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The Best Eco-Lodges In Central America

Top Ten Eco-Lodges In Central America Eco-Tourism is rapidly becoming one of the biggest industries in Central America. Costa Rica is often referred to as the top destination in the world for eco-tourism, but it is certainly not the only option available. This is a list of some of the top eco-lodges in Central America. Keeping digital nomads in mind, almost every lodge on this list has reliable WiFi access. Let’s explore some of the best eco-lodges in Central America! Rancho Margot Rancho Margot is a self-sufficient eco-lodge located near El Castillo, Costa Rica. Gardens and farm animals on the property provide more than half of the food that is prepared for the included organic meals. They generate their own electricity and recycle cooking oil into soaps that are provided in...

Life As A Digital Nomad In Costa Rica

Living and Working in Costa Rica Costa Rica is an increasingly popular destination for digital nomads. Ranking as the 32nd most peaceful country in the world and the #1 most peaceful country in all of Latin America according to the Global Peace Index, Costa Rica offers a level of security and safety that puts travelers at ease.  With everything from the bustling streets of San Jose to hidden villages in the jungle to countless laidback lazy beach towns on both the Caribbean sea or the Pacific ocean, Costa Rica offers a little bit of something for everyone.  Follow along as we explore life as a digital nomad in Costa Rica. Travel Requirements  Citizens from the United States and Canada do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica and can stay for 90 days as a ...

The Best Beaches in Panama

How To Enjoy Life As A Digital Nomad Panama has lots to offer for digital nomads and those working remotely. A stable economy, nature, big cities, and strong internet infrastructure, but one of the biggest draws is the beaches along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of this small country. Let’s take a look at the best beaches that Panama has to offer. 1. Red Frog Beach Red Frog Beach in the Bocas Del Toro region is one of the most popular beaches in Panama. Accessible by boat from Bocas Town and a short walk through the jungle, Red Frog Beach is a great option for those who don’t necessarily want the solitude and remoteness of some of the other islands’ area. Relatively small waves, clear Caribbean waters, and locally available accommodations draw many travelers each year.&nbs...

10 Best Reasons To Live In Central America

Whether choosing to retire to or work remotely from another country, some benefits come with both. Much of the U.S. population has not saved enough for retirement. Low paying jobs for others only allow them to barely live in the states. What if you could live the life you wanted? How can you live a better life than you do now? In this article, we will discuss the best reasons to live in Central America.  The Best Reasons to Live in Central America 1. Fewer Rules Growing up, the plan was always to strive to be like everyone else and buy a house in the suburbs. After a few years, we find that between local ordinances, HOA rules, and other confines we placed on ourselves suffocating. You cannot have a flag pole over a certain height. Your house can only be one of three bori...

Top Schools For Children|Costa Rica

With literacy rates hovering around 95%, Costa Rica has established its education system as a standard among Latin American and Caribbean countries. When we break down the order, we discover three facets to the system, pre-education (before age 7), primary education (from 6-7 to 12-13), and secondary school (from 12-13 to 17-18). The system has a mix of academic and technical specializations that give children choices later in life. A typical school day consists of the classrooms broken into two separate cycles for students. Due to limited space, children alternate between morning classes and evening classes. So, children who attend classes in the morning hours 7:00 am to 12:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday may attend classes in the evening from 12:30 to 5:30 pm, on Tuesday and T...

Survey Says!|Questions for Expats of Central America|Belize

Sometimes gathering information on becoming an expat or researching an area to live can get a bit tedious. In this article, we provide the much needed information you are looking for, but with a fun twist. Welcome to Survey Says! Just like a certain favorite television game show, we asked a single important question, and received our top answers from those who know, real expats. We covered five countries and posed our question to thousands of expats in each. What we received in return were top answers from each country as we have outlined below. We received some great answers, some serious and some a little goofy, but we counted all of them into our survey. What was the question? What are some things you wish you knew more about, or prepared for, before moving to Belize? ...

Benefits & Challenges|Digital Nomad in Central America

More people are working as digital nomads as the internet continues to provide platforms and resources that can advance such a lifestyle. Internet use allows most people to work without having to go to their offices and enables work from anywhere in the world. As such, if you have been thinking about living in Central America, you can do so freely as a digital nomad. Central America has several countries you can settle in, including Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, Panama and even Colombia on the northern tip of South America. One of the perks of living there is the strong currency exchange rates. With this, you spend less monthly, than living abroad, but there are several other benefits. Self-motivation One of the main challenges of being employed by someone else is bored...

Volunteering|Get to Know a Country at Little Cost

Have you thought of becoming an expat, but don’t know where to start on choosing where to live? Although we strive to give you as much information as possible through our site, Expat Central America, there is nothing like experiencing areas of interest yourself. If you are thinking of becoming an expat in Central America or anywhere else in the world, there are a few ways you can get to know the unique countries which have captured your attention. Many, who want to work abroad and especially retirees, have taken the traditional routes to explore countries around the world. Outside of tons of internet surfing and magazine reading, vacations and to be more specific, relocation tours have become a splendid way to gain expert advice and see appealing areas.   My wife an...

Working Abroad As a Digital Nomad

The Past I'm old enough to remember a time when the internet sprang onto society. The World Wide Web, a term that grew into the world psyche, as it was unknown to most of us. Sure, their were people who probably knew all about it, but you have to understand, they were not as prevalent as today. You may have had an uncle who worked for IBM, and that relatively new company Apple had a nifty computer, but for the most part tech was just getting started. The Promise It wasn't long before experts spoke of an "information age" where major economies, built on manufacturing, would outsource and the true leading economies would trade in information. I must say, I was quite confused by it all and only as the new system was rapidly put into motion did I slowly catch on. Reg...

Why You Should Consider Moving to Costa Rica | The Fundamentals

A vast coastline, tropical forests and eco-friendly living are just some of the major attractions that draw expats to Costa Rica. In addition, taxes are very low, with no capital gains tax on real estate and a lower property tax than many other countries. The cost of living is also inexpensive, food and property prices much cheaper than in some first world countries. Some will tell you utilities are cheaper, but it really depends on your need. If running an air conditioner all day as some are used to in their home countries, you may find the utilities quite expensive. You’ll find the Costa Rican lifestyle famously laidback, so much so there is a national saying, ’Pura Vida’, which translates to ‘pure life’. An increasing number of expats are making the move to Costa Rica in search ...