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Live longer by moving to Playa Samara in Costa Rica.
Playa Samara is one of the nicest white sand beaches in Costa Rica. This beautiful beach area offers lots of amenities for those looking to buy Costa Rica beach real estate.
Let me tell you my reasons for moving to this incredibly beautiful area. You should make it a point to add Samara Beach real estate to the areas to your bucket list before making a decision.
I’m really happy I moved to Costa Rica and to be honest, I’m feeling more at home here than in Austria.
Blue zones and live longer
First, you should be informed about the Blue Zone Samara is in and how Samara also earned the Blue Flag.
Wikipedia tells us A Blue Zone is a region of the world where people commonly live active lives past the age of 100 years. Scientists and demographers have classified these longevity hot-spots by having common healthy traits. This results in higher-than-normal longevity. The name Blue Zone seems to have been first employed in a scientific article by a team of demographers working on centenarians in Sardinia in 2004.
Well the great news is that Samara is located in a Blue Zone. For more information on this the blue zone issue, this is a good website to visit. You can also read more about how happy people in Costa Rica are on the Happy Planet.
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Where to find Samara Beach real estate for sale
The map below shows you the exact location of Samara Beach real estate.
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Blue Flag Ecological Award for Samara Beach
Again this year, Samara Sur beach and the surrounding beaches of Playa Carillo, Camaronal and Punta Islita have earned the Blue Flag award. The Costarican water company (A y A) together with the Costa Rica Board of Tourism (ICT), have awarded some of the Costarican beach towns and some towns in the Central Valley. The award is for cleaning up their towns and keeping them clean and sanitize potable water, sewage garbage and industrial waste. Find more information about the Blue Flag Award elsewhere on our website.
Moving to Samara Beach
When I moved to Costa Rica in 1995 I didn’t know anything about this country and I first had to look at a map to check the exact location. Because a lot of people confuse it with Puerto Rico. After my first visit, I decided to move to Costa Rica in October 1995.
The first six weeks, I was living close to San Jose because I wanted to take Spanish lessons. At that time there were hardly any possibilities to learn Spanish outside the Central Valley. Now there are many language schools at many beaches and rural areas.
Food in Samara beach
I did like Samara a lot on my first visit and little by little I found out more reasons to stay here. Samara Beach real estate has been growing quite fast over the last few years. The town offers almost everything you need, good medical assistance and pharmacies (drug stores), several supermarkets. Samara also offers several banks so you don’t have to drive far to exchange your dollars.
For your lodging and wining & dining, there are plenty of hotels and bed & breakfast and some of them are for sale. There are also many restaurants with all kinds of food at all budgets. Some samples are Costarican, Italian, Asian with great curries, Vegetarian, Pizza and/or plenty of fresh fish and seafood. They are all over Samara. There are several nice bars that offer ladies night and reggae night for those who enjoy the night life.
Leisure and Activities in Playa Samara
For leisure, there is a gym and many other activities. For example horseback riding, canopy, sport fishing, snorkeling, dolphin tours, surfing, swimming, get a massage, just walk on the beach. Try also to enjoy a while in one of the many beach bars with a great cocktail or just a cold beer.
The mountain bikers know Samara very well. With over 1,000 participants, the Vuelta de Soledad race is held every year around Samara. The race goes through the communities of La Soledad, Punta Islita and Camaronal located in the mountains surrounding Playa Samara.
You won’t see many turtles in Samara Beach. Although there are several tours to Ostional and Camaronal. They can take you there in a professionally guided tour. To get to know the area on your own or to do a guided tour, you can rent an ATV or a scooter. Depending on how muddy you want to get, especially in the rainy season.
Samara real estate
So I decided to move, with my basic Spanish in my pocket, to the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula in 1999. This is part of the Province of Puntarenas, where I started working in the bar and restaurant business.
During this time I made some friends. I got involved through one of them in the Costa Rica real estate business. I first started managing the Samara real estate office for a Tamarindo based company.
After a few years working with them, I had enough knowledge of selling Costa Rica real estate to open my own Samara Beach real estate company.
Peter is the American European Real Estate Groups affiliate partner for Samara beach and the surrounding areas since 2006, contact Peter now to see his listings.