Geoff McCabe

Malpais Topographer / Santa Teresa Topography

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costa rica topographerAre you looking for a Malpais or Santa Teresa topographer to measure your property/lot? Do you want to subdivide your lot into smaller lots?

I’ve been working in real estate for 8 years in the Malpais/Montezuma/Santa Teresa area, and have worked with many topographers. Most make a lot of mistakes, don’t return calls, don’t use email, and cause you a lot of grief.

Finally I have found some really great topographers who know the area and don’t make stupid mistakes. They’re frequently in the area and I highly recommend them.

Please email me ( and I’ll refer you to them. Tell me what you’re looking for as well and I’ll give you some basic lessons – topography 101 – for Costa Rica.

2 Responses to Malpais Topographer / Santa Teresa Topography

  1. Mikey November 24, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Hey how’s it going. I have lived in the area the past few years and my wife and I manage a property in mal paid behind vista de olas. I really want to approach the owner about seeing if he will sell me a small corner piece of the property. I’ve been told it is fairly easy to divide it up as long as it has road frontage/electric etc and it does, borders the access road to the main houses on property. I would want to build a small rental home on the property. However before I approach him with my idea, I want to have all the facts. Such as size of lot I am intersted in, estimated going rate for that size, legal stuff Plano etc.

  2. Geoff McCabe September 15, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Yes, what you’re saying is generally true, but depends on if the road is a public road or a servidumbre. If it’s a public road, lots of nearly any small size could be subdivided on it. If it’s a servidumbre (easement) then the lots must be 5000m2 (1 1/4 acres) or bigger.