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Real Estate FAQ | River setbacks in Costa Rica are unbuildable

Real Estate FAQ | River setbacks in Costa Rica are unbuildable

River setbacks are restricted areas of property surrounding the rivers and creeks in Costa Rica. The law strictly prohibits to build any roads or structures on river setbacks. Prohibited also are excavation, alteration, improvement, grading, landfill, paving, and storage. INVU controls the river setbacks, so they can protect the riverbeds against destruction. Looking to purchase […]

Real Estate FAQ | Is the neighborhood safe?

Real Estate FAQ | Is the neighborhood safe?

A real estate FAQ or frequently asked question in Costa Rica real estate is: is the neighborhood safe? Read any Costa Rican newspaper on any day and you’ll find stories about murder, rape, drugs, and robberies. It’s amazing that in my almost 40 years of living in Costa Rica, I have not personally experienced any […]