Blue Zone in Costa Rica

  • December 3, 2013

Nosara, Garza, Ostional, and San Juanillo all are located within the Blue Zone comprised in the Nicoya Peninsula. But what exactly is a Blue Zone?

A Blue Zone is a popular term that refers to locations in the world where people live longer, healthier and more active lives than anywhere else on earth. Five small Blue Zones have been identified on this planet where people living active lives to a 100 years is common.

The central Nicoya Peninsula of northwest Costa Rica is one of the planet’s top Blue Zones, with the house in it. Residents in this Blue Zone live longer than people in the rest of Costa Rica. It stretches about 80 miles north-to-south, and about 30 miles east-to-west containing about 75,000 people.

Scientists have identified eight key reasons for this longevity. These include a healthy light diet, water rich with calcium, a family focus, a dry climate, social networks, physical activity and purpose. Most people who’ve stayed in the house for a week say they feel rejuvenated and healthier. Could it be the wonderful Rio Rosario aquifer waters that makes everyone feel physically younger and better?

Here’s what researchers at have published for a clearer perspective:

“a Costa Rican man at age 60 has twice the chance of reaching age 90 as does a man living in the United States, France, or even Japan. Costa Rica spends only 15 percent of what America does on health care, yet its people live longer, seemingly healthier lives than people in any other country on Earth. Nicoya has the lowest rates of cancer in the country.”

Want to live longer, happier, healthy lives? Well then Life in the Blue Zone may be right for you. Unlike our other RE/MAX offices in Costa Rica – at REMAX First Choice Realty in Nosara, Costa Rica – every listing we have is located in the Blue Zone. Contact us for more information, or visit


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