Businessmen from Costa Rica often have trouble when they are travelling, as many local Costa Rican websites are location specific, and because of this, they cannot be accessed by people with an IP address external to Costa Rica. This can be a significant problem, as it may limit the access an individual can achieve to certain information, or prevent him or her from visiting their own banking site.
The most secure way of getting around this problem is to use a VPN to get an IP address from Costa Rica. This method of making your IP address means that any Costa Rican websites cannot tell that you are not within the region, and will give the same level of access that you could achieve from within the country. Furthermore, the security protocols associated with VPNs also means that it is very safe to transfer financial or personal information in this manner.
Getting an IP address from Costa Rica also has other advantages. It allows you to access local chat programs, and to interact with family and friends in this manner. Some local sites also require a local IP address in order to gain full access, and without a Costa Rican IP address, this can be very difficult to achieve.
IAPS is the only place where you’re going to find a VPN server in this location. The site is a bit difficult to navigate, so follow these instructions:
Go to PPTP/L2TP on the left panel and search for the country of your choice (There’s a lot, so Ctrl+F may be faster). Click the link, and choose a package for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months (discounts available).
OpenVPN and SSTP also have some country options, but most of the goods will be with PPTP/L2TP. PPTP is faster, L2TP is more secure. OpenVPN for Mac, Windows, and Linux offers better encryption and privacy, but is limited with VPN server locations. The same applies to SSTP which is for Vista and Win 7.