Situated on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a true paradise for beach lovers. This is a famous place as it enjoys exotic flora and wildfire, splendid beaches with crystal clear blue waters and one of the best surfing spots. This vibrant seaside town became one of the most sought-after hotspots in Costa Rica as international surfers come from all over the world to ride the famed Salsa Brava waves. Puerto Viejo was a former quiet small fishing village that became a charming neighbourhood which offers trendy bars and restaurants on a fun and relaxed atmosphere, where Afro-Caribbean, Bribri Indian, Ticos and hippyesque cultures are perfectly mixed together.
Investing in Costa Rica is the best to make your money grow as the real-restate market is in full expansion. Setting up in Costa Rica, it is enjoying the Occidental comfort at attractive prices.
In the past few years, Costa Rica has attracted many foreign investors due to its social and political stability and its tourism sector which is considerably extending. Buying a property in Limón is an affordable solution and it is the right time to try as the housing sector has an annual estimation of 20%. Either it is for private or commercial use, you will undoubtedly derive profits.
There is no legal restriction to buy a property in Costa Rica, even if you are a non-resident, who have the same rights than the native people in terms of property. Before purchasing, there is one fundamental element to consider: The most comprehensive form of property ownership in Costa Rica is fee ownership. Fortunately for foreigners, the conditions for this type of ownership are the same for Costa Rican nationals as they are for foreigners. The concept of fee simple ownership is the same in Costa Rica as in the US. Basically, fee simple ownership gives the owner of the property the absolute right to materially own the property.
Before any purchase, it is recommended to examine the different legal documents such as the owner of the property, the plans... You will find all the useful information on the website registronacional.go.cr.
It is also encouraged to contact a professional of the real-estate market in the area to know the different steps of the buying process.
Some experts advise to buy a good through the creation of a limited liability company, which will increase the application fees.
Thanks to its tempered climate all year long, temperatures are in average between 18 and 25 degrees. The months from August to October correspond to the rainy season. The Pacific Ocean is restless, which provides excellent surfing conditions. However, some roads are impracticable due to the waterways to cross.
From June to November, it is the rainy season, which is called "temporada verde". However, it does not mean rain for 24hours a day. The abundant rains only last for one to two hours during the afternoon. It is possible to enjoy sunny mornings. Roads can be muddy and there are less visitors. Therefore, you will enjoy less crowded places, in a more peaceful atmosphere at attractive prices.
From December to April, it is the dry season. It is the best moment of the year to travel to Costa Rica but it is also the most touristic period. Prices increase and most of hotels are full. But you will enjoy very good weather conditions. This is the best moment to sunbath and benefit from dream beaches.
Salsa Brava became one of the most famous surfing spots in the world as the waves are ones of the biggest and heaviest. Therefore, only the most experienced surfers should ride on this spot because its reef breaking wave has been known to rip unexperienced surfers apart with its notorious "cheese grater". Salsa Brava has been home to some of Costa Rica's most legendary surf competitions.
To discover the Costa Rican jungle and see it from an unprecedented point of view, the Caribbean Canopy and zipline is an original attraction to experience. Having the thrill of flying over 2,500 meters of zipline cable will allow you to enjoy one of the most spectacular view on the heart of the forest. This tour will learn you various elements regarding the indigenous communities and the local flora and fauna while having fun.
The Bribri family is an indigenous community which is particularly proud to share its heritage. Visitors can discover the extraordinary life of one of the largest indigenous communities in Central America. During an intimate cultural tour, you will learn the customs and history of this friendly family as well as its daily activities, which is an unprecedented and unique experience for a cultural tour.
The province of Limón is situated along the Caribbean coast and the area was firstly settled by indigenous people. It is considered that the province was named in reference of a lemon tree that was planted in front of the office of the Governor of the region and that is was the only tree of this species. The area of Limon has the largest port of the country to export goods abroad.
The region is one of the most pristine and lush province of Costa Rica due to its 125 miles of shoreline between Nicaragua and Panama lined with coconut trees and white sandy beaches. This ultimate tropical paradise has remained untouched and benefits from an unmatched beauty compared with the rest of the country.