tropical dry forests of the Pacific, and the cool temperate Central Valley, Costa Rica is a nature-lovers wish and owning property is the stable, Central American country is easy. Real estate properties available throughout Costa Rica provide nationals and foreigners alike with a wide variety of environments to choose from and making an informed investment in Costa Rica real estate properties is a smart move.
Costa Rica enjoys a stable democracy and a healthy economy, based on tourism, electronics, and agriculture. The country, which has always placed a very high importance on maintaining a healthy environment due to the high demand for eco-tourism, is considered one of the greenest countries in the world with almost 25% of the land protect as national parks or wildlife refuges. Over 85% of the country’s electricity is generated from clean hydroelectricity. The country’s many active and inactive volcanoes have created nutrient rich soil, creating perfect condition for the many tropical fruits and vegetables that the country can grow and enjoy, creating a healthy and happy population. All of these factors combined result in Costa Rica being ranked as the 4th most competitive country in Latin American according a 2012 ADEN Business School study.
Properties and investment opportunities are wide spread in this small but stable country and a continued real estate growth rate has only seen prices appreciate over the past few years. Investing in Costa Rica real estate has proven over the years to be a wise choice, whether it is for business purposes, for a vacation or second home, or for a retirement home. The friendly population, stable government and economy, and the almost perfect climate are all attractive incentives for real estate property investments.
Costa Rica enjoys warm weather year round and in the Central Valley the temperature can even be quiet cool. The hottest parts of the country are the dry northern regions of the Pacific and the humid Caribbean lowlands, both dotted with dozens of gorgeous beaches, perfect for a dip in the water to escape the heat on the few days of the year where it seems too much. The dry season in Costa Rica ranges from December to May while the rainy season can last from June to November, but periods of rain or sunshine can exist intermittently throughout each season.
Coastal properties up and down both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts range from basic accommodations to luxury villas and real estate options for any budget can be found. The Central Valley offers stunning condos and homes with views of the fertile hills and valleys, and the impressive volcanoes that dot the region.
Costa Rica properties can be purchased by both nationals and foreigners alike and the country’s openness to foreign investment does not require citizenship or residency for property ownership. The transparency of buying property in Costa Rica makes the process of purchasing real estate in this tropical paradise easy and hassle free.