What if your belongings could fit in a backpack ? Imagine carrying a simple bag and going wherever you want without missing anything. This is the way digital nomads live. But before breaking out of the nine-to-five onsite work paradigm, you should first learn how to carry less in order to travel light.
Obviously, you need to have a computer. You should invest in a laptop that is lightweight, durable and has a long battery life. In order to backing up your work, photos and videos, bring an external hard drive. And because you don’t want to waste your time where you are in a bus to your next destination, the portable battery is your best friend when you don’t have access to a power socket.
Costa Rica is on the top of remote workers and digital nomads destinations and like anywhere else internet is a key tool. The best way to stay connected is to buy a local sim card to stick in your smartphone or to purchase an international data plan with your carrier at home. Getting a prepaid sim card in Costa Rica is very easy and you can find it at San Jose and Liberia International Airport. You just must have your passport. Kolbi, Movistar, Claro, Tuyo móvil, are the major phone companies in Costa Rica but Kolbi and Claro are the best. You can top up your credit when needed by going in any stores around the country.
There is other accessories. Not digital ones, but still very useful. In order that your body do not itch you from head to toe, use a mosquito repellent. And to protect the planet, opt for a natural one like citronella essential oil. Another must-have is the sunscreen. Even if you are visiting Costa Rica during the rainy season. Same than for the mosquito repellent, choose a mineral one to keep the reef safe. Remember that Costa Rica lies in the tropics between 8 and 11 degrees north of the equator, so pay attention of sunburns. A rain jacket is also an essential item in a tropical paradise like Costa Rica. And if you are an animal lover and you want to be the closest you can get to the monkeys, sloths and tropical birds, bring a pair of binoculars with you.