Top 8 inspiring homes to retire and live in Costa Rica

          1.    Bali Style Home ‘In the Clouds’ Atenas, Costa Rica

Comprised of several pavilions with the main living areas being separate from the sleeping quarters.  The main living areas are oversized with wall to wall windows and doors taking advantage of the stunning ocean and mountain views.  The spaces are impressive with high, rustic beam and cane ceilings, cozy fireplace, and rustic tile floors. 



2.    Magnificent Spanish Colonial in the Hills of Atenas, Costa Rica

Stunning new home, built in the traditional Spanish colonial style by a U.S. builder, offers you all the luxury of a 5 star resort.  You enter this well appointed three bedroom, three bath home through double iron doors, into a small entryway with another set of double wood ‘cedro’ doors.  Once you get a glimpse behind the impressive wood doors, you feel you have been transported to Andalusia.  Opening onto a stunning courtyard where you encounter the refreshing sound of water from the beautiful swimming pool, lush tropical landscape and wrap around porches that allow access to the living raeas and bedrooms suits.


3.    Provincial Estate in the Hills of Santa Ana, Costa Rica

As you enter the main residence you are refreshed by a small ‘espejo de agua’ refection pond with lush tropical foliage.  To the right of the entryway you find the spacious master suite complete with a spa quality en suite bathroom complete with large soaking tub, walk-in shower and double vanities.  There is also a well organized walk-in closet.  Off the master suite you will find private gardens and a terrace for your pleasure.  This is the ultimate in luxury. 


4.    Stunning Country Villa Atenas, Costa Rica

The property is set on a hill top with a long, private, gated entrance.  Surrounded by coffee plantations and cattle ranches, offering peace, tranquility, “pura vida” and spectacular views of San Jose and the Central Valley, both night and day. The home has a traditional “colonial” layout (U shape), with two distinct wings that are separated by a beautiful garden courtyard, complete with fountain and tropical plantings.


5.    Hilltop Country Villa in La Gartia, Costa Rica

This beautiful country villa sits on a 7,067 m2 (1.75 acres) lot, surrounded by lush, tropical gardens. The property is strategically located on a hilltop allowing virtually 360 degree incredible and unobstructed views across the various mountain ranges of the central valley. In the distance during the summer months, tucked between two mountains, one can see a perfect slice of the Pacific Ocean glimmering in the magnificent sunsets.


6.    Luxurious Hilltop Estate with Beautiful Views of The Central Valley, Atenas, Costa Rica

Perched atop a hill at an elevation of 2,800 ft, the altitude allows you to experience the perfect temperatures that only Atenas’ microclimate has to offer (day time high temperatures @ 28°C/82F and overnight lows in the mid 18°C/60’sF). The estate has, hands down, one of the best views in all of Atenas with sparkling city lights of the San Jose city strip and the majestic mountains surrounding the property.


7.    Rock Star Pad in Atenas, Costa Rica

Designed to optimize the stunning views this Atenas home features large open living areas with floor to ceiling plate glass windows and collapsable door systems, eco friendly alcohol fireplace, electric metal shutters on the west side of the home, gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, custom hardwood cabinetry, marble countertops and stainless steel appliances.


8.    Estate Style Living Villa Mariposa Atenas, Costa Rica

This home was designed for entertaining, and the wrap around porches are ideal for outdoor living and entertaining. The beautiful infinity swimming pool, has a shallow, swim-out area, great for children or lounge chairs.