JB Real Estate Costa Rica is a family-oriented business that focuses on real estate in Costa Rica. My name is Melanie MacAllister and together with Luis Torres, my husband, we are the owners of JB Real Estate Costa Rica.  Our business helps buyers find properties in the central and southern Pacific coast. What separates us from other companies is the unique backgrounds that have allowed us to intimately know Costa Rica and its people.

I was born and raised in Costa Rica (my parents are American-born). After many years of homeschooling in CR, I also spent several years in school in the US. This allowed me to be fluent in Spanish and English. Luis is a native Costa Rican and is also bilingual. For many years we were both employed by a property development and management company. This experience prepared us well for creating our own company that provides real estate in Costa Rica.

We would like to share our stories with the public. This way you can understand our love for living, working, and having fun in Costa Rica. For us, it is a beautiful country with a very relaxed lifestyle known as Pura Vida.

It is a beautiful country with amazing people who share what they have and this way make you feel welcome. The Pura Vida culture is different, though, so be prepared when strangers walk by greeting you on the street.

We have lived in the southernmost part of Costa Rica, the central Pacific area in Jaco and now we live closer to the central valley in a town called Orotina. Each place is unique and our family has always been welcomed into the neighborhood we moved to.

We love Costa Rica and we are happy to provide you with valuable information about buying real estate and living in Costa Rica.