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San José, Costa Rica            Published: Monday, January 22, 2018             Vol. 18,  No.122

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  Dozens marched demanding a secular state

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

On Saturday afternoon, dozens of people marched through the main streets of San José demanding a secular state, free of homo-phobia, one that respects sexual diversity and human rights.

The collective, "I do want a Lay State CR" called the population to leave from the Central Park, located in the heart of the capital, and end in front of the Legislative Assembly.

The organization said that the idea arose as a result of the homophobic speeches that come mainly from Christian political parties, conservative sectors and the Catholic Church, in which they deny fundamental rights to sexually diverse people.

"We want a secular state that respects the diversity of thought, creeds, and human rights. This movement arises from these machista, homophobic and transphobic speeches, when the strongest social problems such as femicides or reducing pregnancy in children should be treated," said spokeswoman Yuleysi Segura.

Among the rights for which they marched are: sexual and reproductive rights, the decision of women over their bodies and lives, the rights to a life without violence and exclusion for the population of lesbians , gays, bisexuals and transsexuals (LGTBI), as well as a sexual and affective education for teenagers.

Segura added that what they want is a "more just and equitable" society, where the recognition and respect of human rights is guaranteed for all people without discrimination based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or identity.

"We fight for a secular state that guarantees that religious fundamentalism does not intervene in political decisions, mainly in the area of human rights. It is very necessary that the Catholic Church stop intervening," said Segura.


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  Marchers ended their event at 4:00 pm.

Among their requests are that Costa Rican State stop financing the Catholic Church and fundamentalist religious sectors through taxes.

They also want Costa Rica to respect and implement the advisory opinion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CorteIDH) in favor of gay marriage.

The group also proposes a reform to Article 75 of the Political Constitution, which currently says, "The Catholic, Apostolic, Roman Religion is that of the State, which contributes to its maintenance, without impeding the free exercise in the Republic of other cults that do not oppose universal morality or good morals."

The proposed text says: "The State will be neutral in religious matters, and will guarantee freedom of conscience and that of professing any religion within the framework of law.”


U.S. tax law ignores expats here

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

U.S. expats overseas benefit equally with taxpayers in the United States even though the new income tax law did not exempt them.

Expat advocacy groups and even some U.S. lawmakers pushed for territorial taxation instead of the country’s current citizenship-based approach. U.S. citizens and green card holders are required to pay Washington income tax even on money earned overseas although there is a $102,100 annual exemption.

U.S. corporations with money stashed overseas to avoid the taxman’s long reach did benefit. The new tax bill mandates that they return this money home with a favorable 15.5 percent levy. This provision might end up haunting U.S. expats in Costa Rica if they own a foreign corporation. The possibility exists that they, too, will have to send their cash to U.S. institutions and pay the 15.5 percent. A lot depends on how the new tax law is interpreted by bureaucrats.

Some proponents of territorial taxation are unhappy that U.S. corporations received this benefit but individual expats did not. Most expats with lives abroad generally would like to simply pay the taxes required by the country in which they live and not worry about the bothersome U.S. rules over income and foreign bank accounts.

In fact, many now take advantage of the $102,100 exemption. A U.S. citizen in Costa Rica could earn that much and not pay any U.S. taxes if they could show they were residents or have lived overseas for a year. Not a lot of U.S. expats make more than $100,000 in call centers and the other available jobs. But an expat with special skills telecommuting to work elsewhere could easily exceed that amount.

Despite a lot of support for territorial taxation, U.S. lawmakers also worried about tax evasion by citizens who may or may not be living overseas. Some expat advocacy groups sought to reduce these concerns with complex procedures. American Citizens Abroad, for example, proposed an exit tax for U.S. citizens moving to a foreign country and also proposed a five-year waiting period. Such ideas probably would benefit U.S. expats in Costa Rica little.


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Many are retirees who still would be obligated to pay income taxes on U.S.-generated income such as investments there or Social Security.

Still, organizations supporting territorial taxation for U.S. citizens are continuing to push that proposal. American Citizens Abroad said other groups include Americans for Tax Reform, Democrats Abroad, Republicans Overseas, the Heritage Foundation, several American Chambers of Commerce overseas, and other business groups, as well as some key members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees.

Meanwhile, supporters of the new law have said 90 percent of Americans will benefit with lower taxes.

