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Understanding Real Estate in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Zone Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Understanding Costa Rica Real Estate

In Part 1 we considered the early foreign investors in real estate here in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific zone.  The idea being that in so doing, we’ll have have a better understanding of the real estate market here. We continue … Read on...

Part 2 of Understanding Costa Rica Real Estate

Understanding Real Estate in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Zone Part 1 1

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Understanding Costa Rica Real Estate

I’d say that about 1/10th of my time spent with people looking to buy property in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific zone is spent in the actual buying/selling of property. The other 9/10ths is a mix of conversations regarding what’s involved … Read on...

Costa Rica History in knife metaphor

Uvita Costa Rica is Growing

We are in high season here in the southern pacific zone. The months of November through April are typically when there are more tourists here than during the rainy months.

There is another type of “high season” happening right now as well. This has more to do with world conditions. I know, those from the … Read on...


About Bugs & Chilis

My first three weeks in Costa Rica (1999) my legs were red and itchy from the knees down. After those three weeks, it’s been smooth sailing. My legs cleared up, and aside from the occasional bloom, bugs have not been a problem.

I’m not clear on what happened, but as is my custom, I’ve got … Read on...

Bugs swarming

Is the Property Survey Accurate?

I’ve encountered an interesting and potentially troublesome snag in our profession here. It has to do with the accuracy of the survey (plano in the local vernacular), or more accurately, the real estate agent’s knowledge of said plano.

When we (sellers of real estate) take a listing from a seller, we review the property with … Read on...

Costa Rica survey map inconsistency.