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Feb 11, 2014
Driving in Costa Rica My clients often suggest they’ll be renting a car to get around and tour the country, or upon arriving at the airport use the car as a ‘cheaper’ transportation option.  Sometimes I have to just cringe.  The driving experience here in Costa Rica is different than it is in North America and Europe.  Best to...
Jan 25, 2014
The road system has dramatically improved in Costa Rica during the last 15 years. Living in Costa Rica in my mid twenties, I was constantly traveling around the country. I had my car fall through a bridge, driven through numerous rivers, and over thousands of miles of dirt roads. Now, when I drive with my children to Costa Rica’s famous...
Jan 17, 2014
WHY ONE COLORADO COUPLE DECIDED TO RELOCATE TO HACIENDA PINILLA COSTA RICA In 2005, we were living in Colorado and Mary was consulting for the prison system in Puerto Rico. A funny thing happened! While she was there on multiple occasions; she felt physically better than she had felt in two years. We discovered that the reason was because she had...
Jan 14, 2014
  Costa Rica Real Estate Market report "What's the market like in Costa Rica?"  This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get as real estate agents in Costa Rica. Our Re/Max offices are located on the Northern West coast of Costa Rica, also known as "the Gold Coast" for its wonderful white sandy beaches, warm water,...
Dec 09, 2013
          Having already gone through the step of buying a property in Costa Rica, we thought it was important to prepare a useful information document. What, when, where, how ! Where to start? The first thing to do is to determine the purpose of your purchase: investment, rental property, primary residence...
Nov 26, 2013
  Costa Rica's roads have been infamous for years in the travel community.  "Costa Rica is the most beautiful place in the world. . . but what's with the condition of the roads!?" was a common lament among visitors.  Most Costa Rican residents on the coasts have been stranded at one time or another when the roads to our...
Nov 14, 2013
November on the North Pacific Guanacaste coast has gotten off to a beautiful start. After our normal wet months of September and October, the area is lush and green. However, we're definitely experiencing the transition into the dry season, as we see more sunshine everyday and the air is noticeably less humid. We're excited about the upcoming...
Nov 05, 2013
Nine Costa Rica Resorts Ranked in the Top Fifteen of Conde Nast Traveler's List for Central and South America Every year Conde Nast announces its "Readers Choice Awards" for the top resorts in the word.  The awards are based on the opinions of 29,000 travelers.  For the Central and South America region, Conde Nast readers selected...
Oct 30, 2013
I am often told “You are living THE life”; referring to our move to Costa Rica, or maybe as a reaction to the joyful expression people recognize on my face.  For people that I meet on the streets of Tamarindo, maybe it’s because they are relaxed and finding physical environment so appealing – the weather, the tropical flora and fauna, the...
Oct 22, 2013
Opposition Bill to Place a Moratorium on Genetically Modified Produce and Seed Crops Environmental groups and lawmakers joined forces to file a bill to Congress on Friday, October 18, 2013 for a moratorium on the growth of genetically modified (GMO) crops in Costa Rica because of their potentially detrimental effects on nature and human health....

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