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San José, Costa Rica, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, Vol. 15, No. 21
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Rescue workers comb through the rubble of the children's hospital.

Rubble of Mexican hospital
searched for any survivors

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

Rescue teams searched for possible victims amid the rubble of a mostly collapsed maternity hospital near Mexico City Thursday afternoon, hours after a gas explosion rocked the building, killing at least one woman and child.

At least 56 others were injured in the early morning blast, including more than 20 children, when a gas truck exploded at the city-run Maternity and Children's Hospital of Cuajimalpa, a borough on the city's western edge.

Officials said about 100 people were in the hospital at the time of the explosion, and about 60 have been accounted for.

Initial reports had suggested four to seven people had died in the early morning blast.

Most of the injuries were relatively minor, many caused by flying glass, officials said. But Rafael Gonzalez of the Red Cross said a 27-year-old man had arrived at the agency's hospital with burns over 90 percent of his body and was being treated at another hospital.

The disaster happened when a gas tanker truck blew up outside the hospital. Officials said a hose leak from the truck fueling the hospital's tanks was believed to have triggered the explosion, officials said.

Police lines were set up to keep bystanders away from the chaotic scene as people seeking information on family members gathered.

Monserrat Garduno, a 32-year-old nurse, said "I am so worried about my sister. She's supposed to have given birth. We brought her in yesterday. They won't let us pass. I want to know how she is."

Felicitas Hernández, 35, cried as she waited outside the mostly collapsed building hoping for word of her month-old baby, who had been hospitalized since birth with respiratory problems.

"They wouldn't let me sleep with him,'' Ms. Hernández told reporters. She said she had come to the city-run maternity and children's hospital because she had no money.

As the day wore on, people arrived to donate blood, infant formula or diapers.

The explosion sent a column of smoke billowing over the area on the western edge of Mexico's capital and television images showed much of the hospital collapsed, with firefighters trying to extinguish fires.

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera said the heaviest damage was near the hospital's loading dock. A hospital worker said the most affected parts of the hospital were the neonatology, reception and emergency reception units.

Anesthesiologist Agustin Herrera, 66, said he'd seen injured mothers carrying out babies. He said that before the explosion, the 35-bed nursery had held nine babies, including one in very serious condition.

"We avoided a much bigger tragedy because the oxygen tanks are right beside and they didn't explode," Herrera said.

Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto expressed his sadness and solidarity with the victims and their families and said soldiers were deployed to help the search for survivors.

Insider blamed for killing
U.S. defense contractors

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

Three U.S. defense contractors helping train Afghan air force personnel were gunned down at the Kabul airport Thursday in what military sources say was an insider attack.

Details on the killings are scarce.

A rise in so-called insider attacks in Afghanistan has eroded trust between Afghan and international troops in the final years of the combat mission that ended in 2014, prompting foreign forces to scale back interaction with their allies.

Despite the introduction of new measures, including a requirement that coalition forces be armed at all times and stricter vetting procedures for Afghan security members, incidents continue to occur sporadically.

One of the worst attacks took place last August, killing U.S. Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who became the most senior American military official to die in action overseas since the war in Vietnam.

The new international Resolute Support mission involving a small contingent of around 12,000 mostly U.S. troops started Jan. 1 and is to focus on training Afghanistan's national security force.

Also Thursday, a suicide bomber attacked a funeral in eastern Afghanistan. Sixteen people were killed and dozens wounded.

A local official said the attack took place in Mehtarlam in Laghman province during the funeral for a police commander and three others killed in a roadside bombing earlier Thursday.

No one claimed responsibility for either attack.

Senate approves building
controversial oil pipeline

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

Despite a global oil glut, the U.S. Senate has voted 62 to 36 to approve construction of a controversial pipeline to transport Canadian crude to U.S. Gulf states.

President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the project, which pits powerful business interests against environmentalists at a time when American motorists are celebrating a steep drop in gasoline prices. Those costs have fallen by almost half over the last six months, making fill-ups less painful and leaving more cash in people’s wallets.

The Keystone XL pipeline project that the Senate approved would boost the flow of Canadian oil to U.S. refineries and is an economic and energy winner, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican.

