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Costa Rica Living Blog with Lisa and Scott Norman

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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 their

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New Costa Rica Domestic Airport Terminal

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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 a

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Ex-Pat Living with Lisa and Scott Norman on Moving to Costa Rica

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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 first

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El RefUgio Costa Ballena Benefit

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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 The

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Palmar Sur Airport Remodel Update October 2018

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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.

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How to Eat Rambutan Fruit or Mamones Chinos

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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!

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Golfing at San Buenas Golf Resort

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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-minute

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Palmar Sur Airport Update

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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 were

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GoPro Walking Through Cave at Playa Ventanas

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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.

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Favorite Costa Rica Restaurants

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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, but

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Morning Coffee in Costa Rica Paradise

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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.  What

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My first trip to Costa Rica (MagicBrad)

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 I

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No Booking Fee Vacation Home Rentals

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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. Although

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Costa Rica Photo Retreat Video 2018

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We are planning a Costa Rica photo retreat for July 15-21, 2018.  Below is a video for more information. You can find ALL the details on our dedicated website of our Costa Rica photo retreat.

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Casa Lapas Vacation Home Video

Casa Lapas Vacation Home Video Enjoy the 75 second Casa Lapas Vacation Home Video. Casa Lapas is a three-bedroom (all bedrooms are suites, with their own private bathrooms) vacation home in the town of San Buenaventura (south of Ojochal).

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Costa Rica Whale Watching

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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 monkeys welcome the new day.

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Staff Enjoying Pavones Waterfall

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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 from

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Costa Rica Property Management YouTube

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Costa Rica Property Management YouTube Channel Osa Property Management is happy to announce that we recently launched our YouTube channel. We are busy building up our video library and will be soon adding new videos every couple of weeks. According to Nick Halverson, Osa Property Management’s CEO, “We want to not only use beautiful photos

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Our Costa Rican Architect is heading back home via Sansa Airlines

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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. He

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Making Your Move to Costa Rica

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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 and well-entertained. The rainforest is one of

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Costa Rica Beaches 2018 Photos

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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, you

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The Vision for the Costa Rica Event Center

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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 at

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Best Activities in Costa Rica include ziplines and photography retreats

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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 have

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Follow Osa Property Management on Instagram

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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,

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How Many Species of Costa Rica Monkey

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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 four

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Daily Flights from San Jose to San Isidro del General Perez Zeledon

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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 one of the local airports in

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Meetings, Incentive Trips, Events and Excursions in Costa Rica

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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 and

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2018 Photography Retreat to Launch in Costa Rica

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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: July

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Yard and Landscaping Maintenance

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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, in

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Most Worthless Question When Building a House in Costa Rica

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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).

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Property Management in Bahia Ballena

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We are proud to publicly announce Osa Property Management. 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. We can manage property from the following areas: San Isidro del General

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What Our Clients Say

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!

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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.

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Mis pequeñas vacaciones

( 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.

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Perhaps one of the most relaxing trips we have taken.

( Steve & Alana )

Our Services

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Pool Cleaning

Pool Cleaning in Costa Rica

If you own a pool in the Osa region of Costa Rica, contact us about servicing your swimming pool. Our service is provided twice per week and we can offer very competitive pricing, and more importantly, great service!! We will make sure that your pool is looking great, with no mold or discoloration, every week (especially when you have clients arriving!).

 

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Private Chef

Private in-home chef

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Landscaping and Yard Maintenance

Weekly and monthly plans available.

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Home Cleaning

Daily, weekly or monthly