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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...

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...

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...

Paradise Pic of the Week

Enjoy the first ever Dominical Property "Paradise Pic of the Week".  This was taken at Playa Ventanas about 30 minutes south of Dominical. The beach is famous for its 2 caves that at low tide you can walk into and at high tide spit mist. Plus a bonus picture for our Blog readers of one of the Ventanas, which means "windows". Check out our Dominical Property Facebook page and “Like Us” for more...

FIRE SALE!! – Home in Lagunas, Dominical

REDUCED BY OVER $1,000,000 USD!!!! Asking Price: $590,000 USD Property Size: 7,584 m² / 0.75 hectares / 1.88 acres The ultimate in luxury with top of the line finishes throughout the home and a large infinity pool with spectacular coastline views all the way to Manuel Antonio. End of the road privacy within the exclusive community of Lagunas and only 15 minutes to Playa Dominical.  Property includes...

How to Live a Self-Sustainable Lifestyle in Costa Rica

Living a more sustainable existence is a growing movement around the world; especially in modern times with so much wasteful pre-packaged goods and food products.  A self-sustainable lifestyle in Costa Rica is not the answer for all, but a select bunch will find their own piece of paradise and be able to virtually live off the land.  Joshua Kanter of United Country - Properties in Dominical discusses...

The Local Fish Stand

The coastal beach towns of Costa Rica all enjoy the freshest sea food and everyone has their favorite local fish stand.  In the Dominical area it depends if you want whole fish or already cut filets. Fish Shack at Playa Dominicalito For whole fish you can go down to the beach in Dominicalito from the La Parcela Restaurant entrance and then drive to the right once you hit the beach.  There you will...

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