The Guanacaste Guide 

To Business & Real Estate

A Regional Journal and Business Directory for Guanacaste Costa Rica


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There is more to Guanacaste than its Gold Coast

I’m Rodgers Bestgen and I built the Guanacaste guide. I live in La Garita Vieja de Matapalo outside Playa Grande and Tamarindo on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. I drove here from Boston with  my faithful Weimaraner Seikan and a jeep Cherokee full of computer equipment 18 years ago. I opened an internet cafe then worked as the technical director for the Country Day School in Brasilito, now as an internet marketing consultant to the CR government. I created this business directory and journal about  life on the “Gold Coast”   while quarantined in Sarasota.  We are  a small business toolkit for Guanacaste small business.This destination  warrants pride of place. Enjoy this visually and ecologically stunning destination. Registration is required to view our  premium content. You won’t be spammed.

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Guanacaste, which is roughly the size of Connecticut is poised for growth and here are a few  findings from a recent study


1. The arrival of tourists through the Guanacaste airport already exceeds pre-pandemic levels.
2. Several hotel chains are managinge the construction of new lodgings or expansion of existing ones.
3. There is a thriving market for luxury home construction.
4. Eco resort projects are the new trend.
5. There are important transactions for land with a leaning towards  beachfront  and ocean view developments.
6. The most sought-after properties are the  closest to the airport.
7. Highly regarded areas for investment include Celeste, Papagayo, Santa Teresa, Conchal, Mojagua, Santa Elena, Pinilla, Manzanillo, Nosara and Garza.
8. International developers have settled in the province in search of remaining development parcels.
9. The cost of land has skyrocketed in reaction to demand.
10. Surfing is a driving factor in beach area growth.

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About Tamarindo Guanacaste

About Tamarindo Guanacaste

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Playa Marbella 5.7 Acre Ocean View building lot $240k

Suitable for your wellness retreat or multiple homes

For Sale by Owner Listings

200 meters of CR highway frontage in Playa Grande $1.6 million

36 lot development possibility on 10 acres 2 kilometers to Playa Grande & Tamarindo beaches.5 minutes to 2 of the best American schools in CR

Playa Grande

Estate sized building lot w/ Water in Playa Grande $245k

Long private entance and 0 road frontage make for the perfect private family villa. 5 minutes to 2 of the best American schools in CR

Agency Listings.

Oceanfront Lot in Playa Avellanas for Sale $399k

This amazing and unique oceanfront lot measures just under 1 acre (3,429 m2) and is direct oceanfront in Avellanas beach, just down the road from the famous Lola’s Restaurant. Located 1 hour 15 minutes from the Liberia international airport and only 20 minutes from Tamarindo beach.

Offered by Blue Water Properties

One of a kind Flamingo Penthouse

Offered by Krain Real Estate

12 bed compound steps to Tamarindo 1.3 million

Tamarindo has all the amenities of a Costa Rican beach town: Sea,  sand, sun and fun.  It is the ideal place for honeymoons and weddings, couples, singles and families, and it’s perfect for your next Eco-adventure. 

Offered by Lindsey Cantillo owner of Summer Coast Properties

Pacific Garden Villas

Potrero-Several options close to beach from the high 200’sPool and BBQ area,  private parking.
Gated condos.

Offered by Alonso Lara Propertie Brasilito Beach