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How Many Species of Costa Rica Monkey

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White faced/headed capuchin monkey photographed in Costa Rica (c) Osa Property Management

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:

sansa flights san jose to san isidro del general

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:

  • Town of Dominical
  • Reptilandia attraction
  • Nauyaca Waterfalls

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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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 15-21, 2018
WHERELas Villas de San Buenas – Costa Rica
WHO: Professional and Aspiring Photographers and Videoographers and Hobbyists
HOW: To reserve and book your retreat call 612-242-6468

NOTE: Villa choices are limited, so book early to lock in your choice.

If you have been to Costa Rica, then you know that this place is a photographers dream. If you have not been to Costa Rica, then this retreat experience is your epic opportunity to create lasting memories for years to photography retreatcome. If you are a photographer that enjoys taking photos of wildlife and nature you will not be disappointed on this Costa Rica Photo Retreat. Whales, dolphins and surfers are common on the ocean beaches. In the jungles we will see multiple species of monkeys, insects birds and other animals.

Our featured local guest PHOTOGRAPHER will be David Roy Fulton. David has been a professional photographer for over 40 years. He has published his works in Alaska Day by Day, Frommers, and other national and international Publications. David has photographed with Nikon, Cannon and Sony, so regardless of the make/model of your DSLR camera, you will learn how to operate your camera better than ever.

We will be discussing marketing techniques, business elements of a photography business, social media as well as defining your specific niche and dominating your marketplace…and of course taking some amazing photos!!

For more information about the upcoming retreat go to CostaRicaPhotoRetreat.com or questions can be directed to myself, by calling +1.612-242-6468.

See ya there!

BRAD “MagicBrad” GUDIM

 


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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 the wonderful and beautiful tropical rainforest region, plants, grasses and ornamentals grow 365 days a year. The size of a lot is an important consideration when purchasing a lot in this area. The normal thinking is typically that "bigger is better" when it comes to purchasing a home lot. However, please keep in mind that some trees and plants will grow over two feet a month here in Costa Rica!!


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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).

The number one question that is asked in Costa Rica, is entirely worthless in my opinion.

The most worthless question..."How much per square foot (or per square meter) will it cost?"

In reality, no respectable builder should be able to tell you that, without first qualifying what is included. Questions that must be addressed before a per square foot number can be given include:

  • What type of building material is used? Block? Pre-fab? Treated lumber?
  • Where is the lot located? Is it easily accessible? Will the builders arrive and leave daily (closer to larger towns) or will they need to build a temporary shelter?
  • Does the lot already have electricity?
  • Does the lot already have LEGAL water? (more on that later)
  • What kind of finishes do you want? Granite counters? Marble floors? Cedar doors?
  • Do you want air conditioning? Ceiling fans?
  • What is your timeframe? Do you want to build right away or are you willing to wait?

For years the magic number that many of us heard was $50 per square foot. It sounded impossible...and it was. It is possible to build walls for $50 per square foot using block. However, what we came to discover was that many local builders will quote a price, but the price does NOT include any cabinetry or counter tops, electricity outlets, interior doors, toilets, light switches, etc. Once all of those were included, most builders quickly increased their bid up to the $70s/$80s per square foot range.

Again, keep in mind, that there can be a wide range of legitimate costs based on availability of the desired product. If you have a long horizon to build, then it provides more opportunities to take advantage of hardware store sales and other cost saving measures.

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When building a home in Costa Rica make sure the quoted cost of the home includes costs and designs for closets, cabinets and other finishes...or have us facilitate the work for you.

  • However, many cost saving measures must be completed by you, the consumer.
  • Are you going to carry items from your home country into Costa Rica?
  • Are you going to take the time to price shop every item? What is that time worth to you?

I have met several retirees who love to hunt for "the deal", have the skills to do a lot of the work themselves, and have the time to do it. Others simply want the easiest method to get their dream home built.

These decisions are entirely up to you! When building a home in Costa Rica there are many things to think about - we've done it numerous times, let us help you.

One of the services we provide is construction management. We also can recommend a trusted architect and engineer to design and build the Costa Rica home of your dreams.

If you would like an independent team to keep an eye on costs, workmanship and timetables, please contact us for more information.

 


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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
  • Tinamastes
  • Dominical
  • Uvita
  • Ojochal
  • San Buenaventura
  • Palmar Norte
  • Sierpe

Our services include:

  • Landscaping and yard maintenance
  • Inside the home repairs, inventory checks
  • Renting options. Check-in/check-out
  • Home cleaning
  • Cooking

We have an ever expanding list of trustworthy workers that can provide some of the best service in the Bahia Ballena area.

 

We offer a variety of pricing options depending on what you are looking for in your Costa Rica home.


Experience in the Area

Our team has decades of experience in protecting and managing real estate assets in the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica.

We are experienced in property management, land development, working with government agencies and permitting issues.

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

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