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  • Writer's pictureSotirios Seridis

Best 10 Cities for Digital Nomads in Brazil

Brazil is known for its cheerful locals, beautiful beaches, amazing weather, and its prominence down south being one of the top visited countries in Latin America. Millions of tourists flock every year to its many incredible cities, offering all kinds of holiday opportunities. It is also a Digital Nomad hub, as numerous location-independent workers spend months or years working while enjoying its many perks. Let’s discuss some of Brazil’s best cities to stay in for digital nomads. We will go through their locations, weather, the cost of living, attractions, neighborhoods to stay at, and some of the best coworking spaces in each city.

best cities for digital nomads in Brazil
best cities for digital nomads in Brazil

Best 10 cities for digital nomads in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro

Rio is a cosmopolitan hub, a global capital. Copacabana's beaches, the Maracana Stadium, Rio’s Carnaval, and its modern and varied museums, there is something for everyone. Digital Nomads rush to this vibrant city, as it has a lot to offer.

Whether you need some beach time or want to visit the Cristo Redentor, the city welcomes visitors from anywhere. For those particularly interested, you can read our Rio Digital Nomad Guide.

  • Who is it for: digital nomads looking for fun and vibrant cosmopolitan cities

  • Population: 6.3 million

  • Cost of living: USD 700-1720

  • Average weather range: 18°C to 31°C (65°F to 88°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Copacabana, Ipanema, Botafogo, Flamenco, Jardin Botanico

Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Rio:

  1. WeWork: a familiar brand in a great location. Location: Av. Alm. Barroso, 81 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20031-004, Brasil

  2. Regus: a vibrant space to meet like-minded professionals. Location: Rua Lauro Müller, 116 - 32º andar - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22290-160, Brasil

  3. Spaces: loved for its industrial design and friendly staff. Location: R. do Passeio, 38 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20021-290, Brasil

São Paulo

São Paulo
São Paulo

São Paulo is Brazil’s biggest metropolis and one of the top 5 in the world. Densely populated, it is a very international location, with dining options, museums, theaters, and everything you would expect from cosmopolitan cities.

You can try Ibirapuera Park or the municipal market. And for museum enthusiasts, you can visit the Futbol museum or the Art museum. Sao Paulo is simply full of opportunities for everyone.

  • Who is it for: location-independent workers who like big metropolitan hubs

  • Population: 11.3 million

  • Cost of living: USD 1000-1900

  • Average weather range: 5°C to 33°C (41°F to 91°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Consolação, Bela Vista, Downtown

Top 3 Coworking Spaces in São Paulo:

  1. Google Campus: designed especially for startups, Google offers coworking spaces to help them grow. Location: Rua Coronel Oscar Porto, 70 - Paraíso, São Paulo - SP, 04003-000, Brasil

  2. VIP OFFICE Coworking - Paulista 1: try them out for special treatment in terms of coworking experience. Location: Alameda Santos, 1773 - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo - SP, 01419-002, Brasil

  3. Youw Coworking: deemed a cool spot to work by users. Location: Av. Brg. Faria Lima, 1755 - Jardim Paulistano, São Paulo - SP, 01452-001, Brasil



Florianópolis appeals to travelers who adore the sea and the life of cities around them. Its enchanting beaches like Lagoinha do Leste or its hiking opportunities like the Rilha do Morro das Aranhas deem it a place for nature lovers. Of course, it has its historic landmarks. If you are looking to see the colonial past of this Latin American country, you can go to the Cathedral Metropolitana and the Santa Catarina History Museum.

  • Who is it for: nature-loving remote workers

  • Population: 508,800

  • Cost of living: USD 900-1600

  • Average weather range: 3°C to 29°C (37°F to 84°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Costa da Lagoa, Santo Antonio de Lisboa, Voo Panorâmico Floripa

Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Florianápolis:

  1. Impact Hub Floripa Primavera: a sophisticated place to make good contacts. Location: Associação Catarinense de Empresas de Tecnologia - ACATE, Rod. José Carlos Daux, 4150 - Salas 1 & 2 - Saco Grande, Florianópolis - SC, 88032-005, Brasil

  2. Lemonadde Coworking + Offices: flex desks and private offices are available. Location: Rod. Admar Gonzaga, 440 - 5 andar - Itacorubi, Florianópolis - SC, 88034-000, Brasil

  3. Soho Centro de Inovação Tecnológica: an innovation hub for modern remote workers. Location: R. Des. Pedro Silva, 2958 - Coqueiros, Florianópolis - SC, 88080-701, Brasil



Fortaleza is also well-known for its beautiful beaches (it’s one of Brazil’s main allures, after all). This city in particular is visited for the beautiful Praia do Futuro and Iracema, two important spots to get sun-tanned and enjoy the sea.

If you are up for a stroll and to buy some delicious tropical fruits to try, the Fortaleza Central Market is a great way to combine both, so you can try as many new flavors as you stay.

  • Who is it for: digital nomads looking to live by the sea

  • Population: 2.47 million

  • Cost of living: USD 900-1500+

  • Average weather range: 20°C to 35°C (68°F to 95°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Downtown, Mucuripe, Meireles

Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Fortaleza:

  1. Elephant Coworking: comfortable and unique, according to reviews. Location: R. Barbosa de Freitas, 1741 - Aldeota, Fortaleza - CE, 60170-021, Brasil

  2. Coworking em Fortaleza - CE - Concept Offices: great facilities for small teams. Location: Av. Washington Soares, 55 - 307 - Cocó, Fortaleza - CE, 60175-657, Brasil

  3. HG+ Coworking - Sede For: a creative spot for coworking. Location: R. Marcondes Pereira, 1271 - Dionísio Torres, Fortaleza - CE, 60135-222, Brasil



Pelourinho is Salvador’s historic area, declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1985. Besides its beautiful colonial architecture and colorful buildings, the place is filled with dining opportunities, hostels, dancing academies, etc. You will feel as if living in the XIX century while enjoying the perks of the recent modernization of the area in the 90s.

Then, when in Brazil, Salvador’s beaches are also to dream of. You can rest under the sun while you enjoy some delicious seafood.

  • Who is it for: remote workers who like cities with historical significance

  • Population: 2.7 million

  • Cost of living: USD 900-1500+

  • Average weather range: 21°C to 29°C (69°F to 84°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Ondina, Porto da Barra, Rio Vermelho

Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Salvador:

  1. Hub Salvador: organized and with a nice structure, it's great for innovative digital nomads. Location: Av. da França, 393 - 2º andar - Comercio, Salvador - BA, 40010-000, Brasil

  2. Garagem105 Coworking: praised for its premises, attentive services, and perfect coffee. Location: Alameda dos Sombreiros, 1038 - Caminho das Árvores, Salvador - BA, 41820-420, Brasil

  3. Tropos Coworking: comfortable and functional, it serves beer as well. Location: R. Ilhéus, 214 - Rio Vermelho, Salvador - BA, 41940-570, Brasil



Ah, the colors in Recife. Just standing in the central Plaza to admire the buildings around is an experience in itself. The city is also full of street markets, like the artisan’s one, or the Feria Boa Viagem.

One of the top attractions in Recife is the night ride in a catamaran through the Capibaribe river. This experience offers a soothing experience while watching the city lit by moonlight, showcasing its unique architecture.

  • Who is it for: digital nomads who'd love to be in a vibrant and exciting scene

  • Population: 1.54 million

  • Cost of living: USD 600-1600+

  • Average weather range: 19°C to 30°C (66°F to 86°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay: Boa Viagem, Downtown, Boa Vista

Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Recife:

  1. ESC Coworking Recife: identified as a women entrepreneur spot. Location: Av. Herculano Bandeira, 399 - 1º andar - Pina, Recife - PE, 51110-131, Brasil

  2. Workspot Coworking: it has a beautiful garden to enjoy while working. Location: R. do Futuro, 564 - Graças, Recife - PE, 52050-005, Brasil

  3. Connection Coworking: ideal for small and medium businesses. Location: R. Ana Angélica, 64 - Derby, Recife - PE, 52010-230, Brasil

Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre stands for Cheerful Port. You will find this spirit in the locals, who identify as gaúchos, one of the many important and historically significant populations that live in Brazil. For more tourist activities, you can go to the Science and Technology Museum, a modern setup to learn interactively. And for football soccer enthusiasts out there, the Arena do Grêmio stadium is simply stunning.

