Escazu, Costa Rica

Escazu: A Posh Neighborhood With All the Amenities of Home

While Escazu’s name comes from the indigenous word “Izt-kat-zu,” meaning “resting stone,” the city is now more affectionately known as “Little America” by Costa Rica’s expat population.  There are a number of reasons for this designation. First, Escazu is chic, upscale, and reminiscent of a California city.  Second, there are so many amenities that residents tend to forget they are in Central America. Third, it is not necessary to speak a word of Spanish; most residents are happy to practice their English when the opportunity arises. It is no wonder Escazu is home to one of the largest expat communities in the country. It just feels like home.

Real Estate in Escazu

With block after block of apartments and homes, there are no shortage of housing options in Escazu.  However, because professionals from all over the world seek to be in Escazu due to its proximity to San Jose and its high-class amenities, rents and purchase prices can be quite high. Most expats prefer the more prestigious parts of Escazu, San Rafael and San Antonio.

More About Escazu.....San Rafael is known as the “Beverly Hills of Escazu” and offers closer proximity to the downtown area and its amenities.   San Antonio offers more rural options with impressive mountainous views and more land. There are condominiums, townhomes, and stunning mansions in both of these areas.  There are also many condominium developments surrounding downtown Escazu, although most of these developments are still in-progress 

Real Estate in Escazu

In addition to condos, townhomes, single-family homes, and mansions, there are also bungalows in Escazu.  Set up like guesthouses on larger properties, bungalows are the most common type of vacation rentals.  People usually rent short-term while they are searching for their own homes.  

The price one pays for Escazu real estate varies according to location and property type, but, generally, when compared to real estate prices in the rest of the country, prices are quite high in Escazu.  This is a reflection of the demand from professionals and successful expats to live in a beautiful area, experience the phenomenal weather, and still be close to all of the amenities they were accustomed to back home.  

Even though prices are generally higher, condos and homes can be purchased from $170,000 and $300,000, respectively.   Luxury homes in Escazu can costs several millions of dollars.  Many of these larger homes have gyms, tropical gardens, wine cellars, and infinity pools, from which homeowners can watch the water fade into the color of the sky. 

Homes For Sale in Escazu, Costa Rica

House For Sale in Escazú

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

This house with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms is located in Escazú, San José Costa Rica, in the county of Escazú. This property with city view is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 4,610.00 square meter...

  • 5
  • 5
  • Total Lot Size : 4,610.00 m² (49,621.43 sq ft)
  • $1,958,728

CASA DE LUJO SOBRE LAS MEJORES COLINAS DE ESCAZU: Mountain House For Sale in Escazú

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

A Luxury Estate home featuring contemporary design elements blended with the warmth of tropical ambiance. It is located in the highly desirable hills of Escazu on a large fully landscaped lot. The custom residence was designed and built...

  • 5
  • 5
  • Total Lot Size : 2,766.00 m² (29,772.86 sq ft)
  • $950,000

Stand Alone House for Sale Escazu Jaboncillos Beautiful Garden

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

It is a unique house with double height ceilings, beautiful wood, stone and concrete finishes, overlooking the beautiful gardens. Located in one of the best areas of Costa Rica to live, the area is known as the vicinity of Paco as well....

  • 3
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 1,621.00 m² (17,448.23 sq ft)
  • $898,000

Breathtaking Estate in the heart of Jaboncillos

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

This Breathtaking Estate is located in the heart of Jaboncillos, Escazú, one of Costa Ricas premier neighborhoods. Single story home with 4 BR on the main house home + guest house, plus a well appointed one bedroom apartment. This...

  • 5
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 2,245.00 m² (24,164.88 sq ft)
  • $765,000

LUXURY HOUSE FOR SALE IN ESCAZU

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

This house with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms is located in Escazú, San José Costa Rica, in the county of Escazú. This property with garden view is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 2.000,00 square meter...

  • 4
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 2,000.00 m² (21,527.74 sq ft)
  • $750,000

Casa La Joya is a 2 level contemporary design MASTERPIECE home

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

Casa La Joya is a 2 level contemporary design MASTERPIECE home truly like no other! The moment you enter, both the ELOQUENT interior design and SOCIAL SPACES make you feel right at home. Located in Guachipelin, Escazu, Casa La Joya Escazu...

  • 5
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 985.00 m² (10,602.41 sq ft)
  • $699,000

House For Sale in Escazú

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

This house with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms is located in Escazú, San José Costa Rica, in the county of Escazú. This property with greenbelt and garden views is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 1.848,00...

  • 4
  • 5
  • Total Lot Size : 1,848.00 m² (19,891.63 sq ft)
  • $699,000

En la Cima del Cielo

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

This house with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms is located in Escazú, San José Costa Rica, in the county of Escazú. This property with city view is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 0.70 hectare (1.73 acre),...

  • 4
  • 5
  • Total Lot Size : 0.70 ha (1.73 acre)
  • $695,000

Casa Brisas de la Montaña

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

Casa contemporánea costarricense en zona deseada de Brisas de la Montaña, Escazú.

  • 4
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 1,015.00 m² (10,925.33 sq ft)
  • $590,000

House for Sale in Residential Escazu; beautiful gardens, excellent location

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

Fabulous single level home with style and character in Escazu with a prime location with shopping malls, banks, pharmacies, within 3 minutes of the house. Large social areas, with 2 terraces, 4 bedrooms plus office, 4.5 bathrooms, Kitchen...

  • 4
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 1,020.00 m² (10,979.14 sq ft)
  • $575,000

Vista de Oro: Condo for sale in Escazu!

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

A Beautiful and spacious home located in the hills of Escazu.

  • 5
  • 5
  • Total Lot Size : 600.00 m² (6,458.32 sq ft)
  • $550,000

Beautiful home within a gated horizontal condominium of 11 homes

House — Residential Sale

Escazú, Escazú, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

This house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms is located in Escazú, San José Costa Rica, in the county of Escazú. This property with city and garden views is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 524,00 square...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 524.00 m² (5,640.27 sq ft)
  • $545,000