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  • Plan your Retirement: Owning Real Estate in Costa Rica

    After spending 40 years working a 9 to 5 job, it’s every retiree’s dream to pack a bag and move to a warmer place where the weather would be kinder on the joints. Some people work their entire lives tirelessly to achieve their dream of retiring in a tropical paradise. For some, that tropical paradise is Costa Rica.

    Why Costa Rica?

    Tucked between Nicaragua and Panama, this tropical country has the highest standard of living among all countries in Central America. The spring-like weather all year round is one of its selling points. In fact, majority of the 50,000 Americans who reside in this country are retirees who own real estate in Costa Rica.

    Although the country’s charm lies in the simplicity that comes with living close to nature, such simplicity is not accompanied by deprivation from the comforts and recreational facilities that many Americans may be accustomed to. The Central Valley is one of the most popular places for retirees to settle in because of its proximity to the airport. For those who want to get away from the city, Guancaste is the place to go. 

    Cost of Living

    Even as its relatively high standard of living makes it the most expensive residence among countries in the region, Costa Rica allows comfortable lives at much lower costs than in North America or Europe. In a month, a retiree only needs $1,000 to $2,000 to live comfortably.  Rents run as low as $500 and go up to $3,000 for large houses, while labor needed in home construction is inexpensive. Looking up the Multiple Listing Service of Costa Rica properties on sites like, it is evident that property in rural areas is more affordable than in urban centers. 

    Visa Requirements

    Retirees have a choice between getting a rentisa or a pensionado visa. A rentisa visa requires holders to show proof of $2,500 income a month. A pensionado visa requires holders to show proof of $1,000 monthly from a pension account. Both require that the holder live in the country for at least 4 months a year.

    Retirement should be about spending the best years of your life doing what you love. Afternoons should be spent on the beach even in the year’s later months. If this is your idea of what retirement should be, Costa Rica may be the right place for you. 

  • Why Real Estate in Costa Rica is a Good Addition to your Portfolio of Investments

    Costa Rica, a Spanish name that means ‘rich coast’, is most apt for a place blessed with a mild climate and lush with beautiful beaches and exotic plants and animals. And apart from being a tropical hotspot of natural wonders, the country now has enhanced financial and social services for local and foreign investors alike. Here’s why realtors and investors of real estate in Costa Rica and across the globe are taking a closer look. 

    Economic/Financial Benefits

    Properties in Costa Rica are subject to fluctuations—the kind that investors are mostly happy about. The only movement Costa Rica properties do is up. Annually, they’re estimated to rise by at least 10%, and on worst market conditions, their value stays the same.

    Realtors advise that you must first decide on the specific property you are looking for—whether it is vacation home or a viable investment.  Determining the purpose that the properties in Costa Rica would serve will enable competent agents like those in Dominical Real Estate to find suitable ones for you. An agent can show you income-generating properties along the Central Valley metropolitan areas, where most of the country’s prime business and service institutions are located.  Owning properties along the waterfront, though, is strictly controlled. 

    Environmental Benefits

    To stay true to its name, the Costa Rican government has taken steps to protect its beaches and flora and fauna. This country’s vigilance over its natural resources got the Environmental Performance Index to rank Costa Rica fifth in the world for sound environmental policy for public health and vital ecosystem. Costa Rica continues to be a popular destination among water sports enthusiasts, backpackers, and vacationers on the watch for promising refuge islands. Its island fare of abundant fruits and seafood served in dining eateries and resort hotels add to the allure of vacation packages to this country. 

    Government Services

    Property ownerships here do not require you to pay capital gains tax; property tax is only 1% of its total value. The country grants the same property ownership right to citizens and foreigners. Medical care in hospitals, especially those in the metropolitan area, provide world-class healthcare, which makes the country a premier choice among medical tourists for major procedures such as eye surgery and joint replacements. These benefits accorded to foreigners make Costa Rica an attractive addition to your portfolio of investments. 

  • 3 Story For Sale in Dominical


    • 1,800 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm 3 story - $369,000

     -  This is a great 2 bedroom home located just 3 min off of the paved coastal highway halfway between Dominical and Uvita and just minutes from Playa Hermosa. The house is 3 storys and the ocean views are amazing no matter where you are.

