Monday, December 28, 2015

Foreclosure Opportunity


An opportunity has arisen for an astute qualified investor to earn a 15% return in 6 months or alternately to gain ownership of a Coffee Farm with three homes for just $500,000. The farm was valued 5 years ago at $1.5 million.

General details of the Farm:
  • 30 acres
  • 3 new, custom-built homes
  • 3 Building lots 
  • over 900 meters of public road frontage
  • secluded setting
  • private river
  • panoramic views
  • coffee plants
  • fruit orchard
  • Hardwood trees
  • Wild Orchids

This opportunity is only suited to qualified investors with cash available now and there are many ways the deal can be structured.

To find out more e mail or call USA +1-202-697-9284 or Europe +353-1-272-4184

Friday, December 18, 2015

Electrical Substation at Naturewalk

The electrical substation close to Naturewalk has made great progress in the past 3 months and it is now almost finished. Pictures below are from September 2015 and some recent pictures from December 2015.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Overdue taxes? - if you're a US Citizen you could lose your Passport!

The US Government has continued it's policy of making it more difficult for its citizens to transfer assets and live abroad with the most recent introduction of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (H.R. 22).

One provision in the FAST act will let the federal government revoke, deny or limit a U.S. citizen's passport if the person owes more than $50,000 in "seriously delinquent tax debt," including penalties and interest. 

The IRS will use a threshold of $50,000 of unpaid federal taxes. But this $50,000 figure includes penalties and interest. And as everyone knows, interest and penalties can add up fast and this $50,000 level could be reached quite quickly.

What has the FAST Act got to do with passports when its focus is the funding of transportation infrastructure. The answer is nothing, except that the measure is estimated to raise nearly $400 million over a decade.

Also it follows the US Governments policy of "hiding" legislation limiting its citizens abilities to live overseas within unconnected legislation. FACTA (The Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act) was hidden within the unrelated HIRE act (Read more about FACTA here, here and here).

It is better for the US Economy if US Citizens keep their assets within the US Economy rather than investing elsewhere around the world. The US Government has implemented a strategy of disincentivizing and frightening citizens from investing, living and owning property outside of the US.

The implementation of the FAST act, which comes into action in January 2016, is another step of this policy.

The likelihood is that the US Government will continue to implement more disincentives, over the coming months and years.

Our advice to US Citizens remains the same - if you are seriously considering a property purchase in  Costa Rica or elsewhere the time to act is now. The longer you wait the more likely it is to be very difficult if not impossible for you to invest in or own property abroad.

Read more about the FAST Act in Forbes here and on CNN here.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Papaya and teak inter-cropped in Naturewalk 3

Below are some pictures of the delicious papaya intercropped with teak in Naturewalk 3, Turrubares, Costa Rica.

Naturewalk is a fully masterplanned development in Turrrubares, in the Central Pacific Region of Costa Rica. Owners can have a beautiful home and can also benefit from crops farmed on their land giving them an income.

To find out more e mail or call USA +1-202-697-9284

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Travel Service

Costa Rica Invest Travel is delighted to offer a full travel concierge service for our clients. Linda and her team have access to the very best deals and insider secrets on accommodation, tours and car rental in Costa Rica.
If you are considering a property purchase during your next trip to Costa Rica we can assist you with all aspects of your stay in Costa Rica.
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Finca Bella Fe - $1,950,000

  •  FINCA BELLA FE (Beautiful fortune) is a tranquil peace of heaven. If you're looking for privacy, security, and a more natural environment with great climate all year long. Which makes this farm a great investment property well suited for residential development, perfect family compound or numerous agricultural uses.

  • The main house was once a monastery which has been converted into a hacienda style home with wrap around porch and patio with fire pit. The home has a master suit plus three more bedrooms with two large bathrooms, includes two living rooms, a more formal dining area as well as a separate breakfast area next to the kitchen.

  • There is a second farmhouse with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Wrap around porch with mountain and valley views.

  • The farm is bordered by forest on three sides and is situated at the highest point on a ridge overlooking volcano Arenal. Finca Belle Fe was originally a monastery where monks would frequently come for meditation. Their chapel still exists among the coconut trees at the highest point in the farm. Currently the farm’s primary interest is sheep. Secondary interest is hard woods, orange groves and the introduction of mangosteen to the area, producing an income which pays part of the farm maintenance costs. There are six segragated surveyed lots ready for sale or construction within the farm. Each with its own plano and stunning views stretching from Volcano Arenal to Lake Nicaragua. This corner of the Northern Zone is still Costa Rica’s best-kept secret.

