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There is no place on earth quite like Costa Rica and owning property here will fulfill dreams of a lifetime.  Meet Melanie Engel who brings over 25 years of business experience to the Costa Rican real estate market.  Melanie relocated to Playa Flamingo in 2014 from Canada with her family and quickly became one of the leaders in the area, specializing in the beach communities along the Gold Coast of Guanacaste.  There, she and her husband Michael built their family home.  Melanie’s passion for her clients is evident. Whether you are buying or selling property, Melanie is known for going the extra mile and providing a personal touch that is hard to find with realtors in today’s marketplace.  All of that comes with a proven track record of success including some of the best sales the area has ever seen.


Relocating, investing, or purchasing a retirement home in a foreign country comes with its own set of complexities and Melanie will confidently guide you through, making your experience painless.  As a local resident on the Gold Coast, Melanie brings with her intimate knowledge of the area, culture, legal proceedings and a wide network of professionals within the community.  Melanie knows that whether you are already residing in Costa Rica, or want to purchase your own slice of paradise from afar, professionalism and attention to detail are the keys to a smooth transaction.


Melanie holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).  With both educational excellence and practical experience in her toolkit, you can be assured Melanie will be by your side every step of the way.  From beachfront Luxury homes to quaint Cabinas, her intimate knowledge of the marketplace, values, and legal requirements make her the go-to for both locals and expats.  “I love sharing my passion and admiration of Costa Rica with my clients!  Living and owning property at the beach was the best decision we ever made for our family.   Helping make my clients' dreams become a reality makes my heart sing!”


Contact Information:  Whatapp or Direct (+506) 8402-2795,  US 1-239-205-5097    Email:


Dr. Michael Engel - Co-owner and Agent


Dr. Michael is a retired chiropractor.  He and his wife Melanie came to Costa Rica on a family mission trip back in 2014 and decided then to make Costa Rica their home.  His life work has been in helping people and he has transferred this passion into real estate.  He finds much joy in helping clients find the perfect dream home in paradise - be it a vacation home, a vacation rental, an investment property, or a place to call home.  He has traveled extensively throughout the area and has visited many of the properties for sale.  He has a passion for the outdoors, for fishing, for cooking, and for his family.  In his spare time, you will find him walking the beaches with his dogs, picking shells and sea glass with his daughter, playing ball with his 3 boys, or with a mask on looking for fish in the ocean!


Contact Information:  Whatsapp or Direct (+506) 8726-6694    Email:

Braeden Engel - Real Estate Agent & Vacation Specialist


Braeden moved to Costa Rica from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with his family back in 2014. He has grown up in an entrepreneurial family and has learned from a young age the importance of putting the customer first and going above and beyond what it is expected.  In 2018 he found his passion for sharing the dream life in Costa Rica, and joined the family business, Flamingo Beach Realty. From that moment on, Braeden has worked alongside Melanie closing deals with clients from all around the world. Braeden's exceptional customer service and personable character is what has lead to his success at such a young age.




Braeden has completed his real estate training with CRGAR, and continuously strives to increase his knowledge and expertise each and every day. Braeden is your best source of information for the beach areas in Guanacaste, and is your guy if you are looking for all the best places to eat, shop, and have fun by the beach!


Contact Information: Whatsapp (+506) 7173-9101 Email:


Michael Avey, ABR, CIPS, GREEN, SRES, RSPS - Real Estate Agent, Instructor


Michael has over forty years of experience in real estate.  He has been a real estate broker, property manager and real estate instructor in Canada, the US, and now in Costa Rica.  He has acquired several certifications and designations in order to improve his level of service for his clients. He is an approved instructor for the National Association of Realtors and enjoys teaching other realtors what he has learned over the years.  One of his favorite classes he has taught is the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) and he is using his skills now helping clients purchase and sell properties at the beaches of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. 


Michael was born and raised in Canada and moved to Florida in 1992 to work in construction and real estate.  He is married to Ellen Jean and together they have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Michael and EJ currently reside in Playa Flamingo and are looking forward to assisting Canadian and US families also realize their dreams of owning property in Paradise.


Contact Information:  Whatsapp or Direct  (+1) 727-348-8601    Email:


Natasha & Adam Valentino - Real Estate Agents


Hello Everyone!

We are Natasha and Adam Valentino; we are new members of the FBR team. Our family was living outside of Toronto Canada when we decided we needed a change to better not only our lives but our children’s lives also. That’s when we took the leap and contacted Melanie on possibly purchasing a home in Costa Rica. Her team helped us out step by step on making our dream of living “Pura Vida” possible. Before we knew it we had done the unthinkable. We sold everything, left our family and friends in hopes to start a new beginning. When we arrived in Costa Rica we were instantly blown away by the beauty of the country, the beaches, the wildlife and most of all the people of Costa Rica. Even though we don’t speak the language fluently yet, communicating with locals hasn’t been a problem for us. We have come here to stay and grow our new roots in this paradise. If you are having any thoughts of wanting change or simply just looking for a place of your own to vacation to. We are dedicated and are looking forward to helping you to find your own Pura Vida!


Contact Information: Adam Valentino (+506) 6371-2492 Natasha Valentino  (+506) 6364-2369



Don Grant - Real Estate Agent


Don Grant has been on the tourism industries more than 15 years! As a local knows the country very well and also has been able to show it as a tour guide And now he can also share all this experience and knowledge by finding your dream place! There’s no place like Costa Rica! Pura vida that’s right pura vida! Once you get to know the meaning of this word you will not want to leave this country, Don Can find your dream home or your new investment opportunity! Come let’s Get Lost In Costa Rica.



Contact Information: Whatsapp: (+506) 8839 0561  Email:

Federico Chavaria P

Federico is a native of Guanacaste province, very proud of his roots and background as a tico. He has been working on tourism for the last 20 years of his life in customer service, in 2017 started his career as a real estate agent at The Palms in Flamingo beach. After I concluded satisfactorily with The Palms real estate program, I've joined the family of the Flamingo Beach Realty team. I am very aware that you as a tourist and future investor in my beloved Costa Rica sometimes feel unsure which company or real estate agent to choose to make one of the most important transactions of your life, the search for the house of your dreams, as a local from this side of the country I am very happy to be at your service and to be able to help you fulfill this dream.


Thank you very much for choosing me, and being part of your life. 

Welcome to the Land of ''Pura Vida''


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