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Craving Latin American Culture? Here Are Our Top 5 Digital Nomad Visa Picks For 2024

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If you're looking for great culture, amazing beaches, and a low cost of living, these are the best Latin American countries with digital nomad visas right now.

Woman Working on the Beach

While there are many countries around the world offering digital nomad visas now, Latin America is one of the best regions for North American digital nomads because it's in the same time zone as the U.S. and Canada, and most countries have an affordable cost of living.

Read on for our top picks for the best digital nomad visas in Latin America for 2024!


A View of the Beach at Tayrona National Park Near Santa Marta, Colombia

Colombia currently has the best digital nomad visa in Latin America.

It's extremely easy to obtain — you only need to demonstrate monthly earnings of about $685 a month and it's good for up to 2 years. But more than that, the visa can be renewed indefinitely as long as you still meet the requirements, allowing you to stay in Colombia for as long as you want!

Digital nomads in Colombia can enjoy an amazing quality of life at an affordable price. Medellín nicknamed the City of Eternal Spring for its year-round balmy climate, is the top digital nomad hotspot in the country.

But if you want to live by the beach, cities on the Caribbean coast, like Cartagena and Santa Marta, are also great options for digital nomads.

El Salvador

El Tunco El Salvador

El Salvador is one of the most underrated digital nomad destinations in Latin America.

This often misunderstood country may have a dark past, but it's done a remarkable job of shedding its previous reputation as a dangerous destination. In actuality, El Salvador is quite safe and this small country is packed with tons of natural beauty and cool things to do.

El Salvador has been growing in popularity with tourists as well as digital nomads, thanks to the country's digital nomad visa.

Applicants must earn at least $1,460 a month and the visa is good for up to 2 years.

Two of the best places to live in El Salvador as a digital nomad are El Tunco or El Zonte, two laidback surf towns right on the beach.


Bocas del Toro Panama

Panama is another great country for digital nomads. Americans (and many other nationalities) can stay in Panama for up to 180 days without a visa, or you can apply for the country's digital nomad visa.

This requires that you earn at least $3,000 a month and it's good for up to 9 months (and renewable for another 9 months.)

Popular digital nomad hotspots in Panama include modern, vibrant Panama City and the relaxed beach paradise Bocas del Toro.

Costa Rica

Tamarindo Costa Rica

Ranked as the safest country in Latin America (and safer than the United States!), Costa Rica is another fantastic destination for digital nomads.

This country also offers a digital nomad visa with a minimum income requirement of $3,000 a month (good for up to one year and renewable for another) or you can stay in the country for up to 180 days without a visa.

Where should you live as a digital nomad in Costa Rica? Beach towns like Santa Teresa, Tamarindo, and Puerto Viejo are perfect for digital nomads seeking a great work-life balance.


Aerial View Of The Playa Del Carmen Shoreline, Mexican Caribbean, Mexico

Finally, no list of digital nomad destinations would be complete without mentioning Mexico! It's the top country for American nomads and expats thanks to its proximity to the U.S. and lower cost of living.

While Mexico doesn't offer a digital nomad visa yet, Americans (and many other nationalities) can stay in the country for up to 180 days without a visa.

If you're looking for big city life, Mexico City is a great place to base yourself. But if it's the beach life you're after, Playa del Carmen and Tulum are two of the biggest digital nomad hotspots.

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