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Costa Rica property for sale - finca las brisas lot purchase opportunities   
 Eco-community ocean and mountain view lots for sale


A select offering of Costa Rica property for sale is now available at pre-construction prices by Finca Las Brisas. The Costa Rica property (individual lots) listed on this page are 5,000 square meters (1.25 acres minimum, some slightly larger) and are available at the prices listed below (prices subject to change at the discretion of FLB).


Also included for FLB lot owners at no additional charge is access to and use of the following: costa rica property for sale - finca las brisas land purchase opportunities

  • Community center

(Review community center) First Phase construction completed May 2010

  • US National and State Park caliber set of natural waterfalls, pools, rivers and streams. These water destinations are on our own preserve, but the area offers many other destinations. 

  • Yoga/massage platforms (planned)

  • Commercial community kitchen (Phase 2)

  • Office/laundry facilities (Phase 2)

  • Rivers/forest preserve with water falls & swim holes

  • Extensive hiking trails

  • Pool (Phase 3)

  • Horse corral (*Pre-existing with planned update)

  • Hundreds fruit tree planted

  • Water lines to lots are installed & functioning.

 Master plan


The Master plan below identifies the community area but not the entire Finca Las Brisas property.  Click to download full Master Plan as a jpg file.


Costa Rica real estate listing above the Pacific Ocean


Lot sizes are in square meters. One hectare = 10,000 sq meters. 5,000 sq meters = 53,820 sq feet, or 1.24 acres.


Note: All of these lots are now legally subdivided and fully registered with the Registro Nacional (National Registry). Many are also legally bound to their own corporation (see reason below) and ready for transfer. Several others have been subdivided, but have yet to be formally bound to a corporation (this takes only a few weeks).
Costa Rica real estate listing above the Pacific Ocean
Anyone interested in securing a particular lot can do so by signing an Agreement of Sale with FLB and wiring a 10% non-refundable deposit that will be placed in a dedicated escrow account. Closings will typically occur in approximately 30 days, and can take place in Costa Rica or can be completed remotely with the help of a courier service, and our attorney in San Jose.

No additional lots will be divided from the 150 acre finca. The remaining land has been preserved in perpetuity for future generations of humans and wildlife to enjoy.

Click to view:


Map of Finca Las Brisas rivers and streams

Map of primary types of vegetation

Topographical Map


 Current pricing of lots


Of our initial 26 lots shown above in the master plan we have 12 lots available.


Lots Current List Price      
1 $75,000      
2 $75,500      
7 $90,000      
11 $95,000    
13 $85,000    
14 $90,000      
15 $80,000      
16 $110,000      
18 $115,000      
23 $105,000      
25 $90,000      
26 $65,000      

*Note: prices subject to change at any time.


Note: For construction plans, buyers may use their own contractor and design plans, with FLB approval. For additional information, contact FLB at info@fincalasbrisas.org.




Purchase of property in Costa Rica is easy and safe for non-residents and non-citizens. However the steps and process are unique to Costa Rica.


At Finca Las Brisas we secured the best legal and real estate representation to help us with all transactions. We are also open to you involving your own legal and real estate representation in all steps in the purchase of property. Finca Las Brisas is owned by people who will be neighbors with all of the other property owners so we intend to be  to be completely straightforward regarding all of the steps and costs associated with purchasing property in Costa Rica. We hope the following description is helpful to you in your evaluation of land purchase.


Based on our legal, tax, and real estate research, we have developed what we think is the best model for purchasing property in Costa Rica. We clearly want to explain our model since it is a bit different than the way most of us purchase property in the US or Canada.


Please note, the following description is just an overview and we are available to educate, discuss, or answer questions related to purchasing property. Out intent is to help you to begin thinking correctly about property acquisition and the best way to acquire land in this wonderful country of Costa Rica.


“Sale of Land Through a Costa Rican Corporation”  Model


Costa Rican law allows anyone (Costa Rican citizen, resident, foreigner) to legally own land. You can purchase property pretty much in the same way you might purchase property in the US or Canada. A company or an individual could sell you property and you would own that land as an individual.


