Best 20 Cities for Digital Nomads in Latin America
Updated: Aug 14
Planning to visit Latin America as a digital nomad but not sure where to start? Here is a practical guide to the best 20 cities for digital nomads in Latin America. The sub-continent has a lot to offer to travelers seeking a different experience, with affordable prices for those who earn in EUR or USD. Each city has its own charm, so we will be listing its location, who it is suitable for, the costs of living, and the best 3 coworking spaces for each city. Without further ado, let’s jump in!
Best 20 Cities for Digital Nomads in Latin America:
Rio de Janeiro
Rio vibrates with energy and splendor. Its amazing beaches and modern architecture make it a must for anyone visiting Latin America. If you are planning a visit, don’t forget to 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:
Named “Paris in the South”, Buenos Aires combines a European design with a Latin American personality. It has tons of restaurants, bars, theaters, and unique nightlife. You can check out our Buenos Aires Digital Nomad Guide for more details.
Who is it for: cultural travelers, visiting teleworkers who enjoy the nightlife
Population: 2.89 million
Cost of living: USD 700-2000+
Average Weather Range: 4°C to 32°C (40°F to 90°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: Palermo, San Telmo, Belgrano, Puerto Madero
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Buenos Aires:
Do you need more options? Check out our Top 20 Coworking Spaces in Buenos Aires.
Mexican tradition is simply fascinating. The capital city of the country mixes tradition with modernity perfectly. Whether you are looking for architecture, spicy cuisine, or a fun night scene, Mexico is ready to welcome you.
Who is it for: any digital nomad who adores mixing history with modern life
Population: 22 million
Cost of living: USD 1500-2500+
Average weather range: 9.4°C to 26.9°C (48.9°F to 80.4°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: Reforma, Roma Norte, Roma Sur, La Condesa
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Mexico:
WeWork Espacio de Oficinas & Coworking Montes Urales: with a strategic location, this coworking spot has a professional environment to develop your business while in Mexico. Location: C. Montes Urales 424, Lomas - Virreyes, Lomas de Chapultepec V Secc., Miguel Hidalgo, 11000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
WeWork Espacio de Oficinas & Coworking Insurgentes Sur: a well-known brand in the business, praised for its chill environment and beautiful terrace. Location: Av. de los Insurgentes Sur 601, Nápoles, Benito Juárez, 03810 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
WeWork Espacio de Oficinas & Coworking Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: also from the same company, they have a great penthouse to work. Location: Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 169, Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, 11520 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
This valley city surrounded by nature is also one of Colombia’s most technologically advanced spots. Plus, the “paisas”, Medellin’s local folk, are very eager to receive visitors from all around the world. We have prepared this Medellin Digital Nomad Guide in case you want to learn more.
Who is it for: digital nomads who need both nature and technology
Population: 2.5 million
Cost of living: USD 1400-2500+
Average weather range: 8°C to 30°C (47°F to 85°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: El Poblado, Laureles, Belén
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Medellin:
Santiago de Chile
Down south, Santiago is the capital city of Chile, a prominent innovation hub. Plus, it's right beside the Andes Mountains, an exuberant landmark they share with Argentina. There is plenty to do and know about the city, so make sure to check our Santiago Digital Nomad Guide for more information.
Who is it for: technology-related location-independent workers
Population: 5.6 million
Cost of living: USD 1070-2050
Average weather range: 3°C to 30°C (38°F to 86°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: Providencia, Downtown, Bellavista
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Santiago de Chile:
The Peruvian city is another high-cuisine spot, with excellent dining options. Not only can you enjoy a night out after a good day of sightseeing, but you can also try surfing, as Lima is sought by surfers from everywhere. Our Lima Digital Nomad Guide has more information on how to navigate yourself in this city.
Who is it for: foodies and surfing digital nomads
Population: 10 million
Cost of living: USD 930-1650
Average weather range: 15°C to 27°C (59°F to 81°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: Miraflores, Barranco, San Isidro
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Lima:
Want more coworking spots? Check out our guide to the Top 20 Coworking Spaces in Lima.
Not far from Machu Picchu ruins lies the city of Cusco, a wonderful place for adventurers out there. Thousands of tourists visit this marvel every year, digital nomads included, as the city continues to grow in popularity among them. If you too are curious about it, you can browse through this Cusco Digital Nomad Guide.
Who is it for: adventurous digital nomads
Cost of living: USD 800-1800
Average weather range: 0°C to 19°C (32°F to 66°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: San Blas, Plaza de Armas, San Cristobal
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Cusco:
Don’t be fooled by Colombia’s media depiction. Bogota is a safe city with plenty of experiences for you to never get bored. Nature surrounds this modern place, located at a high altitude. Deeply metropolitan at heart, Bogota’s museums and nightlife are unique and attract visitors from around the world.
Who is it for: remote workers who want both metropolitan cities and nature
Population: 7.1 million
Cost of living: USD 800-2000+
Average weather range: 9°C to 23.3°C (48.2°F to 73.9°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: La Candelaria, Zona Rosa, Chapinero
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Bogota:
Cultural and artistic, Quito is Ecuador’s services epicenter. The historic center is recognized as part of the World’s Heritage by UNESCO, and the city also draws attraction from being in the exact middle of the world in geographic terms. You can also enjoy its great flavors and night scene.
