Dreaming of getting your feet on solid ground? Of tropical properties in Costa Rica? Of a forever life lived in paradise? Good plan.
The yachting world can be both glamorous and gritty, and only time will reveal on which side you most often fall. This same time will tell how long you stay with the lifestyle.
But, whether you’re in it for a few years or a few decades, one thing is sure: someday you will step back onto solid ground. Into land life. For good.
The question is, will you be shackled to your “golden handcuffs” – to yachting’s iron grip on your life and future? The goal, of course, is no. Your decision to stay (or leave) the yachting life should be yours and yours alone: a choice based on free will, not on a financial requirement.
Developing an Exit Strategy: Plan Now, for Land Life Later
That life begins right now – with developing a great exit strategy: plan your roadmap to financial success, paired with a vision for your future. Where do you see yourself for the rest of your life?
Most yachties will tell you: Whatever you do, make sure it’s something you love. Really love. Start planning for it now, so you don’t whittle down your hard-earned savings as soon as you hit the shore.
Easy to say, not as easy to do – right? Wrong, actually.
Given enough time, foresight, and drive, and you can plot a path to almost anywhere. Including a lifestyle in paradise, if that’s where your heart is leading you.
Real Estate Investment for Yachties: Lock in Your Future Lifestyle
Real estate investment, especially in the properties of Costa Rica, can pave a direct path to your future.
And we don’t mean just the drink-in-your-hand, holiday-as-lifestyle future, either: We’re talking a profit-earning, residency-establishing, forever kind of lifestyle.
There are a few “types” of real estate investment in Costa Rica, but two are most relevant and appealing to yachties:
Rental Home Investment
Buy now, for return-on-investment right now. You don’t know whether you’d ever want to live in Costa Rica, but you know that lots of people vacation here. You want to get in on the profit-sharing.
Rental home investment is about purchasing properties in Costa Rica that tick off a very select list of requirements: homes that meet a specific sub-set of vacationer criteria, regarding location, amenities, size, and other factors. Because your #1 goal is to generate the greatest revenue for the greatest ROI.
Future Retirement Home Investment
Add a sprinkle of dreaming to a dash of business acumen, and you can see why so many choose to purchase a home today for retirement (or life after yachting) tomorrow.
Whether you plan to crew through your golden years or are planning on an early retirement, consider purchasing a home today to lock in your future retirement at today’s prices. You’ll rent your property out in the short- or medium-term and, when you’re ready to retire from the lifestyle, your home is yours.
Bonus: Depending on how long your held your investment, you’ve either defrayed the purchase price, paid off your home, or even turned a profit.
Double Bonus: Many real estate investments can help you meet Costa Rican residency requirements (inversionista, or investor residency; minimum investment required), so you can legally call paradise home.
Properties of Costa Rica: 16 Lots, Condos & Homes at Varying Price Points
You may have heard that “Costa Rica is expensive.” And to that, we respond: It’s all relative.
Sure, Costa Rica is not priced at the bottom of the barrel, but it is priced for genuine quality of living. Costa Rica delivers a great bang for your slightly more bucks: We’re talking modern amenities and affordable healthcare, great schools and personal freedoms, eco-conscious living, and epic natural surrounds.
You can have all that, plus a 2-bedroom, 2-bath beachside condo with a pool, for $205,000. We’d still call that a bargain.
Ok, so what can you get in exchange for your hard-earned cash? This is just a sample, but we’re highlighting select properties of Costa Rica by type – lots, condos, and single-family homes – each, at three different price points.
Properties of Costa Rica: Land, Lots & Building Sites
For a smaller initial investment in one of the only commodities that they’re just not making anymore.
Located in the Puerto Viejo/Playa Conchal area, within the community of Montañas de Conchal (Mountains of Conchal), this beautiful, ocean-view lot measures over 1/3 of an acre. Water and electricity are already on-site and the area – just 5 minutes to the town of Matapalo and 20 minutes to Tamarindo and Flamingo – is quiet and pristine. Live surrounded by nature and wrapped in community. Low HOA fees of only $66/month!
Situated in the hills of Flamingo – and named for the accompanying vistas – Vistas de Flamingo Lots #3 and #4 overlook sweeping Gold Coast Beaches, from Flamingo and Potrero to Conchal and Sugar, unfolding over the new Flamingo Marina and out to the Catalina Islands. Each lot measures over 1 3/4 acres, inviting you to develop your dream home in a pristine preserve and 400-acre development.
Situated in the higher elevations of the Senderos community, this Eagle’s Nest lot sits on almost 1/2 acre and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and green hills. In addition to being one of the larger lots in the community, it’s also one of the last opportunities to get your foot in the door of Tamarindo gated view lots, at a great price. Just a 9-minute walk to the beach and 2-minute drive to Tamarindo, world-class surf, restaurants and nightlife, and more.
Properties of Costa Rica: Condos, Condominiums & Townhouses
Find your perfect balance of built land and the security of a safe community, in one of our area’s many townhouse communities.
A fully furnished, 2-bedroom, 2-bath, ground-floor unit offers everything you need (and more) in welcoming Matapalo, just 2 miles to Playa Conchal and 20 minutes from Tamarindo. Live surrounded by the conveniences of Cabo Velas Gated Community, offering a pool, BBQ, and access to nature, paired with 24-hour security that ensures peace of mind whenever you’re away.
A charming one-bedroom, one-bath condo located five minutes from the white sands of Tamarindo Beach, Palmas de Tamarindo has a little bit of everything, from its tropical view and stunning garden to a cozy balcony and custom details, including granite countertops and custom fans, luxury door hardware and custom-made furniture, cedar cabinets and high-end kitchen appliances. You’ll also have access to the community’s large swimming pool, BBQ area, and 24-hour security for whenever you’re away.
$249,000 and up
A gated community comprised of 51 secluded and luxury villas, The Enclave at Avellanas offers 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom villas (starting at $249,000). This is The Lifestyle you dream: Under a canopy of aged Guanacaste and Ceiba trees, the community unfolds over nine swimming pools and eight hot tubs, plus a spectacular yoga pavilion, playground, and other amenities. Just a short walk to world-class surfing at Avellanas Beach!
Housed within a gated beachfront complex in Playa Langosta, this upscale community is located just 40 steps to the sand and the peaceful Lantosta Estuary, part of Las Baulas National Park. And here, B19 is a turnkey one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo with spectacular ocean and sunset views and an additional mezzanine loft that can work well as a half-bedroom.
The complex also offers a large pool, gazebo, and 24-hour security. The unit is also a great income producer with a long-running rental history, repeat customers, and excellent ratings on Airbnb.
Interested in buying a condo on the beach, but your research doesn’t make it seem possible? Welcome to Golden Palms Condominiums, the newest condo project build on Potrero Beach since 2007. Crafted from reinforced steel and concrete, with the best of American quality construction, this condo residence promises large balconies for seamless indoor/outdoor living, large yards for entertainment, off-street parking, among other amenities. The condominium complex also has a spacious pool and deck.
A true showstopper, Bahia Langosta #6 is a beautiful two-bedroom plus loft condo with spectacular ocean views, just steps to the beach, and one of the area’s best surf breaks. You’ll love the master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and tub – the perfect spot to relax! When you’re not soaking, you’ll spend your time in the indoor/outdoor floorplan, with a living/dining/kitchen that opens onto a spacious, sunset-view patio. The community of Bahia Langosta also delivers a large resort-style pool, gated beach walkway, and 24-hour security.
Properties of Costa Rica: Casas, Homes & Villas
Relax, spread out, and invest in one of the most sought-after properties of Costa Rica: single-family homes, many with ocean views!
Yes, you can own a home near the beach for under $100,000! Villa Feliz is a cozy one-bedroom, one-bath home: completely turnkey and move-in ready, with access to a community of amenities. Step outside and into the community pool, daily yoga, hiking and biking paths, and other ways to spend your days amidst nature and wildlife, including vociferous troops of howler monkeys.
Want to own one of the most standout, eye-catching homes in Guanacaste? A private two-bedroom, two-bath container home fronting a river and painted in sunshine yellow, Casa Lemonpaloosa has been lovingly built with natural and reusable materials, from its teak deck and outdoor living areas to tropical gardens and native hardwood furniture. There’s even a funky Volkswagen ban that can be converted into a garden shed, keg bar, or other whimsy of your choosing! Just a 10-minute drive to Potrero Beach.
A rare and beautiful home nestled into the Playa Lagarto Eco Development, Casa del Sol is truly the house of the sun: Bathed in rays and within zen-distanced of a babbling natural brook, this special home offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a private pool, and open-concept living tastefully decorated throughout. When you’re not indoors, you’ll be lounging at the community pools or the onsite, dining at the full-service Spanish Restaurant, and practicing morning yoga. Casa del Sol has a solid repeat rental income on AirBnB and Booking.com.
Nestled in Huacas, between the towns of Brasilito and Tamarindo, Casa Colibri is named for the hummingbirds that frequent its grounds. You’ll love the double master bedrooms, open-concept kitchen and living room, and spacious living, but what you’ll appreciate most is the home’s durable construction and well-thought-out design by one of our area’s most reputable builders. And, a final surprise: Between two homes, a bubble hot tub and the perfect way to end your day.
With a spectacular ocean view, incredible sunsets, and indoor/outdoor living, Casa Hijau is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home with two pools (one adult, one child), a barbeque area, and an expansive green space for entertaining. Welcome to outdoor tropical living at its finest. This is tranquility and high design, local charm and beach-home dreams – all, fully furnished, stunningly landscaped, and with a solid three-year performance on AirBnB.
A serene, palm-filled paradise, Casa de las Palmas unfolds over 1/4 acres, one 1-bedroom cottage, a spacious garage, and a partially built home/B&B sold with plans for a total 524 m2 (5,640 square feet) of construction. A unique investment opportunity located in a peaceful retreat close to major beaches and towns, this special home is a solid investment opportunity positioned for great things.
Located in the hills above Playa Potrero, this fabulous ocean-view home is situated on 2 acres of usable land, in the esteemed Pacelas Marcela neighborhood. Just a half-mile to the beach, this spacious home promises 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, plus an office, oversized living room, and one-of-a-kind architectural details. And of course, the focal point: a beautiful private pool surrounded by Coralina decking and a large entertainment terrace. The best value in the area for a newer home!
What’s Your Exit Plan?
Imagine your yacht life exit plan: What is most important to you? Are you here for the ROI or planning your forever future? Both, perhaps?
At Blue Water Properties of Costa Rica, we’re more than a real estate team. We’re bilingual, bicultural, and seriously experienced. We get yachties. And we put you first.
So, please get in touch. We’re sticklers for responding within 24 hours. Yes, even if you’re reading this post into the wee hours; we’ll have more information to you on that dream, within the day! And we look forward to it!