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Reeling from Deep Horizon oil spill, businesses from the US Gulf eye Costa Rica

Friday, July 16, 2010


The Deepwater Horizon oil spill has displaced numerous businesses around the Gulf of Mexico, and some are looking to relocate in Costa Rica.
 
Barry Chudwick, co-founder of luxury vacation rental company Del Pacifico in Esterillos, on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast, said he's talked to dozens of investors from sportfishers in the southeast United States, who are looking to buy lots or condos in Costa Rica.
 
Sam Merkin, who co-runs a company that sets up sportfishing trips called Quepos Sailfishing, said he's noticed an increase in fishermen from affected areas like Mississippi and Louisiana.
 
Original source: Tico Times