“Constructing this infrastructure project would pump literally billions of dollars into our economy," he said.

A fellow Republican, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, sees the issue in geopolitical terms.

“Is it not better to be receiving oil from our friend and ally, Canada, than it is from Venezuela?” she asked.

Opponents say Keystone will generate only a handful of permanent jobs and that the oil, once refined, would be exported, not kept in the United States. And Canadian tar sands crude is among the most pollutant-laden oil in the world, according to Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat.

“So we know there are dangerous air pollutants and carcinogens that have been documented from tar sands refining, and all this to help a Canadian private company make a whole bunch of money, and we cannot even keep the oil in this country? Are you kidding?” she asked.

The Senate vote followed nearly three weeks of debate.  The bill’s approval in the House of Representatives is all but assured, as is a presidential veto.

“Let's set our sights higher than a single oil pipeline," Obama has said. "If we do not act forcefully, we'll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods."

Few U.S. motorists have even heard of Keystone. “I really do not know" what the project is, a Washington motorist said. "I just hope the prices stay low.”

Lower gas prices have not eroded the public's majority backing for oil projects, according to opinion analyst Carroll Doherty.

“The public’s views on energy and environment are a little more kind of simplistic, in the sense that you ask people if they want alternative energy, yes," Doherty said. "And when you ask about some traditional sources of energy, people want that, too.  Many Americans don’t see it as a kind of choice that they have to make." Instead, "they would want more energy from a variety of sources.”

Kerry is fined for failing
to removed snow at home

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been ticketed $50 for failing to clear the sidewalk outside his Boston home after a snow storm pummeled the northeastern United States this week.

After a blizzard dumped 60 centimeters of snow on his city, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh vowed to crack down on anyone who left the sidewalks around their homes and businesses buried in snow.

Officials tagged Kerry with a $50 fine Thursday morning for failing to clear the snow from the side of his Beacon Hill mansion.

Kerry was in Saudi Arabia attending the funeral of King Abdullah with President Barack Obama.

A spokesman for Kerry said the country's top diplomat will promptly pay the fine.

Snow shovelers hired by Kerry finished clearing the sidewalk late Thursday morning.

Rights report targeting
Turkish online suppression

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

A U.S.-based rights group is expressing concern over Turkish government pressure on social media users.  Human Rights Watch released its annual report on Thursday as Turkish Twitter users who are criticizing the government face threats and jail.

Professor Hassan Herekan's humorous tweet, making fun of a historically-dressed guard of honor for the Turkish president, resulted in a tirade of attacks, including death threats, against him and his family. 

"Oh, what swearing; so many threats against my mother, and the rest of my family," he said, adding that he believes that the perpetrators "are being directed by some other people."

Herekan eventually quit his prestigious university job. The scale and ferocity of the attacks have resulted in accusations that the ruling AK Party is behind them, a charge it denies.

But Professor Yaman Akdeniz of Istanbul’s Bilgi University, an expert on cyber freedom, said suspicion of a government-linked, so-called troll army is growing.

"There are allegations that the AKP has its own army of trolls, employed by them," said Akdeniz. "I have seen some studies to suggest that there are connections to the government. Yes, it may be government sponsored."

But it is not only the wrath of trolls that tweeters face. There is also the risk of jail. 

Well-known TV presenter Sedef Kadas tweeted pictures of judges and prosecutors with the message "remember these people," after they controversially ended an inquiry into high-level government corruption. The response, as she explained, was a knock on the door.

She said three police came to her home in the morning, searched it and confiscated her cell phone, laptop even her son’s iPad. And she was taken to the prosecutor's office.

Kadas said she was charged with "targeting the people who carry out a fight against terrorism."

She called the charge ridiculous. She said she always applauded people who fight against terror, but her criticism was "about the lack of investigation into people involved in corruption, theft and bribery," a reference to police probes into high-level government graft in December 2013.

The probes ended with the investigators either fired or reassigned, and the government insisting the allegations were part of plot to overthrow it.

In its report, Human Rights Watch strongly criticized Turkey for its crackdown on social media.

Senior Turkey researcher, Emma Sinclair Webb, said with social media playing a key role in keeping graft allegations alive, prosecution of people like Kadas is part of a government campaign to silence debate. 

