Costa Rica continues to offer the local and the foreigner many opportunities. A popular destination for folks looking to retire, families wishing to raise their children abroad, entrepreneurs desiring a change of scenery, investors looking to diversify their portfolio, or those searching for a tropical vacation home or rental property.
Coldwell Banker Samara is a husband and wife team that has been visiting Costa Rica for over 10 years. In 2002, they purchased a ranch to build a home and to start an organic farm. A few years later, they finished the home and also decided to open a Coldwell Banker office in Samara.
If you are considering spending any amount of time in Costa Rica beyond a one-time visit there is a beautiful bounty of experiences and adventures you will want to enjoy. Whether you prefer the seclusion of a mountain getaway or to be in the middle of the action, a bit of local knowledge can enhance your journey.
The Samara and Carrillo areas enjoy an expansive demographic of visitors, and part and full time residents. Samara is a destination for students drawn by the Samara Massage School, Intercultura Language School that has campuses both in Heredia and Samara, and the TEFL program that offers certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. University students also visit enjoying a break from their studies.
Baby boomers are also frequenting the southern Guanacaste peninsula towns of Samara and Carrillo. Some have moved down as full time residents to enjoy the perpetual summers while snowbirds arrive just for the colder seasons of Canada and the United States to warm their bones and reunite with their friends from last year. Many of the snowbirds, take advantage of the growing demand for rentals in Samara and Carrillo and have their condos and homes rented to beach goers from France, Switzerland, England, Italy, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Israel, Canada, parts of South America, and the United States – just to name a handful.
More families with children are also relocating or spending a few months of the year in Costa Rica. Some families are having their children born abroad while others are moving down with kids of all ages. The needs of the growing expat family base is expanding the education system and broadening the curriculum offering.
Business owners with varying backgrounds are also drawn to Costa Rica. These business range from restaurateurs, boutique businesses ranging from charming hotels to delicious eateries of Italian, French, Spanish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Argentinean and many more cuisines, to other specialty businesses. Various tradesmen are also finding their skills in very high demand.
We strive to be a resource for both our buyers and our sellers. This includes information on what it is like to live in Costa Rica, how much does it cost to live in Samara, the cultural activities on the Guanacaste peninsula or in the Central Valley, the best tips on learning Spanish and more. We also offer our clientele rental and property management services, pointers on opening a bank account or starting electrical or telephone service, and introductions to legal teams that our clients have been pleased with – we aim to offer a full compliment of real estate services and make the process easy and enjoyable!