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IRA Limitations when you buy Costa Rica real estate

by Ivo Henfling Many North Americans don’t know you can buy real estate in Costa Rica with your self directed IRA (Individual Retirement Account) or your 401(k) (Retirement Savings Account).  Very few Costa Rica real estate agents know how you can realize the purchase without running into trouble. You will need the cooperation of your […]

Soon no more frustrated clients of Costa Rica services?

You and I are probably both frustrated most of the time with the services some larger corporations give, like banks and the utility companies in Costa Rica and in many other parts of the world. Globalization and the large corporations are taking over. Therefore the client friendly smaller companies and mom and pop businesses cannot […]

Costa Rica Retirement Dreams

Costa Rica Retirement Dreams | get real

My mom and dad had Costa Rica retirement dreams over 30 years ago. They made them happen. At the time, retiring in Costa Rica was an incredible adventure. Although it still is, times have changed. My mom and dad didn’t buy their home in Costa Rica from a GoDutch Realty agent, because GoDutch Realty didn’t […]

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 […]

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 […]