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Pacheco Coto

Alvaro Leiva E.

Alvaro Leiva E.

Senior Associate

Pacheco Coto
Costa Rica

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Alvaro Leiva’s vast experience and proficiency in the field of Real Estate and Hospitality Law is enhanced by his 15-year background as prior Head of the Legal Department of the Costa Rican Tourism Bureau (1994-2005).

Mr. Leiva is renowned for his principal participation in the development and update of the legal framework concerning touristic Real Estate and Hospitality law in Costa Rica, with particular emphasis on touristic incentives, concessions, condo-hotels, time-sharing and marinas. Moreover, Mr. Leiva had a predominant role in the creation and implementation of all the Papagayo Gulf initiative. His experience and knowledge in these areas are an added value to the services provided by PACHECO COTO to its clients.


  • Universidad de Cooperación Internacional (Masters in Environmental Legislation, 2011)
  • University of Costa Rica. School of Law. (Licentiate in Law, (J.D. equivalent), 1990)
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Professional Activities and Experience

Head of the Legal Department of the Costa Rican Tourism Bureau (1994-2005)

  • “The Marinas Law No. 7744 – Costa Rica, On the road to improvement”, (co-authored with Alejandro Antillón A., LL.M), Stewart Title Magazine, May 2008

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