Thanksgiving has arrived and for many decades, it has been a holiday that has been celebrated greatly in Costa Rica given the large number of ex-pats living over here. Slowly but surely, the essence of the autumn harvest has been incorporated in many ‘Tico’s’ home but in a rather tropicalized fashion (fresh fruits & vegetables of the season).
If you are planning a visit to Costa Rica around these dates, we got you covered because there are many traditional Thanksgiving activities you can do. In the capital, San José, or popular beach towns like Jacó or Tamarindo, several restaurants have made it easy to enjoy a typical Thanksgiving dinner for example.
Roast turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and of course, amazing apple pie is just a few of the staples that you will find for just about 20 US dollars. Some people even opt for a cheaper ‘Costa Rican’ version of the Thursday dinner if you will by substituting the turkey for chicken and buying some fresh sweet potatoes and herbs from the
farmer’s market to make a delightful stuffing. Also, another pro-tip if you are wanting to keep your costs on the low is to switch pumpkin pie for ‘ayote’, which is basically a squash that is similar to pumpkin in both flavor and color.
This November period is also great in terms of weather, with the rainy season coming to an end and the start of one of the lowest temperatures of the year (ranging from high 70s to low 80s). The breeze from the ocean and the beautiful food is just a perfect combination to enhance the celebration of the holiday with family and friends.
It’s important to remember that even though it is a national day in the US, it is not a paid holiday here in Costa Rica.
Undoubtably, with the amazing food experience, remember to keep an eye for online and store discounts for Black Friday and the shipping deals and discounts from Aerocasillas and Mailboxes in case you feel like buying something from US retailers.
Whether you want to spend November 24 th relaxed on the beach or zip-lining through the forest, there are plenty of options available to help you make of this day an unforgettable experience filled with thankfulness and appreciation.
Costa Rica has been for a long time a destination that attracts millions of tourists on a regular basis and this year, it is no surprise that this beautiful country has been crowned as “The Most Desirable Country of 2022” in the Wanderlust Travel Awardstaking place in the Tower of London.
Received by William Rodríguez, Costa Rica’s Minister of Tourism, and other Costa Rican Tourism Institute representatives, this award is truly a reflection of the hard work that is put in year after year by all Costa Rican citizens (specially those involved in Touristic activities). In order to win the gold category for “best desirable country”, Costa Rica had to go past other big finalists such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Japan, Peru, Jordan, and South Africa. To be involved in a ceremony hosted by one of UK’s most established travel magazines (Wanderlust) speaks highly of the way in which tourism is handled in the country, especially when it comes to Costa Rica’s position as a leader in responsible and sustainable practices.
In fact, an important part of the ceremony was dedicated to highlight Costa Rica for being a pioneer in the field of ecotourism, knowing well that the development and implementation of these practices are essential to the world as a response to the ever-growing climate change issues we’re all facing. The discussion of these topics along with the back and forth that takes place in an event such as this ultimately benefits everyone, given that both Costa Rica and other countries implementing ecotourism can feed of each other’s trial and errors and hopefully strive for better and more successful practices.
Costa Rica has now established itself as a distinguished place for traveling and through its years of experience it has developed a system that is now being properly rewarded in the international stage. Be it pristine beaches, more than 500.000 animal species, active volcanoes, or simply it’s amazing people, you can be sure that booking a flight and experiencing for yourself the wonders of the ‘Pura Vida’ lifestyle is a great vacation idea.
November has arrived and this means that we are going to start witnessing the arrival of hundreds of thousands of beautiful olive ridley Turtles in the Ostional Wildlife Refuge shores of Costa Rica. Why are they arriving you ask? Well, ‘arribadas’ start to reach these sectors of Costa Rica in the beginning September until December due to its optimal conditions for nesting and laying their eggs. The incubation period lasts around 100 days in the dark warm sand and typically, these mesmerizing animals arrive at night and when they come, they come in volumes, with records that register over a hundred thousand turtles only in one night!
