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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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Rios del Congo: 2 Bed, 3 Bath Home with stunning panoramic view of valleys, mountains, and volcanoes!!

Rios del Congo: 2 Bed, 3 Bath Home with stunning panoramic view of valleys, mountains, and volcanoes!!
Price:
$199,900
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
24
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/3
Location:
San Pedro, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside, Mountain
View Type:
Greenbelt View, Mountain View, Valley View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
0.51 ha (1.26 acre)

Villa 187: This spectacular home features a spacious floor plan with many upgrades!!!

Villa 187: This spectacular home features a spacious floor plan with many upgrades!!!
Price:
$325,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
10
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/3
Location:
Playa Tambor, Corredor, Corredores, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
1,000.00 m² (10,763.87 sq ft)

Lake View Lot: SUPERB VALUE-Great Location Large Lot with Lake View

Lake View Lot: SUPERB VALUE-Great Location Large Lot with Lake View
Price:
$27,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
6
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside
View Type:
Lake View
Total Lot Size:
986.00 m² (10,613.17 sq ft)

Tamarindo Lot: Strategic 3000m2 lot in a great location.

Tamarindo Lot: Strategic 3000m2 lot in a great location.
Price:
$499,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
3
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Playa Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
3,000.00 m² (32,291.60 sq ft)

Casa Blake: Handyman's Dream with a Breathtaking View! Price Reduced!

Casa Blake: Handyman's Dream with a Breathtaking View! Price Reduced!
Price:
$125,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
20
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
1/1
Location:
Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain, Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Bay View, Beach View, Greenbelt View, Mountain View, Ocean View, Western View
Total Lot Size:
0.84 ha (2.08 acre)

Hacienda del Sol: Executive home with private pool

Hacienda del Sol: Executive home with private pool
Price:
$830,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
6
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
5/5
Location:
Santa Ana, Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside, Mountain
View Type:
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
650.00 m² (6,996.51 sq ft)

Vistas lot 52/53: Outstanding Lake and Volcano view lot in gated community

Vistas lot 52/53: Outstanding Lake and Volcano view lot in gated community
Price:
$99,000
Status:
Pending Sale
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
6
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Tronadora, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Lakefront
View Type:
Lake View, Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
0.92 ha (2.27 acre)

Casa en Coronado: Mountain House For Sale in Bretaña

Casa en Coronado: Mountain House For Sale in Bretaña
Price:
$245,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
11
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
4/2
Location:
Bretaña, San Rafael, Vázquez de Coronado, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain, Urban
View Type:
City View, Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
1,121.00 m² (12,066.30 sq ft)

Nice House in Orotina

Nice House in Orotina
Price:
$250,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
9
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Orotina, Orotina, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
2,387.00 m² (25,693.35 sq ft)

Fix-er-upper on large lot!: SOLD! Fix-er-upper on large lot!

Fix-er-upper on large lot!: SOLD! Fix-er-upper on large lot!
Price:
$30,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
5
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/1
Location:
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside
View Type:
Lake View
Total Lot Size:
604.54 m² (6,507.19 sq ft)

Views, Views, Views: 300 degree stunning views of Lake and Volcano Arenal

Views, Views, Views: 300 degree stunning views of Lake and Volcano Arenal
Price:
$149,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
12
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Tierras Morenas, Tierras Morenas, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside
View Type:
Eastern View, Lake View, Mountain View, Western View
Total Lot Size:
3,542.12 m² (38,126.91 sq ft)

Casa Positiva: Find Your Zen at a Price You Can Afford!

Casa Positiva: Find Your Zen at a Price You Can Afford!
Price:
$154,900
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
30
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
1,170.00 m² (12,593.73 sq ft)

Casa Tranquila : Great Second Home or Retirement Villa

Casa Tranquila : Great Second Home or Retirement Villa
Price:
$89,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
6
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside
View Type:
Lake View
Total Lot Size:
443.79 m² (4,776.90 sq ft)

Nature at Your Doorstep: Nature-Views-Water-The Full Pura Vida Experience

Nature at Your Doorstep: Nature-Views-Water-The Full Pura Vida Experience
Price:
$299,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
25
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Riverfront
View Type:
Lake View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
2.03 ha (5.02 acre)

Farm in Siquirres, Limon

Farm in Siquirres, Limon
Price:
$175,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
11
Property Type:
Agricultural Land
Location:
Siquirris, Pacuarito, Siquirres, Limón, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Other
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
13.06 ha (32.27 acre)

Casa Mango: 3 Bedroom and 3 Bath Home

Casa Mango: 3 Bedroom and 3 Bath Home
Price:
$215,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
21
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/3
Location:
Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
574.00 m² (6,178.46 sq ft)

Villaggio Sueño al Mar, Unit #11: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Villa, 100 steps to the beach!

Villaggio Sueño al Mar, Unit #11: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Villa, 100 steps to the beach!
Price:
$159,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
25
Property Type:
Villa
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
71.00 m² (764.23 sq ft)

Sunset View Paradise: Sunset View Paradise

Sunset View Paradise: Sunset View Paradise
Price:
$160,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
10
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Sabalito, Tierras Morenas, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside
View Type:
Western View
Total Lot Size:
750.00 m² (8,072.90 sq ft)

El Sandal #21: Luxury Townhome for Sale located in Tamarindo / La Garita Nueva

El Sandal #21: Luxury Townhome for Sale located in Tamarindo / La Garita Nueva
Price:
$150,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
10
Property Type:
Townhouse
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
La Garita Nueva, Tamarindo, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Other
Total Lot Size:
250.00 m² (2,690.97 sq ft)

House For Sale in La Guacima

House For Sale in La Guacima
Price:
$1,365,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
34
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
5/5
Location:
La Guacima, Alajuela, Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
3,100.00 m² (33,367.99 sq ft)

Great views in a beautiful property: 900701001-599

Great views in a beautiful property: 900701001-599
Price:
$742,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
8
Property Type:
Residencial and Aricultural land
Location:
Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Mountain View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
1.14 ha (2.82 acre)

Casa Prieta: A Diamond in the Rough: This 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Home with Million Dollars Ocean Views Is Your Perfect Opportunity!

Casa Prieta: A Diamond in the Rough: This 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Home with Million Dollars Ocean Views Is Your Perfect Opportunity!
Price:
$589,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
22
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Beach View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
2,800.00 m² (30,138.83 sq ft)

Casa High Rise: Brand new home located in Atenas

Casa High Rise: Brand new home located in Atenas
Price:
$375,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
15
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Selva Rio Estates, Escobal, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside
View Type:
Garden View, Mountain View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
490.00 m² (5,274.30 sq ft)

Casa Jaguar: Luxury home close to the beach, located in Santa Rosa

Casa Jaguar: Luxury home close to the beach, located in Santa Rosa
Price:
$695,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
15
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/3
Location:
Santa Rosa, Tamarindo, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain, Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Mountain View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
2.93 ha (7.24 acre)

Casa Tres Monos: Deluxe Private Home in Reserva Conchal, Just Reduced!

Casa Tres Monos: Deluxe Private Home in Reserva Conchal, Just Reduced!
Price:
$1,100,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
43
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
5/5
Location:
Playa Conchal, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View, Pond View, Other
Total Lot Size:
1,300.00 m² (13,993.03 sq ft)