My husband, Graham and I just took possession of our home in Playa Hermosa last week. We are Canadian and it is true that it is not cheap here. We were somewhat shocked by pricing of things visitibg Walmart yesterday. Some things we expected to be expensiver were not and others were overly expensive compare to Canada. We are looking forward to being a part of the country tourism business and other businessess we operate in Canada that we plan to operate here in Costa Rica and glad we made the decision to make it home and we LOVE Playa Hermosa!