Playa Panama, Costa Rica

Climate and Location

Playa Panama’s Location and Climate

Like all of Guanacaste, Playa Panama is warm year round. Temperatures are usually in the low 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but can peak in the low to mid 90s during the hottest months of March and April. At night, things cool off to around 70 degrees. Guanacaste has a drier climate than the Central Valley or the Southern Coast, and the humidity level is lower. However, sunny mornings followed by rainy afternoons can be expected during the green season, particularly during the months of September and October.

Views are what make Playa Panama and the surrounding area so renowned. Playa Panama in particular features glassy, blue waters with dark sandy beaches. Its long coastline makes it a great location to walk, run, and swim in the refreshing waters. This place is truly photo ready and the ideal spot for unforgettable ocean views.

Playa Panama is located less than two miles away north of Playa Hermosa.  Paved roads make it easy to access the beach and surrounding towns through Liberia.  The Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport is less than 20 miles away.

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Community and Lifestyle

Life in Playa Panama, Costa Rica.

Playa Panama is one of the most purely Tico style beaches in the area. While expansion for multiple resorts and golf courses was requested by the Papagayo Project, the government has mandated that around seventy percent remain untouched. This mandate allows the area to retain its authentic Costa Rican culture and protect the habitat of hundreds of species.

Like most small beach towns in Guanacaste, Playa Panama runs on a slower rhythm with people often stopping work mid day for a coconut water break or to simply chat. A happy mix of tourists, expats, and locals make up the crowd often found sunning themselves on the beach or relaxing in the shade.

Attractions and Services

Despite Playa Panama’s small size, you won’t be at a loss for things to do. Observing the hundreds of species of wildlife as well as the tropical flora and fauna is must on any traveler’s to do list. Resorts, including the nearby Four Seasons of the Papagayo Peninsula, often offer inclusive tour packages. You’ll also find plenty of horseback rides, surfing lessons, canopy tours and more provided by locals.  

Palo Verde National Park

Located in part of Tempisque river’s valley, the Palo Verde National Park contains 15 topographical zones including marshes and mangroves. An ever favorite of bird watches, the park receives visitors year round.

Rincón de la Vieja National Park

This national park is ideal for true adventurers. Home to an active volcano, legend has it that a young girl lost her star-crossed lover after her father threw him into one of the volcano’s craters. She remained on the mountain to mourn the loss of her love and heal visitors. Thus, the park became named, “The Corner of the Old Lady.” Here, you’ll encounter more than local legends. Hot springs, hiking and bird watching are all popular activities.

Hospitals

As for hospitals, services in this area can be remote, but nearby Liberia offers three high quality private hospitals including the prestigious San Rafael de Arcangel, Hosptial CIMA, and Clinica Biblica Hospital.

Hospital San Rafael de Arcangel once began as a doctor’s office and has now expanded to a full private hospital to serve the residents of Guanacaste.

Hospital CIMA opened a new branch in Liberia in 2012. CIMA is a private hospital that offers first-class medical care and the latest in medical technology.

Clinica Biblica Hospital offers a mini-private hospital with bilingual doctors, over 30 specialties, a laboratory and pharmacy in their Liberia location.

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Schools and Education

Schools and Education in Playa Panama, Costa Rica.

Schools are limited in this area. Still there are a few schools located in nearby Liberia and/or Playas del Coco, including:

Country Day School of Guanacaste:

This school is the only American boarding school in Costa Rica and is located in Liberia. The Country Day School uses the US curriculum and offers both the US and Costa Rican diplomas. Another branch of the school can be found in Escazú.

Green Life Academy

Green Life Academy is a private school recognized by Costa Rica’s Ministry of Education. Located in Playas del Coco, this k-12 school focuses on multiple intelligences as well as the personal development of students. Gifted program offered.

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Playa Panama, Costa Rica

Real Estate in Playa Panama, Costa Rica

The Papagayo peninsula is famous in Costa Rica and around the world for its luxury resorts and remarkable wildlife. Nestled alongside the equally beautiful Playa Hermosa and Playa del Coco, Playa Panama is a slice of tranquility and authenticity in northern Guanacaste. Here you won’t find the movie stars and sprawling estates of Papagayo. Life on Playa Panama is a bit more laid back and one hundred percent Pura Vida.

Playa Panama Real Estate and Vacation Rental Offerings

The Four Seasons Resort in the Papagayo Peninsula was one of the first to offer estates for those interested in investing in Costa Rica through real estate. Retirement in Costa Rica has been made easier with a number of developments, gated communities, estates and condominiums popping up in the area. Luxury homes are by far the most popular type of development in the area for new residents. Residential lots are expensive and but feature some of the best views in the country.

