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Living in Costa Rica
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Your story here: Tell us about your experience

The Tico Times - August 26, 2015

Do you have a compelling story to tell about your experience buying or selling real estate in Costa Rica? The Tico Times Real Estate section welcomes submissions…

Pavones: Tiny Surf Capital Up In Arms About Big Condo Project
Beach Living
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Beach Living
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Pavones: Tiny Surf Capital Up In Arms About Big Condo Project

The Tico Times - July 14, 2015

Pavones is famous for having the world’s second-longest left surf break, and a brother and sister from here just led Costa Rica to a gold medal in…

Garnier development firm joins ranks of ‘esencial Costa Rica’
Awards
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Awards
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Garnier development firm joins ranks of ‘esencial Costa Rica’

The Tico Times - June 16, 2015

The real estate development firm Garnier & Garnier has won the right to use the tourism trademark “esencial Costa Rica,” joining 45 companies wearing this “essential” national…

Costa Rica launches new green building certification
Money Matters
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Money Matters
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Costa Rica launches new green building certification

The Tico Times - May 15, 2015

Costa Rica is celebrated around the world for its “green,” pro-environment image. This week, the Green Building Council of Costa Rica is helping to launch a new…

Project ONE residential building to help convert San José architecture into ‘art’
Condo
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Condo
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Project ONE residential building to help convert San José architecture into ‘art’

The Tico Times - February 1, 2015

  Most know Jenga as a party game involving shoddy construction at a miniature scale that is accompanied by shrieking as the pieces inevitably come to a…

Meet Costa Rica’s first hotel made from shipping containers
Construction
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Construction
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Meet Costa Rica’s first hotel made from shipping containers

The Tico Times - January 2, 2015

  If the commercials and hype are to be believed, Costa Rica has an eco-friendly reputation to maintain. This, hypothetically, should stem from all aspects of society,…

Costa Rica to be featured in HGTV’s ‘Beachfront Bargain Hunt’
Real Estate News
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Real Estate News
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Costa Rica to be featured in HGTV’s ‘Beachfront Bargain Hunt’

The Tico Times - December 27, 2014

  Rebecca Clower is no stranger to reality television. The expat realtor and owner of Blue Water Properties of Costa Rica was featured on “House Hunters International”…

Slowdown in construction sector continues in Costa Rica
Construction
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Construction
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Slowdown in construction sector continues in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 26, 2014

Recent data released by the Costa Rican Construction Chamber (CCC) reflect relatively slow growth from October 2013 to September 2014. The CCC report suggests that both public…

Costa Rica criticized for lack of oversight of money laundering in the real estate sector
Money Matters
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Money Matters
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Costa Rica criticized for lack of oversight of money laundering in the real estate sector

The Tico Times - November 13, 2014

  The global monitoring organization Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is currently conducting an evaluation of money laundering activities associated with drug trafficking in Costa Rica. They…

Shipping container house turns cargo into casa
Building a Home
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Building a Home
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Shipping container house turns cargo into casa

The Tico Times - November 4, 2014

Not everyone looks at a shipping container and thinks, “I’d like to live in one of those.” But Dave and Shannon Playfair are no ordinary folks: They…