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Explore Resources and Guides for Digital Nomads, Semi-Retired Travelers, and Retirees to Move to and Live in Costa Rica!

From knowing which type of visa you need (and all the application process details), to finding housing, to planning excursions, food, and fun, we’ve got a ton of information about how to travel long-term in Costa Rica, or even move to Costa Rica! Read our guides below and start planning your trip to this gorgeous Central American country.

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Moving & Living in Costa Rica: Digital Nomad Guide for Working Remotely, Semi-Retirement, Housing & More - Frayed Passport

Moving & Living in Costa Rica: Digital Nomad Guide for Working Remotely, Semi-Retirement, Housing & More

Nearly 500,000 foreigners have some sort of residency status in the country of 5 million. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Costa Rican government has kept the country open to expats through their digital nomad visa. So, if you’re looking for a change, look no further.

Comprehensive guide to Costa Rica residence visas - Frayed Passport

Comprehensive Guide to Costa Rica Visas: Digital Nomad, Provisional Visa & More

Costa Rica is one of the latest countries to jump on the digital nomad trend. The country has scenic nature coupled with great weather all year round. It welcomes foreigners and offers many programs that help them obtain legal residency, whether temporary or permanent. Read on to learn more about different visa types for Costa Rica

8 Destinations for Your Work Sabbatical - Frayed Passport

8 Destinations for Your Work Sabbatical

A work sabbatical offers you time to explore, learn, and think more about what you want from life. It’s an extended and unstructured time-off to focus on what matters: family, health, personal interests and aspirations, and professional goals. To help you choose a work sabbatical destination, we’ve compiled this list of the 8 best locations.

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Explore All of Our Costa Rica Guides and Stories

October 18th, 2021|

Costa Rica is a dream destination for digital nomads. With high-quality and affordable healthcare, political stability, great infrastructure, low crime, and plenty of nature, culture, and entertainment, it’s easy to see why so many see moving to Costa Rica and living in Costa Rica as a great idea.

October 11th, 2021|

Costa Rica has recently announced a new visa type for digital nomads. Read all about how to apply for this and other residency types in this gorgeous country!

October 5th, 2021|

Geoarbitrage is moving to a place with a low cost of living while maintaining or increasing your current income. Learn more in this comprehensive guide.

September 17th, 2021|

Ramping up to the launch of our monthly feature for those who'd like to become digital nomads and semi-retired travelers, I'm sharing this interview I did as a longtime nomad myself, with some thoughts in particular about being less-than-social along the way.

September 1st, 2021|

While the high cost of travel may have you feeling down, don’t frown. We’ve put together this handy guide to travel price inflation.

March 3rd, 2021|

A work sabbatical offers you time to explore, learn, and think more about what you want from life. Here are 8 places to consider for yours.

September 4th, 2020|

The perfect time for retirement doesn't exist. Things change, and sometimes radically - let's look at eight basics to keep you on track to achieving your semi-retirement or early retirement dreams.

August 4th, 2020|

You don’t need a traditional work visa or business visa to live and work abroad. Read this guide to digital nomad visas, freelancer visas, and more!

November 21st, 2019|

As remote work opportunities grow, coliving and coworking spaces have popped up all over the world. Here are six of the best ones in Latin America!

September 10th, 2019|

If you're ready to escape from the daily grind and just relax, check out these incredible spa resort trips all over the world. Let your worries melt away.

July 31st, 2019|

The antimalarial drug Lariam is known for side effects such as "feeling of dread" and psychosis. At 19 I was given Lariam before trekking into the jungle.

March 26th, 2018|

If you're new to the idea of medical tourism, you probably have lots of questions about whether it's right for you. Here are a few answers to help you out!

August 31st, 2015|

Where do you want to retire? Here are questions and insights for finding just the location that suits your needs - even if it means you'll retire abroad.

August 27th, 2014|

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli of Retire Early Lifestyle discuss their luxurious stay in a Compass Living apartment during travel in Vietnam.

April 21st, 2014|

Longing for a tropical getaway? Add these 15 stunning beaches to your must-see list! From Italy to the Seychelles, it's time to plan your perfect vacation!

April 2nd, 2014|

Travis Kraft of Passport Medical shares important insight on the growing popularity of medical tourism as a response to high healthcare costs in the States.

December 19th, 2013|

"Getting away from it all" doesn't always have to mean visiting remote landscapes or laid-back beaches. Here are 20 gorgeous cityscapes around the world!

October 16th, 2013|

If you want to truly travel like a pro, Connie has excellent advice for you. Read on for tips to become the traveler you've always envied.

August 15th, 2013|

Dreaming of a relaxing getaway? Wherever you go, make sure it has a great view--so here are 15 beautiful sunsets at famous travel spots for inspiration!

March 7th, 2013|

Okay, it’s a ludicrous idea. And yet the notion that a voluntourism trip could create global harmony is sooo ludicrous that it might have merit.

January 15th, 2013|

Sarah signed on to be a sea turtle research volunteer in Costa Rica one summer. Here's what she expected from the trip versus what she actually experienced!