Tim is trustworthy, dependable and honest. We recently bought a great house built by Tim and his partner, Johnny. Tim went beyond what was required to make the transaction smooth. Since the sale he has helped us in so many ways. The house is well built and beautiful. I refer anyone interested in buying a house or lot to Tim as I trust him 100%.

Ron Calhoon, El Empalme, San Ramon, Costa Rica/Pennsylvania, USA


Tim and Tyler are a great team. They were super attentive and aggressively marketed our home from the first day they visited. They took wonderful photos of our place and had them all over the internet within a couple of days. They answered every inquiry whether by phone, email or whats-app. They SOLD OUR PLACE IN ONE MONTH! And we really trust them. That means so much in today’s world! Thanks so much guys!

Jeff and Roz Juptner, Zarcero, San Ramon, Costa Rica


I would like to say a few things about Tim Burke, and Why Not Costa Rica. I had been working on building my family’s retirement home in Costa Rica, and just like you read about, I was fleeced by a unethical builder. My project had been abandoned, and I was completely discouraged and ready to give up. I met Tim through a post on Craigslist. He looked at my project, and offered his assistance. Since meeting, I have been taken by Tim and his compassion for my situation, and his natural initiative to help me recognize our retirement dream. It would be an understatement to call his efforts “help”. It is the single reason we had the confidence to continue. I would not only recommend working with Tim Burke and Why Not Costa Rica, I would say it is the best way I can think to smoothly transition to the sometimes thorny utopia!

Marc Cimini, San Diego, California


(Translated by Google) Great attention, excellent people very reliable and very professional in their attention
Super recommended !!!

Gran atención, excelentes persona muy confiables y muy profesional en cuanto su atención
Super recomendados!!!

Alejandro Mejas, San Ramon, Costa Rica


Tim was spot on in finding a couple great properties to choose from. He stayed in our budget to find us a great deal on a well constructed home on a beautiful piece of property. I had spent time searching the area and found prices and quality all over the map. Tim was very helpful and knowledgeable, which saved us much time and money. I highly recommend his service. Thank You Tim

Steve Temp, Los Angeles, San Ramon, Costa Rica


Tim did a very good job marketing and selling our property recently. He is is easy to work with, timely with appointments, professional and very personable. We are very happy that we found him and highly recommend his services.

Liva Jacoby, Los Angeles, San Ramon, Costa Rica


Excellent service and attention; It is good to find a place and people interested in showing everything that the area offers. The range of services they provide is very professional and highly recommended.

Excelente servicio y atención; es bueno encontrar un sitio y personas interesadas en mostrar todo lo que la zona ofrece. La gama de servicios que brindan es muy profesional y altamente recomendable.

Gabriela Alpizar, San Ramon, Costa Rica


Like a majority of expats, I researched the most common Google results regarding living in Costa Rica, and while most were generally accurate and informative, a number of sites were too simplistic, exaggerated, or outright disingenuous. After moving to Costa Rica, reality quickly proved that my knowledge and preparations were somewhat lacking. Laws, costs, and procedures regularly change in paradise which is why nothing compares to relevant, practical, and up-to-date information. “Why Not Costa Rica” rises to the challenge by equipping potential expats with contemporary, sensible and highly-beneficial insights. Tim Burke knows how the game is played and his wide-ranging experience and proven understanding will help you avoid wasting time, energy, and costly mistakes. I wish “Why Not Costa Rica” was available when I made the transition.
                                                            Steve Cevera , San Ramon, Costa Rica


Negotiating the slippery slope of renting or purchasing of homes and property in San Ramon Costa Rica or any foreign country is very difficult unless there is a reliable and honest professional firm you can rely on that has had feet on the ground in the country for a number of years and fully understands the necessary elements of successful renting, purchasing property or building in the country. Having lived in San Ramon Costa Rica for some 9 years, and having had homes built for rental and later sales, one should fully realize the potential for disaster if there is not a reliable builder, rental agent and realty firm to rely on.

We have found from our association with Tim Burke @ Why Not Costa Rica that his work fits all of these requirements. He has been involved in the building, rental, and sales of our properties for a number of years in Costa Rica with outstanding results. We have found that Costa Rica, unlike many countries in Latin America, has a very strict building code…. and Tim is aware of how important it is to build to these codes religiously unlike some others who may not be as professional in their building of homes.  We wholeheartedly endorse Tim @ Why Not Costa Rica for any acquiring of property, the building or purchase of homes, or rental thereof.

      Bob and Debby Stone, El Empalme, San Ramon, Costa Rica