Born and raised in the Netherlands and a student of Latin American Culture at Leiden University (Netherlands), Joost Hauwert explored this part of the world before settling in Costa Rica in 1993. After several years in the tourist industry throughout Costa Rica, Joost opened and ran a sub office in Tamarindo for a US realtor in 1994. From 1998 to 2000 Joost worked as a sales manager for one of main development companies in the area.
In 2000 he decided to start his own real estate company. Joost combines his Real Estate expertise with a thorough knowledge of the land and people of Costa Rica. He and his team focus on Costa Rica beach- and ocean view properties along the coast of Nicoya Peninsula.
The beauty and the potential of this area are still a secret to many investors.
In 2010 Joost also became active in the San Jose (Capital) real estate market and has a wide knowledge about property values in the more upscale areas like Escazu and Santa Ana on the west side of the city.
Great guys, super Pro and well connected. Ended up finding me my ideal spot to built my dream house.
Pablo Bellini Argentina
We highly recommend Joost
Our experience with Hidden Coast Realty has been absolutely amazing! It was our absolute pleasure to work with Joost. He found us the most beautiful property to purchase right by the gorgeous beach in Hacienda Pinilla at a wonderful price.
He also really went the extra mile and connected us to all the contacts we needed to make the purchase as seamless and convenient as possible -considering we did everything from Canada!
He took such great care of us, sent us all the pictures and communicated really well throughout the process. It made the whole experience so effortless on our part. Joost is also very well-connected so it really helps if you’re looking to build your dream home. He even helped us find the perfect rental property to live in as we wanted to rent something while we build our dream home.
We highly recommend Joost – you are absolutely going to love working with him and you’ll be in great hands!
Ramsha Mirza, USA
Joost was an excellent agent and pleasant to work with.
I had a great experience working with Hidden Coast Realty. Joost was an excellent agent and pleasant to work with. As a buyer from the US, I could not have asked for a better experience. Highly recommended.
Emily Renschler, USA.
We had a great experience
We had a great experience working with Bruno and Joost at Hidden Coast Realty in our search to buy a home in the Tamarindo area. We had very specific needs due to having a wheelchair-bound family member. Bruno patiently worked with us to find alternatives and if Bruno was unavailable, Joost was always there to help. When there was a misunderstanding about what appliances were included in the sale, Bruno and Joost replaced the missing appliances at their expense. That is a sign of a true professional! Their consistent commitment to excellent customer service, even after the sale, makes us confident to strongly recommend them to anyone looking to rent or buy in this area.
Cecilia Farina-Morin, USA
Joost was great in managing the sale of our property
Joost was great in managing the sale of our property in Costa Rica. Because of the “unique” nature of our property, it took a while to sell. Joost stuck with the process and ultimately identified a qualified buyer that resulted in a successful transaction for both parties. Not only is Joost a high quality real estate agent, but he also brought excellent professionals (lawyers, surveyors et al) to the task. They all responded well and in a very timely fashion. I would certainly highly recommend Joost to any buyer or seller.