Webb said Kadas basically "faces up to five years in prison."

"But the government seems intent in using this as a way of muzzling speech and spent the whole year on going after people over reports on the corruption, discussions on social media about corruption," Webb added. "This has had a very chilling effect. Now the government wants to change the Internet law, to basically be able to close a Web site within four hours, without court or judicial oversight."

Last year saw protests against Turkey's government when it tried to impose similar controls on the Internet. That law was eventually overturned by the constitutional court. But with a general election scheduled for June, observers say the government could well be calculating the new law would not be annulled until after the polls, giving the ruling party an advantage by silencing opposition.

Missing airliner declared
an accident in Malaysia

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

Malaysia has formally declared the disappearance of MH370 to be an accident and that all who were on board are presumed dead. The Beijing-bound flight disappeared shortly after take off almost one year ago and has become one of world’s biggest airline mysteries.  Although the announcement may seem unsurprising, it has practical implications for the families of those who were on the flight.
Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, the director-general of Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation, says that after 327 days and based on all available data, survivability in the defined area is highly unlikely.
"With the heaviest heart and deepest sorrow that on behalf of the Government of Malaysia, we officially declare Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 an accident in accordance with the standards of Annexes 12 and 13 to the Chicago Convention and that all 239 of the passengers and crew on board MH370 are presumed to have lost their lives," said Azharuddin.  
He says the search for the missing plane, which covered over 18,600 square kilometers, will continue.  The process of granting the next-of-kin of those on board with compensation would begin immediately, he adds.
“The government of Malaysia assures that Malaysia Airlines will undertake their responsibilities in relation to the legitimate rights and interests of the next-of-kin as provided under the relevant international instruments and relevant domestic laws, with due consideration to international practice," said Azharuddin. "This includes the fulfillment of the compensation process, whether it is pursued through consultation or through litigation."
The majority of the passengers on board flight MH370 were Chinese nationals traveling home to Beijing. 

In comments to the media Thursday, following a meeting with his French counterpart, China’s Premier Li Keqiang expressed his deepest sympathy for the families of all of those on board the flight.

Li says China hopes Malaysia will keep its promise to conduct a thorough investigation, compensate and provide care for the families. He also urged them to make every effort to find the plane and its passengers. 
In China, some of the family members of those on board watched the announcement together.   Dai Shuqin’s sister and four other relatives were on the plane.
Dai says family members feel very upset and are in disbelief.  She says they do not believe one bit of what the officials are saying.  
Malaysian civil aviation chief Azharuddin says an interim investigative report will be released March 7, one day before the anniversary of the flight’s disappearance.
"Both investigations are limited by the lack of physical evidence at this time, particularly the flight recorders," said Azharuddin. "Therefore at this juncture there is no evidence to substantiate any speculations as to the cause of the accident.” 
Investigators are still trying to understand why the plane veered thousands of kilometers off course and presumably ended up in the southern Indian Ocean.

U.S. citizen added to list
of most-wanted terrorists

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

The FBI on Thursday added a U.S. citizen born in Somalia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he might have knowledge of U.S. government buildings, Washington airports and the area's subway system.

The wanted man is Liban Haji Mohamed. Officials said he might be using several aliases.

Mohamed lived in a northern Virginia suburb of Washington and worked as taxi driver, according to an FBI statement.

The FBI said that while he was in the Washington area, Mohamed was a recruiter and radicalizer for the Somali-based terrorist group al-Shabab and provided material support and resources to al-Qaida and al-Shabab.

The FBI said it believed Mohamed left the United States in July 2012 and is now in east Africa working for al-Shabab. The agency is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to Mohamed's arrest and conviction.

Super Bowl advertisers await
airing of expensive messages

By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services

Super Bowl Sunday is about more than just the NFL's American football championship and big parties to watch the game. Viewers also tune in for the world famous commercials that send Facebook and Twitter abuzz.

With an estimated 113 million domestic viewers, the Super Bowl is the biggest day in American advertising.

Increasingly, it’s also one of the busiest days online, with social media exploding over ads that flopped or scored big.