In addition to cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, the new law doubles the standard deduction and reduces many individual tax rates. It also eliminates the Obama-administration mandate for obligatory health insurance which never did apply to expats.

Not everyone is happy, however. The tax bill passed the U.S. Senate with only votes from Republican lawmakers. No Democrat voted for the measure.
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San José, Costa Rica         Published: Monday, January 22, 2018         Vol. 18, No. 122
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Foreign driving licenses also valid in Costa Rica

By AM Costa Rica staff

In 2017, 9,750 nationals and foreigners obtained their driver’s licenses. In Costa Rica, foreigners may drive the same kind of vehicle that their national license allows.

If the driver is using a foreign license, the expiration characteristics and other specifications must be followed.

Licensing is available in 13 locations of the country and offices are open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. The only requirement is that foreigners must have at least three months of living in Costa Rica.

"We hope that with one year of offering the service in all our headquarters, more people can advise nationals and especially foreigners who come to live in the coastal areas of the country, to carry out the approval process in any regional headquarters of Road Education and do not have to travel to San Jose," explained the an official.

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The service has a cost of ₡ 5000 and does not require an appointment.


Catholics and Evangelicals joined together
to fight same-sex marriage

By AM Costa Rica staff

The Catholic and Evangelical churches signed a manifesto in which they state their opposition to same-sex marriage, abortion, and gender ideology.

The text was signed by the president of the Episcopal Conference, Archbishop José Rafael Quirós, and the president of the Costarrican Evangelical Alliance Federation, Jorge Gómez, on January 18, but it was published on Saturday night.

In the document both religious groups reaffirm, "the absolute value of human life from its conception" and that "the family that is based on marriage must find the support and protection of the State, beyond international impositions."

This follows the advisory opinion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CorteIDH) in favor of gay marriage.

"We call on all Christians and all citizens to participate in the February 4 elections by meditating before God and their consciences on their vote. We ask the candidates to be consistent with their campaign promises, to be intolerant with any act of corruption and that they never forget Christian values ​​and convictions," the text quotes.

In addition, they showed their rejection to the proposal of the Ministry of Public Education to offer a class on sexual education to teenagers which is called "Education for affectivity and sexuality.”


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Both groups have also called for votes for Christian presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado.


"Parents are the first called to educate their children and the State should support parents in this task, so the proposal is unacceptable, as well as other government proposals contaminated by gender ideology that contravenes Christian principles," says the document.

Both religious groups also showed their "concern" about the persistent level of poverty, the growing social inequality, as well as the levels of violence, especially the increase in organized crime and drug trafficking.






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Candidate pushes Supreme Court to issue
a resolution on luxury pensions

By A.M Costa Rica staff

The presidential candidate of the Citizen Action Party (PAC), Carlos Alvarado, filed an appeal against the Constitutional Chamber for not having resolved an appeal of unconstitutionality that was filed since 2014 against luxury pensions.

Alvarado alleges that the Chamber has not resolved action No. 14-015038-007-CO of 2014 which prevents the cap from being applied to the luxury pensions which damages the national budget.

The candidate of the PAC presented this appeal together with the former Minister of Labor, Víctor Morales Mora.

In September 2014, Morales issued an order to apply a limit to the current amounts of all the pensions charged to the National Budget. It did so under the law 7858 of December 1998, a legal tool that allows such a reduction, but that was never applied by previous governments.

"Today, more than three years later, the Constitutional Chamber has not issued a resolution, causing with this inaction a serious damage to public funds," Alvarado and Morales justified in filing the appeal.

Alvarado recalled that pensions are for protection and not for enrichment, so in a possible second PAC government, this will be one of the priority issues. The candidate argued that by just reducing and stopping luxury pensions, the solvency of the government would change substantially.


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Many luxury pensions are concentrated in the public banking system.


The presidential candidate of the PAC said he will continue fighting against luxury pensions, recalling that as Minister of Labor he implemented a law to eliminate the 30% annual increase for a group of former legislators. "Today all those pensions are capped and increased by the cost of living," he said.

PAC legislators request an investigation into
Juan Diego Castro campaign funding

By A.M Costa Rica staff

A group of legislators and members of the Citizen Action Party (PAC), officially requested that the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic (CGR), investigate the bus companies that are financing the political campaign of the presidential candidate of the National Integration Party (PIN), Juan Diego Castro.

The intention of the pro-government legislators is to investigate the financial balance of these companies, which are in charge of Simaan Khachab, who has shareholding or judicial representation specifically in GULIAL, BIUSA and TRACOPA bus companies.

