Choosing to buy the right property in Guanacaste - Blog from Osa Rica Realty

Why Choose to Buy in the Guanacaste area of Costa Rica

If you’re considering investing in real estate in Central America, Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province should definitely be on your radar. Known for its pristine beaches, lush forests, and warm climate, Guanacaste is a popular destination for tourists and expats alike. But beyond its natural beauty, Guanacaste has also become a hub for real estate investment, offering a range of opportunities for investors seeking to capitalize on the area’s growth potential.

Costa Rica Real Estate Facts

Costa Rica Real Estate Facts

What does CRGAR stand for? CRGAR stands for Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors. Eric Rubin of Osa Rica Realty is a Certified Realtor and Member. What does NAR stand for? NAR stands for National Association of Realtors. Eric Rubin of Osa Rica Realty is a registered member. Why should you use a Reputable Realtor in Costa Rica? The first thing that you should consider is who you should work

Types of Real Estate in Costa Rica

Types of Real Estate in Costa Rica

If you are thinking of buying real estate in Costa Rica, then it is important that you understand the facts about property types and zoning. Private Land / Titled or Fee Simple This is Real Estate for sale located outside of the maritime/beach zone. Titled property can be owned by foreigners and they have the same rights as a Costa Rican citizen. There are two documents which describe titled or

Tax Reform

Tax Reform in Costa Rica

Let’s breakdown the specific provisions of the tax reform in Costa Rica so that you can determine how the changes will impact your life.  The Value Added Tax (V.A.T.) There is a 13% sales tax that only applies to a limited amount of products. The goal of the tax reform law is to change the sales tax into a Value Added Tax (VAT) that will be broader in scope by

Hiring help in Costa Rica - Blog from Osa Rica Realty

Hiring Help in Costa Rica

Osa Rica Realty has some tips on hiring help in Costa Rica. Household help is very affordable. Housekeepers, who often double as nannies and cooks, earn approx. $3-4 per hour. General helpers and gardeners charge about the same. Labor Laws in Costa Rica are very comprehensive and totally universal. Strict enforcement of these laws ensures that all Costa Ricans are protected without discrimination. As a foreign resident, one should have

Activities in Costa Rica - Blog from Osa Rica Realty

Activities in Guanacaste

Guanacaste’s “Gold Coast”, offers a rich variety activities and tours in Guanacaste, including top hotels, bars, casinos and nightclubs, as well as the best beaches for tanning, swimming, surfing, and scuba diving. Water and Beach Activities Here are a few of the many activities in Guanacaste that you can book for your vacation. Tanning Costa Rica’s brightest, whitest sand is at Flamingo Beach, and it is great for tanning. Swimming