By Brooke Bishop, your GoDutch real estate expert for Grecia - Naranjo - Sarchi
The Grecia Municipality offers a pretty good update about their Zoning Plan and Zoning maps. For those who are looking into buying Costa Rica real estate and especially in the Grecia area, I would like you to be aware that the information on the zoning regulations is published on the website of the Municipality of Grecia.
A regulatory plan is "a local planning instrument that defines a set of plans, maps, regulations and any other document, graphic or supplement, development policy and plans for population distribution, land use, roads circulation, utilities, community facilities and construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of urban areas. "
Of course, all of this is in the Spanish language, but the availability and the good information surprises me as the city of Santa Ana for example still hasn't been able to show/publish a clear map for everyone to understand.
Download the rules of the zoning for the Canton of Grecia (in PDF).
This zoning plan is very clear and shows all about what can be built and where and what the rules and regulations are.
See all the zoning maps, they're amazingly clear, and even the maps of the the danger zones and threats
As usual, I try to be always updated on what is going on in my area. Since I am fluent in Spanish and of course English (which is my mother tongue), I am able to help do your due dilligence before you buy the wrong property in Grecia or help you wade through the necesary paperwork when you plan to build on the property you bought through me. Send me an email if you have any questions about the zoning or any of the regulations and maps.
By Brooke Bishop. I have been in Costa Rica since 1999 when I came as a volunteer for a small organization aimed at reforesting old coffee Plantations in Sarchi. I fell in love with the country and the people and married my husband Alfonso from Naranjo in 2000. We are both happy to help locate the perfect place for you in Naranjo, Grecia or Sarchi and offer help with any Costa Rica retirement and relocation issues you might have. See my listings in Grecia.