We Americans are notoriously overworked and under-vacationed. On average we use only half our paid days off. And even when we go on vacation, our laptops and cell phones go with us.
In Costa Rica, “work-life balance” is not an empty term, it is the guiding principle of life. The Tico lifestyle, as locals call it, emphasizes equal measures of hard work and free time to enjoy the spectacular landscape, amazing food, and good friends.
T Brand Studio teamed up with Essential Costa Rica to showcase this lifestyle. See the full Paid Post experience including photographs, graphics and video here: paidpost.nytimes.com/essential-costa-rica/on-tico-time.html?_r=0
Executive Producer: Kaylee King-Balentine
Producer/Director: Rafael Chinchilla
Photography: Carlos Hurtado & Esteban Chinchilla
Assistant Director: Marcela Jarquín
Location Sound: Gastón Sáenz
Assistant Cameraman: Carlos Luis Vega Ardón, Brian Ramírez
Grip: Manuel Antonio Torres
Production Coordinator: Roxana Víquez
Production Assistant: Noily Ruiz
Music: Alex Orozco
Post Production: CENTRAL Costa Rica
Produced By: T Brand Studio and RedCreek Productions