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Locations for an investment property in Costa Rica

Selecting a location when investing in Costa Rica  

The choices for anyone planting roots and settling down here are virtually endless.  Costa Rica has a multitude of towns and regions that are wide and varied. Some are tiny farming communities, some are remote mountain towns, some are bustling beach towns or even urban sprawl. But only a handful of these areas are best suited for those wanting to retire, relocate or purchase a vacation property.

Where YOU decide to settle depends entirely on your present lifestyle as compared to your desired lifestyle, your budget, and the activities you wish to pursue. And there are also specific needs you may have such as proximity to health care, schools, shopping, activities, and transportation. It’s possible for people of all types, ages, singles, couples, families and investors to satisfy almost any preference in climate and lifestyle amenities when moving to or buying real estate in Costa Rica.  In deciding which lifestyle appeals to you, we have put together a comparison table below as well as a guide to each area.

Arenal / La Fortuna

Atenas / Grecia

Dominical / Uvita

Flamingo / Tamarindo

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

Manuel Antonio


Osa Peninsula

Papagayo / Playas del Coco

Puerto Viejo / Cahuita

San Jose / Central Valley

Santa Teresa / Malpais

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Understand what the location must have to fit the lifestyle you want to have.


Each area of Costa Rica is different, from the climate to the services & amenities.  Just driving 30 minutes everything changes in Costa Rica.


When in the area talk to local expats, ask them what they like and dislike about the area.  Ask them what mistakes have they seen people make.


Don't rush into buying Real Estate.  Rent to make 100% sure you like the area as Real Estate doesn't sell quickly here in Costa Rica.

If you need help or some friendly advice on which location would best fit your lifestyle, contact us today.  We have over 50 years of combined experience helping people here in Costa Rica.

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We found that people looking to purchase or invest in Costa Rica needed guidance and help on the best locations to fit their lifestyle, to suit their investment goals, and to suit their future.
We take a different outlook on real estate, where we represent YOU, the buyer. We use our 20+ years of experience in Costa Rica to help you find the right location and property. You can rest assured that we’re there to offer advice before, during, and after your purchase. 
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