We at Mango Construction highly recommend clients to build custom homes instead of buying the existing inventory. If you were to look at the quality of the existing homes compared to what we can offer you in your new built home, it would be a night and day difference. Why would you compromise your dream of owning a new house in Costa Ballena for a fixer upper that will end up costing you in the end more than building a brand new custom home? Although Costa Rica has building codes, they are hardly ever enforced. Consequently, in many cases corners are cut making for inferior homes with potential for structural, electrical, or plumbing problems. Building a new house with a responsible contractor you will be confident that you will have a quality newly built home with professional finishes. You will also get to design it how you have always dreamed of and will not have to buy a home and do immediate repairs, spending more money and time trying to hire workers for handyman jobs. An older built home will end up costing you approximately 30% or more than building your own custom home.