You might think that owning an eco-luxury home in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical locations would be outside your financial reach; well you will be pleasantly surprised just how affordable it really is. The Gold Coast in Costa Rica’s northwest province of Guanacaste is world renowned for its endless gold and white velvet-sand beaches, spectacular coastlines, bio-reserves, green communities, crystal waters and its hot but dry tropical weather.
Described as “the most biologically intense place on Earth” by National Geographic, Costa Rica truly is one of the most beautiful and eco-conscious countries on the planet. With approximately 5% of the worlds bio diversity packed into a country about the same size as the state of New Jersey and almost 30% of its territory protected by national parks and nature reserves, as well, Costa Rica produces 90% of its energy requirements from renewable resources. This small country called “The jewel of Central America” takes its position as a global eco-leader very seriously.
The opening of the Liberia Airport (LIR) to international flights in 2002 started one of Latin Americas largest real estate booms, as thousands of North Americans flooded the region causing a mad rush of development of single homes, gated communities, multi-million dollar estate and ultra high-end luxury spa resorts. Admittedly, at the height of the boom prices were extremely inflated with $400,000 homes on the market and selling for $800,000. The housing meltdown in the States effectively threw cold water on the feeding frenzy of buyers and sellers and prices have now dropped to the point where there is exceptional value in the market.
Today you can find luxury, eco-living properties and homes at very affordable prices. You can find a Costa Rica retirement community or gated eco-communities with very high construction standards, in a relaxed, low density, low crime, non-suburban, tropical environment – that have truly exception value.
Let’s look at a great example of an affordable luxury property and home in an eco-living community; for $300,000 at the Mar Vista Eco Community & Private Reserve you can own a piece of paradise in a secure, gated community where every home has sweeping ocean views. You also have an astonishing array of amenities such biking and hiking trails, club house with a horizon pool and bar, tennis courts, an on-site bilingual school and every activity imaginable at your finger tips including world class golf and surfing.
An eco-luxury home in Costa Rica is very affordable, and when you factor in perfect year round weather, low cost of living and a quality, inexpensive healthcare, you can see why this amazing country has become a destination of choice for so many looking at living and investing abroad.
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