Who is it for: digital nomads who prefer the heat and historical spots
Population: 2 million
Cost of living: USD 1000-2100+
Average weather range: 10°C to 30°C (50.2°F to 86°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: El Batán, El Condado, La Mariscal
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Quito:
WorkingUp - Espacio de Coworking | Oficinas Privadas | Salas para eventos: professional and clean. Location: n27 San Ignacio 127 and, Av. Gonzalez Suarez, Quito 170517, Ecuador
Another hotspot in Brazil, this large metropolitan city is vibrant and eclectic. With a diversified cultural offer, you can find unique museums, shows, and dining options. You will never feel alone here, as this fast-paced city is filled with travelers and friendly locals.
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 Sao Paulo:
Located by the river, Rosario is a city filled with green spaces. Ideal for bikers, it is also not that big, striking the right balance between urbanity and parks. Plus, you can eat all kinds of river fish, prepared masterfully by local chefs.
Who is it for: digital nomads who love balanced cities (green + culture)
Cost of living: USD 600-1800+
Average weather range: 6°C to 31° (43°F to 88°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: Downtown, Barrio Martin, Fisherton
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Rosario:
Valparaiso is one of Chile’s most culturally relevant cities. With a bohemian vibe, many artists have lived here, leaving their mark on the city’s history. As a result, you will find museums and activities that compile these marvelous artists’ legacies.
Who is it for: bohemian and hip digital nomads
Cost of living: USD 1500-2900+
Average weather range: 9°C to 19.9°C (48°F to 67.8°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: Cerro Alegre, Cerro Concepción, Historic Quarter
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Valparaiso:
Montevideo is the perfect definition of a city by the sea. The cosmopolitan charm of the city is balanced by its relaxed ambiance, something not too usual in this kind of spot. The local folks are quite friendly with international visitors.
Who is it for: travelers looking for the right balance between the city and the sea
Population: 1.3 million
Cost of living: USD 1200-2500+
Average weather range: 12.4°C to 25.3°C (54.3°F to 77.5°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: Ciudad Vieja, Pocitos, Parque Rodó Rudimencial
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Montevideo:
The mountains and lakes surrounding Bariloche are comparable to the Swiss landscape, and the place doesn't fall short as it is second to none. It even has its own chocolate specialties. But the hiking opportunities are the main draw, making sightseeing here a must.
Who is it for: nature-loving digital nomads
Cost of living: USD 1000-2000+
Average weather range: -1°C to 28°C (40°F to 80°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: Melipal, Circuito Chico, Downtown
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Bariloche:
We don’t mention Bolivia that often for Latin America’s guide, yet the country in general and Cochabamba in particular has a rich heritage of Latin culture and history. Plus, it’s quite affordable for digital nomads traveling on a budget and looking for hidden gems in the subcontinent.
Who is it for: remote workers on a budget
Cost of living: USD 1000-2000+
Average weather range: 5°C to 24.4°C (41°F to 75.9°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: Centro Histórico, Queru Queru, Cala Cala
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Cochabamba:
Any Brazilian beach city is worth visiting, yet those in “Floripa” (as locals call the place) are paradise-like. Its rainforests are also marvelous, ideal for hiking. The place is just magical, with stories and legends from its rich culture that will fascinate any adventurer.
Who is it for: nature-loving remote workers
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:
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
Another affordable city, Cuenca is a beautiful spot in the middle of the mountains. Its preserved architecture has granted the place the honor of being part of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Plus, they hold annual festivals with colorful imagery and delicious food.
Who is it for: location-independent workers looking for an affordable and cool city
Cost of living: USD 1100-1900+
Average weather range: 9°C to 22.4°C (48°F to 72.3°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: Downtown, El Vergel, Gringolandia
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Cuenca:
You guessed it, Antigua Guatemala is also protected by UNESCO due to its unique architecture, especially in the area of Plaza Mayor. It's also surrounded by ancient volcanoes (some of them are still active), a must-visit for anyone in the area. And finally, coffee lovers will enjoy the city’s second-to-none brewing.
Who is it for: digital nomads looking for adventure and architecture
Cost of living: USD 1500-2200+
Average weather range: 11°C to 23°C (52°F to 76.5°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: Historical Center, Santa Ana, La Concepción
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Antigua Guatemala:
You might think that Brazilian cities are basically all the same, with skyscrapers and beaches. That’s far from the truth, as each one has its own personality. In this case, Fortaleza has an intense nightlife, exuberant architecture facing the sea, and excellent restaurants to eat at while enjoying the view.
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: Downtown, Mucuripe, Meireles
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Fortaleza:
Playa del Carmen
Small and pretty, Playa del Carmen is a dream destination for many around the world. One of the most popular beaches in Mexico, you will never get tired of admiring its pristine sun and blue sea, without so many buildings covering it.
Who is it for: digital nomads looking to spend some time by the seaside
Cost of living: USD 2500-3000+
Average weather range: 11.0°C to 32.5°C (51.8°F to 90.5°F)
Best neighborhoods to stay in: Downtown, North Playa del Carmen, Mayakoba
Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Playa del Carmen:
BUNKER Coworking: make sure to try the espresso if you happen to work in their comfortable premises. Location: Avenida 10 Norte, Esquina con Calle 38, Local 12 y 13, Zazil-ha, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Closing thoughts on the best 20 cities for digital nomads in Latin America
Latin America is vast and diverse, with many different places to see. With a rich heritage of ancient civilizations, exquisite food, and a high-spirited population, you will always have something to do or someone to meet in every city. Make sure to prepare a travel plan and include as many cities in this list as possible. You won’t regret your time in Latin America as a digital nomad.