The newer wealthy neighbourhood of La Sabana is located on the outskirt of the city of San José and offers all the modern comforts and conveniences. La Sabana welcomes the upper class of the Costa Rican and expats populations. This posh neighbourhood offers a large number of museums, fine operas, gourmet restaurants and high-end hotels. Its two areas -Sabana Norte and Sabana Sur- surround the famous "La Sabana Park", which is a large gren space within the city that became the favorite place for locals and tourists to escape from the bustling streets of the capital city.
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.
La Sabana park is the biggest and most important urban park in Costa Rica and it was inaugurated in 1977. It has been the former international airport of the country for 44 years and its old control tower became the current Art museum. Nowadays, this is a lovely park, with large grassy areas, splendid fountains, a stunning artificial lake, jogging trails and an Olympic-size pool as well as amazing recreation facilities. The park is also home to the National Stadium, also known as "La Joya" (the jewel), which is a new world-class and state-of-the-art soccer stadium as its construction ended in 2010.
Located in La Sabana Park, the former first airport of Costa Rica, the Art Museum was founded in the old control tower in 1977. This museum is home to an impressive collection of works, created by some of the most famous artists in Costa Rica. These works are one of the most important ones in the country's history of fine arts. The Art museum displays a large variety of styles, illustrating the interpretations and imitations of European mouvements by local artists. This cultural place offers permanent exhibits of woodcuts, wooden sculptures as well as paintings and prints from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Created in 1882, Central Market is a renowned place for tourists who would like to experience a real daily life in Costa Rica as it is one of the most representative area of old San José. Central Market is not only a commercial place but a particular space, with its own life and bustling where it is possible to experience Costa Rica's culture and history. From sunup to sundown, more than 20,000 people come shopping here every day.
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 pla...