  • Located in the center of the country; the farm is 15 minutes from Aqua Zarcas, 15 minutes from Muelle, 15 minutes from Ciudad Quesada and 90 minutes to San Jose’s International Airport. Ciudad Quesada has private and public hospitals, private and national banks as well as all services of a big city.


    • SUBDIVIDED PARCELS READY FOR SALE: There are six segregated plano lots ranging from 5400m2 to 2 hectares. All parcels are terraced with incredible views from volcano Arenal to lake Nicaragua.


    • High tension electric
    • 3km internal churro lastre roads
    • Public water
    • Private well water
    • Extensive drainage and drainage retention walls
    • Large lagunas


    • Main 4 bedroom house
    • Farm house 2 bedroom
    • New steel coral with bodega
    • 3 Full cement bodegas
    • Nursery

    Main Home  :   2,000 sq. ft. (approx)
    Bedrooms  :   4
    Living Rooms  :   2
    Toilets / Bathrooms  :   2
    Kitchen  :   1
    Master suite includes lounge area, office and walk in closet
    Wrap around porch
    Large outdoor patio with fire grill

    Farm House      
    Bedrooms  :   2
    Toilets / Bathrooms  :   1
    Living Rooms  :   1
    Kitchen  :   1
    Wrap around porch

    Locatipon: San Ramon de Cariblanca
    District: Quesada
    Canton: San Carlos
    Province: Alajuela
    Country: Costa Rica
    GPS Location: 10° 24’ 46” N, 84° 24’ 41” W
    Lot size: (46 Hectares, 113 Acres, 460,000 Sq. Mt., 4,951,399 Sq. Ft.)

    If you are ready to step off the treadmill in to a life of pura vida you owe it to yourself to take a look. Please contact us for more details

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    Electrical Substation close to Naturewalk.

    ICE (the national electrical energy company in Costa Rica) are currently constructing a new electrical substation close to Naturewalk. This will be of huge benefit to Naturewalk and homes in Naturewalk in the future when the station  is commissioned and comes on line.
    Additionally ICE are further improving the roads which will also be of significant benefit to Naturewalk.

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Fractional Home Ownership in Naturewalk

    In order to cater for demand for the Premier three bed home, Naturewalk will offer a fractional ownership opportunity starting at just $20,000.

    This titled ownership (not timeshare) and each owner will own 1/12th of the title of the property entitling them to complete unfettered access to this beautiful home for the particular month they choose.

    • Premier 3 bedroom jungle lodge residence
    • Situated on a beautiful 1/2 acre premium view lot
    • Fully Furnished
    • Pool
    • ATV Included
    • 1/12 Titled Recorded Fractions from just $20,000
    • Finance Available
    • Credit Card Payments Accepted
    • Built to US Standards
    • Vaulted ceilings
    • Ceiling fans
    • Spacious balconies, terraces and decks
    • Large picture windows
    • Air conditioning
    • Internet access
    • Designer light fixtures
    • Detailed exterior lighting
    • Hardwood cabinetry
    • Walk-in-closets
    • Built-in furniture
    • Full-size bathtubs
    To find out more, see frequently asked questions, a full legal review of fractional ownership visit:

    Friday, August 21, 2015

    Home Construction

    Below you can see some pictures of the home construction style for the new home designs in Naturewalk. The homes are timber construction on a light steel frame, giving long lasting, durable, safe construction. This home is currently in construction by the building company but is not located in Naturewalk. The Naturewalk three bedroom home design is a much larger home:
    Naturewalk is a fully masterplanned community in the Central Pacific Region of Costa Rica. Owners can have a home in a beautiful location and can further benefit from high value fully managed crops growing on their land. To find out more call USA +1-202-697-9284 or Europe +353-1-272-4184 or e mail

    Saturday, August 1, 2015

    Harvesting Ginger and Preparing Ginger for Replanting

    The ginger in Naturewalk has been harvested and the harvest has been a great success, with lots of high quality ginger grown. This ginger will be prepared for use as seed in the next planting of ginger in Naturewalk.

