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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 the hotenjoying pavones waterfall and humid weather. The pool is crisp and clean and invigorating!! The safest time of year to go swimming in the water is typically during February and March - towards the end of the dry season before the heavy rains start to fall - which fills up the creek.

"The Rock" is a naturally occurring phenomenon, and has been there for as long as anyone can remember. When enjoying Pavones waterfall, all you will need is a pair of sandals, or footwear, that you don't mind getting wet.

Arriving at the Pavones Waterfall is quite simple. Head east from the Costanera Highway, just north of Punta Mala, and follow the gravel road for approximately 5 km (3 miles). The only real landmark between the Pavones waterfall and the Costanera Highway is the first (of two) tilapia restaurants on the road.

Most of the time was spent swimming, relaxing, skipping rocks and talking.

If you are interested in learning on where this waterfall is, or any other tour in the area, please fill out the Contact Us form below. This can be done by yourself and is free.

 


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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 and great written youtube logo newdescriptions of the Osa region on our website and other marketing materials, but we also want to show visitors and locals alike, the amazing resources, homes and activities, beaches and restaurants, in and around San Isidro del General, Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal, San Buenas and Palmar Norte. By no means are we professional videoographers, but our simple and raw videos will show what it is really like to live here in Costa Rica. We can't wait to build up our library of videos!"

In addition, Abigail Vargas added, "In today's world of seemingly decreasing attention spans, we will be providing videos with three minutes at most. The only time we plan on showing a longer video is if it involves an interview - of which we have several great interviews planned and scheduled."

With that in mind, the first video put together is less than 40 seconds long and gives a brief overview of the Costa Rica Property Management services provided by Osa Property Management. See below to see our Costa Rica Property Management YouTube Channel and our first video.


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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 was very conscious of the direction, to allow the best air-flow coming into the jungle area, and also maximizing space for the various activities that we will be hosting here. (Destination Weddings, Yoga Retreats, Workshops, Business Masterminds, Fundraisers and Celebrations. We learned a lot from this experience.

The airline, if you are curious was Sansa, which is a very affordable and efficient airline for those that prefer not to drive from San Jose. (Although it is a beautiful drive some people would just like to get here to their destination ASAP and relax into our secluded spaces, and enjoy the natural habitat of the rainforest.) We can understand that.

If you are interested in Costa Rica as a destination for a celebration, retreat or special event, please give us a call with questions.

Also, if you are interested in this Event Center Project, we will be looking for a variety of vendors, caterers, retreat coordinators, wedding and event planners to wrk with us as we advance in this project.

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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 the most fruitful places of the world and you can live right next door to it. This is a great place for those who are facing the retirement years, expats and families to move for the simple fact that it brings peace and tranquility into the hearts of everyone that lives here as well as those who are visiting or just passing through.

Why Live in This Beautiful Area

 Perhaps you chose to move because of the rich history of the country, the friendly citizens or just to enjoy the beaches and spectacular views for the rest of your life. One of the biggest sights to see in this area are the volcanoes that can be spotted in the lush wilderness. You can enjoy being able to see what each of them looks like up close and personal and if you venture to the shore, as everyone does in Costa Rica, the beaches have beautiful white sands and clear water and some of the best waves for surfing in the world. You can have many great days relaxing at the beach with fresh air that you can breathe and feel the salt on your face.

 Choosing a Place to Live

 Whether you are classified as a tourist who wants to stay as long as possible or you have started the steps to become a resident, you are going to want to choose a place to live and there are many options to go with. Depending on what you’re looking for, each area is priced differently. On just $1,400 a month, you’re able to live comfortably in Costa Rica. That may not sound like much when considering the costs of living within the United States. The cost of living in Costa Rica is a little different than in the U.S. You could even live off $1000 or less per month depending on where you choose to live and the type of life you want to live.

Many of the homes are priced at around $140,000 to $400,000 depending on what it is that you want. You can even go with an apartment that runs anywhere from $400 to $800 a month. Whether you want to live comfortably with a small apartment or house or you prefer to live in luxury, Costa Rica has many options available from one area to the next for you to choose from.

