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Playa Hermosa Costa Rica, Where is the rain for 2014?
Well it has been a long time since I wrote a blog here and I apologize about that, I am not making any excuses, although I might have some really good ones but I won’t. So you can call me lazy, you can call me not interested or whatever you want. Read More...
Costa Rica, Land Border Tax, So Typical
Costa Rica has recently passed and started enforcing a new exit tax of $5 (USD) on people leaving Costa Rica at both its northern and southern borders. While the fee is very minimal and is a common practice at many border crossings through out the world, Read More...
The rains may have finally come to end in Guanacaste!
Well this past week we had a passing thunderstorm that lasted about 20 minutes in Playa Hermosa. A total of .2 of an inch was recorded and I feel this will be the last measurable rain this season. The total amount received was 54.8 inches of rain this Read More...
Hidden Cash Crop of Costa Rica and it is not Drugs
Juicy and delicious oranges that could rival those grown in California, Florida, Brazil, ad Spain are being grown right here in Costa Rica, particularly in certain coffee farms in Guanacaste where citrus trees are being introduced to break up the monoculture Read More...
Chase Bank Not allowing International wire Transfers!!!
I tend not to be an alarmist, there are a lot of conspiracy theorists in the world, and some of them are just plain crazy, but I feel it is important that I share this link with you only because the US main stream media does not cover real news any longer. Read More...
Guanacaste Rainy Season Still Going
Guanacaste Rainy Season Still Going Well here we are the beginning of the second week of November and the 2013 Costa Rica rainy season is still chugging along. In past years the rains had stopped in the end of October with just an occasional thunderstorm Read More...
Going golfing for a good cause at Costa Rica’s luxurious Four Seasons
I found this article on www.TicoTimes.net web site. What a great idea, I am going to have to round up some of the hackers I know here and played golf with in the past, and play in this tournament. Normally it would cost about the same amount for a non-member Read More...
Insurance in Costa Rica
There are many types of Insurance available in Costa Rica from Home Owners, Liability, Car, Health and Life, Since the enactment of CAFTA, the Central American Free Trade Agreement, which was enacted in in 2008, the country of Costa Rica was required Read More...
Lot / Land For Sale in Playa Hermosa
Ready to Build on • lot / land - $200,000 USD - reduced from 325,000 Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste - Fantastic ocean views and sunsets abound from this centrally located lot in the heart of Playa Hermosa Guanacaste. This very easily built upon lot already Read More...
Crocodiles Attacking People in Costa Rica!!!
Crocodiles Attacking People in Costa Rica, REALLY!! Wholly Molly!!! I read this article in the Tico Times about a surfer that got clawed and bit by a crock while surfing in Tamarindo. Below is the link. I don’t know about you but that kind of stuff Read More...
Costa Rica Beach Front Property Getting a Tax Break
Expats and Costa Ricans alike that have a concession property in the maritime zone (this is the area of beach front land starting from the 50 meter, or 54.68 yards, median high tide mark going inland 200 meters or 218.7 yards) may be getting a tax break. Read More...
Single Story For Sale in Playa Hermosa
Superior Construction SINGLE FLOOR PLAN • 3,059 sq. ft., 4 bath, 3 bdrm single story - $799,000 USD - Reduce By Almost Half Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste - This Spectacular Custom Built 1800 Ocean View Home is located in the resort style community of Read More...
2 Story For Sale in Playa Ocotal
Great Ocean Views • 2,500 sq. ft., 4 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - $435,000 USD - Below Seller's Cost Playa Ocotal, Ocotal - Wake up every morning to these views. Just walk out from the first floor Master Suite and take a dip in the infinity edge pool Read More...
3 Story For Sale in Playa Panama
New Construction Turnkey Ready • 2,600 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm 3 story - $559,000 USD Playa Panama, Guanacaste - Just think how fantastic it would be to wake up in the morning and have this view!! Now is your opportunity to own your own piece of Read More...
Can I use My IRA or 401K to Purchase Real Estate?
Many people think about this all the time and for most it may just be a dream. But in reality dreams do come true if you use your wits and actually investigate all your options. Now you might be saying “I don’t have $150,000 in the bank to Read More...
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