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TLDR? Medellín has great WiFi and some of the best spaces for coworking and making friends.
Medellin is one of the most popular cities in Colombia for work and pleasure.
Known by digital nomads from around the world as one of the best places for coworking, meetings, and business, Medellín is also a great city to tour once work is over.
In this article, I’ll fill you in on what you need to know about Wi-Fi in Medellín, and what else you can find in the City of Eternal Spring.
As one of the most visited cities in Latin America, sunny Medellín is a city with a wide variety of restaurants, cultures, and residences, full of places worth visiting and people worth knowing.
If you fall in love with the city during your visit and wish to extend your stay, there are many different ways to maintain a visa, such as applying for a student visa to study Spanish or any other specialty of your choice.
In Medellín, you can find internet access for your smartphone or computer almost anywhere.
Allow me to explain your two options to access the internet in Medellín:
You can find free internet with a good signal in a variety of places throughout the city.
As a city crowded with tourists, Medellín specializes in maintaining free internet service in cafes, restaurants, hotels, or even specific areas designed for coworking.
Keep in mind that these open networks are considered non-secure networks, so make sure you’ve installed a VPN to keep your data secure and provide you with peace of mind.
Then you’ll be able to get your work done wherever you need, hopefully with a good view of Medellín’s surrounding mountainside!
Although you can access free Wi-Fi from your cellphone in many places, you may not always have access to it while sightseeing throughout the city.
Don’t get too worried – obtaining a sim card in Medellín is quite simple! There are two ways to do it.
You can purchase a sim card from a street vendor, and once you’ve activated it, you’ll be able to make calls within the country and access the internet depending on the number of gigabytes you’ve purchased.
While this may be the simplest way to obtain the internet, if your sim card fails, you’ll lose the investment you’ve made.
I recommend going to the official store of an internet provider of your choosing. The most popular providers in Medellín are Claro, Movistar, and Tigo. All you need to do is provide your passport to put the sim card in your name, and purchase a package depending on how many gigabytes you need and how long you intend to stay in the city.
As Colombia is not currently equipped with 5G technology, the cellular internet service you’ll find in Medellín is 4G.
There are many places in Medellín you can turn into a good workspace without inconvenience, or you can visit one of the city’s specific coworking areas.
Check out innovative places such as these in Medellín:
If you feel most comfortable working in an office-like setting, the Semilla Coworking Café is your best option.
Located in Laureles, this simple place is constantly visited by digital nomads in search of good food and the internet. Visit their website to learn more and join their coworking community!
Address: Cl. 39c #73-7, Laureles, Medellín, Antioquia
Also located in Laureles, Factory Lofts has an industrial setting. In their different loft-style studios, you’ll find desks and offices equipped for an entire coworking team.
You can rent a spot for a day, a week, or a month.
Once you’ve finished up work for the day, head up to the building’s rooftop bar. There, you can relax and unwind without ever having to leave the office.
Address: Cra 69#circular 1 -14, Medellín, Antioquia
Noi Coworking is one of the largest coworking spaces in Medellín, equipped with over 22 rooms and 300 seats.
Visited by local and visiting businesspeople alike, Noi Coworking is located in Ciudad del Río. That’s just eleven minutes away from Parques del Rio. Parques del Rio is a great place to head for a break from the office, thanks to its stunning landscapes.
Address: Calle 17 # 43F-287, Medellín, Antioquia
Frequent business travelers know that finding a city with great places to work, eat, have fun, and even make some friends is easier said than done.
Medellín offers all this and much more to the hundreds of tourists visiting daily. Not only does the city provide a plethora of places to get your remote work done, Medellín is also home to a thriving nightlife scene for those looking to let off some steam at the end of the workweek.
If you’re looking for some delicious eats, you’ll find everything from Oriental dishes to American fast food to French gourmet. You’ve got to try some traditional Colombian meals as well, of course!
Medellín is also one of the best places to make new friends. Try out some different activities to meet friendly locals or other tourists from different countries and cultures.
The city of Medellín is well equipped for any digital nomad.
Find the coworking space that suits you, and enjoy the beauty that gave Medellín the nickname of the City of Eternal Spring!
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