According to the report, weeks ago, the businessman Simaan bought more than ₡310 million in bonds of the PIN campaign and added to this a loan to the group of ₡56 million.

For this reason, and the interference that these actions may have in a possible presidential decision making, the congressmen of the PAC asked the Comptroller to make an analysis of the situation.

The legislators Marcela Guerrero, Marlene Madrigal, and Epsy Campbell base their claim on Article 22 of the Organic Law of the CGR and requested an investigation into the funding sources of a candidate for the presidency.

"The transportation is a public service of social interest, which is why, in order to safeguard the public interest, national institutions and Costa Rican democracy in general, we have denounced to the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic the fact that a single entrepreneur, using Article 135 of the Electoral Code, contributed more than 365 million colones to the National Integration Party," explained Cambronero Arguedas.


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The owner of the Gulial buses company is one of the main campaign funders for Juan Diego Castro.


Deputy Marcela Guerrero explained that this request was based on the legal and constitutional capacity of the Comptroller's Office to access confidential information, including the possibility of reviewing the accounting books and annexes of private parties without prior authorization, for the sole purpose of overseeing the correct use of public funds and everything related to the administration and commercial exploitation of the transportation service.

"As an aggravating circumstance, it is necessary to indicate that over the companies of this entrepreneur, BIUSA and GULIAL, there are also sanctions requests due to the suspension of services that affected 60,000 people in June 2017.

On that occasion, Mr. Simaan Khachab requested increases rates before the ARESEP claiming bankruptcy, then I wonder how is it that this same bus business comes with millionaire amounts to participate in the electoral campaign,” Guerrero Campos questioned.


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Forest fires season starts officially
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

According to the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) and the Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae), we have now officially entered the period of the year  during which most forest fires occur.

Mario Coto Hidalgo, Executive Director of SINAC, said that implementation of a new  Permanent Alert System (SAP) will strengthen the operational actions for early warning, daily detection of fires through the use of satellite imagery, activation of the permanent surveillance towers, and land and air patrols.

Coto said that for the current season there are 670 volunteer forest firefighters who are ready to take on the work of prevention and control.

The volunteers will also take the forest fire awareness message to communities of greater risk.

Radio and television broadcasts about prevention and control of forest fires are also part of the national prevention campaign.

Luis Diego Roman Madriz, Coordinator of the National Fire Management Program SINAC-MINAE, called on the population to avoid negligent actions such as misuse of fire to control vegetation or clean up debris.

In many cases this is carried out without any permission, causing the irreparable loss of biodiversity and material resources which will affect parts of the local economic environmental sources as well as considerable losses and effects that harm the population in the short, medium and long term.

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Some forest fires are caused by negligence,
particularly where people habitually burn
their trash in the open air.


People are also reminded that it is forbidden to burn trash in vacant lots within urban areas or burn garbage. Any owner who wants to use the fire for agricultural purposes must apply for and comply with the rules of the permit granted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG).

In 2017 season, a total of 25,459 hectares burned. The areas with the largest number of forest fires were the Tempisque, Guanacaste and Arenal Tempisque Conservation Areas, located in the Chorotega Region. In those areas, forest fires burned a total of 19,133 hectares.

With the data recorded in the 2016 season, it was determined that 92% of the total area affected at the country level was registered on the Pacific side.

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Tropical Homes of Costa Rica is offering the best selection of vacation homes, condos and long-term rental homes in Playa Flamingo, Playa Potrero and Playa Brasilito on  the Pacific Gold Coast of Guanacaste. A wide selection of private residencies is providing an excellent choice for  your stay in this beautiful part of Costa Rica.We are offering homes for every budget and every need. Please visit our Web page at www.tropicalhomesofcostarica.com or contact us at rentals@tropicalhomesofcostarica.com or call at (506) 2654-5442
9055-2/23/17


Spectacular rentals are available for low weekly prices on SellMyTimeshareNow.com at resorts such as Bahia Turquesa Residences and Villas Sol Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste. We have 
Timeshare
1- to 3-bedroom ocean and garden view timeshares available and most offer air conditioning, cable TV, fully equipped kitchens, and relaxing hammocks on private balconies. Enjoy the unique combination of seclusion and convenience as all resorts listed on our site are close to popular Costa Rican attractions and downtown 
centers, but are surrounded in lush, tropical forest. Villas are also available for sale in our inventory, so you can enjoy yearly vacations to this mesmerizing rainforest paradise. Please visit our rental inventory HERE!  or call us toll free at 877-815-4227, International: 603-516-0200.  Email: info@sellmytimesharenow.com
9049-7/31/17


