Canada's HGTV turns its focus on Costa Rica
By: Jesse Montgomery
Costa Rica is known all over the world for its beautiful beaches, stunning landscape and coastline, lush jungles and plethora of exotic wildlife. More recently, it is in the spotlight as offering the "dream location" for those looking to travel or relocate. This is true especially for Canadians.
Canadian television station HGTV is a cable television station that broadcasts various home renovation, real estate and property shows. The station has recently added a program called, "Live Here, Buy This," is a new real estate series profiling Canadian families searching for a dream home somewhere other than Canada.
It seems that Canadian's love for Costa Rica is once again evident within the show, as it will be featured on at least three episodes within the series. There is something about Costa Rica that really draws in Canadians, and I'm sure that the episodes will illustrate some of these reasons.
The premise of the show follows families with a budget in mind and a preferred type of property. They are then shown several properties that meet these requirements; in this case in the towns of Tamarindo, Flamingo, Conchal, Potrero and Manuel Antonio, and ranging in price from $300,000 to $1.6 million.
In addition, each episode also features interviews with both locals as well as expats, which provides an opportunity for the family to get an understanding of what it is like to live in Costa Rica. And of course the episodes also make sure to highlight as many natural wonders as possible along with so many activities that can be done in each area.
HGTV has said that they selected Costa Rica to profile on this series because it is evidently one of the most popular destination for tourism among both Canadians and Americans, and is also one of the top destination for investment in real estate in Latin America.
The episodes will begin airing soon and those profiling Costa Rica will begin this fall - so check it out for your look at a family's journey looking and investing in real estate in Costa Rica.
With information from: The Costa Rica News