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									            Costa Rican Real Estate
If you're considering moving to Costa Rica, you have a wide variety of choices to make as
Costa Rica has so many different beautiful environments to offer. From the high mountain
areas, to low lying valleys, to thick jungles, and open beach towns that have been around
for hundreds of years. The island even has large cities that have been over developed and
densely populated. These large cities have been dominated by apartment buildings and
large hotel chains. Depending on whether you like living right on top of your neighbor,
literally, or you don't mind having to use a boat to get to the mainland to get to the
                                   mainland to get supplies every month or so will
                                   probably influence your decision on what area of the
                                   country you would choose to reside in. If you prefer
                                   living high up in the mountains, you will most likely
                                   prefer to live in the central part of the country where
                                   the highlands stretch from the northwest corner of the
                                   country all the way down the center to the southeast
                                   corner. Half of the country's population lives in this
                                   mountainous region. All of the country's major cultural
                                   centers are located in this region as well. Even the main
                                   hub for the government and the capital city of San Jose'
                                   is located here. Costa Rica Real Estate varies from small
                                   remote cottages and cabins.         To large apartment
buildings and condominiums in the regions larger cities. This region is contains most of the
countries rural farming areas as well. This region of the country is scattered with active
live volcanoes. So the areas that are inhabited are outlined by the mountains that contain
these large volcanoes.

Many tourists travel to Costa Rica every year because of its beautiful sights, amazing
climates, diversity of life, and its gorgeous beaches. The Atlantic Coastal Plain, which lies
on the Caribbean side of the island makes up for about thirty percent of the entire islands
inhabited territories. There are hundreds of cities scattered along this beautiful coastal
plain, some of them are quite large due to the tourism, especially in the surfing and water
            Costa Rican Real Estate
sports industries. So the beaches are scattered with small inns and hotels, small cabanas
and cottages, and even large packed hotels with full casinos and five star amenities. Real
Estate in Costa Rica ranges from small one room efficiencies and houses, small apartments
and condos, and small privately owned beachfront properties and large enormous
multimillion dollar mansions.

This region is separated from the highlands by an almost impenetrable wall of hardwood
forests and jungle. These areas are rarely explored by many people except the extreme
outdoors man and they even bring local guides along with them so they don't get lost in the
vast wilderness. The other main region of the country that is highly populated is the Pacific
Coast sometimes otherwise known as the Pacific slope. On this side of the island the main
attraction is the beaches. This part of the country is indented with large deep bays and
sharp inlets. Also this side of the country has two main gulfs. The mountains from the
Central highlands stretch further over on the Pacific side of the country. Sometimes right
up to the ocean, which limits your choice for real estate options as most of the developed
land is owned commercially due to the tourism.

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