Puerto Viejo, on Costa Rica’s Carribean Coast, is known for a number of features. Most notably for its surfing and laid back vibe, but also for its diverse population of locals and transplants alike. It has gorgeous white-sand beaches, lush vegetation, and incredible wildlife in nearby Cahuita National Park and Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge. The area still observes many Native American traditions and its Asociacion Talamanca de Ecoturismo y Conservacion (ATEC) does much to educate visitors about the local indigenous culture. This organization also promotes sustainable tourism and cultural expression among the local population.
While Puerto Viejo also offers nothing in the way of condos for sale, it has ample listings for both parcels of land and single family homes.
Real estate listings in Puerto Viejo are on the affordable end, especially land which has a median price of only $100k. Of course, these median prices are only the midpoint of the wide range of listings we surveyed.
With an average of just over $80k per bedroom, it’s likely that you could get a 4-bedroom home in Puerto Viejo for that almost $240,000 median home price.
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Those rock bottom deals on land are only for large, undeveloped parcels. You’ll pay a good bit more for a lot that’s suitable for building your dream home. Still, with a median lot price of $144,500, building a home in Puerto Viejo is not a bad proposition.