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Dominical, Costa Rica: The Dominion of Surf and Pura Vida Living

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Dominical, Costa Rica is a small but growing town on the South Pacific coast that is best known for its waves among surfers. Similar in style to Santa Teresa in the Central Pacific, Dominical’s quirky beach town continues to draw surfers from around the world for having the biggest, most consistent waves in possibly all…

The Profound Significance of the Térraba-Sierpe Wetlands

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We have a great diversity of ecosystems that benefit our Costa Ballena region, one of which is the Terraba-Sierpe Wetlands. Our world’s wetlands are the most threatened ecosystems worldwide, even in environmentally-concerned Costa Rica. Excessive use of agrochemicals, the expansion of pineapple, rice and banana crops, forest fires, hotel construction, and climate change are this…

A Short History of Ojochal: An Integrated Community Built for Pleasure

To help you get to know our South Pacific Costa Rica real estate market a little better, here is a short history of Ojochal real estate development. Only forty years ago, Ojochal and the surrounding Costa Ballena area were predominantly pasture lands inhabited by not much more than a handful of families. In fact, what…

Costa Rica Real Estate Market Report for October 2019

This month’s Osa Tropical Properties real estate market report for South Pacific Costa Rica highlights the strengths and weaknesses in Costa Rica’s plan for promoting its top industry. South Pacific Costa Rica’s real estate markets have grown significantly in recent years. 2019 has been our strongest year on record at Osa Tropical Properties. Retirees and…

How to FI/RE in Costa Rica: The Basics

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Financial independence and early retirement (FI/RE) are two linked dreams that have become a reality for many who choose to retire early in Costa Rica. When you think retirement age, you probably think of someone in their late 50s or 60s. While this has been the standard age for decades, people who strive for FI/RE…

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…