2016 has been an interesting year in real estate. After two years of record highs in Costa Rica's real estate market, the start of this year was very quiet, like the calm after the storm. But as of July, inquiries at Osa Tropical Properties have tripled and sales are happening at record speed. As recent... Continue Reading →
This year, Costa Rica is celebrating the 195th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence from Spain, which happened on the 15th of September 1821. Costa Rica was conquered by Spain in 1524 and became part of the Captaincy General (or Kingdom) of Guatemala. All territories of the Kingdom of Guatemala declared independence from Spain on... Continue Reading →
If you are one of the lucky few living in the south pacific zone of Costa Rica, you are probably well aware that it is currently the season when we are visited by friendly cetacean communities of dolphins and whales. Continue reading...
Now is the time to reclaim your passions. Stop asking yourself if this is the best it’s ever going to get. For many readers, your home country’s politics or economy may be in dire straits and it’s easy to forget that although the struggle is real, there are better places to negotiate these struggles, eventually... Continue Reading →
If you have visited Costa Rica in the green season, you will understand what aguacero, or downpour, really means. Rain is a way of life in the jungle: it nourishes the ecosystem and freshens the heat. It is an element that people here work around and even fight through at times. Because a large majority... Continue Reading →