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Properties in Tamarindo offers the very best in Tamarindo real estate. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will provide you with an unprecedented level of property and market expertise in all facets of real estate in the Tamarindo region. Our dedication to our clients is central to our success.

Arturo Guzman

Art is an experienced broker and the founder of Properties in Costa Rica. He is committed to excellence in dedicated service and the success of a skillfully executed real estate transaction.

Having been born and raised in Costa Rica, Art appreciates the beauty and energy of his country. Art started his career in real estate as a sales manager for a family construction company, where he worked for three years. There, he quickly learned about the construction process, the importance of the right staging, and how to design and implement marketing campaigns to attract buyers. He assisted clients each step of the way, from obtaining financing through closing.

Having discovered real estate as his passion, Art founded Properties in Costa Rica in 1999. He attended courses at the National Association of Realtors as well as seminars and conventions throughout the country in search of more knowledge and experience, all the while growing his network of contacts. Art has since acted as a consultant for the National Association of Realtors and assisted in the design of their first multiple listing service in Costa Rica. Properties in Costa Rica experienced great success and became the first international office for United Country Real Estate, a U.S. company. During this time Art continued to fuel his success by attending training sessions in both Costa Rica and the United States. He participated in United Country’s National Conventions in Las Vegas, New Orleans, Austin and Florida. They say passion breeds success and Arts dedication and passion for the real estate industry propelled Properties in Costa Rica’s growth into one of the premier real estate establishments in the Nation.

Art attended the business school at the Universidad de Costa Rica where he focused on marketing. He lives in Santa Ana with his wife, a former world traveler and expat from Bolivia via New York. They have three active children who love soccer and the beach. They consider it a privilege to be able to raise their kids surrounded by warm temperatures, beautiful mountains, and nature in abundance.

"... I remember I was at the office, close to the port of Santos, and during lunchtime, I was watching videos of skiing and snowboarding. I missed too much those action sports that I have been practicing for 20 years in Italy. Then, a colleague appeared and told me: Man don't be sad about that, we don't have snow in Brazil, you know what? You will be a surfer! From that day, 18 years ago, the constant search for the best waves is still on..."

In 2013 he finally moved to Tamarindo, Costa Rica. During a boat trip to Witches Rock, he met the Real Estate Broker Grant McLean and his son Gabriel. After a great day of surfing and talking, Grant offered to him to join his team as an Associate Agent, representing Properties in Costa Rica in the Guanacaste area.

Andrés Murillo

Andrés Murillo, the youngest agent at Properties in Costa Rica, was born and raised in San José, Costa Rica. Andrés completed his bachelor degree in business administration and marketing. He decided to pursuit his study and completed a licensure program in business administration.

Andrés moved to live by the beach due to his love for surfing and the ocean. After finishing his program, he quickly got a job with Grupo Diriá, the biggest and most important developer company in Tamarindo area. He received the position as the assistant of the director of the company, where he gained his first experiences in developing projects, selling real estate and getting to know the area all around the coast. He was involved as a sales person and helped with important projects around the area, from getting permits to managing contracting companies.

With his dedication, Andrés learned about the Real Estate market in the area and with this knowledge he is a great resource for you. He can help you with any advice, in both English and Spanish, regarding the Guanacaste Real Estate market from residential to commercial.

Federico Bonilla

Federico has been in the construction business for over fifteen years, eight of those in the Guanacaste area. His passion for building led him to become involved in real estate, and opening the High Tide Realty office has allowed him to blend his areas of expertise. His background in the home building makes him the ideal person to advice on the value and advantages of certain homes and properties, as well as the best lots for construction.

Federico is also active in the business of vacation rentals which gives him the experience and knowledge regarding the finances, maintenance and other matters of importance with regard to owning a second home.

Oscar Perez

Born and raised in San Jose, Oscar moved to Tamarindo in 2005 in pursuit of a better quality of life, closer to the beautiful beaches of Guanacaste. With over twelve years of experience in real estate in the region, Oscar has a deep understanding and knowledge of a full range of the real estate market. Having worked extensively in Hacienda Pinilla and Reserva Conchal, Oscar has developed a specialty in the area of resort development properties.

Currently living in Junquillal, Oscar has helped many clients find their ideal home or property. Honest, trustworthy and knowledgeable, Oscar is well-known as a real estate agent focused on his client's satisfaction.

Joel Martino

Born and raised in Western Australia, Joel's life changed the first time he visited Costa Rica over 13 years ago.

Falling in love with both the natural beauty of Costa Rica and his Costa Rican wife to be, Michelle, "I knew straight away that I wanted to be here in Costa Rica living this incredible life that it offered".

After some time back in Australia working in offshore construction, the inevitable decision was made to transplant the growing family back to Costa Rica.

Since then joel has expanded his family with 2 beautiful "jungle kids" Indi and Soli Martino.

After living all along the pacific costa of Costa Rica, Joel and his family settled in the Tamarindo region of Guanacaste.

Joel is now focusing his energy into the Tamarindo area and more specifically the iconic development of Hacienda Pinilla.

From project management of luxury new builds, management of high end vacation rentals and the selling of homes within the 4500 acres of Hacienda Pinilla, Joel has a fantastic insight having learning the Hacienda Pinilla market inside and out.

Joel as a bi lingual english and Spanish speaker is a great asset with a fresh insight into the current real estate market and investment opportunities available here in Guanacaste.

Having lived the experience of bringing his family back to Costa Rica, Joel can help you with your needs from investment to a family perspective.

Gabriel Araya

My objective as a real estate professional is to provide my clients with full market understanding and transparency so that they can achieve THEIR real estate objectives.

I’m a 42 year old Costa Rican, married and father of 2 boys. Passionate of most sports, I actively surf, swim and run. Watching soccer, baseball and tennis is definitely something I enjoy. I have been involved in real estate for 14 years. In 2013 I achieved an online Master of Science in International Real Estate from FIU. My college years were in Valley Forge Military Junior College in Pennsylvania and Stetson University in Forida.

Being bicultural along with my years of experience, grants me an advantage to better understand my international clientele expectations and concerns while guiding them thru the differences of the Costa Rican real estate market. My understanding of the market is thru the area in general but I have specialized in depth on one of Costa Rica´s premier resort, Reserva Conchal, having been involved in their sales since 2005. I look forward to help my clients while developing long term relationships.