If you have ever had a dream where you were in a tropical paradise walking on secluded pristine beach with palms blowing in a gentle cooling breeze, you could have been dreaming about Nosara, Guanacaste Costa Rica. With some of the best surfing in the region and long stretches of sandy beaches, Nosara while attracting more and more tourists and expats still retains its lost-in-the-tropics flavor.
Located on the pacific coast in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, Nosara has the oldest expatriate communities of all Costa Rica. This sleepy coastal village was primarily reliant on fishing and agricultural before foreign tourists discovered its unique charms.
The actual village of Nosara is approximately 6 kilometers inland, on the Rio Nosara. The village remains small and traditional in spite of the influx of visitors to the area. Here you can find accommodation in inexpensive cabinas, various supermarkets and corner stores, restaurants, a bar/discotheque, and a medical clinic.
The landing strip offers daily flights to and from San Jose and has greatly improved accessibility to the area and the roads which were rough to say the least are also seeing vast improvement.
Nosara is very popular amongst with surfers because of its laid back, relaxed tone and boasts world class surf throughout the year. The 3 beaches in the area deliver surf that is perfect for everyone from beginners to advanced surfers.
Nosara, Guanacaste Costa Rica: One of Costa Rica’s Real Gems
Unlike most coastal tourist towns, Nosara lacks nearly any development directly on the beach as a great portion is protected by the Ostional Wildlife Refuge. As well, Nosara is a green zone region making the area a shining example of responsible planning and green development initiatives. Although a large number of homes exist scattered about in the area, people living there, as well as visitors, feel secluded with nothing but a pristine tropical surroundings.
Real estate in this popular paradise have prices ranging from $150,000 for a modest home up to $800,000 and more for luxury estate properties. Based on a current report, there are approximately 25 homes and buildings either under construction or starting to be built as well a dozen or so renovation projects underway. The nice thing is these are individual homes and not large developments so the area is retaining its small town flavor and not developing into another tourist trap which would only serve to drive up prices.
So if you are looking to relocate to that perfect small town, rural piece of tropical beach paradise where the weather is perfect with sunny, warm days and everyday feels like the a lazy weekend relaxing on the ocean, check out Nosara Guanacaste, one of Costa Rica’s real gems!