Meet our Team

We Put You First:

Our business is built on a superior client experience and we have a national reputation for 5-star service. You’ll sense it from your first point of contact with Blue Water: Not only are we quick to respond, but you’ll find that we truly listen to your needs and wants. We ask the right questions. We send you information quickly – and include all the specifics you’ve requested. We check in with you. We put you first, second, and third, in everything we do.

We’re Not Just Trilingual; We’re Bicultural:

We believe that being trilingual is the bare minimum for doing business in Costa Rica. At Blue Water, we’re also bicultural: Most of us have grown up in the U.S., Canada, or Europe, but we’ve spent many years (decades, even) in Costa Rica. We understand U.S./Canadian/European expectations and lifestyle, and know how to interweave these with the Costa Rican pura vida and ways of doing business. We know how to get things done, the way you expect them done.

We’re Involved in Our Community:

Not only do we reside in and love Costa Rica, but we are deeply embedded within our communities. This goes beyond greeting our neighbors by name: We also give back, through a variety of charitable projects and actions. We have earned our community’s love and trust, which translates not only to opportunities for change but also into goodwill for our company – and opportunities for our clients.

Our Team is Seriously Experienced:

Across the board, for all of our brands – our trilingual team knows Guanacaste, our business, and your needs like the backs of their hands.

Joshua Pacheco | Marketing Manager

Joshua was born in Chicago and moved to Costa Rica with his mother (who is Costa Rican) at age 6. He currently lives in Liberia, Guanacaste where he studied and got his college degree in business administration and marketing. Joshua is the marketing manager for…

Ian Shaw | Real Estate Consultant

Ian Shaw has been living the ‘Pura Vida’ life for the past 8 years. He brings 34 years of Canadian business and management experience with multi-billion dollar firms such as Sears, Sirius/XM, and Rogers Wireless. He’s spent the last 3 years selling real estate in…