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Interview With Jeff Steffe, Builder in Costa Rica — Part 2: Timelines, Budgets, Materials, and More

Continuing along with last week’s interview with Costa Ballena builder, Jeff Steffe, this week we take a more in-depth look into timelines, budgets, materials, and more important information about construction in Costa Rica. Click here to read part one of this interview that gives a general overview about construction in Costa Rica. Getting more into…

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,…

5 Differences Between Costa Rica Vacation Rentals and Permanent Homes in Costa Rica

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There are a few differences between homes used as Costa Rica vacation rentals versus the ones that people live in year round. This article will show you five of those differences, helping you understand how your vacation life may be different from your full-time life in Costa Rica. Costa Rica has long been known as…

Tamarindo Versus Costa Ballena: 5 Reasons to Choose Southern Costa Rica

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Tamarindo versus Costa Ballena: Five reasons why the South Coast of Costa Rica does it better than the North The northern coast of Costa Rica has long been the place that the majority of tourism comes into the country from around the world. With its long, sandy beaches, warm weather, and great surf, the surfers’…

Tourism in Costa Rica Gradually Reopens

On Saturday, August 1, 2020 a new phase began in the government’s plan for tourism in Costa Rica, which will alternate openings and closings as a way of finding a balance between public health and the health of the economy. Costa Rica received its first international commercial flight in four and a half months on…

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…