Achieving a better work-life balance, discovering another culture and experiencing a different way of life. That what brought us to Samara, an authentic pacific beach town, in april 2018.
Before moving here, Léa, my friend since the university, was living in San José, the capital of Costa Rica. She was, and she is still, correspondent for several French radio, covering the news of the Central America. I was also living in America, but in the United States, reporting the news of the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, for a French newspaper.
As independent journalists, we both experienced the way of working alone, from home. When we moved to Samara, we rapidly felt the needed to find place with a good environment to work efficiently and a community to share ideas and to create synergy.
I remember Lea trying to record a radio report, hidden under blankets to mute the sound of the rain falling loudly on the steel roof. One day, I also end up writing an article, sitting in the middle of the garden under a blazing sun, to catch the internet connection of the neighbor because mine was down.
Low and unstable internet, the heat making unproductive, the lake of network… Over the months, we started meeting local freelancers, entrepreneurs, digital nomads, also facing these issues in this little paradise. So we decided to create LoCoworking, a place who solve all these problems. A quiet and inspiring space who allow you to get your work done while being 3 minutes walk from one the most beautiful beach of Costa Rica.