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Why These 4 Latin American Cities Are Perfect For Digital Nomads

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While some digital nomads pack up their possessions and head to mega popular destinations, others are seeking a cultural immersion and a taste of authenticity.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with hitting up vacation hotspots and staying long-term, yet some of those places have lost what made them popular in the first place.

plaza in cusco

Rather than remain true to their core, some hotspots find themselves in an identity crisis catering to vacationers.

Digital nomads, however, are a different breed with a yearning for new experiences. Instead of splurging on all-inclusive resorts, a typical digital nomad will likely rest their head in a hostel, apartment or affordable Airbnb.

Our pals at HolidayPirates issued their top choices for digital nomads. As all types of travelers are seeking sun this time of year, we narrowed it down to 4 Latin American cities perfect for digital nomads.

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

scenic coastline of puerto escondido

Many American travelers make their way to Cancun and Los Cabos for the ultimate Mexican beach getaway, but Puerto Escondido is popping up on more travelers' radars as a more authentic destination.

South of the trendy city of Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido is gaining steam in becoming a digital nomad paradise.

Backpackers, surfers, and anyone seeking pure bliss love this beach city as a long-term base. U.S. passport holders can stay up to 6 months on a standard tourist visa.

Prices have spiked due to its rising popularity, but it still hits the mark for many remote workers. With geography on your side, beach towns like Huatulco, mountain towns like San José del Pacifico and vibrant cities, such as Oaxaca, are all in close reach.

digital nomad in tropical setting

Medellin, Colombia

Although there is no beach in sight, Medellin, Colombia has been a hub for American expats for years and years.

As the digital nomad craze has taken over the workforce, even more are pouring in now for the city's affordability, welcoming culture and amazing year-round weather to enjoy.

It is known as the City of Eternal Spring, after all. Set uniquely in a bowl surrounded by scenic mountains, this popular digital nomad hub is perfect for first-timers and seasoned remote workers on-the-go.

sunset in medellin

With trendy cafes and plentiful co-working spaces, the fast wi-fi will have you out and about in no time after quickly finishing your work assignments.

Here at Travel Off Path, we love Medellin so much it was awarded as a top destination for digital nomads!

Montevideo, Uruguay

The laid-back city of Montevideo may not come to mind as the premiere destination for digital nomads, yet it is among the fastest-growing in the world.

plaza in Montevideo

In fact, it is the fastest-growing in all of South America. One key factor is the surge in safety. Digital nomads don't have to look over their shoulders when exploring the vibrant streets of Uruguay's capital city.

Ranked the safest city in South America, that's not all it has going for it. Montevideo oozes with charm as a large city with a small-town feel where you can choose to kick it up a notch for a night on the town or relax at a cafe or tranquil beach.

Home to the fastest internet in South America, digital nomads don't have to worry about delays getting work done in one of the easiest countries to obtain a digital nomad visa.

female remote worker with coffee

Cusco, Peru

Rumor has it that Peru will soon be launching a digital nomad visa of their own. The fine print hasn't been released, but it adds to the allure of this cultural icon.

One destination in particular stands out among the rest – the ancient city of Cusco. Those seeking a complete 180 on their current life should come here for a wide range of incomparable new experiences.

Home to amazing natural wonders, such as the otherworldly Rainbow Mountains and stunning pathways into the vast Amazon Rainforest, you'll never be bored exploring the outdoors.

rainbow mountain in cusco

As a gateway to Peru's most renowned site, Machu Picchu, Cusco is more than just a stop in your Peruvian escapades.

Digital nomads can max out their budget with affordable stays in local hostels and apartments, along with more co-working spaces becoming readily available.

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Joe Miller

Monday 22nd of January 2024

I love hearing from others who embarking on the remote work journey