The process that these turtles have to go through is truly admirable and to experience their hard work in person is a sight in itself. To be able to witness such a spectacle, it is important to note that since 1984, this land has been protected by the Ostional Wildlife Refuge which helps preserve the 15 km of beach territory from poachers that plan to steal the eggs for commercial purposes. The protection and conservation of these animals is crucial and for that reason, tourist access is also restricted by the SINAC (National System of Conservation Areas) in order to avoid other problems such as the use of white flashlights or excessive noises that ultimately disorient the turtles and complicates their nesting process.
But don’t worry, if you truly want to experience the turtle nesting in a respectful manner as a tourist, what you have to do is reserve with anticipation and contact one of the several guides that work with the SINAC to ensure the health and safety of the animals (remember: if you are calling from the US, the country number extension for Costa Rica is +506).
If you have the opportunity and are visiting the Guanacaste regions of Costa Rica, don’t miss out on the chance of seeing these wonderful scenes in person!
As always, thank you for reading and we’ll catch you in the next one.
The current United States and global economic market is having a rough time after the Covid pandemic and more importantly the increasing pressure of inflation and interest spikes. Needless to say, the housing market has also been affected by this context, with rising mortgages and inventory shortages making it truly hard to invest in a home in the United States.
Pros on the subject insist on the fact that elevated home prices are here to stay because of the combination of high demand and elevated mortgage rates, resulting in dreadful scenario for potential buyers.
The good news is that there are other investment options out there, more specially located abroad, in Central America.
We all know that this small country has a high touristic attraction but what about its housing options? Given the uncertainty and unrest regarding home investment in the US, Costa Rica has now become a more viable option, with places such as Guanacaste, Jacó, Atenas, Grecia and Dominical gaining lots of attraction as places for retiring comfortably at a discounted price (as low as USD $50,000 for a decent home in certain areas). Additionally, a huge plus for those looking to swoop a house in the Guanacaste region is the recently renovated Liberia airport, which allows travelers a more direct access to these locations. The key takeaway here is that buyers are now comparing similar beachfront estates in California and Costa Rica and are seeing a drastic difference in value, resulting in a noticeable shift towards investment in the Central America gem.
Also, quality of life here in Costa Rica is known to be a guarantee. With impeccable all year-round breezy climate, kind and loving people, lower home taxes, and of course, stupendous beaches only 45 minutes away from the capital, you won’t miss a thing once you arrive and settle up.
As always, thank you for reading, catch you guys in the next one.
September 15th is a special time for Ticos and Central America. What for, you ask? Well, this date marks the anniversary of the country’s independence, a very important period in its wonderful history. Dancing, school activities, and splendid food is enjoyed as a way of honoring the country’s most authentic patriotic traditions.
Even though it is a very fun and uniting time of the year, Costa Rica’s independence from Spain back in 1821 was not a simple affair, as a matter of fact, it was really until 1838 that Costa Rica became truly independent and that was when it parted ways with the Federation Republic of Central America. Despite this, Costa Rican citizens still celebrate September 15th and recognize the significance of Central America’s victory. One of the most important traditions that unites these countries is in fact the Torch Run, starting September 9th in Guatemala, where the Freedom Torch is carried throughout and arrives in Costa Rica to culminate the September 15th Independence Day celebrations.
Parades around the Costa Rican territory are a must, specifically those performed by regional school students. Be it dance or raising the flag routines, the streets are filled with people, especially when it’s time to sing the beautiful national anthem (at precisely 6:00 pm). Of course, there are tons of traditional foods available, ranging from ‘Gallo Pinto’ to ‘Fried Yuca and Plantain’ or if you’re feeling something sweet, ‘Arroz con Leche’ or Rice Pudding. 🤤
All these celebrations are widely available and free to the public, so if you are planning a visit to Costa Rica, follow the beat of the drums and lyres on September 15th and come enjoy the Folkloric shows, typical dancing and music that best represent Costa Rica’s values and traditions. 🇨🇷
As the pandemic peaked and businesses stopped, many experts said that the real estate market would be one of the last to return to normal. After the pandemic, it surprised everyone with how well it had done.
