Follwing some details about getting hooked up to public services, craftsmen, etc
Costa Rica tops all other countries for having the happiest people: “Costa Rica comes top of the Happy Planet Index.
Residents of the Nicoya Peninsula tend to live longer than almost anywhere in the world. Given the lack of top-flight medical facilities until recently, this appears to be an achievement based on lifestyle, diet, air and water quality and a commitment to family.
Our most notable beaches on the Pacific side of the peninsula include: Playa Carmen – located at the crossroads of Santa Teresa and Mal Pais, this is one of the areas most popular surf beaches.
In the United States, the legal system is based on Common Law (except for Louisiana) whereas Civil Law is used in Costa Rica. Common Law derives from England and is based on statutes but also case law and precedent.
The national registry is open to the public and any attorney can perform a title search.
You may wonder, “Can the Costa Rican government take my property from me?” Yes, it is possible, but very difficult. One thing to understand is that there are similar conditions we find in the United States and other countries
Although technically the Costa Rican constitution allows equal access to credit for both foreigners and Costa Ricans, it is significantly more difficult for foreigners to qualify.
Passed in 2008 and formally known as the “Solidarity Tax for Strengthening Housing Programs”, the Luxury Home Tax was passed to remove and/or improve shanty towns in Costa Rica by levying a tax on luxury homes.
Costa Rica is a “source” jurisdiction from an income point of view. Residents, non-residents and corporations generally are subject to tax only on their Costa Rican generated income.