Costa Rica is a destination for people wanting to spend their retirement on a permanent vacation in the tropics. Though the country has plenty of homes and condos for sale to help fulfill that dream, you may find there are no properties available that perfectly suit your needs. Don’t fret! You can always build a house in Costa Rica. Building a home means that you can decide its style and create an atmosphere that will make you comfortable, which you may not be able to find in a pre-built home. What's more, it's more than likely that you'll be spending only a fraction of the cost of new construction in your home country.