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Front of the Paradizio Condo development in Playas del Coco The Late 2014 Real Estate Market in Costa Rica

With the holiday season around the corner, real estate analysts in Costa Rica are busy preparing their forecasts for 2015. The housing market in Costa Rica has changed considerably in the last two years, and one of the most noticeable factors is the reduced participation of foreign buyers during the green (rainy) season of 2014. This does not mean that real estate agents in Costa Rica have not bee...

ventanas del mar Amazing Mountaintop, Ocean View Neighborhood in Costa Rica

Despite economic uncertainty in Costa Rica, the luxury real estate development sector has experienced a solid year. This is specially the case in the Gold Coast beaches of Guanacaste, where developers are continuing to build exuberant gated communities in the highlands so that residents can enjoy sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean. One such project breaking ground at this time is Las Ventanas de...

Costa Verde Hotel Aircraft Repurposing in Costa Rica Gets Recognition

El Avion Restaurant and Bar, 22 Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Two major tourism spots in Costa Rica are made from decommissioned aircraft that used to fly around the world. The Costa Rica Star has previously reported on these two unique attractions: One is a former United States military cargo plane with an interesting Cold War background that has been converted into a bar...

waves at the beach in costa rica Buying a House in Costa Rica’s Gold Coast, Part 3

Tamarindo Beach in Guanacaste Costa Rica On the third and final installment of Kristine Gorman's real estate adventure in Costa Rica, she runs into a snag in her plans of acquiring an investment property in the Gold Coast beaches of Guanacaste. Still, the Boston accountant persevered and is now one step closer to her goal of retiring in our country with her family. You can read Part One her...

Cloudbridge For Sale in Costa Rica: A Cloud Forest Reserve (VIDEO)

In this video by U.S. journalist and videographer Elizabeth Donatelli, she visits the vast Chirripó National Forest of Costa Rica and somehow manages to hike up a cloud forest reserve in her sandals. Then she turns into real estate agent and tries to sell you the amazing Cloudbridge Nature Reserve. For $899,000, it is a bargain; however, absent landowners need not apply: A contractual ownership cl...

Punta Loros Planned Luxury Resort in Costa Rica Moves Ahead

Punta Loros, a planned luxury resort and development property that spans 800 acres in the Central Pacific coastline of Costa Rica, recently tendered its environmental impact study to the Technical and Environmental Secretariat (Spanish acronym: SETENA). The study is an important part of the compliance process required to make this ambitious project a reality. According to a news report by Spani...

Costa Rica Beach Buying a House in Costa Rica’s Gold Coast, Part 2

On Day Three of her Costa Rica real estate adventure, Boston accountant Kristine Gorman gets even closer to fulfilling her dream of retiring in our country. On Days One and Two of her trip to Guanacaste, Kris and her family stayed in Playa Flamingo and were very close to making a formal offer on a home on a condo in Tamarindo Beach. To learn more about Kris and her expat mission, read our previous...

Paya Flamingo Buying a House in Guanacaste, the Gold Coast of Costa Rica

Source: Flickr Kristine Gorman is a tax accountant from the New England region who is planning on becoming an expatriate in Costa Rica. She is 41 years young and is looking to one day retire here with her significant other and their 2-year old child. She was recently in Playa Flamingo, looking at properties in one of the Gold Coast beaches of Guanacaste. She has been kind enough to share her e...

Mel Gibson Once Again, Mel Gibson Lists His Costa Rica Mansion

One of the most famous properties in Costa Rica is once again up for sale. Hacienda Dorada is located in Playa Barrigona, one of the vaunted Gold Coast beaches of the province of Guanacaste, and it is owned by Hollywood star Mel Gibson. A cursory search of news reports published by The Costa Rica Star in the last three years indicates that this is not the first time Mr. Gibson is looking for buyer...

casa costa rica This is How You Register Your Property in Costa Rica

Whereas most foreign real estate buyers and would-be property investors in Costa Rica are mostly concerned with getting a good deal with regard to purchase price, what they should really be thinking about is how to properly enter and document their properties in the National Registry. Hasty or careless attempts at registering properties will only help to create a mess that will not be easy to reco...

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