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Prices, home designs and financing information

We recently added some new home designs (furniture packages coming soon) that you may be interested in. We have beautiful home designs available for only $75,000 – which means

Home for sale

Without pool available for $75,000… a little more with the pool.

that for less than $100,000 you can have your dream home in Costa Rica + a beautiful mountain view lot. These lots are easily accessible and only 1 mile from the Costanera Highway.

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Contact us about all of the great benefits about owning in Las Villas de San Buenas:

  1. Easy access
  2. Safe
  3. Parks and 20 acre protected jungle onsite
  4. Wildlife seen daily
  5. Close to medical care (about 5 minutes)
  6. Close to four beaches (15 minutes)
  7. Next door to San Buenas Golf Resort
  8. 15 minutes to regional airport
  9. Close to ziplines, deep sea fishing, SCUBA and more!
  10. It’s paradise!

Come find out for yourself! We will help you plan your trip! Up to $1,500 travel reimbursement available for qualifying purchases.

Sunset at Las Villas de San Buenas

Sunset from Las Villas de San Buenas

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The Village of San Buenas Master Planner Featured

For entire article, please click the link to the below:  http://costaricarealestateblogs.blogspot.com/2010/12/planning-subdivisions-with-twist.html

Rick Harrison, the master planner and designer of The Village of San Buenas, was recently featured in the Minneapolis StarTribune.

Rick Harrison

Rick Harrison designed The Village of San Buenas

Message from Management

Recently I spent ten days in Costa Rica working on various projects. It had been six months since I was there last. I thought you would be interested in what I saw.

Southern Costa Rica continues to make favorable changes while retaining its unique

features of beautiful flora and fauna and a friendly relaxed lifestyle. For example, ten years ago there were only muddy agricultural roads in the area. Now there is a beautiful two lane highway with reflectors making driving safe and easy all day and night.

Rather than having virtually no telephone service and no cell phone service (as was the case until December 15, 2009), internet service is becoming commonplace and it is only a short time before the community of San Buenaventura has internet service.

Instead of an outdated medical facility, the Southern zone of Costa Rica now has one of the newest medical facilities in all of Costa Rica. For photos click here.

Cortez Costa Rica

New hospital 5 minutes from The Village of San Buenas

Rather than providing sporadic electrical power, a new hydroelectric power plant is being built.

And finally, although no specifics have been announces, rumors continue to float that a new international airport will be built in the southern zone/Osa Peninsula sometime in the relative near future.

The Village of San Buenas

Our Costa Rica real estate development continues to be more impressive on each visit. Our family has built a home about in the middle of the development. The news are spectacular! We see the ocean and mountains, see parakeets, toucans, scarlet macaws and hear the flowing river running through the project along with  the howler monkeys that live in the nearby natural preserve (located on the project).

Village San Buenas Logo

Affordable Costa Rica Living

We are making excelling progress in getting more infrastructure in place. Specifically, we have constructed a bridge over the river that flows through the property. Within the next twelve months we will have a well drilled that will take care of many of our lot owners when they choose to build their home.

We are working closely with the government agencies to have electricity available to everyone in the near future. We hope to have internet service available to select areas of the project by June 2011. Telephone service is expected to be available to select regions of the project by December 2010.

All these things mean that the infrastructure should be in place in a large portion of the development before any lot owner decides to build a house.

Obviously the depressed world economy has had a negative impact on the value of many peoples’ houses and holdings in the stock market. It is very pleasing to note that no such decline has occurred on the value of our lots. Indeed, virtually everyone who purchased a lot has seen its value increase. As we continue to upgrade the project we plan to increase prices.

I encourage you to visit our website, www.VillageCostaRica.com, then contact me directly with any questions you may have. We would love to visit with you about beautiful Costa Rica and The Village of San Buenas.

As a final note, buy your airpland ticket and go see our project – I invite you to stay at our house to view the project. You will love what you see and hear!

Our beautiful house

Our beautiful house

Duane Halverson
Chairman of the Board

More Info on Costa Rican Mystery Spheres

Original: http://www.ticotimes.net/daily_paid/dailynewsarchive/2010_08/081810.htm#story5

Ifigenia Quintanilla will shine some light on one of Costa Rica’s oddest mysteries Wednesday.

In the 1940s, hundreds of pre-Columbian stone spheres were discovered throughout the Southern region of Costa Rica and in the north of Panama. The creation of these almost perfectly round spheres and their purpose remains a mystery to archaeologists.

Quintanilla, a Costa Rican archaeologist who has studied the mysterious monoliths for 17 years, will explain what researchers know about these artifacts and what makes them so impressive at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hotel Casa Roland in Rohrmoser, in western San José. The presentation is sponsored by the Costa Rican Association of Tourism Professionals (Acoprot).

