We face many challenges building here in Costa Rica, and these challenges can be unique to your region of the country. The Caribbean side has far more concern with rainfall and drainage than those living in Guanacaste. Even in our province there are differences in climate from north to south and inland vs the coast. No matter where you are in Costa Rica it helps to remember we are within 10 degrees of the equator, It can be extremely hot and dry or humid, sunny all day for weeks or months and then heavy clouds with torrential downpours that can last minutes or go on for days depending on where you are and the time of year.

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Before you start it helps to have an idea of what you would like to build. A good start would be with a visit to a local realtor. Have them take you around and see what others have built and what is available, to give you some insights as to what is feasible and more important, what fits into a realistic budget. You may luck out and find your dream home already exists.

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