Welcome to Papagayo Real Estate in Playas del Coco, Guanancaste

Your Resource for the Top Beach Properties in Costa Rica and a Healthier Way of Living


Welcome to Papagayo Real Estate, a comprehensive tool for buyers and sellers in the Papagayo Gulf (or Golfo de Papagayo, located on the Nicoya Peninsula in the Guanacaste province.) I will provide all the resources necessary to make an informed decision regarding your purchase or sale of a Costa Rica home, condo, or land. 


Out of necessity, we have all become familiar with the concept of location-independent lifestyles (being remote workers or digital nomads). And since you’re on this webpage, we know that you’ve realized that this shift in the workplace culture means that you could live and work in paradise and have more money by lowering your cost of living. It is also a great investment opportunity. There are several reasons why the Papagayo Gulf is a smart move:


Accessibility: When working remotely or retiring outside your home country, it’s smart to consider the time zone and the flight time (which really affects the cost) wherever you work or where your relatives are. Liberia, 30 minutes away, has the closest airport. It’s a mere 3-hour flight to Miami and 4 hours to Houston. From there, you can connect to anywhere in North America and the rest of the world. That makes the summer migration lifestyle no problem, and some even make multiple trips a year if they don’t live here permanently. 


Tourism-based Economy: Living in a vacation hotspot means more amenities and conveniences that make life easier and more enjoyable. Fantastic beaches, hiking, restaurants, and hotels with infinity pools await you after your 9 to 5. It’s not some sleepy beach town; an international melting pot of successful individuals has made this their home. 


Strong and Growing Infrastructure: Fiber-optic internet lines in Costa Rica grew by 146% from 2019 to 2020. The Government has a clear incentive to improve the infrastructure even further. The digital nomad visa law in the works is called “Law to Attract International Workers and Remote Service Providers” can it be any clearer that Costa Rica is making itself as attractive and comfortable as possible for people exactly like you? (It is legislative bill number 22215, just in case you want to put that in your Google Alerts.) 


Perfect Climate: Unlike the rest of the Caribbean, the Papagayo Gulf is popular for most of the year since the weather is milder. This is also why the area is more developed, and the majority of luxury hotels and all-inclusive resorts are located here. It encourages a slower pace of life that allows you to enjoy the exquisite landscape around you—a higher return on investment under any circumstances.   


Health and Wellness Destination: Medical tourism (especially for dental work) is increasing. Medical Services are professional and on par with the United States. The whole Nicoya Peninsula is considered an International Blue Zone, with more centenarians than most. It shows you what hot springs, hikes, water sports, great food, and an active lifestyle can do for you. 


Property Laws: Amazingly, foreigners and locals have the same rights and follow the same laws when buying property in Costa Rica. The Costa Rican constitution protects property ownership. You don’t even need to live in Costa Rica to buy a property or own land. You can buy and own with a tourist visa - and possibly even secure residency. 


Considering all of the above, ask yourself whether you’re ready to change the pace, quality, (and possibly the length) of your life while lowering your cost of living. If so, please reach out to me, and I will work with you to make your dreams a reality, as I have done so for so many clients. Pura Vida~Lisa








A home search in a foreign country can become overwhelming, but you can count on me to find you a property and guide you through the process smoothly. I take pride in helping people throughout the Guanacaste area with all their real estate needs.  As a resident of Costa Rica for over ten years and have lived here for over 17 years, you can rest assured when you work with me toward the sale or purchase of your home, and you can count on me to be there for you every step of the way with expert guidance and personalized service.  I enjoy working with my clients, and I am dedicated to your real estate and personal success.  In addition, I'm driven to help you make the most of your buying or selling opportunities throughout the region. I am available 7 days a week and would appreciate the opportunity to earn your trust. 




Lisa is Featured in the April 2021 Edition 






Lisa helped us find a perfect home in Costa Rica. She worked hard before we arrived for our house hunting trip finding homes that fit our needs and budget, and unlike many realtors, she actually stayed in our budget range. After we arrived and learned more about the area and the country we found our original plans changed and Lisa was able to quickly find properties that were right in line with what we really were looking for.

~Bette and Tom V.




"My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Lisa last year when we were purchasing our rental property. As you can imagine, it can be a scary thing to purchase outside the United States. We searched website after website but kept coming back to Lisa’s, and we are so happy we did. Lisa was awesome to work with, and she was flexible and dependable. The searching and buying process went very smoothly, and we couldn't have been happier..."

~Frank & Sarah T.