Yoko Village – a remote work and residential community in Costa Rica

Slated to open early 2023, Yoko Village, aptly meaning ‘Sunshine Child’ is a remote work and residential community located in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, offering a balanced life between work, wellness and living…

yoko village a remote work and residential community in costa rica

Founder of the Yoko Village project, Liran Rosenfeld, is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record, who in 2018, after 3 years of scaling his company PassRight, began to experience extreme burnout. To reset, he travelled to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Once there, he noticed the difference in his health. He saw how eating well, sun, learning to surf, practicing yoga and meditation and slower pace in life made him more productive in his personal and professional life. Rosenfeld’s new found appreciation for the ‘Pura Vida’ life led him to create Yoko Village, an eco-community for like-minded individuals looking to nurture their lives as much as their life’s work.

“Yoko Village is centered around the well-being of its residents, while focusing on building a creative and
productive coworking community,” said Rosenfeld. “We understand the business needs of remote workers, providing a
perfectly balanced work and home environment.”

open plan bungalow in the costa rica jungle is part of Yoko villageImage credit: Yoko Village

Putting down designer roots on 40 hectares in the hills of the Costa Rican jungle, minutes from sought after surf breaks and idyllic beaches, Yoko Village plans to gather an array of well-travelled community members who have traded city streets for breathtaking ocean views, spectacular sunsets, natural resources, and serenity. The diverse environment sets the stage for digital nomads, families and entrepreneurs to plant roots in paradise where they can prioritize wellness, have access to the outdoors, and celebrate culture, all while enjoying high standards of living and meeting the professional needs of remote work.

relaxed living in a glass and wood house in Yoko Village remote working communityImage credit: Yoko Village

Designed by architect, Serrana Robledo, the plans place a high priority on thoughtful architecture taking care to work with, and support the natural environment. The founding team advocates for the environment and local preservation by spearheading a reforestation campaign and incorporating sustainable practices such as rainwater harvesting, the construction of minimally impactful structures and a zero-plastic policy.

minimalist and modern interior at Yoko village with glass walls to take in spectacular viewsImage credit: Yoko Village

Yoko Village plans include the construction of 40 two, three, and four bedroom villas with ensuite bathrooms, private decks, and access to on-site communal amenities such as a tech-enabled community coworking center, private office spaces, creative playgrounds, yoga deck, gym, pool, restaurant, edible walking trails, communal gardens and spiritual centre.

bedroom at yoko village encased in glass as if sleeping in natureImage credit: Yoko Village

Yoko Village ownership offers the opportunity to purchase villas inspired by the nature and wildlife which surrounds it, in a secure international community. All common areas, co-working spaces, facilities, roads, and communal gardens, are maintained year-round by management. Residents also have the option of short-term rental management for their properties, allowing owners to subsidize their investment and support a remote live/work lifestyle.

Main image credit: Yoko Village