Costa Rica Hotels for sale or rent

Why Invest in a Hotel in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is in the heart of the American continent, a small country of only 51,060 square kilometers (19,714 square miles) known globally for its efforts to protect nature and promote peace; it is also known as one of the happiest countries in the world.

Costa Rica’s geographic position gives it access to both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, which means it has beautiful beaches and incredible biodiversity, numerous microclimates make it the home of many different species of plants and animals; the country has made big efforts in safeguarding this natural wealth, to a point that over 25% of its territory are National Parks or Biological Reserves.

Amazing beaches that offer great conditions for those that wish to surf or those that just want to relax listening to the sound of the waves crashing onto shore; active and inactive volcanoes; waterfalls; caves and canyons; beautiful rivers including the unique Rio Celeste, famous for its light-blue color; hot springs; a natural rock and sand formation in the shape of a whale tail precisely in the place where humpback whales are spotted several months of the year as they migrate; the amazing phenomenon of bioluminescence; one of five blue zones in the world; Corcovado National Park which has been voted among the best 10 in the world by National Geographic Magazine thanks to its 13 habitat types; the list of the natural wonders of Costa Rica is long, but these are not the only things that make this country special.

The country of “Pura Vida” secures its spot every year in the annual listing of the happiest countries in the world, the World Happiness Report 2018 named it the happiest country in Latin America, excellent weather, access to a good health system, and of course, soccer, are part of what makes this a happy country. Costa Rica has no army, military forces were abolished in 1949, it’s a democratic country with political and financial stability, the state dedicates a large percentage of its funds to education making it free and mandatory, the country’s literacy rate is of 96% and the government continues its efforts to offer better quality of education; after all, human talent has attracted the investment of many multinational companies.

The number of tourists to Costa Rica grow every year, tourism is in fact the main engine driving the country’s economy, the United States continues to be the biggest market for the Central American nation contributing with almost 1.2 million travelers in 2017.

There are many reasons to visit Costa Rica: adventure, wellness, romance, sport activities, Eco-tourism, business, etc. Investing in real estate and tourism in this country makes sense, specially at a time where technology and access to information have become an ally for the tourism industry. There are, of course, as with any other investment, things that must be taken into consideration before jumping the gun. Some things to consider when buying or renting a hotel in Costa Rica: As it was mentioned before, people come to Costa Rica for a number of different reasons, you have “high rollers” the wealthy tourists that choose to stay in luxury hotels and can afford and want to pay for all the comforts and VIP treatments; there are also the backpackers who are looking for a small hostel or bed and breakfast that is affordable and convenient; the eco-travelers who prefer a secluded boutique hotel surrounded by raw nature that is comfortable but not necessarily luxurious; the business traveler that requires a hotel centrally located and that offers all the facilities; families that travel with young children and prefer all-inclusive resorts; adults looking for peace and romance; those that want a cultural experience and share with the community; the list goes on and on, the point is, there is a demand, and therefore there needs to be supply.

The first thing you need to do if you want to invest in a hotel in Costa Rica is really getting to know the different options you have and narrow down the market you want to target. In order to do this, it is necessary that you do your research. Whether you have decided in a small bed and breakfast in the mountains of Heredia; an eco-lodge in Punta Uva, Limon; or a beautiful resort in La Fortuna, Arenal; you must learn everything you can about the area and, of course, the number of tourists visiting the area and what their preferences are. Try to fill in the gap.

Once you are clear on what you want and which area of the country you want to invest in the next important step is getting a real estate agent and a lawyer.

Many foreigners make the mistake of wanting to do the deals o their own to save a few bucks, but 99% of the time this ends up being a big error. When you are in a country you are not familiar with, if you don’t know the culture or even the language well enough, you can end up (and will end up) having a big share of bad experiences. Choose a realtor that speaks your language, someone that has experience in the rental and selling of hotels in the country and has lived in Costa Rica long enough to know the challenges that come with buying and renting properties for tourism. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and expect them to adhere to your requests as much as possible, your budget and your preferences. Granted, it will be hard to get Exactly what you are looking for, but a good real estate agent will know the market well enough to give you the alternatives that best fulfill your requirements and give you all the pros and cons of a property and location.

