Land Sea Properties

Golfito Real Estate Sales & Management


MY STORY

We've loved every minute of our journey

Why Golfito?

Katie Duncan, a principal partner at Land Sea Services, arrived to Costa Rica in 1994 while traveling aboard the sailing vessel 'Caribbee' on a pleasure cruise with Captain Tim Leachman. With no previous thought to making a home abroad or settling permanently outside their home town of Santa Barbara, California, their cruise down the pacific coast was only meant to be a short escape - a season of fun on the ocean. But something magical happened during those first weeks at anchor in the port town of Golfito. The beautifully calm natural harbor, the verdant green and fantastical sounds of the surrounding jungle, the welcoming bustle of a quaint port town on shore... It all conspired to lure them into staying longer than planned. One thing led to another and opportunities just kept presenting themselves.

An Idea Is Born

The chance for mortgage free property ownership, an easy infrastructure for setting up a business and realizing the dream of self employment, the lure of a more casual lifestyle among a culture of practical and economical living....  Yes, a life with this kind of adventure and joy was too tempting not to embrace! In Katie's words, "there was never a question- We loved Golfito from the moment we pulled into port. It just took a few years to really see and believe that I could make choices to stay and that we could succeed! It's an incredibly bold thing to take a new and unconventional route in life,  but not nearly as difficult as one might imagine. Yes, there were challenges along the way. But looking back on it, overcoming the obstacles often made the journey even more exciting and brought more satisfaction and rewards than could have ever been anticipated.

Land Sea Services

Sharing the fun, the experiences and the expertise gained over the past 29 plus years in Golfito is not just Katie's vocation-  It's so obviously her pleasure! When you meet and work with the team and network of professionals working with Land Sea Services, you'll be in the hands of knowledgeable and competent people, well equipped with the experience to guide you into your adventures, assisting you all along the journey!

What Do We Offer?


Purchasing property and relocating to a foreign country can seem overwhelming. We work full time to maintain an up to date knowledge of the areas real estate inventory. We try and keep current on the constantly changing laws that apply to real estate and we understand the customs of doing business here, establishing a personal relationship with both owners and buyers. To assure professional and well constructed transfers of property, we provide reliable straightforward Costa Rican real estate assistance, hand in hand with competent attorneys throughout every step of the process.

From selecting the perfect property, performing title and zoning searches and setting up corporations to establishing caretaker routines, supervising building and remodeling contracts and providing ongoing trustworthy property management services. Land Sea Services can assist you every step of the way.

Our Pet-Project


Land Sea Services is proud of advances made in Golfito to further the humane treatment of dogs and cats.


Read more about the project