Author: David Karr - Jaco Costa Rica Realtor

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New Affordable Beach Homes in Jaco Resort – USD $199,000

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NEW AFFORDABLE HOMES IN BEACH RESORT in the popular beach town of Jaco, Costa Rica. If you enjoy a beach lifestyle that includes unique resort amenities such as a five star spectacular pool area, tremendous covered social areas next to the pool, separate lap pool for exercise, gym and yoga deck, tennis court, sand soccer or volleyball, mini golf, children playground, walking-jogging trails, easy beach access, nature, and 24/7 security, then you have arrived. Newly constructed modern one and two-story Villas are located on the south end of Jaco, just one block from the sand. Both the one and two story Villas offer a two or three bedroom modern design.

Villas have open floor plans of living room, dining and kitchen combined. Kitchens are custom detailed. Living and dining areas are combined with a spacious patio that opens from the living room through double sliding glass doors. The master bath is custom designed with ceramic tile throughout and quality fixtures. There is a full custom bath for other bedrooms. Ceilings are high with a bamboo accent in living and patio areas.

CHOOSE YOUR LOT—SELECT YOUR HOME NOW. LOW MONTHLY FEES IN THE” $200″ and covers 24/7 security, all care of amenities such as pools, social areas, street maintenance, common areas and even lawn care. Homes available FROM $199,000″, please contact for updated price list and availability.


For more information about quality homes, condo apartments and lots for sale in the Jaco area on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, please contact our recommended, bilingual, reference-checked Costa Rica Realtor David Karr using the simple form below:

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Living Longer in Costa Rica

Is it possible to live much longer than we already do? In the majority of the developed world, life expectancy has increased throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and generally sits at around eighty years across both sexes. However, it appears to have topped out and is now trending back downwards. Dan Buettner is a longevity expert who has traveled the world
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researching the underlying habits societies that live the longest. He calls these longevity hotspots the Blue Zones. There are five specific regions in the world, and one of them is located here is in Costa Rica in the Nicoya Peninsula.

Buettner was able to identify a number of common threads that ran through these different societies and organized this information into nine specific categories. This suggests that there are very specific things that individuals and societies can do to live longer and all of these categories are parts of an integrated whole, a way of living. The Costa Rica lifestyle and culture really provide most of the blueprint to these habits below and it is one of the premises for our book, Recipes from Costa Rica, Living Longer, Healthier & Happier. Costa Rica is a beautiful country, yes, gorgeous beaches, friendly people, but for me, I feel it is the healthier living and lifestyle that is really the reason for making the move here. Check out the 9 categories that Buettner has identified to living longer and you’ll quickly see how Costa Rica was designated as one of the very few blue zones in the world. And don’t forget to check out our book here.

Family First
Having a caring, supportive and positive family environment can give peace of mind, security, happiness, and companionship.

Belong to a Positive Community
Connect with your neighbors, your colleagues, make friends, be positive and have a sense of community.

Have a Sense of Faith
Investing in your spiritual side gives you a reason to keep going.

Find Purpose
Make sure you stay useful to yourself and society as a whole, as there is genuine evidence to suggest it will keep you young.

Minimize Stress
Allow your body and mind to rest and heal through meditation, breathwork or hanging out with friends and family.

Eat a Mainly Plant-Based Diet
Eat locally sourced, nutrient-dense whole foods, predominantly plant-based, with plenty of wild herbs and spices.

Eat Mindfully
Eat mindfully and slowly until you are about eighty percent full, and then stop. Also, a caloric restriction is a key driver of longevity.

Drink Wine
Wine is rich in antioxidants and has multiple benefits if consumed in moderation.

Move more
Engage in a high volume of low-level physical activity continues throughout the day, which has been shown to contribute to longevity.

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For more information about quality homes, condo apartments and lots for sale in the Jaco area on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, please contact our recommended, bilingual, reference-checked Costa Rica Realtor David Karr using the simple form below:

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Income Producing Beach Condo – 8-10% NET ROI – Located in Jaco, Costa Rica – USD $129,000

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Located in the heart of Jaco, just one block from the beach and in a gated, secure community, this 2 bedroom condo is a money maker! Solid rental history, expect $10-12k NET annual return with realistic potential for even higher numbers. Condo has been remodeled throughout with new decor and furnishings the condo is truly turnkey. Condo features large common area pool and rancho area.


For more information about quality homes, condo apartments and lots for sale in the Jaco area on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, please contact our recommended, bilingual, reference-checked Costa Rica Realtor David Karr using the simple form below:

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Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Buying Property in Costa Rica

Look I get it. You are smart, you’ve bought plenty of property in your life, made tons of investments. You know how to research and you can figure things out, so when it comes to buying property in Costa Rica this should be no different. Sure, maybe you’ll have to read up a bit more, be a little more careful but you’ll figure it out. Riiiiiiight, good luck with that.

It has been over 12 years now that I have been living in Costa Rica where I have been helping people with real estate transactions. In that time I have seen countless mistakes that people have made in both their decision and sales process. Unfortunately many inquiries I receive come from people who need help fixing their bad decision. Here are some of the most common mistakes I have seen people make when buying property in Costa Rica, along with some tips on how you can avoid those mistakes.

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Searching for Property on Your Own

The most important thing to know about Costa Rica real estate is that there is no MLS (multiple listing service). So that means if you are going to try to search sales info, comps, and listings you are going to have to sort through the thousands of listings spread throughout the internet, most of which are dated and/or inaccurate. Again there is no MLS, don’t be mislead with some offices or brokers advertising their sites as an MLS site, there is no such thing and it is just a marketing ploy. Unfortunately many brokers do not update their listings or simply have inaccurate information about the listing. I have had countless clients send me listings they saw online which in some cases were listings that sold 3-4 years ago! Listings with incorrect pricing, incorrect size and sometimes not even the correct photos of the actual property! Searching on your own is going to either drive you mad and leave you with an inaccurate assessment of the market.

Solution

Nothing wrong with searching for properties online, but find someone that you can consult with. A solid real estate broker will be able to guide you with all listings, helping you to confirm accurate information and better educate you along the way. A broker can help you with any listings out there. What I tell my clients to do is just send me any listings they s

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Luxury Condo in Los Suenos Resort – Golf Course, Marina & Beach Club – USD $330,000

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Incredible price reduction on this luxury condo for sale in Los Suenos makes it the best deal in the resort. Turn key, fully furnished 2 bedroom sits just off the golf course and features lush tropical garden views. Veranda Residences overlook the fairway of the La Iguana Golf Course and rainforest covered hillsides. The community is conveniently situated in the heart of the resort just steps away from the Marina Village with all its amenities and the Los Sueños Beach Club.

This condo was recently reduced in price to $330,000 in order for a quick sale.

If you are looking for a deal in the Los Suenos resort act quick on this one!


For more information about quality homes, condo apartments and lots for sale in the Jaco area on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, please contact our recommended, bilingual, reference-checked Costa Rica Realtor David Karr using the simple form below:

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Luxury Beachfront With Amazing View – Jaco, Costa Rica – USD $399,000

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Luxury beachfront condo for sale in the popular beachtown of Jaco, Costa Rica. Enjoy one of the best views in Jaco from your luxury condo on the 5th floor of this popular botique beachfront community. This spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath is truly immaculate, with fine finishes and well appointed furnishings throughout.

The pet friendly complex is an excellent option both for full time residency and as vacation rental (current owner grossed up to $45k per year!). Enjoy stunning oceanviews from every room. Located just next door to the upscale Crocs Resort where you have access to restaurants, cafe, bars and casino. Listed at $399,000

Jaco is the hideaway for sun seekers and active travelers, with cinnamon-hued volcanic-sand beaches, lush green rain forest and verdant mountains.

Surfers flock here from around the world, but families, and honeymooners also find much to love, thanks to the multitude of beaches, outdoor activities, dining, shopping and nightlife. Explore the Costa Rican rain forest by horseback, learning about the flora and fauna in this impressive eco-system.

Take an ATV tour to beaches, remote villages and waterfalls. Try your hand at sport fishing, paragliding, sea kayaking or even bungee jumping. Spend an afternoon at the Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, where you’ll find millions of plants, flowers and orchids from around the world.

Zip line through the jungle, play a round of golf or take an aerial tram tour of the rain forest. Expert surfers will want to check out La Roca Loca and Playa Hermosa for a challenge.

Contact David for more great listings in the Jaco area.


For more information about quality homes, condo apartments and lots for sale in the Jaco area on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, please contact our recommended, bilingual, reference-checked Costa Rica Realtor David Karr using the simple form below:

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Affordable Beach Condo – 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Recently Remodeled – Seller Motivated – USD $179,000

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This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo was just recently remodeled and features new furnishings and decor. Located just a couple blocks to the beach and short walk to the center of town. Enjoy pool views from your large oversized terrace. This small boutique development is a great option for retirees, second homes or as vacation rental property. The community features 24/7 gated security and on site property management. Listed at $179,000

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Located just 75 minutes to the San Jose airport, Jaco Beach centrally located to attractions like sportfishing, surfing, whitewater rafting, waterfalls, Manuel Antonio National Park, beaches, ziplining, snorkeling, golfing, it’s all right here. Add great dining, the Pacific’s best amenities, and all the conveniences you want when on vacation and it’s really a no brainer. And if Jaco is not your cup of tea, at the very least we are confident that somewhere in the Central Pacific region will cater to all tastes.

