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Developments in Costa Rica

Real estate development investment opportunities in Costa Rica

Real estate development investment in Costa Rica

Podcasts about property developments

30+ years of advice on Property Development

Property Development & Buying Real Estate, what you need to know - EP11 Mark Jackson Isthmus Realty. We chat with Mark Jackson who has over 30 years developing properties and selling Real Estate all over Costa Rica and Central America. What permits are required, easy ways to do property development and advice on investing in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Hotel Development, Marketing & Branding

We chat with Alejandro Castro, ex-head of Marketing for Costa Rica's Tourism Board and now boutique hotel developer in Guanacaste about developing, marketing, and branding a property in Costa Rica. We talk about his journey, what he's attempting to do and where he would be investing in Costa Rica based on his experience and knowledge of Costa Rica Tourism.

Due diligence before developing an investment property in Costa Rica

Developing large plots of land can be tedious in Costa Rica. Types of developments in Costa Rica can include: residential, agricultural, commercial, industrial etc...When developing a plot of land it is essential to investigate the municipality regulations before taking any action. They will be able to verify geographical boundaries, the maximum percentage of development allowed, land use and much more.

Consider hiring essential assets to your new development such as a Topographer that will help you analyse the land and create an accurate representation of what you might expect to happen on said piece of land. An example of this is due to Costa Rica being a precipitation dense country, it is ideal to be at the top of a hill rather than the bottom to avoid drainage issues. Keep an eye out for potential erosion issues and conduct deep due diligence before purchasing/developing plots of land in Costa Rica.

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Take into account economic resources (all raw material costs), determine and negociate the listed price, visit the land and check the topography/zoning, compare financing plans and check local municipal laws. These are only some key steps that you must take into consideration.


Plots of land in Costa Rica can be relatively seccluded at times. If you want your future development to be successful make sure it has LEGAL access to these three essential components of any development.


Other due diligence tips before moving forward include; be throurow with legal requierments, make sure that the ownership rights are clear, assess the site, utilize modern technology for efficeincy and much more. Feel free to contact us with any other questions given that we understand how overwhelming this process can be.

If you need help or some friendly advice on how to develop a real estate, contact us today.  We have over 50 years of combined experience helping people here in Costa Rica.

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Remodel to short/mid-term rentals.  Purchase for $675K, remodel for $200K. and rent short or mid-term (30 day contracts.

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