Friday, January 21, 2011

Estate Lots Launched in NatureWalk

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Estate Lots launched in NatureWalk

In response to demand from investors seeking larger lots in NatureWalk, we have launched a limited (7) number of estate lots. The highlights are:
  • 5,000m2 lots (1.2 acre)

  • fully serviced with water electricity and road access (services completed within 12 months)

  • 13 year old teak on each lot

  • incredible valley views

  • ideal for building your own villa in your own "mini - estate"

  • alternately may be suitable for subdividing into smaller lots in the future

  • to find out more contact us on Europe +353 1 272 4184 USA + 1 866 990 1123 or e mail to

The estate lots have beautiful valley views

Click here to download a map of these lots


Monday, January 17, 2011

Costa Rica improves its ranking in the Index of Economic Freedom

This year, Costa Rica improved in the Index of Economic Freedom, which is published in January of each year by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal.

According to the report, Costa Rica ranks 49th in the world among a total of 179 countries. In 2011, Costa Rica earned 67.3 points out of 100, which is 1.4% higher than the 2010 score of 65.9 points. Costa Rica also ranks 9th out of 29 countries in the South and Central America/Caribbean region, and its overall score is higher than the global and regional averages. The top three spots in 2011 go to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia.

The score of each country is the result of the weight of 10 categories, ranging from intellectual property to corruption.

As for the evaluation of Costa Rica, it improved in five categories: trade freedom, monetary freedom, property rights, freedom from corruption, and labor freedom. The biggest improvement was in the category of property rights in which the Heritage Foundation says: “The judicial system can be slow and complicated. Contracts are generally upheld, and investments are secure, but it takes an average of more than 1.5 years to resolve a contract-related legal complaint.”

There was no change in score for the categories of investment freedom and financial freedom while there was a small drop in the categories of business freedom, fiscal freedom, and government spending.

To read the full story on the Costa Rica News click here

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Webinar Thursday 20th Januray 2011

Our next webinar will take place on

Date: Thursday 20th January 2011

Time: 1:00pm Eastern (6:00pm United Kingdom)

This webinar will present NatureWalk our teak and development land opportunity in Costa Rica

Whether you are a pure investor, plan to have a home in Costa Rica, or want both you must attend this webinar.

To read more and to register visit:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Webinar - grow your own Green Oilfield

Our next webinar will be on Thursday the 13th of January 2011 at 1:00pm Eastern USA time (6:00pm UK time).

To read more and register for the webinar click on this link (or copy and paste it into your browser):

Friday, January 7, 2011

Costa Rica is the Poster Child for Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)

We have all heard the prase "that money does not grow on trees" and whilst the trees may not actually grow bank notes they do provide a range of valuable environmental services whose value can be measured eg. roots stablising earth to prevent landslides. absorbtion of Co2 from the atmosphere, and many more.

The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity (TEEB),
a UN backed project estimates the cost of deforestationand rainforest destruction is $2 - $5 triollion per year!

At October's Convention on Bioligical Diversity meeting almost every country in the world pledged to make the changes that reward conservation of vital ecosystems and penalize its destruction.

Costa Rica has been applying its Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) system since the 1990's and is the poster child for this system.

To read more coverage by Richard Black, Environment Correspondent BBC, click here