Featured in Endless Summer II, Playa Negra is a world renowned surfer's paradise. You Tube Video The distinctive black sand beaches feature rocky volcanic outcroppings creating the reef and point breaks many surfers love. The village of Playa Negra offers you relaxed and affordable lodging, restaurants, bars, and markets. Hotel Playa Negra is steps from the beach and features brightly colored cabinas, a fresh water swimming pool, volleyball courts, and an open aired thatched bungalow restaurant and bar that serves as a social hub for surfers and visitors alike Cafe Playa Negra Hotel is a bed and breakfast with cozy rooms. decorated with artistic flair and home of a popular Peruvian bistro. In addition, there are several small businesses offering clothing, apparel, health food, and internet access. Besides shopping, eating, and accommodations, Playa Negra offers a variety of activities. Nearby Tamarindo offers the visitor and resident all the amenities and activities you could want from 5 star resorts, to nightclubs, casinos, and a shopping mall.


Increase in Accessibility
Luxury Development in the Area
Proximity to Tamarindo
Lifestyle
Nicoya Pennisula Map



Increase in Accessibility

Playa Negra is located in the state of Guanacaste, a high growth state where land prices near the beach have close to doubled about every two years. One factor driving this growth has been the increase in infrastructure development to facilitate accessibility of the area. Six years ago a new international airport was built in Liberia, which is a beautiful 1 1/2 hour journey by car to Playa Negra. "In Guanacaste, the airport is considered the linchpin to a thriving tourism economy in the province." Costa Rica Travel Magazine. In fact the level of demand has been so high that Liberia airport is planning an expansion to cope with the rapidly increasing demand. There is also a domestic airport in Tamarindo, a _ hour drive from Playa Negra, with up to 8 flights per day to Costa Rica's capital, San Jose or Liberia International airport.

Another development increasing accessibility and real estate values in Playa Negra and surrounding areas has been the completion of the Tempisque Friendship Taiwan Bridge which decreases the time it takes to get from Guanacaste to other parts of Costa Rica. "This amount of money [26.1 million to build the bridge] is nothing compared to the new commerce and increase in property values this shortcut brings." AM Costa Rica
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Luxury Development in the Area

Playa Negra boasts several high-end development projects, which significantly increase tourism, commerce, and surrounding land values. Hacienda Pinilla, 4,500-acre luxury beach resort and gated residential community, is just outside of Playa Negra. Hacienda Pinilla offers a world-class golf course, tennis courts, hotel, surf spots, scuba diving, stables and restaurants. Hacienda Pinilla

The new JW Marriot Resort, Spa, and Business center is set to open in 2008 and will be built within Hacienda Pinilla. The resort will includes 310-rooms plus 10 stand alone casita units. The resort will features three restaurants, two bars, a 13,500 square-foot health club, a variety spa treatment centers, an 18 hole golf course, and club house. Additionally, the resort will have a business center, conference rooms, and a ballroom to host various conferences and social events. More info

The New York Times reported that in only two weeks, Hacienda Pinilla "sold 43 Spanish colonial condominiums for $580,000 and up without any advertising." New York Times
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Proximity to Tamarindo

Playa Negra is a 30-minute drive to Tamarindo, a cosmopolitan beach town which is quickly becoming one of the top destinations in Costa Rica. The beach community of Tamarindo has many restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, shops, yoga retreats, galleries, spas and a full assortment of recreational opportunities. One of the new and high-class developments in Tamarindo is Tamarindo Heights. More info They report real estate prices have doubled in past fourteen months and the market has supported weekly luxury home rentals of $3000 high season and an average year-round hotel occupancy rate of 85%.

Tamarindo has grown substantially over the last ten years and property values have been increasing 20% per year on average over that time. With the beauty, charm, and vast array of enjoyable activities in Tamarindo and the surrounding area, the demand for property will always be high. Playa Negra has the best of both worlds, access to all of the amenities of Tamarindo but enough distance to offer seclusion when you need it.
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Lifestyle

Whether on vacation or living in Costa Rica full time you can live "the dream" by spending your days surfing, practicing yoga, enjoying beautiful sunsets, drinking a beer at the local bar as you listen to salsa music, shopping in nearby Tamarindo, or chatting with locals. Whether retiring or setting up a business in Costa Rica, everyone has the opportunity to live the laid back lifestyle. The cost of living is so much lower than in the US and Europe that many expatriates only work half the year and spend the rest of the year enjoying the fruits of their labor. Due to the development in the area there is also a call for new tourist amenities a well as professional services. Always dreamed of running your own bar, restaurant, or boutique? This is the place. If you are a photographer, website designer, yoga instructor, surf instructor, chef, or masseur, your services are in need. The possibilities are endless for those with a passion for life and a flair for the entrepreneurial.
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Activities

  • Swim in the warm Pacific Ocean
  • Body Surf at the Sandy Beach
  • Soak, swim, or snorkel in the sun heated tide pools
  • Horseback ride on the beach or in the mountains
  • Plan a surf trip to Witch's and Ollie's point
  • Walk miles of pristine beaches
  • Watch the monkeys playing in the trees
  • Nap or read in the hammocks
  • Watch birds flying or nesting in trees
  • Take Nature walks and photograph all of the amazing wildlife
  • Watch turtles nesting on the beach
  • Hike to local waterfalls
  • Sunbathe on isolated beaches
  • Rent a bicycle
  • Enjoy the colorful sunsets
  • Stargaze the diamond filled night skies
  • Take a day trip to nearby ancient caves
  • Go deep sea fishing
  • Fish from the beach with the local fishermen
  • Buy hand made Indian pottery in the village of Guaitil
  • Watch a local soccer match in the village
  • Have a soda or cold beer with the locals in the village
  • Rent a bicycle
  • Enjoy the colorful sunsets
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