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Hola! Welcome to Paradise. My name is Michael Simons - the Owner/Broker of 3 major real estate franchises in the Papagayo Region - RE/MAX Tres Amigos in Playa Hermosa , RE/MAX Prestige Ocean Properties in Playa Panama and RE/MAX Ocean Village in Playas del Coco.

The majority of people interested in buying real estate in Costa Rica tend to have many of the same questions so I took the time to answer them in detail here in a fun and informative way. This site contains a tremendous amount of information for you and allows me to express my views and pass along wisdom gained while living and doing business in the tropics. Hope you can join us. Pura Vida!

I will respond to your questions immediately with an email or personal phone call.

See you here in Paradise!


Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Costa Rica Living, EX PATS in Costa Rica

Expats in Costa Rica

Here is a compilation of blog posts and content about EXPATS in COSTA RICA with links to each story:

EX PAT LIFE IN COSTA RICA PART 2 – Bette and Dawson Grove

EX PAT LIFE IN COSTA RICA PART 1 – Chad Lytle and Teresa McCullough

A Day in the Life – Costa Rica Video – Daryl and Cheryl Bohonos

The Story of Ginger Restaurant and Sailing around the world with Anne Hegney

expats in costa rica at Ginger Martini Night

Opening a Scuba Diving Shop and PADI Instructor Center in Costa Rica with Martin and Brenda

expats in Costa Rica diving with Golden Rays

Relax you are in Paradise – The story of the Clermont Gagne and his Home Maintenance and Remodeling Company Colibri Multiservicios

Their Costa Rica dream started in the 5th Grade – Stuart and Katie Saunders

Save the Monkeys Foundation in Playa Hermosa with Karol Allard and Michael Cushman

A video compilation of Costa Rica EXPATS 

Building an Interior Decorating company in Costa Rica and loving every minute of it all the while helping other Expats in Costa Rica make their dreams come true with Sandrine Aquart

Having a Baby in Costa Rica with Chris and Krista Broschek

expats in Costa Rica Chris and Krista are proud parents

The biggest yearly congregation of EXPATS in Costa Rica (and locals too) 

Thanks to Ed Dale a big-hearted EXPAT, one local school had a great big Christmas bash complete with and appearence from Santa Claus 

If you are a fishing junkie than you will definitively want to meet Danny Crosby.  Here is his story of how he came to Costa Rica and now has three Sport Fishing Boats and loves to go to work every day even though he is retired.

expats in costa rica fishing for big game fish

Rob Gunselman just wants to go out fishing and he wants you to come with him.  He does not have his own boat but he knows all the guys that do and can help you get on a boat without paying an arm and a leg

EX PAT Life in Costa Rica Part 2 with Bette and Dawson

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Costa Rica Living, EX PATS in Costa Rica, Guanacaste Tourism, Papagayo Region

La Gaviota Tropical 

Tank Tops Flip Flops Newsletter edition no. 52

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Bette and Dawson Grove had a goal for their retirement – move to Arizona and play golf for the rest of their lives.  Well it did not turn out quite how they planned thanks to their son telling them they should go to Costa Rica for a visit.  Well they took their sons advice and the rest is history.  They are a good example of life in Costa Rica for EXPATS.

La Gaviota Tropical

Here is their story….

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