The top 8 best new things to check out in Nosara for 2015-2016 Season!!

The 2015 / 16 season has kicked off with a bang, and as visitor numbers increase so does the number of new business offerings from the Nosara community. From a range of new eateries through to a number of exciting new activities the list of things to do and places to go increases season by season. In light of this the Nosara Real Estate Report has put together a list of the top 8 new things we feel to be an essential part of any Nosara travel itinerary.


Nosara Mountain Biking

MBCWhen was the last time you heard the phrase “I just spent an hour on the treadmill and had such a blast?” In all likelihood – never. After signing up for Nosara’s latest outdoor pursuit you’ll see that for every lung squeezing, leg burning mountain slope you climb the descent that lies on the other side more than justifies the pain. Despite Nosara being famed as an “outdoor adventurers paradise” what many visitors overlook is the beauty on their doorstep a mere bike ride away, and there’s no better way to experience this than atop of a mountain bike, with the only sounds being the cries of the jungle and your own breath. If you’re looking to hit the mountains then leave your gadgets at home, forget your troubles, call local mountain biking prodigy Ricardo Moraga and get out there and experience both the beauty of the ride, and the true beauty of the Nosara landscape.

Location: Office located on the road running behind Kaya Sol Hotel

Call: 8880-2470


Cafe Fiore

fioreIn a small corner of North Guiones one person has taken a small space and indisputably proved two things. First, that size doesnt matter. Second, that the only thing that’s important is the food. And the food at Cafe Fiore speaks for itself. On the strength of such delectable dishes as the eggplant parmesan, or the fuego sandwich (among a wide range of other delicious sandwiches), or even the incredible cappuccinos, Cafe Fiore has built up a religious following among locals and tourists. The food is unbeatable, the prices reasonable, and the portions more than enough to get you fully stocked on the carbs you’ll need for a day battling the waves.

** Editors Note – Being From New Jersey/ New York, we take our Italian sandwiches very seriously. I can say that the “New Jersey” sandwich – A.K.A “Mortadella and Mutz”, is on par or better than any sandwhich place in NYC or Hoboken NJ. Nicola makes his heritage known and this is truly a gem of a joint to have opened up. It is only dangerous to your waistlines, but your tastebuds will thank you. This is our TOP PICK for new restaurants in Guiones this year. ***

Location: Opposite Mini Super Delicias and Nosara Pura Vida SUP school.

Call: 8869-1469

FB  Page: Cafe Fiore Nosara

Iguana Pool Bar

GIPThe Gilded Iguana pool bar has always been famed as a great place to hang out and sip cocktails, thus making it one of the main daytime draws for local families and tourists. After changing format over previous seasons it’s recently been relaunched and is back to it’s former greatness. The Gilded Iguana pool bar is the perfect location to for an apres-surf smoothie accompanied by a refreshing dip in the pool to the sound of some laid back beats.

Location: Directly behind The Gilded Iguanas parking area

Call: 2682-0259


Rosies 2

Huevos-RancherosWith Playa Guiones eateries popping up at an unprecedented rate competition grows stronger by the day, however, there remains one place that stands alone. Whether it’s down to the food (always fantastic) the prices (a reminder that you are actually in Central America) or the service (every meal comes with an ample side sprinkling of love) no trip to Nosara is complete without experiencing the only place in town where you can eat genuine Costa Rican food at real Costa Rican prices. However that statement rosiesisn’t entirely true, because now there’s Rosies’ 2, and for North side guests and residents who previously couldn’t make the trek over to Central Guiones, the good news is that now the best Casados in Guanacaste is right on their doorstep. In the short time since opening its new premises opposite the Gilded Iguana Rosies 2 is already a huge hit and it’s not hard to see why. The Casados are as delicious and plentiful as they ever where and the Huevos Rancheros remain as famously appetizing as before. In fact, the only thing that’s changed is the location. Don’t leave town without experiencing this place.


