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  • Costa Rica Real Estate and Retirement: How to Live Cost-effectively

    Posted by Saul Rasminsky

    Moving to Costa Rica, this “Little Switzerland” of Central America, is a thrilling prospect for many people. If you are one of the multitude thinking of purchasing real estate in Costa Rica, but are worried that you might end up stretching your finances too thin, you might be surprised to learn how affordable living in the country is. Marcel Evans attempts to lay it down for you in his article for the Costa Rica Star:
    In piecing it all together, I estimated that if someone said (cost of living in Costa Rica) was inexpensive now, then it could be, in fact, possible to live cheaply in Costa Rica. And since moving here, that has precisely been my experience. For July, I decided to find out exactly how cheaply I could live here. I did pretty well.

    For the month of July, I lived on roughly $715. By lived I mean that it is now August and I’m still alive. Very little more, very little less. To put my expenses into context, I live in an efficiency apartment in Jacó, Costa Rica and I don’t own a car. Here is a basic breakdown of the outflow of dollars during July.

    Housing: $240
    Utilities (electric/internet): $25
    Online Services: $60
    Transportation (taxis): $5
    Food: $200
    Cigarettes: $100
    Fees: $30
    Entertainment: $55

    Do you think this is workable for you? Then moving to Costa Rica can be a really smart decision on your part. To help make the transition even easier, here are some Costa Rica home buying tips that you should know:

    Ask yourself first: how long do you plan to stay in the country? Five years? Longer? If you plan to live full time in Costa Rica, renting should be out of the equation. By buying a property, you’ll have little to worry about in terms of the tourism industry, the health of the local economy, and the real estate market.

    Another thing you can do to make moving to Costa Rica even simpler is to take only the most important items with you when you move. Shipping all your items to Costa Rica can get expensive, not to mention unnecessary since many items are already available in the country. It can be more cost- effective to pack light and buy the items that you need when you arrive. 

    For help regarding your Costa Rica real estate purchase, brokers like Dominical Real Estate can provide you with all the tools and information you’ll ever need.

    (Article information and image from Living Cheaply in Costa Rica, Costa Rica Star, Aug. 10, 2013)
  • Retiring? Why Buying Real Estate For Sale in Costa Rica is a Good Idea

    Posted by Saul Rasminsky

    The massive recession in 2009 devastated the finances of many people of many countries, including those from the U.S. Between dwindling savings and an economy in recovery, many are feeling the need to reevaluate their retirement plans. Unfortunately, most are discovering that they cannot afford to retire in the USA.

    So what to do? Where to live? Purchasing real estate for sale in Costa Rica may be the solution. AARP, Inc., formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, explains why:

    Costa Rica is where you go to live the lush life. It is lush with nature—misty rain forests, extraordinary wildlife, and fabulous beaches—as well as such comforting amenities as malls, supermarkets, restaurants, museums, and social clubs. U.S. retirees have flocked here for years, drawn by its mild climate, its prosperity (relative to other Central American republics), its literacy rate, its health care, and, significantly, its stable government—with no army. Another plus: Costa Rica's commitment to a thriving natural park system that is second to none in Latin America. This is as biodiverse a country as you’ll find anywhere.

    There are approximately 50,000 U.S. citizens in Costa Rica. That's already a large percentage of the country's overall population, considering that Costa Rica's inhabitants number around 4.7 million. Expats can be found in almost every town, which is something that can't be said about many other Latin American countries.

    "There are a lot of Ticos (that's what Costa Ricans call themselves) who speak good English. Those who don't, go out of their way to communicate in some way,” says Skip Anderton, retiree from Texas who moved to Costa Rica in 2009. “There is a lot of sign language and a lot of smiling. Everyone is most helpful."

    For those planning to move here permanently, you must apply for and receive legal residency. The process takes a bit of effort, as you will need to obtain certain documents such as birth certificate, marriage certificate, police good conduct report, and the like. Those who are on a pension or social security are required to have an income of $1,000 per month.

    It would also be helpful if you visit the country a few times to see how living here suits you. Later, you'll be more confident  when you purchase real estate for sale in Costa Rica. Feel free to discuss your purchase plans with companies like Dominical Real Estate. The expertise of these firms will ensure that you find the right property with which to start the next chapter of your life.

