Costa Rica Blog

Cosmic Bowling in the Osa Region of Costa Rica and a Real Estate Boom

Posted by Steve Linder on Fri, Dec, 13, 2013

People have been getting quite a surprise when driving down the coast in southern Costa Rica.  There among the toucans, sloths and macaws is another rare bird in this area, a cosmic bowling alley.  The Costa Ballena region has been amazing people with its bio diversity for years.  But recently some new inhabitants have appeared, causing a migration of a different sort. 

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Tags: San Isidro, Eco Tourism, Dominical, Ojochal, Costa Rica real estate, Real estate in Costa Rica, Expats, Caldera Highway, Costanera Highway, Playa Bellena, Costa Rica property, Baxter bowling, international living, Pacific Lots, Baby boomers, Costa Ballena, Chontales, buying property in Costa Rica, Sloth, Ballena national park, Sustainable living, Travel and Leisure magazine. Pura Vida, olive riddley turtles, Costa Rica

Why Westerners Retire in Asia - Compared to Costa Rica

Posted by Steve Linder on Tue, Jan, 29, 2013

As I scour the internet for retirement options for baby boomers, I like to share what I have found.  I'm sure many of you are aware that Kristina and I have traveled over much of the planet looking at living, investment, rental and retirement options for ourselves as well as our readers.  We like to provide cost/benefit analysis for north Americans, mostly baby boomers, looking to diversify their savings and investment as well as searching for  quality of life, life experience, lower cost of living in a healthy and safe environment.  Our travels have taken us to some pretty unpalatable places but along the way we have also visited some places that left wonderful memories and many where I would have loved to own a home.  Many places offer excellent adventure travel opportunities but would not be a place I would want to call home.   

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Tags: Living Abroad, retirees, adventure travel, Baby boomers, Asia, Thailand, Phillippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Nepal, Cambodia, Orient Express, foreign earned income exclusion, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Tourism in Overdrive in 2013

Posted by Steve Linder on Wed, Jan, 23, 2013

I wrote this on the 6th of January: 

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Tags: Costa Rica real estate, Americans in Costa Rica, Costa Rica property tours, Baby boomers, retire abroad, Costa Rica's tourism

NEW 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME PACKAGES FOR NORTH AMERICAN EXPAT MARKET

Posted by Steve Linder on Sun, Dec, 02, 2012

Chontales, Puntarenas Costa Rica  - Pacific Lots of Costa Rica recently unveiled a new community development of 2 bedroom 2 bath model homes priced from $140,000 to $210,000 complete.  The project, one of 17 built in Costa Rica by the developer, includes a community pool and gazebo style club house. This project is located in the incredibly stunning southern Pacific region of Costa Rica, just a few miles from the ocean.  Homes feature granite counters, AC in both bedrooms, landscape and all site work.  See www.PacificLots.com/Land-Home-Deal      

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Tags: retirees, international living, international living, Pacific Lots, Baby boomers, Chontales, AARP, expats living in Costa Rica, vacation in Costa Rica, second home Costa Rica, Escape Artist, Boomers, Costa Rica

Brace Yourself for a Plummeting Dollar - Buy Costa Rica Real Estate

Posted by Steve Linder on Mon, Jan, 31, 2011

Though you can buy homes right now in the US (Las Vegas and Phoenix for example) for less than they cost to build, Costa Rica has not experienced that problem.  There are a few “distressed” markets in Costa Rica, areas where during the boom too much inventory was built in some crappy areas. 

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Tags: Real estate in Costa Rica, Baby boomers, dollar decline