A small strip of land connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, the nation of Costa Rica is home to a surprisingly wide variety of scenic sites, attractions, and habitats. Prospective investors in Costa Rican real estate and people looking at homes for sale should consider Costa Rica for its climate, available activities, historical significance, and stunning natural beauty. There are several distinct areas within Costa Rica which have their own attractions and allure. They include San Jose, the Caribbean Coast, the Pacific Coast, and several National Parks. The capital, San Jose, is filled with colonial and modern Spanish architecture, and offers the Parque Central, The Cathedral, The National Museum, the Museum of Gold, the Parque Bolivar, and the Parque Morazan. Also nearby are the town of Cartago, the crater of Irazu, and the valley of Orosi.
The Caribbean and Pacific Coasts offer prospective real estate investors and home buyers beautiful beaches, port cities, and small towns as well as idyllic offshore islands. The many national parks of Costa Rica are arguably the best thing that the country has to offer. Braulio Carrillo National Park is home to five different kinds of forests, tapirs, ocelots, jaguars, and many types of flowers, while Poas Volcano National Park hosts the namesake volcano and a color changing lake. Tortuguero National Park is the nesting ground of choice for the rare green turtle and Santa Rosa National Park represents nearly ten different habitats. Corcovado National Park, Cahuita National Park, and Chirripo National Park are all used for the preservation of different species, including the quetzal, fish, white faced monkeys, and howler monkeys. Many real estate investors choose to stay in Costa Rica vacation rentals when traveling to Costa Rica's different regions.