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Building with Becky: Costa Rica Home Building Costs are On the Rise (2022-2023 Update)

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If you’re researching building in paradise, you should know that Costa Rica home building costs have increased. In 2023, it will be more expensive to build than it was even a year ago. There are both local and global causes for these increases. Let’s discuss. Reason #1: Increased Social Security (Caja/CCSS) Costs The first factor…

Spotlight on Las Catalinas, an Oceanfront Community in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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The words “master-planned” seem to have been paired for the sole purpose of describing a sustainable community like Las Catalinas, Costa Rica: a well-conceived, impeccably executed, and no-detail-forgotten walkable village designed for year-round active lifestyles, family life, and oneness with nature. Before we dig into the heart and soul of Las Catalinas, let’s start with…

Spotlight on Mar Vista, a Gated Community in Flamingo Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica


Located between Brasilito and Playa Flamingo – two of the most spectacular beaches in Guanacaste – and just up the road from the new Flamingo Marina, the gated community of Mar Vista, Guanacaste Costa Rica is one of the most prestigious and sought-after developments in Guanacaste. Where is Mar Vista, Guanacaste, Costa Rica? <span data-mce-type=”bookmark”…


Stunning scenery, ideal climate, wonderful people and proximity to International Airports, Costa Rica has become a popular area for investment, relocation and retirement for many North Americans and Europeans alike.


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