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TLDR? San Carlos has tons of things to do, but there are also some places to buckle down and get some work done.
Being in a small and cozy town like San Carlos can make you forget about everything and get lost in its beautiful landscapes and interesting tourist activities.
However, digital nomads like you and I can’t neglect our affairs; we still need to find places with good Wi-Fi connections in an appropriate work environment.
Luckily, in this article, you’ll learn about some of the best places to get your work done. Keep reading to see some of the best places in San Carlos to get some work done!
If you’re worried about not being able to get your work done while on a trip to San Carlos, don’t worry!
There are plenty of ways to get the most out of this city while keeping your status as an exemplary employee.
Usually, in most towns, you’ll be able to find a Wifi connection in a public spot, like a big local park, for example. Unfortunately, the public Wifi in San Carlos isn’t the most reliable, and you may find that you are having trouble connecting completely.
For this reason, the first thing you should do is check that whatever place you are staying at has good opinions for internet connection before booking your accommodation. Your best bet is to use the WiFi of your hotel or Airbnb.
Your WiFi connection in these places should be strong enough to use your social networks and make a few calls.
However, if you have an upcoming virtual business meeting, I recommend going to your nearest café, where you’ll have a better business atmosphere and can have a coffee or a snack if you need a little pick-me-up.
If you’re staying at a finca or cabin farther from the village, the WiFi connection will likely be unstable since San Carlos is a town that is 3 hours (or about 70 miles) from Medellin. Your accommodation will most likely mean using satellite internet.
What does using satellite internet mean? Well, this means that depending on the weather, you may or may not be able to connect to the network.
It’s always a smart option to download any entertainment of your choice before coming to San Carlos, just in case you run into that problem.
Needing to spend a long day working on your computer, a stable internet connection is crucial. So, get comfortable and get to work!
Here are the best cafes with strong wifi in San Carlos:
By far, this is the top-rated coffee shop in San Carlos. It is located in the main park and next to the church Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores. It’s the perfect place to have some peace while doing your job.
It is a very popular spot to spend all day in the outdoor seating and enjoy the wide variety of their menu. Drinks that Cafe Benedetto has readily available are as follows:
Another one of the famous drinks that are raved about by tourists is the traditional Colombian raspado. Raspado consists of a glass of ice with syrup of different flavors and colors, perfect for when you have to work on a hot day and want to drink something refreshing.
If that doesn’t suit your liking, you can also try cholado, which you can ask to add some fruit when you order in case you want something a little tropical.
Insider tip: The frappe mocha is a choice you won’t regret if you have a sweet tooth, especially if you need that sugar punch to continue your work.
Address: Cl. 21 #19-54, San Carlos, Antioquia
This small but quaint coffee shop is near the San Vicente De Paul Hospital in San Carlos. Despite being a busy place, the internet connection remains stable.
If you love Colombian sweets and chips, you can enjoy them right here while working. If you want to purchase a drink, one that is loved by many is the classic americano (with no milk or sugar). It’s a great way to try some authentic Colombian coffee!
Overall, Cafe Chicala is a good place for getting some work done. Plus, it’s a great spot to grab a drink or have brunch.
Address: Cll 21 #24-101, San Carlos, Antioquia
Although it’s nice to have coffee while working on your laptop, if you need a printer, fax, or scanner, cafes usually do not have them available for customers.
If you need a little bit more than just your laptop, or if you are just not a coffee or sweets lover, there are surely other options for you.
These next few recommendations will provide you with a secure Wi-Fi connection and additional services you may need.
Puntojat is a shop in San Carlos. There, you can find everything related to printing, scanning, and making calls to other places in the country.
This is the place with the best Wi-Fi connection you’ll find in San Carlos. Puntojat is perfect for a work meeting or uploading content to your blog.
Address: Cl. 21 # 20-08, San Carlos, Antioquia
Since San Carlos is a small town far from Medellin, digital nomads might find many cafes that don’t offer Wi-Fi services to their customers. That’s why I put together this list of the best (and most reliable) places to get some work done in San Carlos.
After all, you don’t want to show up and find that you have nowhere to work!
Another thing to keep in mind is that the further you go from the center of the village, the harder it will be to find places with stable internet connections or a signal on your phone to make a call.
Some places claim to offer Wi-Fi service. However, they don’t have a strong enough connection to get anything done in a timely manner.
To avoid this, test the Wi-Fi connection at your chosen workplace before you commit to somewhere. Also, feel free to order something to eat or drink while you test the connection.
Now that you know where to go in San Carlos to successfully work digitally, you’ll have no problem bringing your job to this beautiful traditional town. Pack your laptop and get cozy in San Carlos, Antioquia.
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