Real Estate in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais Costa Rica
Properties in Mal Pais, Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa and Manzanillo
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Andrew Rhee

I grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Wesleyan University and New York University School of Law. After working briefly as a lawyer in Manhattan, I worked in finance in New York and Miami.

I have extensive real estate investment experience in Costa Rica and in the United States. I am a licensed Realtor in Nevada and am a Certified Resort and Second Home Real Estate Specialist.

My wife, Lisa, and I lived in Mal Pais from 2004-2013 and continue to spend many months in the area. We own a hotel and ranch, Star Mountain Jungle Lodge. Our 2 kids were born in Costa Rica and adored living between the jungle and the beach.

Andrew speaks English, Spanish and French.

Contact Andrew in the US:


Tel. +1 702 802 9972 (US)

Costa Rica Real Estate Agent

Maureen Shillington


I am pleased to be a part of the Peninsula Real Estate Team in Santa Teresa-Mal Pais, Costa Rica!

My daughter and I arrived in 1999 from Victoria, Canada, and fell in love with our unique 7 miles of white sand beach and surf! We've never looked back and I now have: my permanent residency, a sweet home and grandchildren born here!

Growing old has really been a process of staying young. Now, I get to offer you the opportunity to fulfill your dreams and enjoy the nature and Pura Vida of the Blue Zone.

Let me show you around!

Maureen speaks Spanish and English.

Contact Maureen in Costa Rica:


Tel. +506 8336 7409 (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica Real Estate Santa Teresa

Pia Pfau

Drawn by Costa Rica's bountiful nature, I moved from Germany to Santa Teresa in 2000. I'm a big nature and animals lover so for me it's very important that the development in Santa Teresa and Malpais is steered into an eco-sensible and sustainable direction.

As a web designer, photographer and writer I authored and illustrated many websites for businesses in Costa Rica. I also run a popular travel guide on the internet about our area:

At Peninsula Realty I'm in charge of the website administration, I keep our property listings up to date and do photography and graphic design. Together with Andrew I also do the marketing, strategy, and customer relationship.

Pia speaks German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and English.

Contact Pia in Costa Rica:


Tel. +506 8499 1181 (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica Real Estate Broker

Juan Jorge Araya

I was born and raised in Palmares, a town in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality and have been working in tourism since 2008. I am proud to be the founder of Costa Rica Outdoors & Waves.

Some of my pastimes and interests include: travels, literature, history, films, philosophy, music, cooking, snorkeling, fishing and photography. I also practice yoga and, of course, still surf as much as I can.

My hospitality experience has taught me to listen intently to a client as I seek to match their needs and wants to particular properties. My fulfillment comes from seeing that ideal match between client and property.

Juan speaks Spanish and English.

Contact Juan in Costa Rica:


Tel. +506 8325 8909 (Costa Rica)

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