Current Jaco and Costa Rica real estate for sale features not only charming mountaintop villas and lakeside bungalows, but also luxury beach condos or townhouses. Even more exciting are the countless investment properties (like horse ranches, fish hatcheries, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, condos, resorts) and scenic acreage. Chances are, many Americans don’t think owning a piece of the tropical rainforest, their own hot spring, a waterfall, lakefront property or a plot of land overlooking volcanoes is within their means. However, the taxes and cost of land is so inexpensive right now that anyone who can afford a $100,000 – $200,000 home in the US can afford and find prime Costa Rica and Jaco real estate for sale!
The local government is anxious to bolster the economy with more foreign investment dollars. In fact, a new highway system connecting the airport right to the Jaco Beach area (scheduled to be completed in 2008) is expected to facilitate the tourism and steadily growing population. Not only does Costa Rica trade bananas, coffee, sugar and cocoa with the US, but they also trade citizens. Jaco and Costa Rica real estate is usurped by many US retirees, which made Costa Rica more densely populated with Americans than any other nation in the world.
As previously suggested, in addition to good roads, healthcare, low taxes, beautiful scenery and tropical climate, Jaco and Costa Rica real estate for sale offers affordable prices. For example, $148,500 can get buyers a two bedroom two bathroom plus 1 bedroom cottage, in perfect condition, made out of rare woods. A two bedroom, two bathroom townhouse with a studio apartment is listed at $185,000. For $245,000, a savvy buyer could choose between a brand new two bedroom two bathroom home with a Jacuzzi and deck or a stone French Country three bedroom two bathroom cottage. Private gated community living is also offered in that price range, which is ideal for people who aren’t into mowing the lawn, doing home repairs or dealing with the hassle of home maintenance.
Investors can purchase a 12.5 acre Arenal Springs bed and breakfast with five villas, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, tropical landscaping, volcanic views and room for expansion all for $2.5 million. For $199,000, home builders can have 16.5 acres of jungle including two rivers, a main road, utility hookups and close proximity to the town of Arenal. Or one can own 30 acres of jungle, pasture, rivers and hot springs near the Tenorio Volcano for $485,000! Situated just around the corner from the Tierras Morenas mountain range, one can find the perfect location amid the wilderness to erect a Thoreau-esque cabin. Or how about owning 170 acres of pristine jungle near a national park with twenty-five waterfalls, public road access and electricity hookups for just $500,000? It’s amazing how much park-like setting for the adventurous at heart one can find just by peeking at listings of Jaco and Costa Rica real estate for sale!
Spanish Colonial luxury estates await for $329,000 and come fully furnished and ready for investors to rent out as vacation property or snatch up for their own retirement. Or an enormous ranch / bed and breakfast sits on the Jaco and Costa Rica real estate for sale list offering six bedrooms, four bathrooms, two living rooms, two lots, lake/volcano views and a long porch for $200,000 or best offer. Central America’s best kept secret is the real estate along Jaco Beach and in the hills of Costa Rica. In fact, visitors from America don’t even need visas to come explore the tropical jungles and investigate what the country has to offer them!