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Langosta Road

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by: Mark Venegas, Real Estate Consultant

The last week of 2015 Tamarindo was packed with national & international tourist that came here to enjoy our magnificent beach and discharge the stress of a hard worked year. Every New Year tends to initiate with hope and excitement, and this year is not the exception. It’s motivating to see that 2016 is starting off with work on the road to Langosta, which is good news to all of us that have to use it. The paving of it has been promised for years so hopefully this work will go beyond simply grading it. All in all it’s great news, and another step for this growing and thriving multicultural beach town. The Asociación de Desarrollo de Tamarindo (ADI) is working hard on various projects to better our town, and I know they will maintain a vigilant eye on this work and do their best to see that this road is completed. Let us all put in our part to help our town grow into one we all can be proud of.

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We have a well prepared international airport with an increasing traffic less than 1 hour away!

by insidecostarica.com

November 2nd, 2015 (ICR News) Costa Rica’s Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, Guanacaste received its first arrival by the world’s largest discount airline, Southwest Airlines on Sunday with 127 passengers on-board that departed from Houston, Texas.

The inaugural Southwest flight marked the opening of the company’s new daily route between Houston and Liberia, which the company announced in May.

In addition to daily service from Houston, Southwest will also offer once-per-week service on Saturdays between Baltimore and Liberia beginning this Saturday.

Meanwhile, the British charter airline, Thomson Airways, is set to make its inaugural flight to Liberia on Monday from London’s Gatwick airport with some 300 passengers aboard a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner.

“This is a package holiday flight for 300 people who will arrive on Monday of each week to [Liberia], Costa Rica, from November to April,” Luisa Pastor of the British Embassy in San Jose said of the new Thomson service when it was announced last month.

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Inner peace on the ocean!

by: Karen Fabré, Real Estate Consultant

In Tamarindo you can not only find your dream home, but also inner peace!

Costa Rica has become one of those destinations were people come to relax and find inner peace. Many people in Europe and North America are living very busy lives with demanding jobs, administrative hassles and a variety of other obligations, many of them trying but not always succeeding to find a balance between their career and quality personal and family time.
Costa Rica, with its abundant nature and wildlife, offers an ideal escape from these hectic lives. On the many desolate beaches and the vast but accessible jungle, one can find beautiful spots to meditate and reconnect with nature and one’s inner self.
Yoga classes of all kinds and levels can be taken in almost any beach town and even at jungle lodges. Tamarindo is one of those towns where yoga is a part of life, with a wide array of yoga studios such as Ser Om Shanti and ReFlexion, yoga classes for all ages and levels and many yoga teachers available.
Many hotels and lodges have a yoga teacher on site and are equipped with open-air yoga decks, some of them offering breathtaking ocean views, others located right in the jungle with curious monkeys luring from the trees.
Ever tried yoga on water? Doesn’t this sound like a wonderful way of quality time, just you, your board and the quiet of a beautiful, isolated cove? Stand Up Paddle Yoga or SUP Yoga is being practiced actively in the Tamarindo area. It gives your soul a boost!

So, when you find that home of your dreams in Tamarindo, you will easily exchange that hectic life for the Pura Vida lifestyle!
Combine yoga with the many other relaxing activities Tamarindo has to offer, like martial arts, massages, horse back riding or simply a stroll on the beach in the early morning, and you will achieve reconnection with here and now in no time!
You can make living in Tamarindo not only a journey to the sun and beach, but also a journey to your inner self!

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Waze – a great tool!

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by Jogi Jürgen Gerner, Broker

In case you don’t know it yet, I like to recommend you to check out Waze, an excellent tool to navigate the streets of the world. Especially handy in Costa Rica, since there are no street names. It is entertaining and useful for longer distances and I was very please recently to find a recommended mechanic in San Jose very easily, just type in the name of the business and it brought me right to it’s door. Just download the App for free to your smartphone and you are all set. Get warnings about hazards, police and speed traps, traffic jams etc. Through the Waze community. Roads turn yellow if traffic gets slow or red when there is stand still. You have to activate the GPS (location) feature on your phone which quickly drains your battery, so better connect the charger while using Waze. It is a social App and can be fun as well since you get points for helping the Waze community and you see other “Wazers” on the roads close to you. Waze is Pura Vida… read what The Washington Post said

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Ease of Doing Business in Costa Rica 2016

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Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency finds that entrepreneurs in 122 economies saw improvements in their local regulatory framework last year. Between June 2014 and June 2015, the report, which measures 189 economies worldwide, documented 231 business reforms. Among reforms to reduce the complexity and cost of regulatory processes, those in the area of starting a business were the most common in 2014/15, as in the previous year. The next most common were reforms in the areas of paying taxes, getting electricity and registering property. Read about business reforms.
Costa Rica, Uganda, Kenya, Cyprus, Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Jamaica, Senegal and Benin are among the economies that improved the most in 2014/2015 in areas tracked by Doing Business. Together, these 10 top improves implemented 39 regulatory reforms making it easier to do business.