    (Article Excerpt and Image from Costa Rica, AARP the Magazine, September/October 2010)
  • Gone South: Why is that Retirees Are Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica?

    Posted by Saul Rasminsky

    Buying a home for your family would count as one of the most important investments you've ever made. However, soon after the kids have flown the coop to start their own families, you wonder, along with other many American seniors whether it is still practical  to keep your home, or start over in a smaller house in another part of town.  After all, the priorities and needs are different now, and the  funds may just be right for a household of one or two.

    Recently, CNN Money released its recommendations for the best places to retire in America, and in their opinion, a city from the Tar Heel State topped the list:

    Raleigh, N.C.
    This state capital's thriving economy and proximity to top universities have long made it a prime relocation destination.....From 2000 to 2010 the city's population of 55- to 64-year-olds shot up by 97%, according to the Brookings Institution.

    Raleigh provides a big-city feel with a low cost of living; mild, four-season weather; and, thanks to all those medical schools, world-class health care.

    You don’t even have to confine your search within the country’s 50 states. About 50,000 retired Americans have crossed the southern border to buy real estate in Costa Rica to spend their golden years there. Expats can obtain residency status by proving that they receive at least $1000 in pension, Social Security, or retirement funds. Once they do, they can then enroll in the country’s top-notch public health-care system for a small monthly stipend. International Living Magazine says that health-care costs in Costa Rica is only about a third to a fifth of what it would cost stateside, and even private health insurance is markedly cheaper.

    Many retirees live comfortably there on just $1000-$2000 a month, nearly impossible in the States. On that monthly budget, a retiree  need not sacrifice some luxuries like cable TV, internet, cell phones, and the occasional dinner out to enjoy his life in the new country.

    The pleasant weather in Costa Rica is also a popular draw for retirees. In the Central Valley, people experience spring-like weather year-round, and homes rarely need heating or air-conditioning. Those who want warmer temperatures move closer to areas like Dominical with its popular beaches. 

    If you think Costa Rica is the right place for you in which to retire, contact reliable Costa Rica real estate agents such as those from Dominical Real Estate to inquire about available property listings.

    (Article Excerpt and Image from 10 Best Places To Retire In America In 2013, The Huffington Post, 29 October 2013)
  • Want to Be Happy? Then Invest in Costa Rica Real Estate Right Now!

    Posted by Saul Rasminsky

    Costa Rica might as well be one of the best places to live on the planet, according to the United Nations in an article from the Tico Times:

    Costa Rica might as well be one of the best places to live on the planet, according to the United Nations in an article from the Tico Times:

    Costa Rica still ranks among the world’s happiest countries according to the United Nation’s 2013 World Happiness Report released Tuesday. Ticos are ranked as the 12th happiest people on Earth out of 156 countries. Costa Rica also was ranked 12th in the 2012 report.

    Its No. 12 spot puts Costa Rica’s happiness ahead of every other country in Latin America, trailed by Panama (15) and Mexico (16), and at No. 2 in the Western Hemisphere, topped only by Canada (6). The U.S. ranked 17th, a marked drop from last year’s 11th place. 

    The report analyzed data from surveys conducted between 2010 and 2012. While traditional happiness indicators like per-capita gross domestic product and life expectancy were considered in ranking happiness, other factors like the availability of social support and the perceptions of corruption and generosity were also included.

    The report also concluded that the “happiness rating” in the country didn't change much for the 2010-2012 period, similar to when the same survey was conducted between 2005 and 2007. However, the UN also noted that those who live in Latin America are generally happier than those who live elsewhere. Costa Rica is also ranked together with Chile (5th) as one of the “most emotional” countries in the world, which can possibly be attributed to the country's vibrant culture and beautiful scenery.

    A lot can be done with these survey results, although it's not a stretch to say that they proved just how lucrative investing in real estate in Costa Rica can be. Firms like Dominical Real Estate even specialize in specific provinces simply because tourists and investors alike have their hands full finding the “best place to stay” in the country. The province of Dominical, for instance, is a well-known haven for surfers, jet skiers, and others who're interested in water sports.

