Costa Rica

Hacienda Matapalo- Launch Event Presentation

On Sunday May 15th, hundreds of Canadians gathered at the Four Seasons hotel in Toronto for a successful exclusive launch of Hacienda Matapalo!

About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is natures playground, the most bio-diverse country in the world. Withunbelievable tropical climate, immaculate beaches and the factis

Los Lagos Villa- Condominiums is located near the town of Matapalo on Costa Ricasmajestic South Pacific Coast. If adventure is what you seek, you will soon see why the expression "Nature's Playground specifically applies to this area. Surfing, white-waterrafting, sport fishing, mountain biking, scuba diving, rappelling and treetop zip lining arejust some of the daily activities here.

Costa Rica has attracted many foreigners to take up residence within its borders. There are currently over 100,000 Americans living in Costa Rica and roughly 25,000 Canadians.The trend can be attributed to Costa Rica's world class medial system, education system, democratic republic, affordable real estate, climate and economy. Lets not forget that the property taxes and costs associated with purchasing property in Costa Rica are less than the ones found in North America. In 2010, the average propertytax in Costa Rica was just a quarter of a percent (0.25%) of the property value.

All of the factors listed above, in conjunction with the fact that Costa Rica offers equal rights to foreigners as its own citizens with regards to owning property, make Costa Rica and Hacienda Matapalo in particular, an opportunity that cant be missed

For more information about Hacienda Matapalo, connect with a Canadian Costa Rica Real Estate Specialist:Click Here

Costa Rica Real Estate Project Recognized by Aguirre County Municipal Council

Hacienda Matapalo, the best selling Costa Rica Real Estate development on the countrys South Pacific coast, recently received a declaration from the Aguirre County Municipal Council that recognized the project as being of Municipal Interest due to its community commitment.

We are very proud of this recognition, said Hacienda Matapalo Chief Executive Officer David Matluck. The Declaration of Municipal Interest is a testament to the conscientious decisions weve made as a company to do the right thing for our investors, our future home owners, the local community of which we are part and the country of Costa Rica as a whole.

As part of the declaration, Hacienda Matapalo was recognized for providing public assistance programs throughout the county from its onset, helping a number of local schools in the community and establishing a pipeline for the creation of approximately 1,000 jobs when complete. Hacienda Matapalo was also recognized for its environmental commitments, having done a lot of work in the ecological sector and being recognized as only one of 10 projects in Latin America that is phytosustainable, which means that the land on the development has been engineered to properly drain without affecting the quality of the soil. The municipality also specifically identified Hacienda Matapalos work with the Blue Flag ecological program of Playa Matapalo, the Sea Turtle Conservation Program and reforestation programs throughout the Sevegre and Playa El Rey basins among others.

The Declaration of Municipal Interest is the first one ever presented by the Aguirre County Municipal Council to a real estate project and was passed by a vote of five to zero. Hacienda Matapalo was acknowledged as being an excellent representative of the county because of its transparency in everything that is done. Special appreciation went to the fact that Hacienda Matapalos nursery produces 5,000 trees every three months which are donated to the county.

To learn more about Hacienda Matapalovisitwww.haciendamatapalo.caor contactCosta Rica Estates

Costa Rica tops list of 'Happiest' Nations!

(CNN) --Forget Disneyland! Costa Rica is the happiest place in the world, according to an independent research group in Britain with the goal of building a new economy, centered on people and the environment.

In a report released Saturday, the group ranks nations using the Happy Planet Index, which seeks countries with the most content people.

In addition to happiness, the index by the New Economics Foundation considers the ecological footprint and life expectancy of countries.

Costa Ricans report the highest life satisfaction in the world and have the second-highest average life expectancy of the new world (second to Canada), the organization said in a statement.

They also have an ecological footprint that means that the country only narrowly fails to achieve the goal of consuming its fair share of the Earths natural resources.

The Central American country, tucked between Nicaragua and Panama, touts its lush rain forests and pristine beaches. Its president, Oscar Arias Sanchez, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for trying to help end civil wars in several Central American countries.

This years survey, which looked at 143 countries, featured Latin American nations in nine of the Top 10 spots.

The runner-up was the Dominican Republic, followed by Jamaica, Guatemala and Vietnam.


How Canadians profit from the Shrinking U.S. Dollar with Costa Rica Real Estate

The Canadian dollar rose to its highest level in more than three years recently versus a weak U.S. dollar buoyed by a high oil price and appetite for higher-yielding assets.The U.S. dollar fell to C$0.9540, its lowest since late 2007. The greenback was also pressured by a looming budget deadlock in the U.S., trading at lowest levels since December 2009.

Experts expect the Canadian currency to hover around parity for a while. The loonies strength is due to global investors preferring the currencies of countries with low debt, political stability, and central banks focused on keeping a tight rein on inflation. Canada scores highly on all three points.

Canada also scores highly on cold winters, snow shovels and tire chains... which is why so many Canadians are buying a second home in more tropical destinations. The dollar parity is good news if youre Canadian (or have Canadian dollars to spend), your Canadian dollar now buys you more in countries like Costa Rica that use the U.S. currency for purchases of real estate. Some Canadians are actually buying with U.S. dollars to get even more bang for their buck.

With more than 25,000 Canadians now calling Costa Rica home, Hacienda Matapalo is getting a fair share of new Canadian purchasers.The weak dollar coupled with our alliance with Canadian Partners Costa Rica Estates and N5R have sent us more Canadians touring Hacienda Matapalo now, than we have ever seen, said CEO David Matluck.