Read full report: http://www.doingbusiness.org/reports/global-reports/doing-business-2016
Articulo en español:
http://www.revistasumma.com/costa-rica-es-la-economia-que-mejoro-mas-a-nivel-mundial-en-informe-doing-business-2016/

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Art Gallery in Tamarindo!

The community of Tamarindo means more than surf and party. Proof of this is the recent opening of a gorgeous, brand new art gallery in Tamarindo Garden Plaza, where resident artists from a wide variety of nationalities expose their art, and where art classes are being held.
How about spending those after sunset hours with a glass of wine in your hand, strolling by beautiful paintings, sculptures and other art pieces? Or how about finally taking that time to pick up your talents of painting, drawing or mandala design by joining one of the workshops being offered ?
La Galeria is open to the public from 12 until 8 pm.

More info on www.lagaleriacostarica.com.

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Movie Theater in Tamarindo?

ABC Real Estate Costa Rica

The latest news is that construction will begin soon on Tamarindo’s first Cineplex. One of Costa Rica’s largest movie theater has announced its expansion plans will include a 4 theater complex in Tamarindo, to be open by the end of 2016.  What a great boost this will be our local economy, providing new jobs and drawing residents and tourists alike from our neighboring towns!  Tamarindo will always be best known for its plethora of outdoor activities, but the addition of a movie theater could be just what the doctor ordered.  After a full day of fun in the sun, imagine settling into a comfortable, air conditioned theater with a snack and cold beverage for a couple hours.

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ABC is very proud to celebrate with Mark, 7 years working together!

ABC Real Estate Costa Rica

Mark recently celebrated 7 years with ABC Real Estate, Tamarindo.

“I’d have to say that what I’ve valued the most from this time are the friends I’ve made at ABC, and clients that turn into friends, priceless. I hope to continue to make many more. It’s been inspiring to work with such competent people.”
Mark Venegas

Congratulations Mark, we wish you many more successes in your future!!

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Real Estate in tropical markets seems to be in very high demand!!

 

Did you know that there are in average almost 30,000 Google searches for properties in Costa Rica per month?
According to point2homes this is the ranking country monthly searches:

  1. Belize 31,040
  2. Costa Rica 29,910
  3. Puerto Rico 25,370
  4. Mexico 23,870
  5. US Virgin Islands 19,750
  6. Panama 19,300
  7. Canada 17,130
  8. Ecuador 13,910
  9. Dominican Republic 11,600
  10. Bahamas 10,210

If you are one of them, please contact us for your piece of property in Costa Rica.

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Run, run, run!!

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by: Mark Venegas, Real Estate Consultant.

It’s that time of the year again when our quaint and loved beach town of Playa Tamarindo is in the news all over the world. Not for what it’s well known for, like its spectacular beach, great amenities, or the various Real Estate opportunities available here. It’s because the Tamarindo Beach Marathon is back for its ninth year, gaining prestige with every year, and attracting elite runners from all over the world like; Africa, the USA, Europe and of course Costa Rica. This internationally certified race has turned into one of the most important marathons in Costa Rica, where in the 2014 event there were over 5,000 runners, and this year the number of participants is expected to be even higher. Besides the 42k marathon there is also a 5k, 10k, 21k and a 30k, making this an event for multiple enthusiasts. This race, combined with the natural beauty of our coast, the hotel/tourism infrastructure, and the multiple attractions available in the area, fills up our town for days before and after the event, and it’s scheduled in a time of the year when tourism is a little slower, so it’s also a “breath of fresh air” for local businesses in general. During that Saturday morning the main road closes for vehicles and our town is swarmed with the energy of the press, the supporters, and with the athletes striving to win, but the majority simply working hard to be able to say they finished the Tamarindo Beach Marathon.