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        Household Furnishings

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Fine Furniture of Sarchi
All our handcrafted products are made in Sarchi with pride and quality by artisans who are dedicated to designing, crafting, and delivering our furniture to you. Please visit our website and send us a picture and specifications of what YOU like, or just send us pictures from anywhere you wish. We will quote you right back with a more than competitive price and an on-time delivery date. Delivery and set up available throughout Costa Rica. We have different Costa Rican woods from which you may choose. 
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Adolfo's Cell: +506-8831-4306
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                     Legal Services
Adrian Fernandez
Attorney & Notary
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Notary services and registrations. Collections and foreclosures. Real estate and litigation. Corporate Law. Immigration. Estate planning wills and testaments, probate.

I provide the highest professional standards. Official documentation and Notary deeds are always translated in English for better comprehension, client satisfaction and safety.

 Call me for advice
    Phone:  2280-9692 / 2253-3705
    Email: ajfernandez@racsa.co.cr
    Law Office is conveniently located near  Mall San Pedro, 350 meters south  from the Hyundai dealer, Los Yoses, San José.
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A.M.
Costa
Rica's
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San José, Costa Rica        Published: Monday, January 22, 2018            Vol. 18,  No.122
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Scientists gather to study earthquake
behaviors in the Talamanca region

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

There are many questions about the geological characteristics of the southern part of the country. Experts have various questions such as: Why is the Talamanca mountain range so high? Why is there a 4-km-high corral in an area only 150 km wide between the Pacific and the Caribbean? Why are there no active volcanoes in Talamanca and why are there no deep earthquakes in the interior of Talamanca?.

These and other questions may soon get an answer, thanks to a project developed by the National Seismological Network (RSN) of the University of Costa Rica together with the National Collaboration of Advanced Computing (CNCA) of the National High Technology Center (CENAT).

The project consists of assessing the geological characteristics in the depths of the subduction zone of the southern area of Costa Rica through a methodology called "seismic tomography".

Analysis will be carried out to a depth of 200 km, both in the coastal zone and in the Talamanca mountain range.

The geologic composition of rock is determined by means of a model of seismic wave velocities in Costa Rica. With this process, rocks can be characterized in depth, and their composition and physical state determined.

Dr. Lepolt Linkimer, coordinator of the RSN, points out that when an earthquake occurs, seismic waves are generated and travel at differen due to the properties of the rocks through which they travel.

Studying the characteristics of the velocities of seismic waves is a way of understanding the characteristics of rocks at great depths. This information, points out Linkimer, is the basis for pinpointing the epicenter of earthquakes.

The project starts in January 2018 and will last for two years as there is a large amount of information that must go through an analysis process.


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It is estimated that the project will last two years.


Also participating are Dr. Ivonne Arroto from RSN and Dr. Esteban Meneses from CNCA. Through research, the structure of the crust and mantle beneath Costa Rica will be known in more detail.

With the data, it will be possible to more exactly find the location and depth of local earthquakes and explain their origin and the geometry of the zone of subduction of the Coco Plate beneath Costa Rica.

Seismic tomography is a very powerful methodology. It allows us to understand the interior of the Earth in a way that cannot be done through drilling, since this can only be done up to 10 km.

The method allows us to obtain information about the interior of the earth without penetrating it.

Linkimer points out that the results will be widely applied since there will be a better understanding of the tectonic evolution of Costa Rica as our current understanding relies on surface observations.

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San José, Costa Rica     Published: Monday, January 22, 2018       Vol. 18, No. 122
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Tasting Costa Rica


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Are you here in Costa Rica on a vacation? An extended visit? Are you looking toward making a move to Costa Rica in the future, near or distant? Maybe you are already here but haven’t done much exploring? Have I got the place for you! A feria!

A feria is a farmer’s market and so much more. I just got back from our local feria with a load of veggies and fruit, normal fare for a feria. If you want to know what is in season, just stop in at the local feria.

Local coffee was on the list today and we have a grower who sells his product at all the farmer’s markets. This time it was dark roast which I know will be a rich brew.

