Costa Rica Golf

Property for sale around the Cariari Golf and Country Club offer an exciting lifestyle

IVO HENFLING | MAY 25, 2014

Property for sale around the Cariari Golf and Country ClubThe Cariari Golf and Country Club is Costa Rica’s premier and in the most beautifully designed master planned community in the Central Valley that features the perfect location right between the cities of San José, Heredia and Alajuela.  Ciudad Cariari, a lifestyle community, or commonly called just Cariari, is a wonderful and exciting environment to live close to your work and features convenient and direct access to everything offered in the area by highway 1, also called the Pan American Highway.

Located in the friendly and welcoming town of Belen, residents of Cariari enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle that includes golf, tennis and swimming, at only 1 hour from the warm beaches of the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Our Cariari real estate agent, Shell Johanson, lives in Cariari himself and is member of this well-known country club, an easy way to be introduced to other members of the club.

The Cariari Golf and Country Club organizes the DHL Golf Tournament in March and the Summa Golf Tournament in April every year, as well as the couples’ tournament and the Copa Presidente in December. During the whole year there are several Golf Clinics for juniors, seniors, small children, women’s as well as the Mother’s Day Tournament

Costa Rica home on the Cariari golf course for sale

by Shell Johanson

Cariari luxury home for saleI would like to tell you all about this incredibly beautiful older home I just listed right on the Cariari golf course. This 6,600 square feet Spanish colonial was one of the first homes built in Cariari and has been continiously updated.

This almost 1/2 an acre property overlooks the length of the 8th fairway and its green and also the tee-off at the ninth hole of the Cariari Golf and Country Club. Very few Cariari homes for sale offer this kind of luxury setting.

The home is one of the finest golf properties availables in Costa Rica and offers five bedrooms and 4 bedrooms on the 2nd floor, all spaciously set up for the luxury lifestyle you are looking for, plus a second floor patio with a gorgeous veranda overlooking the golf course.

Los Suenos Resort and Jaco Beach are great options to have a good time

by Rudy Matthews

Jaco beach in Costa Rica offers great options for entertainment during the holidaysThis past Thanksgiving I went to Jaco Beach with my son, sister and niece. My sister and niece were visiting from Florida and their two favorite places here in Costa Rica are the hot springs and spending time at the beach. Playas de Jaco is located on the Central Pacific Coast, between Puntarenas and Manuel Antonio. 

Jaco is the closest beach to the Central Valley area. The new highway from San José  to Caldera makes Jaco a favorite for tourist and locals.

Jaco beach and the nearby Hermosa Beach are known for surfing and Costa Rica just won its 6th consecutive title at the 2011 REEF Central American Surfing Games. My surfing days are behind me but I still enjoy body surfing and the waves are great in Jaco.

Cariari real estate and the busy bee

by Shell Johanson

Cariari real estate and the busy beeBeing a Costa Rica realtor in Cariari is never an easy job. There are twists and turns in every deal. Patience and nerves are always on edge. It means putting up with a lot of things from the buyers as well as the sellers, without the other party finding out about it. It’s part of the job.  

But there’s one thing that I wish I could do something about, I’m going to call it the ‘Busy Bee’. We all know this person because we all have one near. It is usually a family member, a friend or a neighbor who thinks he/she is a fountain of knowledge and loves to share his/her opinions. Never short for words, that’s for sure. The ‘Busy Bee’ is very good at screwing up real estate deals.

Let’s say Juana is selling her home, the ‘Busy-Bee’ would automatically tell her something like this:  ‘You’re selling it for WHAT?  $250K? Are you crazy? This house is easily worth $300K. Why are you giving it away?’