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Encompassing the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula and the Pacific Coast from the commercial port of Puntarenas to the surfing town of Dominical, the Central Pacific is a long swath of gorgeous land, including a fabulous coastline dotted with internationally-famous national parks and palm-lined beaches, lovely resorts and world-class marinas, and inland stretches of cattle farms, mixed farming areas, coffee plantations, small rustic villages, and forested mountains.
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Costa Rica’s most popular single tourist destination, the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park next to the resort town of Quepos, is where you will see a wonderful array of tropical cloud forest wildlife, including white-faced, squirrel and rare Titi monkeys, and a variety of laid-back sloths amid lush green vegetation. Quepos, and Jacó 35 minutes north, boast the country’s finest marinas and an acclaimed fleet of charter sportfishing boats and international-class captains.
modern stand-alone beachfront and majestic ocean view homes, secure gated condominiums, and tall apartment towers for permanent, part-time or retirement living.

The Tambor area on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula is one of the Central Pacific’s – and Costa Rica’s – unheralded and attractive areas, especially for the adventurous who already have or are going to be buying property in Costa Rica.

There are watersports to everyone’s liking, zip-line tours over lush tropical forests, crocodile and scarlet macaw watching, and mangrove boat tours. Perched on a ridge, Manuel Antonio offers many gorgeous ocean view homes for sale, and had made many people think seriously about buying real estate in Costa Rica. The Jacó area, once a shabby and oft-maligned beach destination, has, thanks to the nearby Los Sueños complex with golf course and marina and to the
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new highway cutting travel time from San José in half to a little over 75 minutes, become an attractive modern tourist mecca and Costa Rica real estate beehive with its array of excellent new hotels, vacation rentals, boutiques, night life and restaurants.

The Jacó and Quepos areas, including Playa Herradura, the world-famous surfing Hermosa Beach, and the quiet, secluded beach communities of Espadilla and Parrita, are now the permanent residence of a growing number of expats who have settled in lovely,

Easily reached from San José by ferry via Puntarenas or by short commuter flight, the stretch of coastal and inland highway from the ferry stop at Paquera through the towns and villages of Tambor, Cóbano, Montezuma and Mal País is one of the Central Pacific’s most beautiful, and an off-the-beaten-track destination for both adventure-loving tourists, and for expats who are increasingly making this attractive rustic area their home.

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