How to Become a Digital Nomad in Costa Rica?
Written in collaboration with CCA Abogados
Almost 3 years have passed since this Covid Pandemic started, we learned how to colive with the virus but, are we really returning to the way we used to be in 2020?
According to an interview from HRD to Danny Wen a Silicon Valley executive, he said “remote work is definitely here to stay, but I believe in the hybrid approach. A lot of the talk I’ve been hearing is creating that equitable workplace environment, where no matter if you’re remote or if you’re close to headquarters and you’re coming to the office day in and day out, it’s creating that same experience across the board.”
The pace for each company is different, but we can talk with certainty (from many Real Estate clients and friends) that many US and Canadian citizens have relocated to gated communities with their families. So if you ever find yourself searching on Google Costa Rica digital nomad visa or Costa Rica tourist visa this is a MUST read article for you!
During July 2022, Costa Rica approved the rules for its new digital nomad visa, offering a simplified process where the most important document is the person’s proof of income.
“Many people will benefit from this new option: the visa allows visitors to stay in Costa Rica for up to two years, working remotely from across the country, without being a tax resident here. The process is simple and isn’t very expensive. It allows workers to bring along their families. This is a country that is very close to the United States and Canada, with all kinds of natural attractions and relatively good internet connectivity” – Said Federico Jenkins, founding partner at Costa Rican law firm CCA Abogados.
The main requirement is proof of a monthly income of at least $3,000, or at least $4,000. If the person is bringing their partner, kids, or other dependents.
Although workers may prove their income through bank statements, some clients are opting for an alternative offered in the rules, which allows for a statement from a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Another advantage of the new visa is that it can offer a “test run” for people considering a move to Costa Rica.
The new visa will be granted for one year and will be extendable for only one additional year. However, workers that decide on a permanent move can apply for a change in status during that time.
If you´re interested in the Costa Rica digital nomad visa you can Contact CCA Abogados for more information at [email protected]
Now that you have cleared the legal status permanence in Costa Rica, at Tamarindo Real Estate we have a series of investment recommendations, wether it´s a house in a village like Villa Tropical, a contemporary residence, a duplex home to generate income or a half acre lot in Hacienda Pinilla, we have some options for you and your family…
Welcome to Surfside Estates neighborhood in Playa Potrero, one of the most popular areas for investment and retirement on Guanacaste Costa Rica’s Gold Coast!
Villa Tropical is an exotic retreat that features an al fresco Great Room that flows around a central fountain and Palm Zen Garden. The sound of water permeates the space with nearly 3,300 sq ft (340M2) of seamless indoor-outdoor tropical living.
There are 4 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms, a large pool, lounge area, and plentiful outdoor covered living space. The residence is professionally designed and features a Chef’s Kitchen.
Adjacent to Kitchen and central Garden, you can find the Master Bedroom that has direct access to the pool and terrace. The second bedroom has a large ensuite bath, and the cozy third bedroom is slightly smaller with a full detached bathroom with hall access. The fourth bedroom is a detached guesthouse suite with a kitchenette, dining nook, and poolside cabaña.
Hacienda Pinilla is a 4500-acre gated community with 3 miles (5km) of coastline and just 15 minutes from world famous, Playa Tamarindo. Within this luxury community, you’ll find multiple world-class surf spots, an 18-hole golf course, an exclusive beach club & restaurant, 40km of mountain bike trails, equestrian center with horseback riding, 2 full sized tennis courts, pickleball and endless hiking & beachcombing opportunities. Owners can access the luxurious JW Marriottwith 5 unique restaurants and the largest pool in Central America. The community is full of monkeys, deer, tropical birds, iguanas and other wildlife that give you the true essence of Costa Rica. The Guanacaste Airport (LIR) is 1 hour away.
Duplex Home to Generate Income
This unique property in the Reserva de Golf Residential within Hacienda Pinilla is nestled upon one of the largest lots in Hacienda Pinilla. The well manicured 3/4 acre homesite features a magnificent Cenizaro tree and mature gardens to create your private jungle oasis. The first floor is an independent 2-bedroom home with a small maid’s bedroom and bath, a full kitchen, and a breezy outdoor covered patio overlooking the pool.
The upper floor is a separate 3-bedroom home, full kitchen and living room. There’s a separate entrance to the 2nd floor to give family or guests complete independence. The house is sold unfurnished, but has some of the best finishes on the market, such as a Coralina exterior floors, Pella windows and doors, and central A/C.
HOAs are $400 per month and include 24 hour security, common grounds maintenance, and your Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club membership.
Landmark Golf Front Estate*
This brand new, authoritative residence in Hacienda Pinilla is a true novelty in terms of amplitude, location, and top-caliber finishes. Located golf-front on a massive, 3524m2 (0.87 acre) homesite in Reserva de Golf, Casa Sol y Olas (House of Sun and Waves) is a turn-key 6-bedroom estate that one fortunate buyer will have the opportunity to righteously christen.
The 8282 sq. ft. principal home consists of five bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, and positioned on the northwesterly wing. 4 of the 5 bedrooms are Master suites with private wrap-around terraces accessible through interlocking pocket-sliding doors
The home is spread over 2 floors and features an expansive open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area with ideal positioning to harness the prevailing winds and consciously cool the home. Massive 6-panel pocket sliding doors in the great room completely tuck away to enjoy an unmatched indoor / outdoor living experience.
*Owner Financing available with large down payment at closing
The above mentioned properties are considered high quality investments in the Gold Coast, not only for their prime location but for the value they will have over time, since there are many upcoming developments in the area!
Make your Costa Rica tourist visa search into a nomad visa! And if you´re interested in any properties from our portfolio, contact us at [email protected]
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