The Pros & Cons of Buying Property in Costa Rica: Condos, Townhomes, Single-Family Homes, Land, Businesses & More!

pros & cons of buying property in Costa Rica

If you’re considering buying property in Costa Rica, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m Rebecca Clower, the owner of Blue Water Properties, and I’ve bought (and sold) a lot of property here – both professionally and personally. In fact, not only do I broker every deal that comes through our doors, but I’ve…

Beach Guide to Guanacaste: From Playa Flamingo to Playa Avellanas

aerial view of Playa Flamingo Beach in Guanacaste

If you’re here, then you’re one of us – the beach-combers, beach-strollers, beach-goers, and beach-lovers of the world. And now, you’re looking for a beach guide to Guanacaste to point you in the right direction. Or a direction, since almost any which way (except inland) is sure to lead to a sandy slice of paradise….

Costa Rican Spanish 101: Deciphering 21 Useful (Sometimes, Head-Scratching) Phrases You’ll Hear [Almost] Every Day

Monte Bello gated community

There are lots and lots of posts out there that cover basic Spanish before moving to Costa Rica, from the biggest need-to-knows to the smallest mannerisms. We’ll assume that if you’re here, you’ve probably also been there, too. And so here, we won’t repeat what they’re already done there. Instead of trying to cover it…

Discovering the Volcanoes of Costa Rica: Active, Dormant & Crater Lakes, Oh My!

Arenal Volcano with sunbeams

The volcanoes of Costa Rica, located within Central America’s volcano-studded Ring of Fire, offer adventure and wonder, excitement and discovery. Their similarities are certainly what you’ll notice first – each and every one, volcanoes, all stretching their crater-topped cones toward the sky – but what you’ll come to love most are their differences. Within our…

Sustainable Vacation? Eco-Friendly Trip? 7 Tips for Ethical Travel in Costa Rica

Costa Rica banned wildlife selfies

Planning your next big vacation? Wondering how to travel to Costa Rica ethically? Know that your trip – your experience, your choices, your destinations, your accommodations – can all leave a positive impact. That is the spirit of ethical travel. Yes, you really can honor your values while you support Costa Rican communities. You can…

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