Living in Costa Rica

I arrived in Costa Rica in 1999 and having lived in ten countries on three continents over the last 56 years, even with the increased cost of living we’ve seen over the past decade, I KNOW that I could not have the same quality of life anywhere in the UK or the USA that we enjoy here living in Costa Rica.

PUPPIES’ LOVE…

If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. 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 […]

New Costa Rican Law Mandates that AirBnB Rentals Pay Tax.

If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. In December 2016, a new law designed to fight tax was signed by Costa Rica’s President, Luis Guillermo. This new law will have an impact of property owners who rent to people […]

Important Information That You Should Know Before Putting in an Offer on a House.

If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. Regardless if you want to purchase a house in Costa Rica as a new resident or you already have a home and want to upgrade, there are a number of important factors […]

Atenas, Costa Rica Celebrates Tradition in the 2017 Atenas Oxcart Parade

If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. Robust pairs of matching oxen and beautiful, colorful Costa Rican oxcarts paraded through downtown Atenas on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in the 18th annual Atenas Costa Rica Oxcart Parade. The fiesta kicked […]

Renewable Energy Responsible for Powering 98 Percent of Costa Rica in 2016.

If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. Just last year, 98 percent of Costa Rica was powered by renewable energy. Without question, this has left many other countries who are trying to achieve the same goal in complete awe. […]

Great Activities and Beaches in Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park

If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. Costa Rica is home to one of the world’s most beautiful national parks. The Manuel Antonio National Park is frequented by visitors throughout the year, but is especially busy during the high […]

3 Hot Breakfast Spots in Atenas, Costa Rica

If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. Breakfast, as they say, is the most important meal of the day, and in our small country town of Atenas, Costa Rica there are several great breakfast spots to enjoy. Thanks to […]

Costa Rica is full of life… and, yes, that includes bugs!

If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. A friend of mine recently had a complaint from visitors staying in her vacation rental in a town just outside of San Jose. They were first-timers to Costa Rica and spent three […]

Why the New Jaco Walk is a Big Deal

For any questions you have about this property click here to contact the listing agent. The much anticipated Jaco Walk Plaza recently had its grand opening and typically there wouldn’t be much so hype over a new commercial center, but this is more than just that. The Jaco Walk is a tremendous development for Jaco […]

The Art of Living Well and Longer in Costa Rica

If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. Moving to a foreign country in one’s retirement years is counterintuitive. Retirement is a time to seek the security of immediate health care and the proximity of family. While my cousins were […]

9 Stunning shopping places in Escazu and Santa Ana.

If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. Who doesn’t like shopping? Some people don’t, others just love it. Shopping is one of the main reasons, besides the many other amenities, anybody would want to live in Escazu or Santa […]

Dry season brings spring blossoms to Costa Rica’s landscape

Dry season brings spring blossoms to Costa Rica’s landscape If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. This time of year, while spring arrives in North America, Costa Rica revels in the full height of its “summer” dry season. Much […]

The Unexpected Gems of Costa Rica.

If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. The tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, and incredible eco adventures are what draw most people to Costa Rica. However, for people who prefer to get off the beaten path, this country offers a […]

Recreate the Look and Feel of a Costa Rican Beach Bungalow at Home

If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. Whether you have actually spent time in beautiful Costa Rica or simply enjoyed looking at photos online, you probably noticed the relaxed and laid back lifestyle that both residents and visitors enjoy. […]

Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park Remodel Will Cost Nearly US$1 Million.

If you have any questions about property in Costa Rica, click here to contact our partner agent.click here to contact the listing agent. With a $970,000 investment from the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Manuel Antonio National Park will get a much-needed facelift. Not only will […]