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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

Lovely and cozy house at Condominio Hacienda El Viñedo, Santa Ana

Lovely and cozy house at Condominio Hacienda El Viñedo, Santa Ana
Price:
$225,003
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
8
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Santa Ana, Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
196.00 m² (2,109.72 sq ft)

Artist's Retreat Home Walking Distance to Dominical Beach

Artist's Retreat Home Walking Distance to Dominical Beach
Price:
$249,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
24
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/3
Location:
Dominical, Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Mountain View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
566.00 m² (6,092.35 sq ft)

8767: Escazu for Sale, 4Br, 3.5Br House, Plus 1Br, 1Br Rental Apartment and Office.

8767: Escazu for Sale, 4Br, 3.5Br House, Plus 1Br, 1Br Rental Apartment and Office.
Price:
$339,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
19
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
4/3
Location:
Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
262.00 m² (2,820.13 sq ft)

House For Sale in Pilas

House For Sale in Pilas
Price:
$68,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
14
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/1
Location:
Pilas, San Isidro, Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
155.00 m² (1,668.40 sq ft)

Country Wood Casa-Home for sale Lindora

Country Wood Casa-Home for sale Lindora
Price:
$365,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
22
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/3
Location:
Santa Ana, Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
441.00 m² (4,746.87 sq ft)

House For Sale in San Franciosco de dos Rios

House For Sale in San Franciosco de dos Rios
Price:
$89,863
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
18
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
San Franciosco de dos Rios, San Francisco de Dos Ríos, San José, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
City View, Greenbelt View
Total Lot Size:
189.00 m² (2,034.37 sq ft)

House For Sale in San Isidro

House For Sale in San Isidro
Price:
$310,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
11
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/3
Location:
San Isidro, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Suburban, Urban
View Type:
Mountain View, Greenbelt View, Garden View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
346.00 m² (3,724.30 sq ft)

House, 3 Apartments, Half Acre, San Ramon de Tres Rios

House, 3 Apartments, Half Acre, San Ramon de Tres Rios
Price:
$799,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
20
Property Type:
Villa
Beds/Baths:
7/7
Location:
San Ramón de Tres Ríos, Sabanilla, Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
1,800.00 m² (19,374.96 sq ft)

REDUCED! 5400-ft2 House, 4 BRs, Forest, San Ramon de Tres Rios

REDUCED! 5400-ft2 House, 4 BRs, Forest, San Ramon de Tres Rios
Price:
$680,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
21
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
4/3
Location:
San Ramón de Tres Ríos, Sabanilla, Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain
View Type:
Mountain View, Wooded View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
0.56 ha (1.38 acre)

SLASHED! 4000-ft2 House with Great Potential, Carmiol, Sabanilla

SLASHED! 4000-ft2 House with Great Potential, Carmiol, Sabanilla
Price:
$300,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
20
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
La Cosecha, Sabanilla, Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Suburban
View Type:
Other
Total Lot Size:
317.00 m² (3,412.15 sq ft)

Luxury 4700-ft2 House, 4 BRs, Ofc., Lomas de Ayarco Sur, Curridabat

Luxury 4700-ft2 House, 4 BRs, Ofc., Lomas de Ayarco Sur, Curridabat
Price:
$595,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
21
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
4/3
Location:
Lomas de Ayarco Sur, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Suburban
View Type:
Other
Total Lot Size:
595.00 m² (6,404.50 sq ft)

Lovely House in Luxury Condominium Tramonto, Curridabat

Lovely House in Luxury Condominium Tramonto, Curridabat
Price:
$325,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
20
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Cipreses, Curridabat, Curridabat, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Suburban
View Type:
Other
Total Lot Size:
303.00 m² (3,261.45 sq ft)

Lot Diane: Live near the beach without breaking the bank!

