About the Costa Rica Team

About

About the Costa Rica Team
EXPERTISE, EXPERIENCE, AND VISION.

With a 20-year track record and more than a century of combined experience, the Costa Rica Team has helped hundreds of investors from all over the world successfully invest and retire in Costa Rica.

Our principals' and partners have long-established relationships with business, investment, political, and real estate leaders throughout the country. That's why we work only with Costa Rican's best architects, developers, and planners who are driven not just by sales, but by a vision.

Our partners have worked on award-winning projects such as those listed below.

Los Suenos Marriott, Resort & Marina

Juan Santa Maria International Airport

Four Seasons Costa Rica

Hotel Holiday Inn

Club del Mar, a Jaco-area condo-hotel

The Panama Canal and more

Management Team
  • Charles Boyd
    Charles Boyd

    Founder & CEO

    In his 20 years of experience doing business in Costa Rica, Charles has served as a liaison for private wealth groups and high-net worth clients – helping them establish corporate structures, create trusts, acquire land, and manage residential and commercial development projects.

    He has also successfully directed sales and marketing programs that have completely sold out many large-scale residential projects.

    Charles enjoys spending time with his wife and son, is a well-known community supporter of youth programs in Jaco, and is the founder of the Support Jaco Youth program.

  • Javier Rojas
    Javier Rojas

    Architect & Planner

    With more than 20 years of experience, Javier is one of the most sought-after architects in Costa Rica. His firm's award-winning projects include major hotels, Juan Santa Maria International Airport, and other widely respected commercial and residential developments.

    Javier has a masterTM degree in real estate finance from Harvard University.

  • Meco Construction
    Meco Construction

    Principal & Developer

    Meco Construction is well-known throughout Central America and is a preferred contractor on the Panama Canal extension project.

    The firm specializes in earthwork, roads, and both industrial and commercial infrastructure –with a portfolio of projects that includes Four Seasons Costa Rica, Los Suenos marina, hydropower plants, shopping centers, airports, and major highways.

  • Philip-Edwardes
    Philip-Edwardes

    Principal & Developer

    Philip has more than 30 years of experience developing environmentally sensitive and profitable projects throughout Costa Rica – and has demonstrated a commitment to sustainability and the preservation of natural resources.

    His portfolio includes well-known projects such as the Hotel Club Del Mar Resort & Condominiums on Jaco Beach, the Club del Sol, and many others. He is well respected for his civic and community involvement and for his activities in promoting Costa Rica as a tourist destination in U.S., Canadian, and European markets.

  • Mark Henderson
    Mark Henderson, MD

    Co-Founder of CieloMed®

    Mark is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Medical School, practiced as an emergency room physician for 13 years, and is certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.

    Now licensed to practice in Costa Rica, Mark is the director of CieloMed, a medical practice at Cielo Vista that will offer care that meets U.S. standards and promote medical tourism opportunities.

Why Costa Rica?

Costa Rica has become Central America's most popular tourist destination, ranked by CNN as a “Best Place To Visit.”

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What makes Costa Rica so unique is its exquisite natural beauty and ecological diversity – a land of pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and seemingly endless sunshine. More than 25 percent of Costa Rica’s land dedicated as protected habitat, free from development.

More than ever, people are journeying to Costa Rica for more than just a vacation. Many visitors feel inspired to build a life here after retirement. Others see investment opportunities in an emerging real estate market that's vibrant and booming.

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A High-Growth Economy

Costa Rica's economic growth and political stability, along with investor-friendly incentives such as low property taxes (0.5% to 1.0%), are creating a wealth of opportunities for investors.

In 2014, Costa Rica received $2 billion in direct foreign investment. Companies such as Intel, Amazon, Glaxo-Smith-Kline, Citigroup, and dozens more have made major investments in Costa Rica. In 2016, there were forty new investment projects in the multinational services, life sciences advanced and light manufacturing and food industry sectors.

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#1 Rankings

Costa Rica is the fourth largest market for foreign investment and has been ranked number one among all Latin American nations for the following:

  • Microchip production per capita
  • Life Satisfaction
  • Political Stability
  • Environmental Performance
  • Freedom of the Press
  • Also ranked as one of the happiest countries on the planet