Playa Hermosa Real Estate Blog


  • Best Places to Experience Costa Rica Animals

    Most of us love animals, and most of us want an up-close-and-personal encounter with Costa Rica animals. Here are some of the best places for that: Right here in Playa Matapalo, only 17 minutes south from Playa Hermosa, is the El Diamante Adventure park. The park is an incredible wildlife animal sanctuary with jaguars, pumas, …

  • Costa Rica Law 9416 Requires Shareholder Registration

    Costa Rica law 9416, know as the “Law to Improve the Fight Against Fiscal Fraud” (Ley para Mejorar la Lucha contra el Fraude Fiscal), requires that all shareholders and owners of legal entities ( ie corporations that hold property) register their identity with the government. The Banco Central has been tasked with recording the identity …

  • Building a House in Costa Rica?

    So you’re thinking about building a house in Costa Rica. You want your own piece of paradise, and there are so many things to think about: location, design, construction method, cost, and timetable to name a few. An important consideration is: What are the builder’s responsibilities? Here’s what you need to know about the law. …

  • 1031 Exchange and U.S. Taxes. Do they Apply in Costa Rica?

    What is a 1031 exchange? I will try to make this simple. It is a provision made by the United States Internal Revenue Service that allows an American citizen or permanent resident investor to sell a property that is used for business or held as an investment and then reinvest the proceeds in a new …

  • Christmas in Costa Rica

    Many aspects of Christmas in Costa Rica will remind you of celebrations “back home”, even though you may be confused by the warm breeze swaying the palm fronds above your head and the sound of waves crashing on the beach. It is a style that you can get used to. Costa Rica really comes alive …