Saturday, December 28, 2019

Buying land in Carara Mountain, Costa Rica

A few weeks ago, my friend Raymond took me to his home in Tarcoles, Costa Rica to spend a weekend there with my family. For those who do not know Tarcoles, it is a small ocean side town that lies right on the outskirt of northern Puntarenas in Costa Rica. It is a nice peaceful town with a lot of indoor and outdoor activities that is also close to the Carara National Park.

On our way there, we took a short Cruz up the mountain because he wanted to show me the view. He said that this is best ocean view in Costa Rica and that it was worth the stop. We did just that and I was speechless. I have been in Costa Rica for almost two decades now and I had never seen such a beautiful view in my life.

James shows me the Carara Ocean View Resort Community 

I asked him if they was any land available in the area. This is because after seeing the view, I was seriously considering buying some real estate in the Carara area. However, I was a bit skeptical about whether I could afford it or not. Thus, I was kind of exploring the market with Raymond. Even though Raymond is not in the real estate business, he does know a lot of people.

He told me that he knows a guy called James who is the caretaker of the Carara Ocean View Resort and that he could introduce me.

He did just that and I found that Buying land in Carara Mountain is affordable and well worth it. A few lots are still available starting at around $75,000 and up. However, if you do not want to build your own home, you can also buy some that are already built.

Decisions, Decision… 

At the moment, I am still debating whether I want to buy a piece of property there as an investment or just sell my house in Escazu and live in Carara Full time. The advantage of living there is that James the caretaker does everything for you and my friend Raymond is just a few minutes away.

On the other hand, I really do like my house in Escazu and am not sure if I want to move to the mountain. Maybe if my Sportsbook PayPerHead business gets better this year I will be able to afford both!

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