Properties in Costa Rica Blog


Phases of a Real Estate Transacction In Costa Rica

Phases of a Real Estate Transacction In Costa Rica

April 16, 2021

Properties in Costa Rica

1.Identify the property you want to purchase through your real estate agent. Here the Properties of Costa Rica team, being the experts in the field, can surely and professionally assist you through all the process.

2.Coordinate with the selected escrow agent in order to have them on board in regards to the custody of funds that will be required for the upcoming transaction. Attorneys can assist in providing a qualified escrow agent duly licensed by SUGEF (the government entity which provides the licenses for companies that are involved in the financial and banking line of business).

3.Once the SPA is signed, then have your attorneys initiate the Due Diligence process during the term established in the SPA for said tasks to take place (a thorough review of the current standing of the property, which includes among others, a checking of the property taxes, HOA, etc).

4.We recommend constituting a corporation through which the investor will hold ownership of the property.

5.Once the earnest money deposit has been confirmed by the escrow agent, and the term established on the SPA has elapsed, then the public deed through which the title of the property is transferred can be signed by the parties with the assistance of a Notary Public.

6.At the same time, the final payment is coordinated to be canceled through the escrow agent.

7.Next, the public deed testimony is sent by the Notary Public to the Public Registry in order, to begin with, the inscription and registration process of the property transfer. This stage entails the payment of the property transfer tax, the National Registry legal stamps, duties, and registration expenses.

8.Finally, once the National Registry finishes the inscription and registration process of the property transfer (it may take between 2-4 weeks), the purchased estate will now appear at the National Registry under the name of the new owner. Therefore, based on the registration and publicity principles that support the Costa Rican real property rights, the new proprietor has now full ownership over the estate and the government protection that comes with said title.

It is important to confirm that the property can be purchased even if the client cannot attend closing physically. The way for that to happen is through an extra step in which the buyer would grant a power of attorney to a representative in Costa Rica that will be enabled to specifically sign the purchase public deed in name of the buyer’s corporation. This extra step is a service that an Attorney can and usually provide to a client, both by preparing and coordinating the power of attorney, plus by providing the representative that will execute the purchase in name of the client´s corporation.

In conclusion, these are the main stages that a real estate purchase transaction will be facing in Costa Rica. Of course, if there are further legal questions or instructions on your behalf, please feel free to let us know about them so we can help out clarifying. In the meantime, We wish for you to have a sensational experience through the phase of looking for the right property in which your dream to invest here in Costa Rica becomes true.

Article Provide by RE&B Attorneys

Jose Alejandro Martínez-Castro

Contact Us




Life-Changing Facts When You Marry a Costa Rican

Life-Changing Facts When You Marry a Costa Rican

March 24, 2021

Properties in Costa Rica

If You Have a Relationship With a Costa Rican, Read on!

There are many factors you need to consider if you want to marry a Costa Rican. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide that will get you started on the right path.

Costa Rica is a peaceful and small country located in Central America. It is full of everything you may look for in an adventure journey – steamy hot springs, volcanoes, lush jungles and rainforests, and mighty rivers. The country’s landscape has a topographical variation of the entire continents – three mountain ranges, snowy cloud forests, incredible national parks, and pristine Pacific beaches.

There are many things to see when you visit Costa Rica. In fact, foreigners believe that relocating to Costa Rica may be the answer to life struggles. Many singles from different parts of the world are already communicating with Costa Rican men and women,hoping to marry them. Read these life-changing facts if you are thinking of marrying a Costa Rican woman or man.

The Basics

If you have ever thought of how to marry a Costa Rican girl or boy,this article is a must-read for you. There are a lot of changes that you will see in your life after marrying a Costa Rican man or woman. The first is the family.

Whether you are looking to marry a Costa Rican man or woman, you need to realize that it is more than just getting a spouse – you will end up getting the whole family. In Costa Rica, there is a lot of love floating around. For a Costa Rican, their family is a reliable and steady source of support in this uncertain world.

It is recommended to set up boundaries. This way, you will be able to protect your heart and peace of mind.

Ticos

When it comes to families, Costa Rican men and women have different approaches. Ticos are men, and they mostly have a strong bond with their mothers, which reflects most of the family matters. Additionally, they also count on their mothers for everything related to cleaning, cooking, etc. Therefore, ensure that your potential spouse is not looking for someone to fill up those shoes.

