Raising a Family in Costa Rica

The idea of raising your family in a different country and culture can be overwhelming to some parents.  However, with a bi-lingual private school in the Costa Ballena area it is becoming a real possibility for many young families.  Previously it was only an option to raise a family in a larger city like San Jose that had English speaking schools, amenities, and international communities.  The beach...

Top Mistakes Buyers Make in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an amazing country with tons of biodiversity and natural attractions, friendly local people, safe for retirees and families, and real estate opportunities for any level investor.  Many come to Costa Rica with romantic dreams and grandiose plans of how they will live the rest of their life in tropical paradise stress free on the beach or a mountain retreat.  However, some common mistakes can...

Cost of Living in Costa Rica

The cost of living in Costa Rica is a popular topic among those considering it as a retirement location or for those moving down with their family.  Everyone wants to know how far their Dollar or Euro can stretch; which depends a lot on your life style.  If you have an affluent lifestyle where you are from, you will also have that type of lifestyle here, just for a bit less.  If you can live modestly...

Dominical and Costa Ballena Area

The Dominical area is one of the most desirable real estate markets in all of Costa Rica to anyone looking for unsurpassed natural beauty, long stretches of nearly deserted pristine beaches, spectacular waterfalls, abundance of wild life, and daily adventures.   The Dominical area has lush green rain forest covered mountains sloping right into the Pacific Ocean creating dramatic landscapes and...

Legal Advice

Legal representation is the most important aspect of purchasing property in Costa Rica after choosing a professional real estate broker.  Although much of the buying process is similar to the U.S., Canada, and Europe there are differences to the process and an attorney can walk you through the process step by step.  Most properties in Costa Rica are purchased through corporations for liability and tax...

Dominical Area Restaurants

Restaurant Suggestions Dominical and the surrounding areas have some really great places to eat from beachfront casual to fine dining (still casually dressed).  There are restaurants for the entire family with kids favorites like pizza, burgers, and tacos to options for international cuisine by chefs from all over the world. Café Delicious – The café bakery in the front of Dominical.  They have...

Dominical and Uvita Area Beaches to Enjoy

Beach Suggestions The Dominical area has some of the most secluded and pristine beaches in all of Costa Rica.  Here is a list of my favorite beaches located from North to South.  With the aid of a map and road signs you should be able to find them all.  You can also go on personal beach searching adventures by just pulling off the road at various turn offs and seeing where they go.  Mid to high tide is...

Dominical and Uvita Area Activities

Activity Suggestions There are numerous outdoor adventure activities and tours to enjoy in the Dominical-Uvita area whether on vacation, part time, or full time resident.  Here are a few suggestions to help you get an idea of what is offered and where.  We can even help you find a vacation rental and even  book tours during your stay. Hacienda Baru Located within the Baru Reserve and just a few...

Top 10 Reasons to Retire in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most desirable places in the World to retire for its beautiful natural scenery, tranquil “Pura Vida” lifestyle, friendly locals, year round temperate climate, and many more reasons depending on the individual.  In this blog I will discuss the Top 10 Reasons that most people retire here.  The majority of retires are from the U.S., Canada, and Europe making Costa Rica a unique...

Costa Rica Livestyle Blog – Introduction

Hello World!!  And welcome to our blog on life in the Dominical area of Southern Pacific Costa Rica.  My name is Josh Kanter and I will be writing this blog about all things Domincal and the surrounding areas.  We will be discussing the Costa Rica lifestyle, real estate, property management, local news, advice for retirees and families moving to the area, vacation tips, activities, and much more. ...