Joost Hauwert

Owner / Broker

  • Service Areas: Guanacaste, North West Pacific based in Tamarindo
  • Specialties: Real Estate - Development - Consulting

Property Types

  • 23% Homesites/Lots
  • 16% Homes/Villas
  • 16% Gated Community
  • 45% Other

Property Status

  • 54% Sold
  • 46% For Sale

Property Cities

  • 35% Tamarindo
  • 10% Marbella
  • 8% San Jose de Pinilla
  • 46% Other

About Joost Hauwert

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.

Language: English, Spanish & Dutch

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    I wholeheartedly recommend Hidden Coast Realty to anyone

    Great Experience with Hidden Coast Realty in Costa Rica

    I am delighted to share my overwhelmingly positive experience with Hidden Coast Realty during my recent property search in Costa Rica. From the outset, their team demonstrated a level of professionalism, expertise, and dedication that set them apart in the real estate industry.

    The transparency and integrity exhibited by Hidden Coast Realty were notable throughout the entire process. Their team provided comprehensive information about each property, including details on legalities, neighborhood dynamics, and potential future developments. This transparency instilled trust and allowed me to make informed decisions with confidence.

    What truly set Hidden Coast Realty apart was their dedication to customer service. Responsiveness was exceptional – my inquiries were promptly addressed, and they were readily available to accommodate my schedule for property viewings. Their knowledge of the local market was evident, providing valuable insights that facilitated a smooth decision-making process.

    In addition to their professional acumen, the team at Hidden Coast Realty demonstrated a genuine passion for the beauty and uniqueness of Costa Rica. Their enthusiasm for the Hidden Coast region was infectious, and their ability to showcase the lifestyle benefits of each property was a proof of their love for the area.

    In conclusion, my experience with Hidden Coast Realty was nothing short of exceptional. Their personalized approach, transparency, dedication to customer service, and in-depth knowledge of the Costa Rican real estate market make them a standout company. I wholeheartedly recommend Hidden Coast Realty to anyone seeking a seamless and rewarding real estate journey in Costa Rica.

    Thank you 🙂

    Luca Attilo
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    I trust them 100%

    Joost Hauwert and the whole Hidden Coast Realty Team are just excellent! I trust them 100% and they work for their customer’s deals as if it was their own money.

    Dominikus Link
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    A five-star experience from start to finish!

    I recently had the pleasure of working with Hidden Coast Realty in Costa Rica, and I must say it was a five-star experience from start to finish! From the moment I reached out to inquire about their services, I was met with the utmost professionalism and a genuinely friendly attitude.

    The team at Hidden Coast Realty goes above and beyond to make you feel not just like a client, but a valued partner in the real estate journey. The friendly and approachable demeanor of the staff made the entire process enjoyable, and their dedication to ensuring a positive experience was truly remarkable.

    What stood out to me the most was the unwavering trustworthiness of all the employees. They provided transparent and honest communication at every step, creating a sense of confidence and reliability that is often hard to come by in the real estate industry. This level of integrity made me feel secure and well-informed throughout the entire process.

    The efficiency and speed with which Hidden Coast Realty operates are truly commendable. They understand the importance of time in real estate transactions, and their prompt responses and proactive approach made the entire collaboration seamless. The team’s professionalism is matched only by their warmth, making the process not just efficient but also surprisingly pleasant.

    In conclusion, my experience with Hidden Coast Realty exceeded all expectations. The friendly, trustworthy, and efficient nature of the team made the real estate journey in Costa Rica not only successful but also enjoyable. I highly recommend Hidden Coast Realty to anyone seeking a real estate partner who prioritizes client satisfaction, transparency, and a genuinely positive experience. They have truly set a standard of excellence in the industry. Five stars without a doubt!

    Valentin Scharf


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    Great guys, super Pro and well connected

    Great guys, super Pro and well connected. Ended up finding me my ideal spot to built my dream house.

    Pablo Bellini

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    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

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