Ocean Club – Las Ventanas de Playa Grande

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Brand New Ocean View Club Coming Soon! Las Ventanas de Playa Grande is happy to announce that construction of our residence ocean club has begun.  The finish date for this beautiful amenity is schedule for summer of this year, 2018.  The idea of the ocean club is to provide a location for community members to gather with family and friends.  …

Private School in Guanacaste, Costa RIca

Educarte School (private school)

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History & Philosophy This private school was founded in 2008 with a mission to provide high quality education at an affordable tuition. Educarte has great community involvement. As with most schools in the area, the academics are completely bilingual (English & Spanish). In addition, French is also incorporated at this school. Students are taught to be aware, and in appreciation …

Guanacaste Waldorf School

Guanacaste Waldorf School (private school)

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History & Philosophy The Guanacaste Waldorf School provides an option for families who prefer the philosophy behind a Waldorf education and want to live in the Northern Guanacaste area. Both local families and expats living abroad attend. The school has programs for Preschool/Kinder, as well as for grades 1st – 6th; ultimately grades are combined in practice. For grade levels …

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Costa Rica International Academy (private school)

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History & Philosophy Costa Rica International Academy (CRIA for short) is a private school in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. CRIA is located between the towns of Huacas and Brasilito. Previously called Country Day School of Guanacaste, the new name has brought many positive changes, as well as a growing student population. CRIA is one of the longest standing private academies in …

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La Paz School (private school)

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History & Philosophy La Paz School was founded in 2007 with the mission to; “educate the culturally diverse youth of Guanacaste through bilingual experiential learning and enrichment that integrates the local community and ecology, while preparing students to become thoughtful, creative, and active stewards of their environment and future leaders of the world.” La Paz is a non-profit school that …

TIDE Academy (private school)

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History & Philosophy T.I.D.E Academy provides an alternative to the traditional 7 hours a day, 5 days a week schooling structure. The school’s mission allows students to  maintain a high level of academics, while pursuing other interests. Teachers at TIDE Academy can adapt to individual learning styles  due to the low teacher to student ratio. This allows students to accomplish more …

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Family Resources for Living Abroad in Northern Guanacaste

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If you are planning the big move to Costa Rica, Northern Guanacaste has much to offer in terms of resources for expat families living abroad. After the economic crash in 2008, the area slowed down in growth. Still home to thriving private schools, an easy-to-access international airport and close enough to medical care, the area continued to grow slowly. Around …

Property rights in Costa Rica

What are my property rights when buying real estate in Costa Rica?

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Property rights when purchasing land in Costa Rica Costa Rica real estate has long been a safe haven for foreign investment because of strong property rights for investors.  In almost all cases, foreigners in Costa Rica get fee simple title when purchasing property. This offers the most complete form of property ownership for the buyer.  Fee simple title gives the buyer 100% ownership of the …

Luxury Ocean View Home in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Villa Paraiso Luxury Home – Villa Paraiso is in the heart of Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica. This luxury home has a proven track record as a successful vacation rental.   Villa Paraiso has eight bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms.  The gourmet kitchen opens into a giant great room and an outdoor living space. The patio has a shaded dining table …

Beaches of Guanacaste – Playa Tamarindo

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Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Playa Tamarindo is the surf mecca of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.  Gaining huge popularity with the movie Endless Summer, Playa Tamarindo is the most visited town on Costa Rica’s northwest Pacific coast.  To the north is the town of Playa Grande and to the south is Playa Langosta, both killer surf spots as well.  There is …