Costa Rica Real Estate News and Articles


We have compiled for Tropisphere fans a list of news and articles written by us over the past few years, so that you can be as informed as possible about buying and selling Costa Rica real estate.

We will continually add new material and try to update the old articles as laws and circumstances change here in Costa Rica.

Each article includes a comments section, and we’d LOVE to hear from you there. If you have a question, write it there and we’ll answer it, since other readers may have the same questions. If you’d like to contribute an article of your own, contact us with your idea.

Thanks for reading, and allowing us to help you make your dreams come true here in Costa Rica.

The Tropisphere Team

Escazu History

Escazu History July 7th, 2010 by Geoff McCabe The name of Escazu comes from the indigenous voice ‘Iz-Kat-Zú’, which means ‘place to rest’. It was a strategic rest-stop located between Aserrí and Pacaca. In 1907 it obtained independence from Santa Ana province and in 1920 the government of Costa Rica granted San Miguel the title of “Escazú City” as the capital of Escazú ...

Escazú, Costa Rica

Escazú, Costa Rica July 7th, 2010 by Geoff McCabe There are many beautiful suburbs of San Jose in which you can choose to live. Among the most popular are Escazu, Santa Ana, Ciudad Colon, and Belen. These are all located on the West side of the city, just 10–15 minutes away from the center of San Jose, and just 20 minutes from the Juan ...

Carbon Neutral Information

Carbon Neutral Information July 7th, 2010 by Andrea Drost   A New Market: Real Estate & Carbon Trading Tropisphere was happy to hear that Costa Rica intends to become the first carbon-neutral nation by nurturing its forests. In February 2007, Environment and Energy Minister Roberto Dobles said Costa Rica aims to reach this goal using budgeting, laws, and incentives, including measures to promote biofuels, hybrid ...

Osa Peninsula Green Building

Osa Peninsula Green Building July 12th, 2007 by Geoff McCabe The Osa Peninsula is without a doubt Costa Rica’s leading area for green building. Especially in Matapalo, green building techniques have been used for years, not only because the foreign population who have moved there are so conservation minded, but because there’s no electricity – forcing solar power to be used and energy conservation. While ...

Osa Peninsula Photo Gallery

Osa Peninsula Photo Gallery July 10th, 2007 by Geoff McCabe A rainforest giant The view of Backwash Bay Squirrel Monkey – ‘mono titi’ in Spanish View from the Lapa Rios Luxury Eco Lodge in Matapalo, Osa Peninsula A Green Parrotliving in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Tierra de los Milagros Art by owner Brad Tierra de los Milagros Art by owner Brad ‘Hogs hole’ rocky ...