    Of course, people should still be careful even when visiting one of the happiest places on Earth today. The US government recommends caution when swimming in the country's beaches since the currents can change dramatically in an instant. Even buying real estate in Costa Rica may warrant the help of a lawyer, especially if the buyers aren't familiar with the country's property laws.

    (From Costa Rica Ranks 12th in World Happiness Report, Tico Times, September 10, 2013)





  • Company Specializing in Real Estate for Sale in Costa Rica Entices Clients With Live Surf Webcam

    Posted by Saul Rasminsky

    Yes, we are known as the company that specializes in real estate for sale in Costa RicaAs one of the most trusted realtors, we can give you thousands of reasons why you should buy a property in this country. But we have thought of something better – we'll just show you how great Costa Rica is!

    We have installed a Dominical Surf Webcam on our site so you can see the pristine waters and the exciting surfing activity in the area from the comforts of your home. You will be able to watch people surfing and riding the waves. And if you decide you want to move to Dominical and experience the place yourself, instead of watching it from a webcam, we're here to help.

    At Dominical Real Estate, we provide you with the information you need when you are searching for residential or commercial properties for sale or rent in the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. We focus on the properties that are located in Dominical, a small coastal town with pristine ocean waters that is teeming with diversity. Here, you can enjoy bird watching and year-round surfing, among many other things.

    You can browse through our website for comprehensive listings of some of the best properties for sale or rent in Dominical and the surrounding nearby coastal communities. You can also use our Multiple Listing Service to conveniently find your preferred property according to type, size, and price range.

    Our extensive property list includes residential lots, single detached homes, rural acreages, farms and ranches, and commercial establishments. Aside from Dominical, you will also find a lot of properties in Uvita, Hatillo, Playa Matapalo, Platanillo, Tinamastes, Ojochal, San Isidro, and Manuel Antonio.

    If you're not sure where to start, feel free to ask our agents to assist you as you search for real state for sale in Costa RicaTo communicate with our agents, click on the the chat box located on the lower right bottom of our website, then type in the required information to start chatting.

    You can also set up an appointment to meet with our realtors. Our founders Saul Rasminsky, a British surfer who now lives in Dominical, and Wendy Vargas Marchena, a homegrown realtor with an extensive knowledge of the area can help you find the best property for your goals and budget.

    Tourism is booming in Dominical, because it is attracting more and more travelers and surfers from around the world. For more information or to check out the Surf Webcam, visit

  • Real Estate For Sale in Costa Rica Comes with Adventure Packages

    Posted by Saul Rasminsky


    Purchase real estate for sale in Costa Rica and get either a FREE white water rafting or a FREE zipline tour for TWO.

    Valid until December 31, 2013.

    Costa Rica is one of the planet's ultimate tropical paradises, and if you decide to invest in real estate for sale in Costa Rica with us, you'll get to kick off your permanent vacay with a choice between two adventure packages: a thrilling white water rafting trip with the Rafiki Safari Lodge, or an exciting zoom through the mountain tops with the OSA Canopy Tour. Of course, we won't only treat you to such fun activities, because you could also bring along a friend or sweetheart – on us!

    Costa Rica is famous for different attractions, and white water rafting and ziplining are among the many things it is known for. Filled with many natural wonders, Costa Rica has been a popular vacation spot for millions of tourists all over the world. With beautiful beaches, majestic mountain ranges, and a rich cultural heritage, Costa Rica is a true gem that can become your home.

    By acquiring Costa Rica real estate for sale, you not only get to witness the beauty of the “Rich Coast”, you get to live in it, too!

    • Choice of either FREE White Water Rafting or FREE Zipline Tour for 2 people upon sale of property.
    • Offer valid until December 31, 2013.
  • View Lovely Real Estate in Costa Rica—and Learn to Surf for Free!

    Posted by Saul Rasminsky


    Free two-hour surf lessons for potential real estate buyers. Valid until the end of 2013.

    Check out our lovely Costa Rica real estate properties and end up riding the waves!

    Dominical in Costa Ballena is a haven for surfers and water sports enthusiasts. It is also a door to the fascinating shoreline, mountains, and other outdoor attractions of Costa Rica. As the country heads to its Independence Day holiday this September 15, Dominical is giving free two-hour surfing lessons to all potential buyers of Costa Rica real estate properties – a treat one shouldn't miss.

