The Natural Evolution of Tropical Building

The spirals in flowers and seashells have inspired many to create manmade masterpieces along more natural lines for centuries. By paying attention to the spiral paths that air and water prefer, for example, we are better able to manage such elements. In the tropics, many times inspiration, as well as solutions, come from Nature. Continue reading

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Ballena Homes

BP ballena homesWe, at “Ballena Homes”, decided to use our expertise that comes from living here in the jungle of Costa Rica, and having built our own homes; to help others build their homes at a better price point!
The Team at Ballena Homes has researched suppliers and alternative ways of building…and found some great resources….
We use local suppliers of innovative construction technologies, high quality products, to give you a high quality finished product.
We build quality, reliable, consistent, solid, affordable value homes.
We help you build a lower maintenance home, reducing your ongoing maintenance costs.
We assist you with your design, picking out your finishing’s, guide you through the process, so that you have a good experience and the quality of home you desire. Taking your idea to design, permits, lot prep, pre-construction, water management and landscape construction, including pools.
The Ballena Homes Team works in partnership with architects, designers, engineers, home construction specialists and infrastructure providers to deliver a complete range of professional services to our customers.


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Sustainable Solutions CR

Bp sustainable solutionsThe holistic vision of Sustainable Solutions includes eco-minded real estate, eco-village design, green building, alternative energy, organic farming, landscaping, and healthy eating and living. Our new Sustainable Resource Center, designed to help purchase, build, and sustain properties in the region is the first of its kind in the country. Sustainable Solutions invites you to create your paradise in Costa Rica, while making responsible decisions.


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Valle de Vida properties

BP valle vida propertiesWith a combined history of over 50 years in the Pacific Southern Zone, our local agets will show you what the valley and surrounding areas have to offer and will help you enjoy the true Costa Rican experience. Our knowledge or local customs, construction and everything else Costa Rica A-Z will provide you with the things you need to know about visiting and living here in this wonderful country we call home. We have in house crews who can help get your newly acquired property in tip top shape as well as help those trying to sell their property.


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Century 21, Ballena Properties

BP century 21Ballena Homes offers a complete range of proffesional services to assist in building the home of your dreams, from concept to completion; we can handle each step of the process. Our team can assist you in the architectural design, the selection of the construction method, assistance with the technical aspects such as engineering and infrastructure. The company has chosen to expand the product line to include innovative technologies that offer our clientele unique options when choosing house construction systems. In addition these innovative systems we also offer traditional custom built home packages using standard block and concrete pour scenarios. The needs of our client base are our first concern; being able to offer viable options for each circumstance is what makes us unique.


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Coto Company

BP coto companyWe are a consulting and construction-company specialized in construction management with over 15 years of experience developing housing projects in Costa Rica. Our most important goal is that the final design result meets your needs while staying within your budget. We believe that the design goes hand in hand with the construction experience. For this reason we offer a holistic and integrated service to our clients. Our team works together with construction crews, architectural designers, and engineers, both structural and electromechanical, to achieve the desired final product. An important part of our service includes providing counsel during the due diligence process before purchasing the property. We analyze all the technical aspects of the project to determine the feasibility of the project. It is important to recognize that some areas of Costa Rica, especially in the south, have strict regulations that protect the environment, especially with housing development projects such as condominiums. Special preliminary studies are required before even one tree can be cut down.

For this reason, this company and its president are dedicated to a true, sustainable development, which we believe is the only way to achieve goals properly and correctly. It is important for us to protect our most precious natural resources, which can only be done by following regulations and existing laws. Our dedication to this is the main reason behind our motto ethics and loyalty.


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