Escalante is a upper residential neighbourhood situated on the eastern side of San José, a few miles away from Downtown. This suburb is adored by students, young professionals and families. In a casual grace, Escalante offers a large number of luxury homes, upscale restaurants and bars and a bustling nightlife. This district satisfies active city dwellers and tourists who are looking for trendy theaters fine dining and live music venues.
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 San Jose 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.
In 2010, the Art City Tour was created in San José and over the years, it gained popularity and became one of the most popular civic events in Costa Rica. With more than 45 editions since its creation, the Art City tour invites locals and foreigners to learn more about the art and culture in San José. During the free tour, visitors will discover local museums, art galleries, cultural centers, which exhibits historical and architectural jewels hidden at plain sight. Free shuttles transport patrons from one cultural place to the next. Different routes are to choose and each one is sponsored by a different company.
Costa Rica's Ministry of Culture and Youth organizes a weekly festival called "Enamorate de tu ciudad" which proposes ongoing series of workshops and performances in San José's urban parks. This public and free event was created in 2010 and also offers various activities such as yoga, wumba, stilts and artistry. During weekends, La Sabana Park comes alive with pickup soccer games, jogging groups and massive zumba classes involving hundreds of people. The objective of this festival is to develop communities, to promote a sense of identity, to consolidate the Costa Rican family and recover urban spaces.
Amon Solar is an old discreet building located in the Amon neighbourhood that became the artists' gathering place in Costa Rica. This large Romanesque structure houses a restaurant, a large main stage and “El Sótano” which a little jazz club that is a subterranean speakeasy for jazz players. This place hosts all kinds of visual and performing artists. The endless cycle of blues and jazz performances gives new meaning to Costa Rica’s famed pura vida (the pure life).
San José is the capital and the largest city of Costa Rica and it is situated in the heart of the Central Valley, at 1,200 meters of altitude. Surrounded by majestic mountains and volcanos, this is a recent city which is organized as the ones in North America, that is to say with numbered streets which cross themselves at right angle.
This is an unique city, very diversified and with multi-facets. Its particularity is the fact that well-off neighbourhoods are in the fringes of the city while the popular districts are in the center. This is the reason why the major economic activity of the city takes place in the suburbs.
The central location of San Jose in the country makes it an ideal place to trav...