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An office lost in the mountains – The best homes to work remotely in the mountains | Work from Paradise Ep.5

COVID-19 has forever changed our working lifestyles. We can now enjoy a new way of living in which people can be fully connected with their colleagues while working remotely. This is the perfect opportunity for those who want to go “off the grid” and enjoy Costa Rica’s natural wonders without missing a day at work.

In our newest installment of Work from Paradise, we’ll travel to the beautiful mountains of the Heredia province, a place known for its majestic views and perfect climate to unwind during stressful afternoons.

This is your chance to live the beauty of these natural wonders through the most extraordinary properties. Live the wonderful balance between that “off-the-grid” feeling while still being conveniently close to every commodity.

Feed your “wanderlust” while working remotely

Sometimes nature calls us to disconnect from the mundane routine and breathe a bit of fresh air. This is the perfect opportunity for you to hear nature’s call without compromising your work, nor your personal projects.

Discover the amazing homes in the Heredia mountain area that Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty has for you:

Forestways at Santa Elena, Heredia

Known in colonial times as “Saca de agua” for its underground aquifers that give abundant water to its neighbors, this was the land of the Indian chief, Yorustí.

In the middle of this humid tropical paradise lies this magnificent property, which is located very close to the Braulio Carrillo highway as well and has access to several routes to the center of Heredia and other places in San Jose.

This is a great place to live; private and safe, surrounded by nature and fresh air. The peace and harmony that are experienced away from noise and its absolute privacy make this property an oasis for health.


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12ha Working Coffee Farm with Colonial Main Home and Secondary Rental Homes

Costa Rica is known worldwide for its exquisite coffee. Now it’s your chance to live in an authentic coffee farm. In the beautiful hills of Heredia sits this 12ha coffee farm with a main house and four smaller homes.

This unique coffee farm has belonged to the same family for over 40 years, for multiple generations, creating a strong sense of community and dedication to the farm and production of high-quality coffee.

The main house is a hacienda style home, and there are further homes used as rental properties, enjoying the rural outskirts towns of Heredia, private and peaceful.

12ha Working

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Santa Bárbara High End

This awe-inspiring residence located in Santa Bárbara, Heredia, will let you experience the most extraordinary amenities and an unmatched view of the surrounding area.

Its most impressive area is the roofed terrace, which has an open bar counter, a BBQ area and a jacuzzi, perfectly integrating the home’s interior with the outdoors. The home’s garden is outstanding. Here you’ll find a multitude of vegetation surrounding a beautiful lake with a wooden pier, offering an unparalleled landscape.

Come home to a high-end experience with the best view you can find.

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Paraíso en Varablanca

This extraordinary mountain estate, designed for recreation and tourism, is located in Varablanca, Heredia.

The fact that the estate is a forest reserve, allows one to live with the serenity of a green tropical paradise. The property has water springs, views of nature and is intersected by the Quebrada Socorro.

The residence is ideal for a family complex, a retirement community, a mountain boutique hotel, a recovery center, organic farming, or even a self-sustaining community.

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Hacienda Colonial, house for sale in Santo Domingo, Heredia

This unique property lets you relive history in the most luxurious way. The house was built around 1960, featuring a colonial design with exquisite attention to detail.

The design of this charming property is a prime example of luxury details, ranging from the spacious social areas with chimney, to the brick, wooden, and stone floors. It is also surrounded by beautiful gardens and provides a rural setting even though its minutes from the city.

A true escape for those who want to dream to live in a true piece of Costa Rican history.

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Vistas de Montecito

Take a walk in the beautiful gardens of this elegant home in San Rafael, Heredia. This amazing residence features unique views of the capital from its spacious terrace.

A grand living room with chimney communicates with the terrace, allowing you to both combine spaces for social gatherings, or stay in and enjoy the cozy spaces that this home has to offer.

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Santa Bárbara Views and Orchard Home

Built in 2012, this home sits in the fresh mountains of Santa Bárbara de Heredia with impressive views of the Central Valley.

Outside the hustle and bustle of the city, yet not far from it, boasting fresh cool air year-round, and easy access to the international airport, this home is a true oasis of peace.

Be welcomed by the awe-inspiring details of this residence, only to then take a walk through the beautiful orchard in the back. The property slopes down, where the gardens include fruit trees of all kinds, an in-ground lawn sprinkler system and exterior programmed lighting.

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Los Vitrales Chalet, San Rafael

We close off our tour through the mountains in one of the coziest properties you can find.

This unique home, located in Bosque de la Hoja, features the most beautiful living room area with a fireplace, especially practical for those cool evenings.

At the back of the garden we find a gazebo which can be accessed by a little path surrounded by lush hydrangeas. An ideal place to spend a coffee afternoon.

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