Then there is my friend William who comes to our market from quite a distance bringing wines and cheeses. They are wonderful, of course, but the thing to die for is the cheesecake. William’s friend makes the cheesecakes and they are sinfully rich. I am partial to the chocolate truffle but never buy more than one slice. Okay, maybe two slices on occasion because the butter pecan is just too amazing to miss. Today I was buying some of his smoked cheese when I dropped some coins in one of his lemon tarts. Naturally I had to buy it (and I am so glad). It won’t last long.

That’s me with William, and look – no mud on me!


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Then it was the jellies and jams, pitanga (Surinam cherry) jam, tart and tangy because I have mango jam at home. The cashew nuts tempted me and so did the homemade granola, but maybe next time.

You have to make more than one circuit of the feria because there is always something you missed the first time. This time, it was wood carvings, beautiful carvings ready to hang on the wall or door. Yes, I definitely had to have one. This meant a trip to the bank, but such is life.

So, what is all this doing in a gardening column? One of my favorite plant men was there today – he usually is – and he had an unusual orchid. I snapped it up early in the morning and he kept it in his car for me until I was ready to leave.

Well, there you go – the gardening connection. Of course, you can grow a lot of the fruits and vegetables in your own garden if (or when) you decide to move to Costa Rica. Until then, you are welcome at the local ferias. Bring your appetite because there will be lots of things to eat while you are there. Then load up the car with mangos, bananas, giant radishes, and beets the size of softballs. Don’t forget the cheese for snacking and those wonderful jams for your toast.



Real estate for sale (paid category)
Versatile 2 Floors Building
for Sale
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Completely remodeled building. 14 areas for residence and/or offices, call center, upscale storage. Transportation within 50 meters, commuter train, buses and taxis. School, park, gymnasium, tennis club and National soccer stadium walking distance. 24-hour security, many restaurants, clubs and social facilities nearby. Approximately 323 meter construction. Asking $295,000.
Contact Jim Holley
E-Mail: jimmy6902001@yahoo.com
Local CR phone: (506) 8912-5651

Code:9333-7/23/18

SPORT FISHING BOAT, TOURS AND REAL ESTATE BUSINESS FOR SALE

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Sport Fishing boat and charters, Tours and a Real Estate Business for sale. Retiring from 15+ yr old businesses in the Flamingo / Potrero area in Guanacaste. I will make it a great opportunity to the right party. Las Brisas Fishing Charters and Capt. Tom's Tours are on Tripadvisor. Also check www.casitaoasis.com. $75k Call Capt. Tom USA phone: 1 800 360-9084 / CR phone: (506) 2654-7070 Email: capttom@casitaoasis.com
Code: 04/15/18

44 LOTS FOR SALE IN GATED COMMUNITY

PLAYA AVELLANA, TAMARINDO, GUANACASTE
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Condominio Monte Donato II, is an unpretentious gated community, offering 44 lots at very accessible prices starting at only $19.995 and a monthly HOA fee of $28.

Located near Playa Avellanas and Hacienda Pinilla, at 3 miles from the beach. The project is located in a very quiet rural area. You will only hear sounds of birds and monkeys. Playa Avellanas is one of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica and a Surfer’s paradise.

Common areas: Swimming pool, Rancho, shower, restroom, soccer field, play ground

Water: The project has its own well and a 13,200 Gallon storage tank.

Security: Guard lives on the premises. Perimeter enclosure.

Construction: No zoning plan. You can build when you want, what you want!

Lot Sizes around 250m2 / 2700 sq. ft.

For detailed information www.montedonato2.com/index

Cell: +506-8479-2384 - US Toll-Free: 1-888-263-2631

-English spoken
- Se habla español
- On parle français
- We spreken Nederlands

CODE 9267-2/28/17


Fishing Lodge for sale in Panama

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Fishing Lodge For Sale In Panama. To many assets to
list all. Restaurant, bar, pool, 12 cabins, two 1 bedroom duplex, 3 hectares on the beach, 4 boats, boat storage,
boat ramp, 22 foot panga and more. Remote and
Beautiful location on the fishing grounds. Built in
clientele list and a turn key operation.
For more information and asking price our email address: aquaad@hawaii.rr.com
Visit the site www.hookedonpanama.com
Code:9284-3/22/18

Real estate brokers and agents (paid category)
CENTURY 21 JACÓ BEACH
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Tom Ghormley and the dream team!
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Email: info@c21jaco.com
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ReMax Playas del
                          Coco
We are an award-winning Team of Professional Agents working with Costa Rica’s #1 Selling Real Estate Agency RE/MAX Prestige Ocean Properties. Get to KNOW, LIKE & TRUST us and let us help you find YOUR Pura Vida! We have over 30 years of experience to educate our buyers and sellers in all aspects of Real Estate. For Information on condos, homes, lots, farms, ranches, commercial or development property
CONTACT US TODAY with NO OBLIGATION whatsoever.

