How Digital Nomads are shaping this Costa Rican Paradise

Slidebean
5 min readJan 26, 2023

The pandemic brought a new kind of tourist to Costa Rica, an already important destination for tourists worldwide, but there’s a problem. The country wasn’t ready. In addition, the sheer amount of foreigners that have moved to the country in the past five years has driven up housing prices, and most of this spike happens in the coastal regions.

This is a faraway reality for locals living in the capital, San José. They hear of the many foreigners, many Americans, who come to the shores to retire, but few can gauge the impact. Though…

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