Anyone who tells you that you do not need a home inspection in Costa Rica does not have your best interests in mind and probably has a financial interest in you paying your hard earned money as soon as possible. Many sellers will say that their house is in perfect condition because they do not want you to find out about problems with the construction. Many homes sold during the dry season end up having leaks that become evident as soon as it rains in the green season. Only a seasoned home inspector with many years of experience in Costa Rica knows the telltale signs of water infiltration issues that exist in most homes built in this country.
You can read the full article that was published in the Costa Rica Star. https://news.co.cr/costa-rica-home-inspections-series-necessary-part-1/52744/