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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

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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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Costa Rica Bar & Disco Owner’s Wife Presents Opportunity for YOU!

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Properties come and go in the real estate market here in Costa Rica, all of them for different reasons. Here we have a popular night club, disco, restaurant and bar, right on the main coastal highway, in Esterillos that enjoys steady profits from their loyal clientele. But alas, owning the only nightclub/disco within a 40 mile radius that is licensed to stay open until 2:30 am does not bode well for family life. So at his wife’s urging, they have agreed to liquidate this asset and move on to other more family-friendly ventures. Initially offered at $145,000, the owner is motivated and has
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Los Suenos – Costa Rica’s Premier Golf & Marina Gated Community 50+ Properties For Sale

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  in HERRADRUA BAY, COSTA RICA 50+ Homes & Condos For Sale ~ We have 50+ luxury homes and condos for sale from $350,000 and up, in Los Suenos, a golf & marina residential community in Herradura, Costa Rica. It features a championship caliber, 18-hole golf course, a full service marina, an exclusive beach club and several shops & restaurants within the confines of this secure, gated, up-scalre resort development, one of the most renowned in the Americas. Here’s a few of them… (click on links to see more pictures and the full listing ~ click pictures for larger view) ~ Golf Course Condo - $ 395,000
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Semana Santa in Costa Rica – Easter Done Up!

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  Semana Santa Sunday parade in Atenas, Costa Rica Semana Santa is a Christian public holiday, often called Easter Holy Week, celebrated in Costa Rica and around the world. In North America, this holiday is generally referred to as Easter and is usually observed only on easter Sunday with many more devout worshipers observing Ash Wednesday through Sunday when the traditional Easter Bunny visits, leaving candy and chocolates for thrilled children to find and eat. But most everywhere else, the entire week is taken with quite a bit more reverence, and Costa Rica is no exception. Semana Santa Sunday parade
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The Annual Costa Rican Horse Parade: Horses, Food & Beer

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This Sunday, during my regular pilgrimage to San Ramon, I was treated to the annual Horse Parade. These parades happen throughout Costa Rica during this time of year (North American spring time), and the bigger the town, the more lavish the production. But in a small town like San Ramon, which is fast becoming one of my favorite places on earth, this event held a much more relaxed and personal feel. When I asked “where is the parade?” the answer was, “where ISN’T it?” Most of the main streets, small as they may be, marked the parade route throughout the
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Retirement Homes in Atenas, Costa Rica: Now Is The Time!

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When you think of retiring or re-locating to Costa Rica, Atenas should always be strongly considered for it’s famous perfect weather, Costa Rican lifestyle, ex-pat communities and proximity to the U.S. And now, with the US economy on the rebound, prices are bound to start heading up, and there’s lots of home inventory to choose from in all shapes, sizes and price ranges, all of them with that spectacular Pura Vida lifestyle. VIDEO:  Atenas Mountain Home For Sale 2BR w/Valley View Pool Terrace – $274,990 VIDEO: Retire In Costa Rica: The Perfect, 4BR, Family Mountain Home w/Stunning Views – $550,000
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