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I Bought My Beach Townhouse in Tamarindo, Costa Rica For $85,000 Cash

I Bought My Beach Townhouse in Tamarindo, Costa Rica For $85,000 Cash

When Chicagoan John Marrero started his international house hunt in Costa Rica in 2013, he had tropical villa dreams in mind. Maybe Spanish style, a tropical landscape, maybe an ocean view. “I originally planned to put $100,000 down on a place...

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

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...

“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”

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.