Surf, Sun, and a $92,000 Second Home by the Beach in Costa Rica

Surf, Sun, and a $92,000 Second Home by the Beach in Costa Rica

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September 18, 2017

Cheryl Stinson always dreamt of learning to surf. When a Google search result came up for Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, not only did her dream come true, it also turned out to be the start of a new sunny chapter for the Ottawa native...

“Our Property Taxes Are So Low, We Pay For Five Years at a Time”

“Our Property Taxes Are So Low, We Pay For Five Years at a Time”

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August 23, 2017

Mark Baker and his wife, Jacqueline, learned how to adapt to living overseas during his career in the U.S. Army. "We lived in Western Europe, Central Europe, and Scandinavia," says Jackie. "The exposure to different cultures provided us with an appreciation...

A Fairytale Beach Life in Mexico For Half the Cost of the U.S.

A Fairytale Beach Life in Mexico For Half the Cost of the U.S.

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August 21, 2017

As I write about my life here in Cancún, Mexico, it seems like a fairytale and yet, it's very real. The first thing I see every morning, even before getting out of bed, is a clear, unobstructed view of the shimmering, aquamarine Caribbean Sea...just beyond the pool.

Buy For $159,000 in This Up-and-Coming Beach Town

Buy For $159,000 in This Up-and-Coming Beach Town

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August 20, 2017

Playa Potrero is a small village on Costa Rica's northern Pacific Coast, nestled nearly equidistant between the more popular tourist hubs of Playas del Coco and Playa Tamarindo. Potrero represents a growing, full-time expat community and real estate opportunities that still represent great value beach living.

“We’re Living Our Own Version of Paradise on Costa Rica’s Coast”

“We’re Living Our Own Version of Paradise on Costa Rica’s Coast”

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August 17, 2017

Lance and Mary Miller both grown up in small towns, he in Iowa and she in Maryland. "We appreciated the simplicity and intimacy of living in a small community," Mary says. Mary had been a nurse for many years and Lance had a career in the military and lived in several countries.