    The first floor has plenty of storage, laundry, and a 1 car garage. The second floor has the kitchen, living room, a full bathroom, a guest bedroom, and an amazing balcony that wraps around half the house and looks out at the jungle, mountains, and the ocean! The third floor is the master bedroom with bathroom! Out front is a nice pool where you can see the ocean and listen to the nearby creek!

    The property is split down the middle by the road which dead ends just 500 meters past the house. On the other side of the road there is ample flat open space where at least 2 more homes could be built. That side of the property goes back into the jungle and has an all year creek. The owners have planted many fruit trees including anona, 3 types of bananas, carambola, maranon, aki (jamaican brain fruit), mangosteens, mamochinos, cinnamon, lemon, 2 types of mangos, guanabana, guava, guayaba, miracle fruit, coconut, pineapple, cocote, and caimito.

    This is a unique opprtunity to buy a great ocean view home with room to build more and no restrictions on what you can build. You could have a restaurant, cabinas, hotel, rental homes, or anything else you can think of!!

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  • Things to Know about Multiple Listing Services for Costa Rica Properties


    It’s one thing to live in Costa Rica and enjoy its tropical weather, lush rainforests, and varied wildlife. It’s another to figure out where you’re going to live. One way to figure this out is to browse through multiple listing services for Costa Rica properties.    

    How Multiple Listing Services Work

    A multiple listing service (MLS) is a database where brokers and their affiliates create, update, and share comprehensive information about real estate. To maintain the quality of this information, the National Association of Realtors regulates most multiple listing services. An MLS may be privately owned or connected to a local organization of realtors.

    How to Use a Multiple Listing Service

    If you’re satisfied with only basic information about your desired home, you can browse an MLS in Costa Rica on your own. You could find properties from real estate firms like Dominical Real Estate. Otherwise, you have to ask a broker to set up a home search for you. From your broker, you can get information such as price range, number of bedrooms, number of garages, and the like.

    To make it easier for you to browse an MLS, figure out what you want in a home first. Consider your family’s needs, the nearby establishments, the cost of living in the area, and the like. List all of these down, and match them to your expectations of your dream home location. With the help of your broker, filter the thousands of homes listed on the MLS according to your specifications, and you’re good to go. 

    Benefits of a Multiple Listing Service

    Through an MLS, you can gain information about houses that you otherwise won’t glean from traveling around Costa Rica or from possibly outdated brochures, leaflets, and the like. An MLS lets you find homes faster because it makes looking for your dream house only a few clicks away. As for the sellers’ part, they get to have a larger pool of buyers because of these services. Brokers likewise find it easier to close transactions through multiple listing services.

    Looking for a great home in Costa Rica doesn’t have to feel like navigating Costa Rica’s rain forests. All you need is a good idea of what you want in a home and a willingness to do the necessary online research to find that home. A lot of the time, an MLS is a good place to start. 

  • Beautiful Estate With Main Home, Guest Home, Caretaker's Home, Garage, Workshop - All In A Tropical Jungle Setting Near Playa Matapalo!! Great Ocean And Mountain View!!

    10.5 ACRES - 3 Bedroom Ocean View Home w/ Guest House, Caretaker House, Workshop, Pasture + Jungle!!

    • 10,000 sq. ft., 5 bath, 7 bdrm 2 story - $850,000

     -  This amazing estate property will blow your mind!! Located in Portalon, just a few kms north of Playa Matapalo, it has easy 2 wheel drive access, it's minutes to the beach, and half way between Dominical and Quepos. A 3 min drive off of the paved highway brings you to the impressive gates that open to a long private driveway.

    The main 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house was built 30 years ago and has more character than any other house that I have seen in Costa Rica! It is build from exotic hardwoods, has river rock walls, red brick and hardwood floors, huge windows, original custom made wooden doors, and 2 huge outdoor patios!! There is also a studio style guest house that is under renovations but would be easy to finish up. There is also a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom caretaker's house built with the same character and style as the main house. There is a huge 2 car dehumidified garage with several large storage bodaegas inside. Above the garage is a second storey open air loft that could easily be converted into more living space. As if that isn't enough, there is a large shop with a 2 car covered carport as well. Every building on the property has a nice ocean view. All of these building have recently been renovated and modernized!

