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Mayor Freddy Garro Arias said that some of the squatters don’t actually live on the site and that they likely are looking to gain possession rights in order to be able to sell the land later.
“The Battle for Paradise: Surfing, Tuna, and One Town’s Quest to Save a Wave” by Jeremy Evans chronicles a fascinating fight for the soul of Pavones.
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.