Love Life? Love People? Consider Owning a Hotel in Costa Rica

So, what’s it really like to own a hotel in Costa Rica? Do you think you have what it takes and if you do, how do you find the best location? With more and more people leaving their inner city jobs, changing countries and moving to warmer climes, can setting up a tourist business such as hotel, be a lucrative venture? The answer? Well, it really depends on what sort of person you are!

Success is right under your nose!

Aside from finding the right property in the right location a successful hotel owner knows that living abroad adds another element into the mix. With a different language and culture you might be tempted to rely on trade from your native country – with disastrous consequences. Never underestimate the importance of attracting the local tico tourist.

Walk the walk and talk the talk

One of the key factors in hotel ownership success is how well you integrate with your local community. Getting connected and networking with the locals will help you attract visitors from within Costa Rica and provide a much needed boost during low season. But where to begin? Well, a few suggestions include reaching out to local suppliers to demonstrate your commitment to the local economy and get involved in community events and fundraisers.

Please Please Me

Hotel owners agree that there are an endless amount of ways to please guests – with the hope that they will return and recommend your vacation accommodation to friends and family. If you genuinely like helping and pleasing people, putting smiles on their faces, then you are on to a winner because that is what the hotel business is all about – and if you own a tourist business in one of the most beautiful places in the world – you already have a head start!

Have You Got Talent?

Most Costa Rica hotel owners would agree that you’ll never know when a certain skill or talent will come in handy. For many small hotel owners, the ability to carry out quality repairs on their property has helped them when it comes to their profit margin. If you have a genuine competence in about plumbing, carpentry and electrics you can save yourself a fortune.

Buying an Existing Business

If you have never run a tourism business before, buying an existing hotel is a great option, especially if you are moving to another country and you will already have clients and the infrastructure.

Whales and Dolphins Hotel – Costa Ballena, South Pacific

Priced to sell, the Whales and Dolphins hotel is a viable business opportunity located in the welcoming community of Uvita in Costa Rica’s South Pacific. Now on the market for a reduced price of $1,150,000, this amazing property boasts 4 master suites and 16 standard rooms that feature magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean. Along with two infinity edge pools, a world class restaurant, rain forest bar, gift shop and an observation deck, this Eco resort and Spa is a once in a lifetime opportunity. With a solid reputation for its sustainable tourism industry, the South Pacific of Costa Rica is known as one of the country’s most popular eco destinations.

In harmony with Costa Rica’s commitment to protect the natural environment and to allow visitors to experience the nations incredible biodiversity, the Whales and Dolphins Eco resort and Spa is the perfect accommodation choice for many tourists visiting this beautiful country.

Eco Tourism Destination – South Pacific, Costa Rica

Nestled into the lush tropical mountainsides above the famous sand bar known as the “Whales Tail” located in Costa Ballena’s National Park, the Whales and Dolphins complex is situated in the South Pacific’s prime location.

A once secluded area, the South Pacific was an unknown paradise waiting to be explored. Fast-forward to today and this area has experienced incredible growth. Escaping mass development that has marked other coastal areas, towns such as Uvita are thriving through a measured combination of tourism, real estate and commerce.

With multimillion dollar infrastructure improvements resulting in improved highways and shorter driving times, this area is now opening up its wonders to many investors looking to profit from the hospitality industry.

The Whales and Dolphins Hotel is one of the best and most profitable opportunities available for sale along the “Costa Ballena” near the coast community of Uvita. With vacationers favoring an environmentally friendly business along with Costa Rica’s increasing tourism figures, investing in the Whales and Dolphins Eco resort and Spa is a win-win investment.

James Drews

James Drews

Vice President, Sales. Age 43 Prior to co-founding VESTA GROUP, James moved to Costa Rica in 1996 and began his real estate career here by co-founding Dominical Realty. In 2001, the company obtained a Coldwell Banker independent franchise, and three years later partnered with another Coldwell Banker franchise in Costa Rica to become Vesta Group, the Master-Franchise-holder for the entire country. As a member of the Global Association of Realtors and the U.S.-based National Association of Realtors, the Master Franchise has already grown to ten (10) offices throughout the country, with several more currently in process. James is married to a Costa Rican, and proud father of 3 daughters ages 7,10, and 20. James, is well respected among the local and foreign community, and carries high ethical standards, and a hard working family man that seeks to provide his customers with the best level of service possible. James goes out of his way to seek out new frontiers that are ahead of the wave, and specializes in rural and remote farmland, developing land and collecting legacy type of properties. Surfing big waves, fishing, hiking, and travel are favorite pastimes. Daily goal is a new discovery. Approaching 20 years of living in Costa Rica, James knows his territory well, and has much love for his new country and it's people, and will guide you well, and share his resources and local knowle​d​ge with you to make your new venture successful.​ ​