Around the world, real estate is a fast market right now. Real estate in Costa Rica’s vacation and beach towns, even more so. So when it comes to luxury homes in Costa Rica, especially those with ocean views, the time on the market is lightning fast.

We’ll be honest – inventory is tight. Tighter than it’s ever been. We’re not trying to put the pressure on but we are trying to set some expectations: If you’re in the market for an ocean-view luxury home, especially one with updated amenities and Pacific-view pools, then you’re walking into a very tough market.

That’s not to say it’s an impossible market. Because our job is to turn the almost impossible into your we-did-it! So, take heart. Have hope. And start to familiarize yourself with the market – with the destinations, the communities, the architects, and the home types that meet your requirements, your dreams, and your budget.

And then, get in touch. Let’s have a conversation. Because in this market, the best way to snag your dream home is to have someone looking out for you. At Blue Water Properties, our agents are those someones: We have the connections, the expertise, and the gumption to find what you’re looking for and make it yours.

Until we find your dream home, please enjoy our current 11 ocean-view luxury homes in Costa Rica, all available as of this post’s publication.

Junquillal Dream Home (Beachfront)

Playa Junquillal | 4,000 sq ft | 7 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | $950,000

real estate Playa Junquillal Costa Rica

An exceptional and idyllic beachfront property, with an incredible 3/4 acres titled to 50 meters above the high-tide line, this Junquillal Dream Home is among the minuscule number of Costa Rican beachfront properties (already a small number, itself) titled all the way to the beach.

(Fact check: There are only a few lots – and even fewer luxury homes in Costa Rica – with titles to the 50-meter line on the market at any given time. This is one of those scarce few!)

And if you’re dream doesn’t stop at 0.75 acres of titled beachfront on spectacular Playa Junquillal, then you’ll be delighted to know that this dream home is the full package: Featuring 4,000 square feet of under-roof space, this spacious villa unfolds over three levels, six bedrooms, and spectacular Pacific Ocean views.

There is an additional 1-bedroom caretaker home, plus garages, a grow house, and other structures.

Casa de las Olas

Las Catalinas | 2,293 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms | 3.1 Bathrooms | $1.095M

Casa de las Olas in Las Catalinas

Sprawling over three stories of living space, Casa de las Olas (“the House of Waves”)  is located just 50 meters from the Pacific Ocean and walking distance to Las Catalinas Beach Club, as well as restaurants, shops, gyms, and other amenities at Las Catalinas, an oceanside pedestrian community.

Casa de las Olas is a masterpiece of a home, offering 3 bedrooms + office, 3.5 baths, and unique architectural details, including teak wood vaulted ceilings. Lounge on your master-bedroom private deck with ocean views – or switch it out for your ocean-view balcony and upstairs covered balcony, with a built-in grill, outdoor dining, and spectacular Pacific vistas.

Casa de las Olas is one of our most affordable luxury homes in Costa Rica. It is sold turn-key and on the first level, also delivers a 1-bedroom lockout apartment with an additional office/den.

Sunset House

Playa Grande | 3,500 sq ft | 3 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | $1.29M

Casa Sunset affordable luxury homes in Costa Rica

Named for its most striking feature, Sunset House delivers spectacular sunset and Pacific Ocean views, as well as sweeping vistas toward Las Baulas National Marine Park, Playa Tamarindo, and the Tamarindo River Mouth/Estuary.

Located in Las Ventanas de Playa Grande, a 380-acre gated community tucked into the hills above Playa Grande (just north of Tamarindo), Sunset House sits on 2/3 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and is surrounded by tropical forest – a true tropical paradise!

Designed for open living and entertainment – the living, dining, and kitchen areas are on one level, the pool is spectacular, and Casa Sunset is a true ocean-view showstopper. This home is sold fully furnished and turn-key.

Casa Cielo

Playa Flamingo | 2,800 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | $1.499M

Casa Cielo ocean-view luxury home Costa Rica

How does your own slice of heaven on a hill sound? Welcome to Casa Cielo, a magnificent home with striking Flamingo Marina, sunset, and Pacific Ocean views – and just 700 meters (a 10-minute) walk to the beach, Potrero Bay, and the marina.

As soon as you walk into the home – either “Heaven’s Home” or “Home in the Sky,” your choice! – you’ll understand its nickname: Perched on the side of a mountain, Casa Cielo feels like a luxury treehouse, with its sky-high location, numerous decks, and teak flooring throughout. And, of course, a stunning infinity-edge swimming pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Casa Cielo is sold fully furnished and turnkey. There are no homeowners association fees!

Casa Ola

Playa Flamingo | 5,640 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms | 4.1 Bathrooms | $1.7M

Casa Ola at Mar Vista Costa Rica

The latest new build in the sought-after community of Mar Vista, Casa Ola sits nestled into the scenic hills above Playa Flamingo and reigns over one of the most exceptional panoramic beach-and-ocean views in Mar Vista. This home is a true showpiece.

Built into the hillside, this two-story home spares no attention to detail: Designed so that every room has incredible ocean views, Casa Ola promises the tropical experience, beginning outdoors, where you’ll overlook the Pacific and rolling hills from the comfort of your infinity-edge pool, outdoor living/dining area, and spacious terrace. Even the roomy garage (perfect for rainy season entertaining) has a breathtaking view!

Casa Ola is offered fully furnished and turnkey with top-quality furniture and professional appliances.

