One Man’s loss is another Man’s Treasure – La Finisterra Hotel

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Investing in Costa Rica, Newsletters, Playa Hermosa, Vacation in Costa Rica

 

Tank Tops Flip Flops Newsletter edition no. 45

Having lived here now for 11 years I have seen a lot of changes; almost all of them for the better.

Like everywhere in the world, Costa Rica was booming in 2006 and 2007 and at the crash of 2008, as you can imagine, everything came to a screeching halt.  But over the last couple years we are seeing a tremendous amount of new investment, not only in the real estate sector (homes, condos, lots) but also with the commercial opportunities.

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Many of the original business owners in the Papagayo region were not prepared mentally or financially to survive and continue to grow in a down economy.  I tell everyone, that if you talk to any business that is still here after 6 years of the worst economic times in the world’s history, then they are probably doing something right.  

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On that same token, many people were forced to walk away from their little pieces of paradise, which only meant new opportunities for those with vision who were willing to step up and take it to the next level.  We have seen many new faces in the area, in the last few years, buying or starting businesses, and turning them into a profitable dream.

Costa Rica Sport Fishing in Playas del Coco

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Costa Rica Sport Fishing, Guanacaste Tourism, Newsletters, Vacation in Costa Rica

 

Costa Rica Sport Fishing in Playas del Coco

Deeply ingrained into its history, fishing and Playas del Coco have always gone together. 

The first residents of the area were subsistenceCosta Rica Sport Fishing in Playas del Coco fishermen in Pre Columbian times most likely a sea faring people of Chibcha origin around 500 AD. 

The fishing tradition has never been lost and is now stronger than ever.  While still maintaining a small commercial fleet, the real action in Playas del Coco is with the Sport Fisherman.  Born and raised locals who were once fishing to put food on their families tables have graduated to become the boat owners and captains of the burgeoning Sport Fishing fleet. 

Inside the famed Gulf of Papagayo, Playas del Coco lies just off the most fertile marine area on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, an important breeding ground and frequent stop off point for a majority of the Oceans species large and small. 

Sport Fishing in Playas del CocoOur Guest Blogger is Robert Gunselman.  He is a relatively new arrival to Costa Rica but since the day he put his feet on the sands of Playas del Coco he has immersed himself into the Costa Rica sport fishing scene.  This guy knows his fishing and really knows his way around the fishing grounds of the Gulf of Papagayo and beyond. 

Rob just wants everyone to be educated about how to get the best out of your fishing charter, have fun and of course CATCH A LOT OF FISH! 

We spoke with Rob and one of his Favorite local Captains Gerardo “Come” (pronounced KO-MAY) Reyes.  It is clear that these guys know their stuff

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