Location: The corner opposite The Gilded Iguana on the path to Guiones North

Call: 2530-1363

Nosara Pura Vida Stand Up Paddle

npv2Whether it be through National Geographic, The New York Times, or even independent local publications, little remains unwritten in regard to the calibre of surfable waves available at Playa Guiones and it’s surrounding beaches. However, in addition to over 300 surfable days a year and waves to suit varying abilities, Nosara also boasts the Reserva Biologica river mouth and a multitude of coastal nooks waiting to be explored. These features make the perfect platform for Stand Up Paddling, and slowly but surely there’s a new demographic visiting Nosara to partake in this exciting sport. Enter Nosara Pura Vida npvStand up paddle school and store; the brainchild of two local brothers Oscar and Ramon. Located opposite Minisuper Delicias their new Stand Up Paddle store stocks all that sup’pers could want, as well as regular surf equipment and offers tailored vacation packages to suit a range of abilities. The newly opened cafe is a great place to hang out and have a fresh smoothie after a stand up session.

Location: North Guiones next to the ReMax office, and opposite Cafe Fiore

Call: 2682-0207 / 8822-8402


Nosara kids camp

nkc1Nosara Kids Camp was created to give parents the chance to enjoy Nosara safe in the knowledge that their kids were having the time of their lives under the watchful auspices of a group of trained counselors. After many years teaching children in local and private schools, local girl Paola Barrera decided the time was ripe to open a service which offers children the chance to experience all that Nosara has to offer, including surf lessons, Spanish lessons, snorkelling, art, waterfall visits and fun at the beach. Nosara Kids Camp also places a heavy emphasis on community interaction and offers participants the chance to NKCget involved in local projects. The program includes visits to local schools where kids can immerse themselves in activities and interact with local children. Nosara kids camp is a great opportunity for kids to get a true feel for Costa Rica and since opening in November 2015 the project is already a storming success.

Location: Nosara Kids Camp office is located at Gabis Play, next to the Living Hotel

Call: 8617 3603

FB Page: Nosara Kids Camp

Pilates Nosara @ Bodhi Tree

PNIn 2011 Page Sieffert decided to make Nosara her permanent home, and brought with her a wealth of knowledge acquired from years of massage and Pilates training. After a long and successful run of operating the Pilates studio at Heart of Guiones wellness center Page she then changed the base of operations to Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. Since opening it’s proved just as popular as it’s previous incarnation, with all participants happy to be receiving the same calibre of training in a truly spectacular environment. If you’re looking to tone up under the guidance of one of the best in the business call now to find out about class schedules.

Location: Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. K Section, next to Nosara Yoga Institute

Call: 2682-0256


Guiones North Surf Photos

gnspFor a long time the only option for those wishing to return home with a photo of themselves shredding in the surf has been to paddle out at the main entrance and hope a snap of them riding the waves appears on social media. In order to fill the gap, local photographer Diego Fonseca Flores is now stationed at the North Entrance every morning busily shooting the morning surf crew. To find out whether you made the cut visit the ‘Guiones North Surf Photos’ page on facebook. For free originals stop by the ReMax office where you can pick up the ultimate surf souvenir of your visit to Playa Guiones.

Location: Playa Guiones North Entrance. Photos available at ReMax office.

Call: 2682-0132

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Nosara Ocean View Lots at a Price that won’t Break the Bank


How about waking up to this?

If you have ever surfed Playa Guiones then you know how it feels between sets to look up to the houses on Las Huacas mountain and quietly wonder how good it must feel to wake up each morning to be greeted by the site of a 180 degree shimmering Pacific panoramic view. Or to wind down the day with another equatorial lightshow of a sunset. For most people a quick browse on any of the local realty sites makes for disheartening confirmation that turning this dream into a reality is unaffordable. For those that dream of owning a Nosara ocean view property at a price they can afford then the good news is your ticket may have just come up!!

vfg9Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend half a million dollars to acquire ocean view land in Nosara….if you know where to look. If you’re seeking a property with spectacular ocean views, zero dust, cool breezes in a secluded area and at a price both affordable and financially smart then you should probably keep reading.

8A ten minute drive South from Cafe de Paris there is a road that deviates East. After a short drive you arrive at the foothills of the surrounding mountains that are home to these lots. This development began when two friends from New York who were avid surfers and Nosara residents came together to create a high end yet affordable community. Part of an exclusive residential community, these lots are high on a mountaintop which overlooks a tropical fusion of jungle, ocean and blue sky. The verdant landscape below coupled with an abundance of flora, fauna and rolling waterfalls all combine to make this community the ultimate secluded tropical retreat.

14All of these lots are ready to go with water, electricity, and level building pads perfect for a family home. Despite the natural beauty and fantastic potential of this development the true value of this community may lie in the developers commitment to maintaining the environments natural aesthetic. Such projects are rapidly being held up as the future of environmentally conscious development and thus make for a great financial and sustainable investment.
Lots start at $100k up to $225k with sizes ranging from 850 – 9,000m2.  8 lots are sold and 15 more remain available. For more information on these lots contact us now.


Sunset Peak – One more reason Nosara is first choice for retreat organizers

Sunset Peak is currently for sale. Click this link to view the 

SPKAs Nosara further cements it’s position as one of Central Americas leading holistic hotspots it’s no surprise that the local retreat centers are taking a precedent setting number of reservations. Whether it be yoga, surf, health and fitness, or conferences and weddings, rest assured that there’s a place in Nosara which has you covered. Well now there’s a new kid on the block and if early reports are any indication it’s already set to be one of the local retreat industry forerunners.



SPPOne year ago, after prospective buyer Luis Davila saw the practically limitless potential of the property now known as Sunset Peak he immediately knew he’d discovered a place, that with the correct nurturing could soar above and beyond the competition. After signing on the dotted line with full confidence that a little tender loving care was all that was needed to awaken the latent possibilities inherent in this stunning property, he went from prospective buyer to proud new owner. “In a place as SPQincredible as Nosara you don’t have to search too far to find bliss, particularly when many of your clients are traveling from places where constant sunshine, warm breezes, perfect waves and natural beauty aren’t as abundant as they are in Nosara” said Luis. “But there are certain places to stay around the world where the management mission statement is to take guests beyond bliss. The level of customer service needed to achieve this is immense, however just as important is the location. As soon as I saw Sunset Peak I knew that having this as a location for a multipurpose retreat center was a no brainer.”

SPMOne Glimpse from the Rancho at the edge of Sunset Peak’s expansive outer Terrace is enough to appreciate what Luis was thinking. Set back from the huge pool, and scattered with native wood furnishings it serves as the perfect place for anything from a yoga class, to a dining location unparalleled for treating guests to the sublime light show of a Pacific Sunset.

SPOThe 2 acres on which Sunset Peak sits comprises a large main house with 4 bedrooms, and a second living area with 2 bedrooms. Sunset Peak can comfortably accommodate up to 15 guests. As well as being perfect for retreat groups, Sunset Peak is also available as a vacation rental. For more information check out the new website, or contact Nosara Real Estate Report.











Tennis is now a true lifestyle option at 506

cIts no secret that in addition to yoga and surfing Costa Rica offers an immense range of outdoor activities to get the heart racing. In a country where you can find fun ways to exercise at every turn it comes as no surprise that tennis in Costa Rica is proving such a hit, and spearheading this surge in popularity is the town of Nosara. While this may seem a bold statement one need look no further than the fact that in a town so small there now exists three separate areas housing tennis courts. In 2008 there were only 3 tennis courts in Nicoya, 2 in dTamarindo and a small number of others in private residences scattered around the Guanacaste peninsular. It is courtesy of Club Colibri, Nosara Tennis club and the continuous improvements being made at the 506 community development that only six years later Nosara has more courts than any other town on the Guanacaste peninsular. In a town famed primarily for surfing and yoga one man is confident enough in the future of Nosara as a Central American tennis mecca to put his money where his mouth is.

aIn the three years since North Carolina expat Sam Carver broke ground on the 506 tennis development it’s already played host to a Costa Rican national doubles final and the Costa Rican equivalent of the Davies cup. In addition to attracting high level coaching clinics from the United States 506 has made significant moves to encourage local talent, and now holds regular clinics specifically aimed at grooming local youngsters into serious competitors. “I always knew there were kids in Costa rica who would be great at tennis if they were given the opportunity” says Sam. “We now run affordable clinics for 7-9 and 9-11 year old local kids. bIt’s very exciting to see this really becoming part of the community and it’s encouraging that it’s got so popular in such a short time. Three years ago we had a big field and a plan to build two tennis courts and develop it from there. 3 years later we’ve got 3 tennis courts and we have the condo project.”