“I don’t think Budweiser can tell you that the puppy ad sells more beers the day after the Super Bowl, but what they will tell you is it makes a deep emotional connection,” said Peter Land, a sports marketing consultant.

A 30-second ad in this year’s Super Bowl costs a whopping $4.5 million, making 2015 the most expensive year for advertising in Super Bowl history. That level of investment demands social media returns, said James Cooper of Adweek.

“If you can tease the release of your spot on YouTube, you can get a lot of social media chatter even before the game kicks off. Some of these pre-released ads and teasers on YouTube get millions of hits and get a lot of buzz, and that is a way for them to justify the cost,” said Cooper.

Bud Light’s pre-released Real Life PacMan spot already has millions of views. Lexus is touting its new hybrid, and Victoria’s Secret is showcasing its world famous angels. Both companies released their ads in advance of the big game. Both are hoping for social media traction.

In addition to Super Bowl regulars like Doritos, Sunday’s ads will feature some online upstarts. Wix, a free online Web site builder, is betting big, as is Internet news site and social media darling, BuzzFeed. 

“Native and social is part of BuzzFeed’s DNA. They’re very, very good at it. That’s where they were born but they also want to expand themselves into a larger media context, and obviously the best way to do that is be part of the Super Bowl,” said Cooper.

The Super Bowl is a global sporting event broadcast to more than 225 countries and streaming on devices worldwide. That means the splashy ads, and the attention they garner online, will ripple far beyond U.S. shores.
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The best option in real estate services in southern Costa Rica and the South Pacific coast. We are professionals promoting properties such as farms, lots, ranches, commercial premises, homes and apartments, through our advertising and marketing services.
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The experts in buying property in Costa Rica, with more than 20 years experience and the largest networked team of agents in the country.  We can help you learn if investing in Costa Rica is right for you with our low-key, educational approach to sales. Our professional agents can tell you more about Costa Rica properties, including condos, homes, lots and commercial real estate.  Call us: Ocean Surf and Sun Int. Realty Ldta at 011 (506) 2653-0073 or send us an email at:

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Lake Arenal, Costa Rica
The undiscovered jewel of Central America, 35 square miles of blue, pristine, clear water ideal for fishing, swimming, boating, Real estate values still low.
Great lake front, river front land, farms, homes, condos and commercial property. Some with owner financing
This is far and away the most beautiful place in all Central America — cool climate. Try our two-day, all-inclusive discovery tour for $299.

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Houses, lots and farms in Grecia,
western Central Valley.
Great climate
and safe communities.

Visit our Web Site:

English calls: (Cristian Arce) Phone: 
(506) 2494-0016 
(506) 8309-0173
English calls :  (Luis David) Phone: 
(506) 6154-1940

Español calls: (Luis G. Jiménez)  Phone:   
(506) 8707-4016
Grecia 884
Beautiful large house in Grecia, Costa Rica, with the best fresh natural weather. The property includes 9 challets and 12.000 m2 of land,  1,000 m2 of construction. Price $498,000. Click HERE!
Grecia 881
Beautiful house in Grecia, Costa Rica,  2 kilometers from the city.   340 m2 of land.
Price $135,000. Click
Grecia 898
Beautiful house in Grecia downtown. Full security cameras. Land 250 m2.  Price $400,000.  Click HERE!
  Send us your request to our email:

Real estate for sale (paid category)

Shangra la
Located in Jacó in the best and safest location possible, at Barrio Ricos y Famosos in Calle Europa, Casa Shangri La.

Main house: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 270 square meters, 2 condominiums 2 bedrooms, one bath, 110 square meters, plus one small apartment: One bedroom, one bath. Huge pool, carport for five cars. plus double garage, rancho with pool bathroom, gymnasium, laundry room, pool plumbing room, huge dog house in separate 500-square-meter garden with aviary for birds and other animals. 60 meters of river front of Río Copey with a 4-meter-high protective and retention stone wall. Eight surveillance camera CCTV system with Internet access from anywhere. Over 2-meter-high brick wall all around the property with two layers of razor wires on top, the safest place to be! Electronic entrance gate, door phone, Beautiful gardens with many fruit trees. Built in year 2005 to highest standard by German owner now 69 years old, who wants to downgrade. Room for two more apartments, plans approved. Only 6 minutes walk to the beach and or center of Jacó.  Price reduced for quick sale to $1,150.000 and still negotiable. All fittings and furniture included. Excellent quality and well maintained. Just upgraded and remodeled for $ 30,000. Owner financing available.  More photos on request HERE! Email:  Cell 8838-2081 or home 2643-2979.

