Rosario Araya A. has over 10 years of legal experience advising clients about investments in Costa Rica, especially in the fields of real estate developments and construction. She started out working as a private attorney for several long-term clients. Over time she decided to add to those successful, ongoing relationships by expanding her horizons and providing legal services to others by starting her own law firm, Pacific Coast Law.
As a Lawyer and Public Notary, Rosario has helped clients safely navigate Costa Rica’s legal system for purchasing real estate. Rosario and her team value and appreciate their clients, and work to take care of client investments in the same way as they would their own. Rosario has experience in real estate acquisition, plus commercial, environmental, and labor law.
Rosario earned her Bachelor’s and Law degrees from the well-respected “Escuela Libre de Derecho” in San José, where she had the opportunity to be taught by professors who are now magistrates of the Supreme Court, also known as the Constitutional Court, as well as judges and lawyers of the main State Powers within Costa Rica. Rosario joined the Costa Rica Bar Association in 2007.
In addition to being a lawyer and public notary, Rosario is a devoted wife and mother who happens to love applying critical thinking to everything she does in her life, in addition to using it to help others protect their investments. She and her husband Tim Woodruff have two children who give their parents lots of joy and plenty of debate practice. Tim gives Rosario the advantage of getting to discuss the similarities and differences between U.S. and Costa Rican law, since he graduated from Tulane Law School as Managing Editor of the Tulane Law Review, practiced trial law in San Francisco for seven years, and was also admitted to the Florida State Bar.
Pacific Coast Law is located in the town of Dominical, the district of Bahía Ballena, the county of Osa, in the province of Puntarenas. The majority of our clients come from Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Dominical, Uvita, Bahía Ballena, Ojochal, Puerto Cortes, Palmar Norte, and even Guanacaste. We offer our services along the entire Pacific Coast – Puntarenas, Jacó, Guanacaste – and also in San José and the Central Valley by appointment only.