Prices Archive

Real Estate Reboot on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

Like most markets that were closely tied to the U.S. housing market, the central Pacific Coast in Costa Rica went through quite a downturn the past few years. Investors who previously could depend on rapid appreciation saw their home values level off or fall. In some cases they fell quite a bit. Situations like this [...]

Best and Worst Luxury Hotel Travel Trends

When Conde Nast Traveler published their 16th “Hot List” issue in April, they included a feature I loved on what hotel trends have emerged in that time that were loved or hated. I found myself nodding along a lot and some of the “Terrible 10″ echoed features we’ve complained about plenty in our luxury hotel [...]

An Update on Real Estate in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Bocas del Toro has long been the Caribbean’s Badlands, a string of islands for rugged castaways and those escaping something—or someone. This string of islands off the coast of Panama has long been touted, along with Honduras’ Bay Islands, as one of the last real values in the Caribbean. For a while, the trajectory seemed [...]

The Current Real Estate Scene in Granada, Nicaragua

We continue to bring your round-ups on the luxury real estate scene in popular areas for vacation or retirement. This month we travel to the Spanish colonial gem of Nicaragua—Granada. This attractive city on a lake, less than an hour from the international airport in Managua, has witnessed a cycle familiar to those of you [...]

Real Estate Roundup: Cancun, Cozumel, and Riviera Maya

On the luxury real estate side of our online magazine, we’ve covered Mexico more than any other country and are returning to the Caribbean side for the third time. There’s a simple reason for both of these facts: Mexico is the most popular real estate investment country for Americans and Canadians and the Cancun/Riviera Maya [...]