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Century 21 Nosara, Costa Rica

New Capital Gains Tax in Costa Rica

July 1, 2019 will be ‘A Date Which Will Live in Infamy’ in Costa Rica. Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. There was no sneak attack by foreign invaders and FDR may have had slightly graver circumstances (Millennials: Google December 7, 1941 if you’re not following this…). This is the date that…

Vacation Rental Homes

Nosara is a tourism based economy. As you probably know, many of the homes in Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada are rented out weekly to tourists coming from all over the world, but primarily from the US, Canada and Europe. While full time residents have certainly made a splash in Nosara over recent years, there…

How to calculate CLOSING COSTS in Costa Rica

Purchasing property in Costa Rica is somewhat similar to places like North America and Europe, and there are some practices to which you may be unaccustomed. One such example is that in Costa Rica, a licensed Costa Rica Attorney (who is also a Notary) must represent both the buyer and seller. It is more common…

Get to know “The Project” in Nosara

The majority of real estate transactions in the Nosara area happen in the American Project (aka Proyecto Americano). The ‘Project’ began development in the early 1970’s and encompasses Playa Pelada, the northern third of Playa Guiones, and goes east where it meets the town of Nosara and the reserve behind the Las Huacas community. Of…