  • Who is it for: digital nomads looking to see a different face of Brazil’s culture

  • Population: 1.4 million

  • Cost of living: USD 800-1600+

  • Average weather range: 15°C to 32°C (59°F to 89°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Praia de Belas & Cidade Baixa, Floresta, Downtown

Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Porto Alegre:

  1. Coletivo Workspace: an open and friendly networking environment. Location: Rua Jaime Telles, 62 - Petrópolis, Porto Alegre - RS, 90460-030, Brasil

  2. Nau Live Spaces: a woman-run business. Location: Av. Pres. Franklin Roosevelt, 1308 - São Geraldo, Porto Alegre - RS, 90230-002, Brasil

  3. Office 424 Coworking: users mention its easy booking process and excellent service. Location: Av. Praia de Belas, 1212 - Praia de Belas, Porto Alegre - RS, 90110-000, Brasil

Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte
Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte is the capital city of the Minas Gerais state. As its name suggests (“Beautiful Horizon”), the city’s architectural design blends in perfectly with the buildings and the mountains that surround it. If you like arts and crafts, the place has museums specifically built to showcase Brazil’s beautiful contributions to said disciplines. There are also many parks such as the Mangabeiras, Freedom Square, or the city park for you to enjoy some quiet time in charming green areas.

  • Who is it for: digital nomads looking for big cities with fewer crowds and more parks

  • Population: 2.3 million

  • Cost of living: USD 800-1600+

  • Average weather range: 14°C to 32°C (57°F to 89°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay: Lourdes, Downtown, Savassi

Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Belo Horizonte:

  1. Hábil Coworking: women and LGBT allies. Location: Av. Raja Gabáglia, 3502 - Estoril, Belo Horizonte - MG, 30494-310, Brasil

  2. BH Office Coworking: strategically located in one of Belo Horizonte’s top neighborhoods. Location: R. Sergipe, 1062 - Funcionários, Belo Horizonte - MG, 30130-174, Brasil

  3. Bhz Coworking: big office spaces, with a memorable coffee, according to visitors. Location: R. Rio Grande do Norte, 1436 - 16º andar - Savassi, Belo Horizonte - MG, 30130-138, Brasil



A lesser-known tourist destination, Curitiba is a modern place, a gem not many get to experience. Safer than other big cities, you get all the perks of Rio or São Paulo without the metropolitan city prices. Apart from its many parks and modern architecture by Oscar Niemeyer, the city is known for its award-winning sustainability projects, waste management, its excellent public transport system, and fair-housing projects.

  • Who is it for: digital nomads who like cities from the future

  • Population: 1.7 million

  • Cost of living: USD 800-1600+

  • Average weather range: 11°C to 30°C (51°F to 86°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Bom Retiro, Batel, and Downtown

Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Curitiba:

  1. Nex Coworking | Batel: excellent facilities for location-independent workers. Location: R. Francisco Rocha, 198 - Batel, Curitiba - PR, 80420-130, Brasil

  2. Four Coworking: a quiet place to network and work. Location: Rua Leôncio Correia, 412 - Água Verde, Curitiba - PR, 80240-320, Brasil

  3. Brains Coworking: another good coworking spot for LGBT+ and women. Location: R. Buenos Aires, 71-73 - Batel, Curitiba - PR, 80250-070, Brasil



Brazil’s true capital city, Brasilia, is less than half a century old. Designed by Lucio Costa, he took inspiration from Dom Bosco, the Italian monk, who spoke of building a utopian place in America, the new world. Today, only true connoisseurs of architecture appreciate its second-to-none architectural style. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the place is filled with sightseeing opportunities, especially if you enjoy unique building facades.

  • Who is it for: digital nomads who adore urban planned cities

  • Population: 3.4 million

  • Cost of living: USD 900-2000+

  • Average weather range: 16°C to 30°C (60°F to 86°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Águas Claras, Asa Sul, Asa Norte y Sudoeste

Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Brasilia:

  1. Espaço 365: a great choice if you need to hold an event while staying. Location: SHCGN CLR 705 - BLOCO E Loja 8 - Asa Norte, Brasília - DF, 70730-555, Brasil

  2. BSB Coworking: described as welcoming and cozy, with top-level service. Location: SCRS 516, Bloco B, 69, CRS 516 - Asa Sul, Brasília - DF, 70381-525, Brasil

  3. AKZO - Coworking: a modern design to welcome freelancers from all around the world. Location: SRTVN, edifício radio center, primeiro subsolo, salas ss18 a ss28 - Asa Norte, Brasília - DF, 70719-900, Brasil

Closing Thoughts on the Best Cities for Digital Nomads in Brazil

There you have it, some of Brazil's most amazing cities. They all have their personality and charm, with undeniable experience in receiving digital nomads. Do not hesitate to visit the country, and do plan your visit to all of the cities in this list with the help of this guide. You will find yourself blending in with the rich Brazilian culture, its festive ways, and its unique traits. Come to this tropical country, and enjoy its diverse and delicious fruits and friendly locals.


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