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Costa Ballena, Costa Rica Real Estate Market Report for Second Quarter 2021


Osa Tropical Properties’ mid year market report for Costa Ballena real estate includes current and projected trends in our local real estate markets that include the towns of Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal, and the surrounding neighborhoods. Real estate sales in South Pacific Costa Rica continued to set record highs in the months of April, May, and…

Investing In Costa Rica Vacation Rentals – Is It The Right Move In 2021?

Vacation rentals in Costa Rica were one of the most searched topics on our website in 2019. In that record-busy year, over 50% of Osa Tropical Properties’ buyers purchased properties for use as short-term rentals. Those who bought vacation rentals in Costa Ballena were tending to use the property themselves when they visit on holiday…

Chontales: The Budding Nature Capital of Costa Rica

There are many places in Costa Rica that are known for their nature sightings. Most of these wildlife rich areas are in national parks and reserves, which cover most than 25% of the country. But you can’t live in these protected areas in Costa Rica, so people settle on the developed regions that surround the…

Schools in Costa Rica — Dominical, Ojochal, and Uvita Schools (2021)


Costa Rica is a country that prioritizes education. Compulsory primary education for both sexes, free and paid for by the state, was incorporated into Costa Rica’s charter in 1869. And in 2019, during the 150 year celebration, Costa Rica’s president reaffirmed the need for a bilingual Costa Rica to supplement the talent and training of…

InterNations 2021 Expat Insider Survey Results: Costa Rica In Top Three For Expats


Last week, the well-known expat publication, InterNations, released their 2021 Expat Insider Survey, and Costa Rica came in third place. InterNations aims to shed some light on what living and working abroad has been like in the past year and this report offers rankings on 59 destinations with in-depth analysis, infographics, and complete survey reports….