Escazú is an upscale and world-class neighbourhood in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. It became the poshest and most popular destination for foreigners and locals, a few miles away from San José. It welcomes several foreign embassies as well as the largest shopping malls of the country and the most sophisticated hospitals. Escazú is a trendy place which gathers luxury restaurants, posh country clubs and a bustling nightlife as this is the highest-priced real estate area in the valley. This desirable district will provide a high quality of life to the whole family. Indeed, it is often compared with Beverly Hills in Los Angeles as it offers tons of shopping, restaurants, gyms and golf courses as well as several bilingual schools.
|Surface type (Av.):||415 m2||936 m2|
|Min price (Av.):||$750,000||$975,000|
|Med price (Av.):||$1,022,500||$1,835,250|
|Max price (Av.):||$1,295,000||$2,439,000|
Investing in Costa Rica is the best to make your money grow as the real-restate market is in full expansion. Setting up in Costa Rica, it is enjoying the Occidental comfort at attractive prices.
In the past few years, Costa Rica has attracted many foreign investors due to its social and political stability and its tourism sector which is considerably extending. Buying a property in San Jose is an affordable solution and it is the right time to try as the housing sector has an annual estimation of 20%. Either it is for private or commercial use, you will undoubtedly derive profits.
There is no legal restriction to buy a property in Costa Rica, even if you are a non-resident, who have the same rights than the native people in terms of property. Before purchasing, there is one fundamental element to consider: The most comprehensive form of property ownership in Costa Rica is fee ownership. Fortunately for foreigners, the conditions for this type of ownership are the same for Costa Rican nationals as they are for foreigners. The concept of fee simple ownership is the same in Costa Rica as in the US. Basically, fee simple ownership gives the owner of the property the absolute right to materially own the property.
Before any purchase, it is recommended to examine the different legal documents such as the owner of the property, the plans... You will find all the useful information on the website registronacional.go.cr.
It is also encouraged to contact a professional of the real-estate market in the area to know the different steps of the buying process.
Some experts advise to buy a good through the creation of a limited liability company, which will increase the application fees.
Thanks to its tempered climate all year long, temperatures are in average between 18 and 25 degrees. The months from August to October correspond to the rainy season. The Pacific Ocean is restless, which provides excellent surfing conditions. However, some roads are impracticable due to the waterways to cross.
From June to November, it is the rainy season, which is called "temporada verde". However, it does not mean rain for 24hours a day. The abundant rains only last for one to two hours during the afternoon. It is possible to enjoy sunny mornings. Roads can be muddy and there are less visitors. Therefore, you will enjoy less crowded places, in a more peaceful atmosphere at attractive prices.
From December to April, it is the dry season. It is the best moment of the year to travel to Costa Rica but it is also the most touristic period. Prices increase and most of hotels are full. But you will enjoy very good weather conditions. This is the best moment to sunbath and benefit from dream beaches.
Also called "Museo del Banco Central" as this gold museum is owned by the Central Bank of Costa Rica, it displays a large collection of former coins and banknotes of Costa Rica. This museum presents the history of the country throughout permanent and temporary exhibitions in a modern atmosphere. The collection of Pre-Columbian gold offers extraordinary pieces which reflect the perception of the world, the relationship with nature, the social organization and metalworking industry of the Pre-Columbian people, which lived in Costa Rica in the 5th century. Another exhibitions deals with the history of Costa Rica's currency from 1502 to today and exposes the most precious pieces of the museum's collection.
This small urban park surrounded by bustling streets of San José is a good spot for shady break. This place becomes a riot of birdsong at sunset and is home to an extraordinary statue of Christopher Columbus which was given by his descendants to the people of Costa Rica in 2002. This gift took place during the commemoration of the quincentenary of the explorer's landing in Puerto Limón. The shady park hosts various tropical trees, several monuments such as the bronze statue of Juan Vásquez de Coronado, who was the Spanish founder of the city.
The Cathedral of San José is an architectural jewel that combines Neoclassical and Baroque styles outside and colonial style inside. In 1813, Spanish decided that San José would become the capital of Costa Rica and they then decided to build a Cathedral in honor of their Catholic faith. In 1825 the construction of the Metropolitan Cathedral started and it was managed by Eusebio Rodriguez. Two years later, the church was eventually inaugurated and it became a cathedral in 1850. This major monument is worth seeing outside masse hours.
San José is the capital and the largest city of Costa Rica and it is situated in the heart of the Central Valley, at 1,200 meters of altitude. Surrounded by majestic mountains and volcanos, this is a recent city which is organized as the ones in North America, that is to say with numbered streets which cross themselves at right angle.
This is an unique city, very diversified and with multi-facets. Its particularity is the fact that well-off neighbourhoods are in the fringes of the city while the popular districts are in the center. This is the reason why the major economic activity of the city takes place in the suburbs.
The central location of San Jose in the country makes it an ideal place to trav...