Costa Rica Property - is it a Good Investment?

By: Sacha Tarkovsky

The Costa Rica property market has been bullish for many years now and more than 100,000 American's now live in Costa Rica and many more have bought investment property and made gains of 30 - 100%

Now many property investors are switching their attention to other countries such as Nicaragua, Panama and Honduras, so is Costa Rica property still the best location for investment property in Central America?

Let's find out.

The answer is yes!

Costa Rica is an established location

Costa Rica is an established location and property booms can last for many decades - the reason for this is that when a destination becomes popular it puts in an infrastructure that attracts even more people.

While many people like the idea of living or retiring overseas, they still want the comforts of home and other expats around them.

Costa Rica provides the best infrastructure in Central America:

Including, quality housing, great utilities, safety, and great recreational facilities.

Other locations in Central America simply cannot compete with the quality of life, at such affordable cost

Beachfront property is still highly affordable.

The demand to live on the coast in huge in many developed countries and expensive.

Costa Rica offers stunning coastline, crystal clear blue water and pristine beaches all at a cost of up to 70% less than in the USA.

Demand is still strong and buying is supported by the baby boomer generation, not only looking to make money from their investments, but looking at the cost of living -hat offers them a luxury lifestyle,for just a couple of thousand dollars a year.

Quite simply social security checks go further in Costa Rica.

With many people worried about not having enough savings and living longer this is a major consideration in investing in Costa Rica property.

Where to get capital growth

Of course, the key to making money in any overseas property investment is location.

You need to choose your locations wisely and in Costa Rica a safe bet is the Central Pacific coast.

Jaco is the major town in the area, however prices can be a little on the expensive side.

Buy in nearby towns though and prices are affordable and you still have great facilities.

Many areas are providing savvy property investors with gains of 30 - 100% per annum and if you pick locations wisely you to can make these gains.

Costa Rica is popular and looks set to attract more American and other foreign investors due to:

The size of the community, great infrastructure, fantastic recreational facilities, safety and security, outstanding natural beauty and the ease with which property can be bought.

Why buy in up and coming countries when you can get the best lifestyle in Central America at an affordable cost with great capital gains potential as well?

In conclusion, Costa Rica still offers the best risk reward in terms of property investment in Central America and a lifestyle that is hard to beat any price.

If you are considering property investment in Central America, consider buying in Costa Rica and you maybe glad you did.

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