gWhile 506 is helping youngsters realize dreams of tennis stardom, the ‘condo project’ Sam is referring to is helping people to realize another dream – owning a great coastal property at an affordable price. The Hidden Palms condos are a mere 30 second walk from the tennis courts, and if any further proof was required that this place was truly a tennis flovers dream, one need simply check out the tennis court shaped swimming pool around which the condos have been created. “The condos are something for people who love tennis, who love Costa Rica and who want to invest in a community they can enjoy for the rest of their lives” says Sam. “This week we’ve had people staying from Australia, Chile, Greece, France, Argentina and Costa Rica. eThere’s a really eclectic international mix of people brought together by a simple love of tennis. Eventually there will be a total of 12 condos all of which represent a great option for those looking to live here, retire here, generate rental income or just visit for a fantastic vacation in paradise.”

kSo if you’re a tennis lover, yogi, surfer or just someone searching for an opportunity to own a slice of paradise at a price that doesn’t break the bank, a viewing of the Hidden Palms development should be at the top of your to-do list. For more information on how to be a part of this exciting new project contact us now.


New businesses set to go in Nosara!!

 The hotels are filling up, the dust masks are standard issue and seldom does a single wave go unridden. The 2014 Nosara high season has started with a bang, and the increase in visitors has given rise to some cool new businesses up and running in town. Check out the Nosara Real Estate Reports guide to the latest offerings from it’s business community.


La Bodega Mercado

labodeg3What – Anyone recall Panchos? Well forget whatever you remember because the whole spot now has a brand new face courtesy of the of the team that dreamed up La Bodega Mercado. The love that’s gone into the place is evident as soon as you step in. From the incredible wine selection, the full range of superfoods, the spice and flour range, the brand new dĂ©cor, through to the tunes that will have you dancing while you shop.

The new owners have left no stone unturned in their quest to provide Nosara residents with fresh and alternative produce at unbeatable prices. La Bodega has just opened and is already a hit with local residents. Expect more great things in the very near future including a deli section featuring the full range of outrageously tasty juices from Go-Juice.

labodega2Where – Left turn coming from Playa Guiones at 5 points, midway down the road to Playa Pelada on the left

When – Weekdays and Saturday 8AM-7PM Sunday 10AM-5PM

Contact – 2682-0282



crbarWhat – Rumblings regarding whats happening with this as yet nameless space have been traversing the Nosara coconut wire for some time now. After speaking with the team taking over the place Nosara Real Estate Report can confirm that plans are underway for a Costa Rican Gastropub with a ton of heart, designed to remind people that despite the westernization of Playa Guiones, we still live in Costa Rica. Expect great music, awesome food, insane beers and unforgettably good times at prices that reflect the true Costa Rican experience. Be excited!!

Where – Next to el ferreteria

When – Soon enough!

Contact – TBA

El Centro Comercial

bombaWhat – The new Nosara commercial center currently has a Liquor store/Minisuper and a souvenir shop. With a few spare units running adjacent to these it probably won’t be long before a few new businesses move in. Watch this space!



Living Cafe

nosara1What – Building on the success of the previous season the Living Cafe is back with a brand new menu. This menu features a wide range of unique signature dishes that are currently proving wildly popular with guests. Whether it be The Whole Shabang, The Divine Calling or the Blue Rhapsody all items on the menu are as delicious as their inventive names would suggest. The smoothies and desserts are equally glorious. If you haven’t yet checked out the Living Cafe yet you’re in for a treat.

Where – The Living Hotel – Playa Guiones North

When – Currently 8AM-4PM but dinner opening coming soon

Contact – 8377 0037 / 2682 5201

Go juice

gojuice gojuice2What – In bygone days the mere mention of a ‘food truck’ would conjure images of a dilapidated trailer doling out noxious, greasy food and empty calories. Times have changed. Thanks to popular chefs and quirky foodies getting in on the act the modern day food truck has become a celebration of fine cuisine. After washing down the Poke Tuna bowl (raw poke tuna over sushi rice with ginger, sesame and soy sauce) with one of Go Juices freshly blended range of juices it becomes clear that ‘fresh cuisine’ is the surefire mandate for Playa Guiones first food truck. If you haven’t experienced the Go Juice food truck then it should be at the top of your to do list because raw fruit and vegetables never tasted so damn good.

