“The Costa Rica real estate and tourism markets are definitely getting stronger . . . We saw the need for partnerships with reputable tour, vacation rental and property management companies to give our clients a higher level of service and peace of mind.
Tamarindo, Costa Rica (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
In anticipation of the resurgence in Costa Rica real estate and tourism, Re/Max Ocean Surf Realty, Ocean Lyrics Vacation Rentals and tour operator Get Lost in Costa Rica decided to join forces. According to the participants, the intent of their strategic alliance is to provide luxury quality, one stop shopping to foreigners buying and traveling in Costa Rica.
It turns out the alliance was well-timed. The newly expanded Daniel Oduber Airport (LIR) at Liberia, northern Costa Rica's international gateway to the famous Gold Coast beaches and desirable property markets such as Tamarindo real estate, posted record-breaking numbers this year. The Costa Rican Tourism Board just announced that travelers through Liberia during the last 9 months of 2012 are up 30% over same period in 2011, surpassing the total arrivals for 2011 despite the fact that the busy holiday season is still to come.
Re/Max Ocean Surf, who instigated the alliance, specializes in Tamarindo real estate and is part of a larger Costa Rica real estate group founded by Canadian CPA Chris Simmons.
“The real estate and tourism markets in Costa Rica are definitely getting stronger, but the logistics of managing and renting a property purchased in a foreign country can seem daunting to first time buyers,” says Chris. “We saw the need for partnerships with reputable tour, vacation rental and property management companies to give our clients a higher level of service and peace of mind. Now, when clients ask how they are going to care for their Costa Rica condos or homes, or how they can generate income from their properties when they aren’t occupying them, my answer is simple - talk to our partners at Ocean Lyrics and Get Lost in Costa Rica.”
Ocean Lyrics Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo was formed two years ago by Lisa Simmons, who saw an opportunity in the market. Lisa notes that:
“Vacation rentals are becoming more popular with travelers in general. A 2012 TripAdvisor survey found that 46% of travelers polled are planning a vacation rental stay this year, which is great news for owners of Tamarindo condos and homes. We have a few large Tamarindo vacation rental companies that manage a hundred properties or more, but I saw an opportunity to start a company that takes a more luxury approach. Our company is small and we intend to keep it that way so that every owner and renter receives personalized service.”
The alliance was completed by adding a recognized tour operator that could work with owners and renters of Tamarindo real estate to create custom excursions. Don Grant, the owner of Get Lost in Costa Rica, was the obvious choice. Don was born and raised in Costa Rica, knows where to find all the hot spots and hidden gems, and is completely fluent in English and Spanish. Don, who has achieved top reviews on TripAdvisor, states that:
“We all have an expertise to bring to the table. Re/Max Ocean Surf Realty is the Tamarindo real estate expert. Ocean Lyrics takes exceptional care of vacation rentals and property management, and I’m the specialist in putting together tours that are exactly suited to each client. Whether it’s surfing lessons for families, zip-lining and white water rafting for adventure-seekers, or luxury sailing trips for wedding parties, just let me know what you want to do here in Costa Rica and I can make it happen.”
Re/Max Ocean Surf Realty, Ocean Lyrics Vacation Rentals and Get Lost in Costa Rica are excited about their alliance, which will enable them to provide the highest quality experience to buyers and renters in the expanding Costa Rica real estate and tourism markets.