Affordable Homes in Costa Rica

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What can be said about the lush paradise nation of Costa Rica that hasn’t already been said? Vacationers and expats alike are flocking to this tiny tropical country for a cornucopia of reasons. One of the greenest nations world, both in color and carbon footprint, a biodiversity that other nations pale in comparison to, and a general laidback vibe makes Costa Rica an easy destination choice. Zoom in a little closer and you’ll find the Nicoya Peninsula personifies these qualities on a whole other level. Our RE/MAX Pura Vida office sits in the heart of the Southern Nicoya blue zone and we’d like to share with you a affordable homes in Costa Rica that get our hearts pumping in anticipation for future opportunities and people discovering a personal paradise for themselves.

Modern Santa Teresa Ocean View Condo


For those who have been to Santa Teresa before, its becoming more and more obvious that ocean view affordable homes in Costa Rica are becoming harder and harder to find. And, once you’ve found the perfect lot it can take quite some time to get a build underway, much less finished. This beautiful two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo, conveniently located in North Santa Teresa, and boasting an amazing ocean view above the canopy, is the perfect choice for those of us that don’t want to have to wait. A one car garage, laundry facility, open-air kitchen, and indoor/outdoor living areas fill out the rest of the home, all fully furnished and ready to live in. A shared swimming pool and lounge are just steps away and popular shops, restaurants and surf breaks are only a few more, making this a truly bargain buy.

Santa Teresa 3 Bedroom Home – GREAT LOCATION!

Our next home is so conveniently located in the heart of Santa Teresa, it immediately puts everything within your fingertips. No vehicle needed for this modern home, even though it includes an enclosed two-car garage, just in case! Just a few steps from the main road, this property maintains a remarkable degree of privacy by being gated and walled all the way around the property. The walls hide from outside view a private swimming pool as well as spacious indoor/outdoor transition spaces for entertaining. Take a step inside and the 187 square meter home boasts three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an office, storage closets, and a fully equipped kitchen. Well placed windows and use of interior space bathe the rooms in light adding to the openness of design. In addition, there is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house, perfect for a caretaker or for yourself, if you decide to rent the main house as a means of income for those looking to lighten their daily load.

Casa Los Tugas

Not so interested in being in the “heart of town”? Mal Pais is still a fantastically quiet location. Gated, and just a 5-minute drive from Playa Carmen, this quaint two-bedroom, one-bathroom home is a perfect seasonal home to escape to. Constructed in 2009, with room to still expand on the 500 square meter lot, Casa Los Tugas is an excellent turnkey option for those looking to move into the area on a budget. Only a moments’ walk from the best tidepools in town and shell-filled shores of Mal Pais, then only a couple minute drive to the nearby fishing village, makes living in harmony with the sea and nature easy.

Ocean View Home & Guest Houses


Accessibility can be a main concern for those looking to drop a bit of their lives into the jungle. Planning to have a second home in the tropics, and no one is going to want to burn vacation time on travel days. Luckily, our next opportunity is located only 15 minutes from the Tambor Airport, the fastest and most convenient way onto the Southern Nicoya Peninsula. Consisting of three separate homes on a 970 square meter lot filled with lush jungle and various fruit trees. Just 5 minutes from the beach and gated all around, a three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, two story home makes up the main home. Boasting an awe-inspiring open-design upstairs master bedroom, complete with ocean view jacuzzi and workspace overlooking the exterior pool to add to scenery. The other guest houses, in addition to the main home, are studio style apartments with full baths and kitchens perfect for visitors, caretakers, or an owner alike. Tambor is an up-and-coming tourist destination, just the same as Santa Teresa, but with its own flavors and an incredibly convenient airport. If you haven’t checked it out yet, this Costa Rican favorite destination is worth a visit. It could just become one of your favorites too!

It’s hard to believe such a small section of such a tiny nation could have so much to offer, but our favorite towns keep popping up around the world as others’ favorites too! Whether you’re looking for opportunities in Playa Carmen, Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, Manzanillo, or even Tambor, RE/MAX Pura Vida has you covered and has the information to help you make the right choice. Stop into our offices at Playa Carmen for any questions you might have, we’ll be happy to drop what we’re doing to help you out!

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