Where – At the intersection to the North Entrance of Playa Guiones

When – 8AM-5PM Everyday

Contact – 8682-4692

Nosara Surf Academy

kimboWhat – Strictly speaking, Nosara Surf Academy is not a new business, however the location has changed and it looks set to become stronger than ever. Nosara Surf Academy has used it’s established history of success as a platform to move onwards and upwards. The new office boasts a huge quiver of new surfboards and if you thought the previous location at The Gilded Iguana was good, wait until you see where they are now.

kimbo2Where –  At the intersection to the North end of Playa Guiones

When – 7.30AM-5.30PM

Contact-8535-5855 / 2682 0309


iquadWhat – Again, not a new business but one which has changed locations and still promises the same incredible service that has established it as Nosaras leading ATV tour and rental company. If you’ve yet to experience rolling through the Guanacaste hills and rivers perched on one of these things then you should make it a priority.

iquad2Where – 50M past the Frogpad in Casa Limon

When – 9AM-5PM Everyday

Contact – 8629-8349


sadfWhat – Despite an element of mystery surrounding the spot formerly known as Pacific Azul we have it on good authority that the space will soon be transformed into a rotisserie chicken eatery named ‘Macho’ restaurant. For more info you’ll just have to wait until it opens.

Where – Opposite Kaya Sol on the former Pacifico Azul location

When – Opening hours TBA

Contact – 2682-0700

Solo Bueno

solobueno2What – Remember the ultra chill, surf shack hostel on the way to the North entrance of Playa Guiones? Well, it’s undergone a major facelift, and after major work and a whole lotta love it was recently unveiled to the public. Anyone who attended the recent Caricaco Festival opening party is now well aware that despite the changing vibe of Solo Bueno the place is at least as cool, and arguably infinitely cooler than it used to be. Solo Bueno restaurant and bar is now open for business with a menu featuring insane mojitos, seared scallops, New York strip steak and a range of dishes concocted from the days freshest ingredients. Watch this space for coming live entertainment.

solobuenoWhere – Look for the signs 250m down on the left when heading to the beach on the North Playa Guiones road

When – 11.30AM – 10PM

Contact – 2682-1284


RAD Boutique

zxcvWhat – If it’s clothes you’re looking for then Playa Guiones has a wealth of options, providing those clothes are boardshorts, tank tops, T-shirts and Yoga Pants. But if you’re after something a little more elegant then RAD boutique has got you covered. As the restaurants and nightlife in Playa Guiones head more upmarket RAD boutique was created to fill the long overlooked gap in the market pdfkmhbto provide elegant, stylish ladies clothing and accessories. Despite being around last season the owner of RAD Boutique has taken it up a notch and now operates out of a great location on Guiones High Street. Definitely worth checking out.

Where – Follow the upper terrace steps from Cafe De Paris. RAD boutique is just before Howling Monkey Tours.

When – Mon – Sat 10AM-4PM

Contact – 8320-6377



tibidaboWhat – Tibidabo offers an enticing range of traditional Spanish dishes including paella, imported meats and cheeses and some seriously habit-forming desserts. Maximum culinary love in an elegant minimalist setting with great service, great styling and great food.

Where – Driving to the beach on the Central Playa Guiones Entrance take the first left after Coldwell Banker

When – 12PM-10PM everyday except Tuesdays

Contact – 2682-0837

Nosara Love

love2What – As Nosara shifts towards becoming increasingly upmarket it’s refreshing when something comes along to remind us of the towns hippy roots. Susana and Manolo have done exactly that in the shape of Nosara Love. This stunning little bohemian boutique was constructed from recycled wood and represents a truly unique way to display their impressive loverange of ladies clothing, leather accessories and jewelry. All of the products on offer at Nosara Love were made in Costa Rica by small independent family companies and this place should surely serve as a blueprint for the future approach to business planning in Nosara.

