Customer Testimonials

Hi Scott-

In all the excitement of moving to Costa Rica and setting up our new home, I have been remiss in sending you a big “Thank You!”.

I have some sense of how busy you are but we always felt we had your full attention whenever we needed it and you never rushed us. Making such a large decision from Canada had the potential to go sideways in countless ways. You always kept us on track and found answers to our many questions. You helped us bridge the language issues, especially the definition of “furnished”!
Cheers and pura vida,

Vickie and Charles (alias Victoria y Carlos)


Scott Bowers helped us to purchase our house in Costa Rica. I strongly recommend him for the following reasons:

He has a very good business attitude. When we started to plan our purchase, I contacted a few Costa Rican RE agents via a phone from USA. Scott was very responsive and specific, always answering the phone or returning phone calls right away.

He loves the country, his book “The Definitive Guide to Costa Rica Expat Living” is a must read for anybody thinking about RE in Costa Rica.

He is a very nice person to work with and he was very professional and amiable when showing us the properties while we were in the country. He also showed us local attractions which could interest RE property owners in the area.

He helped us to negotiate the deal on the property we have selected and also introduced us to a local RE attorney and assisted us in preparing documents needed to finalize the RE transaction while we were back in the USA.

He provided help with things substantially above and beyond his responsibilities as a RE agent. Without him we would not be able to finalize the purchase and also open a CR bank account all while staying in the US. Keep in mind that opening a bank account in CR is substantially more difficult than RE purchase for somebody outside of the country.


Michael Sigalovsky

Harwich, MA

Having decided to realise our dreams andmove to Costa Rica, we were lucky enough to meet Scott.  

Scott was able to get us round every property we wanted to see (listed with different companies).  He gathered pertinent information before and after visits (which he accompanied us on), and liaised directly with listing agents and property owners, which made life very simple for us. We dealt with Scott and he dealt with everyone and everything else.

Scott is genuine, easy going, patient, low pressure and very knowledgeable about Costa Rica and the way things work here. He connected us to the right people and took us through the whole process of buying a property from start to finish.  Without Scott's help we could never have found our dream home here in Costa RIca. 

If you do one thing here in Costa Rica related to property purchase, let it be connecting fully with Scott,  believe me, it will save you time, money and aggravation.

David and Red (UK)

We had little time, but knew what we were looking for. Scott found and showed us a few properties that were within the requirements. Within days we put down the offer and bought the property. Scott helped us with the complicated process of buying in a foreign country. Thanks to him the process was smooth and pretty fast.


After closing there was a period of several months before we were able to really take possession of the property. We needed time to take care of things back home. Scott took care of the property by keeping an eye on it and organizing basic maintenance – cutting the grass, dealing with the mud slide blocking the driveway, etc.

We are immensely grateful for his service, which went way beyond his duty as an agent.


Grace and Peter Borowiak


I was leery buying a home in Costa Rica. Scott made the process almost enjoyable. He found my perfect home, in a great neighborhood, and is even my neighbor. I would recommend strongly using a realtor. Scott helped me thru the process, with the escrow company, we even closed early. I consider Scott a good friend. He is from the USA, but is a strong advocate for Costa Rica. My new life here is pretty incredible. My neighborhood is safe, and beautiful. I highly recommend Scott, he is well known in this area for his level of integrity.  Thank you Scott!

Daniel W. Ray, M.S, L.P.C.




I would like to express our greatest appreciation for everything you have done for us. I wanted to say a few things about my experience with you for others who might be considering the same.

I came across Scotts Bowers' personal website while doing extensive research about Costa Rica. I found a wealth of information I was looking for on his site and even more in his book. Having many good laughs along the way reading the book I was also developing the belief that I found the agent I wanted to work with. 
One day I inquired about one of Scott's listings on his website and the rest is history. His immense knowledge of the local area, diligent and professional work got us successfully to the closing table. We will be forever grateful that we met Scott as we enjoy our retirement in paradise.
Ilana Goldstein-Hunt and Mark Hunt

Last year I found the website "Costa Rica Expat Tours". Since I was planning to go there in early 2018 I decided what better way to see Costa Rica for the first time than with a guide. I got in touch with Scott and found out he is also a real estate agent. So after a few emails back and forth I booked a tour for the end of February, early March in 2018.

After much discussion about what I was looking for and hoping to see, Scott recommended that we would start out touring in San Isidro and looking at real estate available in that area since I mentioned that I was thinking of moving to Costa Rica when I retire. Then the last part of my trip was at the beach by Ojochal and Manual Antonio. He even gave me names of hotels to check out for the whole trip. There he toured us around to the different beaches. It was well worth the price and I saw more than I would have staying at one hotel in one area. The best part was that I ended up buying some land on the mountain outside of San Isidro.

But that wasn't the end of it. Scott also helped me with the sale, finding the lawyer, the survey company, escrow and answered my numerous questions. I'm sure I drove him crazy. He went above and beyond. So if you're going to the southern part of Costa Rica or looking to buy then I highly recommend Scott Bowers. You definitely won't regret it.

Angela Spraakman-Weed

After first reading Scott Bowers' e-book, The Definitive Guide to Costa Rica Expat Living, I just knew we had to contact him regarding our upcoming trip to Costa Rica. 

First off, his book pretty much told us all one needs to know about Costa Rica, climate, culture, what it's like to live there, among many other things. 
We were planning on taking a little trip to check things out and see if this is where we would want to live.  We really weren't sure what part of Costa Rica we wanted to visit, even after talking with friends who lived there and visited there.  His book piqued our interest in the Southern Zone, so that's where we decided to go.  Our intent was to spend a little over a week there, relaxing as well as checking out different properties to see what was available.
I sent Scott an e-mail and he answered me the same day.  He helped us with our accommodations and phoned and e-mailed us several times before we left.   Our accommodations were everything we hoped for and more, a beautiful, spacious condo in Dominical with a huge ocean view.  Once we arrived and settled in, we told him we'd like to see some properties and what our requirements were.  He did everything we asked and more; took us to several properties, took us to two beaches, and even took us to the pharmacy so my husband could get some pain medication for an unfortunate foot injury he had.  Scott was extremely helpful, personable, and knowledgeable. 
Little did we know that he would help us find our dream house in Ojochal!  We had no intention of buying a home on this visit, but that's exactly what we did!  We just couldn't pass it up and are ecstatic that it's now a reality.  Scott helped us with everything by introducing us to the right people that we would need to make this all possible -- lawyer, escrow agent, the company in the U.S. that would handle setting up the IRA and transferring the money.  He even arranged a home inspection.  Not only did he know who to contact, but he helped us through every step of the way, calling and e-mailing and letting us know what to do next.
We couldn't have asked for anyone better and I am so pleased that I've already given his info to a friend of mine who is seriously considering moving to Costa Rica!
Jim and Diane Ferraro

Scott helped us find our dream home in Costa Rica!

As a fellow Realtor, fully well knowing buyers don't always know what they want or communicate such when they first begin their search. Scott with his geographical and community knowledge of the region showed us a wide variety of locations and property types. 

No pressure, just a good old fashioned, get to know you and the things you like, kind of setting for our home search.
More than willing to assist with closing details if you happen to be out of country leading up to the sale. Thank you Scott!
Steve and Rhonda Gilkey