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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!

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Playas del Coco

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Costa Rica Living, EX PATS in Costa Rica, Guanacaste Tourism, Playas del Coco

Tank Tops Flip Flops Newsletter edition no. 79

What is Playas del Coco?

Playas del Coco


Playas del Coco is part of a group of beaches known as the Papagayo; Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama and Ocotal. Located just 20 minutes from the Liberia International Airport (LIR) it is considered by many to be the best town on the Pacific Coast. Originally, this little haven was the largest fishing village in Costa Rica, and still to this day, most of the fresh catch caught every day is pulled from these waters. Not only is the bay loaded with local favorites, like Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Wahoo, Red Snapper, Yellow Fin Tuna, Grouper and Sea Bass, but as you go deeper out to see, these waters are known by Sport Fisherman to host some of the largest big game trophy fish; Blue and Black Marlin and Sailfish.

Playas del Coco

The waters of Playas del Coco are very calm, so the majority of the local boat owners moor their crafts here. Hundreds of hulls are seen on any given day, anchored just a few hundred meters off shore. Some of the best Party Barges, Diving Rigs, Snorkel Tours, Sail Boats and Catamarans call Coco home, so booking a half day adventure is a piece of cake. This is also the Northern most Port of Entry located on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, with Harbor Master and Immigration offices for those arriving overseas by boat.

Playa Hermosa in the New York Times

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Buying and Selling Property in Costa Rica, Costa Rica Living, Costa Rica Real Estate Market Update, Investing in Costa Rica, Newsletters, Playa Hermosa

Tank Tops Flip Flops Newsletter edition no. 78

Playa Hermosa has been getting some very good press lately.  Imagine Playa Hermosa in the New York Times

Playa Hermosa in the New York Times

The most recent feature on Playa Hermosa was an article in the New York Times featuring one of our exclusive listings in Monte Paraiso called The Lighthouse. The article was written by Kevin Brass, a feature writer for the New York Times who has written various articles about our area and Costa Rica so he knows what he is talking about.

Link to the New York Times Article dated September 9th, 2015.  House Hunting in … Costa Rica

Good things come in 3’s – the second piece of good press was an HGTV episode of “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” where a couple searched high and low for their own slice of beach paradise and found it in our beloved little Playa Hermosa. The first running of the episode was September 27th and the second airing is September 28th, 2015. Here is the link to the episode guide.

Beachfront Bargain Hunt – A Couple Searches the Exotic Pacific Shores of Costa Rica in Search of their Slice of Paradise

To top it off House Hunters International is filming a future episode in Playa Hermosa as we speak at a couple of our exclusive listings in Playa Hermosa.  House Hunters will not allow us to disclose the homes until they air later in the year so stay tuned.

Lighthouse Monteparaiso

The established press has finally gotten back around again to talking about our slice of heaven.  Get your little slice before it is too late…

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