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 Specialist and Senior 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, and horse tour company in the area. Our 9 year-old daughter and 5 year-old son were born in Costa Rica and adored living between the jungle and the beach. A reformed surfer, I now enjoy swimming, hiking and the occasional round of golf.

I was featured in an Animal Planet production, “Switching Gears”, which was a series of short interviews with people who chose to leave behind the “civilized” world to opt for a lifestyle more deeply steeped in nature.

Andrew speaks English, Spanish and French.

Contact Andrew in the US:


Tel. +1 702 802 9972 (US)

Costa Rica Real Estate Broker

Juan Jorge Araya

I was born and raised in Palmares, a small town on the west side of the Central Valley of Costa Rica. I grew up spending a lot of time outdoors, which strengthened my connection with Mother Nature. When I was a teenager I was introduced to surfing, which completely changed the way I see life. My love for the ocean and its energy opened my mind and planted in me great admiration for the forces of nature.

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. Currently I am studying Natural Resources Management at Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED).

My appetite for knowledge and adventure has led me to explore places like Indonesia, Peru, India, Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, the United States, Nicaragua, Panama, and of course my beautiful Costa Rica.

Some of my pastimes and interests include: 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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