Fortuna view
Sometimes “distress sale” is a come-on.  Sadly, for this bruised North American ex-wife it is not.  She has a very nice modern- construction 2-br home on 1129 m2 intended for up to a couple dozen apartments with superb volcano view, short walk to downtown, all the amenities.  The existing 1st loan can be assumed but the 2nd has to be paid off, as do her other debts here, so that’s the distress part.  The irony is that their business plan was perfect, the place rents extremely well today, but she can’t manage it from a distance and doesn’t plan on returning to Costa Rica.  Asking $140k but her Costa Rica dream property is going to go to the first best offer with enough cash to clear her debts as well as clear her mind.  Her own personal bad experience provides an unusual opportunity at this time.  For interior pix: phone 506-8377-8402 or E-mail

1-acre beautiful beachfront lot
Power and water on the property A very nice tropical setting in Puerto Viejo, Limón. Choice location. 9 beautiful lots for sale. Each lot is $69,000 or offer. Please call Peter: 7122-3754 or e mail:

Jaco hotel

Beautiful beach hotel for sale.
Located at Jacó Beach, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean.
Apartotel Costa Arenas is located just 5 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from Jacó Downtown. The perfect place to rest in a cozy and familiar environment; surrounded by beautiful gardens. We have 11 fully equipped apartments. Also has swimming pool for adults and children and private parking 24 hours.  Retail value US$700,000.00   Contact:  
Carlos Díaz  Local CR Phone: (506) 2643-2085  
Email:   Web:

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Tambor three for jan. 15
Total area of the property is 23 hectares at $425,000. There's an option to buy 2 sub lots, the first one is land with no construction of 890 sqm at $19,900. The second, 1,700 sqm including a small house, for the price of $65,000
Located 300 meters from the south Jacó . First house is 110 sqm with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom,  private pool, A/C, kitchen and separate laundry. Second is a 120m, two-story house with 2 bedrooms, There's a small lot has its own entrance and is perfect for building  $280,000.
This 115 sqm condo is located four blocks from the heart of Santa Ana. It is a corner unit with a view of the green area from your living room. Two bedrooms, a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. Kitchen is clean and modern. Home is in good condition, and ready to move into. $132.000.
Contact Jo-Anne  Cell phone number: 506 8310-2915
or through email:

Med house
Mediterranean inspired home overlooking the Bay of Nicoya and Pacific Ocean. This design allows for barrier free living, yet maximizes views from every room in the house . Vaulted ceiling over the living area and kitchen give the great room it’s spacious, open feeling with a natural stone fireplace and imported Spanish tile floors. $365,000.   Property: 22,000 m2 or 5.5 acres. Construction: 4,500 sq. ft. including porches and garage. 3 nedrooms, 2 baths, full dining room, separate office. Custom wrought iron gates, custom exotic wood cabinets, high-end stainless steel appliances, Granite countertops.    Slide show at   
For more information contact:

Ringle resort
on one big lot in Esterillos Oeste, (Central Pacific)
Located on a breezy hill just 4 minutes walk to the beach, surf and tide-pools, only 20 minutes drive north to Jacó nightlife and shopping or south to the rural town of Parrita.

First, a 2-storey, 2-bedroom (sleeps 4), 1½-bathroom house with big kitchen and living room.  Full-width verandah with eating and sitting areas, overlooking lawn, pool and gazebo. Sitting balcony at upper, bedroom level.  Carport. and laundry. 

Second, a completely private single-storey. 2-bedroom (sleeps 4), 1-bathroom home with big back yard at a lower level on the same, big fully titled 1,100M2 lot.. Full security bars at all doors and windows, plus locking vehicle access and pedestrian gates at the street. In a very safe neighborhood, with private and natural surroundings

Well maintained, fully and tastefully furnished and equipped, hot water, local phone, cable TV/DVD and high speed wireless internet   The houses have been rented for both long-term and vacation for $100/$80 per day and $1,500/$1,200 per month respectively. See this place, you will love it! Then make an offer. E-mail or call (506) 8386-8825.  Rodney, asking $350,000.

