Apr 05, 2016
A Few Of My Favorite Things PART II! In continuation of my last blogs, I would like to share with you a few of my favorite things to enjoy here in Costa Rica. Living here at the beach, you spend lots of time on the oceanfront in Tamarindo, Flamingo and Potrero. You might own a condo in Playa Conchal or Hacienda Pinilla, but what do you do when you...
Mar 09, 2016
Costa Rica: stable property prices, rising foreign demand - by Lalaine C. Delmendo. For direct access to the original article Click here
Costa Rica's higher-end property market continues to grow rapidly as foreign homebuyers flock in.
Due to the absence of official house price statistics, it is hard to assess the exact movements of house prices...
Oct 24, 2015
The Gold Coast of Costa Rica has fantastic diving and snorkeling areas. The marine life in the area off the Pacific coast is amazing and many divers travel to the country to explore the tropical waters.
While there are a couple areas that are fun for snorkeling accessible from the beach, most people chose to go with a dive shop to access the best...
Oct 02, 2015
You will get healthier, either from surfing, running, fishing, standup paddle boarding, pilates, mountain biking, jiujitsu, mountain biking, from eating healthier or from just walking down the beaches, you will go to bed earlier, wake up with more energy and you will drink more natural smoothies instead of sugary soft drinks.
Oct 01, 2015
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. *Marcus Aurelius. When we want to make an investment in a foreign country, we want the same thing, we want…. Information, lots and lots of information! We get online and start searching:
Buying a property in Costa Rica.. Water in Costa...
Sep 17, 2015
One of the things that makes Costa Rica a great place for expats to call home is that Costa Rica has a lot of the creature comforts that you were used to having in your life before you came here. Things like.... modern grocery stores, good medical facilities (and very affordable) , and high speed internet. But in addition to those modern...
Sep 09, 2015
We receive a lot of questions from our clients, from all around the world. How is the Costa Rica real estate market doing? what are people buying? Where are those people coming from in general? In which areas do people prefer to invest? There's different factors that affect our real estate market, and I am not a professional economist, but...
Aug 28, 2015
If you are one of those who’s looking to buy a lot in Guanacaste and would like to build your own place, it is important you are aware that we are experiencing drought condition in Guanacste due to “El Nino”. It is crucial that we all work together and be mindful of water waste and consumption. A few thing to consider when you are...
May 09, 2015
How it all got started: … Where do I start? At the beginning of course! Seven years ago I got married to the best woman ever and moved to Costa Rica. Being married is one of the best decisions I have ever made. After getting married, Elena and I moved to Huacas Guanacaste, a small town about 15 minutes from Tamarindo and Flamingo Costa...
Apr 30, 2015
Hi Friends, are you wondering what on earth is there for kids to do in this town. Well look no further, Tamarindo is great for kids and families. I will continue my Blog Post of "A Few Of My Favorite Things...FOR KIDS to do in Tamarindo"
First, let's start with Friday night KIDZ CLUB!!! Hosted by Tamarindo Church, this KIDZ CLUB...
Mar 22, 2015
Well done Costa Rica, well done. The Cental American country has achieved a major clean energy milestone, meeting 100 percent of its power demand with renewable energy for 75 straight days.
“The year 2015 has been one of electricity totally friendly to the environment for Costa Rica,” the state-owned power supplier Costa Rican...
Feb 10, 2015
Costa Rica Ranks First in Central America and the Caribbean on the Global Peace Index by the Institute for Economics and Peace!
When my wife and I decided nearly 20 years ago to relocate our family overseas from Vancouver Canada, safety was a big concern. In our search for a new home, we visited many countries that we enjoyed as tourists but...
Jan 26, 2015
Chris Spears has helped people to buy their first property in Costa Rica. Comments from an happy client!
Jan 22, 2015
Hi Friends, my name is Stacey Watson and I thought I would start writing about "a few of my favorite things" to do in Tamarindo and the surrounding areas. You know, even after 20 years of living in this not so sleepy fishing village, there are some things I can never get enough of. So, I thought I would share...
Jan 17, 2015
Costa Rica’s Dry Season/High Season: Mid-End November to End April
The dry season for Costa Rica tourism begins around the United States holiday of Thanksgiving, in late November. The dry or high season lasts through mid April. In many cases this schedule is driven by school’s vacation schedules so that the family can travel together....
Jan 14, 2015
What do you think of when you think about Costa Rican cuisine? Just because it's considered Latin America, doesn't mean that Costa Rica is the land of tacos, quesadillas, and burritos. Costa Rica's food features many types of cuisines that you've probably never even heard of, let alone actually tried. While you may find variations of it in...
Nov 30, 2014
RE/MAX #1 Real Estate Franchise
Aug 27, 2014
We’re going to look at the 10 best countries to invest in real estate from a US-centric position. That means we’re going to be looking at countries that hold the greatest promise to an American investor.
Had we done this from the standpoint of a European or Japanese investor, the list might look quite a bit different (but...
Jul 17, 2014
One question we get a lot in Real Estate here in Costa Rica is: How much does electricity cost in Costa Rica?
Well, we are going to answer that question right now! Clearly and with numbers. In Costa Rica the price of KWH pricing fluctuates depending on the time of day.
This pricing structure is quite common in various parts of the United...
Jun 11, 2014
Costa Rica has been much beloved as a travel and investment destination by Canadians for years now. We're attracted by the peaceful political climate, pristine beaches, friendly locals, great weather and eco-friendly lifestyle with 25% of the country preserved in national parks.
According to new research conducted by the Global Tourism...
May 26, 2014
I know this is out of real estate, but I had to share with you this cool video from Dole in Costa Rica, explaining the process of growing and packing bananas for exportation!
DOLE IN COSTA RICA: YOUTUBE VIDEO
You'll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. Bananas...
Apr 23, 2014
For those who want to invest in Costa Rica or Nicaragua, read this! I resumed the most important parts in the pdf.
Isabelle Emond, Owner/Broker
Mar 28, 2014
Isabelle & Martin
Mar 13, 2014
We have seen an increasing number of families moving to the areas of Playa Flamingo, Playa Grande, and Playa Tamarindo in the last ten years with the addition of private schools that offer international accreditations. A lot of our clients ask us about information on the education system so I wanted to provide some details and links about...
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...