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Chris Spears
Oct 07, 2017
So, you bought a place in Tamarindo or Flamingo and you want to go to San Jose. Do you fly or do you drive? Well, let’s look at the pros and cons. First, if you fly, it’s much faster! But.. Once you arrive in San Jose, where are you going? How are you going to get there? That is the problem. It takes about 45 minutes to fly to San Jose. 30...
Derrick Poelsma
Oct 01, 2017
If you could sum up the attitude, disposition, demeanor and the overall outlook on life of the average Costa Rican into two words, they would without a doubt be “Pura Vida”. Pura Vida is by far the most used phrase in Costa Rica and carries with it a host of definitions and uses, with its direct translation into English being “pure life”. If you...
Chris Simmons
Sep 16, 2017
Costa Rica’s warm welcome and pura vida atmosphere took it to second place on the InterNations list of top expatriate destinations for 2017. According to one expat, he loves Costa Rica because it "provides the freedom to live a peaceful, happy life, surrounded by peaceful, kind and happy people."  We agree! Costa Rica scored...
Alejandro Amador
Sep 10, 2017
When moving to Costa Rica, after securing your dream property, probably the next need will be to buy a car. How to do it? Here are a few bits of advice. I'm going to break it down into points to make it easier: 1- The first thing that comes to mind is “hey we have a spare car back home why don't we bring it down?". Well, this may not make much...
Courtney Borquet
Aug 19, 2017
Sailing is a beautiful way to explore the Costa Rican coastline. You can often see turtles, dolphins, and even whales playing in the sea. There are a number of companies located in Tamarindo and Flamingo that offer sailing experiences. We would like to share a couple of our favorites… Marlin del Rey This established company offers tours from...
Isabelle Emond
Aug 13, 2017
Many people come here for vacation and end up falling in love with Costa Rica. Day 2 of their trip, we see them coming in our office with many questions about buying property in Costa Rica. For those who dream of buying, I have a few pieces of advice in order to help to choose the right option.  1. It’s important to know that almost all...
Stacey Watson
Aug 05, 2017
Choose YOUR Community well A community is where you do life. It is made up of the people and places that you are around most of the time. It is where you shop, play, eat, socialize, meditate, go to church, walk, volunteer, adventure and relax. Your move to Costa Rica is so much more than just the home or condo you will live in. It is a lifestyle...
Chris Spears
Jul 28, 2017
Las Catalinas is a beachfront town, a gated community with no wall; it is a lifestyle that you will love! Lets talk about the details. The founders of Las Catalinas, the principal one being Charles Brewer, have a vision of life and a life style that does not exist anywhere else. A beachfront town that is designed to give privacy, and encourage...
Alejandro Amador
Jul 14, 2017
Maybe many of you may have fallen in love with Avellanas beach as I did back in 2001. How not to fall in love with this peace of pristine paradise? This blog entry is intended to share my insight knowledge about the water situation in the Avellanas different areas and also a bit about the road status from Hernandez to Paraiso. My family and I...
Derrick Poelsma
Jul 09, 2017
I must admit living here in Costa Rica is awesome. One of the wonderful luxuries of living here is having access to an abundance of good fresh locally farmed & organic veggies and fruits. Farmers Markets in Costa Rica are called (Ferias). We have 4 of them in between Tamarindo and Flamingo/Potrero area. If you are frequenting the Tamarindo or...

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