Swapping the city for a relaxed coastal lifestyle is a dream for many. For those looking to live the dream, Costa Rica offers both a healthy lifestyle and opportunities to earn from the profitable tourism and real estate industry. The South Pacific coast in particular offers many affordable opportunities to purchase Costa Rica homes for sale.
Located in Central America, Costa Rica has become a popular destination for ecotourism. A unique country that abolished its army over 60 years ago, Costa Rica is known for investing into education, conservation of the environment and commitment to democracy. Costa Rica protects well over 25% of its territory to national parks, and is home to nearly 5% of the world’s biodiversity.
With such efforts to conserve its natural habitat, it is no surprise that Costa Rica is world famous for its abundant green rain forests, cloud forests, pristine white beaches to mountainous landscapes. Many tourists arrive to experience such wonders and in 2010 alone, there were 2 million tourist arrivals. A large proportion of the country’s visitors head to Pacific coastal towns and the South Pacific in particular is becoming a popular eco-destination.
For many years the South Pacific was known as inaccessible paradise. With bad roads and poor infrastructure, it was only visited by adventurous tourists. Fast forward to today and the South pacific has grown incredibly through a range of million dollar infrastructural improvements. This has opened up the way for many to experience the regions wealth of pristine beaches and amazing landscapes that have been protected from over development. It has also given rise to an up and coming real estate market that has many affordable Costa Rica homes for sale.
Smart investors are now buying Costa Rica homes for sale in the South Pacific due to analysts predicting that prices will inevitably rise. With a new international airport to be inaugurated in 2015, along with many other developments, appreciation values will continue to grow. This makes investing in Costa Rica homes for sale now a clever decision, before values rapidly increase.