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Cariari luxury condo for sale
 PRICE REDUCED FROM $235,000 to $195,000
This is not an ordinary condo. Completed one year ago, a $45,000 renovating made it an exquisite dwelling. As soon as you walk in you know it is a special home. No detail has been overlooked, even minuscule ones. The owner has a need to move on, and someone lucky will be the beneficiary of the fine detailed work. The home itself has three bedrooms, two and half bathrooms plus a maid’s quarters with its own bathroom. Also, it has a living room, dining room and a gorgeous kitchen with a kitchenette. There’s also a small outdoor patio. Being the end unit of this four-home condo complex, there’s parking space for three vehicles.  Approximately 240 sq. meters. All this near the Cariari Golf and Country Club and its renowned Tom Facio golf course. The club also has amenities such as a fitness centre, exercise room, Olympic swimming pool, sauna, 12 tennis courts and many other benefits. Tel:  8384-9608 or 2293-9054  Price $195,000.

Atenas home
This developer's prime lot with super house is being offered in Roca Verde, 7,006 M2 of gentle grade, all landscaped for tropical effect, 3 bedrooms 2 baths with tile floors and hardwood kitchen, near the entrance of the neighborhood. Great floor plan on this one! There is a double carport, and a large patio and pool, wheelhouse style living room and many other features. View, large usable lot, close to town, nice, oh yeah. $495,000.

More photos HERE!
Another 'live in the view' home in Puriscal
$179,900 includes:
Lot on river, concrete road, custom kitchen & bath with granite counter tops, PEX plumbing, 2” Styrofoam, sandwiched in steel roof, 4” concrete/recycled Styrofoam & steel walls, laminated, bronzed windows, custom wood doors, appliances and all transfer taxes, and fees.

2, 900 sq feet under roof, 1,250 sq feet inside walls, 2 bedroom, 2 ½ baths, laundry room, three separate patio areas, covered carport, shade trees, in upscale, secure project.  This project has river with protected areas & walkways. It is only 10 minutes on all paved roads to Santiago de Puriscal, 45 minutes to La Plaza Mall/Hospital CIMA and SJO airport, and 1 ½ hours to Pacific Beaches. It has recently upgraded public water supply and dependable ICE electric and high-speed internet.
Please come visit our projects and meet four new homeowners who have recently moved into their new “live in the view” homes to verify how happy they are and that they all came in under budget. CONTACT: George Lundquist  Home phone: 2417-1041 Cell phone: 8888 4543 Skype glundquist.
To see more Photos of this house, click HERE!

Maneul Antonio
Manuel Antonio Estates focuses on building vacation homes for clients within Manuel Antonio Estates and Palmas Pacifica. We take care of the details from permits and design to supervision of construction and management of the rentals, if needed. We provide privacy and security, and our gated community offers shared common recreational facilities, beautiful landscaping and parking areas. Our homes and lots are located just minutes from the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. If you've ever considered buying a second home, just minutes from the beach, do not hesitate, if you have any questions or would like to request more information please take full advantage of our Costa Rica real estate services and contact us today!
Manuel Antonio Estates    1 800 346-9724  (506) 8815-9606.

Ciudad Colon
Great Deal!! Apartment in condo with pool and extensive green areas:
Ciudad Colón, San José $112,000
The apartment has a master bedroom with a large ensuite bathroom with bath tub, and a smaller second bedroom/office with air conditioning. It has a second full bathroom, living/dining room, laundry room with hot water tank and storage area. The kitchen comes with granite countertops, a breakfast bar and new dishwasher. It has 82 m2 of construction. 2 balconies with beautiful views of the river and mountains. Private parking for one car. Elevator and a well presented reception area. Located in a very quiet and private neighborhood just 400 meters from the centre of Ciudad Colón. Within minutes to all major amenities in Santa Ana and Escazú. Easy access to the beach (less than 1.5 hrs).  24-hour security, visitor parking, pool, extensive and lush green areas, BBQ area, children’s playground and its own water treatment plant. Contact (506) 6022-9294 or 6022-9967, for further info or to arrange a viewing.

