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Patience and freedom of speech in Costa Rica

Patience and freedom of speech in Costa Rica

I’m pretty sure it was a Tico who came up with “Patience is the mother of all virtues”. Do you have any patience at all? If you plan to move to Costa Rica, I hope you have patience. Lots of patience. In my first years of living in Costa Rica, I was always surprised that […]

10 Guidelines for not being an abusive buyer

10 Guidelines for not being an abusive buyer of Costa Rica real estate

Once in a while, we have an abusive buyer. You didn’t know they exist? Becky Clower of Blue Water Properties in Tamarindo wrote an article for We Love Costa Rica “how not to treat your realtor”. For some time, I have been thinking about writing a blog about an abusive buyer of Costa Rica real […]

Ethical Traveler puts Costa Rica on their list of Developing World 10 Best Ethical Destinations

IVO HENFLING | MARCH 2, 2011 Ethical Traveler supports countries working to maintain strong environmental, human rights, and eco-tourism values. The nonprofit organization Ethical Traveler places Costa Rica on their Top 10 of best ethical destinations world-wide.   Ethical Traveler urges urge travelers to step off the beaten path. Each year, after extensive research, their […]

Help the leatherback turtles in Costa Rica

by Isabelle Jones, your Atenas real estate specialist Give something back to Costa Rica and volunteer to help the Tortugas on the Carribean side of Costa Rica. Another turtle season on the Carribean….and “TORTUGAS” begins tours to Estacion Las Tortugas (ELT) in March.  The season runs through June. The most endangered-of-extinction sea turtle, the Leatherback, […]

the highest life satisfaction in the world

Costa Ricans report the highest life satisfaction in the world

Did you know that Costa Ricans report the highest life satisfaction worldwide? Costa Rica scored #1 out of 140 nations in 2009 and 2012. The Happy Planet Index is a measure that shows the ecological efficiency with which human well-being is delivered around the world. It is the first-ever index to combine environmental impact with […]

Toro 3 Hidro-electric Proyect

Toro 3 Hidro-electric Proyect promoted by ICE, BCR and Jasec

Toro 3 Hydro-electric Project promoted by ICE, BCR, and Jasec. The Banco de Costa Rica (BCR), the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and the Administrative Board of Cartago Electric Service (JASEC) signed a trust agreement, reported yesterday by these entities. This agreement is to build the Toro 3 hydroelectric project. The project is located in […]