Living in Costa Rica

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San Jose, Costa Rica           

Vibrant and packed with Victorian mansions, Costa Rica's rowdy, bustling capital San Jose was built on the profits of the coffee trade and working "golden bean" plantations still surround the city. Try freshly roasted local beans at Mercado Central. For shinier gold, visit the Museo del Oro. Many renovated

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toucan-costa-ricaHandsome Properties has an extensive luxury real estate portfolio. From Parisienne apartments for rent to historic castles in Italy, our diverse range of homes for sale could cause anyone to be green with envy. One area that is growing in popularity among our clients is the beautiful country of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is located in Central America in between Nicaragua and Panama. Bordered by the North Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east, this diverse landscape offers many wonderful investment opportunities for the right buyer.

Here are 4 reasons why you should consider a vacation home in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Offers a High Quality of Life

Costa Rica is earning a reputation as one of the safer, more stable Central

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venice-homes-for-saleWhether you're jet setting to the French Riviera for a vacation or headed to your next major conference, travel can be a stressful experience.

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We scoured the net for the best luxury travel tips from our favorite travel bloggers, fashionistas, and CEOs. Armed with these tips, you're one step closer to becoming a savvy (and stylish) traveler.

Packing Tips

Buy and Pack Outfits, Not Separates

Keep outfits in mind when purchasing and packing your travel wardrobe. Lay out your clothes in different combinations, and make sure each item can be used in at least two different outfits. The less you pack, the more room you have for shopping purchases in your luggage. - Travel Gal Boutique
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costa-rica-vacation-homesCosta Rica is quickly becoming one of the newest hot spots for real estate investment and for many good reasons. The country has been nicknamed the “Switzerland of South America” thanks to its stable government and political scene. If year round beach weather and friendly locals aren’t enough of a reason to invest in Costa Rica real estate, we have compiled a few reasons that might make you give Costa Rica a second look.

Democratic and Stable Government

Costa Rica benefits from a stable democratic government and does not have a military, only local police forces and a Coast Guard. Their government is very similar to the United States’ with a constitution and checks and balances in place. The “army free” environment attracts clientele such as

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