Huacas: A Charming Community Hub
Huacas, often considered the "crossroads of Costa Rica's Gold Coast," serves as a central point connecting nearby popular beach towns like Tamarindo, Playa Flamingo, and Playa Grande. This charming town provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere that allows residents to immerse themselves in local culture while remaining close to the region's amenities. From most homes here you can be at the beach within a few minutes drive. The town showcases true Costa Rican culture and more affordable living. Many locals live in this town.
The real estate market in Huacas offers a mix of properties catering to different preferences. From quaint homes with traditional Costa Rican architecture to modern condos, individuals have various options to choose from. This variety of real estate allows residents to find a place that suits their lifestyle, whether it's embracing a more traditional way of living or enjoying modern comforts.
Huacas is home to CEPIA -a non-profit organization that supports culture, educational and labor opportunities, mental and physical health, participation and social cohesion of underprivileged children, teenagers, their families and adults in the coastal communities of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, to improve their quality of life. Flamingo Beach Realty has been a big supporter of CEPIA over the years and we encourage our clients and friends to donate their money and/or time to this worthwhile cause.
Huacas is home to the top 2 clinic hospitals in our area: Beachside Clinic and Hospital Metropolitano - Sede Huacas. They both offer 24 hour care with onsite medical doctors, x-rays, laboratory, pharmacies, and monthly visits of specialist doctors such as pediatricians, gynecologists, psychiatrists, orthopedic doctors, physiotherapists, and more.
The community in Huacas embodies the essence of Costa Rican friendliness. The town's central plaza is often a hub of activity, hosting local events, markets, and festivals that foster connections among both locals and expatriates. This communal spirit creates an environment where newcomers are readily welcomed and can easily integrate into the local way of life.
Matapalo: Nature's Retreat
Matapalo, situated near Huacas, offers a more tranquil and secluded lifestyle that appeals to nature enthusiasts and those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. This lush area boasts rich biodiversity, with an abundance of wildlife and picturesque landscapes.
Real estate in Matapalo often centers around larger properties that allow residents to fully embrace the surrounding nature. Homes and estates often boast stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forested areas. The community in Matapalo is characterized by its love for the outdoors and environmental consciousness. Residents often engage in activities such as birdwatching, hiking, and horseback riding.
Cabo Velas and Colinas del Golf are two condo complexes in Matapalo. From Matapalo you can access a gravel road that takes you to some of the most picturesque beaches in our area: Playa Conchal, Playa Minas, and Playa Pirates.
Both Huacas and Matapalo offer a range of outdoor activities that reflect Costa Rica's reputation as an adventure destination. Residents can explore nearby beaches, enjoy water sports like surfing and snorkeling, or take part in canopy tours and ziplining adventures. The towns are also within easy reach of national parks and wildlife reserves, providing ample opportunities for exploration and discovery.
Both Huacas and Matapalo each offer a unique Costa Rican experience. Huacas, with its central location and strong sense of community, provides a convenient and welcoming atmosphere. Matapalo, on the other hand, offers a retreat into nature's embrace, appealing to those seeking tranquility and a connection to the environment. With their diverse real estate options, active communities, and array of outdoor activities, these towns cater to a range of preferences and offer a genuine taste of Costa Rica's Pura Vida lifestyle.