    For most people, Independence Day is a commemoration of freedom, but for Costa Ricans, it's also a celebration of life. Since declaring their independence from Spain in 1821, Costa Ricans have made the most of each day, giving the country a warm and laid-back ambiance.

    Costa Rica has been dubbed by numerous travel magazines as one of the world's best travel destinations. Recently, however, it has been the general consensus that Costa Rica offers much more than a temporary refuge from highly urbanized living. It's an ideal place to settle in after retirement, or even to start a business.

    Why opt for a temporary vacation when you can have your fill of the forests, outdoor recreation, and unspoiled wildlife for good? Start viewing lovely real estate in Costa Rica now.

    • Free two-hour surf lessons for potential buyers who view our listed properties.
    • Lessons are valid until the end of the year.
  • Expatriates in Paradise: Buying Real Estate For Sale in Costa Rica

    Posted by Saul Rasminsky

    More foreign investors are finding their slice of paradise in beautiful Costa Rica. Jaime Lopez, writer for the Costa Rica Star, reports on the boom in real estate sales and development, largely from foreign investors who contributed up to $377 million to the national economy for the first quarter of 2013 alone. The attraction could be due to Cost Rica's reputation as one of the top scoring happiest countries on the planet, but it's more likely the surge in government acquisition of real estate and other assets from delinquent owners, which are put on the open market at discounted rates.

    In the wake of these buying and selling activities, many investors are scrambling to hitch their fortunes on Costa Rican commercial and residential properties. While the government may make it more convenient for foreign investors to purchase real estate for sale in Costa Rica, but the government itself has advised investors to proceed with caution in a still-volatile market.

    Before you make any major moves that involve parting with your money, do some serious research by checking the place out. Book a ticket, and visit Costa Rica, making sure you know the right people to meet. Although you can find a lot of information online, getting to know the local Ticos and Ticas (men and women) will also get you to become familiar the types of people you would be living and dealing with if you choose to live out the remainder of your days in this country.

    Since foreign investments have been pouring in recent years, it's likely you'll find expats and immigrants from many different countries who will be excellent sources of information for just about anything you need to know about investing, living, and applying for residency in the country. An American passport and a return ticket grants you a 90-day stay; but once you apply for residency, you can stay as long as you want in the country, and buy real estate.

    According to the news agency La Nacion, residential investments have been particularly robust in the Pacific coastal housing market. On the other hand, those who buy Costa Rica real estate for sale in the Central Valley and San Jose's Greater Metropolitan Area, are focused more on setting up commercial or business enterprises. This boom in the country's real estate market, La Nacion reports, has been at its highest since the year 2000,.

    Before making your decision to join the buying frenzy, it's important to be vigilant about the claims being made about properties offered to you. For example, writer R. Pete Peterson says that when handling businesses in partnership or limited partnership with someone, it's important to put the title of the property under your name, or your company's name, and have all documents duly notarized. Note that it could take a month to complete your application to the Real Estate Property Registry. Any agent who's always rushing you to buy should raise a few flags, alerting you to proceed cautiously.

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  • Prime Real Estate in Costa Rica & the Various Attractions of Puntarenas

    Posted by Saul Rasminsky

    Open season is all but declared on repossessed assets in Costa Rica. The Banco Nacional Costa Rica announced on June 2013 that it would be selling off assets it has repossessed due to delinquent payments. The move is touted as a win-win situation for prospective buyers because of the wide array of assets up for grabs, such as vehicles, lots, and houses.

    The fact that such fine Costa Rica real estate is being offered for sale—many units at discounts of up to 25 percent their market value—should encourage those who want to migrate to the country for residential or business purposes. La Republica is in good standing worldwide due to its stable economy and government, sound foreign relations, growing tourist industry, and pristine natural wonders. If you are looking for an ideal place in Costa Rica to live the retiree life, check out Puntarenas Province which is highly recommended by many locals and expats. Various properties are being offered for sale and rent across this province's several cantons.

    Retirees will also have to register for a residency permit with the authorities and produce requirements, such as support from a legitimate pension fund with at least $1,000 in monthly stipends.