    The property is extremely well landscaped and has countless fruit trees. A good portion of the property is jungle with some massive old growth trees and tons of wildlife. There are several more building sites and the property is subdividable. The neighbour has 1200 acres of protected forest that wraps around this land. I can't describe in words the beauty of this property. The lower half of the property is open flat pasture land perfect for a small hobby farm. There is plenty of room for horses, cows, chickens etc. Properties this nice are hard to find.

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  • Real Estate in Costa Rica: Reasons to Move out of your Current City

    Some people have lived in the same city for so long, they start feeling a slight sense of stagnation almost every time they roam the streets. The experience becomes somewhat similar to a premature case of déjà vu, in which they are sure to find the same group of people sitting outside the same café, telling the same stories, and even having the same snacks. If you're starting to feel the chill wind of staleness at every nook and cranny of the city, you may want to consider moving to a new place like Costa Rica.

    Acclaimed as a very beautiful country, Costa Rica boasts of a modern capital city surrounded with long stretches of deserted tropical beaches, breathtaking mountain getaways, and spectacular lake regions. It is located in Central America, bordered by equally scenic places like Panama to the Southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Costa Rica properties are increasingly becoming popular among many North Americans and Europeans seeking for a change of lifestyle. Here a few reasons to take the next flight to Costa Rica.

    Real estate in Costa Rica is relatively cheaper compared with United States and Canada. In fact, people can live comfortably in the country on $1,000 to $2,000 per month, depending on lifestyle. Utilities like water and electricity are also more affordable, ensuring lesser worries every month.

    The average daily temperature in Costa Rica, particularly in residential areas like Central Valley, is 72 degrees year round. Dry seasons occur during December to April, while the winter or rainy season goes from May to November. Air conditioning is almost necessary unless you live on the beach.

    The country prides itself on having relatively low crime rates. When compared with US cities like New York or Miami, one can say Costa Rica cities are a haven. Crimes tend to be only petty rather than violent.

    Most properties of real estate Costa Rica agents offer, such as those from companies like Dominical Real Estate, are located alongside beautiful rainforests, beaches, picturesque mountains, and remarkable volcanoes. There's virtually no need to take long trips to escape from the hustles and bustles of city life. Simply put, it's like the whole world is at your doorstep.


  • 2 Story For Sale in Hatillo


    • 3 bath, 4 bdrm 2 story - $645,000

     -  Sophisticated European design for the sophisticated traveler. Clean lines yet warm beautiful dark wood cabinetry and doors, stainless steel appliances add to the feeling of warmth and luxury. The entire facade of your villa is glass - enhancing your view and connection with nature. Enter your villa by the winding stone staircase bathed by the warm glow of your villa.

    Views: 2-Story villa provides unobstructed views of the pacific coast and sweeping views to Manuel Antonio from both the Master Bedroom Suites with private balconies as well from the other bedrooms and the rest of the villa..

    Location: 5km (3mi) north of Dominical on the central pacific coast. Surrounded by natural tropical forests and only 1km (as the Toucan flies) to the beach. (If you're not a Toucan then it's a short 10 min ride). So close that you can hear and see the waves crashing on the beach.

    This Villa is part of Paradise Breezes, a 10 acre luxery vacation destination made up of 4 seperate rentals. If the buyer wishes they may use Paradise Management to rent the unit. This includes concierge services, on site property manager, security, advertising, responding to inquiries, check in and check out of guests, etc. The newly built gym is state of the art and available for use by all owners and guests. The home is also being sold fully furnished.


