Costa Rica - Why Invest?
Many come to enjoy the country of Costa Rica because of its stunningly beautiful landscapes and scenery. With dual ocean coastlines, mountains, valleys, rainforests and more, this country has been recognized as the leader in Eco and Sustainable Tourism. It offers excellent weather, profound natural beauty. There is a peaceful and highly educated population with a genuine respect for nature. Costa Rica boasts the oldest and most stable democracy in Latin America.
The coastal area of Jaco Beach and Playa Hermosa is the fastest growing beach area in Costa Rica. San Jose with its 2 million population helps this area to be a coastal destination for the local Costa Rica population. Offering great weather and a good variety of services and amenities, this coastal zone is a highly desirable destination for both national and international tourism. The pristine beaches, world class surfing and sportfishing, eco adventure and more, attracts people from many areas within Costa Rica and from the international countries abroad.
Along with being a tourist destination, the central pacific coastline offers some of the best residential options in Costa Rica for coastal living. Many expatriates, people from all over the world are coming to Costa Rica to retire, reside for part of the year, or just visit year after year for extended vacations. Many of these same people have decided to buy homes and condos for investments and living forming a great part of the coastal community.
International Travel to Costa Rica
For most nationalities a visa is not required. You may enter with a passport and depending on your nationality stay between 30 and 90 days. US, Canadian, and most European citizens automatically attain a 90-day tourist visa.
If you would like to visit the Jaco area it is best to fly into the San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport (airport code SJO), located in the Alajuela province. The major airlines that fly into San Jose from a variety of international destinations include: Continental, United, American Airlines, Jet Blue, Spirit Airlines, Delta, USAir, British Airways, Frontier, TACA, Copa, Iberia, or Air Canada.
From the United States, direct flights to San Jose, from the following destinations: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Madrid, Miami, Newark, New, York, Orlando.
Real Estate in the central pacific coast comes in all shapes, sizes, view types, and price ranges. Even through the economic crisis, real estate in Costa Rica fared well. And due to its desirable location, excellent climate, friendly & well-educated people. This area is well known for it's spectacular ocean and mountain, coastal rain forests, inland waterfalls, miles and miles of gorgeous beaches, world class surfing and a delicious laid back beach-town atmosphere that cranks up at sundown with a burgeoning nightlife with many resorts, casinos, restaurants and clubs in the resort area just a few minutes drive from The ranch at Ocean park.
Central Pacific Coast
The Costa Rica Pacific Coast is easily accessible from the capital city of San José. Highway 27 (Ruta 27) allows you to get from the city to the beach in just over an hour. The Central Pacific area is characterized by small coastal villages and several well-developed resort areas. It’s mixed with palm plantations that stretch down the length of the coastline. Also, there are several beach towns that are popular with visitors to the area including Jaco Beach, Esterillos, Manuel Antonio and Dominical–to name a few. Visit the Pacific Coast for an incredible Costa Rica vacation and find great surfing, an abundance of rainforest wildlife and the classic Pura Vida Vibe!
Families and couples flock from around the world to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio, home to one of the most popular national parks in the country. Set up a canopy tour, ride ATV’s, go sports fishing or snorkeling and dolphin watching from a catamaran cruise. There is much to see and do in this beautiful area! Manuel Antonio is the most developed beach towns in the area. It offers incredible hotels and resorts, tons of activities. Shopping, restaurants, and nightlife will also help keep you busy during your stay.
Jaco is a beach town located on the Pacific Coast in Costa Rica. It the perfect mix of a laidback local community and tourism amenities. The area has become the Costa Rica tourist mecca and a very comfortable living space for both retirees and locals. Jaco is an international town with a population of approximately 20,000. The beach town of Jaco is one of the most popular surfing and nightlife destinations in Costa Rica and the Central Pacific.
Only 1.5 hours from San Jose, it is easily accessible and full of adventure for the whole family. Relax on the beach, surf, go zip lining and watch for the countless Scarlet Macaws that fly around the area.
Carara National Park
The Carara National Park is famous for being home to crocodiles, Scarlet Macaws, Toucans and Trogans. It is a great birding destination! Carara National Park is a transition zone between dry forest and rainforest so you get to see incredible birds from both types of forest.
Not to be confused with Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste, Hermosa beach is a fantastic surfing destination. Beginners should steer clear, however. The breaks are intense!
Nauyaca Waterfalls is one of the best ecotourism destinations in the Central Pacific. Ride on horseback to the beautiful waterfalls where you can swim in the natural pools.