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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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# 4E at Elan - Ballena Beach: 2 Bedroom Beachside Condo for Sale, in a private community overlooking the costa rican pacific ocean horizons!

# 4E at Elan - Ballena Beach: 2 Bedroom Beachside Condo for Sale, in a private community overlooking the costa rican pacific ocean horizons!
Price:
$534,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
1
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Mountain View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
163.42 m² (1,759.00 sq ft)

High Above Uvita Ocean Views!: Mountain Home Construction Site For Sale in Platanares

High Above Uvita Ocean Views!: Mountain Home Construction Site For Sale in Platanares
Price:
$545,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
63
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Platanares, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain
View Type:
Mountain View, Ocean View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
31.96 ha (78.97 acre)

#10 The Terraces at St. Martin: One-of-a-kind Luxury Oceanview Villa for sale, offering a bird's eye view of Costa Ballena, Puntarenas

#10 The Terraces at St. Martin: One-of-a-kind Luxury Oceanview Villa for sale, offering a bird's eye view of Costa Ballena, Puntarenas
Price:
$789,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
1
Property Type:
Villa
Beds/Baths:
3/3
Location:
Uvita, Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity, Mountain
View Type:
Mountain View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
3,916.00 m² (42,151.31 sq ft)

#9 The Terraces at St. Martin: One-of-a-kind Luxury Oceanview Villa for sale, offering a bird's eye view of Costa Ballena, Puntarenas

#9 The Terraces at St. Martin: One-of-a-kind Luxury Oceanview Villa for sale, offering a bird's eye view of Costa Ballena, Puntarenas
Price:
$789,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
1
Property Type:
Villa
Beds/Baths:
3/3
Location:
Uvita, Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity, Mountain
View Type:
Mountain View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
3,916.00 m² (42,151.31 sq ft)

House For Sale in Guachipelín

House For Sale in Guachipelín
Price:
$209,900
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
33
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
4/3
Location:
Guachipelín, San Rafael, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
285.00 m² (3,067.70 sq ft)

#1 The Terraces at St. Martin: One-of-a-kind Luxury Oceanview Villa for sale, offering a bird's eye view of Costa Ballena, Puntarenas

#1 The Terraces at St. Martin: One-of-a-kind Luxury Oceanview Villa for sale, offering a bird's eye view of Costa Ballena, Puntarenas
Price:
$789,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
1
Property Type:
Villa
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Uvita, Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity, Mountain
View Type:
Mountain View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
2,929.00 m² (31,527.37 sq ft)

# 5B at Elan - Ballena Beach: 3 Bedroom Beachside Condo for Sale, in a private community overlooking the costa rican pacific ocean horizons!

# 5B at Elan - Ballena Beach: 3 Bedroom Beachside Condo for Sale, in a private community overlooking the costa rican pacific ocean horizons!
Price:
$634,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
1
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Mountain View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
2,185.00 m² (23,519.05 sq ft)

# 4F at Elan - Ballena Beach: 2 Bedroom Beachside Condo for Sale, in a private community overlooking the costa rican pacific ocean horizons!

# 4F at Elan - Ballena Beach: 2 Bedroom Beachside Condo for Sale, in a private community overlooking the costa rican pacific ocean horizons!
Price:
$534,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
1
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Mountain View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
1,673.00 m² (18,007.95 sq ft)

Chateau Montage #34 - Sierra Collection: A Breathtaking Oceanview Luxury Estate for sale, located down along the spectacular golden sands of the Costa Rican coastline!

Chateau Montage #34 - Sierra Collection: A Breathtaking Oceanview Luxury Estate for sale, located down along the spectacular golden sands of the Costa Rican coastline!
Price:
$7,800,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
3
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
4/6
Location:
Uvita, Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Mountain View, Ocean View, Western View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
1.65 ha (4.08 acre)

Cartagena Finca #1: Huge Tract With Mountain Views & Natural Springs Minutes From All The Attractions

Cartagena Finca #1: Huge Tract With Mountain Views & Natural Springs Minutes From All The Attractions
Price:
$2,499,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
16
Property Type:
Development Parcel
Location:
Cartagena, Cartagena, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside
View Type:
Mountain View, Wooded View, Ocean View, River View
Total Lot Size:
100.00 ha (247.11 acre)

Lot in Palmira de Carrillo

Lot in Palmira de Carrillo
Price:
$17,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
8
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Palmira, Palmira, Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Countryside
View Type:
Greenbelt View
Total Lot Size:
667.00 m² (7,179.50 sq ft)

Affordable 3 Bed, 3 Bath Modern Condo Close To The Beach: Near the Coast Condominium For Sale in Cabo Velas

Affordable 3 Bed, 3 Bath Modern Condo Close To The Beach: Near the Coast Condominium For Sale in Cabo Velas
Price:
$174,900
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
16
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
3/3
Location:
Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Mountain View, Wooded View, Garden View
Total Lot Size:
75.00 m² (807.29 sq ft)

House For Sale in Santa Ana

House For Sale in Santa Ana
Price:
$265,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
21
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Santa Ana, Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Mountain View, Garden View
Total Lot Size:
325.00 m² (3,498.26 sq ft)

House For Sale in San Rafael

House For Sale in San Rafael
Price:
$81,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
9
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
San Rafael, San Rafael, Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Garden View
Total Lot Size:
111.00 m² (1,194.79 sq ft)

APARTMENTS BUILDING FOR SALE! ATTENTION INVESTORS!

