In the recent years, Costa Rica has experienced a boom in real estate and property investment from foreigners in this marvelous spot in Central America.

In addition to retirees and expats, more and more celebrities are learning how beautiful the country’s coastlines are and therefore have claimed their own piece of paradise. So it seems like Costa Rica is the new Malibu Beach.

Here are some celebrities that could not resist Costa Rica’s idyllic beaches and have made it a second home:

Since 2007 Playa Barrigona has been home to the famous actor Mel Gibson, because he wanted to escape from insistent and annoying journalists and reporters (photo shown above is the interior of Gibson’s Costa Rica estate). Therefore Costa Rica became his retreat to get away from the everyday stress a celebrity has to face in Hollywood.


Gisele enjoys the Costa Rica beaches with her family.

Obviously, Gibson is not the only one struggling with paparazzi. The reasons why Costa Rica is such a popular destination for stars is rather simple. Standing out with its vegetation and remote and breathtaking tropical beaches on the one hand, the Central American country offers, in comparison to its neighbors, a working infrastructure on the other hand. For this very reason it is not surprising that the list of celebrities in Costa Rica is growing.

Only shortly after Gibson’s investment, Britney Spears became his neighbor and purchased a property in that area as well. Also Charlie Sheen bought an exclusive house on a vacation center.

Some other Hollywood stars that have property in Costa Rica are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Chuck Norris, Danny Devito, Bruce Willis, Steven Seagel, Billy Crystal and Tim Robbins.

But besides Hollywood’s celebrities, Costa Rica welcomes some famous athletes like Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and Tom Brady.

The tennis stars Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf established a sports and vacation club near Playa de Cocos.

Also, the musicians Madonna, Enrique Iglesias and Aerosmith leadsinger Steven Tyler feel comfortable in their Costa Rican homes.

Finally the Brazilian topmodel, Gisele Bündchen, who actually should be used to Latin America´s gorgeous beaches, recognized the peculiarity of Costa Rica. She owns a house in Santa Teresa and spends her vacations there, whenever her schedule allows her to.

Like the stars, you too can have your very own piece of Costa Rica paradise easier than you might think.


The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica