Father's Day in Brasilito, Costa Rica: off roading before the rains came

Services for Real Estate Pros with The Oaks Tamarindo
The photo is of me and my daughter Cat this Father's Day in Brasilito, Costa Rica, just before we went four wheeling the beaches and back trails, including some humongous mud holes! I did not put up the "after" pics. This is a great thing to do during the rainy season. One of my best Father's Days ever.

Cat is finishing university in Santa Barbara and thinking about coming down for a year or so when she graduates this winter. I am developing a mixed use condominium, nature reserve and retail project between Brasilito and Tamarindo, The Oaks, theoakstamarindo.com [theoakstamarindo.com] . I came to Costa Rica from Miami two years ago as a result of someone I met in Miami, and am loving it. I split my time between Guanacaste and the mountains outside San Jose, two very different places, kind of like California in a way, where you can drive from Malibu to Big Bear and enjoy different worlds, although we're probably around 60 years behind California in development, thankfully.

A very interesting mix here of locals, Americans, Canadians and Europeans. Best to learn Spanish, though not everyone does. The town of Tamarindo is the social center, a surf town that in many ways is like a ski resort in season, with a fairly small base of locals, everyone knows everyone, and a new wave of vacationers every week. If you're curious about Costa Rica, or you're coming down, give me a shout. Me and my daughter in Brasilito, Costa Rica

Comments (3)

Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP

Hi Robert, sounds like a great Father's Day!  I hear if beautiful down there.  Welcome to Active RAin!  It looks like you will have a lot to share with the community.

Jul 23, 2007 06:14 AM
Robert Irvin
The Oaks Tamarindo - Igloolik, YN

Hi Stephanie, thanks for your shout. I noticed on your profile that you're an eco-broker. This is something I believe in as a developer, www.theoakstamarindo.com, and am trying to build on through my real estate company in Costa Rica, Green Seal Realty, which sells only environmentally responsible projects. At The Oaks, I've noticed a lot of sales coming from "oil country", including Canada and Colorado, and would love to add Dallas to the list. We pay referrals to brokers for clients on a sliding scale depending on how much work the referring broker puts in. If you simply recommend us and we make a sale, you get 25% of the comission. If you come down with your client, you get 50% of the commission. And, with each sale, we pay for your trip (not the client's) so that you can have a free trip, up to $1,500 reimbursement per sale. Hopefully you'll know someone who might be interested in Costa Rica, still a great retirement story and if you're smart and avoid the potholes, a great real estate story. Best regards, Robert


Jul 29, 2007 01:05 PM
Stephanie Edwards-Musa
thredUP.com - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP

Hi Robert, sorry I had not followed this post.  Any information you have would be interesting to me.  I think you should join the Eco All Stars group.  We write about all sorts of green topics.  Houston is just getting started on the residential side of green but we are moving along. 


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