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  • TicoNET Real Estate - Guanacaste - Abangares - Farm Near Amistad Bridge
    ft over sea level ACCESS ROAD San Jose Limonal Abangares property 174 Km 108 miles paved road It has 150m 495 ft frontage to the main road to La Amistad Bridge PUBLIC SERVICES UTILITIES AVAILABLE Municipal water line seasonal creek on the Southern border there is possibility of a deep water well 110V 220V electricity telephone excellent cellular phone reception septic tank and drainage field required excellent public transportation service EXISTING CONDITIONS It is a well located farm on the main road to La Amistad Bridge It is currently used as pasture land The farm is flat with a gentle monticule at the end of the property There are no constructions on the property All the perimeter of the property is fenced with wooden posts and barbed wire This farm is a good place for a commercial operation agricultural operation cattle ranch dude ranch or a country estate with a good location PRICE US 225 000 3 27 sq mt 13 230 acre Location La Palma 7 2 Km 4 5 miles West from Shell gas station at Limonal intersection on the road to La Amistad Bridge Colorado de Abangares Guanacaste Listed by Jorge Fallas L Phone 506 2288 1414

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  • TicoNET Real Estate - Costa Rica Properties
    Community Furnished Home with Views Fully Titled Beachfront Villa Ocean View Villa prev next TicoNET Real Estate Costa Rica Real Estate Invalid User ID Login Agent Signup Member Signup Real Estate and More Real Estate Information Buying a Business in Costa Rica Buying Building Legal Tips Tricks and Traps Property Rights and Foreign Investment Protecting Your Property Rights Purchasing Real Estate in Costa Rica TicoNET Real Estate Costa Rica Real

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  • TicoNET Real Estate - Puntarenas - Tango Mar - Fully Titled Beachfront Villa
    the government because it holds a rare to find title to the 50 meter water line DISTRIBUTION OF GROUND LEVEL Lobby Living room Family room Dining room Kitchen walk in pantry outside Bar sun Deck oceanfront infinity Pool guest Bedroom with ocean patio guest Bedroom with garden patio large Bathroom with walk in shower DISTRIBUTION OF UPPER LEVEL Master s Suite with Bathroom Jacuzzi and large outside balcony Junior Suite with Bathroom Jacuzzi and balcony 2 Guest Suites with cantilevered balconies guest Bathroom with Jacuzzi CASA OCEANO offers magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean from all parts of the house It is nestled within a lush area with palm trees and beautiful tropical plants where monkeys play and exotic birds whistle The house is located inside a gated community within Tango Mar which is an upscale Beach Spa Golf Resort The openness of the house allows the ocean breezes to sweep through the house and normally A C is not necessary The house has elegant but tropical decor This is a full package deal and all furniture electronics and appliances are new ADDITIONAL HOME FEATURES Panoramic ocean views total of 6 bedrooms and 4 5 baths A C throughout the

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  • TicoNET Real Estate - Guanacaste - Ocotal Beach - Ocean View Villa
    upscale gated community in Ocotal Beach Guanacaste Costa Rica s North Pacific Coast DISTRIBUTION OF MAIN FLOOR Covered 1 car garage parking for 3 cars large Living Dining room half guest Bath gourmet Kitchen with fine cabinetry and granite counters ample Master Suite with Bathroom and walk in closet junior Suite with Bathroom TV Room outside covered Terrace Balcony infinity edge Plunge Pool separate employees Bungalow DISTRIBUTION OF LOWER FLOOR Bodega 3 Bedrooms 2 full Bathrooms TV Room Balcony landscaped Gardens ADDITIONAL HOME FEATURES Custom built home completed in 2004 all stainless steel appliances main lower level with independent entrance central A C on main level mini split A C units on lower level clay tile roofing 10 000 gal water cistern 2 telephone lines AMNET cable TV Satellite TV High Speed Internet lots of windows excellent natural light and ventilation spectacular views tropical atmosphere abundant wildlife monkeys sloth exotic birds world class fishing privacy tranquility and 24 7 security Villa Cliffside is located at 5 min to Coco Beach amenities 20 min to Liberia Intl Airport 25 minutes to Liberia City and 4 hours driving time to San Jose city Location Ocotal Beach Coco Beach Guanacaste Listed by Jorge

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  • TicoNET Real Estate - San Jose - Ciudad Colon - Furnished Home with Views
