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Real Estate Advice for Costa Rica

Our real estate partners and people living in Costa Rica have generously shared their experiences and expertise about buying real estate and renting homes overseas in Costa Rica. Plus, they've contributed tips for living in their local areas.

Tips for Renting Property in Playa Jaco (Jaco Beach), Costa Rica

The most popular are beachfront and beach view condos noted as Vista Las Palmas, Bahía Azul, Diamante del Sol, Bahía Encantada, The Palms, Acqua Residence, La Paloma Blanca. These properties are the top of the class in Jaco Beach with full amenities and security. Of these listed, Las Palmas and Diamante del Sol are the highest structures in Jaco and entirely upscale due to their proximity to the beach. Naturally they are the most expensive to rent. Just one block to the beach you will find mid-range condo properties such as Monaco, Monte Carlo, Jaco Bay, Condos Costa Linda and Macaw Ocean Club. Although these are in the mid-range pricing but still very upscale. On a lower scale, Condominio Villas Paraíso and Suenos del Paraíso. These are within walking distance to the beach, amenities are fewer but budget friendly. Continue Reading

Tips for Buying Propery in Costa Rica

Sarchí, Grecia, San Ramon, Atenas, Santa Ana, Escazu Continue Reading

Tips for Buying Property in the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica

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By Steve Linder, Pacific Lots and Homes of Costa Rica

Steve Linder offers a wealth of information and advice about buying property in Costa Rica - from the bests places for expats to live in Costa Rica to the steps involved in buying property to property prices. Continue Reading

11 Tips for Living in Ojochal, Costa Rica

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By Steve Linder, Pacific Lots and Homes of Costa Rica

Ojochal, Costa Rica is an international residential community, not a tourist town. It boasts beautiful beaches, a low crime rate, a thriving expat social scene and more. Steve Linder offers a great overview of the area. Continue Reading

8 Real Estate Tips for Expats in San Jose, Costa Rica

An expat offers invaluable tips about buying real estate in San Jose, Costa Rica. He advises expats to rent before you buy, wait until you have legal residency to buy, hire a lawyer (or two) and much more. It's a must read for anyone thinking about buying a home or investment property in San Jose or the surrounding suburbs. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica

Expats love Playa Jaco (aka Jaco Beach) in Costa Rica because of its beautiful beaches, amazing surfing, relaxed vibe and lively, younger expat crowd. This article covers everything about Playa Jaco - healthcare, restaurants, nightlife, schools, cost of living in Playa Jaco and more. Continue Reading

9 Tips for Buying Property in Jaco, Costa Rica

An expat in Costa Rica offers incredible insight into buying a home in Jaco, Costa Rica. She also talks about the best places in Costa Rica to invest in real estate at this time. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in San Jose, Costa Rica

An expat talks about what it's like living in San Jose, Costa Rica. He says that most expats move to San Jose for the lower cost of living, friendly people and climate. And, he offers an in-depth look at nightlife, recreational activities and more. Continue Reading

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If you're moving to Costa Rica, you'll want to understand the cost of living in Costa Rica. Lifestyle, location and health insurance are part of the formula.

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Expats living in Costa Rica discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in Costa Rica.

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Expats in Costa Rica talk about the best places for families to live in Costa Rica. From the cool climate of the Central Valley to the beautiful beach towns in Gaunacaste and Costa Ballena, proximity to international and bilingual schools, safety and lifestyle are all taken into consideration.

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Moving to Costa Rica has become more popular among expats. Making this choice requires a lot of research to ensure the expat experience you hope for will be realized. Expats that live there stress that it should start with a trip there before any major decisions are made.

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Costa Rica is a relatively safe, eco-friendly, expat-friendly destination with gorgeous beaches and friendly locals. Many expats say that housing and food prices in Costa Rica are high. We've gathered information submitted by expats about Tamarindo, Dominical, Ojochal, Atenas, Escazu, Grecia and others popular towns.

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