Thursday, August 30, 2012

Strong Turnout of Sea Turtles on Guanacaste Beaches

Sea turtles are arriving at many Guanacaste beaches to lay eggs almost every night this rain season in large numbers. One beach seeing a great turnout is Ostiona, on the Nicoya Peninsula, although many beaches have been reporting strong turnouts.

Sea Turtles Arriving NightlyOccur every month in the rain season, being driven by the phases of the moon, especially in the waning phase the nesting sea turtles arrive night, although but often they will begin to arrive in the afternoon, stay overnight to complete their nesting rituals. On average the pacific Costa Rica can see as many as 500,000 turtles arriving to nest and lay on average 100 eggs per turtle.

The Pacific side of Costa Rica is visited by 4 species of sea turtles; Hawsbill Sea Turtle (Tortuga Carey), Olive Ridely sea Turtle (Tortuga Lora), Leatherback Sea Turtle (Tortuga Baula), and the Pacific Green Sea Turtle (Tortuga Tora).

Costa Rica sea turtle volunteer programs have also seen an upsurge in participants in the past few years. Because of this, Costa Rica eco tourism with sea turtles has been booming and Costa Rica has become one of the best locations in Central America to observe and work with sea turtle.

Read the full story on the The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Costa Rican Wildlife




Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Costa Rica tourist numbers up 7.4% for the first half of 2012


San Jose – Costa Rica continues to be one of the preferred destinations for tourists in Latin America.
Reports provided by the Directorate General of Immigration (DGME) and analyzed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) indicate that Costa Rica received 1,285,599 international visitors during the first six months of the year, which represents an increase of 7, 4% over the same period in 2011. 

The airports report the largest number of arrivals (70%). A total of 856,672 international visitors arrived by air, 50,021 more arrivals in comparison with last year. This number represents a growth of 6, 2%.

Juan Santamaria International Airport
Juan Santamaria Airport , San Jose
Juan Santamaria International Airport had 655,530 arrivals, while Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia received 198,913 arrivals, an increase of 26% in comparison with 2011.

The majority of visitors came from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

For Allan Flores, Minister of Tourism, the rise in arrivals by air reflects the hard work that has been done to attract new airlines and increase the frequency of flights, which has resulted in an increase in the number of seats available to our country.

The ICT has an information system that allows the monitoring of several indicators of the tourism sector, many of which are available on its website. This system indicates the number of international arrivals by air, sea, and land during a given period, which is obtained from the data provided by the DGME.
According to Flores, this is a general indicator endorsed and recommended by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which measures the level of growth or decline in tourism for a country as a whole. The purpose is to establish an objective measurement of the tourism activity in Costa Rica, as well as make comparisons with other regions.

In addition, the ICT provides classified information about tourists such as nationality, reasons for traveling, lodging, expenses, and other activities, which is gathered through surveys given to travelers in all different ports of the country.

This information helps entrepreneurs, researchers, and experts prepare market studies.

Read the full story in The Costa Rica News (TCRN)San Jose Costa Rica

Monday, August 13, 2012

New Office opens in San Jose

We have opened a new office in San Jose specifically to faciltate property purchases in San Jose and the central valley.

Located in  Guachipelin de Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica the bilingual staff are on hand to assist with every aspect of property purchase in San Jose and the Central Valley.

The office can be contacted directly at:

Guachipelin de Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica


Direct Costa Rica: 506-6058-8110
US & Canada Toll Free  866-989-2226

Friday, August 10, 2012

Grow your own coffee in NatureWalk

Within NatureWalk there many types of businesses and opportunities.

Dave Giesecke has just launched his own farmville. You can grow coffee on your mini coffee farm and have it harvested and shipped to your door.

See more on Dave's website