Ticas

When it comes to Costa Rican women, they are known to be extremely smart. They are also strongly attached to their families. It is recommended that you look for women that fit your age bracket. Also, don’t focus on physical intimacy only. Women tend to be submissive and often stay home and do chores.

Pure Love

Costa Rica is a country where people mostly do not have accounts on the best dating sites like Tinder and OkCupid. They prefer the old fashion way – football games, restaurants, bars, outings, etc. When you marry a Costa Rican citizen, you will be impressed with their loving personalities. Of course, couples are not ashamed of expressing their love in public (kisses and hugs).

What Are Some Life-Changing Facts When YouDecide to Marry a Costa Rican Citizen?

1.   No Physical Intimacy

While you are dating, and even before your marriage, you cannot have physical intimacy. However, this rule is fast-changing for the better. Still, most Costa Rican men and women refrain from engaging in sex. If yourpartner is a religious individual, it could mean that you will only get sex after marriage.

2.   No Friends

It may be possible that you will have to bid farewell to your friends. If you are in a serious relationship, your partner should always be your priority. Jealousy is the top reason behind it.

3.   Jealousy

From the above, it can be concluded that Costa Rican men and women tend to get jealous easily. Or, you can also call it distrust. While some things like hanging out with your friends (especially of the opposite sex) may seem normal to you, your better half may think differently.

4.   Divorce

When it comes to divorce, you may have to pay for your children until they are 25 years old. This is because Costa Rican families are very protective of their offspring and think that foreigners tend to be extremely rich.

Final Thoughts

Can you legally get married in Costa Rica? The answer is yes, you can! However, your life can change significantly after that. Hence, you need to figure out everything before deciding to settle down with a beautiful spouse from Costa Rica.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you looking to marry a Costa Rican? Let us know in the comments!

Author’s bio:  

Miranda Davis is a freelance writer in the relation and psychology area. Miranda is interested in such topics as building healthy relationships between people, love/sex compatibility, and how to find the right balance in life in general. She is currently doing specific research on the topic. Miranda loves cooking and long-distance walking.




Creating Your Dream Vacation Home in Costa Rica

Creating Your Dream Vacation Home in Costa Rica

March 15, 2021

Properties in Costa Rica

If you’re thinking of buying a vacation home with easy access to mountains, beaches and forests, then Costa Rica may be the place to shop. While this Central America country does have a rainy season, it’s beautifully temperate and offers a relaxed style of living.

Do the Legwork

To buy in Costa Rica, consider setting up a corporation that will own your home rather than putting it in your name. If you’re planning to retire there eventually, you can own it for now, rent it out to other vacationers, collect the rent to pay off the property, and enjoy the tax protections of your corporation.

Rent First

While it may be tempting to buy immediately and customize your family getaway. However, since most expats in Costa Rica live in the city, renting first can allow you to get a feel for each region of the bigger cities in the nation.

The cities of Costa Rica tend to have the nicest and most stable neighborhoods near the universities and technical colleges. Depending on where you buy, you may be dealing with a very active nightlife, or you could be in a quiet zone. Each city has its own flavor. If you want a vacation home there, consider renting for a few weeks each trip in different cities to find the one that suits you best.

Choose Your Favorite Activity

If you’re a surfer or have a family that’s keen on learning to surf, consider a home near Purerto Viejo de Talamanca. There’s terrific surfing at Salsa Brava and a black sand beach to enjoy with your family.

Bahia Drake is a lovely small town with a large beach. This city is quite small and offers visitors the chance to get away from the city lights and bustle of bigger metro areas such as San Jose.

Consider the Basics

How do you like to live? Do you enjoy living in the city? You can find an apartment to purchase and enjoy as a vacation home in many of the larger cities of Costa Rica. This may mean that travel to the beach will require a car, or that your pool access is shared with other residents in the apartment complex.

 

If you prefer a quiet vacation home away from the lights and bustle, you may want to look for a home in a coastal village. Like a lot of the rest of the world, both urban and rural living have their benefits and drawbacks. A home in a coastal village means quiet and privacy, but groceries will be more expensive and public transport will be limited.

 

An apartment in a bustling city will put you close to the nightlife and public venues, but you may be dealing with more noise than you want to be exposed to on your vacation.