Lot Diane: Live near the beach without breaking the bank!
Price:
$30,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
6
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
1,627.08 m² (17,513.67 sq ft)

BEAUTIFUL LAND OF 7692M IN SAN ISIDRO (NHP-403)

BEAUTIFUL LAND OF 7692M IN SAN ISIDRO (NHP-403)
Price:
$230,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
11
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Concepción, Concepción, San Isidro, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside
View Type:
Mountain View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
0.77 ha (1.90 acre)

LOT FOR SALE IN EL CASTILLO COMMUNITY, SAN RAFAEL DE HEREDIA (NHP-394)

LOT FOR SALE IN EL CASTILLO COMMUNITY, SAN RAFAEL DE HEREDIA (NHP-394)
Price:
$125,600
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
12
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
El Castillo, Los Ángeles, San Rafael, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
1,570.16 m² (16,900.99 sq ft)

Vista Ocotal Studio 2B: Studio Condo Full of Amenities!

Vista Ocotal Studio 2B: Studio Condo Full of Amenities!
Price:
$75,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
13
Property Type:
Apartment
Beds/Baths:
1/1
Location:
Playa Ocotal, Sardinal, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
50.00 m² (538.19 sq ft)

CONDO FOR SALE IN CONDOMINIO MALAGA SAN PABLO DE HEREDIA (NHP-254)

CONDO FOR SALE IN CONDOMINIO MALAGA SAN PABLO DE HEREDIA (NHP-254)
Price:
$95,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
17
Property Type:
Apartment
Beds/Baths:
2/1
Location:
San Pablo, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
City View
Total Lot Size:
86.00 m² (925.69 sq ft)

Apartment For Sale in San Sebastián

Apartment For Sale in San Sebastián
Price:
$105,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
27
Property Type:
Apartment
Beds/Baths:
2/1
Location:
San Sebastián, San Sebastián, San José, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Mountain View, Garden View
Total Lot Size:
56.00 m² (602.78 sq ft)

GREAT HOUSE IN GATED COMMUNITY IN SANTO DOMINGO DE HEREDIA (NHP-404)

GREAT HOUSE IN GATED COMMUNITY IN SANTO DOMINGO DE HEREDIA (NHP-404)
Price:
$170,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
26
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Santo Tomás, Santo Tomás, Santo Domingo, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Suburban, Urban
View Type:
City View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
189.00 m² (2,034.37 sq ft)

Corner Lot in Gated Community Rivera del Irazú, Cartago

Corner Lot in Gated Community Rivera del Irazú, Cartago
Price:
$87,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
9
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
San Nicolás, Cartago, Cartago, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Suburban
View Type:
City View, Mountain View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
324.00 m² (3,487.49 sq ft)

BIG HOUSE IN SAN ISIDRO DE HEREDIA (NHP-402)

BIG HOUSE IN SAN ISIDRO DE HEREDIA (NHP-402)
Price:
$249,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
30
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
7/4
Location:
San Isidro, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Other
Total Lot Size:
845.00 m² (9,095.47 sq ft)

Condominium For Sale in Sánchez

Condominium For Sale in Sánchez
Price:
$225,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
12
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Sánchez, Sánchez, Curridabat, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Mountain View
Total Lot Size:
166.00 m² (1,786.80 sq ft)

BARGAIN! 2000-ft2 House for Sale in Condominium, Pinares, Curridabat

BARGAIN! 2000-ft2 House for Sale in Condominium, Pinares, Curridabat
Price:
$189,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
15
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Pinares, Curridabat, Curridabat, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Suburban
View Type:
Other
Total Lot Size:
164.00 m² (1,765.27 sq ft)

REDUCED! 400-m2 House for sale, 6 BRs, Large Yard, Pinares, Curridabat

REDUCED! 400-m2 House for sale, 6 BRs, Large Yard, Pinares, Curridabat
Price:
$495,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
20
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
6/4
Location:
Pinares, Curridabat, Curridabat, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Suburban
View Type:
Eastern View
Total Lot Size:
725.00 m² (7,803.80 sq ft)

Contemporary House for sale in Loma Real, Guachipelin: Impressive luxury residence surrounded by nature!

Contemporary House for sale in Loma Real, Guachipelin: Impressive luxury residence surrounded by nature!
Price:
$730,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
17
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/3
Location:
Pozos, Pozos, Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain, Urban
View Type:
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Mountain View, Valley View, Western View
Total Lot Size:
1,877.00 m² (20,203.78 sq ft)