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Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica

Buying real estate is a fairly transparent process, but it is still important to do your research prior to purchasing property. To help you with your due diligence, we’ve prepared a list of questions frequently asked. Of course, we always adv...

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Healthy Living in Costa Rica’s Blue Zone

Will I truly be healthier and happier if I move to Costa Rica? Is it possible to live longer by just moving to this small Central American country? It might be, if one moves to the right part of the country and learns the lessons for living lon...

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Financing Options For Property Buyers in Costa Rica

The majority of the real estate sales in Costa Rica are cash. There are very limited local funding options for expats here in Costa Rica. Before making a decision to purchase property, it’s important to understand which options are available ...

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Healthcare in Costa Rica

While Costa Rica becomes a popular place for expats to call home, understanding the healthcare delivery system is important. Quite different from North America and parts of Europe, Costa Rica’s healthcare system has different options to suit ...

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Costa Rica Immigration & Residency

PLEASE NOTE: The information about Costa Rica residency on this page is for educational purposes only. Flamingo Beach Realty does not perform legal services nor advice in legal matters. The process and requirements for Costa Rica residency can ...

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Guanacaste Costa Rica Schools

In Guanacaste, Costa Rica (which spans the North Pacific Coast from Hacienda Pinilla to Flamingo/Potrero, and includes Tamarindo, Brasilito, and Playa Grande) there are more than five schools catering primarily to the more than 1000 expatriate ...

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What Makes Costa Rica a Great Place to Retire?

Have you ever thought about retiring in Costa Rica? The good news is that Costa Rica is a fantastic place to retire for numerous reasons. Firstly, its stunning natural beauty offers a diverse landscape of lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and...

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Relocating To Costa Rica With Your Pet

So, you'd like to bring your pet to Costa Rica. An international move has logistical challenges, but bringing along the family pet can definitely be a part of the process. Currently, your options are shipping your pet through a third party pet ...

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What is the Solidarity (Luxury) Tax in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica tax law is constantly evolving. The “Solidarity Tax for the Strengthening of Housing Programs”, known as “Solidarity Tax” or “Tax over Luxury Homes”, was enacted in 2008 by Act 8683, and is an annual tax that must be paid...

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