Upscale accommodations in the Los Suenos Resort, more rustic vibe of Hermosa, secluded villages in Esterillos, the area covers it all. ​ Contact for more information on this listing or assistance with other properties in the Jaco area.


For more information about quality homes, condo apartments and lots for sale in the Jaco area on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, please contact our recommended, bilingual, reference-checked Costa Rica Realtor David Karr using the simple form below:

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Fully Remodeled Beach Home In Jaco – USD $350,000

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Costa Rica beach home for sale in Jaco. This large 3 bedroom home has recently been remodeled with modern finishes throughout. The spacious floorplan features plenty of outdoor space, tropical landscaping, an outdoor shower and single car garage. Sold turnkey fully furnished, all furnishings are new as well.

When it comes to Costa Rica you’ll find few opportunities like this to purchase a titled home in a gated, beachfront community. Located on the north end of Jaco Beach in La Flor, a gated complex of just 29 homes featuring 24/7 security, common area pool, and direct beachfront access.

Low HOA fees of just $300 per month and exceptional value at list price of $350,000.


For more information about quality homes, condo apartments and lots for sale in the Jaco area on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, please contact our recommended, bilingual, reference-checked Costa Rica Realtor David Karr using the simple form below:

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Luxury Beach Condo – Strong Rental Income – 3 BR, 2 Bath – USD $248,500

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Outstanding value on this 3 bedroom condo in the Monaco Residences of Jaco. Poolside luxury condo features some of the best quality style finishes and construction in Jaco.

3 Bedroom, 2 bath comes fully furnished and has strong history of outstanding rental income.

The Monaco residences are located just one block from the beach in the heart of Jaco, featuring 2 swimming pools, bbq area, 24/7 gated security and onsite management.

Listed at $248,500 this is one of the best values to ever come along in the complex.


For more information about quality homes, condo apartments and lots for sale in the Jaco area on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, please contact our recommended, bilingual, reference-checked Costa Rica Realtor David Karr using the simple form below:

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Sharing the Secrets and Recipes for Living Longer, Healthier & Happier

Born and raised in Costa Rica, Melissa Guzman has always had a passion for great food. Originally from a small, traditional farming town in the mountains of Cartago, she grew up with many traditional recipes that were shared together with friends and family. After getting married and moving to the beach, she discovered the other part of the Pura Vida lifestyle. An active lifestyle, along with a healthier and lighter diet which lead her to the recipes and secrets she is wanting to share today.

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Working in the tourism business in Jaco Beach, Melissa would often have requests from foreigners asking her about local foods, and some of her recipes. One day a traveler told her, “you should make a cook book.” Two years later here she is.

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Living Longer, Healthier & Happier – Recipes from Costa Rica is a collection of traditional and modern Costa Rican recipes. The book features large and professional photos of each recipe. “I really don’t like cookbooks that feature recipes without photos so wanted to make sure that my book highlighted each recipe with a great photo.” said Melissa. But beyond the recipes, the narrative focuses on much more. The book and its recipes is really about the Costa Rican lifestyle, what ticos refer to is the “Pura Vida”, which focuses on a healthier and happier lifestyle all of which is centered around the food and culture of Costa Rica. While the recipes are one step to a better well being, the book features a number of tips to living longer, healthier and happier.

Pre-orders are currently available on Indiegogo, where Melissa has launched a 30 day campaign to raise $25,000. The funds from the campaign will be used for the books first print run so she can begin selling and distributing. In addition to a copy of the book, there are great perks for those helping to fund the book, including beachfront accommodations in Costa Rica and personal cooking classes by Melissa. To order your copy and help Melissa’s campaign click link here.

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Why Surfers Love Jaco & the Central Pacific

We have a lot of people who live and visit the Central Pacific for various reasons. Fishing, golfing, biking, yoga retreats, or just some some sunshine at the pool, all our popular activities, but our real bread and butter and our staple continues to be our worldclass surf. The Central Pacific is home to some of the best surfing in Costa Rica. Consistent breaks, uncrowded beaches and warm waters make it a heaven for surfers. Here is a summary of just a few of the most popular surf areas in the Central Pacific. If you have never tried surfing you should really give it a try, lessons are available thoughout the area. And if you looking for a property near these perfect waves be sure to check out these properties for sale in the Central Pacific.

