If you’ve always dreamed of moving to one of the most relaxed and beautiful countries filled with natural parks and waterfalls, then pack your bags: The new Costa Rica digital nomad visa has finally arrived.
President Carlos Alvarado signed the digital nomad initiative into law in August of last year with expectations that the program details would be finalized in about two months. But the regulations didn’t end up completed until July 4 of this year. Foreign remote workers and their families are now allowed to travel on the new visa to work and live in Costa Rica for a year and apply for a one-year extension. Alvarado said at the time of signing the bill that allowing tourists to enter the country for extended periods means the country can take advantage of the dollars they spend in the economy.