Hacienda Matapalo featured on News Talk AM 1010

Hacienda Matapalo featured on News Talk AM 1010!

Roman Bodnarchuk shares his excitement about the One Day Launch Event showcasing Costa Rica's most exhilarating new residential development, Hacienda Matapalo!Register to attend the exclusive Canadian launch at the Four Seasons atwww.onedaylaunchevent.comor call 416-366-9090

Luxury Eco-Structure Developer Introduces Costa Rica to Canadians

"More than just great coffee and white sandy beaches, Costa Rica is attracting a new type of investor, but theyll have to go by way of The Four Seasons first".

TORONTO (April 18th 2011) Together with multinational real estate communications agency N5R, luxury developers Hacienda Matapalo (Costa Rica) are celebrating their Canadian launch at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Toronto on May 15th.

The launch event takes place at The Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Toronto on Sunday May the 15th, from 1pm to 3pm, and will include a diverse panel of industry leaders discussing industry news, design, and overseas investment trends. Those interested are invited to RSVP with N5R atroman@n5r.comor (647) 348-8690.

The developers have enjoyed proven success in American markets with attracting eco-conscious investors who are seeking a departure from over-stylized landscapes and are in search of a community that reflects its natural surroundings. Detached villas are situated on a private 125 acre nature reserve with both coastal frontage and a protected mountainous area that reaches an altitude of nearly 2,000 feet above sea level.

Whats different about this development, said CEO David Matluck, is that Costa Rica is a region widely reputed as being highly protective of its vast natural resources, and were not interfering with that. Theres a reason why 25,000 Canadians already call Costa Rica home.

About Hacienda Matapalo

The Gated Community of Hacienda Matapalo includes a Beach Club, Equestrian Center, and Resort Clubhouse and is strategically positioned near identified sites of development which means residents will enjoy the convenience of sophisticated infrastructure and an international hospital without the frustration of being in a bustling urban centre. For more information, please visit

Hacienda Matapalo strikes alliance with N5R and Costa Rica Estates

April 7, 2011
Hacienda Matapalo Costa Rica strikes alliance with N5R and Costa Rica Estates for marketing Costa Rica real estate to Canadians
Officials at Hacienda Matapalo, a 665-acre master planned gated community on Costa Ricas South Pacific Coast, today announced they have formed a strategic alliance with two premier Canadian marketing and advertising companies to provide Canadians with access to the best selling development in Costa Rica.
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Officials at Hacienda Matapalo, a 665-acre master planned gated community on Costa Ricas South Pacific Coast, today announced they have formed a strategic alliance with two premier Canadian marketing and advertising companies to provide Canadians with access to the best selling development in Costa Rica., Inc., a 12-year-old global marketing and advertising firm based in Toronto, Ontario, that has generated more than $4.3 billion dollars in sales for their clients during the past decade, and Costa Rica Estates, Inc., a 5-year-old marketing and advertising firm, also based in Toronto, which has worked with thousands of Canadians and Americans in buying and selling property in Costa Rica, will bring their combined expertise of the Canadian marketplace to help Canadian citizens understand the opportunities that the Hacienda Matapalo project presents.
We believe Hacienda Matapalo is the premier property in Costa Ricas southern zone, said Roman Bodnarchuk, founder and chief executive officer of We strongly believe this alliance will enable us to bring the same pre-construction pricing value to our clients that we were able to deliver to them previously when we represented Reserva Conchal in the northern zone. Simply put, there is nothing that compares to Hacienda Matapalos Polynesian themed motif as the community features condos, home sites, world class amenities including a private beach club and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, beautiful lakes and one of the most amazing Costa Rican Rainforests.
With an international portfolio spanning the automotive, residential real estate, hotels and resorts, computer software and pharmaceutical industries, N5R is a leader and innovator in the marketing and advertising industry.
"Hacienda Matapalo sells a substantial amount of real estate in Costa Rica with a specialized program for Americans using their IRAs, 401k and other retirement accounts and that translates into big benefits and tax advantages, added Adam Sax, Costa Rica Estate's managing partner. With that in mind, we are working closely with Hacienda Matapalos management team to utilize this same vehicle for purchasing property using Canadian retirement accounts like CPPs and RRSPs, which will be of equal benefit to Canadian citizens. This is something we have been working on for some time and are proud to be offering it for this project.
The plan will be made available to participants in a Seminar featuring Hacienda
Matapalo being held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto on May 15, 2011 at 6 p.m. Registration for the complimentary seminar can be made at or by phone at 1-866-541-3110.
Costa Rica Estates offers a variety of services that cater directly to anyone looking to purchase real estate in Costa Rica regardless of its purpose. The company prides itself on being able to educate and prepare all of their clients on how to guarantee that their real estate transaction is secure, profitable and most of all transparent. Their team of dedicated sales professionals strives to make it easy for Canadians to purchase real estate in Costa Rica.
This was a natural progression for us, said David Matluck, Hacienda Matapalos chief executive officer. Given the current strength of the Canadian dollar, when analysis showed us that the majority of our $65 million in pre-sales were from the U.S., we sought out the leading marketer in Canada of Costa Rica property. Needless to say we were impressed by their credentials and are confident in their ability to maximize sales for us throughout Canada.
The combined partnership among the three companies will generate, qualify and
convert targeted Canadian based leads, through their various marketing campaigns.
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