    the surrounding mountains LOWER LEVEL DISTRIBUTION Nicely paved Driveway Carport for 3 cars exterior Parking for 4 additional cars Laundry room lushly landscaped Gardens MAIN LEVEL DISTRIBUTION Swimming Pool large Terrace full guest Bathroom large formal Living room with outdoor fountain Garden formal Dining room Deluxe modern Gourmet Kitchen with granite countertops and Breakfast nook casual Living room Home Theater room elegant Junior Suite with private balcony full Bathroom and walk in closet ample Guest Suite with private balcony closet and full bathroom UPPER LEVEL DISTRIBUTION fabulous Master s Suite featuring private Terrace Balcony Sitting area walk in Closet and comfortable Bathroom with 2 independent toilets double shower and double sink with Jade inlays ADDITIONAL HOME FEATURES Custom built residence completed in early 2009 open floor plan with a flowing layout imported porcelain tile flooring top of the line stainless steel imported kitchen appliances LCD TV Home Theater system alarm system telephone line Cable TV WiFi Internet system special lighting system All rooms in the house feature excellent natural light ventilation and panoramic VIEWS This sale is a Full Package Deal including all furniture appliances works of art and decoration in the house The HOA monthly fee is 100 Casa

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  • Investor's Guide: How to establish a business enterprise in Costa Rica
    an Environmental Evaluation to be presented before the SETENA 6 to this effect please consult Which projects are subject to an environmental evaluation before the SETENA Section 7 2 If it is not subject to said procedure refer to Approval of plans and construction permits Section 8 2 and to the Diagram N 4 If it requires an environmental evaluation by the SETENA refer to General Description of the Environmental Evaluation Process Section 7 3 1 and to Diagram N 3 Once these procedures have concluded consult the section Approval of plans and construction permits Section 8 2 and Diagram N 4 Once the abovementioned procedures have concluded please proceed to the Section Official Registration Procedures Section 2 4 4 Official registration procedures All companies whether operating as a natural or artificial person must comply with various obligations and administrative procedures While said procedures can be carried out separately it is convenient to execute them in the pre established order set forth in this Manual The procedures executed at the Costa Rican Social Security Office CCSS and at the National Insurance Institute INS usually are pre requisites to obtain the municipal license The interested party must register at the following three institutions General Income Tax Office of the Ministry of the Treasury to register as a taxpayer in order to comply with the payments and other tax obligations Consult the section General Income Tax Office Section 9 1 National Insurance Institute INS in order to underwrite the occupational risk policy Consult the section National Insurance Institute Section 9 2 Registration as an employer at the CCSS in order to pay the social security contributions Consult the section Costa Rican Social Security Office CCSS Section 9 3 Once these procedures have concluded or else while executing them simultaneously proceed to the section Will the Company Require an operation certificate from the Ministry of Public Health Section 2 5 The registration as a taxpayer must be completed no later than ten days after the company has been entered into record at the Registry in the case of artificial persons When they are natural persons they must register within ten days after initiating operations The number of the occupational risks policy is a pre requisite for registration as an employer at the CCSS 5 Will the company require an operation certificate from the Ministry of Public Health In order to know if the company must process an operation certificate at the Ministry of Public Health please refer to Section 10 Ministry of Public Health Operation Certificate Sub section 10 5 Appendixes where there is a List of activities Groups A PDF B PDF C PDF The aforementioned is included with the objective of locating the group to which the activity to be developed belongs If the activity is to be found in Group C PDF low risk must ask for the corresponding permission before the Ministry of Health Consult Municipal Patent Section 11 Group A PDF high risk the interested party must request

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  • Investor's Guide: National Registry
    be protected or where the commercial establishment will be located Identification of the goods services or commercial product to be protected and its location pursuant to the international classification Identification of colors reserves when applicable Identification description or both of the characteristics of the trademark that the company wants to protect If graphic or mixed trademarks are to be registered the symbol of the trademark that is being requested has to be described and accompanied by 15 sample designs at a maximum size of 10 cm by 10 cm If it is a distinctive trademark comprising only nominative elements a description or a design does not have to be submitted Attach the documents that attest to the ownership or adoption of the distinction requested as well as those that attest to the existence ownership and the commercial drafts of the applicant Indicate a place for notifications The payment of the registration stamps can be executed upon presenting the application or subsequently 7 3 2 Description of the process The Patent and Trademark Office examines the application and determines the compliance with the requisites within 15 natural days If the requisites are not complete the Office notifies the applicant of the omissions or errors and the applicant has 15 working days to correct the application If the applicant corrects the application on time the Office will re examine the form If the applicant does not correct the application or if the timeframe has expired the application will be filed The registry prepares an edict to hear oppositions of third parties It has to be published in the official newspaper The Official Gazette three 3 consecutive times and the procedure is suspended during 2 calendar months beginning from the first publication If there are no oppositions the company will be registered in about 15 natural days If there are oppositions the applicant is given the opportunity to contend during one calendar month and then the Registry resolves The resolution of the Registry can be appealed before the Third Section of the Administrative Litigation Court which will be settled in approximately 6 months The additional Registry pertaining to the issuance of the Registration Certificate of the distinction in question must be cancelled at any of the branches of the Bank of Costa Rica Banco de Costa Rica Once this process has concluded the Registry issues a registration of the distinction Note that according to Article 85 of the Trademark Law N 7978 if during 6 months the applicant does not continue with the process the application has to be abandoned and is filed 3 3 Estimated average duration No less than 4½ months as a minimum that is if there are no oppositions and assuming that the documents are complete at the moment of presentation and that they do not require corrections No legal timeframe exists for this procedure 3 4 Pertinent legal basis Trademark Law and other Distinctive Marks N 7978 and its amendments Articles 7 11 13 67 70 94 in

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  • Investor's Guide: Tourism sector
    7 1 Requirements and general description of the procedure The land concession procedure begins as of the date of the submission of the application The application may be submitted to the municipality at any time but the procedures will not be initiated until a regulatory plan is in force that is until it has been published in the Official Gazette Nevertheless there are areas where these requirements have been fulfilled and where it is possible to make investments without having to undergo through this previous stage to this effect interested applicants may consult Section 6 1 or the corresponding municipality To obtain a new land concession within the desired coastal sector the following individual requirements which have already been referred to must be fulfilled ICT s declaration regarding the tourist or non tourist suitability of the area Section 4 8 Demarcation or boundary markings of the public area Section 4 10 Coastal regulatory plan 29 Section 4 9 Submission to the municipality of the application for a concession within the ZMT Section 4 11 Procedures 1 and 2 ICT s declaration and boundary markings may be undertaken before or jointly with the elaboration of the regulatory plan However both procedures have to be duly completed at the time of approval of the regulatory plan by ICT and INVU to subsequently conduct the public hearing adoption and publication of said plan 8 ICT s declaration regarding the tourist or non tourist suitability of the area 30 The declaration of tourist or non tourist suitability within the shoreline area as per Article 27 of Law N 6043 lies within the authority of ICT ICT may undertake this procedure on its own or at the request of municipalities or of an interested party Such declarations must be published in the Official Gazette as of which date the area in question falls under the provisions of the above mentioned law This procedure may be carried out in two ways At the applicant s request and subsequent to the submission of the application for a land concession within the ZMT or At the municipality s request for the purpose of organizing the areas under its administration 8 1 Requirements and description of the procedure Submit a request for ICT to visit the area where the declaration is required Although there is no specific deadline for ICT to respond to this request in accordance with the Public Administration Law Article 262 paragraph c it is understood that ICT s response is to be issued within the next 10 calendar days Arrangements are made for ICT s visit to the area The Institution will cover the travel expenses incurred by the ICT personnel that will make the inspections thus the investor will not have to make any payments in this respect ICT conducts the inspection of the site and will subsequently make a decision regarding the site s tourist suitability whose requirements and specifications are administratively