Where –  On the land between Cachos Surf School

When – 10AM-6PM

Contact – 2682-0182

Chorotega Surf School

chorotegaWhat – Two of Nosaras best and most well established surf instructors have decided to branch out and start their own surf school. Much as you’d expect from a surf school run by instructors of this caliber the list of happy customers is huge. As the Playa Guiones surf instruction market steadily grows expect these guys to be at the front of the pack.

Where – Chorotega operates out of Momma Rosa Hotel.

When – All year round

Contact – 8518-9495


Nosara Concierge

NC3What – Whats better than a Costa Rican vacation? Nothing! Unless of course during the course of that vacation everything from your accommodations, personal chef, adventure tours, spa services and literally everything else you can imagine has been taken care of before you arrive. Nosara concierge was created to provide all of the above and more, with the sole aim of guaranteeing its clients the most stress free vacation possible. The word vacation literally means to ‘leave behind’ and if you’re the kind of person who intends to do exactly that then Nosara Concierge is there to exceed your expectations.

NC2Where – Nosara Concierge has an office behind Bagelmens

When – Year Round



Sunset peak

SP3What – This 2 acre private property has recently been transformed into a luxury haven for family and friends, retreat groups, destination wedding groups and anyone looking to spend an incredible vacation in Nosara. Sunset peak is perched atop of Las Huacas mountain, and despite the revamp the view remains as spectacular as ever. Sunset peak boasts an expansive main house, a double and single cabina, a huge swimming pool, outdoor bar area, a beautiful rancho, and a few thousand square meters of lush gardens to explore.

Where – Las Huacas Mountain

When – All year round



Costa Rica Reef Adventures

chimoWhat – If science devised a way to hardwire a sonic fishfinder device to someones brain then the result would be local Nosara legend Allan (chimpi) Matarrita. Actually, for the sake of accuracy his name is now Captain Matarrita because he just went and got himself a sweet new boat. In addition to half day and full day fishing tours services include sunset cruises and marine life watching tours. Despite being the new kid on the block early reports indicate great things.

Where – Playa Garza

When – All year round

Contact – 8612-2347 or check out the Costa Rica Reef Adventures Facebook page.




The must-read guide to selling property in Nosara

So you’ve decided to sell your property in Costa Rica – what next?


How will you trust a real estate agency to sell your Nosara property? In whom do you put your faith to provide you with the right care and to secure the highest possible sales price? Remax Nosara’s commitment to fully meeting these needs reflects why its reputation with both buyers and sellers is unparalleled. We are here to handle the stress so you don’t have to. However, even with the support of the best in the business, sellers often overlook a plain fact: whether it be land, a house, condo or commercial space, unless your property is the bargain of the century, selling it can be an involved process. This requires first rate management from experienced professionals with excellent communication skills.

Despite the Costa Rican property market exhibiting encouraging signs that the effects of the 2008 financial crisis are now in the rear view mirror, memory persists. Buyers still remain selective about where they choose to invest their life savings. Additionally, at Remax we often find that sellers have the same questions and concerns, and frequently make identical mistakes during the selling process. In order to address this we have put together the following simple guide for those about to place their property on the market. While reading this, also know that the Remax staff is always on hand to assist you directly at any point during the period in which your property is listed with us.

So you’ve decided to sell your Costa Rican property. What next?

Let’s kickoff by highlighting some of the mistakes that we see recurring most frequently, and more importantly, how to avoid them. Some may seem obvious but we feel their inclusion is beneficial to all, particularly first time sellers.

Over-pricing the property:

house-and-cash-on-scaleGranted, it may seem silly to mention, but the fact is too many properties simply aren’t priced correctly these days. Contrary to popular belief, any realtor worth his/her salt knows that their job is not to “sell” a property, and often won’t waste everyone’s time showing it if they consider it overpriced. Another myth is clients with the necessary disposable income to be able to buy a second property are inherently savvy. Often even these people are nervous about buying a home in a foreign country. A great realtor knows that their primary role is to win the respect and trust of clients and allow them to make informed decisions with confidence. Your property needs to sell itself. The first and most important step towards this is ensuring that it comes with the appropriate number attached. Methods of valuation include the following:

