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Delighting In The Rainy Season In Costa Rica

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Don’t pass on visiting Costa Rica during the rainy season. Most people vacation in Costa Rica during the peak tourism months from December until May. This is partially because most tourists coming to Costa Rica are escaping the bitter cold of the northern winter months. But it is also known that these months are the…

OTP’s Costa Ballena Real Estate 2nd Quarter Market Report

It is already midyear 2022 and even during the rainy season Costa Ballena real estate is heating up! Home values continued to increase in the second quarter of 2022 and with a sales total of over $44 million for the area for the last 3 months, the traditionally quietest quarter of the year has us…

Owning An Airbnb in Costa Rica: Is It A Good Investment Strategy?

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Owning a vacation rental Airbnb in Costa Rica is an investment strategy that many of our clients are considering in 2022. But is it really a good strategy with a strong return on investment? We talked to three property managers to get the full scoop on investing in South Pacific Costa Rica’s vacation rentals market….

21 Fun Facts About Costa Rica

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To close off 2021, here are some fun facts about Costa Rica that you may or may not know! I often laugh to myself when I hear that now familiar sound of a crunchy gnawing above my head as I pass underneath palm trees near my home in Ojochal, Costa Rica. I think that many…

An Interview With Builder Jeff Steffe in Costa Ballena, Part 1: Popular Types of Construction in Costa Rica

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Interested in renovation or new construction in Costa Rica? This week, we are featuring part one of a two part interview series with Jeff Steffe, owner of the full-service construction management company, Figure 8 Management, out of Uvita, Costa Rica. Stay tuned for part 2 with Jeff next week where he addresses building options, costs,…

What It’s Like to Travel to Costa Rica in November-December 2020

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Although we are still deep in pandemic times around the world, borders have opened for travel to Costa Rica and people are flying in. There is much precaution being taken but Costa Rica, amongst other tourism-dependent nations, has chosen to reopen borders to help their struggling economy. Cases continue to plateau, remaining concentrated around the…