Food and Water

Costa Rica has a large expat community and is becoming very popular among retirees as a place to live well on less. If you’re planning to turn your dream vacation home into a retirement home, be aware that you can live quite well on much less in this Central American country.

 

A grocery comparison indicates that basic foodstuffs such as ripe produce are quite a bit cheaper in Costa Rica than in the United States. Anything that takes a lot of processing and packaging will cost more. Finally, while Costa Rica has a thriving seafood industry, the majority of it is exported. Animal-based protein will not be cheap in Costa Rica.

 

Water can be a concern, depending on where you’re looking at buying your vacation home. Investing in a good quality filter or finding a delivery service may be the most effective choice for your family. As a general rule, boiling water for coffee and tea will reduce the impact of any harmful critters; freezing will not. If you want ice in your drink, make it with bottled water.

Language

Learning Spanish will make life easier. Additionally, learning Costa Rican Spanish will be quite simple once you’re settled in; there are many local teachers who can help you brush up on this particularly gentle pronunciation.

Safety Considerations

A great deal of Costa Rica is quite safe. That being said, there are areas of the larger cities that most residents avoid at night. Gang violence, such as you’d find in any large American city, is always a concern in crowded urban places.

 

The country of Costa Rica benefits from the expats and dual-citizens that are building and buying there. Take the time to rent in a few spots to make sure you buy property in a region that suits you best. Check out those necessities that make your life easy, such as the local shopping, restaurants, and walking paths, before buying.

 




6 Tips for Solo Travel With Your Dog

6 Tips for Solo Travel With Your Dog

February 23, 2021

Properties in Costa Rica

Solo travel is one of life’s great pleasures, and it’s made even more fun when your pooch can come along.

However, if you want to explore the world with your furry pal, you’ll need to do a lot of preparation and planning beforehand.

You can’t be as spontaneous when you have a canine companion, and if you’re crossing borders, one innocent misjudgment could place you both in a difficult situation.

Planning your trip in advance, while keeping your dog’s needs in mind, is the best way to ensure a great travel experience. Check out these six tips for solo travel with your dog and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

1. Consider Whether Your Dog is Suitable for Travel

Before packing your suitcase and hitting the road with your pooch, take the time to consider whether your pup is cut out for travel.

Are they anxious or reactive by nature? Do they get upset when their daily routine is disrupted? Or are they getting older or suffering from health issues?

You should ask yourself all these questions and more before deciding to travel with your dog. Not all dogs will enjoy the constant changing of surroundings that comes with travel, while others may struggle with disruptions to their routine.

If you’re unsure how your dog will react to travel, it’s best to do a short trial run first. Take your pup away with you for an overnight stay or weekend break to see how they get on before committing to a longer trip.

2. Plan Your Trip Ahead

A popular travel quote is “travel is about the journey, not the destination”, and this is especially true when traveling with your dog. Before heading off on your adventures, make the time to plan your route in detail – with the needs of your dog in mind.

If you’re traveling by car, you should choose an itinerary that has plenty of dog-friendly stops on the way, so you can punctuate the journey with shady walks and toilet stops. Your dog will be much more relaxed if they have frequent opportunities for a leg-stretch and some fresh air.

You should also make a note of all the vet clinics and pet supply stores along the way, just in case your pooch needs some medical help during your trip.

If you’re flying with your dog, triple-check the airline and arrival country requirements before you book. The last thing you want is to turn up at the airport with the wrong size of airline carrier or a missing vaccine stamp on your dog’s paperwork.

Airlines are very specific about which carriers are allowed, including requirements as minor as the bolt material and locking mechanisms. You should also check whether your dog is small enough to come into the cabin, as the hold can be an extremely stressful experience.

Most airports have areas where you can walk your pup and allow them to relieve themselves before boarding – so be sure to factor this time into your travel plans.

3. Pre-Book Dog-Friendly Venues

While more venues are pet-friendly nowadays, you cannot assume the next hotel on your route will allow you to bring your pooch. Being stranded with nowhere to stay is bad enough when you’re on your own, let alone when you have your furry pal.

To avoid this situation, make sure to research dog-friendly hotels and restaurants along your route and book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Some hotels may offer pet-sitting services, too – so you can nip out for essentials and leave your pup in safe hands.

