Whether you want to start a new life or just want an affordable place to flee the cold winter months Costa Rica should be on your radar as a prime location that is both affordable and warm all year round.
Many baby boomers are now facing retirement. Given the bleak economic conditions coupled with an unstable stock market in the US it may be a daunting and scary time, rather than the stepping stone to the exciting new stage of life that it should be.
Fortunately there are options for those willing to take the time to research them. While investment conditions in the US are fraught with peril Costa Rica is currently experiencing a rising economy, making it the perfect place for many to put down new roots, or invest in a home away from home to while away the winter months in a warm tropical climate. Telecommuting also is more and more attractive as internet speeds pass the 20 mbs mark.
While there are quite a few viable options to re-locate or invest in Costa Rica one area that has a growing reputation for having a bit of everything to cater for all tastes in lifestyle is Tamarindo. Located in the Guanacaste province on Costa Rica’s Gold Coast, Tamarindo is a small town situated right beside the beach. Although small this little town has it all. There is heaps to see and do both in and around the town.
If you enjoy eating out then you can take your pick of one of the many restaurants around town which offer everything from local to international fare. With Tamarindo having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world you are also in the perfect location to enjoy a lazy day by the beach. Those who enjoy a more active lifestyle can take up sailing, snorkelling, surfing, sail boarding, scuba diving, or any number of the water based activities available in this tropical paradise.
While Tamarindo can provide the lifestyle for all manner of tastes many entering retirement would rather not live in the midst of all that hustle and bustle that a thriving tourist trade can create. The ideal location is situated just far enough away for some peace and quiet, but close enough that enjoying everything that civilization has to offer is not so far as to be inconvenient to get there.
The Oaks is one such development. Staying at The Oaks means you are close to the action… but not too close. You are only ten minutes away from accessing all that Tamarindo has to offer, including the best beaches such as Playa Junquillal, Playa Grande, and Playa Negra.
It may take a while before you need a break from the beach lifestyle but once you do require a change of pace the area around Tamarindo is home to a wide variety of activities. You can roam the forests on the back of an ATV, zoom through the forest canopy on a zip line using one of the area’s many canopy tour operations, or take a stroll through the Monkey Park, a temporary home for many of the areas creatures who have unfortunately found themselves at odds with human encroachment. At The Oaks you are also central to some of Costa Rica’s finest golf courses.
While Costa Rica in general may not be what you are used to in terms of vehicular infrastructure The Oaks is a mere 48 minutes away from the airport, with direct access provided by a completely paved asphalt road covering the entire distance. Just outside of Tamarindo is the AutoMercado, a brand new, high-end supermarket which can provide for all of your creature comforts just like you might be used to in the city.
With the facilities available to you at the Oaks you may find it a challenge to leave for Tamarindo on your first day. There is a lap pool for adults, two semi-circular pools for the whole family with mood enhancing underwater fibre optic lighting and infinity edging, and a children’s pool. The fun doesn’t end there as you can find peace and quiet while you center yourself in the Yoga and Tai Chi pavilion, or cook a mouthwatering roast on one of our Weber barbecues.
The Oaks is an environmentally responsible development. The plan was to not just put another bunch of buildings down but rather to create an entire community — one that has respect for both people and the plants and animals they are surrounded by. In depth planning went into choosing just the right location in order to not encroach on land used by the endangered turtles to reproduce, and to preserve the natural heritage of the mangroves and the estuaries in the surrounding area. To further their commitment to the environment they also have a nature trail that borders a natural howler monkey trail in the tree canopy, and carefully selected local plants to attract butterflies and hummingbirds in a tropical garden setting. There’s even a dog park where your pets can play.
Planning also included strategies for eliminating soil erosion and building around nature rather than tearing it down to make way for more bricks and mortar. With this philosophy The Oaks has managed to save over 70% of the trees growing directly in the construction zone — a testament to their dedication to preserving the environment. Roads and pathways are laid down so as to not interrupt the natural paths the local wildlife use for watering and feeding. Cables for utilities are fiber optic and are buried underground to your home so that you get the full benefit of annual internet provider upgrades,
While plenty of attention has been paid to preserving nature they haven’t forgot their human inhabitants either. The Oaks design offers residents almost 900 square feet of living area with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a private covered parking space. All units create an open atmosphere with ceilings that are 9 feet and 4 inches high, up to over 11 foot cathedral ceilings in penthouse units. Third floor units have access to attic storage and a semi-private outdoor dining area with electrical outlets for barbecue grills, while first floor units feature a private patio.
As these are all common elements they do not use them to artificially inflate the size of the unit.
All the creature comforts are included including stainless steel Frigidaire kitchen appliances such as a dishwasher, oven, glass top electric ceramic range, and front loading clothes washer and dryer. Entertainment is taken care of with two wall mounted HD TVs connected to media players with high quality cables and connections — no installation necessary and all tuned and ready to go.
Investing in any real estate development is always a more viable proposition when the surrounding area has the infrastructure in place to increase market demand. With Liberia’s airport less than an hour away visitors to the area no longer need to endure an almost 4 hour drive from San Jose. The fully paved road has also cut travel time by 15 minutes and made the trip that much more comfortable and enjoyable.
With statistics showing an increasing number of passengers travelling through the Liberia International airport year by year, improvements in infrastructure, beautiful surrounds, and a buzzing tourist industry a property at The Oaks is definitely an investment with a positive future.
Buying Your Condo At The Oaks Tamarindo.
As the founder of WeLoveCostaRica.com for over ten years my primary goal has always been to save our VIP Members time and money by investigating projects for you and making sure you are investing your hard-earned money with experienced developers with a proven track record of building quality real estate in Costa Rica.
The developer of The Oaks Tamarindo Robert Irvin is a proven developer and it’s important to note that this is not a project in pre-construction, The Oaks Tamarindo is a totally completed, debt free project and I feel very comfortable recommending it and, I know that Robert will do his best to ensure you are 100% satisfied with your real estate investment at The Oaks Tamarindo.
Buying Your Condo At The Oaks Tamarindo – “Possibly the best value condos in Costa Rica under $200,000.” Scott Oliver.
As the founder of WeLoveCostaRica.com for over ten years my primary goal has always been to save our VIP Members time and money by investigating projects for you so you don’t end up having another painful and expensive “learning experience.”
The developer of The Oaks Tamarindo, U.S. citizen Robert Irvin is an experienced developer with a proven track record of building quality real estate in Costa Rica and, it’s important to note that this is not a project in pre-construction, The Oaks Tamarindo is a totally completed, debt free project and I feel very comfortable recommending it and I know that Robert Irvin will do his best to ensure you are 100% satisfied with your real estate investment at The Oaks Tamarindo.
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Written by Scott Oliver, author of 1: How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa, 2: Costa Rica’s Guide To Making Money Offshore and 3. ¿Cómo Comprar Bienes Raíces en Costa Rica, Sin Perder Su Camisa?
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