It is important to consider where you’re going to live prior to moving to the area. This will allow you to rent or purchase the property before moving to the country. When you arrive, even if you have a hotel booked, it’s important to have a proper place to sleep and unwind after a flight. A real estate agent will be able to assist with a house hunt and will be able to offer great insight into what various areas offer when it comes to lifestyle, home amenities and pricing for rentals.

 Moving Your Items

 Moving household items, as well as vehicles is something a lot of people must do when they make their move to Costa Rica. You want to ensure that you have your personal items within the new home for comfort and a vehicle can be helpful when you’d like to get around without having to take a taxi or when you are in a rural area where public transit may be virtually obsolete. To move these items, a professional shipping company should be contacted. They can provide a shipping container that can hold both vehicles and personal household property at the same time. According to A1 Auto Transport Inc this can cost anywhere from $500 to $3,000 depending on where you’re coming from and what exactly you want to move.

It is important to have these documents ready for the move, as well:

Declaration of items

  • Title of the vehicle
  • Insurance and registration papers
  • Bill of sale if needed
  • Passport for photo identification
  • Taxes must be paid on the vehicle that you’re shipping, this can run around 59% to 79% of the value of the vehicle

When deciding to make the move, it is essential to consider these aspects ahead of time. This can put you in the best position to choose where to live, how much it will cost and to be as prepared as possible. Now is the time to make the change and move to somewhere that provides you with so much. Whether you want adventure or you prefer a calm lifestyle, Costa Rica is the place for you as this great country has so much to offer for people from all walks of life.


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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 can share on Pinterest if you use the Pinterest share button and keep the link to this page. We appreciate you legally sharing our photos and hope you enjoy them! Pura Vida!

 


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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

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The survey team during their GPS work

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 the same time I was tirelessly looking for the right in-country partner to engage with, in order to build my dream of an event center in Costa Rica.  Collectively, we have been working behind the scenes for several years to get it to this point and now they are starting to share a bit of information at this time. Nick Halverson and I have known each other for years - and our timing was perfect.

Vision for the Costa Rica Event Center

The vision for the Costa Rica Event Center is a destination to host a hybrid of events, including, but not limited to:

  • Travel & tourism
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    Survey of the land, with trees marked, for the Costa Rica retreat center

  • Costa Rica Real estate investing training and tours
  • Yoga (scheduled locally and yoga retreats)
  • Writers Retreats
  • Entrepreneurial Mastermind Events
  • Photography Retreats
  • Corporate Training
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Pilates
  • We will also rent out the space to other retreat leaders who would like a beautiful space and location
  • Self-renewal events...the ideas are endless.

With an event center at its hub, and private cabinas within 100 yards, this project promises exciting opportunities for retreat coordinators, event planners, wedding planners, tour operators, real estate investors, and the local community for private events. 

Our live event opportunities provide participants a platform for people to meet people on a social as well as business level. The types of events will range from yoga retreats, business masterminds, hands on workshops, educational seminars, destination weddings, renewal of vows, honeymoons, tours,activities and attractions.

Environment is Intertwined with the Design

We have surveyed the area, cleared an old logging road (from 50 years ago) and marked all old-world and protected trees with costa rica retreat center tree GPS, to ensure we have minimal impact on the existing land. Our planned location of the Costa Rica retreat center located adjacent to a quebrada (stream/creek) that flows all year (including during the dry season). Thanks to the jungle tree canopy, it is rarely too sunny or too hot (it can get a bit humid – you are in a tropical rain forest after all!) and given the proximity to the creek, simply take a refreshing dip to cool off.

In fact, not only is it planned to be in the middle of a jungle, next to a river, but it is also only a five minute walk to an amazing waterfall.

Retreats

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Hollywood star, John Kapelos (R) (The Shape of Water, The Breakfast Club) and Poet Zach Roz (L) enjoy the nearby waterfall during their time at the Writers' Retreat of San Buenas

The basic concept of a retreat is to get away from your daily routine so that you can see things from a fresh new perspective. Retreat opportunities are available for yoga and Pilates practitioners, we also do writers retreats, photography retreats, as well as spiritual and personal development retreat.