Aerie in Senderos

Tamarindo | 4,046 sq ft | 4 Bedrooms | 4.2 Bathrooms | $1.92M

Aerie in Senderos luxury ocean-view home

From the award-winning design team at Studio Saxe, Aerie at Senderos is light on its feet, as it seamlessly transitions between indoor and outdoor living.

A love letter to ocean views, the epitome of relaxed living, and an embodiment of the tropical lifestyle, this striking home offers dual master suites, two queen suites, and a gourmet chef’s kitchen overlooking views of Playa Grande, Las Baulas National Marine Park, Tamarindo, and kaleidoscopic Guanacastecan sunsets.

With its spacious design, functional storage, and low-water landscaping, Aerie at Senderos is ideally suited to full-time or part-time living, or as a high-income-producing rental property.

Villa Buena Onda

Playas del Coco | 10,750 sq ft | 11 Bedrooms | 10.2 Bathrooms | $2.35M

Villa Buena Onda Drone View 13

Suspended on a hillside overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo, Villa Buena Onda is a striking luxury estate (and one of the most recognizable luxury homes in Costa Rica), unfolding over 6.3 acres, 10 luxury suites, and a two-tier, ocean-view swimming pool with a swim-up bar.

This is it – that oft-sought but not-oft-found, no-expense-spared home that gets all the details right. The pool is a design masterpiece. Giant sliding doors open onto large private balconies. Guest suites enjoy stunning Papagayo bay views. Understated, yet elegant décor enhances the outdoor beauty. And it’s all contained within a quiet, tropical oasis surrounded by unbridled nature: howler monkeys, parrots, hummingbirds, and more.

Villa Buena Honda is ideally located just 25 minutes to Liberia International Airport (LIR) and has a profitable rental history with a strong customer reputation. It can be purchased as a home or an excellent investment opportunity (subdivision possible). Seller financing is available.

Casa Armonia

Playa Flamingo | 8,500 sq ft | 6 Bedrooms | 6.1 Bathrooms | $2.799M

Casa Armonia luxury ocean-view home in Costa Rica

Newly updated and spectacularly impressive, Casa Armonia is an ocean-view luxury property located within the coveted community of Mar Vista. Promising one-of-a-kind ocean views and custom design, this harmonious home overlooks some of the most famous (and famously beautiful) white-sand beaches in Costa Rica.

You will fall in love with every carefully conceived detail at Casa Armonia: Breathtaking gardens. Dual heated saltwater pools. Brand new, professional landscaping. Modern amenities. Three expansive terraces. And jaw-dropping, heart-pounding Pacific Ocean views, including from the pools.

Casa Armonia is a Smart Home with a Loralex camera security system (monitor from anywhere) and amenities that extend to a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Viking range/stovetop, and an owner’s closet that doubles as a wine cellar. Sold furnished.

Investor Note: Casa Armonia has a strong rental history and has proven itself one of the top income generators at Mar Vista.

Casa Cocobolo

Tamarindo | 4,975 sq ft | 6 Bedrooms | 6.5 Bathrooms | $3.5M

Casa Cocobolo at Tamarindo Park

Rising from a spacious corner lot, Casa Cocobolo is an architectural wonder and a multi-story home with showstopper ocean views.

Home to an airy floor plan and an homage to light, Casa Cocobolo features large glass panes – literal windows to the wonders just outside your door – that frame spectacular scenery and ocean views, as you walk from room to room. And as you do, vaulted ceilings, custom details, and other remarkable details will remind you, with every step, of why you chose to make Casa Cocobolo your home.

As beautiful as are the home’s interiors, you’ll most often find yourself on the back patio, where a sun terrace, an infinity-edge pool, and 360º Pacific panoramas are on standby to help you shed your stress and embrace the pura vida.

Villa Essencia

Playa Conchal | 4 Bedrooms | 3.1 Bathrooms | $3.95M

Casa Essencia luxury home in Costa Rica 

Located on the grounds of the 5-star Reserva Conchal resort and the essence of luxury living, Villa Essencia welcomes you to the height of luxury living: Located within one of Costa Rica’s premier beach and golf resorts, and surrounded by 2,300 acres of tropical dry forest, this spectacular beachfront villa is an ode to panoramic views and a celebration of natural light, high design, and Costa Rican luxury.

As soon as you enter Villa Essencia, you’ll feel it – the local woods, the expansive vistas, and the sun-splashed interiors that beckon you to slow down, to lounge, to luxuriate in this new life. Because here, every detail has been carefully designed to create a tropical lifestyle with all the comforts and accouterments of a tropical sanctuary.

Villa Essencia is one of the most exclusive luxury homes in Costa Rica, located on a quiet cul-de-sac with only five other upscale homes. Here, the Pacific Ocean unfurls as your backdrop and a championship golf course acts as your backyard. Spend your mornings on the links, stroll the beach after lunch, and every evening, gather with friends and family to revel in your life in paradise.

Perusing Ocean-view Luxury Homes in Costa Rica?

Finding your just-right home, especially in this market, is not an easy task. At Blue Water Properties of Costa Ricawe’re here to help. To discuss, to advise, and to advocate on your behalf. And to strike while the iron is hot.

We thrive on relationships. We crave connection. And our goal is never to “sell a home;” it’s to fulfill dreams. It’s to make people happy. It’s to help you. Genuinely help. So, we promise the fastest communication and best services in the industry. We will work to deliver on your dream. We will never pressure you. And we really do hope we’ll become friends along the way.

We’re proud to offer some of the best Costa Rica real estate, from condos and homes to land and businesses for sale. So, go ahead – try us. Give us a chance to show off our expertise – and wow you with the possibilities! We look forward to it.