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The rains may have finally come to end in Guanacaste!
Well this past week we had a passing thunderstorm that lasted about 20 minutes in Playa Hermosa. A total of .2 of an inch was recorded and I feel this will be the last measurable rain this season. The total amount received was 54.8 inches of rain this Read More...
Costa Rica Beach Front Property Getting a Tax Break
Expats and Costa Ricans alike that have a concession property in the maritime zone (this is the area of beach front land starting from the 50 meter, or 54.68 yards, median high tide mark going inland 200 meters or 218.7 yards) may be getting a tax break. Read More...
Happy Independence Day Costa Rica!
This Sunday, Septemebr 15 th is Independence Day in Costa Rica. Costa Rica along with Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, all received their independence by signed “La Acta de Independencia,” which asserted their freedom from the Read More...
Costa Rica electric rates going down?
I read this article this morning and thought I would be good to share with you, especially if you already own property here in Costa Rica or are thinking of purchasing. The nation's price regulating agency has submitted for public discussion big cuts Read More...
Playa Hermosa Rainy Season so far not that bad!
Last year I had started doing the daily weather and realized I must have been nuts to take that on, so I have been just doing some month updates of the rain amount we have received so far this year. As of yesterday September 4, 2013, I have measured a Read More...
Gas Prices Going Up
I was reading the local papers after being in the US for a week, and completely out of touch with everything, I found an article about the price of gas and diesel going up in September here in Costa Rica. A lot of people get freaked out when they ask Read More...
Are you breaking the Law in Costa Rica,
I found this great article in the Tico Times on line paper and thought I would share it with you. If you happen to own a property in Costa Rica and you rent it out when you are not here, are you abiding by the law and collecting the 13% hospitality tax? Read More...
Half Way Done with the Rainy Reason!
Well I have been pretty lax with writing about the weather, been busy, but I still record the rain fall we received here in Playa Hermosa as this hobby of mine will never end. As you may or may not know the rainy season can start sometime in late April Read More...
Bank Fraud in Costa Rica
I am going to tell you about a personal thing that happened to me. Over the past few years you may have read about how the Costa Rica bank system was real loosey goosey and you had to be real careful as there were reports of people within the banks actually Read More...
Costa Rica’s little Summer, Should be here soon in Guanacaste
Every year here in the Papagayo region of Guanacaste we experience what the locals call “veranillo” or little summer. Even though it is the middle of the rainy season, Guanacaste usually experiences a short mid-year mini-dry season in July Read More...
Basic Home Maintenance for your Costa Rica Home in the Rainy Season
Now that the rainy season is upon us but not the heavy part of the rainy season, that happens in September and October, we get those afternoon thunderstorms that can be strong with some heavy rain, I wanted to bring to your attention some basic things Read More...
Johnny Rockets open first Costa Rica location!
Well it was inevitable that you just can’t get away from the fast food franchises, even here in Costa Rica. Now don’t get me wrong, I like a Burger King Whopper once every Blue moon and even Jonny Rockets is not a bad quick meal for on the Read More...
Is Dental Care in Guanacaste as good as all the hype about dental tourism!!
Well last week I woke up with a bit of a tooth ache, I haven’t had one of these in years. Being a bit hard headed, I thought it would just pass. Well stupid me, it did not. My normal dentist only works Tuesdays and Thursdays and I needed it to be Read More...
A Reality Check on Real Estate In the US
I was searching the Net today and came across this article that I thought I would share with those that read my blog. I have been asked many times in the last 6 months or so “has the market improved in Costa Rica and specifically in the Guanacaste Read More...
The First Real “Measurable” Rain in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste for 2013
Over the past few weeks you could tell the transition from dry to green season was upon us. The humidity was starting to build and the days were getting really hot. I know my plants have all been waiting for a mother nature watering verses what I do for Read More...
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