Workshops, Seminars, Clinics

These types of events will be for coaches and consultants to work with their clients on expanding their projects and business. It is not all about business however. For example, golf clinics could available for helping golfers up their game, and being able to practice and play at the nearby golf course. Workshops, seminars and clinics may also be about a specific profession for example photography. Photographers need to learn about the latest techniques technology and equipment. Real estate investors need to learn about the market and learn from experienced professionals.

Entrepreneur Masterminds

Mastermind events are designed to get clients through various stages in the lifecycle of their business growth. Sometimes costa rica retreat center creekbusiness owners reach a plateau and can not understand why they are not growing. By masterminding with other entrepreneurs, business owners and business leaders can learn ideas and insights from others that may have had a similar challenge. No matter what level in the organization someone is, or the size of the business, it is always a good idea to reflect, and possibly, rethink, processes in order to break through business challenges. 

Destination Weddings and Vow Renewals

Getting married to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with should be memorable.costa rica destination wedding The event itself and the environment should also be unique. Imagine going through your wedding photo album and seeing pictures in exotic rain forest settings and tropical plants and animals.

Another wonderful Costa Rica wedding option is to have your ceremony at one of the numerous beaches here in the Osa/Bahia Ballena region. The sounds of the waves crashing, the sun beginning its beautiful blaze orange decent at the end of the day, and you and your guests may be lucky enough to see whales or dolphins in the ocean (depending on the time of year).  Let us help you and your special someone, begin your new life together, with an amazing Costa Rica destination wedding.

We can provide you with a turn-key in-country wedding solution for you and your guests. We work with several hotels in the area and can also provide vacation home rental options.

We are in the final planning stages of the Costa Rica Event Center, and every day we are more optimistic about hosting future events at what will be an amazing Costa Rica destination. In the meantime, if you have an interest in photography as a beginner or professional, we invite you to attend our next Costa Rica Photography Retreat.

More details are available HERE and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or text my mobile phone. We will continue to update everyone on the status and designs as they become available.

If you are an Event Planner or Retreat Coordinator, and would like to book your event(s) on our property, call and let's chat.

Also, if you have an interest in becoming a partner, collaborator, event planner or even an investor, please feel free to inquire about our opportunities and options for expansion and growth. We are excited!

Event-fully Yours,

BRAD "MagicBrad" GUDIM
Mobile: +1-612-242-6468

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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 looked into visiting Costa Rica, I am sure you have noticed that zip lining is a popular activity. In addition, to zip lining through the treetops of the rain forest, here are a few other activities you might enjoy during your time in Costa Rica (Osa Property Management can line all of these tours up for you, simply contact us):

  • Visit a rain forest. There several different options nearby, some on public lands and some in private preserves. nauyaca waterfall costa rica
  • Waterfalls: Nauyaca Waterfall and El Pavon ("the stuck rock" waterfall).
  • There are several nearby National Parks, including Bahia Ballena (Whales Tail in Uvita), Manuel Antonio (the most popular tourist destination in Costa Rica), Chiripo (the tallest peak in Costa Rica of over 13,000 feet), Piedras Blancas National Park and Corcovado National Park (National Geographic has stated that Corcovado National Park is the most bio-diverse and bio-intense place on the planet).
  • White water rafting.  There are all sorts of levels for beginners to advanced to experience the white water rapids in the Osa Peninsula and surrounding area.

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  • Coffee and chocolate (cacao fruit) are a popular commodity in Costa Rica.  The environmental factors and climate of the mountains in Costa Rica are an ideal environment for growth of coffee and chocolate.  We can arrange a tour of a coffee plantation or a "make your own hot chocolate from cacao educational experience".
  • Yoga classes and retreats or massages, all led or performed by experienced leaders.
  • Surfing. Even if you've never surfed, we can line up a half-day of surfing with a professional, and if you don't get up and surf, you don't pay for the lesson. What an awesome guarantee!
  • Fishing: Deep-sea fishing or freshwater fishing: The southern pacific coast of Costa Rica is world-renown f

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  • or its diversity of fishing, including dorado, sailfish and tuna. We also know several locals that offer freshwater fishing options in the intercoastal waterways and rivers nearby. This is an entirely different type of fishing as there are no poles used. Simply a reel of fishing line, a hook with some bait and a sinker.
  • Golfing: There is one golf course in the Osa Peninsual and that is San Buenas Golf Resort.
  • Whale-watching and dolphin watching.
  • Turtle sanctuary.

