Chris Norris



Chris is a beach boy from California who has always loved the ocean. His dad taught him the art of fishing when he was very little, and when he learned freediving and hunting fish could be combined he was hooked! Chris got seriously into spearfishing while he lived in the Canary Islands, Spain from 1997 to 2013. But Costa Rica was always on Chris’s radar, ever since he totally fell in love with the beaches, culture, and lifestyle in Costa Rica. Because his mother is Costa Rican, he has been visiting the country since he was very young, and he realized that one day he would make Costa Rica his home.

When the opportunity finally came along 9 years ago, Chris sold everything and came to paradise to start a new life. At the time, his oldest child was 3 years old and his wife was pregnant; a few years after, they were blessed with twins. The lovely family of six now loves living here in Costa Rica, as he put it himself “the people are really pleasant, the wildlife is amazing, the lifestyle is simple, and the spearfishing is off the charts”. Currently, apart from being a real estate agent, Chris also owns a small successful beach hotel, and his local knowledge and love for the pura vida lifestyle are great assets to help anyone find their ideal lifestyle.

Chris has lived in New York, Barcelona, as well as in the Canary Islands where he worked in the hospitality business as well as in real estate. His love for this country and eagerness to show and share all that Costa Rica has to offer led him to become a real estate agent here as well. He loves to surf and paddleboard, but his passions are freediving and spearfishing. On the weekends (and some weekdays) if he isn’t out catching dinner, he is enjoying some beach time with his 4 young children.

Living the dream is definitely a common motto used to describe Chris’s lifestyle. When Chris is not helping people make their dream of homeownership a reality, he can be found in the water about 2, 3 times a week. An avid underwater hunter, Chris’s love for diving and hunting fish on one breath keeps him feeling young and alive and brings food to the many mouths that wait for him at home. As the owner of a small hotel next to the beach at Manuel Antonio, Chris has the freedom to live the dream and aims to share this paradise with everyone.

Profile Details

Regent Territory
Costa Rica
English, Spanish.

Service Areas

Manuel Antonio

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