Urban Centers

Even with its unsurpassed natural beauty, Costa Rica also has many burgeoning urban centers with bustling commerce centers, culture and nightlife, throughout the country.


Select a Urban Center that interest you most, or continue reading
to learn about many of Costa Rica's more populated areas.

 

 

Costa Rica's world wide brand was born from it's stunning natural beauty, attracting travelers, nature enthusiasts and thrill seekers from across the globe. But through the years, Costa Rica has quietly improved infrastructure with new highways and 2 international airports, one in Liberia up north in Guanacaste, and the other in the Central Valley, just a few minutes drive from San Jose, the capitol. It's no surprise that commerce sprang up around these ports of entry as did the infrastructure that supports it. And Costa Rica being a peaceable country with no military, low cost of living, great year-round weather and quality healthcare, soon multinational companies targeted Costa Rica as their corporate offices, manufacturing facilities and support centers, drawing on a happy, fully trained and mostly bilingual work force in the most secure country in Central America.

San Jose in the Central Valley, home to half of the countries population, has always been the main hub of commerce and urban sprawl took root with cities emerging from the surrounding area like Escazu, Santa Ana and Alajuela. And from there, smaller towns cropped up that offer the typically enchanting Costa Rica experience while only a few minute's drive from the urban action.

Only somewhat recently, the international airport in Liberia was expanded and the commerce and tourism growth that it triggered was unprecedented, vaulting Liberia to "urban center" status, though it still remains a smaller city by North American standards. But like anywhere, you're only a short drive from Liberia to many of Costa Rica's most cherished attractions like the Rincon Viejo National Park, Lake Arenal, Playas del Coco, Flamingo and Tamarindo.

These areas are the center of commerce in their respective regions and consequently, attract business travelers, and visitors from all over the world. Here is where you'll find the highest concentration of population and consequently, real estate.

Costa Rica Real Estate For Sale: All Urban Centers

Mountain House For Sale in Ciudad Colón

Mountain House For Sale in Ciudad Colón
Price
$595,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
10
Beds/Baths
4/4
Beds
4
Baths
4
Property Type
House
Location
Ciudad Colón, Colón, Mora, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain, Urban
View Type
Mountain View
Total Lot Size
2,314.00 m² (24,907.59 sq ft)
Total Living Area
330.00 m² (3,552.08 sq ft)

This house with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms is located in Ciudad Colón, San José Costa Rica, in the county of Mora. This mountain property with mountain view is situated in the rain forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 2,314.00 square meter (24,907.59 square feet), and it has a living space of 330.00...

Mountain Agricultural Land For Sale in La Asunción

Mountain Agricultural Land For Sale in La Asunción
Price
$525,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
6
Property Type
Agricultural Land
Location
La Asunción, Asunción, Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain
View Type
Mountain View
Total Lot Size
0.70 ha (1.73 acre)

This agricultural land is located in La Asunción, Heredia, Costa Rica, in Belén county. This mountain property with mountain view is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this agricultural land is a total of 0.70 hectare (1.73 acre).

House For Sale in Concepción

House For Sale in Concepción
Price
$2,974,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
9
Beds/Baths
9/12
Beds
9
Baths
12
Property Type
House
Location
Concepción, San Rafael, Heredia, Costa Rica
Location Type
Urban
View Type
Mountain View
Total Lot Size
3.75 ha (9.26 acre)
Total Living Area
1,505.00 m² (16,199.62 sq ft)

This house with 9 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms is located in Concepción, Heredia Costa Rica, in the county of San Rafael. This property with mountain view is situated in the rain forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 3.75 hectare (9.26 acre), and it has a living space of 1,505.00 square meter (16,199.62...

Proyecto en Sabanilla: Hotel/Resort/Hostel For Sale in Sabanilla

Proyecto en Sabanilla: Hotel/Resort/Hostel For Sale in Sabanilla
Price
$1,995,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Commercial Sale
Images
5
Beds/Baths
-/32
Baths
32
Property Type
Hotel/Resort/Hostel
Location
Sabanilla, Sabanilla, Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type
Urban
View Type
Mountain View
Total Lot Size
1,900.00 m² (20,451.35 sq ft)
Total Interior Area
1,600.00 m² (17,222.19 sq ft)

This hotel/resort/hostel is located in Sabanilla, San José, Costa Rica, in Montes de Oca county. This property with mountain view is situated in the rain forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this hotel/resort/hostel is 1,900.00 square meter (20,451.35 square feet), and it has an interior space of 1,600.00 square...