    - high speed internet
    - local telephone service
    - individually controlled a/c in every room
    - direct tv w/ 32" flat screen tv
    - home entertainment center w/ CD/DVD surround sound
    - flat screen tvs in all bedrooms
    - in room safe

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  • 2 Story For Sale in Dominical

    Dominical, Lagunas, Punta Mira House

    • 1,600 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm 2 story - $499,000

     -  This is a unique opportunity to buy a turn key developement with 4 lots and an amazing house on the 5th lot. The house is 4 years new and is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 storey home with ocean and mountain views. The construction was done with excellent detail including tongue and groove wood ceilings and granite countertops. All of the furniture is included as well as the stainless steel appliances. The lot with the house has been landscaped and has a great swimming pool. This house is turn key and could rent for up to $2000 a week. Then you get 4 more lots with huge mountain views starting at 1.5 acres and up. They all have power and water. The seller has drilled a well that supplies ample water for the entire development. The property is located 7 km from Dominical and 5 km from Baru. You drive through the community of Lagunas on an excellent gravel road and can be at the beach in less than 20 min. It sits at about 1400 ft elevation and has nice cool breezes. It is also a great climate for growing fruits and vegetables. The owner has planted hundreds of fruit trees and 1000 hardwood trees. This house and property has a great fell to it that you experience from the minute you arrive!!!

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  • Single Story For Sale in Platanillo

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    • 1,320 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm single story - $135,000

     -  This is a great opportunity to own a house in Costa Rica at a great price. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is only 200 mts off of the paved road in Platanillo, a short 15 min drive to the beach and town of Dominical. It`s only 20 min through the mountains to the quickly growing city of San Isidro. The house is well built with lots of character and charm. The property has another flat area below the house perfect for an open air rancho and bbq area. The rest of the property is cleared and perfect for planting fruit trees. It rolls down a hill to a creek and jungle. The mountain view is spectacular.

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  • 2 Story For Rent/Lease in Guapil

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    • 2 bath, 2 bdrm 2 story - $1,500 USD Weekly

     -  Casa Del Bosque is a 3500 square foot luxury home located on 10 acres of the most biodiverse primary rainforest in the Northern Hemisphere! The home was placed on a 750ft high ridge to provide a jaw-dropping 180 degree view of the ocean below, covering more than 60 miles of coastline. One can easily see Manuel Antonio in the North, the Osa Peninsula in the South, and a clear view of Cano Island off shore. On an average day you can easily monitor 100's of square miles of ocean surface from the residence. The area where the home is located in a private area, 1 minute off the coastal highway.The first floor includes a large, American-style, fully-equipped kitchen, big counters with bar stools, dining table and chairs, plus a TV area with large comfortable sofa-beds. A bedroom and full bathroom are also on the first floor. This bedroom sleeps 3. The bathroom includes a shower/bathtub combo. A laundry room with washer and dryer is also on the first floor.

    The giant master suite consists of the entire second story where you find a vaulted ceiling and floor made of dark tropical hardwoods. It is richly furnished. There are two beds (one California king and one queen), two sofa beds, a large coffee table, two large reading chairs, an entertainment center with satellite TV, stereo, and VCR. The bathroom has two sinks, a huge shower, plus a separate Jacuzzi bathtub. Also, there is a large outdoor patio With a translucent roof for tanning,relaxing, reading, and birdwatching, even when it is raining hard!

    A outside covered patio surrounds the first floor patio area where you will find hammocks, ping pong table, fooseball table, sofas, chairs, gas barbecue, and coffee table. The main feature is a beautiful ceramic tile swimming pool and heated Jacuzzi from which you can view the ocean and jungle environment.

    Jan 06 - Aug 31 $2000/Week
    Sept 01 - Oct 31 $1500/week
    Nov 01 - Dec 21 $2000/week
    Dec 22 - Jan 05 $3250/week

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  • 2 Story For Rent/Lease in Dominical

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    • 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - $1,500 USD Weekly

     -  Oceanfront rentals at Beach House Incognito. Located just 2 kms. South of Dominical, nestled between mountainous rainforest and tropical beach, right on the Ocean. Enter and exit your oceanfront hideaway through an electric security gate that ensures your privacy.

    Choose from our large 2 story beach house that sleeps up to 6, with 2 bedroom, 2 bath, jacuzzi, and 2 car garage. Or our 1 bedroom guest cottage with queen futon that can accommodate up to 4. Just completed in late 2005, both beachfront house and guest cottage comes with every amenity you could desire to make your vacation a memorable one. Comfortable lounge chairs surround our large 18 by 36 pool for sun-worshippers, or if you prefer a shady spot, choose one of the numerous hammocks for reading, relaxing, or a siesta.

