There’s something about the Santa Teresa and Mal Pais area that draws people back time and time again. It’s a common story to hear people say they’ve visited annually for five or ten years, now. Some come for a week or two, others a month. Many live here for 3 to 6 months out of the year or more. You could fall into any one of these categories and find that a turnkey home might be the perfect purchase for you. We at RE/MAX Pura Vida have lined up a few under $500K options that could make your repeat visits pay for themselves and secure you a little piece of paradise in the process.
The “Jungle House” as it’s been dubbed, built in 2010, is the perfect home for anyone who dreams of the jungle. Run entirely on solar power, with a back-up generator on hand and running water all year long, this 3-story home is wrapped in vibrant Costa Rican jungle containing wild fruits, making it easily the most eco-friendly house on this list. Only a 35-minute drive from the Tambor Airport, you’ll find it surprisingly convenient to arrive at this luxurious two bedroom, two bathroom home. And with an ocean view from the open air 3rd floor and wrap-around balcony, you’ll be able to take in the sunsets and spot the surf from your very own house.
This lot, located on the North side of Santa Teresa, is zoned for commercial, rental, and residential which fills it with future opportunity. Just a short walk from the more private beaches of Santa Teresa and popular surf breaks, this spacious 1162 square meter property filled with mango trees, is perfect for further development. A two story, two bedroom, two bathroom house with large outdoor spaces already sits on the property, but up to 75 percent of the total land can be developed, so there’s room to expand, rebuild, or add a business, if that’s the plan.
The most affordable and convenient option on our list is as a quaint 183 square meter lot with a one bedroom, one bathroom, two story home on the property. Boasting a large balcony bedroom upstairs, the downstairs gives way to a spacious kitchen and living area perfect friendly gatherings or the occasional visitor. This relaxing home is conveniently located near the main road in a relatively private and developing neighborhood and is just walking distance from prime surf, popular shops and a variety of restaurants. Easy to rent out when you’re adventuring elsewhere and with a decent sized garden, there’s room for expansion.
Built in 2009, this Mal Pais home is just a quick walk to some of the best beaches in Costa Rica. The two bedroom, one bathroom house sits on a 500 square meter lot. And with Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, and hot water tank already installed, Casa Los Tugas is a great option for anyone looking for an immediate home away from home or rental investment. There’s room in the garden perfect for a swimming pool or additional construction if you’d like to expand to add rental space.
Looking for some privacy in your Costa Rican paradise getaway? Located in Mal Pais, this ocean view home is still just a short distance from town while still being very private. A beautiful, 120 square meter house with two full upstairs bedrooms boasting ocean vistas and a spacious tiled patio to view them from, is backed by plush jungle on all sides. The large downstairs houses a full kitchen, full bath, separate laundry area, and grand living space that opens wide to the surrounding nature. This 2004 built home, just has the perfect combination of privacy, convenience, and affordability.
All of these are such great and affordable finds that even we’ve considered giving up our little personal slices of paradise to jump on them, but we want you to come and join us here, so RE/MAX Pura Vida will leave these wonderful turnkey homes for you. All located along some of the best surf spots and beaches in Costa Rica and draped in jungle, you’re going to want to see these in person, so stop in and ask for a tour on your next visit.