determined by ICT For further details regarding the criteria utilized by ICT please refer to the Annex of Section 4 8 4 Even if the area had previously been declared unsuitable for tourist related activities a reassessment can be requested provided there is a well founded analysis to the effect that the conditions of the area according to ICT s technical criteria which are duly explained in the annex have changed 8 2 Average Processing Time An average of six 6 months There is no legal deadline for this procedure since this issue is considered of an environmental nature 31 8 3 Pertinent Legal Basis Costa Rican Shoreline Area Law N 6043 and pertinent reforms Article 27 in Spanish PDF 8 4 Annex Criteria applied to the assessment and classification of an area ssuitability or unsuitability for tourist related activities The following conditions are considered as favorable for tourist development and exploitation The access to the area The population s social and cultural characteristics The natural attributes An analysis is made to determine whether the area is conformed by sandy or rocky littorals rivers estuaries and mangroves establishing in each case positive and negative factors for tourist related activities For instance in the case of sandy littorals a positive factor could be the color and compatibility of the sand the slope the nearby landscape a dry beach area the spaciousness and extension the potential for recreational activities and as negative factors emerging rocks and stones the reflection of the sand erosion and pollution Common assessments are made of the littorals estuaries and mangroves Among them those derived from the general physical and environmental conditions winds and breeze microclimates floods annoying insects and issues of a physical and spatial nature accesses public services urban networks Related aspects are of a supra littoral nature quality quantity of plant life cover type of the substratum landscape irregular relief and sandy rain Aspects related to the coastal sea transparency temperature color of the water and quality of the surf undercurrents and pollution 9 Coastal Regulatory Plan 32 9 1 Requirements and description of procedure 33 The interested party may verify with ICT INVU or the corresponding municipality whether the area is included in a coastal regulatory plan This information may also be obtained by consulting Section 6 1 In the absence of a regulatory plan prior to undertaking any procedures at INVU the potential investor must obtain the municipality s approval for the coastal regulatory plan to which effect it should be clarified whether the plan will comprise the entire littoral or only part of it Municipal approval is required to pursue the development of the regulatory plan The coastal regulatory plan is submitted for the analysis of INVU and ICT along with the municipal approval INVU s revision is subject to a fee 34 Simultaneously with the submittal of the project for the regulatory plan to the INVU and ICT the municipality proceeds to issue a public notice through which it summons the community in general to a public hearing regarding the adoption of the regulatory plan It sets the date time and place for this hearing as well as the receipt for written observations During the public hearing observations may be made to the regulatory plan After the hearing an analysis is made concerning the opinions expressed during the hearing and a decision is made regarding the need to incorporate reforms into the proposed regulatory plan If reforms are adopted the project for the regulatory plan must then be resubmitted to the three entities for approval If the observations are rejected INVU s and ICT s criterion should be obtained in order to confirm their support to the original proposal The remedy for appeals is indicated in the Urban Planning Law Article 13 Following ICT s and INVU s approval the municipality must formally adopt the regulatory plan through an agreement reached by the Municipal Council The entire text must be published in the official newspaper The Gazette La Gaceta The regulatory plan goes into effect once it has been published in the Official Gazette 9 2 Average Processing Time Three 3 years on an average but a minimum of one year There is no legal deadline for this procedure 9 3 Pertinent Legal Instruments Urban Planning Law N 4240 Articles 7 10 13 and 17 in Spanish PDF Costa Rican Shoreline Area Law Nº 6043 Article 31 in Spanish PDF Municipal Code Article 13 paragraph o in Spanish PDF 10 Demarcation or boundary marking of public areas 10 1 Description and requirements of the procedure The interested party must submit the following documents to the National Geographic Institute IGN Department of Geodesy and Topography Calculations Section The application of the interested party together with a sketch or map of the land where boundary markings will take place as well as a cartographical map indicating the location of the site The request must provide the applicant s general information and an address for notifications IGN will inform the interested