Costa Rica Fishing: Pacific Bite Solid; Tarpon Steady on Caribbean

May is a weather transition month along the Pacific coast as we go from dry season to wet season. Occasional evening showers wash trees and debris out into the ocean and many game fish will congregate around this debris as it collects in the current lines. Find the right current line with the right debris and it can be your lucky day for mahimahi, tuna, sailfish and marlin.

The northern Pacific bite continues to improve with the tuna and mahimahi moving in. The central Pacific bite has been good for sailfish and marlin, while the southern Pacific fishing was red hot for a few days and then slowed to average. The tarpon bite on the Caribbean side has been steady. [Read more…]

Inflation For Last Six Months At All Time Low

The cost of living in Costa Rica increased by only 0.62% between December and May, the lowest increase in inflation in the last 32 years of keeping records.

For consumers that means that spending today is almost as equal to six months ago on the 292 items made up of goods and services in the consumer price index.

If the behavior of prices in the past six months is maintained during the next six months, the country would enjoy an annual inflation of just 1.2%, well below the average growth in prices, around 10%, which had the country has seen in the last 27 years. [Read more…]

Learn to surf in Costa Rica

Rise before the sun and slip into your shorts. Down a cup of steaming hot coffee. Grab a board from the rack and hit the road.

You stroll 200 metres of gravel road to emerge from the jungle into nirvana. By now, the sun is up and you gaze out at a stack of head-high peaks with only one question.

“Which one first?”

Our resident surf god and the morning’s leader, Kimbo, makes the pick — Graveyard — and off we go to paddle out adjacent to the sleepy Playa Guiones graveyard. It’s just us: me (the fitness guy), Paul (the Detroit dentist), Javelin Rob and Coach Mike. [Read more…]

Competition In Internet Service Getting Ready To Begin Operations

By: Inside Costa Rica (Original here)

A total of 44 companies are looking forward to giving the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) competition for internet services.

Of the 44 who have expressed an interest, 27 are waiting on the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) to issue them a permit to begin operations, while the rest are still in the approval process.

It is expected that the 27 companies, or the better part of them, will begin offering internet services by the end of this month or the next. [Read more…]

New management for Juan Santamaría gets final OK

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff (Original here)

The nation’s financial watchdog issued its final approval Thursday for a Houston company to take over management of Juan Santamaría airport.

This means that the new manager will invest up to $180 million to improve the airport.

The new manager will be Houston Airport System Development Corp., which has wide experience in running such operations. The firm will buy out 95 percent of the stock of Alterra Partners, the current manager which has experienced financial problems. [Read more…]

The Village of San Buenas in the news!

The Village of San Buenas Launches New Affordable Costa Rica Real Estate Development

One of the newest Costa Rica real estate developments, The Village of San Buenas, has released their new set of housing lots that make owning real estate in Costa Rica affordable for almost anyone who has ever wanted to own land in paradise.

The location of the development is perfectly placed near all the amenities that one would expect in Costa Rica. It is set back 1 mile from the Costanera Highway, one of the nicest highways in Costa Rica, is next door to the only golf course in the southern zone being built, is 5 minutes from the new (2008) regional medical center, is 10 minutes to two beaches and is 20 minutes from Palmar Sur regional airport. [Read more…]

Surf Games Held In Costa Rica

This year the International Surfing Association (ISA) is hosting the World Surfing Games for the first time in Playa Hermosa in Jacó, Costa Rica. Costa Rica was honored this year to hold these games, beating out Brazil and South Africa.

The world’s best surfers will be attending this competition so tensions will be high once they hit the waters. The convenient location of Jacó will allow surfers, fans, and passing tourists to enjoy the festivities while being comfortably lodged at neighboring hotels. [Read more…]

NBC Premieres Reality Show Live From Costa Rica

The stars of “I’m A Celebrity… get me out of here” began their month long adventure in the jungles of Costa Rica, with live and taped episodes airing on NBC’s summer premiere last night.

Last night, NBC aired a 2 hour show and will continue with one hour segments four times a week – Monday to Thursday – for the entire month of June.

The weirdest aspect of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is that the worst thing about the show isn’t the celebrities, it’s everything surrounding them: the hosts, the competitions, the lack of imagination, write Entertainment Weekly (EW). [Read more…]

Welcome to Las Villas De San Buenas: Affordable Costa Rica Real Estate

Las Villas de San Buenas is the perfect affordable Costa Rica real estate development in Osa (south pacific region located between Ojochal and Palmar Norte) for those looking to experience the best of what Costa Rica has to offer. We fell we have one of the safest retirement-communities-costa-rica offers in the southern zone.

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150 acre Costa Rica development

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It’s location in the Osa peninsula region (South Pacific) of Costa Rica puts residence of the community in the heart of Costa Rica’s incredible wildlife. When you live in Las Villas de San Buenas you get the perfect combination of beautiful, natural wildlife, incredible sunsets and every day amenities. There has been no better time than now to buy!

Affordable Costa Rica Real Estate

Las Villas de San Buenas offers an affordable solution to retiring abroad, owning a second home in paradise or as an investment. With lots starting as low as $19,900 this Costa Rica Real Estate development is a must see.

The master plan includes numerous parks, green areas and a hiking trail into the jungle that is located on the property. There are a variety of lot types including ocean views, riverfront and mountain views and a variety of lot sizes.

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Our owners have two options that no other single development can offer:

1) Ownership in the Ballena Beach Club. More information on the Ballena Beach Club . The Ballena Beach Club is located approximately 15 minutes from Las Villas de San Buenas and offers owners private showers, secure storage of valuables, swimming pools and a full restaurant and bar, for your day at the beach.

2) Golf course memberships at San Buenas Golf Resort which is located right next door to Las Villas de San Buenas

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Mountain views from lot 9 in Las Villas de San Buenas

Las Villas de San Buenas

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