The good news is that there are many dog-friendly hotels in Costa Rica. You’ll need to search for the area you’re visiting, but some examples include:

  • Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica (Papagayo.) This hotel allows pets of any size for no additional fee, making it an excellent choice for larger dogs.
  • Hotel Poseidon Y Restaurante (Jaco.) Unlike the Four Seasons, this hotel only allows dogs up to 15kg, and you’ll need to pay a small deposit.
  • Casa Conde Hotel and Suites (San Jose.) This hotel allows dogs up to 20lbs with a daily refundable deposit.

4. Bring All the Essentials

Whether you’re traveling by air or overland, you’ll need to bring lots of supplies to keep your dog happy and healthy during the journey.

For road trips, make sure there’s plenty of space in the car to bring everything your pup needs and keep it within easy reach for your rest stops. Items such as a crash-tested travel crate, collapsible water bowls, poop bags, wipes, snacks, blankets, leashes, and harnesses are essential, and I recommend you also bring a comfy bed (The Dog Clinic has some good travel options,) their favorite toys and a first aid kit.

If you’re flying with your dog in the cabin with you, be sure to bring comfort items such as toys, blankets, absorbent pads, wipes, snacks, and a collapsible water bowl. If your dog is anxious on the plane, you may want to bring a calming supplement recommended by your vet.

5. Keep Copies of all Your Documents

If you’re planning to cross borders, you’ll need to have all your dog’s health and vaccination records ready. These are checked by border officials to make sure your dog is healthy and won’t bring any diseases into the country.

Countries have different entry requirements, so it’s crucial to research these thoroughly before traveling. Some countries will require a rabies vaccination and blood test results to prove it. If you arrive and you don’t have the correct documentation, your dog could be taken away and placed into quarantine.

Alongside the original documents, make sure you make several copies and keep them somewhere safe. Officials will usually want to make copies of the documents, so if you have some ready, this will save time and make the entry process much easier.

It’s a good idea to have some copies saved digitally, too, so you can still access them should the hard copies get lost or damaged.

6. Make Use of Dog-Friendly Travel Apps

Essentially everyone is online nowadays, so you’ll likely plan your vacation with your smartphone. Aside from browsing websites for information, you can also download dedicated dog travel apps to help you make the most of your trip.

Some of my favorites are:

  • Bring Fido – this app lists nearby dog-friendly venues.
  • Pet First Aid– run by the American Red Cross, this app tells you where the nearest emergency veterinarian clinics are and provides easy instructions to help you deal with an emergency.
  • All Trails – this app lists more than 50,000 trails with maps and reviews. You can filter the search to locate dog-friendly walks nearby.

Summary

There you have it, my top tips for solo travel with your dog.

Organizing a trip with your pooch maybe a little more difficult than going it alone, but if you do your research and plan well in advance, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy exploring the world with your best friend!




Tennis a Sport For All

Tennis a Sport For All

February 17, 2021

Properties in Costa Rica

Ever since the first Tennis courts started appearing back in 1941, the sport of Tennis here in Costa Rica has little by little become a sport now practiced by thousands of kids and adults. Even though soccer has always been reigning in terms of popularity, one of the events that facilitated this shift in Costa Rica’s sporting selections is the rise in gated condominiums, country clubs, and hotels over the last decade. Establishments are now interested in offering to their customers a complete experience, and this experience has been connected to sports and facilities that are made to incentivize a healthy and fun lifestyle. This is the case for tennis, and different courts can now be found from San José up to the Guanacaste Region, where you can enjoy playing with your family & friends while relaxing to the soothing sounds of the forest and its fauna. Here in Costa Rica, you’re able to find two different types of courts, predominantly hard and a few clay ones in the new Santa Ana Country Club.

In terms of competitions, perhaps you’ve heard of an important one that is played every year at the Costa Rica Country Club: “La Copa del Café”. First started 56 years ago, this junior tennis event is held each year at the country club and is included in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) program, meaning there are excellent players to be seen. Unfortunately, due to lack of sponsoring and the pandemic as a whole, the tournament was canceled and will take place in 2022, where hopefully the maximum capacity of 25,000 people can attend and enjoy this wonderful experience. Through this tournament, the game of Tennis has become more than a sport and for Costa Ricans and ex-pats, it has turned into a social event where the sport is celebrated and friends are made. If you are looking to learn and get involved in the Tennis world here in Costa Rica, don’t hesitate in doing so! Until next time.




