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My name is Patrick A. Budin. I am a 66 year old retired United States Navy Commander 0-5. I spent 31 years service in United States Navy traveling and living abroad. I have chosen Costa Rica to be my final home. I have been coming to Costa Rica since...

Patrick A. Budin – Commander United States Navy, Retired

Just closed on our Surfside Towers Condo in Playa Potrero. Thanks to Melanie Engels of Flamingo Beach Realty for bringing us to, and leading us through the buying process. Can’t wait to enjoy, and have others enjoy this gem! If you’re looking ...

Randy and Diane Niemczyk

Melanie helped us with two transactions and was very pro-active with both. She went the extra mile to find the right property that met our needs. It happened to be under construction which made it more complicated, but she helped us through what a...

Greg Salley

Melanie was such an asset during our “from a distance” home purchase – She was honest and forthright and enabled us to purchase a beautiful 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home in our desired neighborhood ALL BY VIDEO! yes, by zoom and video she handled a...

Michael Diaz

We are extremely grateful and feel very blessed to have Melanie in our lives. While that may seem to be a strong statement to use for your real estate agent, you will understand our feelings once you get a chance to meet and work with Melanie and her...

Katee Gebo

After a 6 month search with no luck in finding a long term rental home for my family, a friend recommended I call Melanie Engel. I sent a text her way, and within minutes, she called me, and had me scheduled to look at 3 homes. She was very know...

Sarah & Jason Gross

Gaynor and I just want to thank you so much for working so hard to find a rental for us. We have dealt with many realtors in the past and you surpass them all, especially with your level of customer service, and the fact that you get back to your cli...

Bruce and Gaynor Nilsson

Dealing with Melanie Engel from Flamingo Beach Realty has been an overall delight! We first discovered Melanie when we Googled realty companies in Costa Rica’s Gold Coast. Flamingo Beach Realty’s website stood out from the competition with its ex...

Cheryl Proctor

Melanie is an outstanding realtor. She knows the market and the business like no other. Additionally, she is responsive and an excellent communicator, often answering questions I have asked about properties within minutes of my request. I have purc...

Bryan Radabaugh

I started working with Melanie Engel at Flamingo Beach Realty because I found their website very easy to use. I liked the way the section on Condos for Sale could sort by location, neighborhood, and price. After I downloaded a brochure on the listing...

Janna Forsgren

From The Blog

From The Blog
Nestled along the golden shores of the Pacific Ocean, Playa Flamingo stands as a true gem in the crown of Costa Rica's breathtaking beaches. Located on the country's northwestern coast in the province of Guanacaste, this picturesque destination has long been hailed as one of the most beautiful and serene locations in Central America. With
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Costa Rica is known for its religious diversity, with various faiths coexisting harmoniously within its borders. The country's population embraces a wide range of religions, including Catholicism, Protestantism, and Judaism, among others. Each faith brings its own unique rituals, customs, and traditions, adding to the colorful fabric of Costa Rican spirituality. Indigenous Religions and Beliefs
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Costa Rica is a beautiful country in Central America. It's known for its amazing nature and peaceful way of life, called "Pura Vida," which means "pure life." Many Americans are interested in living or staying there because of its natural beauty, relaxed lifestyle, and friendly people. This guide will help you learn about moving to
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Costa Rica, with its lush landscapes, pristine beaches, and vibrant culture, has long been a magnet for tourists and expatriates seeking a slice of paradise. However, beyond its well-known tourist hubs, lies a treasure trove of hidden real estate gems waiting to be discovered. In this blog, we'll embark on a journey to uncover some
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Costa Rica has become a shelter for expatriate families seeking a life of adventure and peace, thanks to its beautiful surroundings, rich culture, and friendly hospitality. In this tropical paradise, where "Pura Vida" is more than just a saying, expat families find unique and enriching ways to spend their time together. Let's dive into the
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Costa Rica, the enchanting jewel of Central America, is a tropical paradise that boasts stunning natural landscapes, abundant wildlife and a vibrant culture. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, this small but mighty country offers a myriad of experiences that make it a top-notch destination for holidaymakers. From lush rainforests to pristine
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Welcome to the vibrant world of festivals and events in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, where culture and tradition come alive in a dazzling display of celebration. From mesmerizing parades to rhythmic music and dance, Guanacaste offers an enchanting tapestry of festivities that will immerse you in the rich heritage of this breathtaking region. Every year, the
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Being American, you can't help but be drawn to the idea of owning a slice of heaven in Costa Rica. It's stunning beaches stretch along its coastlines, offering endless opportunities for relaxation, adventure, and water sports. Imagine spending lazy afternoons basking in the sun, exploring hidden coves, or diving into crystal-clear waters teeming with marine
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Guanacaste has many beautiful beach towns, each with its own unique charm. From the bustling surf scene in Tamarindo to the peaceful fishing village of Samara, there's something for everyone here. With its pristine beaches, top-notch amenities, and vibrant expat communities, Guanacaste is the perfect place to invest in your dream beach home. As you
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If you are planning a trip to Costa Rica, you will be happy to learn that virtually all restrictions dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted. This means, visitors and returning residents are not required to prove vaccination status in order to enter Costa Rica. As of April 2022, all previous COVID entry requirements
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Why Costa Rica

Why Costa Rica

Living in Costa Rica gives you the perfect blend of natural beauty, a relaxed lifestyle and a sustainable environment. Its beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife and healthy way of life deliver limitless benefits to retirees, nomads and families.

Investing in Costa Rica property means a more stable property market, virtually endless opportunities and a dream vacation home in the land of Pura Vida.

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Work With Melanie

Work With Melanie

There is no place on earth quite like Costa Rica and owning property here will fulfill dreams of a lifetime. Meet Melanie Engel who brings over 30 years of business experience to the Costa Rican real estate market. Melanie relocated to Playa Flamingo in 2014 from Canada with her family and quickly became one of the leaders in the area, specializing in the beach communities along the Gold Coast of Guanacaste.

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