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OUR BLOGS

We like to blog about Costa Rica!

We are more than a real estate team. We feel as a big family and we always like to meet to share our ideas and perceptions about life, about Costa Rica, our activities, our daily life, our kids, our job, our clients, etc. We like to talk about simple things as which restaurants are betters, the last road who has been paved in town, who won the surf contest and where to get the special organic oil for a insect bite! We are from all around the globe and we all moved abroad for a better life. Some of us are Canadians, some are Americans, some are native Costa Ricans, some are Europeans. We are also a mix of Catholics, Christians, Jehovah's witnesses, Buddhists and deists! We are a colorful team, happy to be living the dream life in Costa Rica! We all chose Guanacaste to live our lives with our families.

By reading our blogs, you will feel different perceptions, different cultures, different religions within the same office. But all of us share one thing: we love our lives and we are very happy to work together and live the Pura Vida life!

Enjoy your reading :-)

Chris Simmons
May 24, 2017
Growing numbers of Europeans are boosting Costa Rica’s healthy tourism industry. Costa Rica receives nearly 2.9 million visitors annually and is by far the Central American leader in tourism for its spectacular beaches, stable political system, friendly locals and incredible natural beauty. While Americans account for approximately 40% of visitors...
Alejandro Amador
May 18, 2017
Every time you visit a new country or a new location, you want to shop for souvenirs. We have lots of that in Tamarindo, there are all kinds of things to bring back home as cool hardwood kitchenware, t-shirts etc .The difference is when you actually decide to live here, your needs change from souvenirs to clothing, shoes, groceries, electronic...
Derrick Poelsma
May 15, 2017
If you an avid diver thinking about relocating to Costa Rica. Guanacaste is an excellent destination for scuba diving. Year around warm waters and a huge array of sea life here is absolutely amazing!  I am from Florida and used to dive a lot in the keys and southwest Florida. It definitely has its beauty, but its nothing like what we have...
Courtney Borquet
May 04, 2017
CEPIA is a nonprofit organization located in Guanacaste. CEPIA stands for Culture, Education, and Psychology for Infants and Adolescents. The association helps children and their families that live in poverty. Currently, the association touches the lives of over 800 children. There are programs that provide uniforms to children, schools supplies...
Isabelle Emond
Apr 21, 2017
I am Canadian from Quebec, accustomed to a medical system with poor service. In Quebec, it is not uncommon to wait 2-3 years on a waiting list for an appointment or surgery, even if it’s something serious.  It’s never important enough to have a quick appointment unless you are just about to die. I am used to never getting a full diagnostic...
Staff Writer
Jan 29, 2017
Costa Rica is an amazing land full of its share of beauty and naturals wonders, and visiting or living in Costa Rica has always come with a measure of excitement and fascination. Traveling to Costa Rica however, has not always been easy. There are wonders to see and do in almost every region and Guanacaste, in the northwest section of the country...
Isabelle Emond
Jan 18, 2017
I thought I could share this great commentary published in the CNBC paper. It's always good to have real feedback! Unlike some foreign nations, Costa Rica has nothing to worry about; state-of-the-art services are available here in all branches of medicine and dentistry. Costa Rica has both public and private healthcare sectors. Every town...
Derrick Poelsma
Oct 14, 2016
Food, glorious food. You might be thinking. What does food have to do with real estate? Well my friends, yes, it gives us basic sustenance. The older we get, the more we appreciate having variety and options in our choices of what we eat. On a hot day, it helps to know that the area that you have chosen to buy has places where you can purchase...
Estela Reyes
Oct 04, 2016
La economía costarricense ha ido dando un giro bastante significante en los últimos años y en especial a finales del 2015 y lo que va de este, según algunos estudios y estadísticas de economistas costarricenses para periódicos como El Financiero y La Nación han dado su punto de vista y experta...
Chris Spears
Aug 27, 2016
Look at these questions and imagine yourself asking them of a prospective Real Estate Agent in Costa Rica. Have you ever built a house in Costa Rica? Have you ever visited the Municipality and applied for building permits? Have you ever met with contractors and negotiated prices? Not only looking for the lowest price from...

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