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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.

Costa Rica fractional home

costa rica fractional home outside


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Beautiful Views from Casa Lapas

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We recently improved the pool area of Casa Lapas (check out more photos and information here) enhancing the Casa lapa costa rica villa sunsetexperience of our owners and guests here.

We have several homes available for rent, but Casa Lapas is our largest and has ocean view lots. It’s beauty and views has enticed us to host weddings, parties and events here.

The private outdoor shower has incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, Cano Island and the mountains with their ever changing clounds and shadows.

The deck provides private sun bathing for our guests at Casa Lapas

Casa Lapas is completely private and has its own swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, deck and outdoor shower.

 

Pura vida!


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The Quebrada Walk in Las Villas de San Buenas

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Las Villas de San Buenas has two quebradas that cut through the development. Since all waterways in Costa Rica are open to the public any of our residents are free to enter into them from their lot or from the bridge that crosses it. 

The first obvious question, is “What is a quebrada?” 

Answer: A quebrada is a creek

I’ll be posting more photos in the next couple of days from my walk but I thought you would all enjoy this one. Atlas held the world on his shoulders – this tree is heavy enough. 🙂

The quebradas have some amazing wildlife and plant life. If you want a perfect blend of Costa Rica nature and easy access to civilized life, please be sure to consider Las Villas de San BuenasImage

Que tengas un buen dia! (have a great day!)

Nick


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Updated photo of new house on lot 110

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Sincerely,
Nick Halverson
+1.612.819.8154
Costa Rica: 8718.7900
Skype: paradisebrokersnb


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New Home Under Construction

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We recently began construction on the next home in Las Villas de San Buenas. This home will be 1,313 sq ft and have a good size swimming pool in the backyard. We broke ground on May 28, 2012, and hope to have it completed in eight months – just in time for New Year’s Eve 2013. Please check back regularly to see the progress.

Here is a link with some more photos.


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2012 New International Airport in Southern Osa Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, Real Estate, News, Travel: 2012 New International Airport in Southern Osa Costa Rica.

2012 New International Airport in Southern Osa Costa Rica

 

Recently there has been a lot of talk about the new international airport in the southern zone of Costa Rica.  This has been going on since I first visited in March 2005 when the broker we used to purchase what is now Osa Mountain Village alluded to a new airport. It is one of the most talked about issues when dealing with prospective real estate clients. As a rule, I don’t bring up the airport unless a client specifically asks about it. I believe that the Osa region is absolutely gorgeous and amazing the way it currently is (beaches, wildlife, ziplines, etc) – any purchasing or not because of an airport doesn’t understand what Osa is about. Having said that, if the new airport is approved, and when the “Golden Shovel” ceremony takes place to break ground, I would guess prices for land will go up at least 20% overnight. This will be a real ‘game-changer’ in terms of development in Osa.

Here’s an update from Costa Rica’s business newspaper, El Financiero, translation by Google. It states that ICAO (Government Aviation Agency) will be accepting bids on a final environmental impact study in April 2012 for the $60 million project. The studies are to be completed by the end of this year. Once that is completed it will be a “Go or no-go” decision. The great news is that all of us will know within nine months what will happen in regards to the airport.

The runway being proposed in Southern
Costa Rica will be able to accommodate
an Airbus 320 with approximately
150 passengers.

The runway will be large enough to land an Airbus A320 which can fly between 1,700-6,500 nautical miles, depending on the model and carry approximately 150 passengers. With that range, most cities from North America (Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles) will be able to fly direct to the new proposed airport. This will be a great benefit for those traveling to Osa. Currently travelers must usually take a day on the front end of a trip and a day on the back end of a trip to ensure they are in San Jose on time (3.5 hour drive from Palmar Sur).

