¿How to Transfer Property in Costa Rica?

The Costa Rican Law entails the prompt registration of all land newly possessed or transferred ownership. Documents that prove support in the ownership details of a real estate property are checked in the Public Registry office’s property department as required by the Civil Code. Properties are numerically cataloged and land titles are kept in the Folio Real database. This contains a complete record of land titles, which can be searched according to the title index or number. The database can be accessed via the internet, making it very convenient for foreign investors.
  • Is the buying process secure in Costa Rica?

    Buying real estate process in Costa Rica is well-established and relatively transparent. Foreign nationals are permitted to buy and own property, with no special limitations compared to local citizens.
  • Can a US citizen buy property in Costa Rica?

    Foreigners have the same rights as locals when purchasing land in Costa Rica as locals do. You can own property outright in your own name or in the name of your corporation.
  • Are there real estate taxes in Costa Rica?

    Property taxes are very low in Costa Rica. You will pay 0.25% property tax on the value appraised and registered by the city.