Costa Rica is a small Central American country that definitely has something to boast. Whether you are a traveler looking for some exotic place to visit or you have decided to move to another place and settle there – Costa Rica is eager to welcome you.
One more reason of Costa Rica’s increased popularity is its reasonable prices on property and favorable attitude of the government to any kind of foreign investment. Therefore, the process of property purchase is not really complicated and real estate is truly tolerable when it comes to prices. This explains a great number of people interested in investment. Majority understands that now is high time to make certain decisions otherwise in a couple of years the prices will double and triple and not only profit but even purchase itself will be impossible.
One of the good investment options is a farm. Agriculture has a long history in Costa Rica and the real estate market is able to offer a variety of farms that are both prospectively profitable and easy to manage.
Individual farmers make certain impact into the country’s economy. It is not uncommon for people to raise corn, beans, yucca, vegetables, and fruit in backyards in rural areas and in their gardens. Moreover, organic farming has gained popularity and there is noted a tendency with more farmers making steps in this very direction.
Agricultural exports play very important role in the economy of the country. Therefore investment in agricultural farming is considered quite profitable as there will always be a demand for bananas, pineapples, mangos and other tropical food products. And for coffee, of course. Costa Rica's mountain grown coffee has been exported since the 1790s and is justly considered the country's oldest agricultural product and it is hugely popular. Therefore, in terms of investment and profit, owning and managing a coffee farm in Costa Rica is more than a right choice. Still, the prospective buyers should take into consideration that for the period of 2004-2009 the prices for coffee farms have grown up twice.
In general, Costa Rica is able to offer various farms for sale in any place you like. Farms and mountain properties for sale are in Arenal, San Carlos, Heredia, Cartago, Guanacaste, la Garita, Alajuela, and so on. Coffee plantations, fresh fruits and vegetable farms, and dairy farms are available in the Central Valley. Mango orchards, cattle ranches, pig farms and teak wood farms are for sale in the lowlands. All of them are a real finding for the investor or individual loving country life and eager to move and settle down in Costa Rica.
There are, however, some issues that a prospective buyer or investor should take into consideration. It is strongly recommended to buy rural property provided that you are going to live there and do business. Speculative reasons are not the best idea for a farm purchase. Moreover, it is a well-known fact that twenty-five percent of the national territory consists of national parks and wildlife and forest reserves. Therefore, it is advised to get as much information about the prospective property as possible in order to lessen the risk of purchasing a lot in some reserve. An experienced attorney will help you to check maps showing where these areas lie and give a professional advice on the account of this very piece of land.
After all, if a country life, farm management and maintenance do not frighten you and you do not mind a good profit - agricultural property investments are an option for you.