Scott and Todd Cutter are the Broker/Owners of 2Costa Rica Real Estate. I have known them for several years as we are both members of “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.” These two Americans are living a dream lifestyle in Costa Rica while helping others do the same through their real estate brokerage. I am fascinated by Costa Rica, as it has both natural beauty and political stability. I thought you, my readers, would be equally interested in the topic of real estate in Costa Rica.
Thank you Scott Cutter, for writing this week’s blog. If after reading this blog you are interested in Costa Rica investment opportunities, please let me know and I’ll put you in touch with the Cutters.
Why Costa Rica? This is a book in and of itself, but in short form: a country with less than 0.3% of the world’s land surface with more than 6% of the world’s total biodiversity. More than 25% of the national land area is in some kind of biological reserve or protected area, a 96% literacy rate, stable democratic government, a nation whose populace has been voted the Happiest People on the planet, home to one of the worlds few “blue zones’ where average life expectancy is more than 100 years, low taxes, no hurricanes, inexpensive insurance, world class and inexpensive health care and a wonderful climate are just a few of the top reasons. Add to this value compared to other global tropical vacation spots and you have a recipe for success
Costa Rica, literally translated as the “Rich Coast” is one of those destinations where you can’t help but find yourself both longing to come back as well as wondering. “Why Don’t I Live Here?” The answer to this question may be easier than you think. The lifestyle and the incredibly strong vacation rental options create a sustainable financial model. One of our core values at 2Costa Rica Real Estate is guiding our clients through a process driven strategy, working from macro to micro to ensure true sustainability in all senses of the word.
While small in size, Costa Rica is tremendously diverse and the key to making a good investment here is recognizing the pros and cons of each area first and then finding the right property. Selecting a destination whose climate works for you, where the level of infrastructure, amenities and lifestyle suit your goals, accessibility and tourism flow if you are considering rental all play crucial roles in successful investing. The good news is that Costa Rica remains a tremendous value in the global market so finding the right area first is important as you will get a great deal in virtually any region. Given the popularity and growth in Costa Rica, a bright future can be expected. I live and work in the Manuel Antonio Area, located on the Central Pacific Coast. It represents one of the most unique locations in all of Central America. Anchored by Costa Rica’s smallest, yet most visited National Park, Manuel Antonio and the new Marina Pez Vela project, Manuel Antonio Area has a unique mix of a local community and an international melting pot. Here’s what I love about this area: insane natural beauty, sophisticated without being pretentious, tropical without being remote. A few the area’s finest luxury estates, which are lucrative rental properties as well for their owners, are represented below.