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

Development Parcel — Land Listing

This development parcel is located in El Tirol, Heredia, Costa Rica, in San Rafael county. This mountain property with mountain view is situated in the highland forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this development parcel is a total of 1,659.00 square meter (17,857.26 square feet).

El Tirol, Los Ángeles, San Rafael, Heredia, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size1,659.00 m² (17,857.26 sq ft)
$141,000

Quinta — Residential Sale

Land area: 1.25 acres (5038m2) - 2 large houses: 3770sq ft. (350m2) and 3000sq ft. (280m2) - Spacious gardens. - Pool house. - 2 swimming pools (adults and children). - Parking lot. - Basketball court. - Water well. - Property located in a high-density residential zoning area with approved land use permit. -...

Guadalupe, Guadalupe, Goicoechea, San José, Costa Rica

4
2
Total Lot Size0.50 ha (1.24 acre)
$2,000,000

Development Parcel — Land Listing

This development parcel is located in Bello Horizonte, San José, Costa Rica, in Escazú county. This property with city, wooded and valley views is situated in the tropical dry forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this development parcel is a total of 3,488.00 square meter (37,544.37 square feet).

Bello Horizonte, San Antonio, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size3,488.00 m² (37,544.37 sq ft)
$749,920

House — Residential Sale

This house with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms is located in Cariari, Heredia Costa Rica, in the county of Belén. This property with garden and mountain views is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 1,085.00 square meter (11,678.80 square feet), and it has a living space of 645.00 square...

Cariari, Asunción, Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica

4
4
Total Lot Size1,085.00 m² (11,678.80 sq ft)
$600,000

House — Residential Sale

This house with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms is located in Guachipelín, San José Costa Rica, in the county of Escazú. This property with city, greenbelt, mountain and valley views is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 1,429.00 square meter (15,381.57 square feet), and it has a living...

Guachipelín, San Rafael, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

4
4
Total Lot Size1,429.00 m² (15,381.57 sq ft)
$1,800,000

House — Residential Sale

This house with 8 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms is located in Barrio Dent, San José Costa Rica, in the county of Montes de Oca. This property with city view is situated in the rain forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 688.00 square meter (7,405.54 square feet), and it has a living space of 500.00 square...

Barrio Dent, San Pedro, Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica

8
5
Total Lot Size688.00 m² (7,405.54 sq ft)
$595,000

Medical Facility — Commercial Sale

This medical facility is located in Amón, San José, Costa Rica, in San José county. This property with city view is situated in the tropical dry forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this medical facility is 688.40 square meter (7,409.85 square feet), and it has an interior space of 1,076.00 square meter (11,581.92...

Amón, Carmen, San José, San José, Costa Rica

7
Total Lot Size688.40 m² (7,409.85 sq ft)
$618,000

House — Residential Sale

This house with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms is located in Ciudad Colón, San José Costa Rica, in the county of Mora. This property with city and mountain views is situated in the tropical dry forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 1,012.78 square meter (10,901.43 square feet), and it has a living space of...

Ciudad Colón, Colón, Mora, San José, Costa Rica

4
4
Total Lot Size1,012.78 m² (10,901.43 sq ft)
$645,000

Condominium — Residential Sale

This condominium with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms is located in La Sabana, San José Costa Rica, in the county of San José. This property with city view is situated in the highland forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this condominium is 263.00 square meter (2,830.90 square feet), and it has a living space of 263.00...

La Sabana, San José, San José, Costa Rica

4
3
Total Lot Size263.00 m² (2,830.90 sq ft)
$880,000

Strip Center Unit — Commercial Sale

This strip center unit is located in Llorente, Heredia, Costa Rica, in Flores county. This property with view is situated in the cloud forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this strip center unit is 0.58 hectare (1.43 acre), and it has an interior space of 4,000.00 square meter (43,055.47 square feet). This strip...

Llorente, Llorente, Flores, Heredia, Costa Rica

12
Total Lot Size0.58 ha (1.43 acre)
$3,000,000