Most Popular Gated Communities in Escazu Costa Rica

Escazu continues to be one of the preferred communities in Costa Rica for expats that choose to relocate to this wonderful country. The appeal of Escazu resides on a handful of factors such as warm weather, safety, access to quality restaurants, supermarkets, stores and schools, the presence of important companies, and of course exclusive residential areas and a lot of English speaking people.

Escazu has evolved in the last few years, and now vertical apartment buildings are more common in the area of San Rafael de Escazu, while large gated communities are more commonly found in Guachipelin.

Here are some of the most popular residential communities in Escazu:

Cerro Alto

Located in Guachipelin, this gated community has a very convenient location, close to the Multiplaza Mall, just a couple of minutes from the highway, and close to many private schools, restaurants, gyms, among other services and commercial facilities. Lots at Cerro Alto start at 700 square meters (7,535 square feet), it offers private security, 2 club houses, gym, pool, tennis courts, playground, running trails and spa. Houses in this complex are spacious and luxurious and usually run upwards of $1 million.

Cerro Real

Great access from Escazu and Santa Ana, situated in the hills of Alto de las Palomas and also close to different corporate centers, shopping centers, CIMA private hospital, restaurants and schools. This prestigious gated community has controlled access, panoramic views, underground services, and of course all the amenities that luxury communities offer, club house, tennis court, green areas,; the perfect balance between comfort and convenience.


This condominium complex features two towers of 7 floors each, in the main street of San Rafael, Escazu, where there is a high concentration of commerce and entertainment alternatives. Underground parking, 24 hour monitoring service and security, impressive and luxurious lobby, relaxing pool surrounded by vegetation and the sound of a flowing river are just part of the many facilities offered by Riverside. The first tower has a total of 28 apartments while the second one has 34 and also includes an exclusive commercial area. There are options of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments as well as impressive penthouses; prices start at $120,000.00. Riverside is perfect to live a simple and relaxing life, and also as a profitable investment.

Avenida Escazu

The lofts at Avenida Escazu are perfect for those that are looking for a small but comfortable, chic and beautiful apartment in an ideal location. Avenida Escazú is a mixed project where you can find commercial area, entertainment, gastronomy, businesses, a Marriot hotel and even the regional site of Texas Tech University. It is also just steps away from CIMA private hospital and Plaza Tempo which features a gastronomy market and the Holiday Inn hotel. 48 Apartments in all, situated between 2nd and 5th floor and four penthouses in the 6th floor. Prices start at $325,000.00

Escazu Village

This project was recently finished, it includes apartment towers with 1,2 or 3 rooms. Amazing views and contemporary, urban architecture; Escazu Village flats and penthouses are also within a mixed project that includes commercial options such as Universal and Yamuni department stores, gastronomy, and business offices. Escazu Village is also located right in front of Walmart, and a short walk from many restaurants and commercial options. Pool, spa, gym, entertainment room, beer garden and controlled access are just part of the luxury offered by Escazu village.

Los Laureles

This is one of the most popular residential areas in Escazu, just behind Multiplaza Mall, Los Laureles has existed for many years and it is synonym of exclusivity. This is not a gated community but a residential area with individual homes. The majority of the houses here are good size family homes, however, within the same area there are newly built condominiums and for those that prefer apartment buildings El Cortijo will provide stylish living.

Torres del Country

Close to the exclusive Costa Rica Country Club, this apartment buildings offer 3 rooms apartments of 187 square meters (2012 square feet) and an exclusive penthouse of 387 square meters (4165 square feet). Amenities include club house, pool, gym, gorgeous views of the mountains of Escazu, controlled access, and of course, plenty of green areas. There are in total four buildings.

These are just some of the many residential options you can find in Escazu, if you seek beautiful views and colder weather perhaps the mountains of San Antonio are a better match, if you like being in the middle of the action and close to everything, San Rafael and Bello Horizonte are the ideal areas for you, while if you are more family oriented and want convenience without sacrificing in style and comfort Guachipelin is the best alternative.

Whatever your requirements are, Expat Housing can guide you through the process of finding the perfect place for you and your family.

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