Costa Rica Retreats...the ultimate Costa Rica (Learning) Experience

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The ultimate Costa Rica experience...explore, learn and enjoy!

With all of those activities to consider, beaches to visit and wildlife to observe, why not turn your trip to Costa Rica into a wonderful learning experience too? We also offer several week-long retreats throughout the year. We would like to promote our upcoming (July 2018), Costa Rica Photo Retreat (click here for details). This week long retreat takes place in the southern pacific area and includes daily teaching from a professional photographer, all lodging and most meals.

Please contact us if you are interested in an amazing itinerary to enjoy Osa and/or if you would like more information about our Costa Rica Photography Retreats or Costa Rica Writers' Retreats.

So, what are the best activities in Costa Rica - we have our opinion, but let us help you plan your next trip so you can have your own opinion (and we'd love for you to share it with us!).

Regardless of which option you choose.....don’t forget to bring your camera!

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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. osa property 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, go to the bottom and click on the magnifying glass, then start typing "Osa Property Management" - our account should appear at the top.

We love Instagram as a primary way to share the beauty of all Costa Rica has to offer. There are days we may publish five or more photos, depending on what catches our collective eyes or what our clients are sharing with us.

You may have also noticed that we have included an Instagram feed on the right side of our website. We added that especially for those who don't currently have an Instagram account and for those that do have one, it provides a great way to see the type of images we share.

We try to keep our Facebook posts to no more than five per week as we don't want to inundate anyone's Facebook account with 'too much' information.  However, be sure to Like us on Facebook also for up-to-date news and information about the Osa region of Costa Rica.

All of our photos in Instagram were taken by our staff, our guests or provided to us by others to use with their permission. We can show you exactly where the photos were taken if you want to take a tour. Simply pick out the photos you like, and we will line up a tour to see them.

Contact us for more details.


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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 is surprising. By contrast there are over 1,300 species of orchids found in Costa Rica. 

The four species of Costa Rica monkey are:

  • Central American squirrel monkey
  • White-headed capuchin monkey
  • Mantled howler monkey
  • Spider monkey

There is only one location in Costa Rica where all four species of monkeys are found, and that is inside Corcovado National Park. We can help line up tours for you and your group if you are interested in visiting Corcovado National Park. 

In the Osa region of Costa Rica, it is quite common to hear howler monkeys on a daily basis. They are typically heard just before sunrise, thirty minutes before sunset and anytime in-between if they feel threatened or want to communicate. The howler monkey's "grunt" sometimes confuses first time visitors to Costa Rica into thinking they are hearing a large dog bark. 

Technically speaking, all four species natively found in Costa Rica are classified as "New World Monkeys". For more information about these monkeys please visit the Wikipedia page dedicated to Costa Rica monkey.


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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 the Osa region. There are not a lot of options to choose from when flying from San Jose to San Isidro del General, in fact, there is only one. Additionally, there are several locations to choose from including:

  • Quepos
  • San Isidro del General/Perez Zeledon
  • Palmar Sur
  • Golfito
  • Puerto Jimenez

Sansa Airlines is the only local airline that offers daily flights into San Isidro del General. Below is Sansa's schedule:

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San Isidro is a great location to start your trip in Costa Rica. It's large population, variety of stores (even a movie theater) and its proximity to other cities, make it a great place to get your trip ready.

San Isidro is within 30 minutes of:

Please contact us here at Osa Property Management if you would like assistance putting together your Costa Rica travel itinerary or your flight from San Jose to San Isidro del General.

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Experience in the Area

Our team has decades of collective experience in protecting and managing real estate assets in the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica, particularly in Uvita, Ojochal, Tres Rios, San Buenaventura, Palmar Norte.

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We ensure our clients, whether renting a home, or buying Costa Rica real estate to develop, have a positive experience.

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