As your new neighbors and people who wish to keep this country healthy and this area a Blue Zone, we encourage you to carefully consider your construction plans. If you have plans to clear or remove wooded areas on your lot to create a flat open space (as is typical in the US), we invite you to contemplate a building style inspired by the Costa Rican way. Nestle your new home amongst your trees and consider enjoying your jungle view and the close-up visits from monkeys, toucans, and other exotic birds your property’s habitat can provide. If you must remove trees, do so thoughtfully, sparingly, and of course with the proper permits. You will also be helping to keep our aquifers full, our mountainsides stable, and our climate comfortable and livable.