– Richard Lacey –

Luxury Second Home Specialist

Coldwell Banker Tamarindo Realty
Plaza Conchal, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, EX , CR

Tel: 877-272-3747

Markets Served:  Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica; Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica; Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica; Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain;

Specialties: International Buyers; International Properties; Island Properties; Resort/Vacation;

What do Clients Say?

I contacted other agents via internet when I started looking for homes in Costa Rica. Richard Lacey was the only one who responded promptly and continued to do so as we corresponded with each other. When I met him, he was very professional and attentive to my needs. He showed me several homes and stayed within my boundaries and style of homes that I requested to view. Unfortunately, I could not find the perfect home so I decided to build a house and Richard found me the perfect lot with an awesome view! The entire transaction went smoothly from beginning to end and I believe It was because of Richard's knowledge and experience as a realtor in Costa Rica. I would highly recommend Mr. Lacey to anyone who is considering purchasing property in Costa Rica. You will not be disappointed!

Paulie Boyle, Luxury Residential Buyer

Debbie, my wife,and l would love to recommend Richard We met Richard on a plane two years ago when he offered us to utilize his seat so we both can sit next to each other. At flight end we thanked him again and we learned that he was Richard Lacey and we recognized him as we were doing our due diligence prior to moving here. If you want anything to do with real estate you will easily find Richard . I learned very quickly that he was also a football/ soccer fan, and , we also liked in common the same English primer Football team . He gave us advise on where to go and what to do in Tamarindo. Few months later we had vacation in Tamarindo with our daughters and Richard recommended a builder for us. Well, we hired the builder ,have a beautiful home here, and consider Richard as a good friend and neighbor. Richard is a kind and thoughtful person with passion to help. He is truly a most valuable resource and continually strives to help many with insightful input. He is a true professional with genuine charm.

Waleed Tarazi

My wife, Tonja, and I decided we wanted to buy a place in Costa Rica. We were somewhat familiar with the area and wanted to be close to but not in Tamarindo. We came across Richard Lacey through some of his advertising and asked for his assistance. He showed us several places in Brasilito, Portrero and Playa Flamingo. All of the properties he showed us were on the mark with little wasted effort. When we asked to see a property, he arranged his schedule to coincide with ours and that of the seller. Once we selected the property he arranged for an attorney to represent us and a property management company to keep our condo occupied when we were not there. I would highly recommend Richard as a professional real estate representative, whether you are buying or selling.

Bill and Tonja Bell

Richard Lacey recently sold our condo on the west coast of Costa Rica in less than a week of listing. We found Richard very professional, helpful, and truly interested in our property and our concerns. His help and assistance in the listing and sale were of the highest professional grade. My husband and I would recommend him to any potential clients. Thanks again Richard,

Patricia Thomas

About Richard

Richard is owner/  broker of real estate offices in Costa Rica and Ibiza, Spain.


He is a licensed Realtor and is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Richard founded Coldwell Banker Tamarindo in 2011 in Costa Rica, and in a few short years it has grown to become the top producing Coldwell Banker office in Costa Rica, and Richard is one of the highest grossing sales agents in the country.

Richard is British, and  comes from a corporate background, having spent many years with blue chip corporations including KPMG, Time Warner and Sony Corp. He has run businesses in Costa Rica for 20 years and is a fluent Spanish speaker. His focus is on hotel sales and luxury beach residential properties.


His second office is located in Ibiza, Spain which is also focused on the luxury second home market.