Saturday, September 28, 2013

Essential Costa Rica

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Recovery in Global Real Estate affects Property Prices in Costa Rica


Global real estate prices are recovering and this is having a strong effect on property prices throughout Costa Rica.
The Economist reports a year on year growth of house prices of 12.1% across to USA to the end of the second quarter of 2013.

Further they report that "the recovery still appears to be sound, since prices remain undervalued against income"
Read the full report here.

Knight Frank, in its Global House Price Index Report for the second quarter 2013, reports that worldwide house prices rose 2.4% for the quarter and that "the US housing market recovery appears to be on firmer ground"

The report is available for download here.

As property markets have recovered worldwide more and more buyers are looking at Costa Rica for both holiday homes and investments. This is pushing up real estate prices in Costa Rica and a number of recent articles reflect these increases:

This increased demand is resulting in more development. For example some recently announced developements are covered in the National newspapers here and here

And don't forget for US clients the implementation of the HIRE Act may make it more difficult and more expensive to get funds out of the US.

So if you are seriously considering a purchase in Costa Rica the time to act is now.

The offices in Quepos and Manuel Antonio can assist with your Central Pacific requirements. The San Jose office with your Central Valley requirements.

And of course Naturewalk is ideal for clients seeking a home and income in Costa Rica.

The "fly and buy" programs are worth up to US$2,000 to you.

To find out more about these and for assistance with your property requirements just call  
USA +1-866-990-1123 (toll free) or Europe +353-1-272-4184 or e mail

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tiquisque and Teak in Permalife farms

The teak and tiquisque are growing quickly and strongly in Permalife Farms Naturewalk 3.

The plant in the foreground is a teak sapling.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tim Ryan Treks in Naturewalk

Tim Ryan, world explorer and adventurer, recently undertook a trekking tour to the renowned Rif Mountains in Northern Morocco with his trek group where they enjoyed the amazing views and experienced the geological wonders and cultural atmosphere of this exotic arab land.

Tim Ryan will be in Naturewalk this coming Winter, offering multi-day treks into the beautiful Carara National Park and mountains. 

Be one of the first to experience this amazing and unique area of Costa Rica. 

If you would like more updates on Naturewalk and on Tim Ryan adventure Treks contact us by by calling our toll free number (in Canada and U.S.A): 1-866-990-1123 or writing to

Friday, September 13, 2013

How Easy is it to do Business in Costa Rica?


International Finance Corporation and the World Bank assess 185 economies for ease of doing business yearly.

The study looks at a whole range of factors in each economy assessed.

Costa Rica has improved its position by 12 places since 2012 however there are still a number of areas which could be improved significantly.

If you are considering starting a business in Costa Rica the page makes interesting and valuable reading

You can see the entire assessment here:

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Local Resident

One of the local residents looks down on the canoes in the Rio Savegre

Tricky descent on the Rio Savegre

Greg from the Naturewalk Adventure Center tackles a tricky descent on the Rio Savegre