  1. Owner’s Value:  What the owner thinks it’s worth.
  2. Investment / Income Value: This is determined by the current value of future income from the property and incorporates it into the price an investor would be willing to pay.
  3. Comparative / Market Value: Numbers stemming from data collected on recently sold properties with similar characteristics.
  4. Actual Value: The old adage “It’s only worth what someone is willing to pay for it” applies here. The price reflects the dollar number that a willing seller receives from a willing buyer. In simple terms the price for which the property is sold.
  5. Replacement / Cost Value:  This is determined by analyzing the site as a whole. How much is the land worth and what would it cost to build a similar structure (minus depreciation).

If you want to sell your property (as opposed to merely having the property for sale) then pricing it appropriately cannot be overemphasized. Rest assured that Remax Nosara is here not only to help you with a realistic valuation but also to show you how to effectively maximize that value.


Ensure the paperwork is in order


Selling a property requires a number of correct documents. If any of these documents contain errors or ambiguities then administrative problems will occur. When a prospective seller approaches Remax to list with us, we request the following:

  • The plano
  • The title deed to ensure the property is free and clear and is not subject to legal dispute.
  • The original building plans or permits (particularly for new or recent builds).
  • Municipality declarations. These must be updated every 5 years.
  • Receipts proving that land taxes have been paid.
  • Receipts proving that corporation taxes have been paid if the property is held by a corporation.

Unmarked boundaries

neighbourWhile the problem of a property without clearly marked boundaries is a relatively minor one, it is significant enough to deserve a mention here. When viewing a potential property, buyers like to see exactly what it is they may be purchasing. Costa Rican law states that a property must be marked with a fence yet this is often overlooked. As part of the due diligence process, Remax Nosara uses experienced surveyors to mark property boundaries according to GPS data. In a number of cases the GPS data highlights a discrepancy between what the owner thinks the borders are and what the law states they are. Correct title deeds and documented proof of exact border dimensions save time and money.

Basic maintenance


Paramount in the sale of any property is the buyers’ first impression of the place. The frequency with which we receive properties that are a total mess still surprises us. Inexpensive things like paint, varnish and even cleaning are all too often overlooked. The priority for most of our clients is good value, however the way a property makes them feel is also of great importance. In today’s market only a small portion of potential buyers can look past their emotions far enough to envision the future potential of a property. Instead of worrying about how long it will take to paint or wondering why the yard is still filled with junk from previously messy renters, the buyer needs to be admiring the view and picturing themselves enjoying their new life in a fresh, clean environment. The visual appeal of a well-maintained property infinitely outweighs that of one in need of repair. While we receive some properties that require extensive improvements, often we receive many that are are simply in need of some basic, inexpensive TLC. Fixing up a property before listing it is truly one of the best investments you can make and pays real dividends when it comes to selling.


realtor-commission-tshirtWhile this may seem self-serving to include here, the fact is a number of smart sellers have begun to offer slightly higher realtor commissions than the standard 6%. At Remax Nosara we treat every client with the same high levels of care and attention. However if the possibility exists whereby we may make a little more money from a higher commission on a sale then it follows that those properties will be pushed and promoted that much harder. If your property has been on the market longer than you would like, then a wise alternative to lowering the price may be offering the realtors a higher commission. Showing us that you appreciate our time and efforts is surefire way to guarantee that we will put in the extra effort for you.

So why Remax?

The alarming number of self proclaimed “professionals” emerging to add to the already overabundant supply of Nosara realtors can be overwhelming. Never before has your choice regarding who oversees the sale of your property been more crucial. Remax Nosara understands that the sale of your land or investment property is one of the most vitally important decisions you may ever make. We pride ourselves on ensuring that the selling experience is a positive one for all. We work tirelessly to provide our clients with the necessary edge by offering a level of service that far exceeds our competitors. We consider a relationship built on trust essential to ensuring the satisfaction of all with whom we deal. We take these relationships very seriously and promise you the following:

  • To follow the instructions you have given us based on the best available information we have given you.
  • To convey any and all offers made on your property.
  • To provide honest market appraisals.
  • To keep you informed at all times.
  • To maintain full confidentiality.
  • To always act in your best interests.