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Well experienced in buying and owning property in Costa Rica.
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Sharing our story


My name is Melanie MacAllister. My husband, Luis Torres, and I are the owners of JB Real Estate Costa Rica. We are a family-operate business focusing on real estate sales and purchases in Central and Southern Pacific Costa Rica. What separates us from other companies is our unique backgrounds that have allowed us to intimately know Costa Rica and its people. I was born and raised in Costa Rica (my parents are American-born). I was home schooled and also spent several years in school in the US. I am fluent in Spanish and English. Luis is a native Costa Rican and is also bilingual. For many years we were both  employed by a property development and management company. This experience prepared us well for creating our own real estate company.

We would like to share our stories with the public. This way you can understand our love for living, working, and having fun in Costa Rica. It is a beautiful country with amazing people who share what they have and this way making you feel welcome. The Pura Vida culture is different, though, so be prepared when strangers walk by greeting you on the street.

Up until a year ago our home was Golfito, in Southern Pacific Costa Rica, and I always joked with Luis that it took him so long to walk down to the store, as he stopped every few seconds to greet neighbors. He knows everyone in that town.

 

  • Single Story For Sale in Golfito , Golfito

    •  4500 sqft , 3 bath , 3 bdrm single story – FOR SALE  USD230,000 . FIRE SALE MLS® JB180401 in Golfito , Golfito If you are looking for a comfortable house with lots of space inside and out this is a great option. This house was built by USA standards as the construction was …

  • Lot / Land For Sale in Jaco, Jaco

    •  lot / land – FOR SALE  USD70,000 . in Jaco, Jaco You have arrived at Costa Esterillos Estates, a community located in the Province of Puntarenas, county of Parrita, north of Esterillos Centro. The main gate is 700 meters off the Carr. Pacifica Fernández Oreamuno or as locals say, La Costanera.The development is managed …

  • Lot / Land For Sale in Jaco, Jaco

    •  lot / land – FOR SALE  USD90,000 . in Jaco, Jaco Costa Esterillos Estates is a development of 410 lots with rivers and natural areas diverging through the jungle and out towards the pacific. Located in the province of Puntarenas, county of Parrita, north of Esterillos Centro. The main gate is 700 meters from …

  • Needle Fish in the Golfo Dulce

    The needle fish in the Golfo Dulce are a very integral part of the local peoples life. Luis grew up learning about the foods, plants, animals, traditions and beliefs that his mother and father knew so well. From a very young age he was taught how to clear ground and plant crops such as corn, …

  • Introducing where Luis came from.

    Family History So enough about me, it is time to give you a little back ground about my husband Luis.  His mother was born on one of the beaches in the Golfo Dulce but his father came from the central part of Costa Rica, a place known as Puriscal. Clara, his mom, grew up knowing …