The road to wealth is frequently meandering and investing in real estate does not come with a map. However, you can take steps to set yourself up for success and place yourself on the correct path. A wonderful place to start is by paying attention to the best tips for investing in real estate from experts and prosperous investors.
Risk and preparation are involved in real estate investing, but the payoff can be substantial. Some of the most compelling arguments in favor of buying property are listed here. (Remember, growth in value and income is not assured. The more you know about the houses and areas you are considering, the better your odds of making a profit). Here are a few reasons people invest in real estate.
Continual Cash Flow
Owning a property increases what you receive monthly. It does not matter if you want to invest in a commercial or residential area, the potentials are high. You can lease your property to tenants. You get rent payments monthly.
You can sell your rental properties for significant profit if their value rises with time. You must choose the right real estate business to get those high profits.
Stability over Time
You can hold a property for several years while waiting for it to appreciate because it is a long-standing investment. As you wait for the property’s value to increase, you may also make a monthly income by renting out your real estate.
Tip 1 – Find rental homes in areas that are growing
Rental properties are a fantastic way to become engaged with real estate investments. Look for them in new neighborhoods. Developing communities provide tax breaks and room for growth for prospective buyers. Those who invest in real estate in upcoming areas increase their profits and ensure their revenue matches their costs.
Tip 2 – Diversify your investment portfolio
People often say that the best property to invest in is the one you already own. Even though it is essential to know the area where you are investing, you limit your opportunities to make money when you look for small areas.
If you think about investing in other cities and states, you will have a broader range of options and, in the end, better chances. Investing in a wide area also gives you more ways to spread out your money and protects your portfolio from the fluctuation of local markets.
Tip 3 – Don’t overstretch yourself
You can be highly profitable for an extended period and still go bankrupt if each rental is heavily mortgaged. You will have a decent mix of safety and stretching resources if you maintain some of your rental homes for free. If you execute it correctly, a few longer-than-expected openings or cash flow dips do not have to spell the end of your career.
Tip 4 – Conduct your research
Your reputable and compensated experts may advise you to avoid holding real estate in your portfolio altogether in many situations. They frequently offer the same stale justifications, such as being “illiquid” or “very management-intensive.” Depending on your circumstances, they may have merit, but that is not the primary justification they want you to avoid real estate.
You do not pay stockbrokers to invest in real estate. They have no incentive, no commissions, and no work to do. That is, except they wish for you to buy a pricey, non-traded REIT, in which case you will immediately understand their genuine motives. You must conduct your own research to determine the future cash flow in the real estate industry.
Tip 5 – Consider renting a single-family home
Your best chance of finding the right tenant is with single-family homes. Everyone would like to have a home of their own. Some people cannot or do not want to own property.
Tip 6 – Have several escape routes in mind
Another tips for investing in real estate is to never purchase a home unless you have several departure options. Consider flipping as an example. By purchasing properties with substantial quality numbers, you can reduce your risk factors if you are starting or do not have much spare money.
If you are investing in flips and the market collapses, but the property might generate a negative or level cash flow if rented out, you will lose a lot of money. You can either create wealth by maintaining them as rentals or reduce your risks when things go wrong by flipping starter homes.
Tip 7 – Contact escrow to complete your deal
When you start escrow, the deal is not yet finalized. If you are purchasing off-market, the seller may be a little worried about the transaction and if everyone involved is a real estate agent.
Introduce yourself and let them understand that you will draft the paperwork as soon as the escrow/title firm contacts them. The seller will feel more secure because of the third-party confirmation.
Set the anticipation up front that you would check in on the situation regularly during the escrow term and be sure to do so.
Tip 8 – Learn about your market
It is crucial to research and get expertise in your chosen market before making a real estate investment. You can recognize the current market situation and make plans if you are well-informed on current trends, including any drops or gains in average rent, crime rates, income, and interest rates.
Constantly estimating and anticipating market changes will make you a more successful real estate investor.
