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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

Luxury Home in Montaña de Luna de Santa Ana

Luxury Home in Montaña de Luna de Santa Ana
Price:
$1,100,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
8
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
7/7
Location:
Piedades, Piedades, Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain
View Type:
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Mountain View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
1,800.00 m² (19,374.96 sq ft)

Large undeveloped farm at the base of the World Famous Whale's Tail in Uvita

Large undeveloped farm at the base of the World Famous Whale's Tail in Uvita
Price:
$1,995,595
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
6
Property Type:
Development Parcel
Location:
Bahia, Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Mountain View, Ocean View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
5.70 ha (14.09 acre)

La Marcela Lot 53: Build your dream home on this unique, 1.4-acre Ocean View Lot

La Marcela Lot 53: Build your dream home on this unique, 1.4-acre Ocean View Lot
Price:
$59,900
Status:
Pending Sale
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
16
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside, Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Beach View, Mountain View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
0.55 ha (1.36 acre)

Blue Waves Condo #4: Ocean front 2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom condo

Blue Waves Condo #4: Ocean front 2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom condo
Price:
$169,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
17
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Oceanfront
View Type:
Beach View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
85.00 m² (914.93 sq ft)

Casa Eden: Casa de Eden, a 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath private Ocean View

Casa Eden: Casa de Eden, a 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath private Ocean View
Price:
$349,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
7
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Bahia de los Piratas, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
900.00 m² (9,687.48 sq ft)

Catalina Cove Lot 1: Playa Brasilito - Beach Side Gated - Residential Homesite For Sale

Catalina Cove Lot 1: Playa Brasilito - Beach Side Gated - Residential Homesite For Sale
Price:
$49,900
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
3
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Playa Brasilito, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity, Oceanfront
View Type:
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
1,700.00 m² (18,298.57 sq ft)

Catalina Cove Lot 5.2: Near the Coast and Oceanfront Home Construction Site For Sale in Playa Brasilito

Catalina Cove Lot 5.2: Near the Coast and Oceanfront Home Construction Site For Sale in Playa Brasilito
Price:
$62,500
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
2
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Playa Brasilito, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity, Oceanfront
View Type:
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
2,453.00 m² (26,403.77 sq ft)

Catalina Cove Lot 3.2: Playa Brasilito - Beach Side Gated - Residential Homesite For Sale

Catalina Cove Lot 3.2: Playa Brasilito - Beach Side Gated - Residential Homesite For Sale
Price:
$62,500
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
2
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Playa Brasilito, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity, Oceanfront
View Type:
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
2,195.00 m² (23,626.69 sq ft)

Catalina Cove Lot 6.2: Near the Coast and Oceanfront Home Construction Site For Sale in Playa Brasilito

Catalina Cove Lot 6.2: Near the Coast and Oceanfront Home Construction Site For Sale in Playa Brasilito
Price:
$62,500
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
3
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Playa Brasilito, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity, Oceanfront
View Type:
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
2,385.00 m² (25,671.82 sq ft)

Catalina Cove Lot 10.2: Playa Brasilito - Beach Side Gated - Residential Homesite For Sale

Catalina Cove Lot 10.2: Playa Brasilito - Beach Side Gated - Residential Homesite For Sale
Price:
$53,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
3
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Playa Brasilito, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity, Oceanfront
View Type:
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
1,800.00 m² (19,374.96 sq ft)

Catalina Cove Lot 11.2: Playa Brasilito - Beach Side Gated Community- Residential Homesite For Sale

Catalina Cove Lot 11.2: Playa Brasilito - Beach Side Gated Community- Residential Homesite For Sale
Price:
$62,500
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
1
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Playa Brasilito, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity, Oceanfront
View Type:
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Mountain View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
1,719.00 m² (18,503.09 sq ft)

Catalina Cove Lot 12: Near the Coast and Oceanfront Home Construction Site For Sale in Playa Brasilito

Catalina Cove Lot 12: Near the Coast and Oceanfront Home Construction Site For Sale in Playa Brasilito
Price:
$58,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
1
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Playa Brasilito, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity, Oceanfront
View Type:
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
1,900.00 m² (20,451.35 sq ft)

