Expat families

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 …

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 …

Beaches of Guanacaste – Playa Flamingo

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Playa Flamingo is a picturesque beach town in Guanacaste set between the Pacific Ocean and Potrero Bay.  Its northern location makes it the sport fishing, diving and boating mecca on the gold coast of Costa Rica. Playa Flamingo is 30 minutes north of the tourist center of Playa Tamarindo.  There is a successful sailing academy in town and a new is marina being built. The Liberia International Airport …