This is our team of real estate professionals who work for Peninsula Realty in Santa Teresa:
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.
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 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: nicoyapeninsula.com. At Peninsula Realty I do the web design and admin, the seller’s database, marketing strategy and photography.
My daughter and I arrived in 1999 from Victoria, Canada, and fell in love with Santa Teresa’s 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.
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.
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.