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Top 5 Latin American Digital Nomad Destinations

If you want to explore the world as a freelancer, you must check out these Top 5 Latin American Digital Nomad Destinations. Don't let anybody stop you and follow your own path!

Discovering amazing places is a virtue that is granted to freelancers, because this way of life allows these individuals to manage their own schedule and can also work from anywhere in the world. However, despite these attributions, of course there are factors that can cause an influence when making the decision to travel; some of these are common for all types of tourists (hotel, food and transportation costs), and others that are proper of digital nomads such as easy access to the internet, for example.

For the above, I have decided to create a list with a Top 5 Latin American Digital Nomad Destinations or dying in the attempt. Before starting I should like to clarify that I made this list taking into account that all these places have free Wi-Fi zones and at least 5 coworking sites so that these digital nomads do not interrupt their activities. Lets get started, DN's!

1. Medellin, Colombia

Due to the climatic conditions and ancestral techniques for its cultivation and processing, Colombian coffee is considered one of the best in the world" (Source: Pixabay)

In addition to being cataloged as the Colombian City of Eternal Spring, Medellin is one of the largest regions of that country currently known as a favorite among the circle of digital nomads.

This region has more than 100 public sites between parks, squares, subway stations, industrial zones and communities with free internet access. Among them, the following tourist sites stand out:

• San Antonio Park: A park where besides possessing several sculptures, is quite crowded by the different cultural expressions that are presented there. In addition, there is a wide variety of cafés and restaurants around.

• Berrio Park: The main park of this city since the 19th century and one of the most important and historical in the city, here you will be in the presence of a vast Antioquia culture. There, you will find the famous sculpture "Torso de Mujer" (colloquially known as “La Gorda”) by Fernando Botero, and at the end of the tour you can visit the beautiful Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria.

• Park of Desires: Inaugurated in 2003, it was created with the aim of educating visitors with interactive attractions. The place that was designed for a planetarium ended up becoming an open square surrounded by buildings with different themes (Muisca Observatory, Distant Voices, World of the Winds) that represent dreams, desires and achievements of humanity in its different eras.

On the other hand, La Zona Rosa, Lleras Park and Las Palmas Avenue are the party areas per excellence. These are surrounded by countless restaurants, bars and nightclubs for all kinds of people and tastes.

The best thing about this city is that it will allow you to enjoy the best coffee in the world (according to the opinions of many digital nomads in their different visits to the city) at a very affordable price compared to other countries.

Coworking sites and their location:

- WeWork (7 Sur #42-145 street).

- Ofizen – Siembra Coworking (10B #36-20 street).

- SeedSpace (8 #43a – 49 street).

- Quokka Café Coworking (8 #43c 29 street).

- Co-Work LatAm (67 #52-20 street).

- Kamado Coworking (39 #76 35 street).

2. Buenos Aires, Argentina

"Instagram-worthy pic!" (Source: Pixabay)

The capital of Argentina, in which annually thousands of tourists are given the privilege of getting to know and enjoying what this beautiful city offers them. Buenos Aires has become one of the favorite places for digital nomads due to its wide cultural, sports and technological coverage, as well as being a place with wireless Internet access from many areas of the city.

There are more than 500 points in which people have access to WiFi in places such as squares, parks, bus stops or subway stations. Also, in less closed sites such as libraries, museums and hospitals.

The beautiful architecture of the central area surrounds the Plaza de Mayo, one of the most emblematic squares in the country since it gave rise to important events throughout Argentine history. Following the tour through the center of the city you will also find other buildings such as the Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and many other interesting sites.

Tango, Mate and Argentine football (soccer)

You cannot leave Buenos Aires without trying the 3 things that make this country stand out, and I am referring to Tango, Mate and good Argentine soccer. For the first two you can choose from hundreds of restaurants and night spots and with reference to football soccer, this region is home to El Monumental Stadium, La Bombonera and Diego Armando Maradona, (just to mention a few).

The Palermo neighborhood is the favorite of tourists because it is a colorful, bohemian neighborhood full of bars, clubs, restaurants, nightclubs, and other modern places.

It would be an exaggeration to say that in one week you will be able to absolutely discover the whole region since in it there is a great number of parks, restaurants and cultural sites that are worth visiting.

Coworking sites and their location:

- Wework (Esmeralda 950).

- Urban station (Bonpland 1823).

- Central Coworking (Viamonte 1519).

- Gowork Coworking (Gallo 353).

- The Office Buenos Aires (Nicaragua 5867).

3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"Mmm... this feels familiar" (Source: Pixabay)

The second largest city in Brazil offers you a place full of possibilities, adventures, beautiful beaches and lots of samba. The south and central zone of the city, Leblon and Copacabana beach are one of the most famous tourist spots and in which you will have a guaranteed Wi-Fi signal available 24 hours a day and totally free of charge.

Christ the Redeemer

It is to be expected that the first place that recommends you is that of Christ the Redeemer, a statue of 30 meters high at 790 meters above the sea located in the Corcovado mountain range; the signal may leave a lot to be desired, but the place and the incredible view you will have from there will make it all worthwhile. Other beautiful places of nature to visit are the Botanical Garden, Parque Lage and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

There are many options of what to do in a night in Rio de Janeiro:

• Go out and taste the area's fast food.

• Listen to music or live rock bands in some little boats (that's what bars in Brazil are called).

• Decide for a more chill or techno atmosphere in a nightclub.

• Dance Latin music (including samba of course) in a local nightclub.

• Be a part of the parties organized for tourists in favelas known as "Favela Funk Party".

Due to Brazil being one of the great football powers, there is an emblematic construction which is the Maracanã Stadium. Here, you will find a hall of the fame in which homage is paid to all the legendary soccer players of that country. Even if you do not know them because you are not a football fan, you will know that mega concerts of famous music bands and singers take place there.

Coworking sites and their location:

- Coworking Arpoador (Bulhões de Carvalho street, 524).

- DOCA Coworking (Barão da Torre street, 219).

- WeWork (495 Visconde de Piraja Avenue).

- CW Place Coworking (Visc. de Pirajá street, 351)

- Oito - Espaço de Inovação (Visc. de Pirajá street, 54).

4. Yucatan, Mexico

"Take me a picture looking like I'm distracted, observing the pyramid..." (Source: Pixabay)

Considered as the area with the best beaches in the country and one of the most beautiful regions in the world, the tourist state of the Mexican country offers entertainment and relaxation mostly with aphrodisiac destinations. In Yucatán are the cities of Quintana Roo, Cancun, Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen, which are internationally known for their beautiful tropical landscapes and nightlife, and where you can find over 50 internet access points distributed across them.

It is clear that the main tourist attractions are its many beaches; even so you can do much more than that. Right in the heart of Playa del Carmen is the Fifth Avenue, a main street where you can find many places between restaurants, cafes, art and craft exhibitions, clothing stores, jewelry, bars, among many other businesses for all types of public (even if we're limited by a budget).

For fans of the Mayan culture

A mandatory station for fans of pre-Columbian history is Chichen Itza, a Mayan ruins complex recognized worldwide as one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. This is composed of a castle, a sacred cenote, a court for the Mayan ball game and an observatory.

Party Night in Yucatán

The nightlife is mostly in the hotel zone in downtown Cancun, where the most famous hotels such as the Hard Rock Hotel, casinos such as the Dubai Palace Casino and the Palace Bingo & Sport Bets Casino and nightclubs are located, including the renowned Coco Bongo Show & Disco.

Because in Yucatan is a tourist powerhouse, a recommendation - to those who can choose when to go - is to visit during the low seasons between January and February, between May and June and between September and the beginning of December. Taking this into account that besides saving money, it will be easier to get tickets and good prices related to the accommodation.

Coworking sites and their location:

- Work Zone Coworking (Av Luis Donaldo Colosio 459 Mz 1 Lt 46 Fracc. Santa Fe).

- NEST Coworking (10 Avenue, between calle 12 y 14, Gonzalo Guerrero).

- Las Americas III (Maria Cristina Sangri Aguilar Avenue).

- Orbis Coworking (Bonampak Avenue, Manzana 1).

- Pi Art Cowork & Café (Kukulkan Avenue, Manzana 1, Región 15).

- Bunker Coworking (10 Norte Avenue, Esquina con Calle 38). 

- Venddo (Puerto Juarez, Zona Hotelera).

5. San Jose, Costa Rica

"I think this license plate's personality speaks for itself" (Source: Pixabay)

This small town where the "Ticos" live offers us the peaceful atmosphere with streets that connect the colonial neighborhoods and expose the Pre-Columbian art of the capital of Costa Rica. It is the perfect city to have a more intimate contact with the community and culture of this country, even so, it is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Latin America.

There is free internet access in more than 50 points located throughout the region, mostly in public places, as in the case of the previous countries.

San Jose is a historical gem in Latin America, since it has a lot of history watered by each of its corners and that accentuates the identity of those who live in it. There is the Central Market where there are more than 700 stores, restaurants and food stalls since the 1800s. The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, a place where you will learn a little about Pre-Columbian history through the 1600 pieces made between the years 500 and 1500.

The nature everywhere

In this region, you will find popular beaches that are frequented by tourists because of its serene sea that offers peace and relaxation to those who visit it. Among the most famous are La Playa de los Genoveses, Playa de Monsul and Playa de San Jose.

Costa Rica is listed as one of the greenest places in the world, and San Jose shows it, since throughout this district you will find more than 400 green areas and national parks. A truly excellent option for cycling and breathing fresh air every day.

If you want to discover the places where you can enjoy a few drinks and liven up your day a bit - consider the quiet bars, others with a specific theme, karaoke and other places where you can dance all night. Some of these recommended sites are: Belle Lounge & Gallery, Club Vertigo and the Craic Irish Pub.

Coworking sites and their location:

- Selina Cowork San José (9 Avenue, Calles 13 y 15, #1353).

- Republic Workspace (San Pedro de Montes de Oca, San Jose).

- Creasala Working (175m este de la rotonda El Farolito. Casa 3361 a mano izquierda, Avenue 13).

- Frau Lamb (3 Avenue, San Jose).

- Torre Zeta San Pedro (2 Avenue, San Jose).

- Club Nómada Este (Antares Square, Rotonda de La Bandera).

Being owners of our own time - as we Digital Nomads and Freelancers are known for being - gives us the possibility to organize a new adventure, no matter what the destination is, provided you have the necessary tools to generate money. It is for this reason that these particular coworking sites are gaining more and more popularity, and the idea of being a digital nomad is not so outlandish anymore.

But please, tell us about YOUR experience...

Have you had the opportunity to visit any of these places?

What another place would you add to the list?

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Laurys M

My name is Laurys, and I'm a Chemical Engineer living in Venezuela. A lover of great music, good science, and an interesting book, I love learning about new cultures across the planet and discovering new languages and people. I've been a freelancer since 2008, and my career has only grown since then. I want to help others see the world through the eyes of freelancers, which is why I'm part of Begin Wandering!

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