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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 Broker & 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 realized 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. Aside from making new buyers and sellers feel comfortable, and at home, Braeden excels in creating amazing experiences for clients through vacation and property management!


He has completed his real estate training with CRGAR, and continuously strives to learn more, and more each day.  Braeden is very knowledgeable of the beach areas in Guanacaste, and is your guy if you are looking for all the best places to eat, shop, and what there is to do for fun.


Alongside work, Braeden is currently studying International Business at ULACIT in San Jose, Costa Rica.



Contact Information:


Whatsapp (+506) 8416-7528 or Email:


Instagram: @Braeden.engel

Randy Toltz, NAR, International Broker

Randy has been selling real estate since the late 1990s, prior to that, he spent almost twenty years as a marketing and management consultant, and a real estate investor. Randy has spent many years living in Costa Rica, Panama, and Columbia and working throughout Central and South America. Randy is bilingual speaking both English and Spanish fluently.

Randy and his wife Kim are both Colorado natives as well as legal residents of Costa Rica. They have five children, four of whom are grown. Their family has also expanded to include the joy of being grandparents to their four grandsons.

They both have a passion for outreach, photography, travel, and a love for life. They have been involved in many activities and organizations centered around their community, school, church, and athletics, as well as serving on numerous boards. Missions and charity work are a fundamental part of their family's life. They have served in several organizations throughout Costa Rica, Mexico, Sudan, Nicaragua, and throughout the US. The Toltz's have also hosted and chaired several charity fundraisers. Randy served as an Associate Pastor at Beach Community Church in Brasilito, Costa Rica, as well as the Head of Missions and Outreach for the church. 

Randy is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Colorado, as well as an active realtor in Costa Rica. He is a member of the South Metro Denver Association of RealtorspastedGraphic.png and the National Association of Realtors. You may also recognize Randy from his appearance on several recent episodes of the popular TV show, House Hunters International. 

As a full-service real estate professional, he works with buyers, sellers and investors in all types of real estate transactions spanning all of the price ranges and property types. He looks forward to helping you find your dream home in Paradise!



 Contact Information: Whatsapp or Direct +1 (303) 676-7036  Email:

Michael Avey, ABR, CIPS, GREEN, SRES, RSPS - Real Estate Broker, 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: