If you are interested in investing in a vacation home or rental, please read an email I received from a fellow Realtor below. Please contact me for more information about investing down South.
Greetings from sunny Costa Rica!
With the "Year of the Dragon" in full swing, 2012 is shaping up to be an interesting year already. While much of North America has enjoyed a mild winter (so far...), here in Costa Rica the weather is just what you expect ... sunny ... warm ... every day! The past "green season" ended late with some showers coming in early/mid December 2011. Otherwise, no rain since late December and not expecting any until April. Just the way I like it! Not to rub it in too much, but the attached YouTube link gives you a taste of the weather and activities here. http://youtube/J6J9MYH9Q1I
Being my fifth winter here, it is obvious that it is just getting easier and simpler to live, visit and invest in Costa Rica! Pura Vida!
- The new airport extension in Liberia at Daniel Oduber International opened up this month, making the travel experience much more enjoyable.The terminal is now an air conditioned for both passengers and guests - no more waiting in the parking lot! LOL
- The Clinica Biblica medical centre is close to completion - expecting to further enhance the medical tourism industry here in the Pacific northwest. Costa Rica is internationally recognized as a destination for people looking for affordable dental and cosmetic surgeries, as well as more complicated procedures such as knee/hip replacements and even cardiac surgery. It is a $40 million dollar hospital and is just minutes from Liberia airport.
- New regulations adopted in September 2011 clarify visa requirements for foreign visitors to Costa Rica. Canada and the US are in "Group 1" and may enter without an entry visa as long as their stay is less than 90 days and their passport is valid for 3 months. Most "snowbirds" that want to stay more than 90 days take a 3 day "visa run" out of the country to either Nicaragua or Panama and renew their visa for a further 90 days when they return.
Speaking of easy ... I have attached a brochure for a property that I have recently placed on the market here in beautiful Playa Flamingo. "Casa Todo" - meaning "Everything Home," is a top floor condo right on the beach. Casa Todo comes completely furnished and includes a private garage AND a 4x4 truck ... for only $345,000 US. The property is stunning and has been meticulously maintained. Home ownership in Costa Rica couldn't be easier! Talk about all inclusive! Contact me if you would like further information and feel free to pass this information on to anyone you know who is considering investing or retiring south.
I want to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to you for a New Year brimming with health and happiness. I look forward to staying in touch and welcome your call or email at any time.