    Banco Nacional's property asset sale is expected to kick off an exhibition this coming August in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste Province; though similar events may take place across the country later this year. A real estate company like Dominical Real Estate has properties registered with the Public Registry's folio real, which will make the acquisition of residential and commercial properties stress-free.

    People seeking out a mortgage for Banco Nacional's asset sale should take into account fixed-interest rates that range from 5.5 percent to 8 percent, with the amount to be paid within 20 to 30 years. Aside from being located in a tranquil and pristine location, prime real estate in Costa Rica offers pensionados with clean living, and many opportunities for recreation and investment. Discussions with your realtor can result in investment opportunities for land that can be redeveloped.

    As tourism is one of Costa Rica's booming industries, potential uses for the subject property include golf courses, agricultural farms, restaurants, and even beachfront resorts in prime locations. Those who are looking for residential properties can consider various homes, ranging from 2-bedroom houses to 10-bedroom mansions. Dominical and nearby coast communities in Puntarenas provide majestic views of the Pacific Ocean, with the area being long frequented by surfers.

    People who place a premium on culinary excellence will relish the fresh seafood and fruit that is available all-year round. Popular tourist attractions include Paseo de Los Turistas (which is a pedestrian boulevard that stretches along the southern edge of Puntarenas), Puntarenas Marine park (which showcases manta rays and other exotic creatures from the Pacific), and La Casa de La Cultura (which is an art gallery that stages exhibits, performances, and cultural events). With so many attractive qualities and advantages, its no wonder that Costa Rica is considered to be a traveler's and retiree's paradise.

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  • Life in Central America: How to Purchase Real Estate in Costa Rica

    Posted by Saul Rasminsky

    If you are done with the hustle and bustle of daily city life and already looking forward to your retirement, there are home options for you in countries abundant with beautiful natural resources. The country of Costa Rica in Central America is one such place, aptly named “rich coast” in Spanish, thanks to its marvelous beaches. If you are one of these people looking to buy great Costa Rica real estate deals, here are some tips to help you manage your search.


    What can be a better way to make sure Costa Rica is the place for your retirement than by visiting it? Check out the place and zero in on the ideal location in which you can finally enjoy the fruits of your labor. Get familiar with the ways of the locals and see if that's what you had in mind for your retirement years.

    Find an Agent

    Many real estate companies, such as Dominical Real Estate, can help you look for the place of your dream retirement home in Costa Rica. Make sure that you choose your agent well, and take care not to fall for scams. Do research on your potential agent, read reputable customer satisfaction comments and testimonials, or get recommendations from the agent's former clients.

    Do Your Homework

    Research is crucial even after you’ve finally hired an agent. Familiarize yourself with the legal matters about buying property or becoming a resident in Costa Rica. You'll be glad to know that real estate taxes reach a total of only about 2.5% of a property's value, but there might be some minor restrictions for foreign ownership. If there are other things you’re worried about, you can always hire an attorney to serve as a legal adviser.

    Take Your Time

    Plan out your home purchase long before you plan on moving, a year or two might be a good minimum. This will free you from the pressure that comes with closing in on a deadline—pressure that could potentially land you in a bad deal.

    When you buy real estate in the small Uvita hamlet just 11 miles off Dominical, don’t give yourself reasons to make rash decisions. Buying a retirement home in a foreign country deserves a lot of time and thought. That is also the reason why getting a reputable and efficient agent is a great plus. 

  • Retiring in Paradise: Reasons to Buy Real Estate in Costa Rica

    The Happy Planet Index names Costa Ricans as the happiest people in the planet; and why wouldn’t they be? With stretches of beautiful scenery, great weather all year round, and healthcare that’s both high quality and affordable, anyone would have a lot of reasons to smile. It’s no wonder buying real estate in Costa Rica is very appealing to retirees.

    Traveler’s Paradise

    Known as the Switzerland of Central America, Costa Rica is known for its laidback lifestyle, captivating natural beauty, and peaceful democracy. This tropical paradise is host to a wide variety of activities that appeal to adventure junkies and chic travelers alike. You can cruise the cloud forest in the morning, visit an active volcano in the afternoon, and chill on a seemingly endless sandy beach with a cold one by sunset.

