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Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Joseph Emanuelli

Real information and stories from Guanacaste , Costa Rica. Presneted by a long time expat living and working in Costa Rica

August 2013 - Posts

Costa Rica Decreases Car Import Tax
In an attempt to lower the price of newer cars Costa Rica has announced that it will be lowing the import tax on vehicles 4-6 years old to a flat 30%. This is a drastically lower rate than the 53% percent that use to be charged to 6 year old vehicles Read More...
Costa Rica Bans Shrimp Trawling
Costa Rica has just officially passed a bill that will ban shrimp trawling in Costa Rican waters. This is the latest in a series of laws geared towards protecting the environment and will have a large effect on the area marine wildlife. The ban comes Read More...
Single Story For Sale in Playa Hermosa
Newly Built • 850 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bdrm single story - $179,000 USD - Lowest Price In Hermosa Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste - Just imagine waking up in the morning with the Monkeys in the trees and the tropical song birds serenading you as you take Read More...
Gas Prices Going Up
I was reading the local papers after being in the US for a week, and completely out of touch with everything, I found an article about the price of gas and diesel going up in September here in Costa Rica. A lot of people get freaked out when they ask Read More...
Price Reduced on 27 Bahia Pez Vela in Ocotal
Ocotal, Guanacaste - Announcing a price reduction on 27 Bahia Pez Vela, a 2,100 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story. Now $230,000 USD - Lowest Priced Top Tier. Property information Read More...
Single Story For Sale in Playa Hermosa
Newly Built • 975 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bdrm single story - $179,000 USD - Lowest Price In Hermose Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste - Just imagine waking up in the morning with the Monkeys in the trees and the tropical song birds serenading you as you take Read More...
Are you breaking the Law in Costa Rica,
I found this great article in the Tico Times on line paper and thought I would share it with you. If you happen to own a property in Costa Rica and you rent it out when you are not here, are you abiding by the law and collecting the 13% hospitality tax? Read More...
Mothers’ Day in Costa Rica
Well today being August 15, here in Costa It is the official Dia de madre, or mothers’ day. Unlike in the US where it always falls on a Sunday in May, here in Costa Rica no matter what day of the week the 15th of August is it is Mother’s day. Read More...
Price Reduced on Paradise Hill B1 U6 in Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste - Announcing a price reduction on Paradise Hill B1 U6, a 2,225 sq. ft., 3 bath, 2 bdrm apartment. Now $215,000 USD - Reduced by Over 250,000. Property information Read More...
Lot / Land For Sale in Playa Hermosa
Ocean Views • lot / land - $99,000 USD - Lowest Priced Ocean View Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste - Here is the Ocean View home site you have been waiting for! This One of kind opportunity is conveniently located in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste and only just Read More...
Half Way Done with the Rainy Reason!
Well I have been pretty lax with writing about the weather, been busy, but I still record the rain fall we received here in Playa Hermosa as this hobby of mine will never end. As you may or may not know the rainy season can start sometime in late April Read More...