On December 18, 2018, Nick Halverson, owner of Osa Property Management, sat down with Perez Zeledon’s City Council President Hanz Cruz, to discuss the potential Perez Zeledon International Airport. This has been something Perez Zeledon has been working hard on for over four years, and the preliminary work is coming to completion. The embedded videoRead More
San Buenas Road Paving On the morning of Saturday, December 15, 2018, I awoke to the distant sound of heavy machinery operating somewhere in the San Buenas area of Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (“san buena, costa rica” in Google Maps). This isn’t completely unusual right now given that the November storms caused quite a bitRead More
Dominical Paved Road There have been fewer rumored infrastructure projects discussed in the Bahia Ballena/Osa region than whether or not there will be a Dominical paved road or if it will stay as gravel. As one can see, the rumors are finally becoming a reality. As of December 2018 there will be a Dominical PavedRead More
First published February 2017 & Used with permission My first trip to Costa Rica was in March 2005. During that initial trip, the local real estate agent told me about the “New international airport that will be built soon.” Here we are twelve years later and still not another international airport. In my agent’s defense,Read More
Palmar Sur Airport Update December 5, 2018 Recently we made several visits over the course of a week to Palmar Sur in order to provide a Palmar Sur airport update. The remodeling project began in August 2018 and involves many wonderful upgrades and updates from the previous airport terminal. The goal for the construction crew,Read More
Uvita Waterfall Costa Rica, and in particular the Bahia Ballena region, has many beautiful waterfalls. In fact, although there are several well known waterfalls within a short drive or walk from where we live, we are now just beginning to go explore them. Recently we were invited by Abigail Vargas, of Osa Property Management, toRead More
Thanksgiving Costa Rica Style Sometimes, especially during the holidays, I miss my traditional food from back home. Thanksgiving is no exception – well, perhaps, especially Thanksgiving since catching up with loved ones around a large meal is what Thanksgiving has meant to me for years. This year was our first Thanksgiving Costa Rica Style. LivingRead More
Costa Rica Drivers License For those who have been following our blogs, you must know by now that my Spanish is very limited. When there is anything that involves the government of Costa Rica, it pays huge dividends to do your due diligence ahead of time. That way, one will be prepared for most anythingRead More
Costa Rica Living Blog Lisa and Scott Norman are USA-Expats living in Costa Rica who want to share their stories with others who are visiting and/or considering a move to Costa Rica. They have experienced the highs and the lows of making a big move and will continue writing about their experiences here, on theirRead More
Costa Rica’s Domestic Airport terminal received a substantial upgrade in mid-2018. The new modern design is sleek, airy, and bright with improved traveler amenities, including mobile charging stations and a well-provisioned convenience store. The open, streamlined layout of the new Costa Rica domestic airport terminal is visible before you pass through the doors, and aRead More
This is the first of many ‘Lisa and Scott Norman Ex-Pat Living’ posts. We absolutely love it here in the southern pacific zone of Costa Rica and have been offered a wonderful platform to share our experiences, our learnings and our thoughts with everyone who wants to read our blog. Trip #1: Guanacaste We firstRead More
We think you can probably tell by the photo above that we recently had a very fun evening – which was for a very good cause. Anytime we spend time with friends, enjoy great food AND make a difference in the community – that makes a great evening! We attended the Halloween Spooktacular/fundraiser at TheRead More
Palmar Sur Airport Remodel Update We recently visited the Palmar Sur Airport Remodel project currently taking place at this popular airport for travelers vising the Osa Peninsula and nearby towns of Sierpe, Chontales, San Buenas, Ojochal, Uvita and Dominical. The following video provides an update and some great information about the Palmar Sur Airport remodel.Read More
Rambutan Fruit (Mamones chinos) The following video shows the proper way to eat rambutan fruit. In Costa Rica, rambutan fruit is also known as mamones chinos. I use the term mamones chinos in the video. However, both names are used. Tip: Make sure you have a napkin nearby when eating them! I’ve spoken with friendsRead More
Golfing at San Buenas Golf Resort Below is a video that we recently took of Nick Halverson and Abigail Vargas golfing at San Buenas Golf Resort with some clients of ours. Golfing at San Buenas Golf Resort is a great activity to enjoy regardless of skill level. This particular afternoon, the group made a last-minuteRead More
