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KarenRealEstate.com Marked its 13th Year of Business in Costa Rica Real Estate with the Launch of a Compelling New Design











Karen Ebanks


Escazu (PRWEB) September 22, 2010

Karen Real Estate marked its 13th year of business with the launch of a compelling new website design at karenrealestate.com, allowing potential clients to search properties with ease and efficacy by both area and realty type. Now it is just as easy to browse by Costa Rica’s seven provinces – Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas and San Jose – as it is by the seven major genres of Costa Rica real estate – beach properties, businesses, condos, farms, homes, hotels and land.

In addition to providing detailed property descriptions and comprehensive photos, KarenRealEstate.com also presents environmentally relevant features ranging from Ecologically Friendly Tips to Organic Compost, plus an indispensible fire sale section. Spotlight articles provide practical and up-to-the-minute information that aids inquisitive buyers, primarily from the United States and Canada, in making the leap to invest in Costa Rica.

“We wanted to expand the criteria and how you can search, making the site more user-friendly,” says Chris Prasad, Karen Real Estate’s marketing manager. “If a visitor has the dream of owning a condo in Escazu or a home in Guanacaste, or just wants to do research to see what’s on sale, it’s all very easy to navigate. Since revamping, we’ve seen much better ranking and significantly more hits.”

According to the Tico Times and the Costa Rican branch of NAI Global (the premier international network of commercial real estate firms), now is the time to be making such enhancements. The country is experiencing an economic upswing in real estate, which can be attributed at least in part to the fact that national banks are unfurling credit lines for residents that were closed for all of 2009. To a large extent, market improvements also reflect the recovering status of affairs in the U.S.A.

About Karen Real Estate: Founded by Karen Ebanks in 1997, Karen Real Estate is one of the longest operating and most successful real estate companies in Costa Rica. Karen works with innumerable brokers in major cities and towns throughout the country. The company has been featured in local newspapers like the Tico Times, and was recognized in 2006 by the international television program House Hunters on HGTV. For more information, please visit http://www.karenrealestate.com.

Karen Ebanks

US Tel: (954) 234-2210

Costa Rica Tel: (011) 506-8367-4533

http://www.karenrealestate.com

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Surf Vacations Have Become Valuable Business for Anamaya Resort in Costa Rica











Anamaya Resort & Retreat Center


Costa Rica (PRWEB) August 31, 2011

Everyone is on edge these days about the economy and the financial crisis but Anamaya Resort and Retreat Center has found a niche that is giving them some stability. Yogis and surfers alike are known to frequent the beautiful country of Costa Rica, and its popularity has been exponentially growing over the past decade. Anamaya Resort is a fairly new hotel and retreat center but offers a large number of retreats to their guests – and that includes a new Yoga and Surf Retreat that they have added to their roster.

Surf Vacations have become very popular in Costa Rica, but also around the world. Places like Brazil, New Zealand, Peru, Australia, Morocco and Portugal all have popular surf holidays available. These types of vacations seem to be the most popular with people who are traveling alone, but you’ll find a lot of friends and couples booking them as well. It is an economic way to travel but also full of adventure and excitement. Surf culture can be found in popular music and movies, which makes it more intriguing, but it’s also a great way to spend some time on the beach and in the ocean. People who have never surfed a day in their life are finding surf camps to spend a week away in paradise and Anamaya has altered their retreat schedule to meet the needs of newbies looking to ride some waves.

Anamaya has a variety of retreats including yoga, detox, zumba, pole-dancing, aerial silks, tantric sex, Indian dance, and many more. So it was very important for them to add a surfing camp to the list knowing that Costa Rica is a hotbed for surfers. The retreat is called The Soul Surfer Yoga Retreat and includes 7 nights accommodation, daily surf and yoga lessons, 3 delicious organic meals a day, surfboard rentals, and a few additional perks. This is the kind of package that you can’t find at any other surf camp.

Yoga and surfing are a fairly common pairing when it comes to surfing vacations. Many avid surfers use yoga to enhance their surfing ability. Practicing yoga increases flexibility and flexibility hugely improves a surfer’s performance as well as helping to prevent injury. Yoga also helps to increase body awareness and focus, and helps with balance. For beginners specifically, yoga helps with building a certain level of patience. Surfing can be a frustrating sport for beginners, and yoga can bring a calmness to the experience that will allow for a more enjoyable experience. The two truly complement one another.

Beginners to the sport of surfing should know that it is an incredible amount of fun, but that it also comes with a certain amount of risks. Anamaya’s Soul Surfer Yoga Retreat, and any other surf camps, will be enjoyed that much more if there is some preparation. It’s advisable to spend some time in the pool doing laps before leaving for a surf vacation. It’s important to feel confident in the water and as a swimmer. It’s also important to note that surfing can be discouraging in the beginning. It can take many years to be a skilled surfer but beginners get just as much pleasure participating in and learning the sport.

The Soul Surfer Yoga Retreat is filling up quickly which is a welcomed development for the management of Anamaya Resort. Anamaya means “health” and “well being” in Sanskrit which truly is their focus and driving philosophy. They offer healthy, organic and delicious food, a variety of excursions to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and unique retreats to meet everyone’s needs. The retreat center is located in Montezuma, Costa Rica and is surrounded by one of the world’s most beautiful tropical areas. It’s a very magical place. The view from Anamaya alone takes away the breath of even the most accomplished traveler.

Contact:

Kelsey Matheson-McCord

Vice President/Co-Owner

Anamaya Resort & Retreat Center

kelsey(at)anamayaresort(dot)com

http://www.anamayaresort.com

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Established Online Travel Agency LatinExplore LLC Launches Exciting New Business: Ivory Orchid Events, A Costa Rica Destination Wedding Specialist











Ivory Orchid Events

Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 20, 2010

Ivory Orchid Events was recently launched to provide unprecedented dedication to the planning and coordination of Costa Rica Destination Weddings. Ivory Orchid Events aims to fulfill the market needs of brides who are looking to celebrate their wedding in what is now one of the most popular exotic tropical locations for destination weddings. All details of the wedding planning, as well as every other aspect involved in a destination event, including travel to and within Costa Rica, are the expertise of Ivory Orchid Events.

What makes Ivory Orchid Events unique and separate from other Costa Rica wedding planners is the transparency of information and pricing as they provide the bride with a full menu of available and highly reputable service vendors throughout the country. The leadership team is creative, professional, and precise in their approach to destination wedding planning. Every bride will receive the personal attention of the Ivory Orchid Events Planning Team comprised of Monica McIntyre, a U.S. based Costa Rican with 20 years of experience in the travel industry, Marishah Erickson, an experienced wedding planner from the U.S., and Costa Rica based Guisella Aguilar, a local national and successful entrepreneur with the experience and knowledge to guarantee everything is executed flawlessly.

LatinExplore LLC Chairman and CEO Monica McIntyre is excited to introduce what is “An innovative planning approach very much needed in the Costa Rica Destination Wedding Market. Transparency of pricing, nationwide selection of venues, and a professional approach, along with efficient, prompt and committed customer service will certainly position us as a leader in this important niche.”

Ivory Orchid Events is a business unit of LatinExplore LLC, an Online Travel Agent dedicated to promote and sell Central and South American Vacations.

http://www.ivoryorchidevents.com/

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February 26, 2011 @ 10:07 pm
Greg

how do i start and run a business in costa rica?

Question by wiggy_97: how do i start and run a business in costa rica?
interested in finding good info on starting and running a business in costa rica. any specific markets that need attention?

Best answer:

Answer by Kevin C.
you start on delivery, move up to dealer, take a district, and soon your the boss. good luck, friend.

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