Costa Rica has a good number of commercial and industrial parks called "Zonas Francas". The procedures for establishing a business in a Zona Franca property can be explained by CINDE, a consulting firm that offers mainly free services to foreign investors. ( See www.cinde.org ) Zonas Francas offer some tax advantages for investors, although these will eventually be reduced or eliminated by requirements of the World Trade Organization. Costa Rica also offers some incentives for investment in rural or less developed regions, which have the added benefit of lower labour and property prices.
While Costa Rica does not rival India for international call centers and sports booking, there is an influx of such businesses to the degree that bi-lingual personnel are in short supply. The country has the advantage of being in the same time zone as the central USA. Tucan Realty's commercial and industrial property include a number of locations appropriate for a call center, mainly situated outside central San Jose.
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Tucan Realty also offer reasonably priced property around Alajuela and San Ramon suitable for usages such as - a medical recovery center, assisted living facility, private school or other institution - as well as hot springs properties for health spas in nature locations. Just browse our property database or see our investment opportunities information here: Costa Rica Investments.
For investments in residential development or agriculture - including bio-fuels, grains, forest conservation and timber - please view our page on: Costa Rica Investments. Or click here to return to the Business Opportunities index.