Digital nomads eye Costa Rica
Why should a digital nomad head to Costa Rica?
With an enormous increase in employees working from home due to necessity, the concept of the traditional office space is being eroded. Shock waves rippled through the market when Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, announced that the online platform’s workforce would be able to work digitally even once the immediate risks of the virus had passed. As more and more employers see the advantages in reduced office space, the elimination of commuting and the flexibility that online work offers, will more people find that their working space becomes anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection?
Costa Rica is ideally suited to cater for the anticipated rise in digital nomads. If you’re tired of the four walls of your home office, then your jungle or beach workspace is waiting. Vacation rental homes are ideally suited to serve the online worker who wants to combine the best of a tropical getaway with the comforts of home. While internet service may vary across the country, digital nomads in need of a fast and reliable connection may find the Central Valley is more equipped for their needs. Consider Escazu or Santa Ana as base locations within the metropolitan area where many expats reside, and familiar conveniences are at hand like bagel and coffee shops to see you through your working and provide out-of-home working spaces.
But to really get away from it all, the beach towns along either the Pacific or Caribbean Coast offer a laid backlifestyle and amazing natural settings to balance out the pressure of work deadlines. Inland locations such as La Fortuna in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano, Atenas famed for its perfect climate or San Isidro de General which is an authentic argricultural town may offer alternative locations for a great work/life balance.
If you’re planning an extended stay in the country’s capital, then a sedan will fit your needs well. However, an SUV is recommended for a working vacation at the beach or a rural location as the higher clearance makes navigating potholes much easier. Contact your preferred car rental agency to find out about offers for longer rental periods.