About Us

Costa Rica real estate, Costa Rica Bienes Raices, Eco Real Estate, Green Real EstateMontezuma Office Phone/Fax: 2642-1434

Tropisphere Real Estate of Costa Rica sells properties throughout Costa Rica, but specializes in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, a region offering beautiful properties at attractive rates, appealing incentives for investment and a friendly international community.

Our area of focus includes Montezuma, Malpais, Santa Teresa, Tambor, and Cabuya. Here you will find everything from simple family homes and farms to spectacular ocean view and beachfront homes and lots, luxury villas and resorts. We are a professional, fun and informative company. Let your dream of living or investing in Costa Rica begin with us! Tropisphere is not just an ordinary real estate company. We are actively involved in helping to improve our community through both our labor and donations. We feel that living in Costa Rica is a gift, and all foreigners here should express their gratitude by giving back.

For more information on our community donation activities, click: Community Donations

Tropisphere, S.A. is a registered real estate company in Costa Rica. All material presented in this web site is the property of Tropisphere, S.A. and is protected by copyright law.

 

Geoffrey McCabeGEOFF MCCABE, CEO

Geoff was raised in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from The Evergreen State College, in Olympia, before getting a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Central Florida. After that, he started his first business, Seventh Sense, designing and selling jewelry and gift products, which gradually grew into a $6 million per year enterprise, manufacturing in many countries in Asia, and selling worldwide. For three years during that time, he also owned and operated a chain of 30 retail stores, called “The Mountain” which were based in the New England area. He sold the company to his partner and moved to Costa Rica.

Geoff has been interested in real estate and the creation of communities since he was a child. His great grandfather built the famous Mexican surf town of San Miguel in Baja California, where Geoff spent a lot of time when he was growing up. His great, great grandfather, Robert McFadden, built a railroad and founded the town of Newport Beach, where McFadden Wharf and McFadden Avenue are still named for him today. Geoff was raised on stories about these men, and has their experiences in mind while living in Costa Rica and playing a part in the growth of the communities of Montezuma and Malpais.

Geoff has dedicated himself to the conservation of Costa Rica’s wildlife and improving the lives of its poorer citizens. He is immensely grateful to the people of Costa Rica for allowing him to move to the most beautiful country in the world and raise his daughter, Serafina, who was born here. He is a founder of Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary in Cabuya, which is working on reforesting and protecting and reintroducing animal and bird species that have become extinct in our part of Costa Rica. He is also the instigator of Tropisphere’s policy of donating a portion of its commissions to support the local community.

When not working on Tropisphere business, Geoff can be found searching the jungle for orchids, photographing birds, playing with snakes or scorpions, studying green building, working on his websites www.malpaisbeach.com and www.montezumabeach.com, attempting to surf, or practicing firedancing.

He can be reached at:

geoff@tropisphere.com
Cell: (011-506) 8844-4726

 

Christina ShermanCHRISTINA SHERMAN, PRESIDENT

Christina, a Colorado Native came to Costa Rica nearly 5 years ago and fell in love. She fell in love with the culture, people and the way of life. She went back to Colorado and decided to sell her house and bring her construction consulting business to Costa Rica. Having a background in legal, construction and mediation, she has been able to use these skills to negotiate the Hottest Deals for clients and walk them through all of the legalities of owning property and living in Costa Rica. Never an unsatisfied buyer, Christina will find the best deal for you whether you are looking to spend $25,000 or $2 million.

Initially working with a competing agency, Christina jumped at the chance to become an owner and partner of Tropishere.

Christina prefers to work with the Average Joe, rather than the multibillion dollar condo developers to insure the sustainability of her community. She prides herself in bringing great people to a great place. Christina also helps clients with post purchase services such as property and construction management.

Christina has started and worked with several non-profit organizations. Her previous company Construction Network helped to set the standard in credit, risk management, and accountability in the construction industry.

Christina is bilingual and spends her time with her friends and two dogs, Guapo and Quilo (now the official mascots of Tropisphere.) When not busy working with Tropisphere, Christina is at the beach, attempting to fish or surf as well as learn to fire dance (The most important word here is attempting). She also suffers from a travel bug, always wanting to travel the world.

Christina can be reached at:

csherman@tropisphere.com
US Tel: #970-672-4007 (forwarded to CR)
Cell: 8722-5733

Christina Gut, Real Estate Agent in Costa RicaCHRISTINA GUT, VACATION RENTALS MANAGER & SALES CONSULTANT

Christina Gut is from the Lake of Constance area in South Germany, but has been living in Montezuma, Costa Rica since 1997, over 15 years.

