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Luxury Home Buyers

A luxury home purchase can be financially achievable. Read how.   Guanacaste boasts some of Costa Rica’s best beaches — [...]

Purchasing Pre-Construction Properities

Costa Rica is currently experiencing a residential construction boom. Offerings of pre-construction (pre-sales) property purchases by developers are abundant, particularly [...]

Financing Your Property In Costa Rica

What Are The Options? In the history of Costa Rica, not one single bank has ever failed. Click here for [...]

Working with You, Coldwell Banker Costa Rica for Your Property Investment

Do you like watching waves crash from the hammock in your backyard or terrace? Do you enjoy walking out your [...]

Escaping the Office To Pursue Your Dream

Wherever you go in Costa Rica, you meet interesting people with incredible stories. I caught up with Richard Lacey who has [...]

Are Real Estate Agents Licensed in Costa Rica?

As a prospective buyer or seller, choosing from among the many real estate agents in Costa Rica can be a [...]

Tres Amigos Realty

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Considering Relocating to Costa Rica?

Costa Rica Legal Due Diligence Seminars If you are an expat who is interested in understanding the pure legal facts [...]

Luxury Living

Luxury living in Costa Rica may be a lot more attainable than you think. A large inventory of luxury villas [...]

Can a Foreigner Acquire a Beachfront Property Interest in Costa Rica?

Is it possible for foreigners to acquire a beachfront property interest in Costa Rica? The answer is less than straightforward [...]

The Adventure Continues

My name is Michael Mills and I have been exploring Costa Rica since 1995. I have lived here full-time since [...]

Britt Coffee

THE HISTORY OF GOURMET COFFEE Costa Rica has produced one of the best coffees in the world for over a [...]

Never Looked Back

Please allow me to introduce myself — my name is Joseph A. Emanuelli. I am the Managing Broker of Tres [...]

Day Three Botanicals

Day Three Botanicals was created while exploring alternative treatments for epilepsy, chronic pain, and inflammation.  Day Three was founded by [...]

Paradise Found


Passion for Travel Leads Here to Stay


Anatomy of a Costa Rican Dream Home


Water Availability

When considering building a home in Costa Rica, you might expect water availability to be the least of your concerns. [...]

FOR SALE Malinche 111B Ocean View Studio

FOR SALE $299,000 Costa Rica escape to paradise in this luxury ocean view condo located within the prestigious guard-gated Reserva [...]

French Canadian Real Estate Agent Welcomes YOU FR/EN

My name is Alain Mouquet, I have been in Costa Rica since 1990.I´m a professional real estate agent with Tres [...]

Eco-Friendly Flora Protect Our Fauna- “Bee” Kind to Vital Insects

Various eco-friendly aspects of building design and construction have been covered in past articles, most recently last month’s overview of [...]

Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica: The Basics

PART 1 Now that international borders have reopened, the real estate market in Costa Rica is starting to heat up. [...]

HOA Law in Costa Rica

Purchasing or renting property in Costa Rica can be confusing for foreigners. One of the most confusing and least understood [...]

Horizon Pacific

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Costa Rica Its A Lifestyle EN/SP

(Spanish below/Española abajo) Living in the small fishing village of Playas del Coco has undeniably slowed this New York City [...]

Building CR – Picking Your Dream Property

Plan to build your dream home in Costa Rican paradise? First, it's always recommended to find a reputable real estate [...]

Building in Costa Rica: Sustainable, Attainable and Affordable

Building in Costa Rica: Sustainable, Attainable and Affordable.  Costa Rica inspires many vacationing visitors to reflect on sustainable living ideas [...]

Costa Rica Property Options: Finding Your Own Piece of Paradise


Jaco Area Remains Increasingly Popular

The Central Pacific region of Costa Rica remains one of the most sought-out areas for seeking vacation properties, second homes, [...]

Summer is Not All That’s Hot in Costa Rica

The real estate market in the land of pura vida is as hot as the tropical summer sun. The initial [...]

Choosing a Legal Property Manager

You now own a home in Costa Rica. Congratulations! What an exciting and wonderful event! But who is going to [...]

What area of Costa Rica is right for ME?


Seven Things to Think About When Moving to Costa Rica


Understanding the Real Estate Market


Moving to Costa Rica: Is It Right for You?

Costa Rica is one of the most sought-after destinations for retirees, singles and families looking for a new place to [...]

The Unplanned Wonders of Pura Vida: What to Really Expect Moving Your Family to Costa Rica


Autonomous Living in Costa Rica

Solar Solutions at Home and On the Road People move to Costa Rica for many reasons, but living autonomously or [...]

Building Your Dream in a Greener World

As one of the world’s most widely recognized green-building certification programs, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) offers multiple [...]

Lighting Your Life – Natural and Artificial Have Their Place

Lighting Your Life - Natural and Artificial Have Their Place.  Incorporating as much natural light as possible in your living [...]

Go Green – The new added value to your investment?

Go Green - The new added value to your investment?  Costa Rica has embraced an era of building green with concrete [...]

Costa Rica Building Permit Process Step by Step

Costa Rica Building Permit Process Step by Step: To build a residence in Costa Rica, there’s a general three-stage process [...]

Building in Costa Rica: When is the right time to build in Costa rica

When to Build in Costa Rica: Key points to kick off a successful project: First time visitors to Costa Rica are [...]

Building in Costa Rica: Dream Home Design

Building in Costa Rica: Dream Home Design: So you have seen enough of Costa Rica to get a sense of the [...]

Build Green and Prove it: Sustainable Building in Costa Rica

Building Costa Rica - Building it Green and Proving it: Sustainable Building in Costa Rica: Developed countries many years ago [...]

Grow Sustainably, Build Sustainably, Live Sustainably: Costa Rica Eco-Sustainable Special

Grow Sustainably, Build Sustainably, Live Sustainably: A side from the abundance of nature tours and adventures that make Costa Rica [...]

Septic Systems Costa Rica

Septic Systems Costa Rica: As mentioned in my June 2017 Howler article about plumbing, septic systems play an important role [...]

Building Costa Rica – Built-in Safety By Design

Now that Semana Santa has come and gone, it’s the perfect time to discuss home security systems and ways to […]

Building CR – Picking the Right Windows

Windows are one of the most important components in any home. Not only can they completely enhance the design and [...]

Building CR – Swimming Pools, Design, Construction and Maintenance

Costa Rican paradise lends itself to beaches, sun, fun and of course refreshing swimming pools for relaxing and unwinding. Many […]

Building CR – Know Before You Buy, The Importance of a Home Inspection

Congratulations! You have decided to buy a home in Costa Rica. You have narrowed the choices or even decided which […]

Building CR: From Dream to Reality

Building your home in Costa Rica is a unique process, quite different than what may be typical in your home […]

Building CR – Storm Protection for Your Home

We are all at the mercy of Mother Nature, which means many things are simply out of our hands and […]

Building CR – Roofing 101: Guanacaste Style

…the sound of rain simulates living under a waterfall — it’s really that loud.

Building CR – Guanacaste Tropical Hardwoods

In Costa Rica, and Guanacaste in particular, we are blessed with an abundance of local, sustainably grown hardwoods that can [...]

Building CR – Going with the Flow, Rain Runoff and Erosion

Protecting both your property and the environment from the ravages of storm season brings to bear some special challenges and [...]

Building Costa Rica: Understanding Tico Plumbing

Costa Rica Plumbing: While we are surrounded by inspiring and beautiful things in Costa Rica, the plumbing here leaves a [...]

Building – Building Greener in Guanacaste

Many of us come to this luscious paradise wanting to make it our homes. As part of fulfilling that dream, [...]

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