party in writing the cost of the boundary marking indicating the number of elements to be used for boundary marking i e stones poles etc and the time required for this work as well as the total cost involved in this project the cost will be valid for three months Formalization For formalization purposes the applicant must submit the following documents in accordance with the provisions of Article 62 of the Regulations to Law Nº 6043 The corresponding municipality s authorization consisting in a transcription of the agreement reached by the Municipal Council indicating the number of the session the number of the Article and the date The above must be a firm agreement authorizing IGN to undertake the boundary marking The deposit in Costa Rican currency of the estimated costs for the execution of the work At this time the interested party will also sign a letter of commitment in order to supply other necessary materials as well as any other requirements needed at the site such as workers over water transportation if needed haulage of materials lodging if the site is located far away from a village and does not offer lodging services The applicant should likewise guarantee that the boundary markings will be painted in yellow caterpillar yellow and that he she agrees to cover any additional expenses that might result from a larger than expected job payment made in advance at IGN s office 35 The works required to comply with the boundary marking contracts will be carried out in the same order in which they were formalized although consideration may also be given to factors of proximity between contracts and process unification Thus IGN will determine the date it will start working on the boundary markings but in any case this work has to be paid in advance The process ends with the publication in the Official Gazette of the notice concerning the intended demarcation which consolidates the legal situation of the section of public area that is to be boundary marked One requirement for the above mentioned publication is that the work has to be paid in full this in case there were additional expenses incurred that were not considered in the initial estimate In accordance with IGN s resolution 00 454 dated September 29 2000 The approximate minimum distance between boundary markings will be 50 to 75 meters where the littoral line is regular and in irregular sections the boundary stones will be placed at each determining inflexion of the border line of the public area The total cost of the boundary marking work should include a metal plate where the number of each boundary marking and the installation date will be indicated Once IGN completes the topographical demarcation of the public area line appropriate signage will be made using the boundary markings IGN will keep a graphic and numerical record of the position of each boundary mark which will match future plan approvals and will serve to resolve controversies A copy of each record by section marked and contracted should be delivered to ICT and the corresponding municipality Boundary marking of mangroves and estuaries within a public area is also subject to municipal approval and for the execution of this work IGN will request the collaboration of MINAE 10 2 Estimated average duration A minimum of 6 months There is no legal deadline for this formality 10 3 Pertinent Legal Basis Implementing Regulations of the Law on the Shoreline Area N 6043 in Spanish PDF and its Amendments Executive Decree N 7841 P in Spanish PDF and its Amendments Articles 62 and 63 11 Application for a concession on the shoreline area submitted to the municipality In order to request a concession on the shoreline area It is necessary to complete the application for a concession on the shoreline area which is available from the ICT and is appended hereto or submit to the corresponding municipality a written document that meets all the requirements set forth in Law N 6043 and its implementing regulations It is also necessary to submit all the basic documents stipulated in the Implementing Regulations of the Law on the Shoreline Area which include a sketch of the property showing boundary markers a statement regarding the proposed use of same measurements certificate of legal capacity for artificial persons certification of distribution of capital stock at least 50 of stock must be owned by Costa Rican citizens and an address for the delivery of legal notices Once the application has been submitted and the regulatory plan 36 adopted the Shoreline Office of the municipality conducts an inspection of the site Upon completion of the inspection the Shoreline Office draws up an edict which must be published once only in the Official Gazette at the expense of the interested party Objections may be presented to the municipality during the period established in the edict If no objections are presented the mayor of the municipality draws up the draft resolution If there are any objections prior to drawing up the draft of the resolution the mayor and the person in charge of the Shoreline Office