Condo Balcones del Este #17 4to Piso (ultimo piso): Beautiful Modern Condo Centrally Located in San Pedro Area with Fantastic Mountain Views

Condo Balcones del Este #17 4to Piso (ultimo piso): Beautiful Modern Condo Centrally Located in San Pedro Area with Fantastic Mountain Views
Price:
$154,500
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
34
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Sabanilla, Sabanilla, Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
City View, Garden View, Greenbelt View, Mountain View, Valley View, Other
Total Lot Size:
100.00 m² (1,076.39 sq ft)

House For Sale in Tres Ríos

House For Sale in Tres Ríos
Price:
$82,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
7
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Tres Ríos, Tres Ríos, La Unión, Cartago, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
140.00 m² (1,506.94 sq ft)

Casa Blanca: 2 Bedroom and one Bath Home in Surfside Estates

Casa Blanca: 2 Bedroom and one Bath Home in Surfside Estates
Price:
$139,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
9
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/1
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)

Colorful Home with Lake View: Countryside House For Sale in San Luis

Colorful Home with Lake View: Countryside House For Sale in San Luis
Price:
$214,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
17
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/4
Location:
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside
View Type:
Lake View
Total Lot Size:
599.00 m² (6,447.56 sq ft)

Casa en Guayabos de Curridabat: House For Sale in Guayabos

Casa en Guayabos de Curridabat: House For Sale in Guayabos
Price:
$239,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
11
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
4/4
Location:
Guayabos, Curridabat, Curridabat, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Western View
Total Lot Size:
741.00 m² (7,976.03 sq ft)

Palm Beach Estate Home: 4 Bedroom and 4 Bathroom Home in Palm Beach Estates

Palm Beach Estate Home: 4 Bedroom and 4 Bathroom Home in Palm Beach Estates
Price:
$670,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
12
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
4/4
Location:
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
983.00 m² (10,580.88 sq ft)

Large and modern Villa for sale in Santo Domingo de Heredia

Large and modern Villa for sale in Santo Domingo de Heredia
Price:
$480,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
16
Property Type:
Villa
Beds/Baths:
4/4
Location:
San Luis, Pará, Santo Domingo, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
0.61 ha (1.51 acre)

Casa Phillipe: 2-Bedroom, 2-Bathroom home located in Surfside Estates in Playa Potrero.

Casa Phillipe: 2-Bedroom, 2-Bathroom home located in Surfside Estates in Playa Potrero.
Price:
$149,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
8
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:
540.00 m² (5,812.49 sq ft)

Maison Blanche Condo #2: Maison Blanche Condo #2, second floor unit

Maison Blanche Condo #2: Maison Blanche Condo #2, second floor unit
Price:
$317,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
15
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
3/3
Location:
Playa Flamingo, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
184.00 m² (1,980.55 sq ft)

Casa Hen: Beautiful single family Home, 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath

Casa Hen: Beautiful single family Home, 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath
Price:
$149,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
6
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/1
Location:
Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
580.00 m² (6,243.04 sq ft)

Villa Azul: Luxurious Custom 4 Bedroom Beach Home

Villa Azul: Luxurious Custom 4 Bedroom Beach Home
Price:
$695,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
15
Property Type:
Villa
Beds/Baths:
4/4
Location:
Tambor, Cóbano, Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
2,000.00 m² (21,527.74 sq ft)

Home in town with separate guest bungalow: Countryside Property For Sale in Nuevo Arenal

Home in town with separate guest bungalow: Countryside Property For Sale in Nuevo Arenal
Price:
$194,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
16
Property Type:
House and Guest house
Beds/Baths:
3/3
Location:
Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside, Urban
View Type:
Lake View, Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
1,300.00 m² (13,993.03 sq ft)

Surfside Place 6: 2 Bedroom Walk to Beach Condo in Playa Potrero

Surfside Place 6: 2 Bedroom Walk to Beach Condo in Playa Potrero
Price:
$169,000
Status:
Sold
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
12
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
119.56 m² (1,286.93 sq ft)