Costa Rica Digital Nomad Program: A Guide to Living and Working in Paradise

Escape the conventional nine-to-five routine and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Costa Rica as a digital nomad. 

As many of you know ( or might not) I am half Costa Rican and Ive been traveling more than ever to start creating roots. 

So when I found out President Rodrigo Chaves Robles has paved the way for foreign remote workers and their families to experience the ultimate work-life balance through the Digital Nomads Law (Law No.10,008) I had to find out more. 

First, lets talk about why you would want to even live in Costa Rica ( For me they had me empanadas and no Military) but for some its a world of opportunities for adventurous souls seeking a different way of life. 

 As a digital nomad in Costa Rica, you’ll enjoy a host of perks, including exemption from income tax and import tax on essential work equipment. Whether you’re an individual or traveling with your loved ones, the minimum monthly income requirement stands at $3,000 USD for solo travelers and $4,000 USD for families.

Applying for the Digital Nomad Program:

Brace yourself for an effortless application process through the user-friendly TramiteYA platform. As you embark on this exciting chapter, remember that all required documents must be translated into Spanish. To ensure accuracy and efficiency, it’s advisable to work with registered translators recognized by the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs or knowledgeable notary publics.

Financial Considerations and Bank Account Opening:

For an in-depth understanding of the application requirements and process, we recommend visiting the link provided. 

“Costa Rica has become a haven for digital nomads, offering boundless opportunities. Our initial focus is to highlight the remarkable benefits of this groundbreaking law, particularly in the United States. Our research indicates that 50% of global digital nomads hail from the U.S., benefitting from our close relationship, shared time zones, and excellent air connectivity.” – Carolina Trejos, Director of Marketing for the Costa Rica Tourism Board.

Costa Rica’s Digital Nomad Program offers an enticing opportunity to live, work, and explore the country known for its pura vida lifestyle

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Costa Rica Welcomes You

From vibrant expat communities in San José to the tranquil beaches along the coast, Costa Rica is a haven for travelers from around the world. Experience the warm hospitality and diverse offerings of this welcoming country as you plan your remote work adventure.

Benefits of the Costa Rican Experience

Costa Rica prides itself on providing a wide range of accommodations, cuisines, transportation options, and professional tour guides across its various tourist regions. Whether you seek peace, nature, sustainability, or wellness, Costa Rica has it all. Explore the country’s commitment to the environment and discover unique and authentic experiences.

Why Choose Costa Rica?

With excellent connectivity, Costa Rica enables digital nomads to stay connected with their companies from anywhere in the world. It’s favorable geographic location, pleasant climate, convenient time zone, and robust tourism experiences make it an attractive destination for remote workers. 

In fact, according to InsureMyTrip, Costa Rica ranks among the top 10 digital nomad destinations worldwide.

Costa Rica welcomes you to embrace the pura vida lifestyle while working remotely. Enjoy the country’s natural beauty, rich culture, and warm-hearted people as you find your work-life balance in this stunning destination.


Photos: Wilfred Dacosta

Written By: Stephanie Flor in Samara, Costa Rica. Samara Tree House Inn

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