Establish a Good Working Relationship With Your Team
We encourage all of our customers to come visit us in Costa Rica and work with us for the first week or two of a project. This initial co-location is critical to building a good working relationship as quickly as possible, and a common understanding of what our customers need and how they will judge success.
You can develop that same level of understanding without co-location, but it takes more time and will likely only happen after some mistakes are made. You can mitigate that by meeting with the team in person initially, either in Costa Rica or in the U.S.
Flights to Costa Rica are easily found for under US$1000 and so it is well worth the investment to get your project off to a great start, due to the efficiency gains of working together in person during its initial crucial phases.