The Central Pacific Coast, Costa Rica

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Lifestyle  Overview: The Jaco area is one of the easiest transition for a foreigner looking to relocate.  The town has grocery story with familiar products, a performance arts theater, move theater, English speaking Chamber of Commerce and Churches and about 20 good restaurants.  It is also the closest town to the Central Valley so you have all to the city has to offer within a hours drive. 
Demographic: The Central Pacific is home to the most visited national park and most developed costal zones in the country.  You have pockets of Expat communities in both tourist areas with shops and nightlife and in the quiet country side. 
Climate: The central Pacific coast has a wet season and a dry season (May–November, and December–April, respectively).  It is not nearly as dry as that of Guanacaste and not as humid and wet as the Caribbean or South Pacific. See our Weather post for more details.
Airport and Infrastructure: The San Jose International Airport is within an and half to most of the coastal towns.  The main highway is in great condition and most of the main side roads are also in great condition.  Some of the side roads in the less populated areas are still dirt.
REAL EASTE: This area saw a boom in the early to mid 2000’s.  The Central Pacific not been affected by the global financial as badly as in other areas due to the closeness to the capital.  However, there are many foreigners who have found themselves in financial trouble and need to sell at deeply discounted prices.

It’s a buyer’s market where you have the power to negotiate price, financing and terms in order to get incredible deals.
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City Overviews: Some of the most popular expat areas in the Central Pacific include (click on the city name for more information): Punta Leona, Herradura (Los Suenos), Jaco, Hermosa Beach, Esterillos, Manuel Antonio
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