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Remote Work in Costa Rica

Experience
Remote
Destination
Costa Rica
Duration
4 weeks
Ages
18 to 70

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Trip overview

Working remote from Costa Rica has never been easier. Spend your day hustling in a specialised remote work space with like-minded digital nomads, then clock off and step out to everything this tropical paradise has to offer and live the Pura Vida life!

Travelling weekly to a new remote working location, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore Costa Rica. The natural beauty of this country is endless, from the towering volcanoes in La Fortuna to the mind-blowing sunsets on the beach in Nosara. Your accommodation options feature strong wi-fi connections and dedicated work spaces, both private and communal. Working remotely in Costa Rica also means you’ll have an opportunity to open your personal network to a new group of professionals from all over the world. Share your time between the world-famous coastline of Costa Rica, and its deep jungle-filled interior, both providing unique backdrops that are sure to inspire your work days like no other. 


This trip is ideal for professionals wanting to turn their work day into an unforgettable travel experience. Learn to surf, explore dense jungle canopies, bathe in volcanic hot springs and visit a sloth sanctuary - all while never missing a day’s work! With step by step guidance on applying for your Costa Rica Remote Work / Digital Nomad Visa, you can immerse yourself in a new culture, tick off some incredible bucket list items, and redefine remote working on the adventure of a lifetime in Costa Rica.

Inclusions

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Remote working accommodation
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Pre-Departure Guide
Trip visa guidance
Personal Travel Concierge
Private group transfers
Welcome dinner & drinks
Coffee plantation tour
Tamarindo Jungle canopy tour
ATV tour
Surf lessons
Sea turtle conservation
Arenal Volcano by boat
Local cultural experiences
Ongoing local team support
24/7 Global Emergency Line
gWorld Access
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Global AcademyNEW
Marketplace dealsNEW
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Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-70 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Remote Work in Costa Rica trip is designed to get you travelling, living and working overseas as smoothly as possible. Your days spent working in an office with like-minded creatives will make way for afternoons spent exploring the Costa Rican paradise unfolding on your doorstep. 

Arrive in Costa Rica with the reassurance that you will be steps ahead of every other traveller in search of the elusive digital nomad lifestyle. Throughout the trip, home will look like the jungle-fringed beaches of Tamarindo, Nosara and Jacó, and the volcanic rainforest escapes of Monteverde and La Fortuna, each providing a perfect environment for concentration and inspiration. Feel confident knowing that each destination features both private and communal remote workspaces, providing everything you should need to work efficiently and effectively. 

But work isn’t everything, right? Enjoy pools, yoga spaces and wonderful communal areas where you can party, relax, exchange ideas and build new connections. Immerse yourself in the laid back ‘Tico’ culture and lifestyle. Spend endless hours relaxing on world-class beaches or exploring dense jungles, seeing first-hand the breathtaking biodiversity that Costa Rica is famous for. Essentially, work hard and play even harder. 

Embrace this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel, live and work in beautiful Costa Rica, and change your perspective on remote working forever.

Requirements 

18+

Laptop and any corresponding technology that your job may require.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, souvenirs, daily subsistence & spending money.

Trip itinerary

Week 1

Once you’ve touched down at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), San José, we will pick you up and take you to your first night’s 4-star private hotel accommodation. Once you are settled in, you will get together with your new fellow digital nomads and your local guide for a welcome dinner and drinks at the restaurant, where you will be briefed on the trip to come.  The day is your own and you know your working hours and patterns better than anyone, so far be it for us to dictate what you get up to in your entrepreneurial splendour! What we are providing is a beautiful space in which to work, set in a stunning location, with everything you need on-site to ensure your work is a continued success. You can opt to put your head down in your own private space (private rooms have their own workspace) or join the group in the communal space and reap the benefits of having a group of like-minded individuals to bounce your ideas off. The next day we are off to our first workspace, in beautiful Tamarindo. Tamarindo is surfing and partying paradise. It forms part of Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas de Guanacaste, and the beach is absolutely stunning. Foodies will find some of the best restaurants in the country and there's a thriving market on Saturday mornings. Its central location makes it a great base for exploring the northern peninsula. While you are here, your local guide will be taking you out into the jungles for a canopy and zipline tour and exploring the real off-the-beaten track on an adventurous ATV tour.

Week 2

From Tamarindo, you are heading down the coast for a little bit of the same, just a little more remote. Sleepier and more wild, Nosara is still a surfer’s paradise but brings with it a strong yoga vibe. Truly a place to chill out and replenish after your first week. Three stunning beaches are stitched together by a network of dirt track roads that meander over coastal hills providing a truly stunning backdrop to your working week. Away from the parties, morning yoga and poolside activity (oh, and some work of course) you will be heading out to hit the waves as you learn to surf and if the season is right, you will be heading out to check out and participate in some sea turtle conservation. Both activities are designed to get you closer to nature, and all its beauty and wonder that surrounds you.

Week 3

It is time to head inland. Taking a break from the new ‘normal’, this week you will be staying in two locations, 4 nights in Monteverde and 3 nights in La Fortuna. Both are in the same volcanic region and are linked by another one of your delightful activities. Spread out on the slopes of the Cordillera de Tilarán volcano, this area is covered in villages, farms and nature reserves. Tiny Monteverde borders its namesake reserve, a Cloud Forest Reserve packed with wildlife, trails to hike, birds to spot, waterfalls to swim and adventures to be had at every turn. Then you will jump on a fantastic cruise across Lake Arenal to spend time in beautiful La Fortuna, and this is not the only activity we have planned for you. In Monteverde, you will head into the jungle in the pitch black, navigating your way through with a local guide to experience a nocturnal wonderland. You will also spend an afternoon hiking the trails of this volcanic region and top it all off with a soak in the natural hot springs as the sun sets over the otherworldly landscapes of this incredible region.

Week 4

Your private transfer takes you back to the coast for your final week, to the party town of Jacó. Jacó was the first town on the central Pacific Coast to explode with tourist development and it remains a major draw for backpackers, surfers and people looking to escape the big city. This is a party town and bars and clubs line the main drag, Jacó Walk, though there is a quieter, more traditional side to the town too. Here we will take you to a sloth sanctuary, to get up close and personal with these unbelievably cool creatures. We will also get you out on the open ocean, sailing to the beautiful Tortuga Island on a luxurious catamaran.

Ongoing

Once your final week comes to a close, we will transfer you back to Central Valley to end the way we began. Toasting to a successful month and the unbreakable bonds that have formed, we will take to the bar/restaurant for one last Costa Rican party. Then, it's a transfer to the airport and back to your normal working life, which we warn will likely never live up to your experience in Costa Rica. Sorry!  Your local guide will have arranged one mid-week excursion for you and a longer, more involved escape at the weekend, to ensure you are seeing all sides of this beautiful country. From striding and sliding through the jungle treetops to exploring the majesty of the volcanoes, you will be immersed in the magic of Costa Rica, seeing a side of the country that’s just for you.

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Why go with Global Work & Travel?

As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we provide a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide. We assist with visas, pre-departure, flights, insurance, and tours. Our cool tech features support you throughout the journey. As a Global Traveller, access gWorld, our personalized app. Keep important documents and trip details handy. Enjoy exclusive Marketplace deals, a social network, language learning, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like all your favorite apps merged into one, but better! Our support doesn't stop there. With a 24/7 emergency team, 90+ staff, and ongoing assistance, we ensure you feel like a local. Join the 80,000+ Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us. We proudly boast the most & best reviews in the biz!

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While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through DealsAway.com, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

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