Santa Ana is a modish destination to escape from the bustling life of San José, a few miles away from the capital. This small splendid suburb welcomes a large part of expat population in a peaceful and cultural atmosphere. Santa Ana is home to luxury hotels, trendy restaurants and high-end stores. The close proximity of the city to metropolitan San José provides it a unique and inviting appeal and makes it a perfect place for travelers to explore the whole country as the Inter-American Highway, which crosses the Valley is conveniently close to Santa Ana.
|Surface type (Av.):||600 m2||667 m2|
|Min price (Av.):||$1,500,000||$650,000|
|Med price (Av.):||$1,500,000||$1,828,000|
|Max price (Av.):||$1,500,000||$3,395,000|
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.
This relaxing spot in San Antonio de Belén, -20-kilometer drive away from the Central Valley- is a bathing resort which contains swimming pools and lakes formed by a natural spring. This water park is famous for its natural spring which boils out water at 5,000 gallons a minute from the "eye". A waterfall juste below the "eye" gives a perfect natural massage and has plenty of seating available. The park has also a lake and large areas for walking, sitting or playing. This family place will provide an entertaining experience to swim in a cool and clear natural water.
Assunta Fox is a fine art gallery dedicated to the representational promotion of national and international contemporary artists. Its aim is to attract a new clientele among which private collectors, art consultants as well as designers and architects could help the development of the gallery. This art gallery offers an opportunity to acquire contemporary art from established and emerging artists.
The National museum is an institution dedicated to the promotion and the preservation of the history of Costa Rica from the first tribes to the arrival of Spanish invaders. Indeed, the Pre-history of Costa Rica represents a true cultural jewel that needed protection. Founded in 1887, the museum was not supposed to exhibits its discoveries but it eventually became a public place in 1930. Nowadays, the museum is host in the former Bellavista barracks. This choice was a strong symbol of the new era that took place in Costa Rica : to favour education and culture instead of military forces and oppression.
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...