Steady sale rates of luxury homes throughout Costa Rica are indicating that foreign and local buyers are seeking a secure investment and discreet lifestyle in our age of globalization and population boom. Foreign property buyers want to know that their investment is secure and that it can be used in the interim between retirement for... Continue Reading →
The term refuge is defined as “a place offering shelter and safety from pursuit, danger or trouble.” In an era dominated by the environmental catastrophes of industrialization, Costa Rica is a refuge from the noise and pollution found in much of the rest of the world. Read more...
The real estate market in Costa Rica is thriving in 2017. Agents at Luxury Property Costa Rica, a subsidiary of long time real estate servicer for the Costa Ballena Region, Osa Tropical Properties in Ojochal, Costa Rica are advising their buyers that now is a good time to invest in this sector. Current market trends are on... Continue Reading →
The US state department estimated in 2014 that 6.32 million Americans are living outside of the country’s borders in over 160 countries. 13,000 of those are estimated to move to Costa Rica each year, with roughly 60,000 U.S. expats out of an estimated 250,000 expats living here at any one time. ...Read more.
The most important religious celebration in the Costa Rican calendar, Semana Santa or Holy Week celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And depending on religious inclinations, locals will either get together with their families to celebrate in religious traditions that include parades, processions and small festivals; or they will head to the beaches... Continue Reading →
Highly dependent on the U.S. economy, Costa Rica’s property market continues to trend upwards after a slow first half of the year in 2016, likely due to the economic uncertainty in the lead up to the US elections. It has rebounded since mid-2016 and is proving very vibrant in the first quarter of 2017, with... Continue Reading →
I recently started volunteering for the Costa Ballena Domestic Animal Welfare Group, affectionately known as D.A.W.G. And although I knew what I was getting myself into emotionally, it got me thinking about our relationships with our furry friends. Costa Rica is obviously a nation in which animals of all varieties are plentiful, but nothing can... Continue Reading →
Despite the recent rise in nationalist parties around the world, economic borders are fast disappearing. It is important for each nation to define itself on the world stage so that it is able to maintain a level of autonomy over the direction of its national interests when dealing with the world market. Costa Rica is... Continue Reading →
Most visitors to Costa Rica will quickly recognize the national dish that can be found in any soda (small family run restaurant). It is known as Casado, or “married man” in Spanish, and is a traditional Central American/Caribbean dish that has a slight twist based on what locally-sourced ingredients are available. In Costa Rica Casado... Continue Reading →