    Retiree’s Paradise

    It’s impossible not to fall in love with Costa Rica on one’s first visit. For some who have been to this country more than a couple of times, the prospect of retiring here seems like a dream that can actually come true. Here are some of the reasons you should consider checking out an MLS for Costa Rica by companies like Dominical Real Estate to plan your retirement.

    Cost of Living

    Living large on a pension is possible in this country. The average Tico earns a little over ten thousand dollars annually. Although that doesn’t seem like much, only one out of five residents lives below the poverty line. Retirees can live comfortably with a thousand to two thousand dollars a month, utilities included.

    Quality of Living

    If you ask retirees living in Costa Rica why they chose to live in this country, you’re bound to get one answer: improved quality of living. How can you go wrong in a nation that is wholly committed to environmental preservation and promoting carbon neutrality? Furthermore, residents have access to a highly rated yet affordable public health care system known as the Caja.

    Your golden years and hard-earned pension should be spent on enjoying the finest things in life. After years of working in cramped and polluted cities, your retirement years can be spent where you can feel relaxed and at peace. With that said, what can be better than eating good food, meeting warm people, and waking up to paradise every single day?

  • Real Estate in Costa Rica: Perfect for a Retirement Nest

    Have you ever wanted a place somewhere you’d rather rest in comfort after many years of hard work? Picture it: nothing but the wisps of wind, a comfortable house in a secure property, and living life in peace with nature and your loved ones. If you have been thinking of where to find this place, perhaps outfits such as Dominical Real Estate can offer you the answer to your yearning for such a retirement haven.

    The Latin American country has made headlines in the past few decades for all the right reasons. Since the end of a civil war in the late 1940s that saw its armed forces dissolved, it has experienced a period of peace and development highlighted by greater investment into public infrastructure. It also hosts the headquarters of the University for Peace and the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights. Costa Rica has spent years marketing its eco-tourism industries to the world, bringing in droves of investors. Offshore property seekers have the government to thank for laws that allow foreign ownership of real estate in Costa Rica.

    Property hunt

    When looking at good retirement nests in Costa Rica, you can start in Puntarenas, where most of the country’s Pacific coastline lies. Property firms can set you up with potential hot items. You can start with towns like Dominical.

    Properties include residential lots, detached homes, farms and ranches, and even commercial lots. Many of these properties are situated near the towns of Cortes, Matapalo, and San Isidro del General. Some properties can be rented for a few thousand dollars a month. You can find some attractive Uvita properties too.

    Why a Costa Rican retirement?

    Costa Rica’s government makes it really easy for retirees to settle down in the country. For instance, the law requires that the retiree should have a monthly stipend of at least $1,000 from a qualified pension fund. Married couples need the same from just one spouse. A permanent residency visa can be issued after three years’ stay, with the option to apply for a work permit included. The country hosts a large expatriate population owing to this emigration ease.

    Investing on a retirement property in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region will be money well spent. It offers you a chance to get away from it all and find solace in a country teeming with a rich ecosystem.  

  • Real Estate in Costa Rica: Benefits You Can Enjoy in a Beachfront Property

    If you’re looking for a new or second home, whether it’s a home for a well-deserved R&R, or a home to retire to, you can’t go wrong with affordable real estate in Costa Rica. In fact, if you’re trying to find a location away from the bite of winter, close to the arms of nature, and right in the middle of a tropical paradise, it’s about time you check out new property listings in Costa Rica.

    In the last few years, oceanfront properties in Costa Rica have been bought and sold in droves. Hence, while browsing through listings you might want to consider beautiful, beachfront homes, still popular for very good reasons. So, although beachfront homes are priced higher than their non-beachfront counterparts, the following perks of living close to the shore make them worth the investment.

    Investment value and stability

    When you put in a hefty sum for a home, it’s important that you choose a property that won’t significantly depreciate over the years. Most property experts regard beachfront properties as valuable investments because they are rarely affected by the fluctuations of the real estate market. However, should prices drop and your beach home lose some of its value, rest assured that it would be one of the first properties to regain its footing, and eventually, appreciate again.

    Therapeutic sights and sounds

    Imagine falling asleep while listening to rhythmic waves and waking up with the sunrise on your face. As you check out the Costa Rica MLS for beachfront homes, you will not only be amazed by the gorgeous photos, but also be happily surprised with the prices. Take note that the lovely scenery in the background of a luxury home’s infinity pool is even better in real life. Everything that meets and pleases your eye here is mostly Mother Nature’s work of art. 

