An invasion of squatters, some with a criminal agenda, has traumatized this small surfing town, where many foreigners live in a gated community that was recently invaded by men who allegedly sexually molested two women and stole computers.
The family of an 86-year-old Cuban-American killed and stuffed into a barrel on his ranch in southern Costa Rica last month now faces a new source of grief — hundreds of squatters have moved onto the dead man’s land, forcing the family to file for their eviction.
Can I buy property in Costa Rica as a nonresident? Is the property I purchase in Costa Rica titled? Will the title be in my name? Can I build on the property? What do I need to do to keep it in my possession? Can I incorporate my property? Can I lose my property to squatters?