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Foreign Influence

Beach front Property in GuanacasteOn a much lighter but interesting note, induced basically by foreign influence, is how the names of different beaches have been “changed.” Here are a couple examples of beaches in the North Pacific, and their real names.

  • The stretch of rocky beach between Punta San Francisco, Tamarindo, and the Barceló Hotel is mistakenly call Langosta by many. Playa Langosta actually starts on the other side of the estuary where Hacienda Pinilla begins.

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12 Days of Costa Rica: Playa Tamarindo Guanacaste, Day 4

 2014 Projected To Be A Good Year For Costa Rica Real Estate Investment, The Costa Rica Newsby: Scott Alexander

This article is part 4 of an ongoing series that The Costa Rica Star will be publishing with writer and photographer Scott Alexander, chronicling the best places to visit and sights to see up and down the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, over a 12 day period. The following is what happens when an outgoing girl from Miami Florida meets up with her friend here in Costa Rica, and together they go on an adventure of a lifetime.

As I was getting coffee on our second morning in Tamarindo, Myriam (the co-owner of Hotel Luamey where we were staying) asked me if the howler monkeys had woken me up. They had been loud that morning, she said. I didn’t hear them.

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TJ and Cinde’s Story

TJ and Cinde, Hotel Villa Amarillaby: TJ Krantz, Hotel Villa Amarilla

About three years ago, I came to Costa Rica for the first time with my daughter, Sydney, and my fiancé, Cinde. We decided to try the Northern Pacific Coast first. Though we stayed at the very plush Westin Resort in Conchal, we continually found ourselves drawn to the small beach town of Tamarindo. We had the time of our lives on our vacation. There were so many things to do and all fairly close. As soon as we got back to the States it was clear that, though we had left Costa Rica, we were still influenced by its charm.

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I Miss This Vibrant Beach Town

ABC Real Estate Costa Ricaby: International Living

I live in Costa Rica’s Central Valley, near the capital of the country, San Jose.

It’s great to be near big-city amenities and conveniences. When I need a printer cable for my home office, the store with five choices (Office Depot, which you might recognize) is right down the road. And when my six-year-old wants to see the latest animated blockbuster—in English—we just check the listings at the local movie theater for that weekend. Tickets are just $5.50 each. And you actually get to pick your spot—no need to arrive early and compete for a seat.
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Progress – Good News About Road Construction

projects around Tamarindoby: Mark Venegas, Real Estate Consultant

Although Costa Rica is still a third world country it has always made an attempt to grow and move forward in many different areas. We could talk in detail of its long list of accomplishments, and/or its list of not so nice mishaps, but for now let’s focus on our small and beautiful world around Tamarindo.
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Slow Down in Costa Rica’s Surfer Paradise

ABC Real Estate Costa Ricaby: International Living

When Valerie and Gaylord Townley first visited Tamarindo, it was a simple fishing village. The only visitors were pioneering surfers (Gaylord was one of them) and sport fishermen. There were a few small hotels, only a few phone lines, and no TV. The number of permanent expats could probably fit in one of today’s larger restaurants.

“My husband’s a surfer,” says Valerie. “So one of the main reasons we moved there was for surfing. Back in the early 1980s it was almost unknown. We were also looking for an alternative lifestyle. I guess we thought there was more to life than a small Southern-California town.”
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The Art of Doing Business in Tamarindo

businesses Tamarindoby: Federico Fernandez, Real Estate Consultant

I have always admired entrepreneurs who, often with limited funds, have built successful businesses that grow as they wouldn’t have imagined in their beginnings. The merit is double if the businessman is an immigrant who, in some cases, initially didn’t even speak the language of the country where he/she got established. Of these, there are thousands of cases throughout history.

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Sources of Energy in Costa Rica

wind energyby: Federico Fernández, Real Estate Consultant

Among other blessings, Costa Rica’s geography, climate and natural resources provide various options for the generation of renewable energy. A project considering nuclear energy in this country would be far out of scope, not only due to its cost, and the fact that the population would reject anything that might threaten nature, but also due to its lack of need when hydroelectric power plants, windmill camps, geothermic plants and, now, the first solar power plant in Central America are alternatives.
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Why Costa Rica is the Destination of Choice for New Retirees

Tamarindo Beachby: costaricanews.com

Expats have long been attracted to Costa Rica for many reasons; accessibility, safety, low cost of living, beautiful beaches, modern inexpensive health care, some of the best real estate opportunities in Central America, good infrastructure, lush tropical rainforests, ocean, mountain and valley views, weather unparalleled, theaters, art galleries, and so much more.
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Tamarindo – Just Wonderful, Not Only to Surf

Learning to Surf in Costa Rica by: International Living

Another nice comment from an independent source, posted by a visitor to Tamarindo on the International Living website – a well-established source to fing great please all over the world.

“Paddle, paddle, paddle. Now pop up!”

I’m in Tamarindo, Costa Rica learning how to surf. I’ve hired a local, Ricardo, who we met on the beach a few days ago. Two hours on the water—just $20. It’s a great deal compared to the many surf schools in town. My 5-year-old son is on the water, too. And he’s already an expert, riding wave after wave all the way to the shore. I’m wiping out more than anything… but having a great time.
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Investing in Costa Rican Property

Investing in Costa Rica

Investing in property overseas can be a great way to boost your investment portfolio, and one of the hottest places to invest in property right now is Costa Rica. A beautiful land with the Pacific on one side and the Caribbean on the other, Costa Rica is an amazingly peaceful country with everything an investor could dream of, including coastal and mountain based properties, forest areas, prosperous urban developments, and farms.

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