Looking for a Secluded Beach in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica for your next vacations? Why Choose Playa Tortuga?

Playa Tortuga, nestled in the charming Ojochal area, offers a serene and picturesque coastal experience for visitors seeking a tranquil escape. This pristine beach, known for its golden sands and crystal-clear waters, provides a perfect setting for relaxation and nature appreciation. The beach is renowned for its wildlife, particularly the turtle conservation efforts that take place here. Visitors may...

Villa Del Sol, the premier walk-to-the-beach community in Uvita, Costa Rica!

Close to the Marino Ballena National Park & Central Uvita, VDS also has excellent infrastructure including, underground electric cables, true high speed (fiber optic) internet, legal water, sidewalks, and groomed interior roads. Close to the Marino Ballena National Park & Central Uvita, VDS also has excellent infrastructure including, underground electric cables, true high speed (fiber...

New York Times Article About Real Estate in Dominical, Costa Rica

I was fortunate to be interviewed and quoted in this article (<= click link) about the return of the Dominical Real Estate market!  Enjoy..... Hint of Development Boom Returns to Costa Rican Surf Town By KEVIN BRASS MARCH 5, 2015 Photo Moshen and Julie Sadeghi own an 8,000-square-foot Spanish colonial and Mediterranean-style estate with a guest house and private theater on a plateau...

International Real Estate Listings – My Podcast Interview

Joshua Kanter Discusses Real Estate in Dominical Costa Rica by Taylor White + The IREL Podcast by Taylor White > Dominical Costa Rica real estate > Joshua Kanter Discusses Real Estate in Dominical Costa Rica Podcast: Play in new window | Download I had the pleasure to sit down and speak with Joshua Kanter from Properties in Costa Rica in Dominical Costa Rica – and we will get down and dirty...

Concession vs. Titled Property

Many people looking for property in Costa Rica want a beach front home only steps from the sand and waves.  However, these types of properties are almost always concession with very few exceptions.  Concession properties are those within the first 200 meters form the median high tide mark.  Fee Simple Titled properties are all those outside of the 200 meter Maritime Zone. Concession Property: The Zona...

Marcharmo

The “Marcharmo” is the annual minimum liability insurance you are required to pay for all vehicles, motorcycles, or ATVs in Costa Rica.  You can pay the Marcharmo from November 1st to December 31st each year and the value is based on the make, model, and year of your vehicle. The Marcharmo is not cheap and for a 2008 SUV I will pay around $800 this year, ouch!  Even an older car, motorcycle, or ATV...

Paradise Pic of the Week

This picture of a beautiful end to the day in Lagunas, Dominical was taken from our back porch.  If you have not seen a sunset in person on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, then you are missing out! Check out our Dominical Property Facebook page and “Like Us” for more updates and Paradise Pics of the...

“Alguinaldo” – Christmas Bonus

Tis’ the season for “Alguinaldo” or Christmas Bonuses in Costa Rica.  Every December this mandatory payment for full time employees is due and many count on this for their holiday season expenses. Often called the 13th month of salary, the “Alguinaldo” is equal to one month’s average pay.  The easiest way to calculate your employee’s “Alguinaldo” is to take their weekly salary and...

Costa Rica Real Estate Market Recovering

The Costa Rica real estate market was booming for years prior to the global financial crises and took a major hit as did the rest of the world.  Currently the market is recovering, prices have stabilized, and future outlook is extremely positive.  Joshua Kanter of United Country - Properties in Domincial discusses the current Costa Rica real estate trends and investment opportunities in the Southern...

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