However, there is a better way to purchase property in Costa Rica and Finca Las Brisas has gone to great lengths and costs to provide this opportunity to all of our lot buyers. Instead of selling and buying property between individuals and other entities, property can be owned by a corporation, and then as a private transaction, the corporation can be transferred to a new owner.

Each of our lots are registered in the Costa Rica Land Registry Office with its own registry number. Each lot is owned by a unique anonymous Costa Rican corporation (LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION) and anonymous Costa Rican corporation (LIMITED LIABILITY) that is registered in the Costa Rica Registry of Corporations. If you purchase a lot from us, that transaction is facilitated by you acquiring a corporation that owns that single lot. If you purchased two lots, you would acquire two individual and anonymous Costa Rican corporations.

In Costa Rica the Board of Directors of the limited liability corporation is comprised of a minimum of one manager. The shareholder(s) and signing officer have full power of attorney to act on behalf of the corporation. Once the shares are transferred to the new owner the corporation is entirely yours.


In a way, you could think of this as "Corporation Acquisition" vs. just "Land Acquisition."

Transferring ownership of a corporation (which happens to own a lot) to you has several advantages over buying property and owning it as an individual, including the following:

1) No Land Transfer Tax is Paid. If you own real estate in your own name, you will have to pay a land transfer tax of 2% and legal fees of 2.5% for a total of 4.5% of the purchase price when you sell the property. By acquiring the existing corporation the buyer will save the 2% of the transfer tax and will have to pay the 2.5% for the acquisition of the corporation. If a Costa Rican corporation owns the property instead of you (you control the corporation), land transfer taxes do not apply because you transfer the shares of the corporation to a new buyer, friend, or family member instead of actually selling a property. There will be a corporation acquisition fee of 2.5% that the new share owners will have to pay but you will not be taxed on the sale of the land. Technically, under current Costa Rica law, you would not be selling land, but transferring the ownership or shares of the corporation to the new owner. When the corporation acquisition is completed you are no longer involved in that corporation, or the land owned by the corporation in any way. 

Note: If purchase property in any other way in Costa Rica, and then sell that property you will be taxed for the transfer of title, there could be capital gains in Costa Rica if more than two properties are sold within one calendar year, and you will be taxed in your resident country. In other words, purchasing property in any other way could create a tax burden and double taxation.

2) No Capital Gains Tax. With this model, transfer of the corporation to new owners is viewed as a private transaction and not the sale of property by Costa Rica law. For example, with this model your heirs could avoid the high Costa Rica inheritance taxes because your corporation shares can be willed to them, who then simply appoint themselves to the Board of Directors who then fulfill the duties of the corporation. Again, Costa Rica law does not tax the transfer of corporate share, which of course includes anything that the corporation might own including property.


3) Greater Level of Discretion. You will be the officer of a corporation that owns the property. It is difficult to obtain information about who owns the shares of the corporation. Similar to protecting information about assets in the US, the type of corporation we have created for each lot buyer offers a high level of anonymity that does not come with owning property as an individual.

4) Decreased Liability. As in the US, liability is decreased by having property assets registered under individual Costa Rica corporations. Although Costa Rica is not a litigious country, land owned by a corporation does provide increase liability protection.


5) Investment Protection. Perhaps the most important reason for acquiring your lot in this fashion in our community is that each corporation (lot) within the Finca Las Brisas community will have a legally binding “constitution” – in reality our “Landowner’s Agreement,” or community covenant. This constitution (feel free to request a copy) will protect each and every lot owner’s investment, as it will ensure the aesthetic integrity, limit environmental impact, support community projects, and secure sustainability for the entire project. 


Typical homeowner agreements and community covenants that we are use to in the US are not legally binding in Costa Rica. This approach is the best model available for protecting your investment of property in Costa Rica.


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Located (near Playa Samara, Playa Carrillo, Playa Garza, Playa Buenavista, Playa Guiones, Playa Nosara, Playa Ostional, and Playa San Juanilla) on the Nicoya Peninsula overlooking  the Pacific coast of Costa Rica