About Costa Rica

Discover the Wonders of Costa Rica: A Paradise for Investment, Retirement, and Vacation

Costa Rica, a gem spanning less than 20,000 square miles, boasts unparalleled natural beauty and a plethora of reasons making it an ideal destination for investment, retirement, and vacation. From the Pacific coast's curling waves to breathtaking volcanoes, verdant rainforests, and the soft white sands of the Caribbean coast, Costa Rica offers a diverse landscape that caters to everyone's preferences. Here's why this piece of paradise stands out:

  1. Climate Delight: Costa Rica's climate is a primary draw. Say goodbye to freezing winters and scorching summers; here, you'll only experience two seasons—dry and rainy—both bathed in abundant sunshine. With more winter sunshine than Hawaii or Florida and fewer people, Costa Rica offers a pleasant escape.

  2. Temperature Harmony: Enjoy average annual temperatures ranging from 31.7°C (89°F) on the coast to 16.7°C (62°F) inland. The rainy season spans from May to December, with notably drier days throughout the rest of the year.

  3. Scenic Diversity: The country features rugged highlands between 1,000 to 2,000 meters (3,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level) and a lengthy coastline along the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Numerous rivers and streams attract kayakers and rafters from across the globe.

  1. Happiness Abounds: Referred to as "the happiest people on earth," Costa Ricans (Ticos) have enjoyed a solid democracy for nearly 160 years, with 63 years completely military-free since abolishing the army in 1948. Resources are dedicated to education, health, and environmental protection, evident in the 161 National Parks, Reserves, and Refuges covering 26% of the country.

  2. Quality Living: Costa Rica offers an exceptional lifestyle with inexpensive medical care, affordable housing, secure property rights, a healthy investment atmosphere, excellent transportation and communication networks, and a plethora of activities.

  3. Legal Protections: Foreign property owners receive the same legal protections as citizens, fostering a sense of security and trust.

  4. Favorable Tax System: Property tax rates are substantially lower than in North America, contributing to a favorable financial environment.

  5. Political Stability: Known as the 'Switzerland of the Americas,' Costa Rica has been a democracy for over 100 years, boasting political stability and a commitment to disarmament (abolishing its army in 1948).

  6. High Living Standards: With a 96% literacy rate, Costa Rica boasts high living standards, top-notch medical care, and superior education levels in the region.

  7. Foreign Investment Magnet: The nation's stability and robust tourism industry have attracted significant foreign investments from renowned companies like GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, Proctor & Gamble, and Microsoft.

Costa Rica, with its harmonious blend of nature, lifestyle, and economic stability, stands as an inviting haven for those seeking a fulfilling and vibrant life. Welcome to Pura Vida!

About Manuel Antonio

Discover Manuel Antonio & Quepos: Costa Rica's Premier Destination on the Central Pacific Coast

Nestled along Costa Rica's central Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio and Quepos claim the top spot as the country's most sought-after destination. Embark on a journey to secure your slice of paradise in Manuel Antonio and Quepos, where the allure of nature converges with strategic real estate opportunities, offering an extraordinary coastal living experience. Now, with a confluence of natural wonders and advantageous real estate dynamics, the time is ripe to make this exceptional destination your own.

  • Coastal Splendor: With its enchanting coastline, inviting sandy beaches, and perfect climate, this region beckons visitors. Boasting a diverse array of 5-star hotels and international dining establishments, it offers an abundance of activities to suit every taste.

  • Land of Opportunities: Geographical constraints make Manuel Antonio's real estate a prized possession. The finite availability of properties with views, proximity to beaches, and beachfront locations presents a unique opportunity. Recent dips in land prices, influenced by global financial shifts, have created a spectrum of possibilities. The current scenario suggests a favorable investment window, with anticipated future price increases.

  • Distinctive Lifestyle: Manuel Antonio stands as a unique gem, harmonizing location, climate, infrastructure, panoramic views, varied topography, wildlife, lush forests, pristine beaches, and the renowned national park. The synergy of these elements creates an unparalleled lifestyle, unrivaled anywhere else in Costa Rica.

