About Santa Barbara real estate agent Laurel Anderson
Laurel, our Santa Barbara real estate agent, came to Costa Rica in 1977 as a young backpacker looking for adventure. She settled on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica opening businesses such as exporting ornamental plants and creating hand painted cotton knit dresses for the budding tourism industry. She’s also made an impact importing and promoting organic foods, and now creates hand painted custom canvas rugs for interior décor.
Laurel has resided in Santa Barbara de Heredia for the past 32 years. Due to her knowledge of Costa Rica and her experience in working with properties in both Cahuita on the Caribbean and Santa Barbara de Heredia, she decided to form part of the GoDutch Realty family.
“I love this town.”, Laurel says. “The people are warm and friendly, the weather is exquisite, warm and sunny during the day and cool at night.” Santa Barbara is well known for its climate amongst the Costa Ricans.
Her native language is English, but she speaks fluent Spanish. She now holds Costa Rican citizenship.
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