Palmar Sur Airport Update In August 28, 2018, we visited Palmar Sur regional airport to get an update on the construction project there. The following is our Palmar Sur Airport Update. In early August 2018, we had a client who had a scheduled flight from San Jose to Palmar Sur, via Sansa airlines. They wereRead More
Playa Ventanas is one of the best all-around beaches in all of Costa Rica, and it is my personal favorite. A couple of years ago I strapped a GoPro camera on my head and recorded my journey from the front of one of the caves, all the way through, and out on the other side.Read More
My husband and I have taken several vacations to Costa Rica. Before our first trip together, I’d been warned that Costa Rica ‘was not known for its cuisine’. Simple meals, prepared with seasoning – such as rice and beans, chicken or fish – are common throughout the country. I figured I’d find it boring, butRead More
While sitting here in my home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I was thinking back to my recent trip and my experience in Costa Rica. My favorite time of the day, has always been, and especially in Costa Rica, the morning. I enjoy having a cup of coffee and relaxing as I plan my daily activities. WhatRead More
I recently took my very first trip to Costa Rica. I have been to Brazil, Paraguay, Jamaica, Hawaii, Thailand, Spain, the United Kingdom, France, and Bali. But this was my first trip to Costa Rica. My preconceived image of Costa Rica was very green, lush and a rain forest jungle. So, this is what IRead More
No Booking Fee Vacation Home Rentals In Costa Rica Osa Property Management has recently joined the “No Booking Fee Vacation Home Rentals” model for all of the properties that we manage in the southern pacific zone of Costa Rica. Our commitment is to make visiting Costa Rica a great and enjoyable AND affordable experience. AlthoughRead More
Casa Lapas Vacation Home Video Enjoy this Casa Lapas Vacation Home Video. Casa Lapas is a three-bedroom Costa Rica vacation villa located in the Osa region of Costa Rica. One advantage of this Costa Rica villa rental is that all three bedrooms are suites. Below are all of the advantages, as can be seen inRead More
Whale Watching Costa Rica Costa Rica is heaven on earth for my husband and I; this embodiment of unhurried and abundant life. Our little slice of paradise is waking up just before sunrise, sipping a cup of coffee, watching clouds and fog slip around the mountaintops, and listening to macaws and parrots and howler monkeysRead More
Sometimes we all need a break…even when we live in Costa Rica. Recently a small group from Osa Property Management (and an architect that is working with us on a project) visited and enjoying Pavones waterfall. This increasingly poorly kept “secret waterfall” is a wonderful place, especially during the warm season, to cool off fromRead More
Costa Rica Property Management YouTube Channel Osa Property Management proudly announces our official YouTube channel. Every week or so we will be adding new videos to our video library. According to Nick Halverson, “We want to not only use beautiful photos and great written descriptions of the Osa region on our website and other marketingRead More
Dennis, the Costa Rican architect is heading back home. We spent a couple days working on the Event Center project, surveying out the land, and getting the direction and layout of how the building will sit on the property. The west east direction is important for airflow, and is affected by the ocean tides. HeRead More
Making your Move to Costa Rica Costa Rica is a beautiful place to visit and eventually move especially if you want to get out of the U.S. to a country where the quality of life is excellent, the average lifespan is 79 and there are plenty of things to do to keep you busy andRead More
Costa Rica Beaches 2018 Photos The Osa region of Costa Rica has many amazing beaches that are wonderful to photograph. We will be updating these Costa Rica Beaches 2018 photos throughout the entire year. All of these photos are owned by Osa Property Management and their use without written permission is not allowed. However, youRead More
Costa Rica Event Center We are very excited about a new planned project for the Osa region of Costa Rica which will be a Costa Rica Event Center. The owners of Las Villas de San Buenas have been working for several years on the idea and location for the Costa Rica Event Center, while atRead More
A common question we receive is ‘what are the best activities in Costa Rica’. The answer isn’t so simple. It depends on activity levels and interests, however, we recommend ziplines and retreats. That’s right…retreats Best Activities in Costa Rica There are countless ways to enjoy the amazing country of Costa Rica. Undoubtedly, if you haveRead More
Follow us on Instagram We have been busy taking and organizing photos and scheduling our feed on Instagram. If you have an Instagram account, please be sure to Follow Us – we will follow you back. Here’s the link to our account (a new page will open) or merely open Instagram on your mobile device,Read More
Costa Rica Monkey Species According to National Geographic, Costa Rica is home to over 5% of the world’s plant and animal species, and included in that amazing list is the four types of Costa Rica Monkey. Considering there are over 250 different species of monkey found throughout the world, the fact there are only fourRead More
