Playa Hermosa Real Estate Blog


  • Energy Supply, How is Costa Rica’s

    Costa Rica’s energy is supplied by using 5 different renewable sources: hydro-power (78%), wind (10%), geothermal (10%), biomass and solar (1%). Recently, the country went 271 days without burning fossil fuels for electricity. More than 99% of Costa Rica’s electricity is produce this way. As a country, Costa Rica has a geographical advantage over others …

  • Costa Rica Nicaragua Border Crossing for the Perpetual Tourist

    Costa Rica immigration law allows visitors to stay up to 90 days. However, non-residents are required to leave the country at the end of that period. After a brief stay outside Costa Rica’s borders, they are allowed to return for another 90 day period. Some who choose to live in Costa Rica make a run …

  • What Does it Cost to Live in Costa Rica?

    What does it cost to live in Costa Rica? On average, 100 North Americans and some Europeans ask that question each month. They have the dream of a better life in paradise, and they wonder if they can afford it. One way to answer the question is with the average cost of living. According to …

  • Costa Rica Turtles Invade the Beach

    Picture this: You are walking on Costa Rica’s Ostional Beach on a dark, moonless night in November. As your eyes adjust to the dark, you see an armada of something coming out of the water and starting to approach you. It is a Turtle Invasion, well not really, it is the female Olive Ridley sea …

  • Living in Costa Rica

    Hello, my name is Joseph. I’ve had this website for a while but I wanted to welcome new visitors to my blog about living in Costa Rica. I’m a 12+ year full permanent resident of Costa Rica (transplanted native New Yorker) and originally came to Costa Rica in 1999 for the first time.  I started this …