In This Issue
Costa Rica: Some Interesting Statistics
1. Top Retirement Destination - International Living Magazine 

2. Most Recommended Trave Destination  - Global Tourism Monitor 

3. The world's Happiest Country 2014 - Happy Planet Index

4. Tourism Increase of 5.5% in 2014  

5. San Jose, Costa Rica's capital city, ranked 2nd best city in the region for doing business - World Bank

6. Air traffic Global Increase of 5.2% in 2014: Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, Europe, N. America 

7. Seven new air routes from US to Costa Rica established in late 2014 

8. More People Searched for Costa Rica than any other country on search engines in 2014 -  Tico Times News 

9. Traveler's Choice Awards - Trip Advisor 

10. No. 1 for investment in the region - World Bank  

11. Franchise sector grew by 13% in 2014 

May/June 2015
Thinking About Investing In Costa Rica?

As many of our readers ponder on the possibility of investing in Costa Rica, we want to share Kevin Walters' insights on this matter. Kevin is an Investment Consultant with dual citizenship of the United States and Australia.  Since 2008, he has been studying markets that appeal to investors, and from 2008 to 2013 he and his team saw just over $35 million in sales and closed over 525 transactions. His first visit to Costa Rica's Central Pacific was in 2013. During his most recent visit to the area, he shared his impressions with us.


"I had heard many wonderful things about the area and had to see it for myself.  Since my first visit I have been hearing more and more about investing in Central America and even more about Costa Rica. So I decided to come back and have another look and with great surprise I can see why.


What I have noticed most... New buildings have been built and completed like the new Crocs Casino; the influx of luxury cars has amazed me and the amount of tourism is WAY up.  Just like I did while traveling thru the US on my due diligence, I have been asking bar owners and wait staff what they have noticed and I am pleased to say that all have answered with smiles on their face!


Another thing that I look at for myself and other investors is the growth of airports; both in size, introduction of new airline carriers and how many more travelers there are.  Well with a new airport in the works that plans on landing the A-380 you can rest assure they are seeing great potential in the region.  Southwest airlines has begun flights into San Jose and European carriers such as Thompson are on their way by the end of the year.


Like any other foreign property investment you need to know quite a bit about their laws, taxation, bank accounts, free hold or lease property, capital gains taxes (if any), property management fees, etc.


Would I invest here?  Working on it now."


Please have a read of "Secrets of Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica", an e-book that provides very useful information on the this topic. Feel free to address your questions to Kevin at

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Joann Wilshe, Sales Associate
Originally from San Diego, California, Joann was a Skin care professional for 30 years in Del Mar, California, where she had the opportunity to work with many clients from all over the world. This opened up opportunities to relate to different kinds of people and has given her the tools for communication and sales in the world of real estate. She has worked as a real estate agent in Costa Rica for 10 years and has vast experience in transactions that include residential properties, commercial and farms. She specializes in sales of Large developments and bank foreclosures. Feel free to contact her at, CR mobile: (506) 8327.1701, US Line: 480.331.2960.  Meet Our Whole Team.

House with Incredible Land and Views

Finca La Mona is a must see property. It offers privacy and tranquility only minutes to some of the most popular beaches in Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast. The 14.5 hectare property offers a home, 3 stall horse barn, caretaker's cabina, pastures, tropical fruit trees, unique fresh water springs, waterfall, private trails, fabulous ocean views from the hill tops and plenty of room to grow. Right at your doorstep you will enjoy a relaxing pool with therapy jets and a waterfall. Income possibility! PERFECT B&B SET UP! Property Details Here.

Luxury Turn-key Home with Stunning Views
Luxury 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, exquisitely-decorated and located in an exclusive neighborhood in Costa Rica's appealing Central Pacific Area. It features a modern open floor plan, top-of-the-line furniture, stainless steel appliances, exquisite details and finishes, gorgeous infinity edge pool and Jacuzzi. The property boasts stunning ocean and mountain views, and it is conveniently located about half a mile from the main highway and only 45 minutes to San Jose and Escazu cities. Jaco and Los Suenos Resort are only 25 minutes away.  Property Details Here .
Unique Hotel Investment in Manuel Antonio
Investment $3,500,000
Excellent hotel investment opportunity in Manuel Antonio, one of Costa Rica's hottest destinations. 16,428.33 m2, 35 Rooms, well-known restaurant-bar, three pools, beautiful Mediterranean style construction and gardens and strategic location. The hotel is divided into three main properties and offers different accommodation types to meet the needs of its man  y guests. It's only minutes to beautiful beaches, wild life, mountains, adventure activities, world-class sport fishing, and more. Property Details Here.
Ocean View Lot in Upscale Gated Community
Investment:  $115,000
15,371 sq. ft. lot with beautiful ocean views in Nativa Resort, an exclusive gated community in the middle of Costa Rica's Central Pacific area. The lot enjoys a privileged location and all the desirable advantages and conveniences for you to build your dream home: excellent infrastructure, underground electric lines, drinking water wells for high pressure water service (from natural spring), safety and security,  club house with white sand beach, 60 meters long pool, BBQ Area, Heliport . Enjoy nature in a  luxurious  way!
Affordable One Bedroom Condo Downtown Jaco
Investment: $128,000

Affordable condo unit in Jaco Princess, a very sought out community in the area due to its location, facilities and security. The unit features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, spacious terrace, sitting and dining area and equipped kitchenette. The complex offers expansive tropical gardens, 2 outdoor pools (1 for adults and 1 for children), BBQ facilities, secure parking. Located within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shopping, movie theaters, and all the services and amenities you can enjoy in Jaco. 

Rental Condo One Block from the Beach
Rate: $129/$136 per Night

Tastefully decorated luxury condominium with all you need to enjoy your vacation in paradise. Ideally located in the center of Jaco within steps to beach, shopping, restaurants, spa, pharmacy, supermarket, tours and nightlife. The 1400 sq. ft. condo is fully furnished and equipped for cooking. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, full kitchen, living room, laundry room, patio. The grounds of the complex are beautifully landscaped and include a huge pool with swim up bar, jacuzzi, and rancho area with grill, tables and chairs for your outdoor cooking. Book Now!

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Laguna Azul is licensed through the Costa Rica Global Association of REALTORS, a member of the International Consortium of Real Estate Associates and a member of the International Association of REALTORS. Robert Kline serves as a Director of CRGAR and is also licensed with the Costa RicaBoard of REALTORS.
Laguna Azul del Pacifico, Plaza Coral, Jaco, Costa Rica