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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 better, the last road who has been paved in town, who won the surf contest and where to get the special organic oil for an 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 :-)

Staff Writer
Nov 24, 2019
High season is around the corner! The most expected time of the year is almost here, as high season starts in December. Being such a tourism-fueled area and community, the big majority of the residents and business owners of Playa Tamarindo as well as the rest of the Gold Coast, are excited every year when high season comes about. The...
Staff Writer
Nov 02, 2019
There are many angles you can look at our community, from business heaven with rental income properties, as an eclectic expat community perfect for retirement or as your vacation retreat in the tropics. Even though Playa Tamarindo is more commonly known amongst the younger crowds for its tourism attractions and amenities, its big festivals, events...
Staff Writer
Oct 25, 2019
Here in our beautiful Tamarindo area in the Gold Coast of Guanacaste, we have plenty of buyers looking for entry level properties to start their investments abroad. Even though we have certainly seen a reduction in inventory for this type of properties in the last few years, we still have a good number of options that fit the criteria of investors...
Staff Writer
Oct 20, 2019
Whether you are looking for a vacation residence or an investment property, luxury is always attractive. Here on the Gold Coast, we have a vast portfolio of upscale properties that perfectly meet the personality and taste of the high-end buyer. Ocean views, beachfront, 5+ bedrooms, you name it. As our area continues to grow and be more and more...
Staff Writer
Sep 28, 2019
Here in Guanacaste, we are often asked by our visitors and investors about television programming. It is important to many English-speaking foreigners to have television as a form of entertainment. Many expatriates want to continue watching their favorite sitcoms and shows, as well as following sporting events on ESPN, staying up to date with the...
Staff Writer
Sep 12, 2019
The Gold Coast of Guanacaste in the North-West region of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast is known to be a place filled with entertainment and experiences. But it is also surprisingly eclectic and diverse when it comes to food. Our gorgeous community of Playa Tamarindo alone has over 100 different dining options. Whatever you have a taste for, you can...
Staff Writer
Sep 01, 2019
Playa Tamarindo is not only popular amongst tourists, surfers and investors, but it is also the center of attention for many big event-producing companies that target our beautiful beach and town. It is one of their desired and strategic location to gather as many people as possible and make it a successful event.  SEPTEMBER 2019 ~...
Staff Writer
Aug 03, 2019
Since a very young age, Costa Ricans learn about our nationals symbols, their background and what they represent. Costa Ricans honor and take a lot of pride on these symbols because they symbolize Costa Rican culture, way of living and traditions. Some examples below.  The Flag: The flag was designed ...
Staff Writer
Jul 28, 2019
Almost two centuries have gone by since our beautiful province of Guanacaste, home to the world-renown Gold Coast, annexed to Costa Rica. Prior to this historic day, the area now known today as Guanacaste was part of the Nicaragua country. Exactly 195 years and 1 day ago, an ambassador representing the county of Nicoya submitted an...
Staff Writer
Jul 14, 2019
In Costa Rica, popular or cultural festivals reflect the ideologies and aspirations of a nation. These allow to see the desires, the worries and the emotional and intuitive contents of the Costa Rican people. They make us think of cultural diversity, assimilation and miscegenation. They are based on important ...
Staff Writer
Jul 05, 2019
Currency in its most precise sense is money in any form circulating as a medium of exchange, especially in the form of banknotes (bills) and coins. Currencies are systems of money being used collectively. Under this concept, US dollars, Canadian dollars, Australian...
Staff Writer
Jun 28, 2019
Many people around the world and in the country call Costa Rica the "Switzerland of Central America” for both the outstanding green landscapes and also for the fact that we strive for democracy and have no standing army. As beautiful as Costa Rica may be, it has areas that stand out the most. Amongst those is the most sought after and desired area...
Staff Writer
Jun 15, 2019
Costa Rica, land of green and natural landscapes, lush and misty foliage and home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity, is no different to other countries when it comes to avoiding and attacking environmental issues that degrade the country’s natural life. Evidence to back up this argument can be found in actions, such as...
Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2019
Costa Rican coffee is amongst the fresh and top quality produce that Costa Rica is very well known for and one of the most popular beverages in the world. It is typical for Costa Ricans, specially residents of the Central Valley like myself, to have memories and anecdotes of going coffee picking at some point in our...
Staff Writer
May 26, 2019
While general weather in Costa Rica tends to be relatively consistent, the variety in microclimates does not cease to amaze us. One of the easiest ways to experience microclimates in Costa Rica is to take a bus trip from Atenas to my home city of Cartago or vice versa. Leaving from hot-and-dry Atenas and...
Staff Writer
May 17, 2019
Costa Rica is known for manufacturing and exporting top quality products to multiple countries in the world, such as coffee, fruits, electronic devices and many more. But what may go unnoticed sometimes is that we export talent as well. There are more than a few “Ticos” out there that are performing outstandingly in their specific fields and...
Staff Writer
May 11, 2019
Besides Tamarindo’s vast variety of amenities and things to do, many of our visitors look for activities and tours that guarantee relaxing and soothing experiences, as well as exciting and intense ones. Given the amount of tourism traffic we have here in Playa Tamarindo, tours have become a sustainable business for...
Staff Writer
May 03, 2019
Playa Tamarindo is well known for its gorgeous white sand beach, for having perfect surf breaks, incredible international and local dining, its proximity to amazing attractions and world-class beaches, and its vibrant and entertaining night life. Perhaps you find yourself vacationing in our dreamy little town and...
Staff Writer
Apr 26, 2019
Costa Rica is one of the best sportfishing destinations in Central America and is consistently visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world that come to our country to enjoy this world-class sport. The sportfishing industry is very well established throughout the entire country in both fresh and salt...
Apr 13, 2019
With the very ambitious goal of becoming 100% carbon neutral by 2021, Costa Rica’s government has enforced the actions required to get closer to making this goal a reality. In the private sector, countless companies have applied their own measures for separating trash, reducing the usage and amounts of chemical...
Staff Writer
Apr 06, 2019
Until the early 1980’s, Playa Tamarindo was a sparsely populated fishing village, where local residents lived off catching and selling red snapper and bass fish in the estuary of the Matapalo river. Playa Tamarindo almost did not exist as a town or community before its tourism boomed, so even to this day, practically none of the...
Staff Writer
Mar 29, 2019
Costa Rica’s landmass comprises only 0.03% of the earth’s size and yet we are home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity. This makes our country recognized world-wide for its conservation of nature and particularly for its amazing system of protected areas all around the country. Back in 1969, Costa Rica first National Park...
Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2019
The acronym of ADI stands for "Asociación de Desarrollo Integral de Tamarindo", which translates into Tamarindo Community Development Association. This is an independently owned institution whose purpose is to ensure the well being of our precious Tamarindo community. They are working side to side with the Fuerza Publica, the...
Staff Writer
Mar 16, 2019
The world famous Playa Tamarindo in the warm province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica has quickly developed overtime becoming a hot destination for tourists and investors. Having so many eyes focused on this specific side of the coast makes it very attractive for people looking to relocate or to invest in businesses or...
Staff Writer
Mar 09, 2019
There’s a marked tendency in our country to confuse "Residency" and "Citizenship" terms with each other, mostly due to ignorance on the subject, misleading information that we see in the media or simply what we hear from people around us. If you are a foreigner and wish to reside temporarily or permanently in Costa...