Laid in the shape of an airplane, this planned city of white modern architecture was inaugurated as Brazil’s capital in 1960. With a good transport network, great Internet, huge blue skies, Brasilia is a coveted destination for digital nomads wishing to find
coliving spaces here. The coworking hubs are well established in this big city with a small town feel and so are coliving hubs. Digital nomads get a strong and fast Wi-Fi access. The cost of living is certainly not exorbitant unless one might compare it with Asian countries. Local transport is convenient too. Taxis, buses and hitchhiking are considered safe but one should not plan to walk around too much in Brasilia as the city was designed with an assumption that every citizen would have an automobile. The ‘City of Design’ lies on the parallels of Lake Paranoa. Brasilia is the birthplace of rock bands like Legiao Urbana, Capital Inicial, Plebe Rude and Raimunders. Fun and exploration are unlimited here with Amazon rainforests and tropical beaches along the Atlantic nearby. