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PUPPIES’ LOVE…

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Doing for others is one of the most reliable and well documented sources of happiness. I’ll bet you’ve often seen that in your own life, too. So my life plan includes volunteering at a few agencies here in the Costa Ballena. My longest service is with an animal rescue shelter where every time I help, some dogs make me happy just by being happy to see me. But as fortunate as I’ve been in experiencing happiness, and as much as I’ve studied the matter, I still have much to learn.

You might think that not very much of such learning would come from kids. After all, it’s our role to teach these apprentice humans about the habits, attitudes, and lifestyles that produce a good, happy life. But, I had to revise that assumption lately as I learned a lot about happy living from kids. I also discovered that a happiness lesson—even one well learned—can be forgotten and a happiness opportunity missed.

A little story will help me explain. Before a recent fundraiser for the shelter, I almost talked myself out of enjoying a guaranteed source of happiness; puppies! The morning of the event I considered canceling my participation. Oh, I had plenty of “good reasons;” my wife arrived late the night before, I was very tired, and it looked like rain. Besides, truth be told, I didn’t think many would show up for the activity. As cute as they are, how many adults would want to “Smooch Pooches” when they could be inside drinking and rocking out to local bands? Why bother? I thought. I expected to be sitting alone outside, listening to the bands from a distance.

I was wrong. Boy, was I wrong!

To my surprise, many of the fair’s attendees were parents and the puppy pen turned out to be a “babysitting service” for their kids. Most were little girls from age four to about fifteen, and all wanted to smooch those pooches, freeing their parents to enjoy adult beverages in the bar and grill. Throughout the afternoon, kids came and went, and some even settled in and spent the entire time with me and eight of God’s cutest creations. Little boys seemed less inclined to “mother” pups.

What could be a better source of short term happiness and a better opportunity to reflect on overall happiness than time with puppies and kids?

KIDS AND PUPPIES ARE A HAPPINESS SLAM DUNK
To a one, these kids were sweet, cute, innocent, free of games and hidden agendas; they were honestly expressing their genuine feelings. My four hours in an almost total-kid-world turned out to be completely delightful. It was a huge escape from the adult world of cynicism and games. The kids made it loving and wonderful. Their ability to find fun and wonder in a hair brush, a ball, and a puppy was infectious. They reminded me of when my world was young and fresh, sweet and wide-eyed. Traits that I, and all adults, still possess; often buried somewhere deep inside ourselves.

Things are harder for kids and puppies. Some don’t have their full physical strength and agility yet, and they certainly haven’t developed the mental and emotional strengths necessary for an independent life. They can’t really understand how something that could be so much fun, like jumping from rock to rock on the beach or chewing on a favorite shoe, could bring such a loud “NO!” Nor do they understand why something as boring as learning spelling words or asking to go outside before peeing, could be important. That’s our job; to see what they can’t see.

But, it’s a part of THEIR ROLE in our lives to remind us of what we can no longer see; that happiness is natural. Not natural in the sense that breathing is our moment to moment nature, but as a potential of our nature. We are wired to be able to FEEL happiness, and without that “wiring,” there would be no experience of happiness at all. We may not feel happiness continuously, but it’s often present for the asking. And kids can remind us how to summon it.

SO, WHEN DO KIDS FEEL HAPPY?

Maybe it’s better to ask when are they not happy?

Kids, like puppies, are happy beholding various aspects of their still wondrous world. They thrive on exploring the new, testing their skills and understanding, seeing what they can discover and what they’ve learned to do well. In the company of critters like themselves, small, dependent, cute, wanting nothing more than to play, and be loved, puppies give kids a chance to be the “grownups.” Demonstrating their evolving grownup skills, it was no accident that the most popular puppy activity was bathing the wriggling little ones. One especially cute pup must have gotten five baths that day.

A few adults came by and briefly watched the frolicking, but kept a hands-off distance. Some would pet the pups for a few minutes and move on. The children, meanwhile, simply dived right in, wholeheartedly absorbed in the cuddly fur balls, unconcerned about what anyone might think or what life was demanding elsewhere. Fully engaged, fully present, not distracted by cell phones or worries, unreservedly enjoying some of life’s best: Love and youth.

ADULT HAPPINESS: MORE COMPLICATED.

As adults we’re happy when some situation brings us pleasure, satisfaction, AND has some personal meaning. We look for some symbolic, emotional, personal, or conceptual “take” on an event to decide if it is what makes one situation feel happy while another feels “blah” or sad. Our “take” on a situation can give or take away the potential for happiness. Believe it or not, some adults seemed uncomfortable with the puppy pen. For them, the primary concern was not the joy, but the risk; “Be careful. Don’t hurt that puppy.” Their focus on some possible danger erased all joy.

This might be called the “interactive” view of happiness. We feel happy when we “see” a situation as one that meets our needs. Happiness there is the result of an interaction between a situation and our perception of it.

Many believe that happiness is possible, but only if we’re in the right conditions. In this view it’s the situation alone that “makes” us happy. We can only create happiness by putting ourselves in the right situations. This “we feel happiness—IF the conditions are right” perspective seems confirmed by our daily experiences. The weather’s great, we feel good. It’s pouring rain, we feel down.

As conditions change throughout our day, the brief, intense short-term kind of happiness that comes and goes seems totally dependent on the situations. Those conditions seem completely in charge of our happy feelings. Happiness from this perspective comes from the “outside”—from the conditions.

A third view claims that happiness is not just dependent on external conditions or on our perception of those conditions, but is “always present inside us.” It’s not simply one of many emotions we are capable of feeling, but happiness is who we truly are at our core, our very nature regardless of conditions. Kids seem to confirm this perspective. Don’t bring distress into their lives to distract them from their core being, and they’re happy.

Core happiness is harder to explain and understand than interactive or conditional happiness. But kids help. They certainly feel pain, but few have learned how to reduce or eliminate their own happiness. Few feel the enduring, happiness-erasing emotions of guilt, regret, remorse, loss, resentment, anger, jealousy, and so on. They haven’t yet learned to live in the “rear view mirror” of life, looking back on a regretted past. Nor ahead to all the danger and pain that lie in wait for us.

Imagine the typical adult playing with a pup. You’ll hear many “OMGs” and “oohs and ahhs” and off they go to another emotional place, returning quickly to their worries and preoccupations. From the core happiness perspective, happiness is still within them, but has been buried under adult concerns.

I almost spoiled this great opportunity for happiness by being negative about the booth I was assigned at the fund raising fair (the interactive view). I only focused on the downsides (packing the equipment, driving all the way up to…and having no one show up). I neglected to consider what Saturday mornings at the shelter always give me—some dog always happy to see me. Luckily, my sense of responsibility kicked in and the reality of the event erased my negative expectations. I almost talked myself out of one of my most happy experiences.

Whatever the ultimate source of happiness (interactive, conditional, or core) it rewards us for certain experiences, habits, behaviors, and ways of living (in this case, keeping my promises). In this view, happiness is built in to guide us generally toward the good. Happiness is thus a refined aspect of the pain or pleasure “GPS” that we’re born with—telling us “we want to feel more of this, then rinse and repeat the way you’ve been living.”

Wanna feel happy again in the future? Request the “Smooch a Pooch” booth at the fair.

I wasn’t just doing my part for the animal shelter fund-raiser; I was a kind of shorts and t-shirt “Santa Claus” with a bag full of happiness for those kids. I could have seen the kids as a pain in the ass because I had to keep track of them and the puppies, but I didn’t…and they weren’t. I trusted their feelings about the pups and let them play as they wished. And that interaction with them made me happy; the puppies loved being loved, the kids loved loving the pups, and I loved seeing all that love given and received. It was a very happy day!

Written by Tony Johnson is a retired university mental health center psychologist. He has lived, learned and enlarged his happiness in the Costa Ballena for over three years. He has the curiosity of a coati about all things life! These articles are his best shot at answering those “Life Questions”. Hopefully, you will find them informative and useful.


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Junquillal Costa Rica Real Estate – Homes & Condos in Junquillal

With one of the most private and exclusive beaches in the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Junquillal shares its beauty with visitors and residents alike. Junquillal, Costa Rica real estate includes lots that are perfect for creating your vision of home, towering condos that provide spectacular views of the sparkling waves, and beachfront single family homes that provide all of the privacy that you have been seeking.

Junquillal Costa Rica Real Estate

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Step out onto the front porch of a single family home on the pristine beaches of Junquillal Costa Rica real estate and you will understand the beauty of an untouched ocean view. With almost three miles of coastline, Junquillal beach real estate provides a variety of scenery unlike any other area in Costa Rica. From sparkling white sand beaches to rocky outcroppings that create splashes of white foam waves, Junquillal beach real estate invites visitors to appreciate the beauty of the Northern Pacific Coast. People choose Junquillal for its variety of beach views, its proximity to Tamarindo and Liberia, and its expansive infrastructure of utility services that provide everything necessary to live a modern life in a seriously gorgeous location.

The weather in Junquillal, Costa Rica ranges from an average of 78 degrees Fahrenheit to the hottest months topping 90 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes Junquillal Costa Rica real estate perfect for anyone who loves the tropical temperatures that last throughout the year. Warm breezes and plenty of rainfall provide relief from the heat, and homes along the beach back up to one of the most beautiful and untouched estuaries in the entire world. Sip deckside cocktails made from fresh fruits or enjoy seafood straight from the Pacific ocean with delicious Junquillal cuisine that includes Costa Rica’s luscious combination of Caribbean spices and African themes.

Junquillal Costa Rica beach real estate and condos for sale in Junquillal Costa Rica range from modest single family homes in the $200,000s to larger beachfront condos or estates in the millions. Ascending shoreline areas mean excellent views no matter where the land is purchased, and large estates, small oceanfront cottages, and even premium condominiums are available for anyone in search of a new beginning.

Homes For Sale in Junquillal

There are a variety of homes for sale when you stop to take a look at Junquillal Costa Rica real estate. Because this area of Costa Rica has less tourism development than many other portions of the coast, Junquillal’s housing market is open and inviting for investment. The huge variety of coastline views makes Junquillal a lovely location for purchasing that beachfront property or a new home.

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Choose from single family homes with unobstructed views of the Northern Pacific coast, on lots that range from half of an acre to several acres set aside for growing fruits and vegetables or keeping horses. Single family homes come in a variety of sizes with one to many bedrooms, and are available in locations that overlook the gorgeous estuaries as well. Homes are available within gated communities or on private land surrounded by lush jungle foliage filled with tropical birds, monkeys, and iguana.

Condos for sale in Junquillal Costa Rica stand high on the hills overlooking the ocean and can offer private access to white sand beaches. Beautiful balconies jut out over the crashing waves of the rocky shores or overlook the quiet jungle landscapes. Modern and exciting, condominium communities in Junquillal offer all of the joys of resort living in an area that has not yet become overrun with development.

Condos For Sale in Junquillal

Purchasing condos for sale in Junquillal Costa Rica, means stepping out of the ordinary into a resort lifestyle that accents the beauty of the ocean while providing amenities that make each location its own community. From sparkling community pools to manicured lawns that offer space for barbecues with family and friends, the condos for sale in Junquillal Costa Rica are perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the Costa Rica lifestyle without the upkeep of a private home.

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The condos include views of the setting sun over gorgeous beaches or backdrops that include the pristine estuaries of Junquillal. Easy access to resort restaurants, bars, and entertainment make it simple to feel at home in your new purchase. Upgraded interiors with soaring ceilings paired with large bedrooms that open to gorgeous balconies make the condos in Junquillal Costa Rica perfect for families or retirement lifestyles.

Although buying a home in Junquillal, Costa Rica means a little more privacy than purchasing a condo, your condo gives you access to an established community. A private home does not require HOA fees depending on where you make your purchase, but the condo association fees provide upkeep on all of the community amenities, making your workload much lighter.

Junquillal Real Estate FAQ

Is beachfront property available for sale in Junquillal, Costa Rica?
Yes, there are several types of beachfront property in Junquillal Costa Rica that are for sale. With fewer building and view access restrictions, Junquillal, Costa Rica is one of the best areas to purchase beachfront land or a beachfront home in Costa Rica.

Can I buy a home in Junquillal, Costa Rica, in my own name or do have I have to have a local partner?
You do not need a local partner for your purchase of land, home, or beachfront property in Junquilla, Costa Rica. The Costa Rica government offers the same rights to foreigners purchasing land as they do to locals. This means that buying land or a home is very similar to purchasing in the United States or Canada. Some people choose to use a local attorney to create a corporation for tax protection.

What are the price ranges for single family homes in Junquillal, Costa Rica?
The pricing for single family homes in Junquillal, Costa Rica, varies greatly depending on the size of the home, its location and amenities. Homes outside of organized communities begin at about $180,000 for one or two bedroom styles with plenty of space. Prices rise all the way to several millions of dollars for larger estates, homes with six or seven bedrooms, and even small farms with guest cottages.

Do I need a real estate agent to purchase a home or condo in Junquillal, Costa Rica?
It is always a great idea to gather information from a good real estate agent when purchasing a home or condos in Junquillal Costa Rica. A local real estate agent will understand the current market, may specialize in the type of home you desire, and can offer you plenty of tips when it comes to negotiating a price.

Land for Sale in Junquillal Costa Rica

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There are several types of land for sale in Junquillal, Costa Rica. Titled beachfront property in Jaunquillal, is available in this area because Junquillal has not been completely developed, making it one of the rarest of all properties in the country. Although title beachfront land is quite expensive when compared to lots in areas further inland, the value is expected to rise dramatically and it is a rare commodity. When you purchase titled beachfront land in Junquillal, Costa Rica, you own that land in the same way you would own any purchase in the United States or Canada. Much of the rest of the beach areas are considered concession lands and are available for long-term lease.

Other land options in Junquillal, Costa Rica include estates that include several acres of property along newly completed roads that provide excellent access to Liberia International Airport just an hour away. Lots for sale in Junquillal, Costa Rica offer detailed construction documents that make it simple to get started on the construction of your dream home whether it is 2000 square feet in size or much larger. Beachfront property in Junquillal has additional construction restrictions, but long-term leases are available.

Summary of Living in Junquillal

Exploring the beauty of untouched and award-winning beaches or traveling the paved roads to visit fun city nightlife make Junquillal Costa Rica real estate an excellent choice for anyone who wants to set down roots and enjoy life. From pretty single family homes that sit along shell beaches and overlook rocky shorelines to sparkling condominiums with plenty of community activities and excitement, buying a home or a condo in Junquillal makes sense. Large estates with ample space for a mother-in-law cottage and beautiful barns give you the flexibility to find your version of perfect in Junquillal.

Year-round warm weather and luscious gardens filled with tropical fruits and blooming flowers create a backdrop that invites a more relaxed lifestyle. Pristine estuaries that are protected and encourage a love of eco-friendly life provide an amazing atmosphere for a love of nature. Views of the ocean sunsets from a condo balcony complete with a hot tub make it easy to enjoy the natural beauty of Junquillal, Costa Rica with all of its excellent resources. Paved roads and high-speed internet along with reliable infrastructure make this relatively undeveloped portion of the Pacific Coast perfect for starting that wonderful new life.

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Playa Conchal Costa Rica Real Estate – Homes & Condos in Playa Conchal

Playa Conchal Costa Rica real estate includes everything you are seeking when you imagine a new life in a tropical paradise. From Playa Conchal beach real estate to towering condos for sale in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica, the variety is wonderful. Add to this the elegant beachfront homes, and the area calls to lovers of warm weather and a laid-back atmosphere that celebrates each day.

Playa Conchal Costa Rica Real Estate

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Located on the gorgeous Gold Coast Playa Conchal Costa Rica real estate is among the most sought-after in the entire world. Sparkling beaches that are comprised of the tiny remains of peach, white, and pink conch shells make the scenery in Playa Conchal some of the most beautiful. Located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, this beach area offers condos for sale along with beachfront property in Playa Conchal that provides spectacular views of the warm Pacific Ocean.

Homes along with beachfront property in Playa Conchal include single family dwellings, large estates, and condos that create their own community. People choose this area of Costa Rica because of its year-round tropical climate where temperatures remain in the 70s and 80s with long hours of sunshine from December until April. Delicious native cuisine includes fresh seafood from the Pacific, tropical fruits, and locally grown vegetables along with a variety of local favorites like the gallo pinto and scrumptious plantains.

Low taxes and excellent healthcare draw visitors from all over the world to this beautiful tropical seaside area for vacation and to settle down and begin a new life. Single family home prices range between $190,000 and several millions of dollars with condominiums beginning in the $200,000 range. Although beachfront land can be quite expensive, the daily living expenses in this area are extremely affordable.

Homes For Sale in Playa Conchal

Homes for sale in Playa Conchal include a variety of options to suit any taste. From single family homes with two or three bedrooms on half-acre lots to large estates on acres of property with adjoining cottages and spacious gardens, there is definitely something for everyone. You can choose a gorgeous and modern concrete home with elegant Spanish-style architecture in a gated community and celebrate life in a tropical paradise. Starting around $200,000, a single family home is an excellent investment.

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Large estates include sparkling swimming pools, garages to house your vehicles or for additional storage, and even barns for the horses. Overlooking miles of sandy beaches or with views of the rolling hills and manicured golf courses, larger homes provide plenty of space for growing families or even small agricultural projects. Large estates are available with prices that begin in the low millions.

Condos for sale in Playa Conchal Costa Rica are one of the biggest draws for property-seekers who want to celebrate a tropical lifestyle. A variety of condominiums are available with two to four bedroom condos beginning around $200,000 and reaching well into the millions. A selection of architectural styles make it simple to find the perfect condos for sale in Playa Conchal Costa Rica regardless of your price range.

Condos For Sale in Playa Conchal

When you buy condos for sale in Playa Conchal Costa Rica, it means joining a community that is established and filled with plenty of options for entertainment. A monthly condominium owner’s fee allows you to enjoy all of the Playa Conchal condo amenities like swimming pools, barbecue areas, private beachfront access, and even restaurants and bars.

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There are a variety of condos in Playa Conchal Costa Rica for sale, including towering penthouse units with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Sunsets along the beach are viewed from private balconies rising above the sparkling white sands, and many condos offer deck access from the master bedroom.

Buying condos in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica is different from buying a single family home in that you are immediately a part of a community that welcomes new residents. Activities are plentiful while you maintain your privacy, and you do not have to carry the burden of caring for a large yard or garden while you enjoy your own version of a tropical paradise. Purchasing condos in Playa Conchal Costa Rica allows you to establish your residency without worrying about the maintenance and upkeep of a single family home.

Playa Conchal Real Estate FAQ

Can I find vacant Playa Conchal beach real estate for sale?
Yes, you can find vacant beachfront property for sale in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. The government of Costa Rica allows foreigners the same rights as locals when it comes to the purchase of land, and most transactions are very similar to those in the United States or Canada.

How do I offer a bid for the purchase of a condo in Playa Conchal Costa Rica?
In most cases, it is best to work with a local real estate agent who has experience in the purchasing of a condo or home in Playa Conchal. He or she can ensure that the condo has a clear title and will help you to submit the bid to the owner or developer without the worry of a language barrier. Condos in Playa Concho Costa Rica include high-rise buildings with incredible beach, mountain, and jungle views.

Do I need a local partner to purchase land in Playa Conchal Costa Rica?
No, you are not required to have a local partner when you purchase real estate in Playa Conchal. It is an excellent idea to hire a local real estate agent or a local attorney to help you to decide how you would like to make your purchase and to negotiate any local building permitting and specifics.

Land for Sale in Playa Conchal Costa Rica

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The majority of the land for sale in Playa Conchal is beachfront property. This area of Costa Rica is known for its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and its gorgeous beaches. Aside from the waterfront areas, Playa Conchal real estate also includes lots that overlook Conchal Bay from beautiful rolling hills. Lots are available in sizes to suit most building opportunities and vary from approximately one-third of an acre to several acres.

Vacant beachfront property in Playa Conchal Costa Rica is perfect for building that single family home regardless of the size. The majority of the lots and land available have access to paved roads with water and electric access already on site. This means that the land is ready for use as a homesite or family farm with unlimited options as you move away from the beachfront lots.

Beachfront property in Playa Conchal is restricted when it comes to construction in order to preserve the pristine nature of the beaches and the surrounding views. Beachfront land is available for long-term lease, depending on its distance from the shoreline, and some titled areas are also available for sale. The pricing of beachfront property in Playa Conchal tends to be quite a bit higher than land in other areas of Playa Conchal, so this is definitely something to keep in mind when you are creating your dream home.

Summary of Living in Playa Conchal

Living in Playa Conchal means enjoying the best of life in a tropical paradise while you invest in your future. This rapidly growing area of Costa Rica provides the access to electricity and water that you seek along with spectacular views that are what bring people to Playa Conchal from all over the world.

Year-round warm temperatures and a short drive to the Liberia International Airport make Playa Conchal an excellent choice when it comes to planning your retirement in a modern condominium atmosphere or selecting that single family home that is a short walk to the breathtaking beaches. From condos to large estates, Playa Conchal invites you to celebrate life in exactly the way that you have always imagined.

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Playa Negra Costa Rica Real Estate – Homes & Condos in Playa Negra

Known throughout the world for its dark sand beaches, rocky outcroppings, and tidal pools perfect for surfing and exploring, Playa Negra Costa Rica calls to anyone who loves the ocean. Playa Negra Costa Rica real estate includes a variety of lovely single family homes with beach or mountain views, condos that rise above the surf, and beachfront property that offers a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.

Playa Negra Costa Rica Real Estate

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Many people choose to live on Playa Negra Costa Rica beach because of its awesome surf and spectacular dark sand beaches. With world-class right-hand barrel waves and outcroppings of rocks that jut into the ocean, Playa Negra is a playground for those who love the sea. Sitting just a few miles from “Little Hawaii” and less than two hours from Liberia International Airport, Playa Negra beach real estate is located in a temperate climate that offers sunbathers and swimmers year-round adventure without having to break for those cold winter temperatures. Sample delicious Costa Rica favorites like sopa negra or gallo pinto in local restaurants that deliver decadent dishes along with a laid-back and beach friendly atmosphere.

Playa Negra beach real estate includes single family homes beginning at around $130,000. Lovely Moroccan styled homes with pretty tiled roofs and arched windows dot the landscape, offering views of the surrounding jungle or private access to the dark sand beaches. Larger homes for sale on beachfront property in Playa Negra includes three, four, and five bedroom estates with views of the active reef, lovely verandas that overlook the mountain peaks and sparkling swimming pools for relaxing in the warm evening sunlight. Estates with acreage begin in the $500,000 range and can be found in many areas of Playa Negra. The highest land values offer access to the pristine beachfront with prices topping out at several million dollars depending on the size and location of the Playa Negra beachfront property.

Condos for sale in Playa Negra Costa Rica are not common and the roads leading to the beach require careful navigation. A four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended when heading off of the main roads from Liberia or the bustling city of San Jose. There is a variety of real estate for sale in Playa Negra that welcomes the development of new business, single family homes, or even the construction of condos in Playa Negra Costa Rica. Vacant land begins at around $40,000 and rises from there depending on the size of the property, the views from the land, and the area where it is located.

Homes For Sale in Playa Negra

There are a number of gorgeous styles of homes for sale in Playa Negra that are designed to enhance the beauty of the landscape and welcome lovers of the ocean surf. From single family cottages with a single bedroom on a small lot, houses begin at around $70,000 in Playa Negra. Larger homes with two or more bedrooms in a gated community include items like utilities and water filtration systems. The prices begin around $170,000 and rise upward from there depending on the views and the area chosen. Homes for sale in Playa Negra tend to be more expensive when they offer excellent views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Large estate homes for sale in Playa Negra include huge homes in gorgeous Moroccan styles that offer amenities like infinity pools, lovely arched windows, and even lovely balconies overlooking the ocean. Homes and estates with beachfront property in Playa Negra begin around $400,000 and go up to several million dollars depending on the location.

The housing market in Playa Negra is excellent now with low prices encouraging growth and expansion. A large selection of Playa Negra beach real estate is available for the construction of hotels, condos, and even large homes or bed and breakfast resorts. Pricing for the vacant land begins around $40,000 with larger commercial-sized locations going for several millions of dollars. Condos for sale in Playa Negra Costa Rica are few and far between, but there are excellent opportunities for investors willing to build on gorgeous Playa Negra beach real estate.

Condos For Sale in Playa Negra

Although there are very few condos for sale in Playa Negra Costa Rica, there is plenty of vacant land that invites investment and possibly the construction of condos. Buying condos in Playa Negra Costa Rica as a home can be a little less private than life in a single family home, but you can definitely adjust for that by enjoying all of the condo amenities like community swimming pools, barbecue areas, and gorgeous landscaping. High-rise condos invite guests and residents to appreciate the amazing sunsets over the black sand beaches and sparkling Pacific ocean waves.

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Life in condos in Playa Negra Costa Rica is definitely more resort-like than life in a single family home, although Playa Negra offers several gated communities that share fun amenities like a large pool, tennis courts, or even riding stables. With plenty of vacant land in the Playa Negra area, the time is right to build a new condo or hotel and begin a business that supports your Costa Rica lifestyle.

Playa Negra Real Estate FAQ

How difficult is it to make buy Playa Negra Costa Rica real estate?
The buying of Playa Negra Costa Rica real estate is very similar to purchasing land or a home in many countries in the world. The government of Costa Rica offers foreigners the same types of protection that is offered to locals when it comes to purchasing real estate. Most land, including some beachfront property in Playa Negra Costa Rica is titled in the same way that a title is produced in the United States or Canada.

Do I need a local partner to buy beachfront property in Playa Negra?
No, you do not need to have a local partner to buy beachfront property in Playa Negra. Many people choose to work with a local attorney or a real estate agent to ensure that the property that they choose has a clear title. Sometimes people choose to use an attorney to create a corporation rather than purchase land in Playa Negra using their own name.

Is land expensive in Playa Negra?
Depending on the view, the size of the land and the purpose of the property, land can be quite inexpensive in Playa Negra. Small lots with jungle or mountain views tend to be the least expensive with prices beginning in the $40,000 range. Larger parcels of land, including property large enough for a hotel or condo, can be valued in the several million dollar range. Condos in Playa Negra Costa Rica would share views of tall mountains, gorgeous beaches, and the jungle.

Land for Sale in Playa Negra Costa Rica

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Land for sale in Playa Negra comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. This means that your search for the perfect lot for sale in Playa Negra is pretty simple. Starting with small acreage designed for a single family home, prices range from about $40,000 to approximately $90,000. Views of the mountains and the black sands of the Pacific coast beaches make the value of the Playa Negra beach real estate property higher.

Land for sale in this area, including beachfront property in Playa Negra, includes lots designed for use as commercial properties or for farming. Large properties include 35 acre lots that offer a view of both the sparkling blue waves and crashing white waters depending on the location on the land. Perfect for a horse farm, farming cattle or tropical plants and trees, or even as a location for a new condo or hotel, this type of land for sale in Playa Negra makes it simple to start a new business while you enjoy the wonderful views.

Costa Rica government does have restrictions regarding construction on or near the beaches. Beachfront property in Playa Negra Costa Negra is reserved to approximately 50 meters from the high-tide line, making it property of the government and the people. Areas just outside of the 50 meter mark are considered for long-term lease rather than sale. Keep in mind that titled beachfront property is relatively rare in Costa Rica.

Summary of Living in Playa Negra

Living in Playa Negra means enjoying the best of a unique tropical paradise combined with plenty of access to world class surfing, boating, and snorkeling. The untouched beauty of the Playa Negra beach real estate makes it simple to find the perfect piece of land to complete your Costa Rica dream. From single family homes in gated communities that offer all of the comforts of home to unspoiled lands with gorgeous views of the towering mountains and the breaking surf, Playa Negra has something for everyone.

Build your dream home on a lot overlooking the crashing waves or settle in a lovely Moroccan villa that has plenty of space for your family and friends. Celebrate the start of a new life, an amazing retirement investment, or a simple change from the hurried world to a more laid-back lifestyle of beaches, surf, and sunshine with real estate for sale in Playa Negra Costa Rica.

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Playa Grande Costa Rica Real Estate – Homes & Condos in Playa Grande

Located on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Playa Grande Costa Rica real estate invites visitors from all over the world to enjoy world class beaches, surfing in the warm waters of the Pacific and the incredible experience of seeing nesting leatherback sea turtles. Playa Grande real estate is like no other in the world with its perfect location near enough to Tamarindo beach for plenty of fun, restaurants, and nightlife while it retains its privacy and peaceful tranquility. Homes, vacant lots for building, gorgeous condos, and beachfront property in Playa Grande make it simple to pick exactly what you are looking for in your Playa Grande Costa Rica real estate purchase.

Playa Grande Costa Rica Real Estate

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Visitors and locals appreciate the tranquil beauty of Playa Grande Costa Rica beach real estate especially when compared to the much busier Tamarindo beach just down the road. The pristine blue waters of the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica make this area one of the prettiest when it comes to celebrating a love of nature. The warm tropical breezes blow year-round in Playa Grande, and its temperate climate mean that any month of the year is perfect for spending time on the beaches. Exciting turtle watching tours on the protected sands of Playa Grande beach real estate, a kayaking adventure through the swaying mangroves, or snorkeling in the warmth of the Pacific make this location spectacular for beginning that new life in Costa Rica.

Taste adventures begin with fresh seafood, which includes native Costa Rican dishes like gallo pinto and olla de carne along with scrumptious favorites from French, Caribbean, and African cuisine. Combined with the warm climate and the variety of real estate for sale in Playa Grande, the food and the adventure is spectacular.

Choose from single family homes with prices beginning at around $250,000 and rising upwards to several millions of dollars with large estate options that include five or more bedrooms. Condos in Playa Grande offer brilliant views of the sandy beaches and prices begin at around $150,000 and topping out at several millions of dollars depending on the location and the views. Empty lots for sale in Playa Grande begin around $50,000 and share views of the mountains, the jungles filled with monkeys and tropical birds, and oceanfront beauty.

Homes For Sale in Playa Grande

The market of homes for sale in Playa Grande Costa Ric is excellent due to the upswing of ecotourism in the area. Close to Tamarindo beach with its nightlife and great surfing, Playa Grande beach real estate offers homes for sale that suit any lifestyle. Single family homes are at a premium in Playa Grande because of the nature of the beaches. The Costa Rica government monitors beachfront property closely to protect the endangered leatherback sea turtle. This means that beaches are closed for several months out of the year overnight, while the turtles lay their eggs.

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Homes for sale in Playa Grande include beachfront beauties in gated communities that are close enough to the beach for a leisurely stroll. Beginning around $300,000, these types of homes include full-time management services, some utilities, and community pools. Private homes outside of gated communities are also available beginning around the same pricing. Estates with many bedrooms or large lots begin around $750,000 with higher prices dependant on the views of the gorgeous beaches.

Condos for sale in Playa Grande, Costa Rica, feature modern architecture and amazing views. Condo pricing begins at around $150,000 for smaller two bedroom condos that share views of both the Pacific ocean and the jungle backgrounds. Larger condos and penthouse views of the unforgettable ocean sunsets top out at several millions of dollars depending on their location and amenities.

Playa Grande Costa Rica, real estate also includes vacant lots in gated communities that are perfect for building that dream home in a tropical paradise. From approximately $95,000 to $200,000, these parcels can be used for most types of single family home construction although height limits are restricted depending on the location.

Condos For Sale in Playa Grande

Condos for sale in Playa Grande Costa Rica make the perfect location to create a new lifestyle with an established community surrounding your family. From towering penthouse condos that provide balconies from the master bedroom overlooking the ocean to smaller condos with open patios to enjoy the gentle tropical breezes, condos in Playa Grande Costa Rica, are diverse enough to suit any taste. Perks of purchasing condos in Playa Grande Costa Rica rather than a single family home include use of the community pools, barbecue areas, and private walkways to the undisturbed white sands of the Playa Grande beaches. No upkeep of the manicured lawns is required since condo homeowner’s fees are used to ensure everything looks spectacular year-round.

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Although privacy is not quite as guarded when you buy condos in Playa Grande Costa Rica, the fun and friendly atmosphere of these communities invite people from all over the world to celebrate a love of natural beauty and wonderful weather. Most condos in Playa Grande offer access to local restaurants as well as on-property restaurants and bars along with internet access and air conditioning throughout the buildings. Living a short distance from local grocery stores and hospitals makes it simple to plan a new life when you buy a condo in Playa Grande.

Playa Grande Real Estate FAQ

Do I need to create a corporation to buy condos for sale in Playa Grande Costa Rica?
No, you can purchase land, a condo, or a single family home in Playa Grande in your own name rather than forming a corporation for the purchase. Many investors do choose to hire a local attorney to form a corporation when buying real estate in Playa Grande in order to save money on income taxes and better prepare for retirement.

Do I need a local partner to buy real estate in Playa Grande?
No, you do not need a local partner to purchase real estate or even beachfront property in Playa Grande Costa Rica. Because the Costa Rica government treats foreign purchasers in the same way that local landowners are treated, it is not necessary to have a local partner. It is still a good idea to work with a local real estate agent in order to ensure that any real estate purchased has a clear title.

Are the beaches restricted when it comes to construction in Playa Grande?
Yes, beachfront property in Playa Grande Costa Rica is actually quite restricted by the Costa Rica government. This is because Playa Grande is considered to be one of the most important leatherback sea turtle nesting sites in the entire world. Due to the desire to protect the sea turtles, the beachfront areas are closed to use during several months of the year. Homes built on beachfront property are restricted to areas away from the high-tide line and also have height restrictions to preserve views.

Land for Sale in Playa Grande Costa Rica

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Real estate for sale in Playa Grande Costa Rica is some of the most spectacular on the Pacific coast. This makes it an excellent investment for anyone who is seeking a spot for the construction of that dream home in a tropical paradise. Land for sale in Playa Grande includes vacant lots that begin around $50,000 with gorgeous wooded backdrops. Near enough to the beachfront of Playa Grande that a five minute walk takes you into the surf, lots are also available in established communities with well-traveled roads, grocery stores, and hospital access.

Large parcels for sale in Playa Grande include one or two acre homesites that are near the coast beginning at around $85,000. These parcels offer plenty of room to garden, grow fruit trees, or start that eco-friendly farming adventure from your dreams. Bike rides along established roads lead to the gorgeous beaches, and markets and hospitals are just a short drive from these lovely areas.

Also for sale in Playa Grande are spectacular ocean view lots that contain several acres or even hectares for the construction of the grand estate. Playa Grande beach real estate includes fertile soil and plenty of space for farming make these very large parcels perfect for a set of bungalows designed to provide tourist income, a cattle ranch with space for your horses, or even groves of pineapples and other tropical fruits. Beginning around $200,000, large parcels of land are located near the beaches and a short drive from local hospitals and restaurants.

Construction in Playa Grande is most closely monitored near the beachfront areas due to protection of the beaches by the government of Costa Rica. Beachfront property in Playa Grande Costa Rica includes lands that range from $200,000 to several millions of dollars with rates varying according to location and views offered.

Summary of Living in Playa Grande

A fantastic condo or a beautiful single family home on the shores of Playa Grande is definitely a dream fulfilled. Whether you are a lover of the moderate temperatures, a surfer at heart, or have a passion for protecting wildlife, Playa Grande Costa Rica is definitely a location to consider for when you search for real estate. From delicious fresh seafood to tropical drinks made from locally grown fruits, Playa Grande has something to offer for every palate.

Spend an evening on the shores with a guided tour of the sea turtle sanctuaries or kayak in the guarded estuaries for an unforgettable adventure. Playa Grande Costa Rica invites you to invest in your future with a gorgeous home, a grand estate, or even a beachfront lot waiting for your brand new tropical home.

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Potrero Costa Rica Real Estate – Homes & Condos in Potrero

With an equal mix of expats and natives living and working in this elegant beachside town, Potrero Costa Rica real estate invites lovers of the ocean to settle in and relax. Warm brown sands cover the beachfront property in Potrero, making it a superb destination for anyone seeking an investment opportunity or a new life in a tropical paradise. Activities from surfing to snorkeling and long walks on the beach mean Potrero is one of those perfect tropical settings that encourages a life steeped in natural beauty.

Potrero Costa Rica Real Estate

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Situated along the protected Potrero Beach bay and caressed by tropical winds, Potrero Costa Rica, real estate is among the most beautiful in the entire country. Warm Pacific ocean waves lap along the shores of this friendly community. The locals appreciate the business brought in by the tourists, and Potrero beach real estate is perfect for an investment or a wonderful new life by the ocean. The temperate climate makes accessing beachfront property in Potrero a great choice for anyone who loves spending time by the sea, enjoying tropical sunsets, and exploring the flora and fauna of Costa Rica.

A variety of local restaurants are dotted along Potrero beach, making it easy for visitors to appreciate delicious Costa Rican dishes that include gallo pinto, chifrijo, and luscious ceviche tico. Between the inviting restaurants are condos for sale in Potrero Costa Rica with prices that range between $130,000 and several millions of dollars depending on the view, the size of the condo, and the distance from the gorgeous beachfront property in Potrero.

Also available in the list of beautiful Potrero real estate are single family homes beginning around $400,000 with views of the ocean or sitting along beachfront property in Potrero. Smaller homes feature beautiful tiled roofs, sparkling outdoor pools, and are located within walking distance of the warm Pacific Ocean. Larger homes range in price to several millions of dollars with six or more bedrooms, separated cottages for visitors, and amazing infinity pools to help you appreciate the views. Potrero Costa Rica real estate includes vacant lots with views of the mountains and the beaches or the jungles beginning at $25,000 and ranging to several millions of dollars, depending on the distance from the beaches or the size of the lots.

Homes For Sale in Potrero

The market for Potrero real estate and homes for sale in the area is definitely on the move. This pretty beachside community is relatively untouched when compared to the larger cities like Liberia and San Jose. Potrero beach real estate is not quite as pricey as the same type of property in more tourist-oriented areas with single family homes beginning around $400,000 and offering a lovely view of the ocean.

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The Moroccan architecture that is common in Costa Rica is also pervasive in Potrero Costa Rica real estate. Large arched windows and beautifully tiled roofs in bright colors give the homes a vibrant and exciting feel. Larger single family homes can be purchased in price ranges from $500,000 to several millions of dollars with pretty farms and even cattle ranches available in the list of available Potrero real estate.

Condos for sale in Potrero Costa Rica include everything from a single bedroom, 700 square foot beachside beauty, to four or five bedroom luxury penthouse homes. Views range from gorgeous Pacific Ocean sunsets on balconies over the water to breathtaking jungle scenery that is alive with monkeys, birds, and flowers. Condos in Potrero Costa Rica are available in prices that begin around $130,000 and move upward to over two million dollars with the largest condos fetching the highest prices.

Condos For Sale in Potrero

Condos for sale in Potrero Costa Rica are one of the major draws to this laid-back beachfront area. Stepping into an established community with a huge selection of amenities makes it simple to transition from the United States or Canada to Costa Rica. Condos in Potrero are generally a little less private than a single family home on the beachfront property in Potrero, but the lack of a separate yard is definitely not an issue when you appreciate the gorgeous landscaping and breathtaking views. From community pools, barbecue areas, and restaurants to fun nightlife, condos in Potrero provide a lifestyle that is both vibrant and social.

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Condos for sale in Potrero Costa Rica are purchased in the same way that a single family home would be purchased and include a title. Condos in Potrero generally require an association fee that covers the cost of the maintenance of community pools and landscaped areas of the facility. Many condos in Potrero offer private beach access within walking distance of the building, and master bedroom balconies that share unforgettable ocean sunsets.

Potrero Real Estate FAQ

Are there restrictions when purchasing beachfront property in Potrero, Costa Rica?
Yes, as in much of Costa Rica, there are restrictions on Potrero beach real estate. The government of Costa Rica protects the beaches by enforcing zoning laws that allow building only 50 or more meters from the high-tide line. Some areas of Potrero beach real estate are considered communal and are not for sale, but can be leased in long-term leasing arrangements. Restrictions also include building heights in order to preserve the beautiful views. Titled Potrero beach real estate is available for purchase, which is not common in Costa Rica.

Do I need a local partner to buy beachfront property in Potrero Costa Rica?
No, you are not required to have a local partner to buy beachfront property in Potrero. Many people choose to work closely with a local real estate agent or real estate attorney in order to ensure that the property purchased has a clear title.

Does Potrero Costa Rica real estate include vacant lots for construction of a home or business?
Yes, even Potrero beach real estate is available with vacant lots for construction projects. There are large portions of land available for the construction of condos, a beachfront hotel, or even a huge estate. Land for sale in Potrero begins around $30,000 for a lot, depending on the area and views.

Land for Sale in Potrero Costa Rica

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There are several types of land for sale in Potrero Costa Rica. This includes vacant land available for the construction of a hotel or even a condo. Condos for sale in Potrero Costa Rica are definitely a commodity, making them an excellent investment for expats seeking a tropical life that comes with a business.

Small single home lots in gated communities comprised mainly of expats and available for new home construction begin at prices around the $35,000 range. Larger lots in the same type of neighborhood sell for between $50,000 and $125,000 depending on the size and views.

Beachfront property in Potrero Costa Rica is among the most desireable. Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and lots of room for commercial buildings make this type of land for sale some of the most expensive. Beachfront property in Potrero begins around $75,000 for smaller lots and ranges to several millions of dollars for commercial property. Titled land is available in these areas.

Summary of Living in Potrero

Potrero beach real estate is among the most beautiful in Costa Rica with warm brown sands and a protected cove for swimming and splashing in the Pacific Ocean. Beachfront property in Potrero makes a perfect location for a condo, a lovely single family home or even a new business that gives you a reason to “almost” retire in this tropical paradise.

The beauty of Potrero Costa Rica real estate is what draws visitors and expats alike to invest in the thriving community. The friendly and laid-back culture of the area is what keeps people in Potrero. Warm tropical breezes and plenty of opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, and simply appreciating life make Potrero a spectacular area for settling down and enjoying life.

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Playa Flamingo Costa Rica Real Estate – Homes & Condos in Playa Flamingo

Playa Flamingo Costa Rica real estate welcomes visitors from all over the world to explore white sandy beaches, a spectacular full-service marina. and clear blue waters. With homes, condos, and beachfront property for sale in Playa Flamingo, now is an excellent time to invest in that dream lifestyle in a tropical paradise.

Playa Flamingo Costa Rica Real Estate

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Visitors come to Playa Flamingo Costa Rica to explore the Gold Coast with its unforgettable beaches, acres of mangroves that invite tropical fish and birds, and the Marino Las Baulas National Park. A temperate climate provides comfortable beach weather throughout the year, and excellent restaurants offer delicious samples of native dishes like ceviche tico and gallo pinto from freshly grown fruits and vegetables. Fresh Pacific seafood and an inviting atmosphere make it easy to imagine yourself settling when you purchase Playa Flamingo Costa Rica real estate.

Searching for the right location in Playa Flamingo beach real estate brings up a variety of housing options that include gorgeous beachfront condos. Starting in the $200,000 range, condos for sale in Playa Flamingo Costa Rica include unforgettable views of lapping waves and sparkling beaches with sunsets on the balconies. Reaching the several million dollar range, condos for sale in Playa Flamingo Costa Rica offer penthouse views of the Pacific ocean with private beach access and a huge variety of amenities.

Houses for sale in Playa Flamingo include gorgeous single family homes beginning around $400,000 with mountain or ocean views, beautiful infinity swimming pools, and landscaped property filled with tropical plants and fruit trees. Estates are valued in the millions with plenty of space for a gorgeous barn to house horses, small farms for the harvesting of fresh fruits and vegetables, and even space for a bed and breakfast or rental property.

Homes For Sale in Playa Flamingo

The housing market in Playa Flamingo is on the rise because this area of the Gold Coast is among the most beautiful in Costa Rica. Unspoiled beaches mean homes for sale in Playa Flamingo offer some of the best views in the country with access to established gated communities and private estates. Single family homes begin in the $400,000 range with prices reaching upwards of several million dollars. Houses include lots that share jungle, mountain, and beachside views in sizes large enough to add a mother-in-law cottage or additional storage buildings. From two bedroom jungle cottages to huge six bedroom estates, beachfront property in Playa Flamingo offers something perfect for everyone.

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Condos for sale in Playa Flamingo are among the hottest of all of the real estate for sale in the area. Beginning in the $200,000 range, these modern and elegant buildings offer a variety of floorplans and sizes to suit any family. Perfect as a retirement investment or for beginning a new lifestyle, condos for sale in Playa Flamingo reach several millions of dollars depending on the number of bedrooms, the type of view offered, and the amenities included with the condominium association.

Condos For Sale in Playa Flamingo

Entering an established condominium community is a perfect way to transition to a new life when you purchase condos for sale in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica. With a large selection of floor plans and incredible beach or mountain views, condos in Playa Flamingo Costa Rica offer enough variety to suit any taste. Living in a condo near the beach means private access to some of the world’s most pristine white sands and brilliant blue waters. Opportunities for fishing, snorkeling, and boating abound with a condo near the fantastic Santa Rosa National Park are limitless.

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Living in a condo is not quite as private as choosing to buy a house in Playa Flamingo, but you are able to settle into an amazing lifestyle that includes access to the condominium amenities. These include community pools, barbecue areas, landscaped gardens, and restaurants that offer delicious native dishes. Surrounded by people who enjoy the same tropical paradise that you chose makes it easy to make friends and celebrate the experience together. Access to the condominium staff keeps you from suffering through maintaining landscaping while you enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. Condos in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica offer the ambiance of a private home with the amenities of a resort on spectacular Playa Flamingo beach real estate.

Playa Flamingo Real Estate FAQ

How expensive is Playa Flamingo beach real estate?
Beachfront property in Playa Flamingo Costa Rica is definitely one of the most beautiful areas of the Gold Coast. With that in mind, the range of pricing for homes, vacant land, and condos varies greatly. Lots can be purchased for as little as $40,000 with plenty of space for building that perfect getaway home or small farm. Condos in Playa Flamingo begin at around $200,000 and range upwards of several million dollars, depending on the location and views. Single family homes can be purchased for around $400,000 with prices ranging upwards of several million dollars according to size and location.

Are there many restaurants in Playa Flamingo?
There are several excellent local restaurants in Playa Flamingo, but the area is not centered around a specific town. If you buy a condo in Playa Flamingo, you are provided access to the onsite restaurants and bars.

Do I need a local partner to buy real estate in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica?
No, you are not required to have a local partner to purchase real estate in Playa Flamingo. Many people choose to hire a local attorney or a real estate agent in order to ensure that they are able to find the exact property that they are seeking and to check that the property title is clear.

Are there restrictions for purchasing beachfront property in Playa Flamingo?
Yes, as in almost every portion of Costa Rica, the beachfront property is protected by the government. This means that some areas of the beachfront are not available for purchase and are restricted to long-term leases.

Land for Sale in Playa Flamingo Costa Rica

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There are a variety of styles of land for sale in Playa Flamingo Costa Rica. Because of the natural beauty of the Gold Coast area, land often includes views of both the mountains and the sparkling beaches. Small lots can be found beginning around $40,000 with the potential for construction of a single family home or evan a small business. These lots are more expensive if they have electric and water access already established, but the biggest factor in the land pricing is the view. Larger land purchases are perfect for the creation of farmland or the construction of a large estate.

Buying beachfront property in Playa Flamingo Costa Rica gives you the same rights as a local when it comes to securing a title and achieving legal ownership. The government of Costa Rica protects foreign purchasers in the same way that locals are protected, making the land investment an excellent opportunity. Building codes vary depending on the location of the land, with beachfront land for sale being the most restricted. Some beachfront restrictions include a limitation on the height of the structure or home in order to preserve the views of the surrounding homes or condos.

Summary of Living in Playa Flamingo

Living on beachfront property in Playa Flamingo means rejecting the hustle and bustle of big city life and settling into a real tropical paradise. The large selection of real estate for sale in Playa Flamingo offers plenty of choices when it comes to the creation of that new life. From condos in Playa Flamingo Costa Rica that overlook the sparkling waters of the Pacific ocean to beachfront single family homes that provide the privacy and security of a long-term investment, Playa Flamingo has it all. Open land and lots at reasonable prices offer you the opportunity to build that dream home with views of the towering mountains or a rambling path to the ocean shore.

Playa Flamingo shares access to a selection of national parks and a full-service marina, making it a perfect destination for anyone who is thinking of buying real estate in Costa Rica. From boating on the warm Pacific to enjoying cocktails at sunset from a condo balcony, Playa Flamingo invites you to celebrate life in a tropical paradise.

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Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica Real Estate – Homes & Condos in Hacienda Pinilla

Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica shares the most beautiful views of the Pacific ocean that you can imagine. With a variety of single family homes, lots and condos for sale in Hacienda Pinilla, the gorgeous coastline has unlimited potential for anyone who wants to slip into a new life in a gorgeous tropical paradise.

Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica Real Estate

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Imagine a tropical paradise where warm winds blow across unforgettable beaches dusted with cinnamon sands. The incredible views of the Pacific ocean take your breath away, and the peaceful lapping of the waves invites outdoor activities like swimming, snorkeling, and sport fishing. These are some of the incredible opportunities that await when you take a look at Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica real estate.

From pristine beach condos for sale in Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica to simple Hacienda Pinilla beach real estate where your new home is as close as your dreams, this spectacular area of Costa Rica has everything that you are looking for in a real estate investment. Half-acre homesites overlooking the rolling hills of the community golf course include mansions with up to six bedrooms and private pathways to the ocean. Starting at $200,000 and topping off at over two million dollars, residential homes and modern condominiums with graceful European architecture, barns and sparkling pools are available now in Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica.

Authentic Costa Rican cuisine at local restaurants like the Hoyo 19 Bar and Grill invite residents to sample fresh seafood gathered from the warm coastal waters and delicious tropical cocktails made from pineapples and bananas harvested in the Costa Rica farmlands. Owning a home or a condo in Hacienda Pinilla is more than just an excuse to step outside of the daily grind, it is a lifestyle that welcomes relaxing days in a country with temperatures that remain warm year round.

Homes For Sale in Hacienda Pinilla

The housing market in Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica invites lovers of the ocean and the tropical climate to celebrate their love with a huge selection of styles and sizes. From single family homes with up to six bedrooms to smaller houses with a single bedroom and bathroom, Hacienda Pinilla offers exactly what you are seeking. Choose a single family home with views of the manicured golf course on just over one-half of an acre, and leave yourself room to extend the home in the future. A free-form pool and private pathways to the beach make it simple to celebrate the quiet life, but Hacienda Pinilla has much more to offer. Smaller single family homes begin at $800,000 with prices that range up to several million dollars.

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Larger houses include grand estates on huge 10 acre parcels of land covered in lush tropical foliage, flowering plants and fruit trees. From 3 to 6 bedrooms or larger, these estates include access to the gorgeous beaches, views of the Pacific waves, and additional outbuildings to include barns and cabanas. Ranging from one to six million dollars, the larger houses listed for sale through Hacienda Pinilla real estate offer a selection that suits any taste.

Condos for sale in Hacienda Pinilla beach real estate include direct oceanfront penthouses with amazing views of the setting sun and lapping waves. Spacious two, three, and four bedroom layouts include access to all of the resort pools, fun Vegas style casinos, restaurant and bars and even a hot tub on the balcony. Smaller condos in Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica begin at $200,000 and range upwards to $900,000 or more.

Condos For Sale in Hacienda Pinilla

Living in a condo near the beach in Hacienda Pinilla means sharing the best of the oceanside views and the jungle backdrops with access to every amenity that you can imagine. Unlike owning a home in Hacienda Pinilla, purchasing condos in Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica gives you that close community feel that invites the gathering of new friends. Perfectly private but offering access to an established community, buying condos for sale in Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica, makes it simple to adjust to the Costa Rica lifestyle. Choosing condos in Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica over a single family home provides you with space of your own that is supported by resort-style living. Your landscaped gardens and sparkling pools are maintained by the resort staff rather than adding chores to your daily routine.

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Beginning at approximately $200,000, smaller condominiums provide all of the amenities that you look for without the larger price tag. Single bedroom condos with private balconies overlook the ocean waves and offer access to the community pools, barbecue areas, restaurants, and bars. Along with the fun and exciting nightlife of local towns, your Hacienda Pinilla condo purchase brings you high-end finishes and quality construction that lasts a lifetime. Tall ceilings and gorgeous arched windows overlook the ocean or the jungles, and open balconies invite evenings with cocktails and conversation.

Hacienda Pinilla Real Estate FAQ

How do I begin my search for real estate in Hacienda Pinilla?
It is always a good idea to work with a real estate agent while you research your property, home, or condo choices in Hacienda Pinilla. Often, the agent will specialize in condos, homes, or vacant land, making it simple to find the exact homesite that you have been dreaming about.

Can I buy condos for sale in Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica, using my own name?
Yes, you can buy condos for sale in Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica using your own name. The Costa Rica government offers foreign property owners the same rights as locals when it comes to purchasing land or homes. Many people choose to buy a condo outright using their own name or create a corporation for the purchase.

Do I need a local partner to buy a home for sale in Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica?
No, you do not need a local partner to purchase a home or condos for sale in Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica. Some people choose to hire a local attorney to aid in their purchase. This is helpful when dealing with local tax laws and capital gains.

How do I choose a real estate agent in Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica?
Although real estate agents are somewhat unregulated in Costa Rica, you can check to see if your agent belongs to the National Association of Realtors. Most of the real estate professionals belong to some type of national organization including the Costa Rican Real Estate Association. Beachfront property in Hacienda Pinilla has additional restrictions by the government of Costa Rica, making it a great idea to involve a real estate agent in your purchase.

Land for Sale in Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica

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There are a variety of land types for sale in Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica. These include large home lots with acreage that are perfect for building that single family home or small farm, beachfront lots that make living on the ocean a reality and smaller one-half acre lots for a lovely vacation home or a permanent residence that becomes an excellent investment. Available land includes homesites with views of the sparkling beaches along with jungle backdrops that offer fertile land for growing gardens.

Purchasing land in Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica is similar to purchasing land in the United States in that you are able to own the land with a clear title from the central land registry. It is important to remember that beachfront property in Costa Rica is well-regulated, and that there are limitations to building on the beach. For example, 50 meters from the high-tide line is considered community land in Costa Rica, which limits construction to areas outside of this limit. The construction of a home on beachfront property in Hacienda Pinilla is limited to two stories, and includes restrictions that help to avoid blocking views from other homes.

Summary of Living in Hacienda Pinilla

Warm tropical weather and amazing amenities make buying a home, condo, or land in Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica a dream for many lovers of the country. With pricing that ranges from $200,000 to several million dollars and low property taxes, this spectacular area provides a location for anyone who is considering investing in a new home or land. Available lots for sale mean that you can construct the home of your dreams or build an empire on acres of beautiful hills and spectacular views.

Condos for sale in Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica with amenities that invite you to relax and enjoy your lifestyle make it simple to provide a comfortable home with plenty of fun. Single family homes give you the privacy that you desire with easy access to beaches, nightlife, and even casinos in Hacienda Pinilla. Houses for sale offer modern appliances, European styling, and upgraded finishes that spark the imagination and make settling down a breeze. Gorgeous community pools along with a variety of outdoor activities make Hacienda Pinilla a wonderful location for buying a home, a lot, or a condo with space for the family to grow and appreciate the good life.

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Shipping to Costa Rica – [2017] Our Guide To Costa Rica Shipping

One of the major events that buyers and sellers must coordinate with the purchase or sale of a home here in Costa Rica is the relocation and shipment of their household goods and automobiles.

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Costa Rica Immigration – Immigrating to Costa Rica the Legal Process

Immigration to Costa Rica means taking part in a vibrant and active culture and enjoying a beautiful and unforgettable country. From towering mountains and dormant volcanoes to over 180 miles of gorgeous coastline, Costa Rica is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. This beautiful country is also home to over four million people with almost ten percent of the population born on foreign ground.

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Deciding to immigrate to Costa Rica is an easy decision to make when you understand the benefits of immigration that include increased banking opportunities, access to excellent healthcare choices and even a convenient Costa Rica driver’s license. All of these benefits are included when you contact Laura B. Gutierrez to begin the immigration process. Laura Gutierrez is an immigration expert with years of experience, who specializes in getting your immigration approved in Costa Rica more quickly and efficiently than any attorney.

What is a Costa Rica Immigration?

Travelers from many countries are welcomed into Costa Rica to enjoy the gorgeous scenery, to celebrate amazing food, and to enjoy the bustling cities and fun nightlife. Most travelers stay for several weeks but the law in Costa Rica allows guests to stay in the country for up to 90 days with just a simple passport issued from their home country. Costa Rica immigration is the beginning of setting up a permanent lifestyle in the country with all of the benefits that are attached to this change in status from tourist to citizen.

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Laura B. Gutierrez has learned many lessons in her lifetime of experience with Costa Rica immigration. Traveling to Canada with her infant daughter, Laura Gutierrez endured a six-year ordeal pertaining to her family’s immigration status. Finally seeking help from a non-attorney specialist, Laura was granted her permanency, but not without enduring a difficult journey. Her empathy and expertise is definitely a benefit to anyone seeking to immigrate to Costa Rica. Residing full-time in Costa Rica, Ms. Gutierrez is located close to the immigration office in San Jose and understands the ins-and-outs of the entire immigration process.

Immigration to Costa Rica

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Make a decision regarding Costa Rica immigration. Do you want to spend the rest of your life traveling back and forth between countries without choosing a permanent home?

Contact Laura B. Gutierrez to begin the journey from a passive border runner to permanent Costa Rica immigrant. With her close contacts in the San Jose Immigration Center, Ms. Gutierrez knows exactly what you need to make the process much less aggravating and exhausting.

Gather the paperwork required for your immigration. Laura Gutierrez will give you a complete list of the documents required for changes in your immigration status. Some of the most common documents include a police certificate, a birth certificate, a marriage certificate and an income certificate depending on your immigration status and desire to establish yourself as a permanent citizen of Costa Rica.

Remember that an attorney is not required to establish immigration to Costa Rica. Many attorneys do practice immigration law, but because this is a small part of their practice, the fees tend to be extremely high. Laura B. Gutierrez is an expert in navigating the halls of the San Jose Immigration Center and provides excellent service along with real empathy and commitment to your immigration process.

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Keep in mind that immigration to Costa Rica takes time. Ms. Gutierrez is determined to ensure that each and every immigration case moves as quickly as possible with applications that are both complete and correct prior to being turned into the San Jose Immigration Center.

Understand that immigration takes place in person, so you will have to visit the San Jose Immigration Center in person. Ms. Gutierrez will walk you through the process and attend the immigration appointment if desired.

Along with helping you succeed in your immigration process, Ms. Gutierrez also determined to ensure that you are comfortable, coordinated and that you fit into the Costa Rica society with ease.

Common Reasons to Immigrate to Costa Rica

There are a huge variety of reasons that a person might use to make a choice to immigrate to Costa Rica. From saving money during their retirement years to enjoying the spectacular Costa Rica scenery, immigration to Costa Rica means settling in a country known for its established expat community, its lovely climate that keeps you comfortable throughout the entire year and its stable economy and generous government.

Spectacular Scenery

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Costa Rica is a land of towering mountains, dormant and active volcanoes and miles and miles of fabulous beaches. From the tropical jungle to the shimmering nightlife, Costa Rica beckons to those who appreciate that combination of natural beauty and bustling cities. Whale and dolphin watching makes living near the coastline an unforgettable experience, the graceful palms and spectacularly green jungle trees invite colorful birds and howler monkeys to your own backyard and the spewing volcanoes create natural hot springs that attract tourists from everywhere in the world. Surfing, water skiing, snorkeling and appreciating the breathtaking national parks take up plenty of time for anyone interested in immigrating to Costa Rica.

Stable Economy and Government

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Both the economy and the government of Costa Rica are stable. Costa Rica actually has no standing army and is considered to be one of the most stable of all of the democracies in the entire world. Foreign investments and a huge tourism industry make the country a wonderful investment opportunity. Immigrants who are looking for a stable life with plenty of work opportunities are welcomed in Costa Rica.

Excellent Health Care

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The health care in Costa Rica is among the top in the world. A huge increase in medical tourism has caused a growth in the Costa Rica health care market, and the hospitals of San Jose are considered among the best in South America. Health care is comparable to the same services offered in the United States and Canada, and Costa Rica citizens receive free health care through the government. There are a variety of private health care plans that are offered to citizens with payments as low as $50 per month.

How to immigrate to Costa Rica the Right Way

To immigrate to Costa Rica the right way, you definitely need to begin with finding the right immigration specialist. Laura Gutierrez has the experience, the empathy, the connections and the ability to make your immigration experience a pleasant one. Rather than diving right into immigration through an attorney, take the time to evaluate the service that you require. Forget what you have heard from other expats who have shared their horror stories of missed deadlines, lost paperwork, and long lines.

Ms. Gutierrez is dedicated to providing a unique and professional immigration service without the worries of lost documents or deportation. Her resources include embassy experience and focused study that allows her to stay up-to-date on the ever-changing immigration laws. She diligently prepares for any upcoming application submissions. Ms. Gutierrez ensures that all documentation is accomplished efficiently so that your time spent in the Immigration Center is as limited as possible. She guides you through the fingerprinting and documentation process with emphasis placed on a pleasant and articulate experience.

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Laura Gutierrez understands the banking requirements and how difficult the immigration process can become. She speaks both Spanish and English, making her the perfect person to help incoming immigrants to navigate the complicated and perplexing process of preparing for the interviews. She lives in San Jose, close to the Immigration Center, which makes it simple for her to accompany you to your face-to-face meeting with the immigration staff. Laura Gutierrez is dedicated to helping each person immigrate to Costa Rica the right way.

FAQ About Costa Rica Immigration

1. Do I need to hire a lawyer to help with my Costa Rica immigration?
Although many attorneys will tell you that you must hire a lawyer to obtain your Costa Rica immigration, this is simply not true. There are many non-lawyer immigration service persons who are absolutely capable of helping you to obtain your Costa Rica immigration without the costly lawyers’ fees.

2. Do I have to live in Costa Rica 365 days per year in order to immigrate to the country?
No, anyone who plans on living in Costa Rica for more than one or two days each year may apply for immigration to the country. Immigration is determined by the actual application submitted and there are restrictions in the case of criminal history.

3. Do I need to travel to Costa Rica in order to complete the immigration process?
Yes, you do need to travel to Costa Rica to complete the immigration process. Although much of the paperwork can be provided by a Costa Rica consulate office, it is mandatory that all immigration applicants be fingerprinted by the San Jose Immigration Center. This means that you do have to be physically present in Costa Rica to complete the application.

4. How long are my key documents valid while I am completing the immigration process?
Your key documents include your birth certificate, your marriage certificate, your income letter and your police letter. These documents are valid only six months from the date each document is issued. This means that your immigration documentation is time sensitive.

5. If I have a felony conviction, can I still immigrate to Costa Rica?
In many cases, a felony conviction will disqualify you from immigration to Costa Rica. If the conviction is less than 10 years old, this will automatically disqualify you from immigration. Certain crimes are automatic disqualifications regardless of the age of the conviction. These include trafficking in drugs, murder and domestic violence among others.

Get Laura to Help You Immigrate to Costa Rica Today

Choosing Laura Gutierrez to help you to immigrate to Costa Rica today means that you are on your way to the future of your dreams. Rather than spending a fortune on a high-priced attorney, your immigration process is in the hands of a person who understands the difficulties, who has lived the immigration process and who emphasizes the proper and expedient project that gets you where you want to be in as little time as possible.

Laura Gutierrez has the experience to handle anything that comes up during your immigration process. She speaks both English and Spanish fluently, making it simple to complete all of the immigration process without the lags associated with language issues or documents that are lost or misfiled. She offers her services throughout your immigration process, making herself available for any meetings that are required so that you are comfortable with the entire immigration system. Laura knows which documents are required, understands the timetable and ensures that each customer receives the specific attention that he or she deserves.

With patient and precise instruction, Laura makes it simple to gather all of the necessary documents that are required for your immigration meeting. She provides constant contact in both Costa Rica and in the United States or Canada, so that you are able to feel comfortable and confident about your immigration services. Ms. Gutierrez is dedicated to providing the most convenient and expedient immigration services available without the high cost of an attorney who stumbles and leaves you feeling as if you are working alone on your immigration.

Contacting Laura Gutierrez today means stepping into the immigration process with confidence. Use the consultation options located below to contact Ms. Gutierrez and get your Costa Rica immigration dreams started today.

Costa Rican Semana Santa 2017: What’s Closed?

Semana Santa is known as the week leading up the religious holiday known as Easter Sunday. It’s one of Costa Rica’s most popular and important Christian holidays, which leaves many of the banks, government offices, stores, schools, and more closed for quite some time. Semana Santa, also known as Holy Week, begins this year on April 9th and ends on April 15th.

With so many places closing down for the tradition of Holy Week, knowing what is open and what will be closed will ensure that you can be ready. There are also some traditions that take place during Holy Week that may cause a rift in your plans, as well.

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Dry Law During Holy Week

The “dry law” of Holy Week, which prohibits the sale of alcohol during Semana Santa, is something that can be somewhat frustrating for everyone. However, changes that were implemented during 2012 gave the local governments the decision to enforce the ban should they choose to do so.

So far the prohibition list has yet to be released, as the majority of local governments have yet to make a solid decision. We expect to hear more news on which regions will be participating or not in the upcoming dry law of Holy Week.

What’s Closed During Holy Week 2017

A lot of places are going to be closed during Holy Week this year, so make sure that you run any errands and do whatever it is you need to do before it starts. Locals can look forward to taking some much needed time off from office and government jobs, especially where banks and non-tourism-related businesses are concerned.

 

 

As per usual tradition, public transportation services will not be closed off completely, but they will be highly reduced. If you need to rely on public transportation to get around during Holy Week, make sure you inquire with the transport of your choice to see what their individual schedule is.

Following the closures of last year, it’s expected that the Judicial Investigation Police and the courts from the Judicial Branch specifically will be closed. However, the domestic violence courts will most likely remain opening following last year’s closures and reductions, as well.

The Legislative Assembly and the Supreme Elections Tribunal will be closed like last year, which followed an order from all of the Costa Rican ministries. The Costa Rican Sewer Institute, National Power and Light Company, and the Electricity Institute are expected to remain open for the necessities of the locals, but may not be open to the general public. This means that all inquiries will be taken care of during Holy Week, but you should pick and choose your battles properly because they may also have their services reduced.

 

Supermarkets that will be making the decision to sit out on alcohol sales per the dry law during Holy Week will be closed, which we will know more on later. In accordance with the dry law, all bars, supermarkets, and businesses that deal in the sale of alcohol will be closed for Holy Thursday and Friday of Semana Santa.

We are not one hundred percent on which banks are going to be closed yet. Some will remain open while some will close. Some branches of specific banks will most likely remain open, As BAC San Jose and Scotiabank did the year before, but we are still unsure at this time and will report more when we know for sure.

Hospitals are expected to be closed down apart from certain sections of their buildings, typically the emergency areas, but the Red Cross usually remains open to aid in emergencies.

 

Because there are not enough official closures to say for certain what will be closed during Holy Week of 2017, we will report on more later on once we have been given more detailed information.

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Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate – Homes & Condos in Nacazcol

Nacazcol real estate is highly competitive. There aren’t all that many real estate listings in the area. Nacazcol itself is more of an area that is located in between popular tourist areas than a popular tourist area in its own right. There are famous and successful hotels wedged in between the relatively minor Nacazcol real estate listings. People who live there will live in a community that tends to attract a lot of tourists.

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Still, given the nature of the area, it should be possible to find beachfront property in Nacazcol. Finding condos for sale in Nacazcol costa rica will be more difficult, but people still might be able to find condos in Nacazcol costa rica. When it comes to Nacazcol real estate, finding villas is going to be easier, but it will still be challenging. Nacazcol beach real estate will usually exist in the form of relatively small villas. The fact that Nacazcol Costa Rica real estate is not as well-known as some of the other real estate opportunities in the area might ultimately be a good thing. It might ease the competition somewhat.

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Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate

Nacazcol real estate opportunities, when people can find them, will have a lot to offer. People can enjoy the tropical climate of Costa Rica all year long. Many people dream of being able to retire in an area like this. They are going to want to spend as much time in an area like this as possible in some cases. Being able to invest in Nacazcol real estate can make that dream a reality.

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Living in this area and buying Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate will give people a certain lifestyle. A beachfront property in Nacazcol will give people primary access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, giving them the opportunity to go surfing and swimming every day. It’s a great place for the people who love the outdoors, given that the outdoors don’t get much better than what people can expect to find in Nacazcol.

Because this is an area that is heavy on tourism, people will tend to get a lot of their needs covered. This isn’t a horribly remote area as a result. There are entire industries that rely on the constant turnover of tourists. Areas that are full of tourists tend to have great shopping opportunities and restaurants nearby. They also tend to have great cultural attractions throughout the year that the local people living there can visit. Nacazcol real estate does give people the opportunity to really enjoy all of the advantages of living in the area all year, which is one of the reasons why people will gladly compete over Nacazcol real estate.

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Areas that are heavy with tourism tend to make it both easier and harder to make friends. Lots of the people who visit there are not going to stay for very long. Some of the businesses are more active during certain point in the year but not others. This means that forming long-term relationships can be harder. Some people prefer that situation and others just don’t mind. The small local community can still manage to bond well enough, however, which should still make buying real estate in the area work in this way.

People will be able to find villas in Nacazcol. Villas are the most common properties available in Nacazcol. With Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate, the line between hotels and villas can blur sometimes, since a lot of people rent the villas rather than own them. However, some people are interested in owning Nacazcol villas, given the rate at which the value of Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate should appreciate.

Homes For Sale in Nacazcol

Nacazcol real estate is really expensive, whether people are talking about a beachfront property in Nacazcol or even condos for sale in Nacazcol costa rica. A house that has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, which is a good-sized home for people with children, is going to cost around 200,000 American dollars.

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The 200,000 price could actually represent a sales price in a lot of cases. Anyone purchasing condos for sale in Nacazcol costa rica can expect to pay at least in the six-figure range. People who are interested in purchasing Nacazcol beach real estate will spend in the seven-figure range at least.

Homes for sale in Nacazcol are rare. People will struggle to find real estate listings within most price ranges even if they are wealthy. It’s generally easier to find real estate that is located just outside of Nacazcol. There will be more real estate opportunities there in a lot of cases. People can also potentially get the chance to visit Nacazcol more easily as a result of being in close proximity to it. However, the price ranges for real estate located just outside of Nacazcol will also generally be in the 100,000 dollar to 1,000,000 dollar range.

Condos For Sale in Nacazcol

Finding condos for sale in Nacazcol costa rica will be tough at the best of times. This is not an area that has a lot of condos in the first place. There might be some openings as more people decide to leave and more people decide to buy up land in order to construct condos. The popularity of the condos in some of the neighboring communities might convince a lot of real estate developers to try to see what they can get with the condos in Nacazcol costa rica.

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The condos in Nacazcol costa rica or the condos in the neighboring areas will generally come with all of the same costs and benefits that people can expect from condos in an area like this one. Condos are comfortable and have a lot of accommodations in general. Living in a condo is a little bit like living in a hotel all the time. The condo staff will not clean individual rooms in the manner of hotel staff in a lot of cases. However, they will still be on hand to clean the hallways and to maintain the grounds. Tropical areas like Nacazcol are gorgeous, but they do have a tendency to have the sort of wildlife that can become hazardous without regular cleaning.

Nacazcol Real Estate FAQ

How much would a single family home cost in the world of Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate?
It varies, but a relatively small single family home would cost around 100,000 US dollars. A larger one would cost between 200,000 US dollars and 1,000,000 US dollars.

Are there lots of available choices for real estate in Nacazcol?
Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate is highly competitive, and this might be a problem for the people who are operating within tighter cash margins and the people who are working within something of a narrow time frame.

Are there many tourists in Nacazcol and the remaining areas?
Yes. People who are interested in buying Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate should be aware that they will have to absorb all of the positive and negative aspects of living in an area that tends to attract and support a lot of tourists and businesses aimed at tourists all year long.

Land for Sale in Nacazcol Costa Rica

Getting land for sale in Nacazcol makes sense. A small plot of land can cost people around 10,000 dollars. While the costs of the land in Nacazcol will add up, land is much more of a liquid asset in general. Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate is somewhat transitory. This is not the case for the land in the area.

People can take this land and they can sell it to developers who are interested in building new restaurants, hotels, or other businesses that were designed to cater to tourists and to the temporary residents that are there. People can get all of the benefits but few of the costs of Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate when they purchase land. Some people might want to build villas of their own in this area. Other people will just wait for the land to increase in value. One way or another, Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate is valuable and buying land more or less gives people the opportunity to have lots of different options with Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate all at once.

Summary of Living in Nacazcol

Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate can present some challenges for a lot of people. Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate is expensive at the best of times. Finding condos for sale in Nacazcol costa rica is difficult, and finding condos in Nacazcol costa rica in general is tough. Some people will be better off just purchasing land in the area in order to make the land something of a liquid asset or something that they can use for their own purchases.

Getting a beachfront property in Nacazcol is inherently appealing, of course, but it will be difficult. Many of the properties available through Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate are villas. Some people will want these and other people will want something larger. It is possible to find larger family homes through Nacazcol Costa Rica Real Estate, although it will be challenging.

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Playa Matapalo Costa Rica Real Estate – Homes & Condos in Playa Matapalo

Playa Matapalo real estate is incredibly lucrative. There are many different choices available in Playa MatapaloCosta Rica Real Estate for the people who are interested in investing in it today. There are condos for sale in Playa Matapalo costa rica, which will be more affordable for a comparatively wide range of customers than the beachfront property in Playa Matapalo. Some people who are interested in investing in the real estate of the area will choose to purchase land instead of an established property, either in the hopes of selling the land as it is or selling it after constructing new properties. However, regardless of what people want to purchase for themselves or for an investment, they will have plenty of options in Playa Matapalo.

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Playa Matapalo Costa Rica Real Estate

Playa Matapalo Costa Rica has the sort of beautiful tropical climate that gives it a degree of intrinsic value and appeal for the people interested in vacationing there or investing in the local real estate. However, Playa Matapalo Costa Rica has its own unique benefits.
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Costa Rica has a tendency to attract tourists all around the year. The constant crowds can be a problem for the people who want to vacation there, and this is going to be an even bigger problem for the people who want to live there all year. Living in an area heavy with tourists can be tough at times. Playa Matapalo Costa Rica is unusual in that it seems to be located just outside the areas where all of the tourists tend to frequent. As such, it is much quieter than many of the neighboring areas in spite of the fact that it has all of the benefits associated with Costa Rica. Playa Matapalo Costa Rica is becoming well-known for the fact that it functions as a sort of alternative to the typical experience in Costa Rica. As such, this is the perfect time to invest in Playa Matapalo Costa Rica real estate.
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There are many different types of homes available in Playa Matapalo Costa Rica, which is also part of the appeal. People all around the world want to live in this area, which appears to be experiencing a perpetual summer at all times. Playa Matapalo is a beautiful beach where lots of people will surf and go horseback riding. Other people will just lie back and admire the tremendous natural beauty of the area. Seeing toucans, sloths, and capuchin monkeys from the beach is not uncommon. Finding restaurants in the area should be relatively easy, even if people will generally have to drive slightly out of their way in order to find some of the best listings in the area.

There are expensive beachfront properties available in Playa Matapalo Costa Rica. There are also condos and apartment buildings. There is no getting around the fact that prices in Playa Matapalo Costa Rica tend to be expensive. A condo that has two bathrooms and two bedrooms will run people around 120,000 US dollars. World-class panoramic ocean properties in the area can easily run people in the neighborhood of six million US dollars.

Homes For Sale in Playa Matapalo

There are many different types of homes for sale in Playa Matapalo. There are condos for sale in Playa Matapalo costa rica. Homes for sale in this area are still going to be expensive, but the sales will allow people to get more of a return on their investments in the future. An oceanfront property that spans around 275 acres will cost people around 1.8 million US dollars. Five acres in a gated community with a beautiful view of the ocean will run people around 200,000 US dollars. A residence that offers two baths and two bedrooms, which could work for a couple or for a small family, will cost around 100,000 dollars. A house with four bedrooms and four baths with a lot of land around it, which is good for a family, will typically cost around 600,000 dollars.

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While there are homes for sale in Playa Matapalo, it should be noted that Playa Matapalo real estate is competitive. This is an area that prides itself on being more remote than the more congested parts of Costa Rica. By nature, there can only be so many people living in the area for this to continue to be the case. Some people only want there to be so many properties in the area, and there will be size limitations and constrictions on how much properties can exist in Playa Matapalo.

Condos For Sale in Playa Matapalo

Condo living has always had its positives and negatives. On the one hand, condo associations will be able to take care of some of the grounds maintenance procedures as well as some of the other building maintenance procedures for a good portion of the tenants. Condo associations vary in terms of what they will be willing to spend and in terms of how much they can help people in the event of household problems.

However, people aren’t on their own in the way that they are when they live in private residences. There’s a reason why condos have a tendency to attract a lot of elderly people. Condos are also almost always going to be less expensive than the full-size residences that people will purchase otherwise, and that includes situations where the condos have several bedrooms and bathrooms.

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However, people don’t have as much freedom when they live in condos, and there’s no way of getting around that. The condo associations will typically have their own rules and restrictions on what people can do, and anyone who is planning on living there will have to abide by them in some way or another.

Living in condos in Playa Matapalo costa rica will be like living in condos in any other area, at least in some regard. Condos can be noisy at times. Living with a lot of other people nearby means having to monitor one’s noise levels in a way that is not even an issue in a completely private residence. People living in condos are going to see some of each other, which can cut into the image of Playa Matapalo being completely remote. However, getting beachfront property in Playa Matapalo has a great deal of intrinsic appeal, and this will be the case whether people are getting huge mansions in the area or condos in Playa Matapalo costa rica.

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Playa Matapalo Real Estate FAQ

Can middle-class people afford properties in Playa Matapalo?
In all likelihood, middle class people will struggle when it comes to buying a beachfront property in Playa Matapalo or even condos for sale in Playa Matapalo costa rica. Middle class people who are interested in investing in Playa Matapalo real estate, which is a better investment than many stocks, are better off purchasing land and either constructing their own properties or allowing the land to just grow in value.

Is it possible to find a residence in Playa Matapalo that has four bedrooms for a family?
Yes. There are plenty of Playa Matapalo real estate options for wealthy families who are interested in four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and other features for their family members.

Is Playa Matapalo a good place to raise a family?
Plenty of wealthy families are interested in Playa Matapalo real estate. This is a generally safe area with a low crime rate. Some people might be specifically interested in buying Playa Matapalo beach real estate if they are looking for summer homes, but there are people who choose to reside here permanently.

Land for Sale in Playa Matapalo Costa Rica

The people who want many of the benefits of Playa Matapalo Costa Rica real estate with fewer costs are better off buying land for sale in the area. A lot size that totals around 0.41 acres will run people around 55,000 US dollars. People will often pay ten times that much for a condo that is located on a lot that is similarly sized. A full residence can cost another ten times that price.

Summary of Living in Playa Matapalo

Playa Matapalo is a beautiful place all year. Some people consider any residence in Playa Matapalo to be palatial for that reason. The fact that this area has a relatively low population just makes it seem like it’s more of a paradise. As Playa Matapalo becomes more popular, Playa Matapalo real estate will become more valuable. It is possible that Playa Matapalo Costa Rica real estate and its associated value could change as more people hear about it. However, for the time being, this is a place that is quieter than most of the surrounding areas.

Real estate in Playa Matapalo will probably always have some value, given the natural beauty of the area. Small plots of land in Playa Matapalo cost tens of thousands of dollars and the best beachfront estates cost millions of dollars. Playa Matapalo real estate is certainly a solid investment, whether people are thinking of purchasing condos for sale in Playa Matapalo costa rica or Playa Matapalo beach real estate.

Playa Panama Costa Rica Real Estate – Homes & Condos In Playa Panama

Playa Panama is located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, close to Playa del Coco and Playa Hermosa. This is becoming an increasingly popular tourist region and there are many people interested in investing in real estate in Playa Panama, Costa Rica. There are many options open to potential buyers, including condos, houses and beachfront properties for sale in Playa Panama. Here is an overview of the different real estate options and the benefits of living in this part of the world.

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Playa Panama Costa Rica Real Estate

The diverse range of properties available in Costa Rica is one reason why people choose to invest in real estate in Playa Panama. There are both period and contemporary properties available in all sizes, from one-bedroomed condos to large five-bedroomed detached properties.
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Property prices in Playa Panama vary according to the size, the style and the condition of the home and there are properties to suit all budgets. Prices start from around $70,000 and can cost as much as $3 million for luxurious detached properties. Another factor that impacts on price is the proximity of the property to the beach. The closer to the beach the house is, the more you can expect to pay per square meter.

The climate in Costa Rica is a significant factor in people’s decisions to buy property in this country. Although there are both wet and dry seasons, the climate is hot with sunshine all year round. People who choose to live here after moving from another country often do so to take advantage of the good weather.
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Costa Rican cuisine is simple, with the main staple ingredients including rice, chicken, beef, corn, plantain and yucca. Anywhere along the coastline, seafood and fish also feature highly on menus.

Playa Panama is a stunning location to live and both residents and tourists enjoy spending time on the beach. In addition to relaxing, it is also a great place to enjoy swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, sailing and an array of water sports. Many people opt for Playa Panama beach real estate to take full advantage of everything the coast has to offer. Other than the activities along the coast, many residents enjoy spending time at one of the world-class golf courses in the area.

Homes For Sale in Playa Panama

Each person who is looking for real estate in Playa Panama, Costa Rica, has different needs. Fortunately, there are homes for everyone in Playa Panama, from single family houses to large detached properties with land.

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The smaller houses in Costa Rica are usually two-bedroomed properties with either one or two bathrooms. There are both traditional Costa Rican houses and modern properties to choose between, so you can live in a house of your preferred style. Prices for houses of this size start at around $70,000 but can cost significantly more if they have nice views or are close to the beach.

At the other end of the scale are five bedroomed detached properties. Again, there are both period and contemporary styles available. There are dramatic differences in the prices of these properties and this is dependent on a range of factors, such as the views, the proximity to the beach, the fixtures and fittings and whether the home has a swimming. The cheapest houses of this size are generally upwards of $500,000 though some of the more luxurious properties can cost as much as $3 million.

Due to the increasing popularity for this are of Costa Rica and the high demand for property, there has been a steady increase in property prices. The price of property in Playa Panama is expected to continue to rise over the next few years.

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Condos For Sale in Playa Panama

An alternative to buying a home is to invest in condos in Playa Panama Costa Rica. These offer a completely different type of lifestyle to buying a house. One of the major benefits of buying a condo is that the purchase price is usually less than you would pay for a house. If you are keen to buy a beachfront property and cannot afford a house, then a beachfront condo is a cheaper alternative. However, it is important to remember that you will have ongoing monthly fees that relate to the maintenance of shared areas and facilities.

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Another benefit of condo living is that you may have access to amenities that you could not afford if you were buying a house. For example, some condo communities have access to a shared pool and outdoor spaces. It is essential that you find out exactly what amenities and facilities are included with the condo as this will vary from one condo community to the next.

One of the cons to a condo is that there are often restrictions. For example, some condo communities do not allow children or pets. It is vital that you read the small print and make any necessary inquiries before agreeing to make a purchase.

There are many different styles and types of condos for sale in Playa Panama Costa Rica, including townhouses or apartments and modern or traditional condos. Therefore, there are properties to suit the personal preferences of everyone.

Finding a home that provides you with the space you need is essential and condos for sale in Play Panama come in a variety of sizes. The typical offerings are one, two or three-bedroomed properties with between one and three bathrooms.

In terms of price, there are many factors that influence how much you can expect to pay for condos in Playa Panama. These include the size of the condo, the proximity to the beach, views and the facilities and amenities available for the condo community.

Although there are vast differences in prices of condos, it is possible to buy a basic one-bedroom condo with one bathroom for as little as $50,000. However, a luxurious condo with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, excellent views, close to the beach, high-quality fixtures and a range of facilities may cost in excess of $500,000.

Playa Panama Real Estate FAQ

Is buying real estate in Playa Panama complicated?
Buying real estate in Playa Panama is relatively uncomplicated. Unlike many countries, foreigners are welcome to buy property in Costa Rica. Although the process is simple, it is best to hire an expert to handle the transactions on your behalf.

What are the costs in addition to the price of the property?
The closing costs consist of three parts; a notary fee, the mortgage costs and the government taxes and fees. It is usual for the buyer and seller to share the costs equally.

What are the government taxes and fees?
These include documentary stamps of approximately 0.55 percent of the sale, a registration fee of 0.5 percent and a 3 percent real estate transfer costs.

What is Included in Condo Fees?
This depends entirely on the condo community as each place differs. You should find out exactly what is included in your fees and what your responsibilities to the property are before making a purchase.

Land for Sale in Playa Panama Costa Rica

It is a dream for many people to build their own home and have it finished to their personal specifications. By doing this, they get a house that completely meets their needs in a location of their choice. If this is your preference, you must first purchase land and gain permission to build from the relevant authorities.

Land prices in Costa Rica vary and many factors are considered when determining the price of land. Some plots of land in the inland areas can go for as little as $5 per square meters while the national average price is $15 per square meter. However, plots of land in coastal areas can cost significantly more. To buy land for sale in Playa Panama you can expect to pay as much as $50 per square meter.

Applying to build a property is far more complicated than simply buying a home. The planning application must be submitted by a registered architect or engineer, so you should consult a professional before purchasing land to build a house in Playa Panama.

Summary of Living in Playa Panama

There are many reasons why people choose to invest in Play Panama Costa Rica real estate. It is a stunning coastal location that is fantastic for people who enjoy spending time outdoors. Another attraction to buying property in Costa Rica is the climate as people want to live in a country with warm weather all year round.

There is a vast choice of different styles of property available including both houses and condos. Both traditional Costa Rican homes and luxurious modern properties are available. Furthermore, Playa Panama Costa Rica real estate comes in a variety of sizes from one to five bedrooms to suit individuals and families of all sizes.

Prices of both condos and house for sale in Playa Panama varies significantly in price depending on the size, the facilities, the views, the condition of the property and many other factors. Beachfront property in Playa Panama is usually more expensive than properties inland. An alternative to buying a house or condo in Playa Panama is to purchase land to build your dream home.

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Playas Del Coco Costa Rica Real Estate – Homes & Condos In Playas Del Coco

Playas del Coco is one of the most stunning coastal towns in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, and is also a growing tourist destination. The climate, the beauty of the area and the attractions available are a huge draw to people looking to buy real estate. Whether you are looking to buy somewhere as a permanent residence, a second home or as a rental property, there is a vast range of different properties available. Playas del Coco Costa Rica Real Estate real estate includes condos, homes and beachfront properties for sale. Here is an overview of the area and the different types of property available.

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Playas Del Coco Costa Rica Real Estate

Playas Del Coco Costa Rica real estate varies greatly, so there are properties to suit a wide range of different people. The diversity of the properties available is one reason why people want to live in this area. There are both properties to rent and homes to buy in this area. It is important to find a property that is the right size to meet the needs of you and your family. From one to five-bedroomed properties are available, so you should find something the perfect size for you.
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In terms of price, this varies greatly and is predominantly dependent on the size, condition, and style of the condo or house. If you are buying a condo, then the amenities available to residents will also impact on the price of the condo. There are properties for sale in Plays del Coco between $70,000 and $3 million. Therefore, there are properties to suit all budgets.

In addition to the size and style, the proximity to the beach also has an impact on the price of a property. As a rule, the closer to the beach a house is, the more you will pay per square meter of property.
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The main reason people choose Playa del Coco to buy a home is the stunning coastal location. The stretch of beach in this area is beautiful and both locals and tourists alike love to spend time there. In addition to relaxing on the white sandy beach or swimming in the crystal-clear waters, you can also find a range of other activities to enjoy. These include swimming, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and a range of water sports. Another popular activity in this area is golf as there are several excellent golf courses in the vicinity.

The weather is another clear attraction of living in Costa Rica and is one of the predominant reasons why people choose to immigrate to this part of the world or to have a second home there. There is sunshine throughout the year, so it is a fantastic place for those who enjoy the outdoors. However, the seasons are divided into the high season, also called the dry season, and the green or rainy season. Due to its proximity to the equator, the weather is still hot in Costa Rica even in the rainy season.

Homes For Sale in Playas Del Coco

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There is a vast range of different types of homes for sale in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. Therefore, there are properties to suit any individual preferences and different sizes of families. Whether you are looking for a small, traditional Costa Rican house or a large, luxurious house, there are properties to suit you.

On the smaller and cheaper end of the scale are two-bedroomed houses with one or two bathrooms. Prices for this size of property starts at around $90,000. For the cheapest properties, it is unlike you will have a beachfront property in Playas del Coco.

On the opposite end of the scale are five bedroomed properties. There are both period and modern properties available in this size. You can expect to pay anywhere between $800,000 and $3 million for these properties. The most expensive houses on the market are generally spacious, close to the beach, are finished to a high standard and boast stunning views.

Condos For Sale in Playa Del Coco

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Rather than buy a house, some people prefer to invest in condos for sale in Playas del Coco and there are both pros and cons to choosing this option.

The main benefit is that buying a condo is usually cheaper than buying a house. If you are keen to live as close to the beach as possible but cannot afford to buy a beachfront property, then a condo is a fantastic alternative.

Similarly, having facilities such as a swimming pool at a house will hike up the price and put the price of a property out of many people’s reach. However, if you buy a condo, a pool is just one of the shared facilities that you may have access to along with the other residents of the condo community. The exact amenities and facilities available will vary significantly from one condo community to the next.

A downside to purchasing a condo is that there are often restrictions, rules, and regulations that you must adhere to as a resident. For example, you may not be allowed pets or rules regarding BBQs may apply.

If you do decide that looking for condos for sale in Playa del Coco is the best option for you, then you will find a wide choice available. There are both townhouse and apartment condos to choose between in a variety of styles. The condos usually have one, two or three bedrooms and between one and three bathrooms.

Just like buying a house, the price of condos varies depending on a range of factors. These include the number of bedrooms, the size of the property, if there are views, the condition of the condo, the facilities available and the proximity to the beach.

Smaller condos away from the coastline are available from around $70,000. The larger the condo and the closer to the beachfront you get, the higher the price of the condo. For a three-bedroomed beachfront condo that is finished to a high standard, you can expect to pay over $500,000.

Playas Del Coco Real Estate FAQ

Is it difficult for foreigners to buy Playa del Coco Costa Rica real estate?
Buying real estate in Costa Rica is simple. Unlike many other countries, foreigners are permitted to buy any property and own it outright. However, it is still best to hire the services of a professional who has experience of the Costa Rican real estate market and legal systems to guide you through the process and handle any problems that may arise.

Are there lots of fees related to purchasing a property?
Usually, there are just three types of costs you will incur on completion of the sale of the house and it is customary for the seller and the buyer to split the costs, with the exception of the mortgage. These are the government taxes and fees, notary fees and mortgage costs.

What is included in my monthly condo fees?
It is essential that you check this before purchasing a condo. Each condo community will have different amenities, facilities, and services included in the fee. Similarly, the rules and regulations of each condo community vary and you should check these and your personal responsibilities as a condo owner.

Land for Sale in Playas Del Coco Costa Rica

While some people are happy to buy a house or condo, other people dream of building their own home. This means they get their perfect house that is completed to their personal specifications. Those who choose to do this must first look for land for sale in Playas Del Coco and then gain the necessary planning permission from the relevant authorities.

There are plots of land for sale of various sizes both in and around Costa Rica and the price of the land varies depending on a variety of factors. These are the views from the plot, the location, environmental factors and the proximity to the beach.

As a general rule, the average price of land in Costa Rica is $15 per square meter. However, some inland areas have land for sale for as little as $5 per square meter. In coastal locations, such as Playas del Coco, the land is more expensive and you can expect to pay around $35 per square meter of land. If you want to build a beachfront property, then a plot of land with sea views close to the beach may even cost as much as $50 per square meter.

Gaining planning permission in Costa Rica is a far more complicated procedure than simply buying a house. You must have the planning application completed and submitted by a registered architect or engineer. It makes sense to find such a professional at the beginning of your search for land for sale in Playas del Coco so they can advise you along the way and help you through the process.

Summary of Living in Playas Del Coco

The reasons why people choose to buy Playas del Coco Costa Rica real estate include the climate, the beauty of the area, the outdoor activities available and the relaxed lifestyle.

If you decide to buy property in Playas del Coco, you will find it a relatively straightforward process. There are many different types of properties to choose between including condos, beachfront properties and houses for sale in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica.

There is Playas del Coco Costa Rica real estate available to suit all sizes of family and meet the requirements of every individual. The properties come in all styles and sizes so you will find a house, condo or beachfront property that is perfect for you.