Developing Software in Paradise, aka Costa Rica

January 4, 2014 (10y ago)

Coming back to Costa Rica and enjoying my country while working on software applications is one of the best decisions I ever made. Check out these pictures I took with my phone at Playa Manzanillo, near Santa Teresa - Mal País, a natural paradise with world-class surfing that ranks among the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. You'll agree it's the best place to live or invest in the country.

Playa Manazanillo Sunset
Vacas Playa Manzanillo
Playa Manzanillo Reef
Rocks Playa Manzanillo

Santa Teresa was recently awarded by Trip Advisor as the #1 highest-rated travel location in all of both Central and South America. Malpais and Montezuma both have many of the best restaurants in the entire country, as many international chefs have moved to the area. The area is also a major center of Costa Rica Yoga, with over a dozen places to learn/practice and many yoga retreats and surf+yoga retreat combinations.

Elion Chin, co-founder of MoodLogic - one of the first online music recommendation systems, is leading Silicon Beach, a forum for entrepreneurs & people looking to invest in, work at, advise, or network with startups in Costa Rica. He aims to promote the technology talent of Costa Rica and drive the start-up culture in a fulfilling and healthy environment to deliver the best.

Silicon Beach Costa Rica

Costa Rica Elevated by lostnfree

Costa Rica: A Little Piece of Paradise by NatGeo

Feel free to contact me if you are looking for advice or want to network with the local software development community.