hold a closed oral hearing attended by the applicant and those who presented objections At the end of the hearing the draft of the resolution is drawn up The draft of the resolution recommends that the concession be granted or not granted totally or partially and specifies the duration of same which ranges from five to twenty years If the concession is granted the draft of the resolution must also stipulate the terms and obligations agreed upon The draft of the resolution is studied by the Municipal Council which authorizes the concession and commissions the mayor to sign the contract Once the contract is signed the municipality forwards it to the ICT or the IDA for approval The original documents are filed with a notary public and certified copies are submitted to the General Registry of Concessions at the National Registry 11 1 Estimated Average Duration Upon approval of the concession by the Municipal Council a period of 30 days is granted to sign the contract and deposit the first annual payment of the lease 11 2 Pertinent Legal Basis Law on the Shoreline Area N 6043 and its Amendments Article 48 in Spanish PDF Implementing Regulations of the Law on the Shoreline Area N 6043 in Spanish PDF and its Amendments Executive Decree N 7841 P in Spanish PDF and its Amendments Articles 29 34 42 46 and 49 Municipal Code Law N 7794 and its Amendments in Spanish PDF Law on Municipal Planning N 4240 and its Amendments in Spanish PDF 11 3 Annex Form Form Application for concession Form in English for reference only Form Application for concession Form in Spanish for official purposes 12 Incentives for tourism Companies may request both fiscal and non fiscal incentives The former are granted in connection with the Tourism Declaration and the latter with the Tourism Contract If the enterprise opts for the non fiscal incentives it must apply for the Tourism Declaration 37 from the ICT If the enterprise opts for the fiscal incentives it must first obtain the Tourism Declaration and subsequently the Tourism Contract Below is a summary of the incentives granted in each case 12 1 Non fiscal incentives obtained with the Tourism Declaration INCENTIVES Legislation To have access to the development programs technical advisory services and promotional activity from the Costa Rican Tourism Board ICT Regulations on Tourism related Companies and Activities DE 25226 in Spanish PDF and its Amendments Art 11 To be able to use the term tourist or tourism in advertising 38 Regulations on Tourism related Companies and Activities DE 25226 in Spanish PDF and its Amendments Art 14 To be able to apply for a category F license no limit on business hours from the corresponding municipality Liquor Law N 10 in Spanish PDF Art 27 Law N 7633 Regulations on Business Hours for Establishments Serving Alcoholic Beverages DE 25226 in Spanish PDF and its Amendments Art 20 In the case of eating establishments that cater to tourists the corresponding municipality after careful study of opportunities and convenience may forego the distances stipulated in clause a of the Implementing Regulations of the Liquor Law and grant the license 39 Implementing Regulations of the Liquor Law in Spanish PDF Art 9 section d Participation in international fairs Implementing Regulations of the Regulations on the Participation of Private Enterprises in International Fairs Official Gazette N 87 Thursday 05 08 1999 12 2 Fiscal incentives obtained with the Tourism Contract Fiscal incentives are regulated by the Law on Incentives for the Development of Tourism N 6990 Article 7 These incentives vary depending on the type of activity authorized by law lodging air transportation aquatic transportation travel agencies receptive tourism and vehicle rental companies The following table summarizes these incentives INCENTIVES LEGISLATION SERVICES OF THE HOTEL INDUSTRY Exemption from all taxes and surcharges applied to the importation or local purchase of articles indispensable for the operation or installation of new companies or of existing companies which offer new services as well as for the construction expansion or remodeling of the respective structure This exemption excludes the exemption of sales taxes except in the case of the initial investment to acquire indispensable items and materials for the construction of the facilities destined to set each project in operation The additions expansions transformations or acquisition of equipment will be subject to the payment of said tax As set forth in the amendments of Articles 7 and 8 of the Tax Simplification and Efficiency Law N 8114 Accelerated depreciation of assets which given their use and nature wear out more quickly Issuance of municipal licenses within a maximum of thirty calendar days after presentation of the application Authorization from the Central Bank for Costa Rican hotels serving international tourists to accept foreign currency from tourists Exemption from the real estate tax for up to six years Law on Incentives for the Development of Tourism N 6990 Art 7

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