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Remote Work in Costa Rica

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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. Unlike remote working back home, 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! 

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

Comfortable accommodation

You’ll stay in a different town and hotel each week, geared towards assisting your remote working. Choose between a private room or a small private room with dedicated work spaces to complement the large communal workspace, or choose a 6-16 person dorm to suit your budget.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Trip visa guidance

If you need a visa, it’ll get approved as cheaply and easily as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance from your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any other add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get personalized booking help that ticks all your boxes.

Private airport transfer

Not only will we pick you up and drop you off at the airport, but every weekly transfer between your ‘workplaces’ is included in private air-conditioned vehicles with your other trip participants only!

Welcome dinner & drinks

We want to make sure you arrive and leave in the right spirit, so head to the rooftop bar/restaurant of your arrival and departure accommodation to meet up, reminisce and get the party started. 

Coffee plantation tour

Costa Rica is famous for its delicious coffee. Visit a local plantation where you can follow the production process from bean to cup.

Tamarindo Jungle canopy tour

Walk and zipline through the rich green jungle canopy in the forests surrounding Tamarindo. Whiz past monkeys, lizards and a riot of colourful birds.

ATV Tour

Drive your ATV through the Costa Rican jungle, down roads and trails, over mountains, through rivers and visit beautiful beaches. You could see a wide range of monkeys, armadillos, iguanas and many species of birds along the way.

Surf lesson

Take to the waves in this sleepy surf paradise. With world-class instructors on hand, you will take your first step in the world of surfing in one of the best spots known for it, Nosara.

Sea turtle conservation

Head out with the experts to witness the miracle of sea turtles laying. Arrive at night to witness this powerful natural phenomenon.

Arenal Volcano by boat

You will be collected from your accommodation in Monteverde and taken across the stunning Arenal Lake, drinking in the views of the volcano and the mountainous backdrop that surrounds this beautiful lake.

Local cultural experiences

Join other travellers and take part in some great local activities in Costa Rica. Take a sensory hike through the Monteverde Cloud forest in the pitch dark, indulge in food and drinks on board a luxury catamaran to Tortuga Island, hike to an active volcano and soak in its hot springs, and visit a sanctuary that rehabilitates and releases sloths into the wild.

$200 Global Tour Voucher

We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a $200 Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.

Ongoing support from our local team

Throughout your time here you will have the support of a local expert. They will help to open up the wonders of Costa Rica, supporting your every need while you work and travel around the country.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.

Marketplace deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

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Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more.

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. 

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Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn more here.

Trip location

You’re going to the most laid-back paradise on earth in Costa Rica, spending time in different locations throughout the mesmerising country. You kick off in the beach heaven of Tamarindo, all white sand, surf breaks and verdant jungle. Head on to Nosara which is all nature reserves and yogic bliss (as well as the obligatory surf, sand and jungle!). From here you are off into the volcanic highland of Monteverde where vast jungles are dominated by towering peaks and give you a gateway into some mind-blowing and diverse wildlife. The last stop on your working odyssey is beautiful little Jacó, an opulent slice of paradise where you can party hard, then lose yourself in the tranquillity.

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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Yes! There are several destinations that are open to travellers right now! And if you’re from Australia, you could be able to get an exemption to travel if you’re travelling for over 3 months*, which is the majority of our trips. We can advise how to apply for this exemption. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already open) will be open and ready to go. *Full exemption info here.

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected by our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.


If you’re affected by COVID while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We work with a travel insurance company that provides COVID protection, and people going on Volunteer trips will get this for free currently!

Yes we are! All of our trips are still being planned for and taking new bookings. We always recommend that our travellers take 6-12 months between booking their trip to departure. This gives you plenty of time to arrange all the finer details of your trip, and pay it off. If things don’t go as planned you are always able to rearrange your trip using your Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility! So there is really nothing to worry about.

In 2020, the world stopped. 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. If COVID affects your trip, you are protected for any changes with our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!

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 (excluding Summer Camp in the USA) we should be able to have you and your friends placed together. If availability doesn’t allow it, we’ll get you in the same area. So you’ll be able to have this experience together!

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56 days before departure without incurring ANY charges, and you’re able to rebook it for ANY time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.


In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56 days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Travel Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 3 years!

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