A good lawyer is also important, if you know someone in the country that you trust to give you a recommendation, go this route, otherwise, choose a law firm that has a name to reputation to protect, that’s the safest option. Make sure they go over every single detail regarding the legal stands of the property you are looking to buy or rent. You may consider this tedious, but it is absolutely necessary to put in the time to go over this information with your lawyer so there are no surprises in the future. Taxes. Always consider taxes. Your lawyer and realtor can help you get some of the information on the payments you’ll need to make, at least property taxes and corporate taxes, but also get information on the income tax payments related to the type of business you will be running.

Having all this information will help you make an educated decision, put together your business plan an ensure it is realistic and within your budget.

The Costa Rican Tourism Board can offer a lot of useful information and assistance for new hotels, from free trainings to certifications and options to participate in tourism fairs to help you promote your business. Take advantage of all these resources that are made available to you usually for free or for a small amount.

Costa Rica has many charming communities and a big number of attractions that tourists enjoy.

Contact Costaricarealestates.com and we will help you find the perfect investment for you and make the process of becoming a hotel owner in Costa Rica smooth and problem-free.

Hotels by area

Room for expansion

(Property ID #: 1733)

San Mateo, Alajuela
5 Bed,
5 Bath
1.73 Acres (75,348 Sq Feet Lot)

$395,000.00 more details...

Samara Hotel for sale

(Property ID #: 1855)

Playa Samara, Guanacaste
9 Bed,
8 Bath
3,444 Sq Feet on 0.40 Acres (17,222 Sq Feet Lot)

$649,000.00 more details...

INCOME CASH MAKER Langosta Beach Inviting Apart-hotel

(Property ID #: 43)

Tamarindo, Guanacaste
8 Bed,
8 Bath
5,382 Sq Feet on 0.14 Acres (5,920 Sq Feet Lot)

$650,000.00 more details...

Hotel Villa del Sol

(Property ID #: 1986)

Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste
13 Bed,
7,804 Sq Feet on 1.12 Acres (48,976 Sq Feet Lot)

$675,000.00 more details...

Turnkey business with beautiful main House

(Property ID #: 1927)

Punta Uva, Limon
10 Bed,
9 Bath
3,810 Sq Feet on 0.39 Acres (16,899 Sq Feet Lot)

$699,000.00 more details...

Costa Rica Villa for sale REDUCED

(Property ID #: 425)

Sabanilla, San Jose
8 Bed,
10.5 Bath
4,758 Sq Feet on 0.46 Acres (20,183 Sq Feet Lot)

$799,000.00 more details...

B&B or Hotel Paradise in Puntarenas

(Property ID #: 861)

Dominical, Puntarenas
5 Bed,
5 Bath
5.00 Acres (217,799 Sq Feet Lot)

$925,000.00 more details...

Beautiful Aparthotel in Playa Potrero

(Property ID #: 1998)

Playa Potrero, Guanacaste
15 Bed,
11 Bath
11,033 Sq Feet on 1.33 Acres (58,126 Sq Feet Lot)

$930,000.00 more details...

RR Hotel

(Property ID #: 133)

Jaco, Puntarenas
14 Bed,
14 Bath
6,889 Sq Feet on 0.15 Acres (6,469 Sq Feet Lot)

$975,000.00 more details...

In upper business class Escalante!

(Property ID #: 1896)

San Pedro Montes de Oca, San Jose
10 Bed,
10.5 Bath
11,840 Sq Feet on 0.27 Acres (11,840 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,000,000.00 more details...

Arenal Hotel

(Property ID #: 131)

La Fortuna, Alajuela
10 Bed,
10 Bath
0.99 Acres (43,056 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,100,000.00 more details...

Award winning hotel for sale

(Property ID #: 1819)

San Jose, San Jose
17 Bed,
20 Bath
12,917 Sq Feet on 0.23 Acres (10,226 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,100,000.00 more details...

Includes both businesses, all assets and property

(Property ID #: 1921)

Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste
11 Bed,
11 Bath
0.49 Acres (21,528 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,100,000.00 more details...

Malpais Beach Hotel for Sale

(Property ID #: 532)

Puntarenas, Puntarenas
9 Bed,
9 Bath
6,103 Sq Feet on 1.14 Acres (49,740 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,200,000.00 more details...

