The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – International Living – renowned magazine for expatriates and retirees – has recently encouraged its readers that the Nicoya Peninsula is one of the best places to live.

Jason Holland, writer of the article, says that the area has a combination of factors that make it unique and ideal.

“It is a somewhat isolated region, with miles and miles of pristine coastline along the blue Pacific; with steep hills, huge cattle farms and mazes, woods and fields,” Holland wrote in the article that appeared yesterday on the website of this publication.

He added: “It is also one of the Blue Zones in the world, where researchers have found that people live longer on average, due to a combination of diet, climate and lifestyle.”

Holland also mentions other elements that make this peninsula perfect for those looking for a second home: access, facilities for public services such as Internet and medical care. “The Nicoya Peninsula is becoming a city.”

And he ensures that the ideal locations are Montezuma, Nosara, Tambor and Santa Teresa, where even the price of land, compared to the rest of the country, is relatively accessible.

A three-bedroom property, 130 square meters, with a five minute walk from Coyote and Caletas beach only costs $205,000.  A little further down, surf place San Miguel, a two-bedroom condo is $80,000.

But if you are interested or concerned, continues the article, build the home of your dreams overlooking the sea and just a few steps away from the beach, the costs of the property start at $ 65,000. If the costs of construction are $100 per 10 square meters, then the house can come in under $200,000.

Victor Villalobos, reality specialist, acknowledges that prices in the area are reasonable at this time, especially after the fall of prices in the product properties of the 2008 crisis.

“You perhaps do not have quick access to a gourmet supermarket and the largest city is about an hour away, but you´ll own a U.S.homes with dishwasher, spacious rooms and manicured final details. And you have high-speed Internet, satellite TV, good cell service, electricity and drinking water,” says the text.

Finally, he notes that places like Nosara and Guiones have become important centers for the collection of retirees and, more recently, surfers, while there has been a great development of schools teaching Castilian, yoga and other areas of welfare.

When asked in January about this, spokesmen of Costa Rica Tourist ensure that the entity does not have a plan to attract this segment of the population, given the nature of the practice of law institution.

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica