There are a lot of options to consider when outsourcing to Latin America, and here we will go through the reasons why Costa Rica might just be the best of the bunch.
It is not just about the high levels of education and literacy there, or the fact that government policy has seen an influx of talent into the technology development sector and the subsequent boom in talented tech developers and businesses. There are several fantastic reasons to outsource to Costa Rica on top of all those, so let’s look closer at each of them.
Costa Rica’s Proximity to the United States
The location of Costa Rica makes it an ideal nearshore outsourcing venue for several reasons.
Firstly, the time zones are similar, which means the working days of your in-house team and your nearshore partners will largely overlap. This makes communication and real-time collaboration during the working day much easier and quicker than it would be if you were waiting for the working day to start in Asia. As you know, communication delays can be costly, so this is one of the best reasons to outsource to Costa Rica.
Secondly, there are a lot of cultural similarities between Costa Rica and the United States. This is most apparent when it comes to business matters, as the same straight-talking culture that Americans are known for, is also a part of Costa Rican culture. This means that communication between you and your nearshore partner will be on the same level and you will always understand each other.
Thirdly, Costa Rican culture greatly emphasizes the need to be bilingual, which means most tech workers will speak excellent or perfect English. Once again this helps eliminate miscommunication and instructions lost in translation.
Costa Rica is a Vibrant Technology Hub
Costa Rica’s tech developer community is bustling with lots of talented developers, eager to make their mark. It has been compared to Silicon Valley and has witnessed a genuine boom in successful start-ups around the world over the last few years.
But it’s not just local start-ups that are fueling the rise in tech development in Costa Rica, as many international companies and industry leaders have established offices there too. The likes of Hewlett Packard, IBM and Intel all have operations in Costa Rica, while many others such as NBC and Arrow Electronics have leveraged development teams working with them out of Costa Rican tech hub cities.
Costa Rica’s Political Stability
It is well known that not all Latin American countries enjoy political stability, but Costa Rica certainly does. Years of peace and prosperity has also made Costa Rica one of the most economically stable countries in Central America.
The country is also a world leader when it comes to policies that protect the environment and has frequently been named as one of the safest countries to visit in Latin America. This makes it even more beneficial for United States-based businesses to partner with a nearshore company in Costa Rica, as it is so close that visiting is quick, cheap and easy, and you can have a great time while you are there.
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