These Are the Areas In Which Costa Rica Should Invest To Consolidate The Attraction Of Digital Nomads

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    The approval of a law, a visa, and regulation for digital nomads is the bet that Costa Rica must make to compete and position itself as an ideal destination for a market of 35 million remote workers globally.

    However, these facilities are just the first step for digital nomads to consider the country as a real option to settle and leave thousands of dollars for each long-stay tourist.

    Connectivity, cost of living, attractions, infrastructure, and security are part of the areas that the specialized site “Nomad List” qualifies as the best destinations for digital nomads and in which Costa Rica must invest both publicly and privately if it wants to. hunt 0.25% of the market as proposed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT).

    San José, Liberia, Puerto Viejo, Santa Teresa, and Tamarindo are the destinations rated by the site so that long-stay tourists value according to each of the aforementioned areas.

    Santa Teresa stands out as the best connectivity option with an average of up to 39 megabytes of Internet speed, while the others have an average of just four megabytes.

    Liberia was listed as the best for the cost of living with almost $2,000 per month, while a person who wants to settle in Santa Teresa will have to invest more than $5,000.

    And it is that the approved law indicates that the minimum income of a digital nomad must be $3,000, but in case of traveling accompanied by his family, he must certify an income of at least $4,000.

    Around ¢15 million per semester could be generated by the arrival of a single digital nomad in the country according to the initial projections of the Law, a figure that could be higher if remote workers arrive accompanied by their families.

    Even though 66% of digital nomads prefer to stay in one place for between six and eight months, Costa Rica decided to offer a visa for 12 months, with a one-year extension.

    49% of digital nomads have US nationality, 8% are British and 4% are Canadian, according to “Nomad List”, these countries are part of the main tourist issuing markets that Costa Rica has today.

    To date, Costa Rica is located among the 10 favorite sites of digital nomads but must compete with countries such as Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, Portugal, and Colombia, among others.

    Lodging, car rental, food, coworking areas, medical services, tours and other businesses related to tourism will benefit from the arrival of these remote workers, with the real estate sector being the main one.

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