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Oct 18, 2013
Canadians in Costa Rica - Great Article from the Calgary Herald It's common knowledge that Canadians love Costa Rica.  My family and I are originally from Vancouver, BC - truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The problem is obvious though.  Depending on what part of Canada you come from, the weather ranges from mediocre...
Oct 14, 2013
Robert August Surf and Golf Charity Event in Costa Rica The annual Robert August Surf and Turf charity event will be held March 21st to 23rd in Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica. The event offers a great opportunity for international visitors and locals to surf world class waves and play a fun game of golf at one of our beautiful signature golf courses...
Oct 06, 2013
Living in Costa Rica The year was 1998 and my two sons were teenagers. We were living the good life on the Isle of Palms, South Carolina, but as typical Americans, overdoing everything. Too much on our plates, exhausted.   Being a single Mom with two teenage, sport fanatic boys we always planned a big adventure trip over the Christmas...
Oct 02, 2013
Costa Rica Renewable Energy The World Energy Council's (WEC) annual World Energy Trilemma report with the Annual Energy Sustainability Index was released last week.  The WEC measures energy sustainability as an index of 3 variables:  energy security; social equity; and environmental impact. Costa Rica took second place, just behind...
Sep 28, 2013
Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport, just outside of Costa Rica's capital city of San José, is undergoing an $18 million expansion. The project aims to accommodate an additional 260,000 passengers per year, which represents an 18% increase from the airport's current capacity.  Included in the San Jose airport expansion is a...
Sep 12, 2013
Vivre le Changement Notre amour pour Tamarindo commença il y a environ 5 ans. À l’époque, comme à toutes les années pour le temps des Fêtes, on se cherchait une destination vacances. Notre priorité numéro 1 était bien sûr la température, comme tous ceux qui prennent des vacances l’hiver et qui viennent de pays Nordiques. Après avoir été dans les...
Aug 28, 2013
Steps to Buying in Costa Rica Costa Rica real estate agent Chris Spears explains the property purchase process in this video.  He also addresses some frequently asked questions about how to buy property in Costa Rica.  This video should be of assistance with your due diligence as consider whether or not buying in Costa Rica is right for...
Aug 21, 2013
The Washington Post Worldview Blog recently posted a very interesting article entitled “Forty maps that explain the world.” The author Max Fisher merged geographic projections with data to provide insight into a variety of global topics and issues. The Costa Rica Star analyzed five of the 40 maps (2, 4, 6, 10 and 22) and learned some very...
Aug 18, 2013
Many potential buyers of real estate in Costa Rica would like to buy property that they can use as a vacation rental when they're not enjoying the property themselves.  The questions we are frequently asked are: (1) Is there a market for a vacation rental in Costa Rica, and (2) Where do your vacation rental clients come from? We are seeing...
May 18, 2013
The owners of the Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort, Agroganadera Pinilla, S.A, released their much anticipated announcement yesterday regarding the apppointment of their new president and future direction of Hacienda Pinilla - a 4,500 acre luxury community on Costa Rica's North Pacific Gold Coast. The Hacienda Pinilla board appointed Bree McClure...

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