Tip 9 – Expect vacancies
You want to prevent a vacancy gap in your cash flow unless you have significant finances. The only way to achieve this is to add it to the cost of transporting the asset. Most property owners must assume that not every month of the year will bring in money.
For some, that translates into a 2% decrease in sales, while for others, it may represent a 10% decline. The trick is to evaluate the property and the renter type and then account for the revenue shortfall you should anticipate yearly.
Tip 10 – Think about investing in non-traditional real estate
Never forget that buying single-family houses or apartment complexes can both be profitable real estate investments. You might make investments in warehouses, industrial space, storage facilities, and office buildings. These all bring in rental income.
With a triple-net lease, where the tenant is responsible for basic insurance and paying the property taxes and upkeep, you might be able to lower total costs when renting offices and industrial facilities. Your investment then generates consistent cash flow with minimal out-of-pocket costs.
Tip 11 – Think of your investments as businesses.
Investing in real estate is a business; like any other business, it needs to be carefully planned, carried out, and managed. People who are good at every level run the best companies. It is one property investing tips you should never forget as a newbie.
Those who do not realize this will have trouble or even fail. No matter how big or small you want to do your real estate investment service, you must run it like a business to succeed.
Tip 12 – Create a budget and a timetable
A general rule of thumb to apply if you are a new investor is to reserve at least 50% of your budget. When you renovate properties, one problem can often lead to another, and your expense usually ends up being greater than you had planned.
A leaky pipe, for instance, might need to be replaced, the mold damage cleaned up, and the drywall replaced. The same rule applies regarding timeline: if you have a 60-day deadline, plan on the project taking 90 days. Additional costs result in additional time.
Tip 13 – Buy cheap
A dividend-paying stock and real estate investing are comparable. The return on investment depends on how inexpensive you purchased the item. However, you must consider the return on investment.
You can spend little money to purchase a modest home in a dangerous area, but you will not make much money from it either. Therefore, focus on acquiring land or an off plan rather than a house. As the year progresses, you buy cheaply, save money, and get more.
Those who are serious about their financial futures would consider real estate an efficient portfolio. One of the best ways to get the financial independence you want is to become a successful real estate investor.
Real estate investing tends to yield more cash flow than the stock market. However, you must exercise caution and listen to real estate investment advice from professionals. With these tips for investing in real estate, you can get started without becoming a statistic of those who have filed for bankruptcy.
Based on our research for this article and many writing reviews from the custom service Best Essay Education, the majority of Costa Rican writers dedicated their whole lives to fighting for human rights, women’s rights, their freedom, and a better place to live in.
Thanks to a bigger impact on different audiences, Costa Rican writers had a very important task to spread their culture and traditions all over the world via their writings, to get the world acquainted with their lifestyle, and to save these writings as a history of their nation. Further, we are going to make you familiar with the most outstanding past and current Costa Rican writers who spent their entire life spreading the word about their native land.
Carmen Lyra, which is not the real name of this writer, has become the first worldwide known and popular writer that comes from Costa Rica. Carmen had a very challenging path to build a face in the world of literature. From an early age, she was a teacher and had the opportunity to publish some articles in local newspapers. In her native country, she couldn’t develop her knowledge and skills, so she went to England to continue her education as a teacher, growing her outlook and meeting popular writers. Carmen was writing novels and tales primarily for kids, where one of the most known books has become Cuentos de mi tía Panchita – the collection of tales and short stories for kids published in 1920.
Carlos Luis Fallas
Carlos Luis Fallas is included in the list of the most globally popular Costa Rican writers of the 20th century. The writer was a multifaceted personality who became an outstanding contributor to Costa Rican politics as well as literature. The majority of novels written and published by Carlos, among which are Mamita Yunai and Gente y gentecillas are based on his own life experience where he tells about the hardest and the most successful periods of his life.
Alda Facio is a widely known public figure from Costa Rica who has been fighting for women’s rights for her entire life. She became an important person in canceling violent laws applied to women in numerous countries in the world. Her writings are surely dedicated to investigating the rights of women and humans overall and were mostly published in newspapers or thematic magazines to reach a broader audience. She wasn’t afraid to judge the Costa Rican law system and tried to do her best to change it and provide the inhabitants of Costa Rica with more freedom in different areas of life.
Quince Duncan has become the first globally popular Afro-Caribbean writer that comes from Costa Rica. Despite the challenges he met living in the east of Costa Rica, Quince was always focused on his education and personal development. He tried numerous professions like a teacher, scholar, and priest but finally decided to stop in the writing sphere. Talking about the specifics of his writings, he was keen on writing short stories mostly based on true information about the citizens of his native city, its traditions, culture, people, etc. He aimed to share the ancient history of his nation with the entire world.
Eunice Odio is a Costa Rican writer whose main specialization is poetry. Her poems describe everything that happened to her during her life. The writer has changed numerous places of living in the search of inspiration. Born in Costa Rica, she became a journalist and decided to spend several years in Guatemala and then the USA. Thanks to her connection with local newspapers, lots of her poems were published in different editions, which made her a globally popular writer. The constant change of locations and traveling was her primary inspiration to write poems and tell people the truth about the countries she used to live in.
Fabian Dobles is a writer from Costa Rican who managed to combine different spheres of activities including writing, politics, and social movements. By using his novels, he tried to tell the wealthy politicians and people from other countries about the poverty in Costa Rica, how people suffered and what help they need from the government and the entire world. His writing was dedicated to criticizing the current government and its attitude to the simple working class.
Luis Chaves is related to the modern flow of Costa Rican art and literature. Due to numerous reviews from the writing service Trust My Paper, this Costa Rican writer is supposed to be the most successful and globally known novelist, whose writings have been spread across various countries. Luis has changed to numerous countries and continents for the purpose of looking for inspiration and sharing his art and his culture with others by translating his writing into different languages including English, German, Spanish, and others. Thus, his novels were recognized and awarded by the National Poetry Prize and Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio de Ascoli Piceno.
Herrera Carlos Salazar Herrera is another great Costa Rican writer who had to make much effort to become a popular writer. From early childhood, he was sending lots of his novels to different publishing houses, editors, and newspapers to get the opportunity to share his art with others. Thanks to his hard work, he succeeded to develop his writing hobby into a real profession, where he became a professor of writing at a certain Costa Rican university to share his skills and knowledge with students who are keen on writing. Carlos dedicated his entire life to writing and sharpening this skill.
To end up
We tried to include the writers from the past as well as the present to show how Costa Rican literature changed and what goals the writers were following. Hope our compilation inspired you to learn more about Costa Rica and its rich culture from the great novels and poems of Costa Rican popular writers.
Costa Rica is an exotic country with fascinating people, bright culture, and picturesque nature. This country often becomes the place for spending vacation for people from all over the world. There are also lots of people who decide to move and live the rest of their lives in this place because of its great views and white-sand beaches.
We want to dedicate this article to discuss the benefits of visiting Costa Rica. Besides, we would like to share the pages of the most popular Costa Rican influencers who attract attention to their culture via their personal online blogs on various platforms.
Why you should visit Costa Rica
Fascinating nature and many natural parks
Costa Rica is known as a country with numerous parks that make this location very green, providing a clean environment for people. There are different types of parks you can visit. Some of them are privatized and belong to local organizations or governments, where you surely can find marvelous views, but these parks are made for tourists mostly. If you like more extreme vacations, you can boldly visit wild parks with jungles where you will find lots of various plants, insects, and animals. However, you need to explore the right behavior in jungles to keep yourself away from danger.
Active and dormant volcanoes
As the writing service Top Writing Reviews claims, Costa Rica is also famous as the land of volcanoes. Basically, it counts six volcanoes that are active at the moment, and also more than 60 dormant volcanoes. The number is really huge considering the pretty small size of the country. All tourists can take a tour of all active and sleeping volcanoes while traveling to Costa Rica. The variety of tours is quite wide and suits people who love calm climbing as well as extreme one. In addition, active volcanoes are not only for climbing. Costa Rican citizens opened SPA complexes near volcanoes where people can have natural hot baths and other various procedures which are unavailable in other locations in the world.
