Playa Hermosa Real Estate Blog


  • Costa Rica’s New Tax Law

    A new tax law went into effect in Costa Rica on July 1, 2019. What is it, and how does it affect you? The law is officially known as law 9635 or the “Law to Strengthen Public Finances”. Many refer to it as the IVA (impuesto de valor agregado) for its initials in Spanish. This …

  • World Oceans Day, Costa Rica

    Costa Rica observed World Oceans Day with beach cleanups and similar events. This is the day people around the globe celebrate and honor the world’s 5 great oceans. No matter which continent you live on, you have an ocean for a neighbor. Costa Rica is blessed to have 800 miles of shoreline divided between the …

  • Expat Who Wants to be One in Costa Rica

    This scenario has repeated itself many times: I have friends visiting, and the first morning they wake up to fresh coffee, a homemade breakfast and a beautiful view from my balcony, and they say dreamily but decidedly, “I could SO live here and be an expat in Costa Rica!” I have to agree with them, …

  • Costa Rica Dry Season Is Over in Guanacaste

    Whew! The Costa Rica dry season has finally ended in Guanacaste! We all love the clear, blue skies of the dry season, but by the month of May a break from the heat and relentless sun is welcome. After almost 6 months of dryness, the rains bring cooler temperatures and welcome relief. The change Guanacaste …

  • Costa Rica’s Green Rainy Season Kicks off with a Blast

    WOW, what a kick off to the green season. The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica was socked in for eleven days of thick clouds and rainy weather. I felt sorry for those that came to vacation as they may not have seen the sun, but heck it is the tropics and you can’t control Mother …