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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!

What is required to open an Escrow Account

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Buying and Selling Property in Costa Rica, Costa Rica Service Providers, Investing in Costa Rica, RE/MAX Tres Amigos

What is required to open an Escrow Account?

Upon acceptance of an offer, a secure escrow account is set up with a company that is registered with the banking authority of Costa Rica, known as SUGEF. They will act as a third party to insure that everyone is protected during the closing. Do not allow a law firm or a real estate company to accept or handle your money. ALWAYS ask for a separate, secured, registered Escrow Company to handle the funds.

Escrow Account

An escrow agent will contact you by email to start the process of opening the escrow. The agent will ask for a lot of personal information to insure your monies are coming from a legitimate source. Costa Rica is very adamant that they will not accept illicit funds and they abide by all International money laundering rules, regulations and laws.

They will require the following documents

EXPATS in Costa Rica – Gitingas Bags

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

Tank Tops Flip Flops Newsletter edition no. 109

EXPATS in Costa Rica – Gitingas Bags

Expats in Costa Rica - Gitingas Bags

We wanted to tell the story of two ExPat friends of ours who have found their passion and purpose in our little slice of Paradise.  Lisa Martin and Rhonda Cardella come from different backgrounds and parts of the United States but discovered a common ground in Costa Rica and have created Gitingas Beach Bags.  Gitingas was formed as a fusion  of Lisa’s sewing knowledge and Rhonda’s Art Skill.

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Their full line of Beach Bags, Hand Bags and Accessories are made of durable materials made to stand up to the sun and sand of Costa Rica’s Beaches and adventures.  Each Bag is adorned with Rhonda’s unique art or with flora and fauna typical of the Guanacaste Region and are designed by Lisa to last.  You can find their Bags at various shops around town as well as on their website gitingashandbags.com

Check out the video where Rhonda and Lisa explain how Gitingas was started in Costa Rica from scratch

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