Welcome to Pura Vida

Dreaming of living in a tropical paradise? Then check out our Costa Rica real estate listings and turn that dream into a reality.

In recent years, Costa Rica has become a popular haven for North American retirees and expats and for good reason: the lifestyle here is incredibly affordable and offers a sense of peace and relaxation not found in many other locations.

In Costa Rica, ‘the local commute’ generally refers to catching a wave, your noisiest neighbors are raging waterfalls and packs of playful monkeys, and your backyard can be a lush tropical jungle. But beyond some pretty incredible scenery and wildlife, Costa Rica makes a great place to retire to or own a vacation home for a few other reasons. For starters, we have universal healthcare here. If you become a full-time Costa Rica citizen you can receive fantastic free healthcare. Even if you only plan on vacationing here a few times a year, out-of-pocket costs are staggering low compared to the U.S. and hospitals in the capital of San Jose are world-class with highly-trained physicians.

The government and economy are also very stable in Costa Rica, and generally speaking, the country is extremely safe. In fact, Costa Rica abolished its army back in 1950 and is the only country in Latin America to be considered one of the most stable democracies in the world.

And finally, the locals, or Ticos, are some of the warmest and most hospitable people on the planet. They truly love their country and welcome tourists and expats to come and love it as well.

We can speak from experience when we say to be welcomed to a foreign country to such an extent is priceless. Without question we feel like we are living the second half of our lives in our second home. We invite everyone who is looking for a peaceful, affordable life, filled with beauty and peace, to consider making Costa Rica your new home as well.

Find Affordable Homes for Sale in Costa Rica and Much More

We’ve been where you are now. Each of us fell in love with Costa Rica and wondered if we could be happy living here full-time. Many of us started out by investing in a vacation home that we could rent out to others and use a few times a year ourselves.

Eventually, we all realized we wanted to live Pura Vida, or pure life, each and every day for the rest of our lives and made the permanent move. All of this is to say we know the thoughts and questions you probably have about investing in Costa Rica real estate and/or retiring here.

We invite you to start your journey by spending some time looking through our Caribbean Costa Rica property for sale. Our current inventory includes listings for:

One quick word of caution: many of the local real estate agents here are not accredited. They talk a good game, but most have no formalized real estate training.

As a group of Canadian and American realtors, we have the same standards and expectations for business transactions that you’re accustomed to at home. Our sales team are all real REALTORS and members of CRGAR – with numerous North American and International Realtor training courses under our belts.

We love living here and it makes us happy to help others make their dream of living in paradise a reality. As one of the top real estate companies in Costa Rica, we believe in getting to know our clients and their goals, so we can help them make the best financial decisions.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us. We look forward to helping you begin living Pura Vida!

Meet the Costa Rica Livin Team

Robert Arcand, Costa Rica Real Estate Professionals


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Ian’s been living the ‘Pura Vida’ life for the past 5 years. He brings 30 years of Canadian business experience with multi billion dollar firms such as Sears, Sirius/XM and Rogers Wireless. He’s spent the last 10 years developing and selling real estate technology services and takes great pride in having helped over 15,000 Realtors stay connected with their clients. These ongoing relationships provide amazing inside scoop on all of the properties and rentals at Costa Rica Livin’.

WES RICE – Costa Rica Livin


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Since becoming a legal resident in 2011, Wes has called Costa Rica his full time home. After spending almost twenty years in Boise, Idaho, he found the pura vida way in Costa Rica and just had to move here. Packing up his years of business experience as owner of trucking and construction companies, along with his years as a licensed realtor, Wes is applying all his background to the success of Costa Rica Livin.’ His passion for the Costa Rica life and helping others to experience it like he does is what drives all the extra attention he gives every client.

TAMI COOPER – Costa Rica Livin


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Tami moved from Boise, Idaho in 2016 to Costa Rica after discovering the magic of living ‘pura vida.’ She brings a wealth of experience in business operations, sales and administration to her work in property management, but mostly, its her passion for helping clients stake their own claims to life in Costa Rica that make her an integral part of the team.


JASON HEBB – Costa Rica Livin


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A proud Canadian, Jason has spent the past five winters in Costa Rica, integrating himself into the Pura Vida life. He owns and operates a graphic design/printing services business and a home renovation business; both in Canada. His experience in serving his clients in these pursuits, he has carefully applied to booking clients into properties here in Coco. When not capturing one of our gorgeous views with his photography skills, you’ll likely find him strumming a tune on his acoustic guitar.

“Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening NOW!” 


Live your dreams in Costa Rica

We know you’ve hustled hard to get where you are in life. You’ve busted your tail and now, with that brass ring in hand, you’re saying to yourself, “Now what?”

We were there too.

And after taking a look around at all our options, we turned back to where we’ve always found a deep resounding joy…Costa Rica. We have traveled here many a time before deciding that this is where we wanted to put in roots for the long haul, our second wind.

We love the life here. Pura Vida. AND, we love that our monies go further making our retirement dreams even sweeter.

So we get it. We get where you are and where you want to be. We’ve constantly been asked by friends, family and peers to help them out with their own Costa Rica paradise.

And we decided we LOVED helping others find their dreams here too! That’s why we started Costa Rica Livin’.

We also come with an extensive background in real estate, and real estate investing. But, what we are most proud of is in the relationships we make with our clients.

There’s a human element in the world of property that is too easily overlooked. At Costa Rica Livin’ we are making long-time friendships with our relationships by giving personalized, clear and considered advice on all areas buying and living in Costa Rica.