    Naturewalk is a fully masterplanned development in the Central Pacific Region of Costa Rica. Owners in Naturewalk can have a home in paradise and even better they can have fully managed high value crops grown on their land giving them an income. To find out more, e mail or call 
    USA +1-202-697-9284 or Europe +353-1-272-4184

    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Naturewalk Summer Sale 2015

    Naturewalk. Costa Rica is having a Summer Sale
    1 month only from the 20th of July - 20th of August 2015

    3 Bed Premier Residence
    $199,500 Sales Price $149,500
    Amazing Value for this premium 3 bedroom jungle lodge residence. Regular price $199,500 On sale for 30 days at just $149,500. Situated on a beautiful 1/2 acre view Lot 41 at Summit Ridge 2 Subdivision. Act now to secure this new residence at an unbeatable saving. Click here to find out more
    1 Bed Eco-Resort Residence 
    $159,500 Sale Price $129,500 
    Your Costa Rica getaway on premium view Summit Ridge Lot 54. A resort residence for your jungle safaris into our Tulin Wilderness area. Avail of the opportunity to place in the rental program for additional income. Regular price $159,500 now at an incredible $129,500.Click here to find out more
    Vanilla and Teak Multipurpose Agricultural and Building Lot 
    $93,750 Sale Price $64,500 
    Get the perfect agricultural and building lot combination with a high value annual vanilla crop and 15 year old teak. See the ocean and live in a forest. Regularly priced at $93,750 now for an unbelievable $64,500.Click here to find out more
    Ginger and Papaya Multipurpose Agricultural and Building Lot 
    $87,500 Sale Price $60,500 
    Located in Permalife Farms, Naturewalk 3 and planted with a high-value ginger and papaya crop. Jungle Wilderness and Naturewalk River Views. Regularly priced at $87,500 now for an unbeatable $60,500. Click here to find out more

    To find out more click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser:

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015

    Ginger Harvest

    The ginger harvest has started in Permalife Farms, Naturewalk 3:

    Naturewalk is a fully masterplanned community in the Central Pacific Region of Costa Rica. Owners can have a home in Naturewalk and even better they can benefit from fully managed crops grown on their land.

    To find out more please e mail or call USA +1-202-697-9284 or Europe +353-1-272-4184

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    New Casita Home Design

    A new more contemporary Casita home design is now available in Naturewalk.

    These homes are 250ft2 larger than the original home design and are priced at just $84,500.

    These homes can also be included in the Naturewalk Rental pool

    To find out more click on this link here:

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    New Box Design

    The box for the Juicy Pineapples by Naturewalk Farms design has been updated, with brighter more vibrant colors. Watch out for the box in a store near you:

    Friday, May 15, 2015

    You only live once - release those tied up funds!

    Clients often tell us they want to purchase in Costa Rica but their funds are tied up in pensions, 401k's, IRA's, RRSP's, businesses, real estate....etc. etc. Did you know that there are a range of tax compliant options that allow clients to release funds from these structures?

    You could release the funds to allow the purchase of your dream home in Costa Rica now. Click on the link below to find out more

    Pineapple and Papaya in Naturewalk 3

    Inter-cropping of crops gives diversity and a range of different income streams for clients in Naturewalk.

    Below you can see some pictures of pineapple and papaya intercropped in Naturewalk 3.

    Naturewalk is a master-planned development where owners can have a home and additionally benefit from income from fully managed crops growing on their land.

    To find out more about Naturewalk, drop us an e mail to or give us a call on 
    USA +1-202-697-9284 or Europe +353-1-272-4184

    Friday, April 10, 2015

    Naturewalk Pineapple

    More Naturewalk Brand Pineapple being prepared for shipment to New York:

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Packing Pineapple into Shipping Containers

    The pineapple must be carefully containerized for overseas shipping and here a container is filled with delicious juicy Naturewalk Brand Pineapple:

    Ginger is almost ready for harvest

    The ginger in Naturewalk is almost ready for harvest:

    Shipping Pineapple to New York

    In addition to cleaning, preparing, packing and shipping Naturewalk's own agricultural crops, the Naturewalk Farm Center acts as a cooperative and distribution center for locally produced crops.

