Tristan & Newton Real Estate is here to help you find the home of your dreams.  With over forty years of combined experience in the real estate market in Costa Rica, we will make sure you find exactly what you want and be protected all along the way.  Names to Trust…Homes to Cherish.

About us

Tristan & Newton Real Estate is committed to providing only properties which have been thoroughly researched and ready to sell.  In Costa Rica, making sure that your properties are legally able to be sold and registered is the most important thing you can do.  Tristan & Newton does that for you.  Then we work as matchmakers to match the right buyer to the right home.  At the end of a good deal, everyone should be happy, both the buyer and seller.  With a combined experience of over 60 years in this market, we know what to look for and can make sure you get it for the right price.

Our team

Tina Newton has her master’s degree in Economic, specialty in International Development.  After being a Realtor in the state of Kansas, she moved to Costa Rica and has been a major force in the community, starting a community center, founding multiple charity organizations, and leading the Chamber of Tourism and Commerce in Atenas.  She joined Cecilia Tristan in 2015 to form Tristan & Newton to be able to guide buyers through the Wild West of Costa Rica homebuying and help sellers present their properties to more buyers and move their home quicker.

Cecilia Tristan is a whirlwind, having been in the Real Estate business in Costa Rica for forty years and being one of the founding member of the Chamber of Real Estate in Costa Rica.  She is an attorney of law and works with residencies and other legal matters.

These two powerhouses of Atenas joined forces coming together with like minds wanting to reform the real estate process in Costa Rica and making sure that all sales are completely up front and honest.  These are two trusted names that you want on your side when you are buying or selling a home.

Tina Newton

Tina manages all of the property listings and showings of the properties all over Costa Rica.

Owner and agent for Tristan & Newton Real Estate
Cecilia Tristan

Cecilia is our broker and in-house attorney who can verify all registry issues.

Owner and attorney

Properties Listed

Satisfied Clients

Properties Sold

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My wife and I have bought and sold several homes in the USA.  Tina is, by far, the most trustworthy and responsive realtor we have had.  She listens to your requirements and then points out why she feels a property is a good fit or not.

What a professional!  Tina has the ability to intuitively know exactly what you want, the houses she presented to us that day were exactly what we wanted, even more so than the “wish list” we had given her.  Initially we rented the house with the option to buy, and six months later we bought our dream home.  At all times Tina was professional, energetic, honest, and pleasant.