Mel Gibson in real estate row over Guanacaste beach property
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Newsletter
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Mel Gibson in real estate row over Guanacaste beach property

Zach Dyer - May 19, 2016

One of Costa Rica’s most opulent private estates is in the middle of a real-estate row with local authorities over alleged building violations and allegations that its…

What’s behind the high-rise construction boom in Costa Rica
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Construction
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What’s behind the high-rise construction boom in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - May 9, 2016

High-rises like Latitude Los Yoses, a 25-story residential tower under construction in Los Yoses, are sprouting up all over the Central Valley. Between April 2014 and March…

Rent hikes capped, indexed to inflation under bill approved by lawmakers
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Newsletter
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Rent hikes capped, indexed to inflation under bill approved by lawmakers

L. Arias - March 30, 2016

The Legislative Assembly on Tuesday evening approved in a second and final round of debate a bill that sets a new calculation method for annual increases in…

Construction and Housing Expo will offer homes to the public
Construction
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Construction
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Construction and Housing Expo will offer homes to the public

Karl Kahler - February 15, 2016

Real estate developers and other trade professionals will be offering housing to the public for as little as $45,000 or as much as $1 million at the…

Tamarindo surf company Witch’s Rock acquires Pueblo Dorado hotel
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Business
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Tamarindo surf company Witch’s Rock acquires Pueblo Dorado hotel

Karl Kahler - October 2, 2015

Witch’s Rock Industries, which runs a popular surf camp, two restaurants and a brewery in Tamarindo, has significantly expanded its hospitality business with the acquisition last month of the 29-room Pueblo…

Bio Caribe plans to build homes from shipping containers
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Bio Caribe
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Bio Caribe plans to build homes from shipping containers

Karl Kahler - August 28, 2015

Edsart Besier doesn’t build ordinary houses. He has built houses around trees at his Tree House Lodge in Punta Uva, and he built his Crystal House out…

Your story here: Tell us about your experience
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Living in Costa Rica
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Your story here: Tell us about your experience

Karl Kahler - August 26, 2015

Do you have a compelling story to tell about your experience buying or selling real estate in Costa Rica? The Tico Times Real Estate section welcomes submissions…

Pavones: Tiny Surf Capital Up In Arms About Big Condo Project
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Beach Living
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Pavones: Tiny Surf Capital Up In Arms About Big Condo Project

Karl Kahler - July 14, 2015

Pavones is famous for having the world’s second-longest left surf break, and a brother and sister from here just led Costa Rica to a gold medal in…

Garnier development firm joins ranks of ‘esencial Costa Rica’
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Awards
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Garnier development firm joins ranks of ‘esencial Costa Rica’

Karl Kahler - June 16, 2015

The real estate development firm Garnier & Garnier has won the right to use the tourism trademark “esencial Costa Rica,” joining 45 companies wearing this “essential” national…

Costa Rica launches new green building certification
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Money Matters
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Costa Rica launches new green building certification

Jill Replogle - May 15, 2015

Costa Rica is celebrated around the world for its “green,” pro-environment image. This week, the Green Building Council of Costa Rica is helping to launch a new…