After having studied English and French and getting a degree as a foreign correspondent, she decided to deepen her French language skills and lived for nearly a year on the island of Martinique, a French overseas territory on the Caribbean islands. Shortly before, she had moved for several months to Italy in order to learn the Italian language. Afterwards she joined a company in Switzerland, mainly active in motorsports racing business where she worked for five years as assistance of the management, translator and travel coordinator.

She decided she had enough of the cold, long winters in Germany and went for a visit to Central America, ending up in Costa Rica, where she immediately made friends and loved how the different cultures and nationalities mixed without prejudices, but of course the main thing was the climate and proximity of the ocean! Consequently she learned Spanish, then worked in tourism and managed two well-known hotels in Montezuma. In 2005 she joined Tropisphere and ever since has been working as vacation rental specialist and real estate agent.

Christina writes and speaks fluently 5 languages – German, English, French, Italian and Spanish – and works mainly form our Cobano office.

christina@tropisphere.com
Cell: 8867-4310

Carla Kagel, Sales Consultant of the Costa Rican Real Estate Company, TropisphereCARLA KAGEL, SALES CONSULTANT

Carla was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but spent a lot of time traveling among Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile.

She studied Image and Sound Design, at the Buenos Aires University (UBA) and had only 2 exams left to graduate before a strong desire for something different started growing inside her. She also took several photography, Fx, plastic and visual arts courses.

She was always curious about other places, cultures, people and their customs. She wanted to see and experience what was going on somewhere else, so when her friend asked her to travel to Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, she didn´t hesite and bought her ticket right away. By the time she arrived to Montezuma it was clear that she wasn´t going back home. This magical town captivated her in many different ways, the warm blue ocean, the colorful landscape, the friendly animals, the cozy village and the always smiling and helpful villagers.

Moving from a big city to a small town was a mind-opener. With her boyfriend’s hand, she started to experience nature in all its splendor. Watching beautiful tomato plants grow from crops in a small earth rectangle was impressing and touching.

Carla loves the animals, always did, but in this place the feeling is deeper. It was very gratifying to be able to find good homes for stray dogs and cats.

She is persistent and likes to finish everything she started, even when it takes longer. (This is also for her career which she plans to finish whenever she gets back to Buenos Aires)

Her favorite thing to do during her free time is relaxing at the beach while listening to the ocean and the sound of the jungle; she likes gardening as well and playing with her dogs and cats or doing anything that her creative soul points to, like photography, making videos, painting, decorating or making lamps and mirrors from scratch. Hanging out with her boyfriend and friends is also enjoyable to her!

Fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese and a bit of Italian, she enjoys socializing with people of all different cultures.

You can reach Carla at:

carla@tropisphere.com
Cell: 8706-2089 or from US: 1-917-310-1060

Krista MillerKRISTA MILLER, SALES CONSULTANT

Krista, a Canadian, grew up in a beachside neighborhood in Honolulu, Hawaii. Between the sunny beaches and summers spent in the Alberta countryside, Krista developed a love of nature and the outdoors. Later, while living on the mainland U.S., she bought and sold several properties, including designing, and overseeing remodeling projects.

After starting a family, Krista and her husband started looking for a new place to call home. The list of requirements was pretty short: Somewhere warm, with great waves to surf, where the kids could grow up in nature while learning Spanish. After traveling up and down the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, their favorite spot was the North Santa Teresa area. In her spare time, she enjoys living a healthy lifestyle that being in Costa Rica allows; cooking with fresh seafood & local produce, and being active outside with her family.

Having now lived here for 7 years, Krista has been through the process of buying and selling land, construction of their home, and the design and building of their Surf & Yoga business, Shaka Beach Retreat. Understanding the process first hand, and only using proven professionals to handle each transaction, Krista brings immeasurable experience to her clients.

When it comes to buying or selling real estate, it is important to select a full-time realtor who is dedicated to providing market knowledge, and professional expertise. Partnered with the #1 real estate company in Costa Rica and supported by innovative programs, tools, and management clearly qualifies Krista’s commitment.

She is hardworking and diligent about helping you find the perfect home or investment property. Krista is also highly motivated and puts you at ease throughout the process. From her market expertise, to her technical savvy on researching local properties and excellent negotiation skills, Krista ensures that nothing comes between you and real estate success.

You can reach Krista at:

krista@tropisphere.com
Cell: (+506) 6132-5666