Playa Hermosa Real Estate Blog


  • COSTA RICA’S GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES STRIKE

    On September 10, 2018, the labor unions of Costa Rica government employees went on strike against a tax-reform bill that seeks to address a growing fiscal deficit. The new law plans to substitute the current sales tax of 13 percent for a value-added tax by the same percentage, allowing the government to collect taxes on …

  • BEST TIME TO VISIT COSTA RICA

    What is the best time to visit Costa Rica to look for your tropical dream property? Frankly, there is no bad time to visit Costa Rica! A couple of hours’ drive in any direction will change the scenery, the temperature and even the ecosystem completely. Click here for more information of the house above That …

  • COSTA RICA TAXES AND RENTAL PROPERTY

    Costa Rica taxes that were enacted into law over a year ago have started to be implemented. So if you own a property in Costa Rica and are renting it out when you are not using it, I hope by now you have been contacted by your property manager, CPA, lawyer or the person that …

  • COSTA RICANS GIVE LIFE, WILL YOU?

    Thanks to the generosity of Costa Ricans that give life, eighty-eight people are alive and well today. They are enjoying a new lease on life due to receiving an organ transplant. I know this is a weird subject, but one that should be looked at or considered if moving to Costa Rica. Of course, it …

  • POAS VOLCANO, COSTA RICA

    Costa Rica’s Poas volcano recently reopened after being closed since a sizable eruption in April 2017. I previously wrote about volcanoes in Costa Rica and making the move to live here, but thought I would elaborate on Poas just a bit further. The Poas Volcano National Park was the second most-visited park in Costa Rica …