The Osa Cantón here in the southern Pacific zone of tropical Costa Rica has one of the highest concentrations of biodiversity on Earth. The world famous Corcovado National Park, just a 2-hour drive from our Century 21 Ballena Properties office in Ojochal, is documented by organizations such as the Neotrópica Foundation ( to host over 5% of all land species on Earth!

Inventory is at a near-historic low, while demand for homes continues to grow.  There are many lots – ranging from 1/3 to 5+ acres, spread throughout the village of Ojochal and the Ballena Coast area.  It is becoming more and more lucrative to purchase a lot, and build exactly the house that you want.  This may sound daunting, to do this in a foreign country…But we have good news!

When Century 21 Ballena Properties established this franchise office only 7 years ago. They set a very ambitious goal to be the #1 Century 21 franchise office in all of Central America -- and it took them only 4 years to make it happen. Now in 2021, after several years at or near the top of sales charts, and after assembling an incredibly diverse and proven professional Team that rivals the best worldwide, the probability is very high that they can facilitate the same success for you, and assist you to manifest your own personal Tropical Dream come true. When you can work with The Best, why would you ever settle for less?

The C21 Ballena Properties Team continues to pride ourselves on our ability to truly listen to clients’ needs and connect them with right opportunities that best match those needs, with 3 new members in our team.

Come visit us, next to the Dinosaurs!

These aren’t just a few lucky stories; for the “Golden Generation,” who have migrated from the world’s northern climates, this is very common. It really does feel as if we have added an extra 10 years onto our lives

This is likely one of the biggest financial decisions of your entire life, and you need a Realtor® if you want to do it right. Here's why. 

Some of the types of taxes you may encounter while living in Costa Rica:

If you are already living here or thinking about moving to Costa Rica, we hope you will find the following collection of information useful, as you explore the rules and subtleties of each of the taxes you might encounter:


Costa Rica has relaxed the requirements for arriving visitors, and expanded the list of U.S. states, from which it will welcome tourists in September, Tourism Minister Gustavo Segura announced Thursday, Aug 27, 2020!

This new, legal process has resulted in several changes in how real estate companies operate and report transactions to the Costa Rican government. Making it safer for buyers!