Although Flamingo Beach Realty specializes in luxury real estate in Guanacaste, we have listings and professional partners throughout Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is renowned for its breathtaking beaches, lush rainforests, and unparalleled biodiversity, making it a prime destination for travelers seeking a tropical paradise. Many regions in Costa Rica appeal to expatriates for their unique characteristics. Depending on how you define your dream home, you may be interested in exploring other areas in Costa Rica for properties and opportunities. The country is divided into seven provinces, each offering its own unique charm and attractions.
- San Jose Province: The Capital's Cultural Heart
The San Jose Province, home to the nation's capital, San Jose, is the cultural and economic center of Costa Rica. San Jose, a bustling city with a mix of modern and historic architecture, boasts museums, theaters, and vibrant markets. Other popular towns include Heredia, Alajuela, Cartago, San Pedro, Belen and Escazu. In these towns, you’ll find every imaginable convenience, a more vibrant lifestyle, plenty of dining and entertainment and people from every walk of life. Visitors can explore the "Central Valley" region, where fertile volcanic soil yields some of the country's best coffee beans.
- Alajuela Province: A Gateway to Adventure
Alajuela, the second-largest province, serves as a gateway to Costa Rica's adventure destinations. The city of Alajuela itself is known for its picturesque parks and markets. La Fortuna, within this province, offers access to the iconic Arenal Volcano and its hot springs. Adventurers flock to Monteverde, famous for its cloud forests and thrilling canopy tours.
- Cartago Province: Historical Treasures and Natural Wonders
Cartago is steeped in history and is home to the former capital of Costa Rica. Visitors can explore the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, an important pilgrimage site. Beyond the historical sites, the Orosi Valley and Tapanti National Park offer hiking and nature enthusiasts a chance to explore lush rainforests and pristine rivers.
- Heredia Province: Coffee Country and Natural Beauty
Heredia Province is celebrated for its coffee production and scenic beauty. The charming town of Santo Domingo is a hub for coffee tours, allowing visitors to experience the coffee-making process firsthand. Braulio Carrillo National Park, with its dense rainforests and cascading waterfalls, is a haven for eco-tourists and hikers.
- Guanacaste Province: Sun, Surf, and Stunning Beaches
Guanacaste, on the northwestern Pacific coast, the province Flamingo Beach Realty specializes in, is a sun-soaked paradise renowned for its pristine beaches. The city of Liberia is the gateway to the province and provides access to attractions like Rincon de la Vieja National Park, known for its volcanic activity and thermal springs. Popular beach towns such as Playa Tamarindo, Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero, Playa Conchal, Playa Grande, Playa Avellanas, Playa Junquillal, Playa Negra, Playa Ocotal, Playa Hermosa and Playas del Coco draw surfers and sun-seekers from around the world.
- Puntarenas Province: Coastal Beauty and Breathtaking Islands
Puntarenas Province boasts a diverse coastline and access to some of Costa Rica's most beautiful islands. Puntarenas city is a lively port town, and the nearby Nicoya Peninsula is a haven for beach lovers. The Gulf of Nicoya harbors islands like Tortuga Island, where snorkeling and wildlife encounters are a delight. Further south, the Osa Peninsula is a biodiversity hotspot, home to Corcovado National Park. Manuel Antonio is a popular town for investors and retirees.
- Limón Province: Caribbean Culture and Breathtaking Nature
Limón Province, located on the Caribbean coast, offers a unique blend of rich Afro-Caribbean and Tico cultures and natural wonders. The city of Limón is known for its vibrant festivals and cultural celebrations. Nearby, Tortuguero National Park is famous for its sea turtle nesting sites, and Cahuita National Park offers excellent snorkeling and hiking opportunities. Puerto Viejo is a laid-back beach town known for its reggae-infused atmosphere. The communities here are a distinct departure from other regions in Costa Rica. Primarily focused on tourism and a party vibe, Costa Rica’s Caribbean towns include Limon and Puerto Limon, Cahuita, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and Tortuguero. If snorkeling and reggae are your thing, you may easily fall in love with Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast.