buying property in costa rica in Real Estate in Costa Rica Posted May 29, 2011 · Report reply 15k? most likely you can find something small smelly and ugly for that in an area where nobody wants to be. desemparados next to the highway in the scariest part of costa rica, things like that. for 10 k you can buy a very small (200 m2) lot in a beach area. f.e. uvita. for 5 k you might put a roof and some walls. so yeah 15 k can be enough for a place to sleep and brush your teeth.