Arenal hotel for sale

(Property ID #: 1719)

Arenal, Alajuela
24 Bed,
29 Bath
10,764 Sq Feet on 0.94 Acres (40,903 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,200,000.00 more details...

Hotel for SALE NEW price

(Property ID #: 817)

Alajuela, Alajuela
14 Bed,
15 Bath
9,257 Sq Feet on 0.96 Acres (41,980 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,250,000.00 more details...

Splendid Central Pacific Hotel for sale

(Property ID #: 1591)

Esterillos, Puntarenas
24 Bed,
25 Bath
1.48 Acres (64,584 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,300,000.00 more details...

Amazing Hotel for sale in the beach!

(Property ID #: 1064)

Jaco, Puntarenas
2 Bed,
2 Bath
2.72 Acres (118,404 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,500,000.00 more details...

Hotel for sale in Tamarindo ECO friendly

(Property ID #: 1704)

Tamarindo, Guanacaste
14 Bed,
14.5 Bath
3.95 Acres (172,224 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,500,000.00 more details...

Profitable Hotel in Downtown for Sale

(Property ID #: 656)

San Pedro Montes de Oca, San Jose
25 Bed,
27 Bath
15,070 Sq Feet on 0.21 Acres (9,085 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,600,000.00 more details...

Located in beautiful Playa Grande

(Property ID #: 1944)

Playa Grande, Guanacaste
10 Bed,
10.5 Bath
10,764 Sq Feet on 0.69 Acres (30,139 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,700,000.00 more details...

Established B&B With Commanding Views Of The Golfo Dulce

(Property ID #: 316)

Pavones, Puntarenas
4 Bed,
5 Bath
5,382 Sq Feet on 14.83 Acres (645,840 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,750,000.00 more details...

PURE OCEAN FRONT in Cahuita

(Property ID #: 1840)

Cahuita, Limon
3 Bed,
4 Bath
4,306 Sq Feet on 0.27 Acres (11,840 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,750,000.00
OR $500.00 / night
more details...

Incredibly located Hotel in San Jose

(Property ID #: 941)

San Jose, San Jose
25 Bed,
25 Bath
12,013 Sq Feet on 0.21 Acres (9,225 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,900,000.00 more details...

360 Degree Ocean View Luxury Boutique Hotel

(Property ID #: 281)

Pavones, Puntarenas
4 Bed,
5 Bath
9,149 Sq Feet on 9.89 Acres (430,560 Sq Feet Lot)

$1,900,000.00
OR $95.00 / night
more details...

RESORT HOTEL FOR SALE

(Property ID #: 201)

Arenal, Alajuela
23 Bed,
23 Bath
32,292 Sq Feet on 11.01 Acres (479,342 Sq Feet Lot)

$2,000,000.00 more details...

Santa Ana Luxurious Home or HOTEL POTENTIAL on 3 ACRES

(Property ID #: 52)

Santa Ana, San Jose
9 Bed,
8 Bath
129,168 Sq Feet on 3.21 Acres (139,932 Sq Feet Lot)

$2,100,000.00 more details...

Caribbean hotel for sale

(Property ID #: 691)

Puerto Viejo, Limon
17 Bed,
1.75 Acres (76,371 Sq Feet Lot)

$2,100,000.00 more details...

Mal Pais Hotel for sale - TOP 10! Beach in the World

(Property ID #: 1589)

Santa Teresa, Puntarenas
10 Bed,
11 Bath
9,322 Sq Feet on 2.97 Acres (129,168 Sq Feet Lot)

$2,250,000.00 more details...

Costa Rica Hotel for sale

(Property ID #: 371)

Hermosa, Guanacaste
17 Bed,
0.75 Acres (32,766 Sq Feet Lot)

$2,500,000.00 more details...

Puerto Viejo OCEAN FRONT Hotel for sale

(Property ID #: 402)

Puerto Viejo, Limon
15 Bed,
16 Bath
1.48 Acres (64,584 Sq Feet Lot)

$2,500,000.00 more details...

SAN JOSE HOTEL FOR SALE

(Property ID #: 41)

Cariari, San Jose
34 Bed,
34 Bath
25,941 Sq Feet on 0.48 Acres (20,699 Sq Feet Lot)

$2,700,000.00 more details...

