Meet Our Customers

Las Villas de San Buenas has a diverse set of owners from around the world (eight countries and counting). Come join us in paradise!! More information here

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Our customers come from around the world and have a variety of backgrounds.

Nine Private Parks-Green Spaces in Phase 1

Las Villas de San Buenas has several phases of development. In our Residential Lots (Phase I) we have approximately 130 lots in addition to nine parks and green spaces. Some of the parks are designated for children and will have playground equipment. These parks are private and only can be used by residents of Las Villas de San Buenas.

This area of the development is managed under condominium law, which means it is a gated community and will have sidewalks and walking trails throughout. It is a great real estate option for those looking to live full time in Costa Rica as well as for those who simply want a home in a safe, fun and incredibly beautiful country.

To view our price list in our Residential Lots click here

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New Rules for Entering Panama

Costa Rica has implemented a new departure tax at all land border crossings. Historically there was no charge for crossing any land boundaries. As many visitors know there is a departure tax (now $29) for all travelers leaving via an airplane at both international airports in Costa Rica. This will only effect the people that are perpetual tourists. If you come to look at the affordable Costa Rica real estate options we offer you won’t be crossing into Panama or Nicaragua as we have villas for rent in Costa Rica and you have 90 days in the country before you need to leave. That should give you time to check things out.sustainable communities costa rica

The U.S. Embassy wishes to advise U.S. citizen travelers that there have been recent reports of Costa Rican authorities being unable to accept payment of the exit tax at land borders for technical reasons. Costa Rica charges a $7 exit tax for land border crossings. The new tax came into effect on December 2, 2013, and consists of a $5 exit tax and a $2 luggage search fee, regardless of whether the traveler has luggage or not. Travelers are encouraged to pay the $7 fee at a branch of Banco Credito Agricola (Bancredito) or another designated payment collection point BEFORE they arrive at the border station to avoid potential last minute difficulties crossing into Panama or Nicaragua. The charge is to be used to finance improvements at border crossings.

It should also be mentioned as a reminder that upon re-entering Costa Rica you will be asked to show your exit ticket out of the country. Without an exit ticket you may get turned down to re-enter Costa Rica. When coming to Costa Rica some airlines will not let you board the plane if you do not show them proof of a return or continuing on ticket to another destination.

Costa Rica Home Designs

Costa Rica Home Designs

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Request a home design package today!

We offer beautiful, custom, Costa Rica home designs for all of our owners. Additionally, our architect will work with you to ensure that the house you want, on the lot you want, fits both your requests perfectly, but also fits the lot perfectly. Customers may choose from one of our existing home designs to begin construction almost immediately. More information here

Turn Key Process

For each custom home design, we will work with you to ensure that your home in paradise is exactly what you are looking for. All floor plans and 3D models will be tailored to your needs. Once you have agreed to your design, the construction process will start.

Typically, once a design is selected it takes approximately six months to build. We handle all permits, insurance and purchasing. We provide our owners with photo updates twice-per-week.

To request a set of home designs please fill out the form here or below.

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Beautiful Custom Home Designs & Turn-Key Construction Packages

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Las Villas de San Buenas offers custom home design services for any lot owner. Customers may also choose from one of our existing home designs to begin construction almost immediately. Take a look at what Las Villas de San Buenas has to offer. Authentic. Costa Rica. Living.

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Affordable Fractional Ownership Available

Costa Rica Fractional Ownership

Las Villas de San Buenas offers simple, two-week, lifelong ownership for only $10,000 (+ a low annual fee). For information please visit this page or fill out the information request form to the right.

This Costa Rica Fractional Ownership option is the most affordable, and easiest, way to begin building your Costa Rica memories and traditions.

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The Quebrada Walk in Las Villas de San Buenas

Las Villas de San Buenas has two quebradas that cut through the development. Since all waterways in Costa Rica are open to the public any of our residents are free to enter into them from their lot or from the bridge that crosses it. 

The first obvious question, is “What is a quebrada?” 

Answer: A quebrada is a creek

I’ll be posting more photos in the next couple of days from my walk but I thought you would all enjoy this one. Atlas held the world on his shoulders – this tree is heavy enough. 🙂

The quebradas have some amazing wildlife and plant life. If you want a perfect blend of Costa Rica nature and easy access to civilized life, please be sure to consider Las Villas de San BuenasImage

Que tengas un buen dia! (have a great day!)

Nick

Update on our newest home

Our newest home in Las Villas de San Buenas is in the last 60 days of construction. This week we will be painting the interior walls. What do you think of the colors we’ve chosen?

 

External construction is almost complete.

Costa Rica Pejibayes

There is a great fruit stand near the entrance to San Buenaventura, at KM 187 from the Costanera Highway. It is where all sorts of great fruit that is grown in the nearby region. When you buy a villa in the area you will be able to get all kinds of locally grown food. We envision having a local farmers market weekly on the property in the not to distant future. We believe sustainability comes from working together and want to work with local farmers in trading for things they grow with things we grow as well as eating much of what we grow in the community.

The fruit pictured below is a bunch of pejibayes. Pejibayes are boiled and then eaten. They are starchy and similar to a potato. Ticos eat them with mayonnaise flavoured with lemon or plain mayonnaise. When they come into season they are at stands everywhere. You will even see them sold in local sodas ready to eat.

There is a town called Pejibaye not too far from Las Villas De San Buenas where they grow a lot of Pejibayes and ship them around the local region. The homes at Las Villas will be surrounded by fruit trees and other edible landscapes and ornamentals chosen by each individual owner. Park areas will also have various fruit trees and Pejibayes will most likely be one of the fruits grown on the property.

Pejibayes for sale at a local fruit stand near Las Villas de San Buenas

Hiking in the Private On-Site Reserve

Hiking Costa Rica Jungles

Las Villas de San Buenas is not only one of the most appealing Costa Rica real estate developments in the entire country, due to its great location, affordable pricing and great community, but it also has a private jungle on site. This provides guests and owners a wonderful opportunity to learn about nature, enjoy the scenery and experience wildlife not seen in any other part of costa rica hiking junglethe world.

It is common to see poison dart frogs, here toucans, howler monkeys and lapas (parrots). Hire one of our local guides for a two hour hike and you will also learn about herbal medicines and how the ancient people of Costa Rica lived off the land using the leafs, barks and roots of the plants in the jungle.

For more photos and information about his great amenity, unique to Las Villas de San Buenas, visit our dedicated page here.

The trail is well marked and has handrails (made out of bamboo) in areas where they are needed.