3 Ways You Can Finance a House in Costa Rica

3 Ways You Can Finance a House in Costa Rica

February 15, 2021

Properties in Costa Rica

Buying a vacation home with cash is a dream of many people. In fact, paying by cash used to be the only way to purchase property in Costa Rica. It remains the easiest way to secure real estate in the country, with buyers having more power to negotiate without dealing with stringent real estate financing.

However, paying cash is not always possible for many interested homebuyers. So what other options are available?

Here are three ways foreigners can finance a house in Costa Rica.

1. Local Banking

The banking system in Costa Rica can be divided into two categories: public and private banks. Public banks, those owned by the government, have been the dominant financial providers in the country for many years. Most foreigners end up dealing with either Banco Nacional or Banco de Costa Rica when seeking real estate financing from a public bank.

Private banking was not available in Costa Rica until a law change in 1996, which allowed them to accept consumer deposits. These local private banks have started aggressively offering mortgages to foreigners in the past few years.

The largest of these private banks is BAC San Jose, which is a division of BAC International. Other private banking options include Scotiabank, HSBC, and CitiBank.

Although the slowdown in the global economy has scaled back Costa Rican banks from marketing to foreigners, these efforts will surely get back on track once the markets begin moving once again.

2. Local Mortgage

For those looking to purchase a new home or condominium from an experienced developer, there is a good chance that the agent has a relationship with a bank that already agreed to provide real estate financing.

According to Paperless Pipeline, real estate financing is an approach where a buyer secures a method to fund their real estate purchase. Pre-approved financing can be very beneficial.

The main advantage is that a pre-approved development for financing through a bank is one that has undergone proper research. This means that everything from reviews of the value and structure to title searches has been analyzed. It also means that the property is in good shape.

However, this does not mean that the price given to foreign buyers is fair. Although the bank will hire an expert to estimate the value of a property, it also sends in a second expert to review it before granting loans. This assessed value could be higher or lower than what was initially assessed by the bank and what a buyer has agreed to pay.

If you require a mortgage but will not be buying from a developer, you can shop around and see what the different banks have to offer. The banks mentioned earlier already have programs aimed at foreigners and should be willing to provide their products to you.

3. Foreign Mortgage

Although banks that are not domiciled in Costa Rica are not allowed to advertise their services, providing them to clients is a different matter. With the rest of the world catching wind of its real estate boom and tourist attractions, many foreign banks have started offering mortgages in the country.

These deals are legal, and the terms they provide are quite competitive with what you can find in the United States. But how does one find these loans? Stewart Title is one place you can explore.

Stewart Title is a provider of title insurance and information services needed for the settlement of real estate and mortgage industries. It has ties to the United States and international markets through a network of owned operations. The company connects lenders with borrowers and vice versa.

Other places where interested buyers can find leads regarding a foreign bank include real estate brokers, lawyers, or the developer selling the property in Costa Rica. If all else fails, it could never hurt to ask a local bank where you live. Although they may not offer a specific program, they could still be open to the idea of financing foreign real estate.

After finding a bank that offers a loan for buying a property overseas, the process is similar to a normal application in the United States. Your credit score will be analyzed against your assets and income, and the bank will either approve or deny your application.

In the past, some individuals were able to buy a home in Costa Rica by using a home equity loan. This may be difficult to do at the moment, given the current financial environment.

Conclusion

The housing market in Costa Rica remains strong. Buyers from the United States are one of the key factors driving property demand.

People who wish to purchase a house in Costa Rica have three primary options to choose from if they cannot pay by cash. Dealing with local banks and getting a mortgage are the primary choices for real estate financing in the country.




Why Costa Rica Is An Attraction For Tourists?

Why Costa Rica Is An Attraction For Tourists?

January 26, 2021

Properties in Costa Rica

With tourism ranking as the third-highest source of income in Costa Rica, it has made itself a tourist leading place throughout the years. It is home to several species, artifacts, monuments, and sceneries. Tourists visit Costa Rica to enjoy its clean air while benefiting from the exploration opportunities it offers too. It is a place for everyone – young or old – child or adult.

Its popularity continues to be on the rise due to many reasons.

Geographical location

It is near to both North and South America, making it a central place to visit. It also experiences a tropical climate, which is ideal for anyone thinking of going on vacation.

