How to Find an Apartment in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country in Central America. It shares borders with Panama and Nicaragua. The official language is Spanish. The largest cities are San José and Limon.

Below is a selection of the best resources for searching for an apartment in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Apartment Search Engines

When I’m looking for an apartment abroad, I normally like to start with the country-specific apartment search engines and portals. Here are the most popular ones.

  • Encuentra 24I’ve mentioned Encuentra24 for other countries. They have listings for Costa Rica.
  • Busco Mi Casa: Busco Mi Casa is not as popular as the sites above but worth taking a look at.

Classifieds and Real Estate Agents

You can often find some hidden gems if you dig through the classifieds and real estate agent listings.

  • Craigslist: Pioneers in the internet classifieds space. These guys have tons of Costa Rica apartment options that are updated daily. Craigslist is the first place I would check after testing out the Costa Rica-specific search engines.
  • Mercado Libre: Mercado Libre has just about everything under the sun. They’ve got quite a few apartment listings too.

General Apartment and Housing Search Engines

If you have already exhausted your options above, check out the general apartment and housing search engines below.

  • Trip Advisor: Trip Advisor is a great destination for vacation rentals. Search around this site to see what you come up with.
  • HomeAway.comA giant in the vacation rental space with properties featured in countries around the world.
  • AirbnbAirbnb has properties displayed for over 185 countries. You can often get some pretty good deals for short term rentals.

Useful Articles and Blog Posts

Check out the useful articles and blog posts below for more information to help you with your apartment search.

  • Anglo InfoAnglo Info has information on lease agreements and rental contracts.
  • Dela Pura VidaErin provides good tips on how to find a place to live in Costa Rica.

There you have it. The best places for finding an apartment in Costa Rica. If you are interested in working in this country, be sure to check out my article on how to find a job in Costa Rica as a foreigner. If you are single and are looking to spice up your dating life, check out my reviews of the best dating sites in Costa Rica. Enjoy your stay!

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