Curridabat is situated a few miles away from Downtown San José and this ideal location makes it a good place to live in, enjoying a fresh climate and a tropical weather. This eastern suburb welcomes a large population of foreigners and expats in an upscale atmosphere. In this residential neighbourhood, which is one of the oldest in the country, there are plenty of trendy restaurants, splendid buildings, historical monuments and posh mansions to discover, all in a breathtaking surrounding as the district offers a spectacular view on the mountains.
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.
San José's craft market has an extraordinary collection of colourful crafts: handmade jewelry, splendid woven bags... It is the largest presentation of artisan and craft ware in Costa Rica. This market is covered by a roof but is opened to the breeze to enjoy the tropical climate. Beautiful wooden carvings are exhibited such as Costa Rican animals, pre-Columbian figures as well as votives and deities but you can also buy Costa Rica souvenirs.
The University of Costa Rica is a prestigious institution in the country which was created in 1940. It is mainly due to its cultural activities that the wealthiest of the Tico families have chosen Curribadat as a place to live. This university became an educational leader in Costa Rica due to its more than seven decades of history and it enjoys an international reputation thanks to its teaching quality.
Commonly known as the Iglesia of Curridabat, the Parroquia San Antonio de Padua is a church located in Curridabat and this is one of the oldest parishes in the country as it was built in 1676. It was dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua by order of Philip II of Spain. A part of the monument was destroyed by fire in 1830 and it became an independent parish in 1833. Nowadays, the church is considered as an exceptional monument with an immense historic value.
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...