APARTMENTS BUILDING FOR SALE! ATTENTION INVESTORS!
Price:
$440,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
23
Property Type:
Other
Beds/Baths:
10/6
Location:
Rohrmoser, Pavas, San José, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Eastern View
Total Lot Size:
285.00 m² (3,067.70 sq ft)

Oceanica 804: Stunning Flamingo Beach Ocean View Condo in Oceanica!

Oceanica 804: Stunning Flamingo Beach Ocean View Condo in Oceanica!
Price:
$399,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
22
Property Type:
Condominium
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Playa Flamingo, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type:
Beach View, Garden View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
115.29 m² (1,240.97 sq ft)

Premium 50 Acre Commercial, Baru, near Dominical: Development Parcel For Sale in Baru

Premium 50 Acre Commercial, Baru, near Dominical: Development Parcel For Sale in Baru
Price:
$649,999
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
23
Property Type:
Development Parcel
Location:
Baru, Barú, Pérez Zeledón, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Suburban
View Type:
Mountain View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
20.69 ha (51.12 acre)

Royal Palm Vista: Mountain Home Construction Site For Sale in Puerto Cortés

Royal Palm Vista: Mountain Home Construction Site For Sale in Puerto Cortés
Price:
$139,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
12
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Puerto Cortés, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain
View Type:
Mountain View, Wooded View, Ocean View, River View
Total Lot Size:
1.40 ha (3.46 acre)

Terraba Vistas: Mountain Home Construction Site For Sale in Puerto Cortés

Terraba Vistas: Mountain Home Construction Site For Sale in Puerto Cortés
Price:
$159,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
14
Property Type:
Home Construction Site
Location:
Puerto Cortés, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain
View Type:
Mountain View, Wooded View, Ocean View, River View
Total Lot Size:
1.23 ha (3.04 acre)

House For Sale in Quintana

House For Sale in Quintana
Price:
$175,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
26
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
3/2
Location:
Quintana, San Pablo, San Pablo, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Suburban
View Type:
Valley View
Total Lot Size:
164.00 m² (1,765.27 sq ft)

MAGIC BAMBOO HIDEAWAY: ONLY A FEW STEPS FROM THE LAKE

MAGIC BAMBOO HIDEAWAY: ONLY A FEW STEPS FROM THE LAKE
Price:
$59,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
16
Property Type:
Agricultural Land
Location:
Tronadora, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Lakefront
View Type:
Mountain View, Wooded View, Western View
Total Lot Size:
1.00 ha (2.47 acre)

San Juanillo: Near the Coast, Oceanfront and Mountain Development Parcel For Sale in Playa San Juanillo

San Juanillo: Near the Coast, Oceanfront and Mountain Development Parcel For Sale in Playa San Juanillo
Price:
$7,800,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Land Listing
Images:
20
Property Type:
Development Parcel
Location:
Playa San Juanillo, Cuajiniquil, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Ocean-Vicinity, Oceanfront, Mountain
View Type:
Mountain View, Beach View, Wooded View, Garden View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size:
51.02 ha (126.07 acre)

Mountain and Countryside Property For Sale in Concepcion

Mountain and Countryside Property For Sale in Concepcion
Price:
$550,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
26
Property Type:
Beds/Baths:
4/2
Location:
Concepcion, Concepción, San Rafael, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain, Countryside
View Type:
Mountain View, Valley View
Total Lot Size:
4,145.00 m² (44,616.23 sq ft)

Casa Amarillo: Mountain House For Sale in Ballena

Casa Amarillo: Mountain House For Sale in Ballena
Price:
$299,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
37
Property Type:
House
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Ballena, Bahía Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Mountain
View Type:
Mountain View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size:
0.79 ha (1.95 acre)

Apartment For Sale in Santa Ana

Apartment For Sale in Santa Ana
Price:
$160,000
Status:
Active
Listing Type:
Residential Sale
Images:
19
Property Type:
Apartment
Beds/Baths:
2/2
Location:
Santa Ana, Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type:
Urban
View Type:
Mountain View, Greenbelt View, Garden View
Total Lot Size:
88.41 m² (951.63 sq ft)