Jaco

Jaco is a small beachbreak with fun left and right peaks, you can surf almost the entire beach. It tends to close out when the waves are over head-high, or during dead low tide. Great beginner wave, or for a warm-up surf before tackling Nearby Hermosa or Escondida.

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Hermosa

Long stretch of beach offering some of the most consistent conditions on the Pacific Coast. A variety of sandbars have formed creating a pounding and tubular beachbreak.

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Esterillos

Breaking over a sandbar on the inside and outside on a submerged reef. Generally outside breaks reforms on the inside for more beginner surfers. No crowds and best conditions at high tide on a south swell.

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Bejuco

Beach break offering long waves breaking close to the shore. Best conditions at mid – high tide on a south/southwest swell.

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If you love to surf and want to own property near some of the best surf in Costa Rica contact for assistance with real estate in the Central Pacific.

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Luxury Condo for Sale in Jaco Beach – Listed at USD $269,500

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Outstanding value on this luxury condo in the heart of Jaco Beach. Located in the popular Monaco residences, this second floor is immaculate, with high end furniture, decor and finishes throughout. The large open floorpan features 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, with terrace overlooking the pool and lush landscape.

Community features 2 common area pools, 24/7 gated security and is a short walk to the beach as well as all of Jaco’s restaurants and shops. Onsite property management is available for those looking to take advantage of one of the best rental producing developments in Jaco.

Listed at $269,500

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For more information about quality homes, condo apartments and lots for sale in the Jaco area on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, please contact our recommended, bilingual, reference-checked Costa Rica Realtor David Karr using the simple form below:

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For more real estate for this region at the WeLoveCostaRica jaco listings page, click here.

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Costa Rica Tourism Growing

Costa Rica continues to grow as a popular tourist destination, but what is interesting is how diverse those tourists are becoming. Traditionally Costa Rica has focused on the United States and Canada for the majority of their tourists, but a concentrated marketing effort in Europe over the past couple years, along with the help of several new direct flights across the Atlantic have propelled the tourism market. With direct flights to Spain, England, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, and France, we are seeing a strong increase in travelers from throughout Europe.

Another sector that continues to grow is local tourism. Now more than ever, Costa Ricans have more disposable income, along with more cars, leading to many Ticos making much more frequent trips to the beaches for a quick get away. Perhaps no market has benefited more than this than Jaco and moving forward expect to see Jaco and San Jose market merge closer together. Recently I helped launch a local campaign targeting locals and promoting the Jaco area. Take a look below.
Sometimes its easy to forget that tourism in Costa Rica is still relatively young, with both local and international travelers visiting the Central Pacific I feel Jaco is in a strong position to benefit over the long run.


For more information about quality homes, condo apartments and lots for sale in the Jaco area on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, please contact our recommended, bilingual, reference-checked Costa Rica Realtor David Karr using the simple form below:

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Home Near Los Suenos and Beach Just USD $269,000 – Financing Available

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Tremendous value on this home for sale in Las Lomas Residences of Herradura. Located just short walk from the Los Suenos Resort, championship golf course, and a half mile from Herradura beach, this popular residential community is an excellent option for someone looking for a turnkey home in Costa Rica.

Sold fully furnished, home features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bath, with single car garage and private yard area. Community features common area pool and gated 24/7 security. Strong demand with rentals for anyone seeking rental income property. Seller has priced to sell quickly, and is open to offering financing. Monthly HOA fees are only $200 a month while annual property taxes are less than $900 per year!

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For more information about quality homes, condo apartments and lots for sale in the Jaco area on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, please contact our recommended, bilingual, reference-checked Costa Rica Realtor David Karr using the simple form below:

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For more real estate for this region at the WeLoveCostaRica jaco listings page, click here.

Steps to the Beach – Affordable Beach Condo in Jaco – USD $159,000

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Affordable condo for sale just steps from the sand and waters of Jaco Beach. Enjoy a beautiful, tropical setting in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath furnished condo.

This small boutique development features just 17 condos in total. Featuring gorgeous, lush, landscaping, common area pool, bbq and 24/7 gated security.

On site property management makes it convenient for those seeking a vacation rental property. Located on the south end of Jaco, this 2 bedroom/2 bath condos comes fully furnished and is just steps from the sand and some of Costa Rica’s best surf.

Listed at $159,000


For more information about quality homes, condo apartments and lots for sale in the Jaco area on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, please contact our recommended, bilingual, reference-checked Costa Rica Realtor David Karr using the simple form below:

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