Biodiversity

Being home to more than 850 Avian species, Costa Rica is famous for its bird watching. These species comprise almost 5% of the country’s biodiversity. Their Carara Biological Reserves contain the largest community of scarlet macaws.

Hospitality

The best thing about the country is that it never fails to make you feel at home whether you are a local or a tourist. It makes you feel welcome. Costa Ricans promote peace and warmth; they provide one with an experience that makes the visit memorable. So why not pack your Gucci Bags and choose them as your next tourist destination?

Culture

San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital, is home to many museums. The Museum of Costa Rican Art and the National Museum comprised of various artifacts. Many people who visit the country would particularly want to see the Guayabo National Monument. It is the most ancient archaeological site constructed between 300 B.C to A.D 1400.

Chocolate

If you are a chocolate lover, then this is the place for you! The Timbirina Biological Reserve offers tourists to see the chocolate-making process. In the end, people can even taste samples once they are ready. Not only that, but they also have an organic farm called Finca Kobo, where people are welcome to go on a tour visiting the various specimens of the cacao fruit (from which chocolate is made).

Spas

It also has a memorable spa experience to help you unwind. One is laced with essential oils and chocolate, and that too in the open-air bungalow, making it an unforgettable experience. In Costa Rica, if you haven’t put a mud mask on from Mount Arenal to exfoliate your skin and cleanse your worries in its air, you haven’t lived!

Volcanoes

Costa Rica’s Mount Arenal is one of its active volcanoes and is also a tourist attraction. It looks particularly more beautiful in the evening. Being over 5,500 feet tall, individuals come from all over the world to take a glimpse of this beauty.

Hot Springs

Due to our hectic routines, we all forget to take a break at times. Keeping this in mind, Costa Rica’s Orosi Hot Springs are just the thing you need. According to Romanian specialists in 1981, the spring’s water is excellent for reducing stress and getting rid of muscular pain. Feel free to hop in with a tropical drink and even your Gucci Bag if you want to!

Museums

Their Gold Museum (yes, you heard that right) is not only invaluable in the whole world but features an extensive collection of gold objects for visitors to view. If you visit Costa Rica, then this is undoubtedly a place you wouldn’t want to miss out on.

Costa Rica also has a Children’s Museum specially dedicated to children. It showcases 50 rooms full of cultural and scientific activities. This is a great way to let children polish their creativity as they will be able to explore an area designed only for them.

Promotion of Peace

Being democratic and a peace-loving country, they also have a University of Peace. It directly relates to aspects of peace and democracy. Additionally, it also contains works of the country’s past leaders and is lovely for having a picnic.

Rafting

The Pacuare River offers an excellent adventure to tourists looking to enjoy the waters. It is recommended for any rafter aiming to showcase their rafting skills while enjoying the breath-taking scenery the country has to offer.

Double Coastlines

It is ideal for tourists who love surfing, lying underneath the sun, swimming, sailing, and all other water sports types. As Costa Rica’s waters border that of the Pacific Ocean, there is no doubt that tourists will have a time of their lives.

Conclusion:

From cultural legacy to chocolates, this country contains all the wonders of the world. This culture is why it is called the “rich coast” in Spanish. Because it values biodiversity, this country is environmentally friendly. If anyone is looking for their next tourist destination, consider this country a jack of all trades.

2 Comments



The hidden beauties of Tambor

The hidden beauties of Tambor

January 15, 2021

Properties in Costa Rica

Nested in a coastal village in the Nicoya peninsula and the Puntarenas province,  Tambor is the perfect place for a serene family vacation or an adorable destination for your feature home. Living surrounded by stunning beaches will get you inspired forever. Overall, the area is known for its evergreen forest and a large amount of wildlife including turtles, hawks, and more than 200  species of birds for all you bird-lovers! Even though the area is still growing as a popular touristic destination, what it lacks in extravagance it makes up in raw nature and tranquil activities that are perfect for kids and groups of people. Be it snorkeling and deep-sea fishing or horseback riding or a game of soccer on the beach, activities in Tambor abound and are going to keep you entertained during your entire stay.  If that’s not enough, here’s a list of activities you might also like:

  • Hiking trails and fauna observation at Curú National Reserve
  • Visit Isla Tortuga for a glimpse of white sand beaches and options for nautical sports (snorkeling, surfing, kayak routes, etc.)
  • Enjoy the food and beverages on its different beaches including Playa Tambor, Montezuma, Malpaís, or even Santa Teresa which is about 35 minutes away.
  • 9-hole Golf course
  • Visit Cabo Blanco National Reserve
  • And much more…

The access to the area is facilitated by the Naviera Tambor Ferry boat that leaves you in Paquera, 45 minutes away from Tambor, making your travel way more comfortable and less time-consuming.

