Forbes Global Properties Expands to Costa Rica, Welcoming Luxury Living Costa Rica to its Growing Global Network

The serene beach town of Las Catalinas, Costa Rica.

With over 30 years of pioneering leadership and exceptional service, the country’s premier real estate agency will honor and maintain its independence while exponentially expanding its domestic and international reach.

San Jose, Costa Rica (April 30, 2024): Forbes Global Properties, an international network of selected real estate brokerages that connects buyers and sellers to the world’s most exceptional properties, is proud to welcome Luxury Living Costa Rica to its prestigious ranks. Family-owned and operated for more than 30 years, Luxury Living Costa Rica will exclusively represent the brand throughout Costa Rica, meeting the needs of sophisticated and affluent local and global buyers.

Luxury Living Costa Rica was founded in 1990 by Yali Alpízar, a pioneer in local real estate credited with and respected for establishing uncompromising professional standards within the region’s luxury market. With a vision that transcended traditions and amplified exposure, Yali’s efforts expanded beyond the conventional to draw global attention through strategic marketing initiatives during the 1990s, such as full-page ads in prestigious magazines, media channels, and online, along with participation in international luxury real estate conferences. These tactics helped the company to grow into the presence it enjoys today, considered a referent of the luxury market of Costa Rica.

“As our team continues to nurture our existing international network and focus on expanding our global reach, Forbes Global Properties is the perfect partner to help us accomplish our goals. We are proud to be a part of this prestigious consortium as the exclusive representative in our beautiful country.”
— Yali Alpízar, CEO and Founder of Luxury Living Costa Rica

Alongside Yali is her oldest daughter, Manager and Partner Owner Andrea Guillén, with her own 20+ years of experience in the luxury real estate sector. Together the two manage a team of twelve agents with an extensive network of influential contacts, providing expert advice and support with an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Whether a client is looking for a luxury property in the Central Valley, a coveted beachfront home, a scenic villa in a gated community, front line golf residence, an exclusive city apartment, or a traditional countryside retreat, Luxury Living Costa Rica has the most unique inventory of trophy homes and estates for sale in the Central American country.

With widespread recognition for high-end properties and a deep expertise of the market, the firm maintains personal commitments to their clients by assisting them through every step of selling their home of identifying the right property, always fulfilling individual needs with high-quality service.

Luxury Living Costa Rica prides itself on its unique ability to offer a 360 approach that includes: private and personalized consulting services throughout the negotiation process, professional photography and video production capabilities coupled with advertising services spanning all platforms, counsel and certified legal advice, as well as landscaping and construction solutions, among others.

“Luxury Living Costa Rica epitomizes Forbes Global Properties’ founding mission of celebrating and bolstering the undisputed success of independent real estate firms,” said Michael Jalbert, CEO of Forbes Global Properties. “Costa Rica has long been an eye-catching destination for those looking to immerse themselves in an array of stunning natural wonders matched by an unparalleled experience. With its rich legacy of exceptional service, unrivaled knowledge of real estate across the region, and an incredible future ahead, we are so proud to welcome Luxury Living Costa Rica to our ranks.”

“As our team continues to nurture our existing international network and focus on expanding our global reach, Forbes Global Properties is the perfect partner to help us accomplish our goals,” said Yali Alpízar, CEO and Founder of Luxury Living Costa Rica. “We are proud to be a part of this prestigious consortium as the exclusive representative in our beautiful country.”

Casa Santorini is a harmonious blend of comfort and style, offering a unique living experience where the beauty of the Guanacaste coast meets thoughtful Greek-inspired architecture. The five-bedroom, 8-bath home features thoughtful design across four levels, with multiple terraces showcasing stunning views of the coast and mountains, a custom luxury kitchen, plus a private pool and a guest house that is available under a separate package.

The exclusive worldwide residential real estate partner of Forbes, Forbes Global Properties, provides branding and marketing services to the world’s premier real estate firms and is now represented by real estate agents across 26 countries in more than 525 locations. Luxury Living Costa Rica joins this network of top firms with proven records of success in luxury property sales and exceptionally professional client service.

As members of this exclusive network, Luxury Living Costa Rica will benefit from Forbes’ engaged audience of more than 140 million to connect, inspire, and inform affluent potential homebuyers and sellers about the finest properties for sale globally.

Homes will be presented across Forbes and Forbes Global Properties print, digital, and social media channels with expert commentary, timely market data, and top-tier editorials. Luxury Living Costa Rica’s prime residential listings will be showcased on – a curated collection of high-value, luxury home listings.

Nestled among the coffee fields, this estate in the mountains of Alajuela offers wide panoramic views from the capital city of San José to the Irazu and Barva Volcanoes. Constructed for a discerning clientele, this residence is perfectly situated at 1,400 meters above sea level, featuring the main home, two inviting guest homes, an extensive entertainment rancho with a terrace, barn, horse stables, manicured gardens, and meticulously maintained coffee and blackberry plantations.

About Luxury Living Costa Rica
Luxury Living Costa Rica is the leading company in the luxury real estate market, committed to providing exceptional service and representing the country’s most exclusive properties. With over 30 years of experience, Luxury Living Costa Rica has positioned itself as a pioneer in the ultra-luxury market, offering first-class service and maintaining high standards of quality and credibility. For more information, visit
About Forbes Global Properties
Led by the world’s foremost independent luxury residential brokers and industry veterans, Forbes Global Properties is the exclusive real estate partner of Forbes. Our members connect buyers and sellers of the most exceptional properties worldwide. By leveraging Forbes’ monthly audience of 140 million, our listings tell the stories that make our properties unique. Established in 2020, our invitation-only network spans more than 525 locations and comprises over 17,800 property experts across the U.S., Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Europe. For more information, visit
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