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Mr Halverson Goes to San Jose to Visit the Costa Rica Congress

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Last week my project manager, Hanz Cruz, and I spent an afternoon in San Jose where we

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Las Villas de San Buenas Project Manager Hanz Cruz, and CEO Nick Halverson meet with Deputada Rosibel Ramos Madrigal at the Costa Rica Congress.

visited the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa), Costa Rica’s Congressional body.  Costa Rica has an unicameral legislative structure (a single chamber. By way of comparison the USA has two – the House of Representatives and the Senate). A member of Congress is called a Deputado (Deputada if a woman) – which translates to ‘Senator’.

Costa Rica has 57 Deputados, who are all elected every four years. Deputados do not have term limits, although they cannot serve consecutive terms. Once a Deputado’s four-year term expires, they must sit out an entire four-year election cycle before they can serve again.

We spent approximately one hour talking with a couple of Deputados. We first met with Deputada Rosibel Madrigal, who represents the region including San Isidro del General/Perez Zeledon areas of San Jose province. Next we met with Gerardo Vargas Rojas who represents the province of Puntarenas.

We discussed tourism, increasing foreign investment and I pushed to know more about the possible international airport in Osa (still being reviewed).

I have always found it beneficial during my career in New Zealand and Australia to meet face-to-face

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Founding members of Costa Rica’s first Congress in 1949 (photo by Nick Halverson with Google Glass)

with government officials to ensure they are aware of our project as well as we are kept abreast of any potential changes. We will continue to meet with officials quarterly.

It was an enjoyable day and everyone we met with was friendly and hospitable. I’ll keep everyone updated on our future visits – and the Southern zone international airport.

Nick Halverson
CEO, Las Villas de San Buenas


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Mamones Chinos A Costa Rica Fruit Treasure

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Mamones chinos are starting to fruit for the 2014 season. Que rico!

Costa Rica is home to hundreds of fruits, and in particular, the Osa Peninsula’s weather patterns provides the perfect environment for growing mamones chinos. I love mamones chinos as much as guanabana’s. The main advantage of mamones chinos versus guanabana is the ease of eating.

What is a ‘mamon chino‘?

A mamon chino is a fruit that grows on trees (most fruits do grow on trees but a few don’t) and is harvested once a year. To eat one, you simply pluck it off the tree, rip the skin of with your teeth, which will generally open in two or three large pieces, then eat the sweet, white fruit. There is an almond-like seed in the middle of each fruit, so you have to eat and suck off the fruit from the seed. Once you are finished eating the fruit you spit out the seed.

Eating mamones chinos will definitely get your hands sticky and they are a bit messy to eat as the easiest way to eat them is with your hands and utensils will not help.

The name of the fruit tells you a lot about the food. mamon is from the word mamar, meaning ‘to suck’. Chino comes from “China”. Therefore, the ‘mamon chino’ is the Chinese sucking fruit.nick halverson mamon chino

We’ve planted several in Las Villas de San Buenas, and just this last weekend one of our customers requested that we plant a couple
near his home. It takes a couple of years after planting for it to start producing fruit.

Nick Halverson
CEO, Las Villas de San Buenas
nick@villassanbuenas.com

 


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Repaving of Roads to San Buenaventura

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Visiting the Osa region between Palmar Norte and Coronado (which includes San Buenaventura) just got smoother. Already considered one of the best roads in all of Costa Rica, Highway 34 (or as it is better known, “The Costanera Highway”) has been repaved with another layer of asphalt over the past ten days. Unlike many roads in Costa Rica, especially those in Guanacaste, the roads leading to San Buenaventura are perfectly smooth and provide easy driving for everyone.

Now that the asphalt has been put down, the paint and reflectors in the road will be applied over the next month.

They repaved and smoothed out the entrance into San Buenaventura as well. We are located 2 km (a little over a mile) from the Costanera highway (Highway 34) providing easy access all year!

As always, we recommend flying into Palmar Sur regional airport and then driving to Las Villas de San Buenas. It is now easier than ever!


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Happy Earth Day 2014

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From everyone here at Las Villas de San Buenas we’d like to wish you a happy, wonderful and sustainable Earth Day 2014.

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Happy Earth Day from Las Villas de San Buenas


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Costa Rica Home Designs

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Costa Rica Home Designs

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Request a home design package today!

We offer beautiful, custom, Costa Rica home designs for all of our owners. Additionally, our architect will work with you to ensure that the house you want, on the lot you want, fits both your requests perfectly, but also fits the lot perfectly. Customers may choose from one of our existing home designs to begin construction almost immediately. More information here

Turn Key Process

For each custom home design, we will work with you to ensure that your home in paradise is exactly what you are looking for. All floor plans and 3D models will be tailored to your needs. Once you have agreed to your design, the construction process will start.

Typically, once a design is selected it takes approximately six months to build. We handle all permits, insurance and purchasing. We provide our owners with photo updates twice-per-week.

To request a set of home designs please fill out the form here or below.

 

 


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More Information

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Want to know what has been going on lately at Las Villas De San Buenas? Nick has put together the following pdf for download to check out the latest things happening in the development.
Click the link below for the most up-to-date information about Las Villas de San Buenas.

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Beautiful Custom Home Designs & Turn-Key Construction Packages

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Las Villas de San Buenas offers custom home design services for any lot owner. Customers may also choose from one of our existing home designs to begin construction almost immediately. Take a look at what Las Villas de San Buenas has to offer. Authentic. Costa Rica. Living.

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“Pura Vida” Is The Mantra Of Costa Rica & Translates to “Pure Life”

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My daughter enjoying a walk down the stream in Las Villas de San Buenas enjoying the feeling of Pura Vida. If you would like more information about this beautiful and inspiring place in Costa Rica’s beautiful Osa region, please fill out the contact information to the right.

We look forward to meeting you here in Paradise!

Pura vida!

Nick Halverson
CEO

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My daughter enjoying a walk in Las Villas de San Buenas


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Affordable Fractional Ownership Available

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Costa Rica Fractional Ownership

Las Villas de San Buenas offers simple, two-week, lifelong ownership for only $10,000 (+ a low annual fee). For information please visit this page or fill out the information request form to the right.

This Costa Rica Fractional Ownership option is the most affordable, and easiest, way to begin building your Costa Rica memories and traditions.

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Yum!! Shrimp skewer from Ballena Beach Club

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Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s best seafood with a variety of options available. From fresh shrimp and red snapper to tuna and ceviche, the variety and different types of

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My shrimp skewer meal at Ballena Beach Club

preparation make it a wonderful place to eat!

This was my meal last Sunday afternoon at the Ballena Beach Club (which is adjacent to Ballena National Park, about 15 minutes from Las Villas de San Buenas). It was wonderful!!

If you ever find yourself in/around Uvita, be sure to visit the Ballena Beach Club.

Pura vida!


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