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Meet Our Customers

We our proud that we have had customers visit our properties from throughout the world. 

Due to COVID19 and the current travel restrictions that are in place, here’s a short video to watch and to remember Costa Rica by (and to start planning for your first/next trip).

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

Costa Rica real estate masterplan

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

Costa Rica home building
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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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

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.

Message from Management

July 2012

We have had a wonderful first two quarters of 2012 with plenty of finalizing of infrastructure and rough cuts being installed and new construction going on.

During the first week of June we started construction on our second home for a client from the USA. It is ahead of

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Our newest home under construction. It is ahead of schedule and should be completed by November 2012.

schedule and should be completed within six months of breaking ground. Our goal is to have it ready for rent for Thanksgiving 2012 – we will keep everyone updated with the status of the house and the potential availability for November.

We have rough cut in our curvy roads on our 40 acre flat area with sweeping mountain views. As you may recall, all of these lots have incredible ocean views and almost all of the lots back up to a park or green space. These parks are for the exclusive use of our owners.

We also have started cutting the first set of trails through our 18 acre jungle which is located at the upper most part of the property at approximately 1,000 feet of elevations. The views are incredible and we will be working with the local municipality and federal environmental agencies to put in a permanent environmental study work station there. During my most recent hike

Poison Dart Frog
Me holding a poison dart frog found in our 18 acre jungle

up to the top of the property we found two green poison dart frogs, a wild orchid growing and saw and heard numerous animals and wildlife.

We are now offering up to $1,000 of fly-and-buy travel credits/refunds for anyone who purchases in Las Villas de San Buenas. In addition, we will include two zipline tickets and complementary use of one of our homes for up to four days and three nights. This offer may be discontinued at anytime so act soon!

Let us know when you are planning your trip and we can help you with all the details.

Pura vida!

Nick Halverson
[email protected]

See What Our Guests Are Saying!

Muy bonito el lugar

Didier
5star rating
April 7, 2021
“Muy bonito el lugar con un gran patio trasero, piscina de buen tamaño - 2 habitaciones con su baño individual - un lugar excelente para llevar perros - pueden andar afuera sin problema. Definitivamente vamos a volver”

Incredible Place!

Juan
5star rating
December 1, 2017
The house in San Buenaventura is an incredible place. We couldn't have asked for a more relaxing and beautiful place to stay in Costa Rica. It has all of the modern amenities you could ask for and then more.

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BRAD MagicBrad GUDIM
4star rating
April 7, 2018
If you are an early riser, you will LOVE to wake and hear the birds chirping in the mornings. The villa is located in a secluded area, yet we still had easy access to get out to the community. It is surprisingly comfortable with just the ceili...

Enjoyed our Pura Vida villa

Sara
5star rating
April 21, 2019
Casa Kingfisher allowed our family to enjoy Costa Rica at an affordable price. The amenities the villa has and the service from Osa Property Management was wonderful.

4th time here!

The Girls from Texas
5star rating
March 14, 2019
Our 4th time here staying at Villa Perezoso and it never gets old! Villa Perezoso is amazing ! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality!

“Quiet and nice place”

Chris C
5star rating
September 19, 2020
“Quiet and nice place”

Me encantó!!

Karen C
5star rating
February 13, 2020
Me encantó!!

Es un refugio donde las personas encuentran la paz y tranquilidad

Alejandro L
5star rating
February 15, 2019
La casa es espectacular, la vista hacia montañas y mar es increible. Las fotos que se muestran en la pagina son iguales a la propiedad. Es un refugio donde las personas encuentran la paz y tranquilidad que andan buscando. Los locales del puebl...

Wonderful stay in Dominical

Mary
5star rating
July 22, 2021
We had a wonderful stay in Dominical. We have three kids - there is plenty of room inside and outside. Beautiful home and well appointed and easy communication

This property is Amazing!

Carl B
5star rating
May 24, 2019
This property is amazing. Clean, well equipped, overall superb. The property is for sale. I would love having enough cash to buy it!

This is a very beautiful property.

Jaeme
5star rating
March 17, 2022
This is a very beautiful property. The photos don’t capture it well enough.

Dreaming of going back

Melissa N
5star rating
August 22, 2018
We spent 7 days at Casa Lapas and have been dreaming of going back ever since. The spacious house was perfect for our family of 5. The private pool was a great place to relax in the evening watching the sunset over the ocean in the distance. T...

See What Our Guests Are Saying!

Atmosphere, views and experiences were amazing!

Jill R
5star rating
July 11, 2019
Osa Property Management was super helpful in narrowing down our interests to fit our time frame. They had great ideas and organized super cool excursions for us. They really cared about what would be a good fit for our group. The atmosphere, views...

It is a stunningly beautiful home!

Scott
5star rating
August 31, 2022
Wow, this incredible home more than lives up to the pictures. It is in a stunningly beautiful home and the setting is out of this world. The house is very private, well equipped and immaculate. We had daily visits from toucans, monkeys, coati and ...

“Quiet and nice place”

Chris C
5star rating
September 19, 2020
“Quiet and nice place”

Dreaming of going back

Melissa N
5star rating
August 22, 2018
We spent 7 days at Casa Lapas and have been dreaming of going back ever since. The spacious house was perfect for our family of 5. The private pool was a great place to relax in the evening watching the sunset over the ocean in the distance. T...

Relaxing!

Carlos
5star rating
July 22, 2021
Great place to stay. Relaxing!

Would definitely stay here again!

Eileen
5star rating
June 30, 2022
Relaxing townhouse in a beautiful golf course community overlooking the 7th hole. Access to the Country Club gym and facilities and olympic pool and more.

Breathtaking Serenity

Daphne F
5star rating
April 18, 2022
The view from the pool is stunning. Tucans came each day. You can hear the howler monkeys in the nearby jungle. So many stunning birds fly by and come eat from the gardens. The house and property is well maintained. Will return!

It was hard to say goodbye

Joseph
5star rating
June 23, 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at Gema Escondida! The villa lived up to all of our expectations. The views were spectacular as well. The place was clean and stocked with many supplies. The road to get up is challenging but the views are absolutely wor...

Me encantó!!

Karen C
5star rating
February 13, 2020
Me encantó!!

Un gran fin de semana

Dominic
5star rating
July 1, 2020
Mi familia se relajó durante el fin de semana en Casa Kingfisher. Fue un gran lugar para disfrutar del aire libre y escuchar la increíble vida salvaje.

We saw so many TOUCANS!!

Heidi
5star rating
September 15, 2019
We understand why they call this house Casa Tucan. Every day we saw toucans eating and singing in the nearby trees. They are such a pretty bird. There were plenty of other birds also (I just don't know their names). We went to Playa Hermosa (min...

Exactly what we needed

Michael
5star rating
July 10, 2018
We drove up to it and were greeted by the beautiful house, striking views of the mountains, pool...exactly what we needed.



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