I wanted to share with everyone what I’ve heard over the years so you can understand my opinion.  Below is a brief, and probably not entire recap, of the rumors and information I’ve heard/gathered through the years:

President Arias signing airport
declaration in 2008 in Palmar Norte

 

  • March 2006: Tico Times article announcing the airport
  • In mid-2008, then-President Oscar Arias announced in a ceremony in Palmar Norte that the airport was moving forward.
  • After the October 2008 TLC/CAFTA vote took place, and it showed that Osa as whole voted against TLC, it is rumored President Arias (who was in favor the measure that passed) withheld his support of the airport and instead shifted his focus to helping those who helped him get TLC passed. Therefore, he worked to help secure the financing and permits for the Limon port expansion.
  • July 2009, Panamanian President Martinelli and Costa Rica President Oscar write a press release stating the airport project is back on. Read here
  • In early 2010, President Arias scrambles to complete major infrastructure projects so he can get credit for them (which was great because projects did indeed get done, including the Costanera Highway paving project. Here’s a video of that soon after it was completed near Dominical)
  • 2010: Peninsula Sur newspaper writes an article about the airport
  • August 2010: New Palmar Sur terminal opens 
  • 2010: Rumors begin spreading that the existing Palmar Sur location will be used and the runway lengthened to accommodate larger planes.
  • In November 2010, Tropical Storm Tomas (see photo) hits Costa Rica causing over $150 million worth of damage in Osa. Funds that were reportedly set aside for infrastructure improvements for the airport are now used to fix the Pan-American and Costanera Highway.

A new airport will obviously bring many changes – some good – some not. The government is keenly aware of the pitfalls of what happened in Guanacaste and, previously, in the Jaco region of development (over development, unenforced laws, etc), and will be working closely to ensure the environment is impacted as minimally as possible.

As with most major infrastructure projects, this project has taken time – more than originally thought – however, I do believe we will see the airport project approved and ground to be broken in the next couple of years. Let’s all see what happens. I’ll keep you updated as I hear anything.

Pura vida!
Nick Halverson
Owner/developer of Las Villas de San Buenas

https://twitter.com/#!/costaricanick

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Prices, home designs and financing information

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We recently added some new home designs (furniture packages coming soon) that you may be interested in. We have beautiful home designs available for only $75,000 – which means

Home for sale

Without pool available for $75,000… a little more with the pool.

that for less than $100,000 you can have your dream home in Costa Rica + a beautiful mountain view lot. These lots are easily accessible and only 1 mile from the Costanera Highway.

Download a full packet here.

Contact us about all of the great benefits about owning in Las Villas de San Buenas:

  1. Easy access
  2. Safe
  3. Parks and 20 acre protected jungle onsite
  4. Wildlife seen daily
  5. Close to medical care (about 5 minutes)
  6. Close to four beaches (15 minutes)
  7. Next door to San Buenas Golf Resort
  8. 15 minutes to regional airport
  9. Close to ziplines, deep sea fishing, SCUBA and more!
  10. It’s paradise!

Come find out for yourself! We will help you plan your trip! Up to $1,500 travel reimbursement available for qualifying purchases.

Sunset at Las Villas de San Buenas

Sunset from Las Villas de San Buenas


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San Buenas Costa Rica New Information 3D home design

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We recently updated the information packet for Las Villas de San Buenas. It now includes a 3D rendering of our next home to be built as well as some new photos of wildlife, toucans and

San Buenas Toucans

Toucans talking in Las Villas de San Buenas

fruit that are found in the Osa, Costa Rica project.

To view/download the information please visit this link.

Memberships are still available for San Buenas Golf Resort and Ballena Beach Club. Those two are optional add ons for any lot owner in Las Villas de San Buenas.


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Video of Ballena National Park near Ballena Beach Club

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Owners in Las Villas de San Buenas have the opportunity to be an owner in the Ballena Beach Club. Here is the beach in Ballena National Park that is about 200 meters from Ballena Beach Club in Uvita.

Ballena Beach Club


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Updated Information and Booklet about Las Villas de San Buenas

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The following link will provide you a PDF of the most up to date information about Las Villas de San Buenas, the surrounding area and our customers.

http://villagecostarica.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/lasvillassanbuenas_2011_2.pdf

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