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About Us

At RE/MAX Pura Vida we pride ourselves in knowing that our success is the direct result of our dedicated and knowledgeable team. Our team works together, as well as with trustworthy and reputable professionals, in order to bring the utmost customer service to our clients.

The RE/MAX Pura Vida team consists of a variety of experienced experts in the Santa Teresa, Costa Rica area, as well as buying, selling and/or renting in Costa Rica. RE/MAX Pura Vida also has the benefit of working alongside over 100,000 agents worldwide and with over 6800 RE/MAX offices open worldwide.

Our specialists include the following, but not limited to:

  • Real Estate Sales; Brokers & Agents
  • SDIRA Certificated Broker
  • Property Law & Permit Acquisition
  • Property Management
  • Property Development
  • Property Marketing
  • Architectural Design

Read more below about our committed & outstanding team and contact us today to see how RE/MAX Pura Vida can assist you.


Mario Matarrita

Broker / Agent

Mario is a Costa Rican native, being born & raised in San Jose. He graduated from Saint Francis College in 1995, and continued on to receive his degree in Business Management from Universidad Estatal A Distancia, UNED, in Costa Rica. After receiving his degree Mario moved between Colorado and London, until finally settling back in Costa Rica to the Santa Teresa area in 2001. Since then he has been managing some of the top hotels in the area, including Sunset Reef Hotel, Florblanca Luxury Resort and currently Pranamar Oceanfront Villas. In addition to his work as a hotel manager, Mario also manages several luxury rental properties throughout Santa Teresa & Playa Hermosa. He is fluent in both Spanish & English, and when he is not working he enjoys to travel, surf, mountain bike & practice Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Email: [email protected]


Jonathan Gur-Ari

Sales Agent

Jonathan was born in Israel and raised between Argentina and Costa Rica. He studied hotel management and tourism in Argentina until he made the full time move to Santa Teresa in 2002. In the past years he has managed high-end properties and hotels in the area, including Latitude 10 Resort and Rancho Cielo amongst other luxury beachfront properties. He is fluent both in Spanish and English with a basic understanding of Hebrew. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and all water activities. Email: [email protected]


Brett Callahan

Sales Agent

Brett was born and raised in Chatham, New Jersey. He graduated from Boston College with a degree is psychology. Brett came to Costa Rica 10 years ago as a volunteer to teach English in the local elementary school. Since then he has been focusing on real estate, vacation rentals, and property management. He is fluent in both Spanish and English, and when he isn’t working he can be found surfing, fishing, and traveling. Email: [email protected]


Haydee Stuart

Rental & Sales Agent / Marketing

Haydee is originally from Los Angeles, California. She majored in Film Production with a minor in Communication while at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Upon graduating she moved back to Los Angeles where she produced multiple feature films and television shows. Since 2010 she has been visiting the Mal Pais, Santa Teresa area. Currently splitting her time between Costa Rica and United States, Haydee has since turned her focus and skills on branding and marketing for small businesses worldwide. In her off time she enjoys traveling to new places, blogging, the arts and golfing. Email: [email protected]


Elizabeth Gomez

Sales Agent

Elizabeth, or Eli for short, is a Costa Rican born native originally from San Jose area. She attended & graduated from the University de Creativa with a degree in Senior Technician in Digital Photography. After graduation she began working at a company in San Jose on a project promoting the use & sales of alternative energy. After she left that company she worked at numerous companies in customer service & sales. After visiting Santa Teresa area for over 6 years as a tourist, she decided to make a full time move to the area 4 years ago where she began her freelance photography business, specializing in aerial & land photography. She is fluent in both Spanish & English, and enjoys spending her free time exploring the areas on her mountain bike and practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Email: [email protected]

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