  • Beyond Ordinary Living: More than a location, Manuel Antonio represents a lifestyle choice where the extraordinary beauty of the coast seamlessly integrates with modern living.

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio stands as the unparalleled jewel of Costa Rica, earning prestigious accolades from TripAdvisor, Conde Nast, and Forbes, securing its place among the top 10 destinations globally. This coveted spot has become a focal point for first-time visitors, drawing them to experience its undeniable allure.

Embark on a journey to Manuel Antonio, where the convergence of breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches, and a thriving ecosystem creates an unrivaled destination that has captured the hearts of global travelers.

Breathtaking Views: Positioned within the accolades, Manuel Antonio offers spectacular hillside panoramas that have captured the attention of travelers worldwide.

Beach Bliss: The beaches, especially those within the national park, present idyllic settings, enticing visitors to immerse themselves in pristine coastal beauty.

Rich Biodiversity: Renowned for its biodiversity, Manuel Antonio is home to howler, white-faced, and squirrel monkeys, creating an immersive experience with exotic wildlife.

Preserving Nature: Despite being one of the smallest national parks, spanning fewer than 680 hectares, Manuel Antonio is a haven for nature preservation. Its interconnected trails guide visitors through rainforest expanses, revealing a habitat for endangered squirrel monkeys, three-toed sloths, vibrant crabs, and a myriad of bird, mammal, and plant species.

Access to Quepos and Manuel Antonio

The airport, situated just outside town, welcomes multiple daily flights from two major airlines. Charter planes and helicopter services are easily accessible. Rental cars and 4X4s can be secured in Quepos, with advance reservations recommended. The 75-mile journey on paved roads from San Jose International Airport to Quepos/Manuel Antonio takes approximately 2.5 hours.

Costa Rica boasts an outstanding healthcare system globally ranked 36th by the World Health Organization, surpassing nations like the United States, Cuba, and New Zealand. The United Nations recognizes Costa Rica's healthcare among the top 20 worldwide. In Manuel Antonio, English-speaking doctors are available, and a modern regional hospital near Quepos airport, along with a private 24-hour emergency facility, ensures healthcare accessibility.

Manuel Antonio is well-equipped with municipal water and electricity. Phone lines, Fiber Optic lines, and wireless services cater to internet needs. Digital cell phones and lines are purchasable in Quepos. Cable TV is widespread in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area, while Direct TV and Satellite TV services extend across the country.

Experience seamless travel, exceptional healthcare, and modern utilities in Manuel Antonio, where convenience and comfort converge for an unparalleled lifestyle.



Premier Yachting Experience at Marina Pez Vela

Marina Pez Vela is not just a marina; it's a destination that seamlessly blends world-class yachting services with upscale amenities and future residential offerings.

Choose from 195 concrete "wet" floating slips with a 14-foot depth, accommodating yachts up to 200 ft. The ongoing expansion aims for a total of 300 slips, enhancing the marina's capacity.

Explore Dry Storage for Yachts up to 40 ft., utilizing an under-roof storage system. A massive forklift ensures the safe lifting and placement of your boat in its dry rack.

Benefit from a 200-ton travel-lift as part of the marina's maintenance and repair facility, ensuring your vessel receives top-notch care.

Experience the allure of Marina Pez Vela with a variety of dining options, upscale shops, and engaging activities. The ongoing development includes plans for a high-end boutique hotel and approximately 100 condo units for sale.

Anticipate the completion of the marina's expansion, offering a luxurious stay at the high-end boutique hotel and the opportunity to own one of the 100 condo units, providing an unparalleled coastal living experience.


Our offices are located in the heart of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Come see us so we can assist you with every aspect of investing and developing property in Costa Rica to make your project successful, smooth, and timely.

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Latitude 9 Realty specializes in Manuel Antonio, Dominical & Uvita Real Estate, Investments, and the finest beachfront development properties in Costa Rica. If you are interested in buying or selling Real Estate in this wonderful country, you have come to the right place.