Palmar Norte : Costa rica


What It Is Like to Retire in Palmar Norte

Palmar Norte is a very small town near the southern Pacific coast of beautiful Costa Rica where the Osa Peninsula begins.  Along with nearby Palmar Sur across the Rio Terraba, it is in the Osa region of Puntarenas Province. Palmar Sur has an airport with daily connections to San Jose. There are plans to expand this airport to international status and thus create increased tourism in the area, which is one of the most interesting and undiscovered parts of the country. The Osa Peninsula is home to at least half of all species living in Costa Rica; Corcovado National Park is also within the Peninsula. The Pan American Highway runs through this region. For more about retiring to this beautiful country see our retirement guide to Costa Rica. Note: Sorry, but the maps feature for countries outside of the U.S. is not working properly yet - Costa Rica is in Central America.


Where to Retire in Palmar Norte and Home Prices

This area is relatively undeveloped although there are many developments in various stages. Lots start in the $60s and go up to ocean view homes in the $300's.  Search for real estate in Palmar Norte and you will see some options.


What Is Special about Palmar Norte

Palmar Norte is beautiful, a nature lover's haven, and a spot of outdoor adventure. There are many national parks in the country to visit. Costa Rica is probably the safest and most stable country in Central America.


What Is Not Special about Palmar Norte

As in most of Costa Rica, the rain forest means that you'll get wet in the rainy season.

Who Will Like Retirement in Palmar Norte

People looking for a very quiet place to retire in Costa Rica.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Tourism and agriculture.


Climate and Physical Environment

Palmar Norte is warm most of the year, as it about 10 degrees above the equator.  The rainy season lasts from May to November and daily rains can be expected.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

This is a very small town so there is not much in the way of restaurants. Nearby Palmar might have some to choose from.



Palmar Norte has a low crime rate.


Medical Facilities

There is a hospital that services Palmar Norte.



The neighboring town of Palmar has an airport with connections to San Jose. Roads are generally sketchy in Costa Rica.


Valuable Links

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