I am a naturalized citizen of Costa Rica. I first arrived (from the U.S.) in 2001 to broker a deal that sold one of the country's premier private universities to a U.S. publicly-held education company. Since 2004 I've arranged eco-intensive Costa Rica vacation tours to locations throughout the country, as well as Nicaragua, Panama and Colombia. In addition to serving as an agent with the Coldwell Banker Dominical Realty team since 2015, I offer Expat Consulting and conduct guided Expat Tours.
In my former life, prior to becoming an expat in Costa Rica, I practiced tax and corporate transactional law in the Carolinas. I also have extensive experience as a business valuation consultant and mergers and acquisitions advisor to companies in a wide variety of industries.
I married my Colombian born, but Costa Rica naturalized, wife in 2009. We are the parents of seven grown children. I love exploring the nature of Costa Rica and I am a life-long surfer. I've been a blogger about all things Costa Rican for the past decade and I've published a popular eBook entitled The Definitive Guide to Costa Rica Expat Living.
I am a member of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). I am a 2021 member of Coldwell Banker's Diamond Society, representing the top 12% of international Coldwell Banker sales associates. I hold the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation from the National Association of Realtors. I am also a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Specialist.
My "MO" (Modus Operandi) is to be an unbiased agent/consultant who will expose you to the two very distinct worlds of Costa Rica southern zone mountains and beaches, so that you can make the absolute best choice between them.
Having decided to realise our dreams and move 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.
Steve and Rhonda Gilkey
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. More than willing to assist with closing details if you happen to be out of country leading up to the sale.
Peter and Grace Borowiak
We had little time but we 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 we took possession 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 from home in Canada. 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.
Jim and Diane Ferraro
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!
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.
Ilana Goldstein-Hunt and Mark Hunt
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.
Daniel W. Ray, M.S. L.P.C.
I was leery buying a home in Costa Rica. Scott made the process almost enjoyable. He found my perfect home. I highly recommend Scott, he is well known, in this area, for his level of integrity.
Scott Bowers helped us to purchase our house in Costa Rica. Scott was very responsive and specific, always answering the phone, or returning phone calls right away. 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 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 transaction while we were back in the USA. He provided help with things substantially above and beyond his responsibilities as a RE agent, such as setting up a bank account in CR. His book, “The Definitive Guide to Costa Rica Expat Living”, is a must read for anybody thinking about RE in Costa Rica. I strongly recommend him.
Vickie and Charles
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 Scott Bowers is but we always felt we had your full attention whenever we needed it and Scott Bowers never rushed us. Making such a large decision from Canada had the potential to go sideways in countless ways. Scott Bowers always kept us on track and found answers to our many questions. Scott Bowers helped us bridge the language issues, especially the definition of “furnished”! Cheers and pura vida
Scott is vastly knowledgeable, a through professional.
He made our purchase and transition easy. We totally trust him. He operates in the spirit we are accustomed to in the United States were the clients needs are superior to his own. He is creative and forward thinking, he listened to our desires and produced just the right options for us. If you work with Scott, you can be assured that everything is correct and drama free.