Link to Playas del Coco listings page HERE

Link to Playa Panama listings page HERE

Link to Playa Hermosa listings page HERE
Link to Peninsula Papagayo listings page HERE

Link to Playa Matapalo listings page HERE
Toll Free 1-877-293-1456
Email: michael@costarica-realestate.com

9174-2/7/18

Real estate for sale (paid category)


EXOTIC DEVELOPMENT LAND
FOR SALE

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Londres, near Quepos, is an authentic Tico town just 10 miles east of Quepos, but worlds apart. The government FINALLY paving 616 road, and after 13 years has begun construction of the new High School. 5.77 acres (23,368 M2) of flat and fertile development land and in the heart of this up and coming "suburb" of Quepos. Quepos offers
world class Sports Fishing and is the gateway to world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Londres is located on Rio Naranjo, just after the London Bridge, and it is the gateway to most of the adventure tours sold in Quepos. Christmas to Easter Rio Naranjo becomes a lazy river, and the locals favorite beach. The onsite creeks offers a tranquil place to relax and commune with Nature. All utilities to the property, mature Construction Grade Bamboo, fruit trees and 500 feet of creek frontage as the southern boundary. The existing 7 room facility is currently operated as a B&B, and could be used as a learning center, senior care, employee housing or B&B. The expat owner has been living in Costa Rica for 28 years and can offer development suggestions. the Mono Titis and several types of parrots have been frequent visitors.
Excellent bird watching too.

Visit our web: DevelopmentlandQuepos.com
Phone: 506-8351-8878
Email:
askelena@gmail.com
Code: 04/16/18


Charming country home in the mountains above San Ramon
Bril Cajar

Lot size is 500 square meters, total construction about 212 square meters, with living area of about 156 square meters. Three bedrooms (or two and an office), two and one half baths, shop/storage of about 30 square meters. Carport with space for two cars about 30 square meters. Completely fenced property. The area is peaceful and very secure. For complete information click here

Contact Harv in English and Spanish:
Email cap@lightsurfer.com

Contact Marco in Costa Rica (Spanish) :
Email- marvama05@gmail.com
Phone- +506-84608000 or +506-8667-2823.

Web page: www.costarica-house.com

Or CLICK HERE FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION
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Colinas del Sol
COLINAS DEL SOL Fenced Gated Lots for Sale

* Colinas del Sol is a fenced and gated project in a quiet area.
* There are 88 clear titled lots.
* Mountain areas with great views.
* Gently sloping level areas ideal for hobby farms, gardening, fruit trees.
* Quiet place to get away from the busy city and beach crowds.
* All lots have gravel roads to them, water and electricity at each.
* Lots are 5,000 sq. meters or larger, starting at only $50,000 USD
* Located in Libertad, Guanacaste, northwest Pacific area of Costa Rica.
* 20 minutes to the Liberia International Airport
* 15 minutes to the Pacific Beaches
* 10 minutes to Medical Facilities
* 25 minutes to the Liberia Hospital
* 5 minutes to Vista Ridge Golf Club

Contact:
In Costa Rica, Jeffrey Sandi Murray: jsandimurray@colinasdelsolcr.com
In the USA and Canada contact Jim Day: jimday50@aol.com or call 517-484-3675

For more information Click Here: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
9261-3/2/18



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A.M. Costa Rica's

Seventh News Page
San José, Costa Rica     Published: Monday, January 22, 2018    Vol. 18, No.122
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Firefighters arrive to protect Coco’s Island

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

“We are ready and prepared to offer prevention and protection services on Coco Island."

With that statement, the Costa Rican Fire Department announced the arrival of its services to Coco’s Island. The department announced Station Number 76 after transporting approximately 500 kilos of luggage to the island.

"Firefighters will be looking after the safety of tourists visiting the island's surroundings," the fire department added.


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Safety of tourists visiting the area is one of the goals
of the new firefighters.


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