Costa Rican cuisine
Costa Rica has a suitable climate for growing lots of exotic kinds of fruit. There you can try foods that you will hardly find in any other country due to their complex distribution, like peach palm fruit, soursop, starfruit, and many others.
Costa Rican beaches are very clean and white because local citizens care a lot about the environment they live in. They aim to protect nature including parks, beaches, forests, etc. Costa Rica has lots of long and very picturesque beaches around the country near the Pacific Ocean as well as the Caribbean Sea. You can have a rest, try surfing, and diving to see the citizens of the water.
Top Costa Rican influencers
Now we would like to share the popular Costa Rican influencers who focus their blogs on describing Costa Rica and their life in this country. So before attending or moving to this place, you can learn about their culture and people.
Roberto is a micro-influencer from Costa Rica who has an online presence on two different platforms—Instagram and YouTube. He is a travel blogger who travels to different locations in Costa Rica as well as throughout Latin America to show the beauty of nature to his followers. He posts great pictures from his trips on his Instagram, but if you want to know more details about the places he attends, you can find his YouTube channel where he posts vlogs about his journeys.
The Yellow Passport Blog
This is a young woman that comes from Costa Rica. She started a travel blog several years ago and is doing really great. The direction she promotes on her personal blog on Instagram and website is sustainable travel and adventures. She adores traveling and has been to many countries in the world, but she focuses on wild traveling, picking living in a tent instead of luxurious hotels.
Regan Hillyer is a top Costa Rican influencer with a huge audience on her Instagram and TikTok. Her blog doesn’t have a single direction and can be mostly related to lifestyle. She is a successful young businesswoman who shares her experience with other young entrepreneurs who want to become successful in various business niches. She is also keen on traveling, however, she prefers vacations in luxurious hotels which she also describes in her blog providing her own assessment.
Antonella is a micro-influencer on Instagram that originally comes from the USA, but several years ago moved to Costa Rica. Her occupation is to create unique video and text content for her blog as well as to order for her clients. She shares her great experience of moving to exotic Costa Rica from busy New York, which is a good source of inspiration for people who are willing to move but are not decisive enough.
Jeffrey is the owner of an exciting travel blog with a wide audience, with more than 100k active followers. His blog is really different from other travel bloggers as his blog is very informative. He travels to different countries in South America and takes pictures of rare animals. After that, he explores all kinds he managed to find and describes their peculiarities in his publications.
Giulio D’ Angelo
Giulio is another popular influencer in Costa Rica who is a photographer by profession. He commonly tries to find unique and unexplored places in Costa Rica to take photos that nobody has seen before. Despite his posts not having much text content, his blog looks very appealing to people who would love to see the real Costa Rica before visiting the country.
Sam is a quite popular Instagram and YouTube blogger according to writing reviews Rated by Students, whose occupation is filmmaking. Despite not spending much time in Costa Rica, he described his experience of living and shooting in Costa Rica, in its marvelous places with pure nature. Sam captured the best moments of his recent Costa Rican journey in the videos on his blog, so check it out.
Dayana is a travel writer from Costa Rica who is tasked with teaching other people how they can escape from their boring, routine life and make their job available while traveling. It is a great source of inspiration for people who are tired of working from the place in the office and want to completely change their lives. Along with sharing traveling experiences, Dayana controls other people who turn their travel dreams into reality in the short term.
Taking into account the exploration of Costa Rican influencers, we can say that all of them are really proud of the place they have been born, or they have moved to. Costa Rica is a bright and colorful country where people at their convenience know what real relaxation is.
If you have in your plans to come and visit Costa Rica, we are going to look at a few things to keep in mind before you arrive. It is clear to say that restrictions in terms of the entrance and paperwork needed to enter the country have been modified ever since the pandemic started, and over the last couple of months the restrictions have been steadily reducing and tourism has increased once again.
Luckily, like the previous entry requirements released back in May, folks from all over the world can enter the country. The use of masks is still no longer mandatory (except for first line health workers or people entering hospitals of any kind) and businesses and touristic locations like Santa Teresa, Tamarindo or Jacó are all running their normal hours as opposed to what was happening during peak Pandemic times.
