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Yes. Costa Rica is the most stable country by far in Central America. The Nicoya peninsula is a very quiet area of the country with crime being rare. Crime rates in North American cities are far higher than those in and around Paquera, Costa Rica.
Yes. Cable Tica is the local service provider of TV and internet with Wifi. You can be connected within a week or so.
Annual property taxes are very low, about 10-15% of what we pay in Canada. There is a one time government tax on house sales of five percent.
Power and water are connected to every home from ESCONDIDO DEVELOPMENTS. The water is from the municipal system and perfectly safe to drink. Utility expenses are a mere fraction of what they are in Canada. Water and power costs are only about $14-$20 each a month! For properties not built by Escondido Developments inquiry should be made about utility services to the individual property.
There is a medical clinic right in Paquera. Dentists are available at very reasonable rates in Puntarenas.
Public buses run from Paquera to other towns on the peninsula such as Cobano, Montezuma, and Mal Pais. Local taxis will take you anywhere at very low rates.
Yes. A valid driver’s license is all you need. Car rentals are available and if you buy a vehicle, the government insurance is a mere fraction of what we pay in North America!
Yes, but it’s far more practical just to get a cell phone there. The monthly rates are incredibly low compared to Canada and you would avoid costly roaming fees.
Should you decide to rent your house out when you’re out of the country, we can assist you with that too. It is really important to have reliable support for the times when you are not in Costa Rica. We have strong connections in the community and can ensure you are in touch with maintenance and rental support when you are away.
Do you still have questions or want to learn more? Feel free to reach out via phone at 1-866-966-1316 or by simply completing the form on our contact us page by clicking the button below. We look forward to talking to you.