The Story Behind
Tropical Investments was born out of a passion for helping people enhance their quality of life by achieving their real estate dreams in Costa Rica. We are a professional real estate brokerage serving buyers and sellers in the southern Pacific of Costa Rica.
It’s important to know there is no mandatory license for real estate agents in Costa Rica. That means it’s crucial to only work with a qualified, honest broker with a proven track record of success. Our founder, Karol Barboza, is a licensed real estate broker and local, bilingual Costa Rican. Our unparalleled industry expertise and on-the-ground background knowledge ensure we provide objective advice to each and every client.
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Autonomous University of Central America and extended his education in landscape design, renovation
and maintenance. Early in his career, while working with renowned local architect Bruno
Stagno, his admiration for nature led him to develop an interest in bioclimatic and sustainable design. In
2004 he became a Costa Rican licensed realtor with special interest in investing which completes the
comprehensive service that he seeks for investors, not only guiding them in the purchase of a property
but also advising on the architectural and building potential of the land.
Allan is very proud of his country, its people and nature. Raised in a family rich in moral and social
values, he learned the importance of honest work and authentic respect for others. Later in life he
studied psychology, became a mindfulness meditation teacher, and now also dedicates part of his time
healing people. He loves spending time with his wife and daughters while appreciating nature. Personal
service, attention to detail, environmental considerations and professional ethics characterizes Allan’s
Office Manager / CPA
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Charli Jo Meek
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Webmaster / Media Creator
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An entrepreneur at heart, Casey is always thinking up new and creative ways to push the limits of what is possible. This imaginative spirit is at the core of all Tropical Investments does. Casey believes in conquering self-limiting beliefs in order to maximize success and achieve measurable results. Her favorite pastimes include running marathons and drinking wine while traveling the world.
Don’t Take Our Word For It
– TYLER CORBETT, CANADA
“Tropical Investments went way beyond the call of duty. They were professional, respectful, hard-working, and moreover, very passionate about their work. They even returned my call at 9 PM to discuss and answer my questions that I had about a property that I was interested in. I could tell that they cared about me as a client and wanted me to find the best property possible. Their passion toward their work, they made me feel motivated to work harder as a teacher.”
– TOMOKO TAKASE, USA
“When it comes to real estate agents in Costa Rica, Karol’s industry expertise is unparalleled. Not only is she a master of the local real estate market, Karol also has the capability to analyze a project and offer sound financial advice from her unique experience in investment fund management. This is why Karol manages my entire real estate portfolio, and I am excited to continue using Tropical Investments for all my future listings. I cannot recommend Karol’s professionalism and ability to negotiate on your behalf enough. If you want to easily sell your property in Costa Rica, don’t look any further.”
– MIKE MCGINNIS, USA
“Karol is a master at her craft. It’s always hard to know who to trust, but Karol overdelivers on her promises and, most importantly, ensures your property spends less time on the market than the average listing in Costa Rica. I’ve listed multiple homes with Karol and have always been thrilled with the results.”
– FERNANDO ABDELNOUR, COSTA RICA