Costa Rica’s higher-end property market continues to grow rapidly as foreign homebuyers flock in.
Due to the absence of official house price statistics, it is hard to assess the exact movements of house prices, but the trend is clear.
“We’re definitely having an uptick in sales,” said Shawn Ferguson of Coldwell Banker. Costa Rica’s property market is highly dependent on the U.S. economy, which represents the highest number of foreign homebuyers in the territory. “As the U.S. heads up, so do we,” added Ferguson.
Despite this, land prices have not yet recovered from the crisis.
A half-acre plot is currently priced at around US$150,000, far from its price of US$400,000 in 2008, according to Vladimir Spivak of Palm Real Estate in Guanacaste.
The most expensive and fastest-selling properties in Costa Rica are in the Central Valley, the greater metropolitan area (including San José, Alajuela, Heredia and Escazú) where most businesses are, and the Pacific coast. The least expensive properties can be found in new developments in the Costa Rica’s southern region, such as the Osa Peninsula.
“Where else in the world can foreigners come to a country with no soldiers, a government that caters to investors and fee-simple real estate with no restrictions and where foreigners are entitled to the same ownership rights as Costa Rican citizens,” said licensed realtor Chaud Oskar Byers.
The resort is located in a residencial zone, where you can find lodge, restaurants, cafeterias etc., The recption is located at the central mall El Pueblito. It has a beach club at a short walking distance, where you can access at no cost. 2 bedroom Sleep 6 The resort has condo style units. Have two […]
Can’t say enough about this hotel.Stayed here twice. Once in the beginning and once at the end of trip.
Great owners Aussie syd from Sydney and his Thai wife Suzy made us feel quite at home going out of their way to help in anyway they can always with a smile. The hotel is located 5 mins to patong by scooter or tuk tuk. Big rooms with big king sized beds with some of the most beautiful views in Thailand. Literally 10 feet to the beach. Nothing like going to sleep to the sound waves. Daily cleaning and 2 bottles of water complementary.
If you’re in Thailand for the views, ocean and wildlife then this is a great hotel to stay at.
This brand new luxury apartment is situated inbetween the lively beach resorts of Qawra and Bugibba , two district’s within St Paul’s Bay on the north east of the island. Qawra and Bugibba are Malta’s largest seaside resort towns. The coastline promenade stretches from Salina Bay to St. Paul’s Bay, taking in some of the Islands’ best open sea views and mix of rocky and sandy beaches. The apartment is positioned in a quiet residential location but the beaches, local shops, bars, restaurants and bus station serving all parts of the island are within a 5/10 minutes walk. The apartment boasts 2 generous double sized bedrooms and a large double sofa-bed, the apartment has a sleeping capacity of 5-7 persons.
The apartment has high speed broadband and is fully air-conditioned is which controlled by a coin meter operated…
This area attraction is super fun and exciting!! Lots of great food and shopping. It has everything to offer for all types of travelers. The Ripley aquarium was very pricy but worth it. We didn’t realize the first time we went, but if you are a teacher you get a discount so second time around was cheaper.
Quite honestly, a great experience. Beautiful estate and rooms, setting and activities are fun but most of all – fantastic service. Everyone ensured we had a great time at this hotel. The service was very attentive (after one day, they knew exactly what we liked) but never over-bearing. The food was OK (excited about the new chef, heir current traditional format is a bit tired). Cannot wait to go back – we will be making this a yearly trip!
Booked a trip via Realty Access to view there latest investment – The property was amazing rooms were better then we had hoped for. The view over the bay was to die for. Sunsets were the best ever. We booked a full day tour of the island often off the beaten track – It was expensive 95 euros per person but in my view well worth it – would recommend
We stayed in a Ocean view villa , The villa has perfect views of Patong Bay, the villa is on the side of a hills which is easy to get there walking . Many of the Taxis or TUK TUK charge 300 bht to take you from Patong Beach back to the Villa.
4 bedrooms a private pool and loads of space including Maid service is 2 times per week. We went with children and the was not much to do in Patg jacuzzi . ong for them. One of the best things was the Tri Tang beach snorkelling, The renter Realty Access provided transport to and from the airport.
One day left and back to UK wish it was longer.
What a place to be! I did not know such a beach existed having visited patong 5 times already. We we recommended by one of the locals we met at a restaurant. This place is 10 minutes from patong and you wont believe how empty and secluded it was! Very nice sandy beach with a bit of rocky water. If you want some quiet near patong, this is the place to be!
This was our first time in Cyprus and we were going away with another couple for my birthday. We looked around at hotels; however everything was very over priced and didn’t really fit our criteria. We then decided to look for a Villas in Realty Access portfolio. After searching we came across t Villa . It looked clean, spacious and was reasonably priced. I exchange emails with Sanya, the villa manager and she was very good and helpful. All questions were answered thoroughly and we decided to book.
The Villa is located in Famagusta , it walking distance to the town and to get into Protarsa it’s a 5 minutes taxi drive, which is about 7 euro(day) by taxi or 1.50 Euros by bus. To get into Ayia Napa it’s a 15 minute taxi drive away, which wasn’t too bad either.
Realty Access provided us with a great place in Seget Croatia This modern building is on the main road to Split only 1.5km away from the old city of Trogir. So you may eventually go by foot to the city-island although it is not a very pleasant walk.
The reception and the service are minimum. However, the staff is friendly. Note that the room cleaners enter your room without knocking on the door in the morning ! So, lock the door from inside if you want to keep your privacy.
The whole place is very clean. There is an elevator to go upstairs. I had a big corner room on the 2ndF looking at the back and offering a nice panorama on the bay and the islands from the balcony. I was surprised to find out they had mosquitoes at night. So, since the hotel does not provide any repellent, you may as well get something to get protected from their nasty bites. Otherwise, the room and the comfort were fine. This side of the hotel is very quiet. No noise nuisance from the main road.
Morning breakfast is a buffet. However, I had to fight my way through the crowd as they had a big bus load of Japanese tourists with only one staff member serving !Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet (away from the main road) and nicer view
Stayed here having booked an vacation with Realty Access Global . Half the clientele were British, and half German.
All staff very friendly and helpful. All speak very good English, far better than my German! Very centrally situated – very handy for the station, and especially the hospital, which unfortunately became important in our case! Very important to remember to take your EHIC card with you! Very good to have a packed lunch on request and drinks with dinner at no extra charge. Also free tea and coffee in the afternoon. Quality of food very good; dinner choice limited to 3 main courses, but after all it is a 3* hotel, and you’d pay a fair bit more for a hotel with more choice. Couldn’t fault the room – bathroom in particular as good as any I’ve seen. Free wifi throughout the hotel worked well. Good bar, also well-used by the locals!
Would very happily stay here again.