“We have known about the existence of the spheres for many years,” said Patricia Duar, executive director of Acoprot. “But very few of us really know why they are there or their meaning.”

Quintanilla is one of the most knowledgeable experts on these stones. She’s researched for them for two decades and even wrote a book on the mystery called “Esferas Precolombinas de Costa Rica” (Pre-Columbian spheres of Costa Rica ).

The spheres can be as small several centimeters in diameter to massive 15-ton boulders. But all of them have an uncanny spherical shape. Some of the spheres have symbols sculpted on them.

Costa Rica stone sphere

Brent W. "tries" to push an ancient sphere in Palmar Sur's Central Park

In March, Costa Rica presented a bid to have the spheres included by th e United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the list of World Heritage sites. Cultural or natural sites or monuments can make the list if UNESCO deems them to have “outstanding universal value,” according to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (TT, March 15 ).

To reserve a seat at the conference send an e-mail to Mónica Monge atmonica@acoprot.org or call Acoprot at 2280-5375. Admission is free.

What: Ifigenia Quintanilla on the Mystery of Costa Rica’s pre-Colombian stone spheres
Where: Hotel Casa Roland, Rohmoser
When: 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

NOTE from Nick Halverson

Costa Rica stone sphere

Nick H. at Osa Municipality Building

These spheres are found throughout the entire southern pacific region of Costa Rica – especially in Palmar Sur. Palmar Sur’s “Central Park” has approximately 30 of the spheres – all at least one meter in diameter. It is not unusual to see these spheres in front of homes and restaurants in  Uvita, Ojochal, San Isidro del General and Palmar Sur/Palmar Norte.

The closest spheres to residents of The Village of San Buenas is at the municipality building in Cortez. Simply take a right at the fork in the road at the hospital turn off. Go straight approximately 2 km and the Osa Municipality building will be on your right.

Sky Satellite TV Now Available at our Costa Rica House

Our house in Las Villas de San Buenas (previously The Village of San Buenas) now has satellite TV!!

Installed in my house in San Buenaventura, Costa Rica quickly!

I am one who really enjoys watching the NFL, NCAA Football/basketball and MLB so the last couple of months have been a bit of a struggle since we didn’t have any cable or satellite TV at our house. That problem has now been resolved!!

In fact, I want to give a HUGE “Thank you” to Sky Service in Costa Rica for their QUICK response. I called at noon on August 9th (yesterday) and by 10 am this morning, only 22 hours later, I was watching AXN, ESPN and Fox News from the comfort of my home. There is no way Comcast, Dish or DirecTV would work that fast back in the USA.

Thank you!

These are some photos from the day.

Nick Halverson using SkyTV for first time at house

Nick Halverson using SkyTV for first time at house

Video from the planner of The Village of San Buenas

This is an interesting video from the planners of The Village of San Buenas. If you are interested in learning more about community planning and the company supporting our vision, please watch this video.

http://www.performanceplanningsystem.com/ppsvid.swf

It is a cutting edge design philosophy coupled with software to help planners and builders maximize green spaces, views and the enjoyment of the development.

The Village of San Buenas: Presentation

Click on the link to download information about Costa Rica real estate and The Village of San Buenas real estate development.

The Village of San Buenas Presentation

Apple iPhone Approved for Costa Rica

By Adam Williams
Tico Times Staff | awilliams@ticotimes.net
http://www.ticotimes.net/daily_paid/dailynewsarchive/2010_07/072110.htm#story1

With the opening of the cellular telephone market to private participation approaching, the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SUTEL) has approved five new cellular phone models to provide service in the Costa Rican network. The five phones approved are the Apple iPhone, the Sony Ericsson U5a and X10 models, the Motorola A853 and the China Bird HK Ltda. B mobile model PL 72. Currently, only phones authorized by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) can be used to provide cell service.

In addition to the telephones, SUTEL also approved three new Global Positioning System (GPS) devices, a datacard and a credit card verification device that can also be used as to provide an internet connection. Each of the approved items will carry the logo of SUTEL certifying that they can be used in the country.

Apple iPhone 4 will work in Costa RicaThe cellular telephone market was opened to competition when the Central American Free-Trade Agreement with the United States (CAFTA) passed into effect on Jan. 1, 2009. Prior to the opening of the market, ICE had been the only provider of cellular phone coverage in Costa Rica. New competitors are expected to enter the cell market by the beginning of 2011. According to SUTEL, the process of opening the market has been delayed on several occasions due to difficulties in freeing up frequencies shared by telecommunication, phone and internet operators.
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With 3G towers located in San Buenaventura the ability to use the new Apple iPhone 4 is only months away within The Village of San Buenas.