The updated decree is now in full effect, having started August the 16th, and its main concern or change applies to Nicaraguan and Colombian residents who enter the country as tourists or with a transit visa as well as refugees who are residing temporarily in the United States and Canada. The new directive now changes the term of validity of Nicaraguan and Colombian passports from 6 to 3 months upon entering Costa Rica, meaning that if you are from any of these two countries and want to apply for a consular visa, previously your passport had to expire at least 6 months after applying and know this period has been reduced by half to 3, joining the other 37 nations who are in this group. For people who require the consular or restricted visa but have a standard a visa or residency (including refugees) in the United States or Canada, you can still enter the country without the consular visa but keep in mind that the document that accredits your conditions must have a minimum validity of 3 months. Regarding the term of stay, the 90 days period after entry will remain the same and this applies to all nationalities once they enter Costa Rica. We hope you find this information useful and that you can come and see what this beautiful country has to offer.
Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería. (2022). Cambios principales de la Circular DG-0018-07-2022-DG-UV, Directrices Generales de Visas de Ingreso y permanencia para No Residentes: , Recuperado el 17 de Agosto de 2022, de: Circular DG-0018-07-2022-DG-UV.pdf
Costa Rica is a diminutive country in Central America. Costa Rica is bordered on the north by Nicaragua and on the south by Panama, with a population of approximately 4.9 million people. The country is known for its lush tropical rainforests, stunning beaches, and unique wildlife. Costa Rica’s economy is largely based on agriculture and tourism. The country is a popular destination for eco-tourists and adventure seekers.
Costa Rica is also home to several major multinational companies, including Intel and Procter & Gamble. The Costa Rican insurance market is relatively small, but it has been growing in recent years. Home insurance is one of the most popular types of insurance in Costa Rica. Home insurance policies typically cover damage from natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes.
However, home insurance policies in Costa Rica often have high deductibles, and they may not cover all types of damage. For instance, most home insurance policies in Costa Rica do not cover damage from flooding. As a result, it is important to compare home insurance policies carefully before buying one. Be sure to read the policy carefully and understand what is and is not covered.
Costa Rican Home Insurance Types
There are two main types of home insurance in Costa Rica; fire insurance and comprehensive insurance.
Fire insurance policies cover damage from fires, explosions, and lightning strikes.
Comprehensive home insurance policies cover a wider range of risks, including damage from theft, vandalism, and natural disasters.
Some home insurance policies in Costa Rica also provide coverage for personal belongings, such as furniture and electronics.
What to Look for in a Costa Rican Home Insurance Policy
When shopping for home insurance in Costa Rica, it is important to compare policies carefully. Be sure to pay attention to the following factors.
Make sure the policy you choose covers all the risks you are concerned about.
Home insurance policies in Costa Rica typically have high deductibles, so be sure you can afford the out-of-pocket costs if you need to make a claim.
Home insurance premiums in Costa Rica can vary widely, so be sure to shop around for the best price.
Some home insurance companies offer discounts for things like smoke detectors and security systems.
What to Do if You Need to Make a Claim
If you need to make a claim on your home insurance policy in Costa Rica, there are a few things you should do.
Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
Give the insurance company all the information they need, including a detailed description of the damage and any repair estimates.
Be prepared to pay your deductible.
Keep all receipts and documentation related to the damage and repairs.
Making a claim on your home insurance policy in Costa Rica can be a stressful experience, but if you follow these steps, it should go smoothly. A home insurance company can help you get your life back to normal after a disaster strikes.
Costa Rica’s home insurance landscape is diverse and ever-changing. By understanding the different types of coverage available, you can choose the right policy for your needs. With a little research, you can find an affordable home insurance policy that will give you peace of mind. In fact, home insurance is an important part of owning a home in Costa Rica. Be sure to shop around and compare policies carefully before buying one. And if you ever need to make a claim, be sure to follow the steps outlined above.