Why Costa Rica Is A Perfect Place For Digital Nomads

Millennial these days need few basic necessities to survive. Good food, a cozy place, constant WiFi connection and good health feature high in their list. It goes without saying a location independent nomad will choose a stay from an array of options that suffices his basic needs. Costa Rica is the new haven for those wanderer souls.

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Imagine a place nestled between the beaches of Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, as well as dotted with active volcanoes. Who will not want to be a part of that lush celebration that facilitates the modern amenities unequivocally?

“All work and no play, makes jack a dull boy” you will not fall prey to this age old idiom when working from Costa Rica. Christopher Columbus had discovered the land of wonder dating back to fifteenth century. Time flew to develop the country as one of the coveted vibrant tourist land with diverse culture, climates, flora, fauna and landscapes.



The lush rain forests might sooth your eyes. But it sure kindles the creative urge in the nomad in you. Pretty often you will find yourself sitting in a co-working place, exchanging idea with bright minds and indulging in meaningful intellectual discussion. Fast internet and access to technology are few of the main concern of the small expat community living in the little towns by Caribbean.

Here is a helpful list of towns where it will be easy to find an expat community. Hopefully, it will help you socialize and mingle for a leisure life over the weekends.

  1. Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in Limon
  2. Playa Jaco in the Central Pacific
  3. Playas del Coco in Guanacaste
  4. Playa Tamarindo in Guanacaste
  5. San Jose (Escazu area) in the Central Valley
  6. Dominical/Uvita in the South Pacific
  7. Grecia in the Central Valley

Pristine Beach in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica by Anu Karthik on 500px.com


Despite heavy traffic and crowd that might make you annoyed at times, these towns are pretty balanced with expat population, friendly locals, ample opportunity to work and make merry. Did I mention about the fabulous night life already? Or better I will leave it up to you to find out.

A typical lifestyle suitable for a digital nomad is more about spending as little as possible without maintaining a strict budget per say. Costa Rica is an apt choice for that. Rented apartments are easy to find. If you want to splurge a little, you may even find a quirky boutique accommodation for yourself. Once tired after relentless work for few nights, unwind on the beaches of Pacific.



Surfers can swear by the waves of the coast here. Seaside shacks serve delicious food, cooked to your taste. Picture a life with beer bottle in a sea side shack gazing at the panoramic horizon and munching French fries. Costa Rica is indeed adored for good reasons!

Central America and tropical weather often creates a heady cocktail that Costa Rica is. A preferred emerging remote working location among digital travelers it also offers cheap and affordable lifestyle.

Volcán Poás Vista by Kryssia Campos on 500px.com


Pura Vida life as locals call it here is the most sought after lifestyle in vogue for digital nomads without much delay. Hopefully the short introduction has inspired you enough. Have any suggestion in your mind? Please feel free to share with us in the comments section below.

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  1. January 16, 2018

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