Costa Rica, Downtown hotel for sale

(Property ID #: 543)

San Jose, San Jose
23 Bed,
23 Bath
0.48 Acres (20,979 Sq Feet Lot)

$2,800,000.00 more details...

Manuel Antonio Resort

(Property ID #: 29)

Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas
15 Bed,
15 Bath
16,846 Sq Feet on 2.66 Acres (115,713 Sq Feet Lot)

$3,000,000.00 more details...

Astonishing Hotel for sale in Manuel Antonio

(Property ID #: 701)

Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas
20 Bed,
20 Bath
1.83 Acres (79,718 Sq Feet Lot)

$3,000,000.00 more details...

Tamarindo Luxury Estate for sale

(Property ID #: 1796)

Tamarindo, Guanacaste
11 Bed,
16 Bath
11,840 Sq Feet on 0.69 Acres (29,999 Sq Feet Lot)

$3,200,000.00 more details...

Astonishing Resort Hotel For Sale

(Property ID #: 630)

Arenal, Alajuela
24 Bed,
24 Bath
23,681 Sq Feet on 88.98 Acres (3,875,040 Sq Feet Lot)

$3,500,000.00 more details...

Costa Rica Turn-key hotel for sale.

(Property ID #: 11)

Santa Ana, San Jose
36 Bed,
36 Bath
0.87 Acres (37,674 Sq Feet Lot)

$3,900,000.00 more details...

Ocean Front Resort for sale in Costa Rica

(Property ID #: 1727)

Playa Azul, Guanacaste
10 Bed,
11 Bath
5.06 Acres (220,285 Sq Feet Lot)

$4,500,000.00 more details...

Hotel for sale in Limon Puerto Viejo

(Property ID #: 1756)

Puerto Viejo, Limon
23 Bed,
26 Bath
2.47 Acres (107,640 Sq Feet Lot)

$4,550,000.00 more details...

Yoga retreat for sale in Atenas

(Property ID #: 1833)

Atenas, Alajuela
14 Bed,
16 Bath
10,764 Sq Feet on 2.97 Acres (129,168 Sq Feet Lot)

$4,900,000.00 more details...

Flamingo Casino Beach Hotel

(Property ID #: 87)

Flamingo, Guanacaste
66 Bed,
66 Bath
21,528 Sq Feet on 1.24 Acres (53,820 Sq Feet Lot)

$5,000,000.00 more details...

Resort and Casino for sale

(Property ID #: 610)

Santa Cruz, Guanacaste
41 Bed,
5.25 Acres (228,681 Sq Feet Lot)

$5,500,000.00 more details...

Hotel for sale in Playa Chiquita

(Property ID #: 1681)

Puerto Viejo, Limon
26 Bed,
26 Bath
718.24 Acres (31,280,184 Sq Feet Lot)

$6,000,000.00 more details...

VERY STRATEGIC LOCATION!!!

(Property ID #: 1889)

La Sabana, San Jose
72 Bed,
76 Bath
57,049 Sq Feet on 0.29 Acres (12,465 Sq Feet Lot)

$6,000,000.00 more details...

Multipurpose property for sale in Costa Rica

(Property ID #: 1623)

Jaco, Puntarenas
10 Bed,
10 Bath
19.60 Acres (853,585 Sq Feet Lot)

$6,800,000.00 more details...

Potrero Breachfront Hotel

(Property ID #: 214)

Playa Potrero, Guanacaste
30 Bed,
30 Bath
3.95 Acres (172,224 Sq Feet Lot)

$8,500,000.00 more details...

4 Star Hotel On Sale Guanacaste

(Property ID #: 493)

Ocotal, Guanacaste
59 Bed,
29.5 Bath
12.38 Acres (539,276 Sq Feet Lot)

Pending more details...

GUANACASTE LUXURY HOTEL FOR SALE

(Property ID #: 213)

Tamarindo, Guanacaste
52 Bed,
52 Bath
3.46 Acres (150,696 Sq Feet Lot)

$8,900,000.00 more details...

Resort for sale in Costa Rica

(Property ID #: 1710)

Alajuela, Alajuela
57 Bed,
59.5 Bath
5.93 Acres (258,336 Sq Feet Lot)

$12,000,000.00 more details...