Are you considering purchasing real estate in Costa Rica? Before buying real estate for investment purposes, or for your own use, you must get the facts on real estate and your rights and obligations here.

This section offers you the information you need, including:

  • Real Estate in Costa Rica: Steps for the purchase and title registration.
  • Costa Rican laws on coastal property and real estate in the maritime zone
  • Buying Pre-construction or pre-developed real estate
  • Building vs. Built
  • Condominiums and the Condominium Law

Follow the links below to find out more about your area of interest.

Costa Rica Property

Different aspects of the buying process: verifying the ownership of Costa Rica property, how the transfer occurs and what taxes you might pay. Also, what kinds of property are available, including some terms used locally for different kinds of property

Buying a Business

Tips for buying a business in Costa Rica. Should you incorporate? Is a property you want already in a company name?

Beach Property in Costa Rica

The Maritime Zone


If you are moving to Costa Rica and are considering financing your new home, here is information you must consider about getting the mortgage.

Using IRA to Buy Real Estate

As an investment, Costa Rica real estate offers you a great way to beat the ups and downs in the stock market, to diversify your portfolio or to provide a stable income as you transition from riskier investments. This article explains how you can invest in Costa Rica using your IRA funds to buy real estate.


**Articles from the archives of the American-European Real Estate Group**

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