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  • Writer's pictureKatrina Julia

Digital Nomad Monthly Recap in August 2021 in Mexico and Costa Rica

It seems like just yesterday I decided to leave Atlanta, GA. travel to 7 Continents. and finished my last recap with my third month in Mexico in 2021.

Although, the days, months and year are flying by, I feel like I am fully living each moment too!

This year, my phrase is Anchored in Love. At the same time, I am focusing on being perfectly present.

In my Digital Nomad Monthly Recap, I share behind the scenes with highlights and insights of creating, working, traveling, and adventuring wherever I am in the world. In August 2021, I spent my time and travels in Bacalar and Valladolid, Mexico and Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

This month led to an increase in presence, as well as increasing leaps of faith with investors, grants, and proposals. In addition, I experienced two press trips and digital marketing projects in both Bacalar, Mexico and the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica with a wellness focused restaurant and three travel brands.

My adventures in Bacalar and Valladolid, Mexico and the Osa Peninsula in August 2021 included Sunrise Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Cenote Cocalitos and Azul in Bacalar, Mexico; Valladolid Center, Cenote Ikeken, Oxman, and Ilkil with the Best Cenotes in Mexico, and Chichen Itza, new 7 Wonders of the World in Valladolid, Mexico; and Drake Bay, Puerto Jimenez, Cano Island, Sustainable Farm, and Beaches in Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Wow!

Let's talk about my Digital Nomad Monthly Recap in August 2021 while in Mexico and Costa Rica.


Digital Nomad Monthly Recap in Mexico and Costa Rica

My Monthly recaps will include highlights & summaries of :

1 Stays

2 Creating with Community to Creatives

3 Wins and Progress

4 Adventures

5 Highlights

Stays in Bacalar, Mexico

For August 2021, I stayed in two Airbnbs in Bacalar, Mexico including a private room and tiny house.

I adored both of my stays in Bacalar, Mexico in August 2021.

Airbnb in Bacalar, Mexico

Tiny House in Bacalar, Mexico

Stay in Valladolid, Mexico

For August 9 to 15, 2021, I stayed in a Pink House in Valladolid, Mexico. I adored it!

For August 15th, I stayed for one night in Cancun, Mexico in a private room with a pool!

You may find it on my Airbnb profile!

Valladolid, Mexico Airbnb Pink House

Stays: Costa Rica Arrival and Departure in San Jose and Drake Bay. Costa Rica

For my arrival and departure to and from San Jose, Costa Rica, I stayed at an adorable cabana near the airport. You may find it on my Airbnb profile.

For my one night in Drake Bay, Costa Rica, I stayed at Casa Tuanis found on my Cano Island and One Day in Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica guides.

Stay: Press Trip and Digital Marketing in Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

From August 17 to September 9, 2021, I stayed in a private room and sustainable farm in Costa Rica with a press trip hosted by Tropical Escapade.

Creating a Life and Business I Love:

Mexico and Costa Rica

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Every "overnight success" you see included a prequel or prologue of seasons of patience, persistence, purpose, and pain.

The month of August challenged me exponentially across Bacalar and Valladolid, Mexico and Costa Rica including in person work with digital marketing and a press trip too, I received the opportunity to further focus my time, focus, priorities and results.

Creating and Scaling a Life, Business, and Community

Community to Creatives

Whether you are a side hustler, work a 9-5, creating a life and business you love full-time, and/or traveling the world, I hope this series encourages and inspires you to take limitless leaps of faith.

If you are seeking freedom in your time, location, expression, community, and ultimately financial freedom, let's #createit. I am right here with you on a path of purpose to freedom (Gal 5:1).

There are ways to transform your wellness, online, media and travel. It may be with online courses, or seeking ways to automate and scale your business like a boss. Let's #createit.

One Month in Bacalar and Valladolid, Mexico, and in the South of Costa Rica in the Osa Peninsula will help you create, transform, and inspire with an insider look! This is month 8 of my full-time travel since leaving Atlanta, GA for 2+ years on December 31, 2020.