    Glorious sun, swimming, and sand

    Of course, let’s not forget all the fun activities that are only a stone’s throw away. After stepping out of your home, you’re free to swim, surf, fish, or sail to your heart’s desire. Or you could prop up your personal umbrella chair and catch up on your reading.

    Indeed, a beachfront property in Costa Rica can be your little piece of heaven on earth. Just remember to work with an established real estate company like Dominical Real Estate to ensure a smart and smooth home-buying experience. 

  • Dominical, Costa Rica - 5 Bedroom Ocean View Home For Sale With Swimming Pool!!!


    • 4,300 sq. ft., 5 bath, 5 bdrm 2 story - $979,000

     -  Turn the key to the sumptuous Casa Tanglewood and revel in the finest tropical dream brought to life. Every possible whim and preference have been anticipated in this fully appointed, custom-designed and utterly unique 2 -acre (9161.8 m2) luxury estate with stunning ocean and canyon views in the tightly knit and culturally integrated community of Lagunas de Bar on Costa Ricas south Pacific coast, just ten short minutes from Dominical.

    Awake in the soothing, earth-toned 3200-sq.-ft., 3-bedroom, 3-bath main house to sunlight pouring in through the glassed balcony doors. Wander into the airy kitchen blessed by ample natural light and outfitted with the most recent, state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, wine cooler, and glass-fronted cabinets, with new granite countertops throughout.

    The front of the house overlooks a deep canyon framed by several large mountains, while the back leisure and entertainment zone, which includes a distinctive poolside rancho dining area with seating for eight, offers an expansive view of the coast stretching to the northern horizon. Should the fancy take you, a quick climb to the rooftop deck affords spectacular 360-degree views of the south Pacific zones lush, enthralling scenery by day, and unimpeded, wonder inspiring stargazing by night.

    From the foyer through the gallery and all living areas, the furnishings were selected to complement the homes southwestern theme. All flooring is high-gloss Mexican saltillo-style tile with decorative borders. Each bath features distinctive tiles and natural stone finishes. Recessed lighting with dimmer switches allow you to control the mood, as does the built-in sound system that features speakers in the living room, dining room, master bedroom, and poolside rancho.

    Further accommodation is offered by an 1100-square-foot, 2-bedroom, 1 -bath guesthouse located in a secluded section of the grounds, surrounded by trees and landscaping with an ocean view.

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  • The Advantages of Getting Real Estate in Costa Rica

    Lots of American tourists come and visit Costa Rica every year. Most come to explore the country, and when their vacation is up, you’ll often hear them gushing about the place and wanting to relocate there. Now, what is it about Costa Rica real estate that makes it very attractive to tourists?

    The most obvious reason would have to be the weather. Of course, North America has its share of areas with warm weather like Southern California or Florida, but dealing with the congestion and the hustle and bustle of these places can take its toll on someone looking for peace and quiet. The more laid-back way of life in Costa Rica definitely fits the bill.

    It has been said that Costa Rica has a high cost of living. In truth, living in the country is quite affordable; it all depends on your lifestyle. If you are used to doing loads of shopping, or dining out every night, you will most likely be spending as much as, or even more than, you do living in the States. However, if you can adjust your spending habits to live like the locals, your life could very well be prosperous.

    If one of your primary concerns is getting more for your money, Costa Rica has a favorable exchange rate that will enable you to stretch your dollar. Plus, the cost of food, utilities, medical care, and entertainment is significantly lower than in the States. Housing in most areas is merely a fraction of what you’re used to paying.

    If you’re concerned about earning money, Costa Rica has myriad business opportunities for hard-working individuals. Individual entrepreneurs are enamored with the possibility of starting a business on a shoestring budget, something they could never do back home. There are even tax breaks for US citizens who have obtained a permanent residency status in Costa Rica: they are permitted by law to make almost $80,000 in business income tax free.

    Moving to Costa Rica is like opening a door to a fresh and exciting lifestyle. Once you move, you may never want to go back home. Take a look at some Costa Rica properties sold on websites of companies like Dominical Real Estate.