Living abroad is no longer a unique concept which in no way diminishes its mystique. What it does do is take away the risk and fear of investing your life’s savings into a home overseas by charting clear guidelines and pathways into your unknown paradise. Others have come before you and made the mistakes, taken the pitfalls and written the “how to” on buying foreign real estate. You don’t have to read all their stories and study their footsteps. That’s why you have Century 21 to help along the way. Now your transition can be effortless, and the only lessons to be learned are those of discovering the beauty and magic in a strange new land.
First you start by choosing your destination. Costa Rica has one of the longest and broadest track records for expats to follow, making it an ideal spot for relocation. So you’ve narrowed down the country, but this place has some incredible cities and towns. For quiet tranquility, transcendent landscapes and a small town vibe with easy access to supermarkets and banks, Tamarindo is the place to buy your new home. It is located on the coveted Nicoya Peninsula along the Northern Pacific shores of Costa Rica.
During the warmth of the summer months the small town of Tamarindo only has around 500 residents, making it idyllic in its beach town charm, but during the winter months, when tourism is at its peak, the town can reach numbers up to 5,000. This lets you live in the best of both worlds with months of quiet solitude and times of the year where you can fill your social calendar with the zaniest of tourists. The most satisfying perk to living here is your ability to enjoy the beach 365 days out of the year! Temperatures are always warm ranging from a winter chill of 79 F / 26 C to a toasty 91 F / 33 C. It stays in the low to mid 80s F or mid to high 20s C most of the year.
Another draw to the shores of Tamarindo are the two incredible surf breaks for experienced surfers with mini breaks for beginners up and down the long coastline. So whether you’ve been on a board for years or it’s something you’ve always wanted to learn, this is the place to enjoy riding the waves nearly every single day. If balancing on a thin strip of fiberglass is not your preferred pastime, then you may be interested in the large amount of eco-tourism in the area. From November to April, the entire beach is taken over by Leatherback turtles as they come to lay their eggs. During your morning stroll, it is likely you will see a nest of hatchlings digging their way to the surface and making their journey to the sea!
Two of the greatest fears when buying in a foreign country are often convenience or connection. Luckily Tamarindo Real Estate still retains the laid back character of old with the modern amenities of today. International, multilingual schools are available if you’re relocating with young children. For people of all ages, healthcare is often a concern, but there are private services with extremely high standards close by whenever you may have need. There are also multiple banks in the area, a weekly farmer’s market and several good stores for buying the things you can’t live without! As for making connections, you will quickly get to know a large expat community and make friends with warm and inviting locals.
Making the decision to purchase your next home in Costa Rica may be filled with dreams of the tropics, but it can be practical too. Buying real estate in Tamarindo has become a simple process now that Century 21 has reliable and professional agents to assist you along the way. No matter what you’re looking for, we have a listing to suite your needs. If you want to be hands-on with your new house, we have plots of land starting at $49,000. If luxury and no maintenance is more your style, you can find multimillion dollar real estate in Tamarindo. It’s no longer a beach shanty town! Of course, there are many options in medium price ranges for the two to three hundred thousand market. No matter what you are searching for one of our agents can help you find it.
Also be aware that Century 21 Tamarindo is a private branch of Century 21. We are part of the same great company you’ve come to know and trust over the years, and therefore offer the same quality service, but we are also specific to the area. This means that we know our market and can offer you personal insight into the average closing costs for the area, quirks of local sellers, personalities of specific neighborhoods and the intricacies of buying property in Cost Rica.
Let C21 Tamarindo open borders for you and help facilitate what was once only an imagining. We can make this a reality. Picture your day. Waking to warm sea breezes, you open your eyes as the rocky coastline of Tamarindo is bathed in the soft gold of sunrise. You choose to have coffee in bed and watch the morning tide roll in just beyond your window. As the sun warms the land around you, it’s time to take a book to the terrace and soak in a little vitamin D. You nibble on a plate of fresh mango, pineapple and papaya casually planning your day. As afternoon rolls around, you take a stroll through town and pick up some local produce and a freshly caught fish for dinner. You wave to the locals that have been greeting you with “Pura vida,” since you arrived. You stop by the Century 21 office to thank your realtor once more for helping you live the life you had envisioned. Then you wander back to your private paradise. Now it’s time for a short nap as the afternoon sun begins to pass. You start heating the coals on the grill and decide to go watch sunset from the sand. You sit with an old friend, great love or in the quietness of yourself and dig your toes into the soft warmth below your feet. The sun begins to melt across the sky like a child smearing bright pinks, purples and blues on an empty canvas. The coals should be hot, so you return to put your fish on the rack. A bright salsa adorns the side of your plate and local aromas fill the air. You savor every bite as you look back on the pleasantness of the day. Perhaps tomorrow you’ll go zip-lining through the jungle canopy or take a surf lesson. Or perhaps you’ll finish reading that book.
Until then, why don’t you take a look at our listings and find out where all this future happiness is going to take place. We are waiting!