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Costa Rica Happiness

January 7, 2018
Costa Rica Happiness Costa Rica has long been recognized by the Happy Index Planet as the happiest country in the world. Recently, National Geographic also confirmed these results by blending Dan Buettner’s earlier research, also on behalf of National Geographic, with his recent studies on Blue Z…

Casa Lapas New Costa Rica Rancho

December 30, 2017
New Costa Rica Rancho The owners of Casa Lapas, our Chairman Duane Halverson and his wife, Mary, recently improved their home – they added a beautiful Costa Rica Rancho behind the home. Casa Lapas was the first home constructed in Las Villas de San Buenas and the Halverson’s have been continuousl…

Costa Rica Retreat Center Plans

December 2, 2017
The survey for Costa Rica Retreat Center plans (subject to change) We have always planned on offering more than just an affordable Costa Rica real estate option and with that in mind we are in the early stages of our Costa Ri…

New International Airport in the Southern Zone – Editorial by Nick Halverson

October 11, 2017
My first trip to Costa Rica was in March 2005. During that initial trip, the local real estate agent told me about the “New international airport that will be built soon.” Here we are twelve years later and still not another international airport in the Southern Zone. In my agent’s defense, there…

Reserva Playa Tortuga Donation

October 7, 2017
Reserva Playa Tortuga Donation Nick Halverson, on behalf of Las Villas de San Buenas and all of the development’s owners, made a donation of headlamps to the  Reserva Playa Tortuga. This marks the third time that Las Villas de San Buenas has donated the much needed headlamps to Reserva Playa Tort…

Meet Our Customers

August 25, 2017
We our proud that we have had customers visit our properties from throughout the world.  Due to COVID19 and the current travel restrictions that are in place, here’s a short video to watch and to remember Costa Rica by (and to start planning for your first/next trip).

Scarlet Macaw (Lapa) Photographed from Casa Lapas

August 24, 2017
There’s a reason we call Casa Lapas, ‘Casa Lapas’. A lapa is the Costa Rican name for the scarlet macaw. We hear and see them almost daily. Below is a photograph of one in an almond tree near Casa Lapa. The photograph below was taken by Nick Halverson in May 2015 from the backyard of Casa Lapa us…

Custom Home Design Service Available

July 24, 2017
We can custom design a home to perfectly fit your lot. Below is our latest design for our customer, who has a specific set of requests. They love it!!! For more information about our library of home designs, or to learn more about our custom home design process, please read more here.  Contact us…

Shipping a Vehicle to Costa Rica

May 1, 2017
Shipping a Vehicle to Costa Rica Submitted by Jason Mueller, who has lived in Costa Rica for three years and specializes in facilitating the process of shipping vehicles to Costa Rica. If you have dreamed of living in a beautiful villa in paradise island, then Costa Rica is the place for you. Cos…

Successful Inaugural San Buenas Writers’ Retreat

March 24, 2017
We recently hosted the inaugural San Buenas Writers’ Retreat here at Las Villas de San Buenas.    

Cafe’ Rey Market: The Cultural Hub of Downtown San Buenas

February 26, 2017
The Cultural Hub of Downtown San Buenas By Ezekiel Tyrus Sitting on a bench in front of Cafe’ Rey Market, and thinking this has the flavor of a general store in the Old American South, or even Old Florida. Incredibly hot and the road is dirt. Chickens walk by freely. Down the street you can hear …