Jan-Apr 2019 | Jun-Aug 2019
We chose Medellin as our first long-term home, and for the first time ever, the Tribe can choose to stay for up to 3 months!
January 2019, marks our third time back to the ‘city of eternal spring’ – one of South America’s top hubs for innovation, and of course, the remote work/digital nomad movement. We’ll be coming home to live in our favourite area of Medellin, El Poblado, surrounded by cozy cafés with amazing coffee, lively salsa bars and most of the best restaurants of Medellin…
Colombia! A place of magical surrealism, stunning natural beauty, and… coffee! The best start to discovering Latin America.
Medellin earned its tagline for a reason; it just always seems to be spring. Many still know it best for its narco history, but Medellin is South America’s most spectacular turn-around story – not only in terms of safety, but also in terms of innovation and entrepreneurship.
You can stand in the middle of El Poblado, surrounded by cafés and restaurants, but turn a corner, and you suddenly find yourself in the jungle. It’s a rare juxtaposition; a buzzing, high-rise city with veins of wild nature running through it.
Colombia treats the world to some of the finest coffee. Last year, the Tribe visited plantations, and learned how Colombians do coffee; from picking the sweet berry, to removing the beans, washing, drying, roasting, and finally grinding them for that perfect cup of coffee.
That would be the ‘Wax’ Palm Trees of the Valle de Cocora. It’s one of our favourite trips in all of South America. The view is breathtaking – something from Jurassic Park, just so surreal that it doesn’t seem like our planet… at least not in this era.
Just a day-trip out from Medellin, past rolling hills covered in palm trees and coffee plantations, you’ll find a peculiar rock. We hiked up and the view you see is one of the most iconic landscapes of Colombia (yes, that is our title photo on this page).
Cartagena is an old colonial town on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. It’s a wonderful, culture-packed place to get lost in and roam the cobblestone streets lined with colourful houses and flower-packed balconies. The music literally follows your every step.
Yes, Colombia even has Caribbean islands. This is another one of the Tribe’s favourite weekend trips – renting a boat and going from island to island, stopping by for some grilled seafood lunch prepared by locals, and jumping in the water to cool off!
Our homes are a collection of spacious apartments, in the best possible location; a quiet area just a few steps from all the action.
If you’d like to find out more about what it’s like to live in Medellin as a ‘digital nomad’, including internet speeds, cost of living, and coworking spaces, have a look at Nomad List’s guide. Internet speeds in our apartments are faster than in most places in the city, but the Colombian internet providers are known to have stability issues every now and then. We always have MiFi devices with mobile data as backups in all homes to make sure that we can keep working productively if there are any stability issues.
We asked a few of our most long-term Tribers to tell us about Medellín and Colombia. Lauren has traveled with WiFi Tribe for 11 chapters over the last 3 years, and Jess has done 3 of her 6 chapters in Medellín!
Jan 11-Feb 8 | Feb 15-Mar 15 | Mar 22-Apr 19 | May 31-Jun 28 | Jul 5-Aug 2 | Aug 9-Sep 6
UPDATE: Members can join for 4 weeks or up to 3 months. For those who book two or three back-to-back Colombia chapters we give the week in-between for free.
If you're interested in our Colombia chapter, please apply here first. If you're already a WiFi Tribe member, please just send us an email and we can reserve your room in Colombia!
Colombia is a Tier 1 chapter. 4-week prices start from:
Private Room: $1400
Shared Room: $900
Note: the rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. All shared rooms are between 2-3 people.
WiFi Tribe has an annual membership model: Successful applicants choose how often they want to travel with the tribe within a year and decide what membership they would like. You can find out more about membership prices here.