Costa Rica

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Costa Rica (meaning “rich coast” in Spanish), officially the Republic of Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
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Costa Rica constitutionally abolished its army permanently in 1949. It is the only Latin American country included in the list of the world’s 22 older democracies. Costa Rica has consistently been among the top Latin American countries in the Human Development Index (HDI), ranked 69th in the world in 2011.
Costa Rica was cited by the United Nations United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2010 as one of the countries that have attained much higher human development than other countries at the same income levels, and in 2011 was highlighted by UNDP for being a good performer on environmental sustainability and having a better record on human development and inequality than the median of their region. It was also the only country to meet all five criteria established to measure environmental sustainability. The country is ranked fifth in the world, and first among the Americas, in terms of the 2012 Environmental Performance Index.
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In 2007, the Costa Rican government announced plans for Costa Rica to become the first carbon-neutral country by 2021.The New Economics Foundation (NEF) ranked Costa Rica first in its 2009 Happy Planet Index, and once again in 2012. The NEF also ranked Costa Rica in 2009 as the “greenest” country in the world. In 2012 Costa Rica is set to be the first country in the American continent to ban recreational hunting after the country’s legislature approved the popular measure by a wide margin.

COSTA MONTANA (currently under development)

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Costa Montana is a beautiful and quiet residential community located on the Central Pacifc Coast of Costa Rica about fifteen minutes North of Jaco and thirty minutes south of the City of Puntarenas. Located off the Costanera (Coastal Highway), Costa Montana Residences is less than 1.5 hours from San Jose’s Capital Juan Santa Maria International Airport and with the 2009 completion of the new Caldera Highway, it will be less than 45 minutes. Costa Montana is situated n the hills of a mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Nicoya, Tarcoles River Basin, Nicoya Penninsula and the city lights of Puntarenas. The sunsets are amazing. Amenities include a club house and swimming pool, beautiful front gate, twenty four hour security and onsite property management. Costa Montana is a great choice for those wanting a solitude and space (most lots are over one acre in size) and like the hilly terrain.
Before we get to that, we want to share a few interesting tidbits about this magically stunning country in the heart of the Americas. About the size of West Virginia, Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse (among the top 20 countries with the highest biodiversity on the planet), breathtakingly beautiful (pristine rainforests, secluded white-sand beaches and awesome active volcanoes seem to have that effect on people) and warmly welcoming countries in the world (tourism is a $2.2 billion per year industry). Each year over 2 million tourists visit Costa Rica to enjoy and explore the diverse natural beauty of this tropical paradise.

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In one weekend, you can walk barefoot on secluded unspoiled beaches, hike through the lush virgin rainforests, raft down a challenging Class IV river, tour volcanic mountain ranges and watch the Sun fade away into the majestic Pacific Ocean.
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Costa Rica has also become a retirement haven for over 40,000 expats. If you’re a business owner, retiree or just someone seeking a change in lifestyle, Costa Rica is alluring for many reasons. The cost of living is lower than in the United States or Canada; a modern, first-rate medical and dental system comparable to the best in the world; it ranks first in the Happy Planet Index and is arguably the “greenest” country in the world.
Geographically, it’s in Central America bordered on the North by Nicaragua and to the South by Panama. You might be surprised to learn, that it’s only a few hours flight south of the U.S. border and with daily international flights arriving in 2 international airports, there’s reason enough for you to start planning your trip here. When you’re down here, we’d love for you to visit one of our sites. If you haven’t been here, you don’t know what you’re missing; we promise you, that if you do, you’ll go back home with beautiful memories of an enchanting country one that you’re not soon to forget.