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Boutique Market & Cafe In Central Samara For Sale

Samara, Guanacaste
Asking Price:
$160,000 (USD) Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
Sales Revenue:
$260,000 (USD)
Cash Flow:
$50,000 (USD)

Charming market and cafe in a growing Pacific beach town for sale.  

•Proven track record since 2011
•Turnkey operation with trained staff, point of sale system, operating procedures
•Excellent location with long term lease
•Well equipped with well maintained components
•All reporting, taxes and fees up-to-date
•Loyal and growing customer base
•Exclusive and unique product lines and menu refined to respond to the local market  
•Well branded name

Turnkey operation includes a cloud based point-of-sale system that tracks all sales and inventory with an integrated iPad and laptop system making it easy to monitor sales and order product from your phone or computer.  Includes proven opening and closing procedures, cash reconciliation, and waste reporting system.  One month of training can be negotiated with the sale. Our bilingual staff is well trained, knowledgeable and friendly.  We have excellent employee retention - some staff have 4-6 years of service.

Located directly on the main beach road, less than 100 meters from the beach, in a vibrant commercial center (The Natural Center). Long term lease in place.  Absolutely the best retail location in the area.

Equipped with regularly maintained commercial, glass fronted, double door refrigerators, a single door freezer, espresso and coffee machines, microwave, scale, 3 Ninja blenders, Waring juicer, iPad, computer, printer, modem, security cameras linked to smart devices, lights, fans, safe, shelving/display cases and an annual POS system.

Monthly reporting done by a local accountant and submitted to Hacienda as required.  All taxes, employee benefits, licensing and other fees are current.

Customer base includes permanent expat community, snow birds, local population and tourists.  The area attracts many people from abroad who return to us year after year.  Weekly pre-order system, market day and competitive pricing keep our customers coming back.  This is a growing community supported by tourism, retires and attendees at 2 local schools (language and massage).  Our customer appreciates locally produced and high quality foods, both farmed and artisanal, beauty products and other compatible items.  

Some products are exclusive to our store and we offer organic and best available produce options, locally produced dairy including goat cheeses, some high quality imported items difficult to find in the area, high quality body and home products.  We strive to keep our prices competitive.

The long standing brand and the reputation of this business draws people back year after year.  Our excellent visibly and word of mouth advertising brings new customers each season.  This reputation also extends to a positive relationship with our suppliers, landlord and local artisans.   Step into a business that has been lovingly developed by an experienced retailer with extensive knowledge of the local and national market.

Property information

Real Estate:


Leasehold Rent:

$950 (USD) per annum


Natural Center, Playa Samara, Guanacaste

Premises Details:

Located in a busy outdoor retail center/downtown square. Market has two entrances so customers enter from the courtyard of the retail center or from the heavily traveled main street. The market is very close to the beach at less than 100 meters to the beach.

Size in square feet:

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Two years ago this market also had a fully functioning lunch and breakfast menu that was very popular and customers still ask for our food. Potential to reopen a larger cafe offering and expand grocery items exist as well as extending hours in the am and the pm. Potential to rearrange space and sublet is another possibility.

Competition / Market:

There is no other store like this in Samara. A few mini supers carry some of the same products however we are unmatched in friendly customer service, depth of offering in products of all types with a particular focus on those made within Costa Rica and healthy ingredients.

Trading hours:

8 am to 7 pm

Years established:

Other Information

Support & training:

1 month is negociable

Financing available:


Furniture / Fixtures value:
$12,000 (USD) - included in the asking price
This business can be relocated.

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