Playa Hermosa Real Estate Blog


  • 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 …

  • Costa Rica Thanksgiving

    A golden-skinned turkey, aromatic stuffing, tart cranberries, and the warm spices of pumpkin pie…everyone’s mouth starts to water sometime in November just thinking about the traditional Thanksgiving menu. But what about Costa Rica Thanksgiving?  Can you still celebrate Thanksgiving in Costa Rica, where none of those are native foods and where no Pilgrims landed in …

  • Insider’s Guide to Birding Costa Rica

    Just like miners searching for the sparkle of a precious gem in a wall of stone, birdwatchers scan green walls of vegetation for bright lights of color. There are few places on earth as rewarding for birdwatching as Costa Rica. But when and where should you go?  Here’s the insider’s guide to birding Costa Rica. …

  • Costa Rica Golf Courses in Guanacaste

    If your idea of the perfect vacation has to include golf, then the many beautiful Costa Rica golf courses have got you covered. Guanacaste, Costa Rica is rapidly becoming a world-class golf destination. Many golfers adore Costa Rica for its picturesque courses that double as a nature walk. Mark Twain said, “Golf is a good walk …