Costa Rica Team


Charles Boyd

CEO, Sales and Marketing Director

The Costa Rica Team

“Costa Rica Charlie”, to those who know him in Costa Rica, Charles Boyd is the CEO and Director of Sales and Marketing for The Costa Rica Team, representing Cielo Vista  and other Costa Rica projects.

Mr Boyd first visited Costa Rica over 20 years ago, making it his home more than 12 years ago. Charles, got his start acting as a liaison, establishing corporate structures, trusts and banking solutions for those looking to do business in Costa Rica.  As his client base grew, using outside law firms and their schedules became cumbersome; therefore, he started his own lay firm, to expedite the process for his clients and to keep these services in-house.

Soon, Charles’ clients encouraged him to get involved in land development on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica during the land boom. Charles bought his first parcel, with the help of investors; and, successfully sold out all 40 lots in six months.  He worked his way into eventually selling out a 1500 acre development with 300  lots and home sites in only 18 months.  Many land owners approached him and asked for help with their projects and established him as COSTA RICA CHARLIE!!

Continuing, Charles Boyd created The Costa Rica Team in continuing his legacy of protecting Costa Rica while offering home sites in the lush surroundings of Costa Rica and Cielo Vista.

Elaine Shapiro 

Public Relations Manager

The Costa Rica Team

Elaine attended Akron University in Arkon, Ohio and majored in Business Management.  WIth extensive experience involving computer and design, real estate and marketing, Elaine became a welcomed asset to The Costa Rica Team. 

Elaine specialized for a number of years in purchasing and remodeling residential properties in the Sarasota area, and now applies those skills and talents to assist second homes buyers and investors during their transition into becoming Cosa Rican property owners. 



Russell Moore,

Land Plannning and Design Team

The Costa Rica Team
Russell Moore is a practicing planner and landscape architect with over 30 years experience in public and private sectors. He was the owner and founding partner in 2 major planning and design consultancys in the US: DSW Inc. in Denver Colorado and the RMPK Group in Sarasota Florida. He has been instrumental in the marketing and business development aspects of the profession, as well as, project principal for a multitude of high-profile commissions throughout the US, Mexico, Bahamas, Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Middle East.

The spectrum of his project experience is wide and diverse. Planning projects have included the following: Comprehensive Plans, Redevelopment Plans, Transit-Oriented Development Corridor Plans, Form-based Codes, Eco-heritage Plans, Parks and Open Space System Master Plans, Large Scale Resort and Golf Course Communities, and Urban mixed-use In-fill Master Plans. Design projects have included the following: Urban Waterfront Parks, Urban Streetscapes, Town Squares, Ski Areas, Botanical Gardens, Arboretums, Sports Complexes, Heritage Museums, and Land Development Amenity Areas.

Mr. Moore’s training in environmentally based planning and design has ingrained a rigorous analysis approach to attain an in-depth understanding of the cultural and environmental factors affecting each project. His context-based approach has led to highly imaginative and appropriate planning and design solutions for complex urban and natural conditions.

Some Affiliations: American Society of Landscape Architects, American Planning Association, Florida Recreation & Parks Association, Florida Redevelopment Association, Board Member.



THE COSTA RICA TEAM located in Sarasota, Florida and Jaco, Costa Rica specializes in creating premiere eco-minded developments accentuate the natural beauty of Costa Rica, while offering unprecedented value to its clients.  By working with the best U.S. and Costa Rican architects and land owners, the Costa Rica Team works diligently to create developments that are driven, not be sales, but by a vision.

CRT offers options secure and protected investment to retirees looking for retirement or second homes, investors looking to capitalize on the land boom, and large development investors in creating their own developments in Costa Rica.

Our strong and diversified team and land development company, with more than three decades of experience promote land holdings ranging from home sites with ocean and mountain views to large commercial parcels ideal for hotel or condominium developments.

CRT is comprised of both Costa Rica Nationals and North Americans that live and work full-time in this country.  This ensures that while going through the process of purchasing property, you are dealing with professionals that have firsthand knowledge of this market and a personal interest in maintaining the integrity of this beautiful environment. The staff at CRT has established long-term relationships within the community and contributes significantly to the growth of various charities.

OUR GOAL is to make you Costa Rica experience as user-friendly as possible,

OUR Vision is to create eco-minded communities that protect the environment while utilizing everything this amazing country has to offer.

OUR DREAM is to accentuate this diverse land which is full of life and purity.

OUR REALITY is The Costa Rica Team.