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Potrero, Costa Rica

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Another great destination in Guanacaste, Potrero is a small fishing village with a neighboring beach, Playa Potrero, where lush mountains cascade down to tranquil palm-lined beaches.  The area is full of exotic flora and fauna and flanked by a range of volcanoes.

Water activities in Playa Potrero include scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing for marlin, swordfish, and tuna.  The town is adjacent to the more populated Playa Flamingo, which has a full service marina that offers excursions and rentals.

On land, there’s the Santa Rosa National Park, as well as the Palo Verde Natural Reserve.  Potrero is conveniently located only a 45 minutes drive from Liberia’s International Airport.

Survey Size

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With about 50 or so single family homes, around 35 parcels of land, and 25 condos, there’s a good amount of real estate available in this small community.

Median Prices by Property Type

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Here you can see the median home price for the various categories of listings we surveyed.  At well under $500l, single family homes in Potrero are lower than what you might expect for most Costa Rican beach towns.

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Median Home Prices & Price per Bedroom

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To give you an idea of what that median home price will get you in Potrero, we’ve broken it down to show you the average price per bedroom for both single family homes and condos.

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Land Price Per Acre: Lots

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The ability to buy a lot and build your dream home is a feasible option in Potrero where smaller lots can be had for a median price of under $200k.  With building costs lower in Costa Rica than in recent years, it’s entirely possible to get exactly what you want for less than the cost of buying a home that doesn’t check all your boxes.