First watch this video about finding a job and working in Costa Rica, then we'll talk.
Here's the problem. You need a work permit to legally work in Costa Rica and you can't work at a job a Tico could do AND they just don't give out work permits AND Tico's can do ANYTHING you can do. See the conundrum?
Obviously, like most rules, there's exceptions to these rules as well and honestly, there's a few loop holes too. But what this basically means to you is that it's very difficult to come down to Costa Rica, find a job and work your way up the ladder of success- matter of fact, it's not going to happen. Don't do it and especially if you have to have a job to survive. Now if you just looking to experience Costa Rica for a few months, that's a different story.
*I want to make it CLEAR. Many, many people work under the table here and there's many jobs where you could pretty much live under the radar,,, internet work, maintenance and odd jobs, arts and crafts and of course, the perennial favorites- yoga instructor, massage therapist, bartender, surf instructor but from what I've seen and experienced it's usually the instability of these types of jobs that inevitably send you packing.
Stay where you are until you have enough money to start your own business in Costa Rica because like I mentioned in the video, starting a business is much more feasible and doable option.
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