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Tourism in Costa Rica Continues to Grow for a Number of Reasons

Tourism in Costa Rica continued to be a big growth industry in 2019. International air travel increased by 4.5% in the first six months of this year. More than 1.3 million people flew into Costa Rica, equating to almost 60,000 additional arrivals. “The figures reflect stable, strong growth,” said Maria Amalia Revelo, the Minister of…

The Culture of Environmentalism in Costa Rica


Costa Rica has taken on the challenge of leading scientific and technological development within the framework of environmentalism in Costa Rica. Researchers, government institutes and the private sector are all working towards the improvement of the quality of life in general, especially of the most marginalized and vulnerable sectors of society. They are looking for…

How to get a water concession in Costa Rica


As a potential buyer of properties in Costa Rica, maybe you’ve heard whispers about it being difficult to get a water concession in Costa Rica. Some of you might have even brushed up against the issue. A valid water concession is essential in obtaining a building permit in Costa Rica. So what is the situation…

12 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Real Estate in Costa Rica


Today’s article is a follow-up to our recent list of questions that people ask about Costa Rica when they first get to our office. We took a poll amongst ourselves in the office and came up with this list of frequently asked questions that more serious buyers have for us about real estate in Costa…

Increases in Flights and Tourism in Costa Rica


Flights originating in Canada, Germany, Switzerland and more were added this winter due to an increase in tourism in Costa Rica. Seven airlines that fly non-stop to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) from Europe and two from Canada have been pleased with demand and hope to increase their offerings to Costa Rica, according to the…

Continued Growth Predicted For Costa Ballena Real Estate Market


Realtors in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica are expecting continued growth in the Costa Ballena real estate market. Residential and commercial properties are seeing growth in sales frequency and price since 2018. An undersupply in certain price brackets, amenities and locations is leading to increased prices. The same cannot be said for every…