Workation Costa Rica

Travel Guide for Remote Work in Costa Rica

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Essentials

⭐ Rating Good (3,85/5)
πŸ’Έ Cost of living $1226 p/m for locals (Calculate your costs)
🧳 Best time to travel January, February, March, April, December

⌚ Time difference-7 hours (UTC)
πŸ“Ά Internet speed65 mb/s – Very Fast
πŸ’‰ Recommended travel vaccinationsHepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Typhoid, Yellow Fever.
🧭 Travel Advice (U.S. Department of State)🟨 Exercise Increased Caution

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πŸ–οΈ Great destination forπŸš΅β€β™€οΈ adventure | πŸ–οΈ beach | πŸ₯Ύ trekking&walking | 😎 great for singles | 😎😎 great for couples | 🚼 child-friendly
😊 Quality of lifeNot bad (3.1/5)
πŸ›‘οΈ SafetyNot Bad (2.3/5)
πŸ’Š HealthcareNot bad (3.3/5)
πŸ’» # coworking spaces
🦜 Locals speakSpanish

Is Costa Rica a good place to work remotely

Costa Rica is known as one of the happiest countries in the world, renowned for its biodiversity and coffee production. Alongside its abundant nature, Costa Rica offers an ideal climate, tranquil seas, and picturesque sunsets. Translating to “”rich coast”” in Spanish, Costa Rica boasts a stunning coastline adorned with highly rated beaches, making it an ideal destination for digital nomads and workationers. If you need further inspiration to embark on a remote work adventure in Costa Rica, continue reading for more insights.

Before boarding your flight to Costa Rica, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the Pura Vida philosophy. Pura Vida is a way of life followed by the locals, known as Ticos, which emphasizes living fully, being happy, and maintaining an optimistic outlook. Although not the country’s official motto, Ticos embrace Pura Vida wholeheartedly, valuing happiness, social connection, and ecological stewardship. It comes as no surprise that this Latin American nation is considered one of the most environmentally friendly countries globally.

Costa Rica boasts a tranquil atmosphere and boasts modern infrastructure, making it an ideal destination year-round. Its tropical climate consists of two distinct seasons: dry and rainy. Additionally, Costa Rica is renowned for its active volcanoes, adding to its appeal for adventurous digital nomads. The country is also famous for its world-class coffee beans and cacao, both of which can be savored at an affordable price.

Things to do

Culture Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Costa Rica by participating in a traditional dance or music class to truly appreciate the rich heritage of the country.
Dining Indulge in the local delicacies of Costa Rica by trying gallo pinto, a traditional breakfast dish made with rice and beans, to start your day with a burst of authentic flavor.
Sights Explore the breathtaking Arenal Volcano National Park and witness the majestic volcano up close, while also enjoying the hot springs and beautiful surrounding rainforest.
Entertainment Get your adrenaline pumping by zip-lining through the lush Monteverde Cloud Forest, offering a thrilling and unique way to experience Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity.
Shopping Discover unique souvenirs and support local artisans by visiting the vibrant markets in San Jose, such as the Mercado Central, where you can find everything from handcrafted goods to fresh produce.
Outdoor Immerse yourself in Costa Rica's natural beauty by taking a guided hike through the enchanting Manuel Antonio National Park, where you can spot diverse wildlife and relax on pristine beaches all in one place.
If you want to dive deeper into these experiences, TripAdvisor is your guide to discover more.

Best places to stay for digital nomads

Liberia

Costa Rica 4.1/5 Excellent
  • πŸ“Ά very fast wifi
  • πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ safe for solo travellers
  • 🏒 no coworking spaces
  • β›… continental climate
πŸš΅β€β™€οΈ adventure πŸ–οΈ beach πŸŒ„ mountains and more
$1227 / month View

San JosΓ©

Costa Rica 3.9/5 Good
  • πŸ“Ά very fast wifi
  • πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ safe for solo travellers
  • 🏒 no coworking spaces
  • 🌴 tropical climate
πŸš΅β€β™€οΈ adventure 🎨 culture 🌳 nature and more
$1318 / month View
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