    The nearby rancho, with it's gas BBQ is perfect for outdoor grilling and dining, or just checking out the friendly iguanas. Enjoy incredible beach sunsets from your balcony or stroll the secluded mile long beach, shelling or searching out flocks of parrots, toucans, sloths or monkeys.

    Guest Cottage Low season, April 14th - December 14th..... $ 600/week
    Guest Cottage High season, December 15th - April 15th.....$ 700/week
    Beach house Low season, April 14th - December 14th........$1500/week
    Beach house High season, December 15th -April 15th........$2000/week.
    Daily rates available, upon request.

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  • Lot / Land For Sale in Dominical


    •  lot / land - $43,500

     -  Right on the Baru River these affordable lots are a great way to buy close to the beach but in a jungle setting. It's less than a 2 km drive down a beautiful river side road to reach the town of Dominical with it's great surfing and friendly vibes. You need not touch the highway to get home. With the river in your front yard and a mountain across the street there is plenty of opportunity to view the local wildlife and birds right on the property. The lots are ready to be built on with power and water and at this price you can't go wrong.

    Lot #1 - Reserved
    Lot #2 - $43,500
    Lot #3 - $44,500
    Lot #4 - $45,500
    Lot #5 - $47,500

    There is also an option to purchase the property with a turn key home starting at $179,000.

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  • 3 Story For Sale in Dominical

    River House

    • 1 bath, 2 bdrm 3 story - $98,000

     -  The River House is built on a 1100 sq/m parcel and is conveniently
    placed to leave the majority of the lot available for something else of
    your own design. The parcel has around 60 meters of Baru River
    frontage, mature landscaping and two wheel drive access via the river
    road from Dominical. The construction has three levels. The foundation
    and first level are constructed of concrete and block. The second and
    third level are wood frame. The interior ceiling is exposed hardwood
    beams with drywall above, insulation for heat and noise resistance and
    painted corrugated metal on theexterior. The house utilizes a spring for
    it’s water source and a septic tank for waste water.

    There is a one car covered garage that opens on to the first level which
    contains a large washing sink (easily converted to a washer dryer),
    ample storage area and stairs to the main level. The main level contains
    the kitchen, bathroom, and living room that opens onto a deck and the
    first bedroom. The deck has fantastic views of the confluence of the Baru
    and Guabo Rivers. Off the deck is a bedroom that could also serve as a
    study with the same fantastic river views as the deck. From the living
    room stairs lead up to a large loft bedroom with standing headroom and
    windows on each end.

    The River House comes with free and clear title and has a great rental
    Please ask about seller financing.

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  • Lot / Land For Sale in Guapil

    Northern View to Manuel Antonio

    •  lot / land - $660,000

     -  Top of the mountain privacy!! This 15 acre property is the uppermost lot in La Guapil Tropical Estates, a gated community just a few kms north of Dominical on the coastal highway. This community has been praised for it's preservation of the jungle. All of the lots in the community are very large, minimum 10 acres, and can not be sub divided and can only have a maximum of 2 homes. It is serviced with water and electricity and the roads are maintained by the association. Even though this is the highest lot, it is still only 3/4 of a km from the nearest beach, Playa Guapil. It is hard to find a property this beautiful and private any where in the world, and whoever builds their home there will be a very lucky person!!

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  • Lot / Land For Sale in Dominical


    •  lot / land - $425,000

     -  THE BEST VIEW IN COSTA RICA!!!!!! This lot has an extemely large building site with another smaller one down below. There is ample space to build a mansion, pool, garage, guest house, and anything else you could possibly imagine. It is in the community of San Martin Norte, a million dollar neighbourhood with the best views around. It is only 5 min south of Dominical on the paved coastal highway, and 300 meters up a well mainained dirt road. It has 180 degree ocean views, looking north to Punta Dominical, south towards the Whales Tale and the Osa Peninsula, and the waves out front break over volcanic reefs. The power and water are in place. When you see this lot you will want to build your dream home there!!!!

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