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Outrageous blowout prices on oceanfront condos in Los Sueños!

Located in the private Bay Residence enclave overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Los Sueños Resort and Marina, there are three gorgeous units available at unbelievable bargain pricing from $589,000.  All of these beautiful units are three bedrooms and two baths, 2,200 square feet, fully furnished and ready to move in.  Development includes a gym, access to 3 pools, jacuzzis, BBQ areas and the Beach Club.  If you’ve always wanted to own in Los Sueños, now is the time!  Contact  or call 8702-0778.  From U.S. call 209-482-1788.

Top floor unit: $649,000   Second floor unit: $675,000  Garden unit: $589,000

Newly available in Roca Verde
Well-built home of 215 m2, 3 bedrooms, two bath on 1,150 m2 of lot, with attractive rock retaining wall, carport, and a pool. Indoors there are high, vaulted hardwood ceiling, bright rooms, a laundry room.  The floor is ceramic tile in pastel shades. $247,000. Photos: 2446-5587.

San Ramon
Mountain home w/million dollar view near San Ramón
Beautiful home in the mountains near San Ramón with 180-degree view of the gulf of Nicoya.7 miles from San Ramón, 1 mile from Interamericana highway. 3,200 ft. elevation so temp is 65 to 75 year around. Electric gate, private drive. house built in 2010. 2 bedrooms, 1 baths, appliances included. High-speed internet installed, Direct TV via sling box on Internet. $199,000 Contact   Check out slide show HERE!


Beach Front Home - Central Pacific Coast
Pristine condition, recently renovated. The best surfing and boogie boarding in the country. The most magnificent ocean and sunset view. New 20-year, fully registered concession on one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Easy access from San José (1 hour 25 minutes) located between Jacó and Manuel Antonio, in Esterillos Oeste.  2 or 3 bedrooms. Center room can be living room. House with 2 1/2 baths. Separated rancho with kitchen and large entertainment patio. Landscaped garden with no water shortage. Has both municipal and well water with automatic watering system. Direct access to the beach as no road is in front of property. Protected land on one side of the property for additional privacy.  Alarm system and complete shutters for security while away. Lot approximately 1,725 square meters, Asking price: $385.000.  Contact to Paul at local phone 506- 2637-8858  Cell phone 506- 8823-8550 .  US Mobile 908-400-9772  Emails:  and


Spectacular view property on a ridge near Alajuela.  Large home and 3 rental homes totaling 7,300 square feet (678 square meters) live-in construction.  Property area is 3,376 square meters (0.83 acres) including a vacant lot for expansion options.  In total there are 10 bedrooms, each with an ensuite bath.  Property has pool, rancho, mirador, courtyard and covered parking.  Homes have romantic fireplaces, built-ins, storage, other luxury features.  Turnkey sale includes all appliances, furniture, fixtures, equipment.  Call Gerry at (506) 2441-8796 or e-mail at  See property video here:

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ARenal property
Location: Near Arenal        Price: $2.7 million
Size: 113 acres
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The farm is at the highest point on a stunning ridge bordered by pristine Costa Rican primary forest on all sides of the property, with active wildlife all throughout the area. On each of its gently rolling terraced lomas you get a glimpse of Volcán Arenal from a distance. This property has four different lagunas, a working organic farm and nursery, mature fruit trees, sheep corral, ideal for grazing horses with stunning views from all the hillsides. The Northern Zone of Costa Rica is the country's best kept secret, providing a perfect home base location to travel the country's many destinations while still maintaining the best climate at 400 meters above sea level.

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Jaco hotel

Beautiful beach hotel for sale.
Located at Jacó Beach, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean.
Apartotel Costa Arenas is located just 5 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from Jacó Downtown. The perfect place to rest in a cozy and familiar environment; surrounded by beautiful gardens. We have 11 fully equipped apartments. Also has swimming pool for adults and children and private parking 24 hours.  Retail value US$700,000.00   Contact:   Carlos Díaz  Local CR Phone: (506) 2643-2085   Email:   Web:

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