Enjoy a better quality of life by investing in Costa Rica homes for sale

Ranked as the world´s happiest country in 2010 by the New Economics Forum Happy Planet Index, Costa Rica is a green nation that boasts some of Latin America best social indicators. Amongst the happy residents of this country are a number of expats, which have relocated to the country and invested in Costa Rica homes for sale. With property appreciation values continuing their solid upward trend, many retirees are relocating to Costa Rica to enjoy a better quality of life.


Considered to be one of the best countries to retire in, Costa Rica is positioned in the top 10 of International Living Magazine´s annual World Retirement Index. Rated highly for its thriving real estate market, Costa Rica homes for sale offer retirees a secure investment. Saving money through low property tax, affordable hired help and low cost fruit and vegetables, prices for purchasing Costa Rica homes for sale are still very affordable. With many attractive deals for buying Costa Rica homes for sale throughout the country, many retirees either opt to live on the sunny Pacific coast or the west side of the San Jose province.


The Pacific coast of Costa Rica offers retirees an active lifestyle with a range of outdoor activities. With sports fishing, scuba diving, horseback riding, canopy tours and sailing, retirees can enjoy coastal living at its best. Areas such as Santa Ana and Escazu in the Central Valley are developed real estate markets and offer a variety of Costa Rica homes to choose from. The locations of Santa Ana and Escazu are well suited for retirees looking to enjoy a lifestyle full of modern amenities. With a variety of fine restaurants and bars, country clubs, gyms, malls, clinics and world class hospital, this area is perfect for those looking for a tropical lifestyle without sacrificing modern day luxuries.

John Wieland

John Wieland

John currently believes that this is the best time in history to being a buyer in Costa Rica. He studies global markets and the flow of funds meticulously and is seeing an upswing. He is currently working with Haute Living Magazine to promote a higher quality of luxury homes to discerning clientele throughout the US. He is rigorous in his pursuit to expand such marketing efforts and visits prominent markets like Los Angeles, Miami, New York and more to build upon his network of affluent brokers. As the President of Coldwell Banker Costa Rica’s nine offices, his #1 Priority for his franchisees’ is training. With an ever-changing industry, he carefully reviews the performance of each office and is committed to helping each succeed. He is committed to growing the brand in Costa Rica from nine offices by implementing systems and a useful business tools that brings all the offices together. A visionary and consummate professional, John saw the benefit of starting an alliance amongst other brokerages and in 2008, spearheaded Southern Pacific Alliance of Realtors (SPAR). Although this may be his most challenging work, the sustainability of this business model has already proven to be a tremendous success and benefit for the area brokers. He has built networks spanning multiple countries and is committed to providing the highest level of client service. John, a self-proclaimed wine snob, currently resides in Playa Uvita where he often chooses wine from his hidden stash while his wife prepares something fantastic to pair with it. They continue to travel and visited Spain and Germany and also enjoyed a trip to visit family in California & Arizona. He has purchased a couple properties this year and has plans to build their family home next year in Ballena. An avid golfer, he was able to tick off Torrey Pines in San Diego and PGA Championship in Palm Beach from his bucket list. He is currently reading such books like “The One Thing”, “Business Adventures”, “Tomorrow’s Gold” and “The Clipper Ship Strategy” while also finding time to play the guitar for his wife and daughter.” Keep an eye for his new love of writing on his blog and other various industry platforms.