    Here is some Naturewalk brand pineapple being prepared and packed for shipment to New York:

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    Homes in Naturewalk from just $69,900

    There is a new opportunity just launched in Naturewalk with Casita's starting at just $69,900.

    View from one of the lots

    Details are as follows:

    • This launch pricing is limited to the first 5 homes sold in the Casita Range. 
    • Two home sizes are available in this launch offer - 31.75m2 (342 ft2) and 37.95m2 (408.5 ft2). The design of both homes is the same - it is the 31.75m2 home design in the brochure. The 37.95m2 home is 1m2 bigger "all round" giving an additional 6.2m2 (66.5ft2) of living space 
    • Prices are $69,900 for the 31.75m2 home, $77,900 for the 37.95m2 home. 
    • The price includes the home, the lot (1800m2 / 19,375ft2), carport, driveway, landscaping, all utilities, bio-filtration sewage system, decking and air conditioning but doesn't include furniture or appliances. 
    • The homes are designed to be easily extended. 
    • The lots are located in Naturewalk 3 and you can see the view from one of the lots above (imagine waking up to this view every morning) 
    See more details and a brochure at this link:

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    China to phase out commercial logging in natural forests

    China to phase out commercial logging in natural forests. The State Forestry Administration (SFA) has made
    public plans to phase out commercial logging in the country’s natural forests.

    In the first stage, commercial logging in natural forests in the key forest regions in the Northeast and Inner Mongolia will be halted. The loss of around 50 million cubic metres of annual harvests from the natural forests in China will add to the already huge gap between demand for timber and supply.

    Commercial logging in natural forests to be phased out President Xi Jinping has signalled that all natural forests should be protected. According to Zhao Shucong, Head of the State Forestry Administration (SFA), China will stop commercial logging in natural forests in three stages.

    In the first stage commercial logging in natural forests in the state owned forests in the Northeast and Inner
    Mongolia will be halted. These areas provide around 2.56 million cubic metres of logs annually. At the same time logging bans will be piloted in state owned forest farms, collectives and individual natural forests falling outside protected forest areas.

    In the second stage commercial logging in other categories of natural forests will be phased out but logging
    will continue non natural forests falling within collective and individual non-natural forest areas. The final stage
    will be the cessation of commercial harvesting in all natural forests by the end of 2020.

    China has implemented a Natural Forest Protection Programme (NFPP) for the past 16 years but the forests in many provinces have not recovered as anticipated. It is estimated that almost 200 million hectares of natural forests need to be protected but currently only 64% fall with the NFPP.

    The loss of around 50 million cubic metres of annual harvests from the natural forests in China will add to the
    already huge gap between demand for timber and supply and greater reliance will fall on imports until sufficient plantation areas can be established.

    Source the International Tropical Timber Organization newsletter. Click here to see the newsletter

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    Beautiful Home in San Isidro De Heredia reduced to $1,100,000 for quick sale

    Beautiful Home in San Isidro de Heredia

    Magnificent 750m2 Home in San Isidro de Heredia - $1,100,000

    • This magnificent 750 m2 home in San Isidro has recently been reduced from $1,400,000 to $1,100,00 to faciliate a quick sale. Standing on a spacious 10,745m2 (2.65 acre lot) of park like property in a friendly neighbourhood, this home has access to the the center of San Isidro and all its facilities, whilst maintaing privacy.
    • The property is fully fenced and walled with electric gates. The roofed parking area for up to three cars also has a guard room and storage area. The home has been constructed with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship and boasts Spanish and Italian floor tiles and hardwood ceilings
    • The home design is airy, and well ventilated with large windows and air conditioning or heating are not required
    • San Isidro is a lively town of 17,500 with a very temperate climate and located just a short 30 minute drive from San Jose. Here you have the best of both worlds - quiet country life in the friendly town of San Isidro and easy access to the bustling capital, San Jose.
    • If you are ready to step off the treadmill in to a magnificent home that that exudes the concept of pura vida you owe it to yourself to take a look. Please contact us for more details
    • Home Size  :   750m2 (approx)
      Bedrooms  :   3
      Reception Rooms  :   2
      Toilets / Bathrooms  :   6 (master Bath has Gym & Jacuzzi)
      Kitchen  :   1
      Diningh Room  :   1
      Living Room  :   2
      Study  :   2
      Maids Quarters  :   1
      Swimming Pool  :   15 x 4 m, within a roofed and enclosed terrace, solar heated with jacuzzi
      Lot Size  :   10,745m2 (2.65 acres)

      PRICE US$1,100,000


      Wednesday, February 18, 2015

      Global Peace Index

      We are often asked about levels of crime and violence in Costa Rica.