Luxury Home in Montaña de Luna de Santa Ana

Luxury Home in Montaña de Luna de Santa Ana
Price
$1,100,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
8
Beds/Baths
7/7
Beds
7
Baths
7
Property Type
House
Location
Piedades, Piedades, Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain
View Type
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Mountain View, Valley View
Total Lot Size
1,800.00 m² (19,374.96 sq ft)
Total Living Area
1,000.00 m² (10,763.87 sq ft)

Beautiful Home, conveniently located near the FORUM, Multiplaza and the Caldera Highway (which gets you to the beaches on the Central Pacific Coast in less than an hour). Beautiful views of the Central Valley and mountains from every room in the house.

The real concept of luxury in Los Reyes -900701001-598

The real concept of luxury in Los Reyes -900701001-598
Price
$1,365,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
34
Beds/Baths
5/5
Beds
5
Baths
5
Property Type
House
Location
La Guácima, Guácima, Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location Type
Urban
View Type
Mountain View
Total Lot Size
3,100.00 m² (33,367.99 sq ft)
Total Living Area
710.00 m² (7,642.35 sq ft)

Located in one the best areas in Los Reyes, this luxurious but welcoming property lies in a 3117m2 lot, and rises magnificently into a 3 storey palace, with more than 700m2. Just to have a look at the house´s surrounding areas is something really beautiful; fruit trees, BBQ ranch with Internet and cable TV outlets, a...

Hacienda del Sol: Executive home with private pool

Hacienda del Sol: Executive home with private pool
Price
$830,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
6
Beds/Baths
5/5
Beds
5
Baths
5
Property Type
House
Location
Santa Ana, Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside, Mountain
View Type
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Mountain View
Total Lot Size
650.00 m² (6,996.51 sq ft)
Total Living Area
450.00 m² (4,843.74 sq ft)

A luxury residence with 5 bedroom suites, one downstairs and 4 on the second floor, located in secure and convenient Hacienda del Sol in Santa Ana. Gourmet kitchen connected to dining room and terrace… Manicured gardens, a private pool and sound music system are just a few of the amenities of owning this...

Venta de Condominio en Escazu: Condominium for sale 2 bedrooms Escazu

Venta de Condominio en Escazu: Condominium for sale 2 bedrooms Escazu
Price
$180,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
13
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
Condominium
Location
Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica
Location Type
Urban
View Type
Greenbelt View
Total Lot Size
158.00 m² (1,700.69 sq ft)
Total Living Area
158.00 m² (1,700.69 sq ft)

Beautiful home with fine finishes in granite, wood and metal. It has large spaces and fine finishes. Jaboncillo excellent location in Escazu, near the Fresh Market, chef Christophe. One: lobby, living room, kitchen with granite countertops, breakfast bar, guest bar, laundry room, utility room, maid's room with...

COCOA AND DAIRY FARM IN PRODUCTION AND GROWING: Cocoa farm in San Carlos

COCOA AND DAIRY FARM IN PRODUCTION AND GROWING: Cocoa farm in San Carlos
Price
$2,950,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
9
Property Type
Agricultural Land
Location
San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location Type
Other
View Type
Mountain View
Total Lot Size
98.66 ha (243.79 acre)

Cocoa farm in San Carlos, Costa Rica. 132ha in total area, divided in 3 mayor sectors: 34ha of planted cocoa plants, 52ha ready to sow, and 46ha of protected forest for the water supply of the farm. 3 creeks run across the farm plus River San Carlos is one of its boundaries. Farm has a nursery for 10,000 plants....

COCOA FARM IN PRODUCTION AND GROWING: 900701029-96

COCOA FARM IN PRODUCTION AND GROWING: 900701029-96
Price
$2,950,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
9
Property Type
Agricultural Land
Location
San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Location Type
Other
View Type
Mountain View
Total Lot Size
132.05 ha (326.30 acre)

Cocoa farm in San Carlos, Costa Rica. 132ha in total area, divided in 3 mayor sectors: 34ha of planted cocoa plants, 52ha ready to sow, and 46ha of protected forest for the water supply of the farm. 3 creeks run across the farm plus River San Carlos is one of its boundaries. Farm has a nursery for 10,000...