Nightlife in Costa Rica: I Love This Place!

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Costa Rica is widely known for it’s spectacular landscape, eco-diversity, stunning mountain vistas and enchanting beach towns. It’s also known for its outwardly friendly people and the “Pura Vida” lifestyle. This translates into an active night life found in the few large cities and virtually every small town in the country. And much like the diverse terrain, various eco-systems and many micro-climates throughout the country, the style, flavor and fervor of the nightlife from town to town varies wildly. For instance… San Jose – Escazu: San Jose is considered the only major metropolitan area in Costa Rica, and for that reason, it’s
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Pura Vida in Costa Rica: I LOVE This Place!

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Pura Vida is a universal greeting, widely used in Costa Rica. It’s literal english translation is “pure life”… which could not be closer to the truth in this beautiful place, and is used much like “aloha” is used in Hawaii or “shalom” in Israel… meaning both hello AND goodbye, while simultaneously tipping a hat to their proud heritage. Ticos (or Costa Ricans) truly appreciate the natural beauty of their country, and are proud of the outward friendliness of it’s people. Saying “Pura Vida” is their way of acknowledging that with virtually every conversation they have. It conveys a laid back; just relax; it will be ok; don’t worry yourself; how bad can it
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Incredible Value In Dominical: Ocean Views in a Jungle Setting

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This is a quaint vacation villa in an enchanting location. Perched on a hillside, walking distance from the beach, this 2 bedroom villa offers absolutely stunning, west-facing ocean views that affords you a private perch for nightly sunsets that will just take your breath away. And you’re so close to the beach, you can hear the waves breaking off the Bay of Dominicalito, in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. Villa Features: – 2 bedrooms – 2.5 bathrooms – .8 acres – 1,300 square feet – Covered whitewater & ocean-view terrace – Easy access to town & the coastal
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A 2BR Home & 1BR Apt Only Steps from Tamarindo Beach under $300k!

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This is an enchanting 2 bedroom home with a separate 1 bedroom efficiency apartment for sale within walking distance from the beach and town center of Tamarindo, one of the most popular beach towns on the Gold Coast in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Close to the beach, close to town, close to shops, restaurants, surfing, golf and practically anything else you can think of while surrounded by manicured tropical gardens and all the birds and wildlife that come with it, this home is truly a tropical delight at a great price. For full listing, CLICK: http://goo.gl/64r3na TEASER VIDEO: Tamarindo Home & Apartment Under
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Bed & Breakfast Hotels Are Selling in Costa Rica: Here’s a Great Investment in Santa Ana

Santa Ana B&B Virilla River Canyon View

This is a beautiful, turn-key, on-going bed & breakfast hotel operation for sale in Santa Ana over looking the amazing grand canyon of the Virilla River that winds through Costa Rica’s Central Valley. This 6 room operation is in a perfect location for favorable year-round occupancy with it’s close proximity to the big city and Pacific beaches offering opportunities for medical tourism guest and vacationers with the plethora of nightlife, nature and activities offered. For more pictures and detailed information on this great investment opportunity  - see the full listing here: http://goo.gl/ONISJl Property Features: – 6 fully equipped suites to let
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DISCOUNTED: A Modern, Luxury, Estate-Home on 1.25 Acres – Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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DISCOUNTED to $495,000 – This is a spectacular 3 bedroom luxury estate home on 1.25 acres is for sale in a gated community in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Offered at a price similar to 2 bedroom condos offered in the area, this property is long on luxury, privacy and space – and quite short on cost. Impeccably furnished and beautifully decorated, this home features a fabulous private pool terrace and massive yard, surrounded by jungle and nature and all that Costa Rica has to offer. The modern design features a seamless progression from the interior to the exterior with wide open living
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Getting Your Driver’s License in Costa Rica

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One of the most asked questions I get are about dealing with your driver’s license in varying scenarios. It’s actually quite simple if you’re just visiting… just have your native driver’s licenses handy, and drive away until your visa travel expires. If you want to drive past that, it gets tricky. Enter, our long time friend and trusted colleague, Kevin MacNamee, president of Great Sunrise Enterprises, S.A., an immigration, relocation & specialized services company dedicated to smoothing the path for expats from around the world who wish to relocate to Costa Rica. Before I wrote this post, I thought I’d
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Bringing Your Pets to Costa Rica

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After living in Florida for 30 years, where most dogs are practically prisoners, Costa Rica, for a dog and it’s owner, is certainly a breath of fresh air. Dogs are a major part of the culture here for a couple reasons… 1) because they’re living animals, something most Ticos have a strong reverence for… and 2) for security as most every home has a dog in it as a security measure. Is Your Home/Community Pet Friendly? Any pet owner who has searched for an apartment in North America knows that ones that are ‘pet friendly’ are rare and coveted, and
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Finding The Best Boutique and B&B Hotel Values in Costa Rica


With hotel sales in Costa Rica surging over the past year, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find those choice, top-value properties. Though there are many hotels for sale in Costa Rica, it’s world wide brand, perfect weather and low cost of living have, no doubt, bolstered what we real estate professionals have observed as a mini-boom in the boutique hotel and bed & breakfast market. So it stands to reason that the best valued properties were the first one’s to go, leaving many that are either over-priced, in some state of disrepair, or with an aging owner who has 1 foot out the door already,
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Price SLASHED On Profitable Airport Hotel For Sale in Costa Rica

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Opportunity Knocks I try no to ‘sell’ property so much in our blogs, but this one can’t be ignored. The owner of a well known, well run, highly profitable, 34 room hotel, restaurant and bar in Cariari is motivated to sell and retire and move back to Canada to be with his family. Originally Offered For $2,400,000 Discounted to $2,000,000 ~ At the original price, this turn-key operation could boast a most favorable R.O.I., but now, it’s 20% better than that! This is a finely tuned profit machine in a perfect location, only minutes form the international airport, just off the expressway, in the
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