      The Global Peace Index, by the Institute for Economics and Peace, gives an insight into how countries compare around the world.

      Costa Rica currently ranks at number 42 in the overall ranking. The USA, by comparison, comes in at 101.

      Click here or on the image below to see the Global Peace Index in an interactive format:

      Thursday, February 12, 2015

      Golfito Marina Village & Resort

      June Kraemer Introduces Golfito Marina Village & Resort, a new and exciting project in the Southern Zone:

      For more information about the Golfito Marina Village and Resort Click Here

      To see the full webinar recording and to attend members only webinars have check out Costa Rica Insights by Costa Rica Invest a serious source of information for serious buyers

      Golfito and the Southern Zone

      A short clip from our recent webinar discussing Golfito and the Southern Zone with Bob Corson and June Kraemer:

      To see the full webinar recording and to attend members only webinars have check out Costa Rica Insights by Costa Rica Invest a serious source of information for serious buyers

      16.39 Acre Estate Development Lot Vistas De Chirripo for just $125,000

      • Vistas De Chirripo Country Estates is a residential development of beautiful properties approximately 2 km past Santa Elena which is about 11 km east of San Isidro De EL General in the province of Perez Zeledon in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica. This is a perfect lifestyle location for owners and residents and Vistas de Chirripo was designed to exist in harmony with its natural surroundings and nearby communities. Located at an elevation of 1,100 meters the Estate has a comfortable climate year round (daily high temperature 77 to 81 degrees farenheit). The city of San Isidro, with a population of 80,000, is just a 20 minutes drive away. A number of homes have already been constructed within Vistas De Chirripo.

      • Lot 8 is 66,371 square meters (16.39acres) and the lot is fully serviced with water, electricity, driveway access to the lot which is secured by a solid gate at the entrance to property. Cell phone and internet tower are near by for property owner use.

      • The lot has two large leveled plantels ready for immediate construction. The lower level on lot has large leveled area suitable for a guest house, large swimming pool and a garden/orchard if desired. Whilst the upper level has large leveled area for a home with attached garage, and additional parking space.

      • Lot 8 has the added advantage of being adjacent to lot 7, which is a common area of 34.78 acres for use by all lot owners. This common area has maintained trails that follow the Rio Penas Blancas river. This river also flows in front of the lot 8, providing the calming tranquility of river views

      • The current owner had planned to build on the property, but ill health has forced an unexpected change of plans. The owner will consider a trade for a property with a "ready to move into" home

      PRICE US$125,000

      Tuesday, February 3, 2015

      List your property for Sale with Costa Rica Invest

      We have been regularly contacted by property sellers in Costa Rica asking to list their property with us because of our multinational marketing presence.

      We were often unable to assist because of the properties were not geographically convenient to our general real estate offices and we could not adequately represent them.
      However, we have decided to try to service property sellers (and our clients) better by offering a "for sale by owner" service advertising third party properties directly to our databases.

      As a launch offer a basic listing costs just US$29.99 per month. To subscribe to our basic listing services for just $29.99 per month, please click on the below:

       What's Included? - listing includes:

      1. Listing on our Website
      2. Listing on our Members Only Website
      3. An entry in our Blog 
      4. Listing on our Pinterest
      5. Listing on our Facebook 
      6. Listing on our Google Plus 
      7. Highlighted on Twitter
      8. Inclusion in the general listings e mails sent to the general database and the Costa Rica Insights by Costa Rica Invest databases.
       List your property with Costa Rica Invest

      Thursday, January 29, 2015

      Teak Logs for export

      Naturewalk also has additional teak logs available for containerized export. To find out more contact

      Teak Furniture

      Naturewalk manufactures furniture in the craft village at Pavona. Naturewalk is seeking additional distributors for its furniture in the USA and Canada, For more information contact