Costa Rica Blog

Infrastructure Update - Chontales Costa Rica Real Estate Development

Posted by Steve Linder on Mon, Jun, 04, 2012

Impressive!  Our latest effort has been the engineering, design, approval and construction of the water system for the Chontales development.  High in the mountain jungle behind Chontales is a large artesian mountain spring.  Over the past 5 months a posse of our workers hand carried over 100 tons of cement, rebar, miles of PVC piping and wood to make forms deep into the jungle.   These materials have been transformed into a collection system capable of delivering over 40 liters per second of clean artesian spring water. 

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Tags: Infrastructure, Costa Rica real estate, retirement property Costa Rica, Property in Costa Rica, Pacific Lots of Costa Rica, ICE, INVU, MINEA, SETENA, MOPT, Paragon Properties

3G Telecommunications and Internet taking Costa Rica by Storm

Posted by Steve Linder on Mon, Aug, 23, 2010

With the move to open the telecommunications market to international competition, Costa Rica's monopolistic telecom company ICE is racing to get 3G towers and new cell phone and internet services throughout the market before the competitors start offering services.  Grupo ICE, which stands for Instituto Costarricense de Elictricidad, has had a monopoly on all electricity needs, telecom needs and internet.  Under the new CAFTA regulations, competition is now set to enter the market and start offering services in both telecommunications and internet.  New subscriber agreements with major telecom service companies in the US will soon be reality.  Now maybe our Verizon, AT&T and other phones will finally work in Costa Rica. 

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Tags: Infrastructure, ICE, RACSA, Internet in Costa Rica, 3G in Costa Rica, telecommunications in Costa Rica, cell phone service Costa Rica