From left to right on the first row, Bacalar, Mexico private room on second story, farm views in Costa Rica, ad tiny house in Bacalar, Mexico.

From left to right on the second row, Tropical Escapades in Costa Rica, Pink House in Valladolid, Mexico, and Casa Tuanis in Drake Bay, Costa Rica.

From left to right on the third row, kitchen on the farm in Costa Rica, cacao pods on the farm in Costa Rica, and beach in Puerto Jimenez nearby.

My Routines: Morning, Daily and Weekly

No matter where you are in the world, how you start your day is powerful in every way.

To get a deep dive into my recent routines, check out my third month in Mexico.

Super Focus

I am creating a life, business and community I love. I am receiving $3,000 - $25,000 daily-weekly-monthly easily for wellness, media, online & travel God willing with incredible community consistently in May. I am DAP, Supervisor and World Team with Herbalife in August.

This is my focus until I hit it not only once but consistent 3+ months. I will adjust after the third month of consistency to align to annual and legacy goals.

Top Three Priorities

1 Community: Sources and Scaling

2 Creators: Courses, Management

3 Creatives: Media, Series, and Books


Community includes brands, communities, and business to business proposals.

In the month of August, I and the team completed over 7 proposals for ongoing wellness, marketing, business and travel totaling over $500,000 in potential future business. This included projects with Gyms, Global Leadership Group, Lonely Planet, Workaway, and Alpha Insights to name a few.

If you have tuned in to my prior series, you will note that the proposals are decreasing, while potential amounts are increasing. Increased focus, less work, larger impact.

I won a second project for What SUP Bacalar, started a press trip and digital marketing project with three Costa Rica Tourism companies, and set up logistics for Honduras for over a month starting in September.

The team with Efficise VAs outreached weekly to monthly to Fortune 500 contacts in HR and Marketing, Travel Bureaus, Influencer, and Freelancing Platforms as well. We are over 70% through all the marketing and Human Resources roles with Fortune 500 companies.

Wins included project with Costa Rica, Honduras coming up, proposal for Influencer Marketing, and ongoing campaigns via a technology partner.

Progress included intensifying focus with an 80/20 approach with pitches and calls over 40 to 60% of each day.

Costa Rica Press Trip Tropical Escapade


Creators includes launches and collaborations with creators who are coaches, bloggers, social media gurus, and content and/or course creators.

In the month of August, this included launching the Creation Club with Free 14 Day Challenge with increasing students, listing campaigns on 3+ platforms, and simplifying collaborations.

In addition, we received over 200 applicants interested in wellness coaching as well as over 100 applicants for our online mastermind.

Chichen Itza, 7 Wonder of the World


Creatives includes 9 to 5 ers, side hustlers, and those that want to increase travel.

In the month of August, I published over 10 blogs, over 20 Instagram Reels, over 7 videos, over 5 shows, and worked on my book.

I increased simplifying content execution and decreased time I spend on details that don't move the needle forward.


I am in awe and wonder at our Creator, and the adventures I got to have in August 2021!

Since I may show you better, rather than tell you, take a look at the pictures and videos below of:

Adventures at a Glance:

  1. Sunrise Stand Up Paddle Boarding

  2. Cenote Cocalitos and Azul

  3. Valladolid Center and Town

  4. Cenotes Ikeken, Oxman, and Ilkil

  5. Chichen Itza, 7 new Wonder of the World

  6. Drake Bay, Costa Rica

  7. Cano Island Snorkeling

PLUS a Stay at a Sustainable Farm, and Beaches in Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

If you haven't already, make sure you check out my Top 10 Things to Do and One Day Travel Guides!

Don't let the sunset on the adventures of your limitless life - Katrina Julia

Digital Nomad Travels in 2021: Mexico and Costa Rica

The creating and traveling continue in Bacalar and Valladolid, Mexico and the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica!

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