What our clients say...



''I can't recommend Melanie highly enough.


She has a strong ethical base and integrity and genuinely wants what's best for the clients.  She follows through and her communication is excellent, and she is incredibly knowledgeable about the area.  


In addition to listening to what my wife and I told her we wanted to look at, she took the time to get to know us personally so she could find the right properties and not waste oru time.  She succeeded brillantly and found us our dream property, one we had been seeking for over 15 years in many countries.


In addition to helping us negotiate our purchase she introduced us to an excellent attorney, architect, and builder so we can proceed with building our dream house.''


 - Jim Kanter

''Our experience with Melanie was without a doubt, the highest level of service, helpfulness and looking out for our interests of any realtor ever (regardless of location).  She puts her clients first, every step of the way.  I would give her six stars if I could.  

First of all, she knows the area.  She knew everything that was available and showed us only properties that she know would be of interest to us and within our price range.


Second, she knows the ins and outs of buying in Costa Rica which, coming from the US, was new to us.  And she was able to introduce us to the right people.


Third, I've never seen anyone work that hard (and in a vacation paradise!)  She has both incredible ethics and an energy level that can not be overstated.

If you are looking to make Pura Vida dream a reality, I highly recommend you speak with Melanie Engel.''


- John Friedman

Melanie Engel helped our dream come true!  We closed the deal on our condo in Flamingo beach this past July and Melanie was with us every step of the way. 


Melanie takes her clients needs to heart and goes above and beyond to help you in any way that she can. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about life in Costa Rica. We feel like we gained a friend and would highly recommend her if you're buying or selling!


 - Jodie Nychuk & Scott Farmer