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Does anyone have any experience working in CR as a non-citizen? I've heard that it is difficult to obtain a job in CR because preference is given to locals; It seems to me that this is a fair and wise practice, but I'd really like to stay there for an extended period and can only do this if I am employed. I am pretty well only interested in working as a massage therapist the desire to travel with my skills came before my choice in destinationunless I came across a very interesting opportunity in another field.
As prostitution is legal is CR, and because of the connotations that massage sometimes conjures, I feel it necessary to express that the massage that I practice is strictly non-sexual- don't be hooking me up with no pimps, yo! Any advice at all regarding working as a foreigner in CR would be appreciated, especially if you're acquainted with Canadians who've worked there.
Also, what can one expect to pay monthly for renting an apartment in CR I haven't decided where to stay while I'm there yet so the stats in any region would be helpful? What many people do is work under the auspices of their own Costa Rican corporation. As a principle officer of that company i. You might however persuade someone with a massage therapy business to take you one as a "freelance" working under your own company.
Similarly you could work it as your own business entirely. Massage therapy is popular both in the city and the beaches, but the beaches will have the most gringo operations and your chances there are best. The problem is that accommodation and general living prices are higher, although in the current downturn long term rental options are good. You would still only have a tourist visa and would need to leave every 90 days for 72 hours to renew it.
Applications for residency are complicated and require financial commitments and you still could not work legal until your temporary status became permanent 3 years. Most respectable operations will require you to have legal status.
I have known a of girls who have "gone it alone" offering their services and I do mean as professional message therapists! So back home they go If you get caught working without a Work Permit your deported, and some people can have motive to turn your gringo butt into authorities too, seems to me there are way to many massage people already in CR, especially the beaches As others have said, it is tricky to work legally unless you are a permanent resident. You might consider working with several hotels or other types of lodging in an area.
This way, they could make appointments with you for their guests. If the prevailing opinion is that the beaches are full of massage therapists, you might try other, less touristy areas.
That way, you are volunteering, not actually working, but it helps a lot with travel expenses! There are a lot of MTs in beach towns, but there is also a lot of demand. I have several gringa friends who have done it, not getting rich, but getting by. So, smilingdotti, it seems to depend on whether you will feel comfortable working here illegally. The hotel "volunteer" idea is a good one but is a little more involved than it sounds. Thank you all for your advice. I guess I should stipulate that I am only interested in working legally.
I actually assumed when I first decided to go that I would likely only find jobs in hotels, resorts and spas- are there any that anyone would recommend or advise against? Dont take a job from a local, in a developing country, its unfair for people from educated developed countries to put a local out of work, IMO, something to think about. I have to agree with solohobo.
If you can upgrade your skills somehow so that you have something that is rare in Costa Rica don't know what that would be then by all means. However, many Costa Ricans are struggling to get into massage therapy - in the small town where I live pop aboutkm from San Jose there is one lady who is working on getting certified so she can work with one of the local hotels and an older guy who has been farming for years who gives massages but is trying to get some formal training. He has been milking cows by hand for a long time and has super strong hands!
Sometimes I have to ask him to ease off If you are determined to do this, you will need to do some research and visit Costa Rica and look at places and talk to people in person. If you are determined to do this, google spas costa rica or health resorts costa rica and go from there. This topic has been locked by a moderator. All rights reserved. No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission.
No worries. Good day, I am a Canadian registered massage therapist and I would very much like to practice my trade in Costa Rica. Does anyone have any experience working in CR…. See All. Thorn Tree forum.
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