Likewise, most vacation rentals in Playa Panama don’t come cheap. Luxury villas reign supreme but it is possible to rent more economical family style villas. As more hotels and bed and breakfasts open, prices will become more competitive and the variety of choices bigger.

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All Listings in Playa Panama (Homes & Condos)

Hacienda del Mar Commercial #9: Unique Gated Community

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Playa Panamá, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hacienda del Mar Parcel 5 is part of unique gated community, includes Welcome Center Commercial, it is suitable to build condos, is already segregated and is part of an existing Master Plan.

  • Total Lot Size : 0.73 ha (1.80 acre)
  • $1,200,000

Hacienda del Mar Development Parcel #25: Unique Gated Community

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Playa Panamá, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hacienda del Mar Parcel 25 is part of unique gated community, it is suitable to build a hotel, condos, or single family home, is already segregated and is part of an existing Master Plan.

  • Total Lot Size : 1.42 ha (3.50 acre)
  • $1,200,000

The Jaguar Village # A2: Amazing view of the Peninsula Papagayo, Four Seasons

Condominium — Residential Sale

Playa Panamá, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Our condominium complex located within 85 acres development of Hacienda del Mar in Panama Beach, The Jaguar Village Complex offers incredible breathtaking ocean views of the Peninsula Papagayo, Four Seasons Resort, Marina, Monkey Head...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 154.00 m² (1,657.64 sq ft)
  • $549,000

The Jaguar Village: Luxury Condominiums With Breathtaking Ocean View

Condominium — Residential Sale

Playa Panamá, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Imagine owning and living in an ocean view 3 bedroom 3 bathroom condominium oasis of the highest quality design and construction with excellence-in-value-pricing – all sited with breathtaking views of the Papagayo Peninsula, and Four...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 161.00 m² (1,732.98 sq ft)
  • $499,000

Hacienda del Mar Development Parcel #22: Unique Gated Community

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Playa Panamá, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hacienda del Mar Parcel 22 is part of unique gated community, it is suitable to build a hotel, condos, or single family home, is already segregated and is part of an existing Master Plan.

  • Total Lot Size : 0.56 ha (1.38 acre)
  • $450,000

Hacienda del Mar Development Parcel #21: Unique Gated Community

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Playa Panamá, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hacienda del Mar Parcel 21 is part of unique gated community, is already segregated and is part of an existing Master Plan.

  • Total Lot Size : 0.51 ha (1.27 acre)
  • $450,000

Hacienda del Mar Development Parcel #23: Unique Gated Community

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Playa Panamá, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hacienda del Mar Parcel 23 is part of unique gated community, it is suitable to build a hotel, condos, or single family home, is already segregated and is part of an existing Master Plan.

  • Total Lot Size : 0.91 ha (2.26 acre)
  • $450,000

Hacienda del Mar Development Parcel #18: Unique Gated Community

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Playa Panamá, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hacienda del Mar Parcel 18 is part of unique gated community, it is suitable to build a hotel, condos, or single family home, is already segregated and is part of an existing Master Plan.

  • Total Lot Size : 0.63 ha (1.56 acre)
  • $395,000

Hacienda del Mar Development Parcel #15: Unique Gated Community

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Playa Panamá, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hacienda del Mar Parcel 15 is part of unique gated community, it is suitable to build a hotel, condos, or single family home, is already segregated and is part of an existing Master Plan.

  • Total Lot Size : 3,890.00 m² (41,871.44 sq ft)
  • $250,000

Hacienda del Mar Lot #3: Unique Gated Community

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Playa Panamá, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hacienda del Mar Lot 3 is part of unique gated community, that is already segregated and is part of an existing Master Plan.

  • Total Lot Size : 1,194.00 m² (12,852.06 sq ft)
  • $250,000

Hacienda del Mar Development Parcel #17: Unique Gated Community

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Playa Panamá, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hacienda del Mar Parcel 17 is part of unique gated community, it is suitable to build a hotel, condos, or single family home, is already segregated and is part of an existing Master Plan.

  • Total Lot Size : 4,957.00 m² (53,356.49 sq ft)
  • $250,000

Hacienda del Mar Lot #33: Unique Gated Community

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Playa Panamá, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hacienda del Mar Lot 33 is part of unique gated community, is already segregated and is part of an existing Master Plan.

  • Total Lot Size : 2,299.00 m² (24,746.13 sq ft)
  • $249,000

Hacienda del Mar Lot #29: Unique Gated Community

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

Playa Panamá, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hacienda del Mar Lot 29 is part of unique gated community, is already segregated and is part of an existing Master Pl

  • Total Lot Size : 1,041.00 m² (11,205.19 sq ft)
  • $225,000