Why consider buying real estate in Costa Rica? If you have ever visited Costa Rica, you would more than likely agree that the more appropriate question would be ‘why not?’
Costa Rica’s land area is 50 660 km2 and boasts 1 290 km of stunning, sandy coastline that are freely available to the public. The interior of the country holds its own beauty and variety in the form of coffee plantations, rain forests and steaming volcanoes.
Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west, the country is one of exceptional beauty. The ocean is warm, the sand varies in color from volcanic black, browns, red and whites and there are many species of insects, birds and animals inhabiting the country. All these reasons result in a huge source of eco tourism for Costa Rica.
There are 2 main seasons in Costa Rica, essentially being the wet and dry season. Dry season runs from December to April and rainy season from May to November. The climate and temperature levels are determined mostly by elevation with the sea level bringing tropical heat and humidity and cooler sub-tropical weather occurring in the mountains. The Central Valley which surrounds San Jose experiences spring-like weather all year round.
With all this natural beauty, it’s no wonder that people who visit Costa Rica often explore the option of moving there or purchasing a holiday home there. However, before investigating in Costa Rica real estate, potential investors should investigate all the benefits and main angles of this investment.
Costa Rica’s tourism is still flourishing but for how long, some think? It’s hard to predict as one would have to believe the impact of world events would catch up with us sooner or later.
But, consider these facts:
1. This year alone over 250,000 Americans will travel to Costa Rica and places like Thailand for affordable medical care. They will be seeking everything from root canals to heart transplants. The proximity to the USA and the high standard of health care Costa Rica offers suggest that a higher percentage will come here.
2. We keep seeing statistics that eco tourism / sustainable tourism is becoming one of the most sought after travel packages. This comes in many different forms, but one of the most popular is the vacationer seeking to get a feel for making their contribution to our planet by using these sustainable tourism facilities.
Last year it was reported by the accommodation industry that boutique hotels and B&B’s are the fastest growing segment of their industry. And, Costa Rica is getting ready for the anticipated increase in business in this area, as well as more major, brand name resorts coming here. For instance, the $40,000,000 expansion to the Liberia international Airport will be completed this year. There will be many new flights and visitors. Tourism is definitely up, and certainly, many of those visitors are interested in sustainable tourism, and others, medical tourism.
For those with a vision, a major eco-sustainable project, coupled with medical tourism, done by a well-financed developer, could make Costa Rica the focal point for the world. Costa Rica, with a land area of only 51.100 km2 (0.03% of the planet’s surface) and 589.000 km2 of territorial waters, is considered to be one of the 20 countries with greatest biodiversity in the world. And, it is also considered to be one of the premier destinations for medical treatments, with its modern medical and dental facilities and well trained, professional, and English speaking, doctors.