When looking to visit the Osa region of Costa Rica, a visitor or traveler must balance how long it will take to get to the area versus how much time they have in the country. We encourage our visitors to fly from San Jose’s Juan Santamaria airport (SJO) to a local airport in Osa. ThereRead More
Cost Rica Incentive Trips are MAGIC! Meetings, sales incentives, team building programs and events taking place in Costa Rica can plan various excursions that take advantage of the magnificent natural beauty and can combine multiple activities and adventure, sports, and other recreational activities. Creating incentive trips around the beauty of nature is always intriguing andRead More
We here at Osa Property Management are excited to welcome PHOTOGRAPHER’s from the United States, Canada and from around the world to a Costa Rica Photography Retreat. With the huge success of our recent retreat for writers, we have launched a new program for professional photographers and videographers. WHAT: Costa Rica Photography Retreat WHEN: JulyRead More
For home owners in the Bahia Ballena area of Costa Rica (southern pacific zone), it is a constant challenge to keep ahead of the yard and landscaping. I’m originally from the Midwest, United States, where grass grows for half the year, and the other half it is covered in snow. Here in Bahia Ballena, inRead More
Most Worthless Question when Building a Home in Costa Rica Building a home in Costa Rica can be a daunting task that many ex-patriots are intimidated to do. There are, indeed, many steps that need to take place once the decision is made to build a home in the Bahia Ballena area (or any area).Read More
Osa Property Management is proud to announce we are officially launching Property Management Bahia Ballena region. We have been working behind the scenes for over 18 months working out our processes, working with home owners and service providers to ensure that our customers receive the best service in the area. Additionally, Nick Halverson and HanzRead More
Booking process was excellent and Nick the owner, replied every single email in no time. If you’re thinking for a vacation in south Costa Rica, this is a great choice, you’ll have a wonderful time here!( Familia Madrigal )
Para semana santa estuvo unos dias en una casa en San Buenas, Osa. La casa es preciosa y muy comoda, estuve con mi familia y la pasamos muy bien. Me gusto mucho la tranquilidad y paz que existe en el lugar, además que la casa se encuentra al pie de la montañas, lo que la hace mas interesante. En fin recomiento el lugar para cuaquier persona que la quiera pasar bien y sobre todo a un precio muy razonable.( JVV Costa Rica, Perez Zeledon )
This is a true escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet the house has all the modern conveniences and furnishings to keep you comfortable. Perhaps one of the most relaxing trips we have taken. A true solace.( Steve & Alana )
Living in Costa Rica’s southern pacific zone can be hot and humid, which is a perfect habitat for amazing wildlife, flowers…and mold. Let Osa Property Management’s Power Washing services help bring back the beauty of your home, your walkway or your pump house.
SENARA is an acronym that stands for: “Servicio Nacional de Aguas, Riego y Avenamiento” or translated into English “National Groundwater, Irrigation and Drainage Service”. Depending on the type of Costa Rica real estate development one is planning on building, a SENARA study may be necessary.
A SENARA study involves drilling core samples into the soil in the development area, as well as in the surrounding area, studying those samples and providing SENARA with the results.
Osa Property Management’s SENARA Consulting Services can oversee and manage all of your SENARA challenges as an independent project, or as the Project Manager for the entire permitting process of the planned development.
Swimming pool cleaning is generally not the highlight of most home owners in the Bahia Ballena region of Costa Rica, however, as a trusted provider of property management services, Osa Property Management can ensure that your swimming pool is looking its best via regularly scheduled cleanings and check-ups. We can provide residential or commercial service in the following areas of the southern pacific region of Costa Rica:
Our pool cleaning service is priced competitively, and when bundled with our landscaping or other property management options, it is usually one of the most affordable pool cleaning services in the area. We will provide pool cleaning service up to twice per week (and even can help in emergency situations) based on the usage and on the season of the year.
We will perform the following pool cleaning services every week:
Our clients love knowing that their swimming pool will be taken care of every week. Some of our clients live full-time in their homes, while others have Osa Property Management maintain their landscaping and pool while they are outside of the country. Regardless of where you live, we will make sure that your swimming pool is looking great.
Please contact us for a no-obligation quote.