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Christopher Howard's Guide to Real Estate in Costa Rica

A primer for investing in Costa Rica’s real estate market

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Written by
Lindsay Whipp and Peter Krupa

Build Your Home & Business on This One

Build Your Home & Business on This One
Price:
$175,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
12
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Uvita, Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain
View Type:
Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
2.24 ha (5.54 acre)

Gorgeous 1-story Home for sale in Pavas - San Jose

Gorgeous 1-story Home for sale in Pavas - San Jose
Price:
$165,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
12
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
4/2
Location:
Pavas, Pavas, San José, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
City View
Total Lot Size:
300.00 m² (3,229.16 sq ft)

Gorgeous Home, with Apartment in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Gorgeous Home, with Apartment in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Price:
$595,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
18
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/3
Location:
Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Aguirre, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Mountain View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
2,623.00 m² (28,233.62 sq ft)

Opportunity! Live and receive income

Opportunity! Live and receive income
Price:
$224,500
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
12
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
6/4
Location:
Mercedes Norte, Mercedes, Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
195.00 m² (2,098.95 sq ft)

Property for sale in Cartago

Property for sale in Cartago
Price:
$167,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
15
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
San Rafael, San Rafael, Oreamuno, Cartago, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
712.00 m² (7,663.87 sq ft)

CITY LIVING: residential lot in town

CITY LIVING: residential lot in town
Price:
$85,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
8
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Lomas Del Sol, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
City View, Garden View, Mountain View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
1,665.00 m² (17,921.84 sq ft)

Azul Paraíso 9A: Phenomenal Ocean Views in the Lap of Luxury

Azul Paraíso 9A: Phenomenal Ocean Views in the Lap of Luxury
Price:
$529,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
15
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Playa Ocotal, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
164.32 m² (1,768.72 sq ft)

Apartment For Sale in San Vicente

Apartment For Sale in San Vicente
Price:
$210,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
11
Property Type:
Apartment
Beds/Baths:
2/1
Location:
San Vicente, San Vicente, Santo Domingo, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
165.00 m² (1,776.04 sq ft)

3700-ft2 House in Private Community, Lomas de Ayarco Norte, Curridabat

3700-ft2 House in Private Community, Lomas de Ayarco Norte, Curridabat
Price:
$399,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
16
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Pinares, Curridabat, Curridabat, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Suburban
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
627.00 m² (6,748.94 sq ft)

Azul Paraíso 3B: Stunning Ocean Views with First Class Amenities

Azul Paraíso 3B: Stunning Ocean Views with First Class Amenities
Price:
$624,900
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
14
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
3/3
Location:
Playa Ocotal, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
207.00 m² (2,228.12 sq ft)

Casa Avocado: Near the Coast House For Sale in Playa Carrillo

Casa Avocado: Near the Coast House For Sale in Playa Carrillo
Price:
$375,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
13
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
4/4
Location:
Playa Carrillo, Puerto Carrillo, Hojancha, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
716.52 m² (7,712.53 sq ft)

Finca Curcuma: Finca Curcuma - Ocean view organic fruit and bee farm with year round fresh water springs.

Finca Curcuma: Finca Curcuma - Ocean view organic fruit and bee farm with year round fresh water springs.
Price:
$167,500
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
21
Property Type:
Land for mixed use.
Location:
San José de la Montaña, Veintisiete de Abril, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside, Mountain
View Type:
Ocean View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
13.33 km² (5.15 sq mi)

Lote Xavier: Lote Xavier - Building lot with 360 degree valley view

Lote Xavier: Lote Xavier - Building lot with 360 degree valley view
Price:
$89,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
21
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Tamarindo, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside
View Type:
Mountain View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
3,167.19 m² (34,091.21 sq ft)

For sale large and well maintained house in high growth area in Rhormoser, San Jose

For sale large and well maintained house in high growth area in Rhormoser, San Jose
Price:
$230,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
7
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Rhormoser, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
220.93 m² (2,378.06 sq ft)

Casa Kiwi & Casa Piña: Two Charming Cottages, Just Five-Minute Walk to the Beach!

Casa Kiwi & Casa Piña: Two Charming Cottages, Just Five-Minute Walk to the Beach!
Price:
$179,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
30
Property Type:
Mobile/Manufactured Home
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
540.00 m² (5,812.49 sq ft)

Exclusive 4BR House for sale in Escazú - Also available for rent!

Exclusive 4BR House for sale in Escazú - Also available for rent!
Price:
$759,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
9
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
4/5
Location:
Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
861.97 m² (9,278.13 sq ft)

Beautiful brand new house for sale in Escazu. Come to your beautiful and modern home at an excellent price and financing available!

Beautiful brand new house for sale in Escazu. Come to your beautiful and modern home at an excellent price and financing available!
Price:
$249,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
14
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
San Felipe, San Felipe, Alajuelita, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
142.00 m² (1,528.47 sq ft)

MOUNTAIN RETREAT WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS EL ROBLE DE SANTA BARBARA (NHP-420)

MOUNTAIN RETREAT WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS EL ROBLE DE SANTA BARBARA (NHP-420)
Price:
$375,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
25
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Santo Domingo, Santa Bárbara, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain, Suburban
View Type:
City View, Mountain View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
2,110.00 m² (22,711.76 sq ft)

ONE-STOREY HOUSE IN SAN JOSE DE LA MONTAÑA (NHP-419)

ONE-STOREY HOUSE IN SAN JOSE DE LA MONTAÑA (NHP-419)
Price:
$275,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
22
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
4/3
Location:
San José de la Montaña, San José de la Montaña, Barva, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain, Suburban
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
837.00 m² (9,009.36 sq ft)

ELEGANT HOUSE IN EXCLUSIVE GATED COMMUNITY, HEREDIA (NHP-418)

ELEGANT HOUSE IN EXCLUSIVE GATED COMMUNITY, HEREDIA (NHP-418)
Price:
$399,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
29
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
4/3
Location:
Ulloa, Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Valley View
Total Lot Size:
337.00 m² (3,627.42 sq ft)

Casa Mariposa: Near the Coast House For Sale in Cabo Velas

Casa Mariposa: Near the Coast House For Sale in Cabo Velas
Price:
$499,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
27
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
7/6
Location:
Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Beach View, Garden View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
801.00 m² (8,621.86 sq ft)

Surfside Place #1: 2 bedroom condominium 2 blocks from the beach

Surfside Place #1: 2 bedroom condominium 2 blocks from the beach
Price:
$159,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
28
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View, Pond View
Total Lot Size:
119.00 m² (1,280.90 sq ft)

Altos de Flamingo #24: Amazing modern ocean view home for sale

Altos de Flamingo #24: Amazing modern ocean view home for sale
Price:
$699,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
48
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/3
Location:
Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Beach View, Garden View, Mountain View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
695.00 m² (7,480.89 sq ft)

Casa Corazon de Mar: Brand new 3 bedroom home, Potrero

Casa Corazon de Mar: Brand new 3 bedroom home, Potrero
Price:
$369,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
26
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View, Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
540.00 m² (5,812.49 sq ft)

House For Sale in Alajuela

House For Sale in Alajuela
Price:
$285,003
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
14
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Alajuela, Alajuela, Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
223.00 m² (2,400.34 sq ft)