As you go down to the southern part of the village, you will find a little fishing town where anchored boats fill the view and perfectly complement the calm Pacific Ocean ocean ahead. As you can see, we are talking about a very soothing ambiance that might just be exactly what you need as we course through these stressful pandemic times.

The laid-back atmosphere that permeates the region will without a doubt make Tambor a unique experience of living and or vacationing and help in fully establishing a connection with the area and its wonderful flora & fauna.   Don’t worry, If you’re looking to save a memory of Tambor there are many souvenir shops located around the town and other essentials you might need such as restaurants, bars, supermarkets, and car rental offices. We hope to see you soon in Tambor to enjoy one of the most magical places on earth where you will want to spend the rest of your life in this incredible blue zone in Costa Rica.




New Year in Costa Rica!

New Year in Costa Rica!

December 28, 2020

Properties in Costa Rica

The dawn of 2021 has come, and with it we seek for hope and exciting new opportunities. Even though 2020 didn’t turn out as planned, in all periods of confusion and division there are always new possibilities that can make 2021 a turnaround year for everyone. In Costa Rica, New Years’ is a time of reflection and appreciation for the good things that happened along the year and it is often celebrated in the San José area or the various beach towns of Guanacaste. Even if you don’t find any snow on the ground herein Costa Rica, the joyous festivities celebrated will make you feel right at home.

Around December, people here experience a wonderful combination of warm weather and light breezes, making it perfect for outside dinners and any type of family activities. This time a year, especially in the Guanacaste region, the sun is always present and its beautiful beaches and lively environment makes it a delightful tropical New Year’s experience. When it comes to options, Costa Rica is filled with sceneries for every taste, from a luxurious villa with a breathtaking view of the valley to a more adventurous and nature focused vacation in the middle of the jungle.

No matter what part of Costa Rica you choose to go to, you will also be able to enjoy culinary experiences like no other. Be it the typical Costa Rican Tamales or Rompope drinks or other kinds of food;  the last thing you have to worry about when traveling to Costa Rica is Food.

To welcome the New Year in the best way, ‘Ticos’ usually spend their last hours of the year out on the beach surrounded by bonfires and under an amazing starry night. Just as the clock ticks 12:00 AM, fireworks fill the sky and the New Years’ experience reaches its climax. If you are looking for a place to stay during this time, don’t hesitate to ask us for housing options to be able to enjoy the last few days of the year.




Thanksgiving – Costa Rican style!

Thanksgiving – Costa Rican style!

November 25, 2020

Properties in Costa Rica

For many people around the globe, this time of the month is reserved for a special holiday where we give thanks to the people that we love and everything around us including all kinds of beings: Thanksgiving my favorite word…

 Currently, every population is struggling with the economic and social impacts of the virus, nonetheless, it is in these moments when times are rough where people try to find good and be thankful for what they do have. Even though Thanksgiving might well be a traditional US holiday, it is surely celebrated in other parts of the world and that is the case of Costa Rica.

Whatever meaning we give to this holiday and where ever we are, one thing is for sure we have to make this holiday something special, to ourselves, celebrating our values, showing compassion,  being kind, and enjoying time on this planet and receiving all the gifts that the season offers us. There is plenty to eat and preserve our empathy towards all beings.

Whether you are living in Costa Rica or are on vacation, there is plenty for you to celebrate the holiday. These options can be found in the Central Valley and popular beach towns such as Jacó or Tamarindo, where several restaurants have made it easy for ex-pats to indulge in a compassionate and healthy Thanksgiving dinner.

The heart of the Thanksgiving tradition at the end is about family, friends, and gratitude.

 Find here some very good ideas of Costa Rican Thanksgiving plates you can eat while in Costa Rica, lets start with the Tamales, Sweet potatoes, Mash Potatoes, Green Beans, Plantains, Apple pie,  there is so much to enjoy and share with friends and family!

 Let’s feast on life-giving!



Google+ Facebook Linkedin Youtube Twitter Blog Instagram