Jaco Beach, Costa Rica
Jaco Beach, Costa Rica
Jaco Beach, Costa Rica

Real Estate in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: Expats and retirees talk about real estate in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica? How do you find a home in Playa Jaco? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Playa Jaco?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Our first home in Costa Rica (CR) was strictly by word of mouth. We had lived in the area for a few months and told just as many people we trusted that we were looking. In just a few months time, we looked at many properties. We got to know the area very well by renting so we knew the neighborhoods we liked and knew what a good price was to pay. We were in no hurry as we were renting at the time so we didn't appea anxious or desperate to the seller. The purchasing process was a breeze. After 8 years in that same location and home, we decided we wanted a quieter area and we finally were able to realize our original dream of having a water view property. 17 years total in CR ... it's working for us," remarked another foreigner who made the move to Playa Hermosa de Jaco.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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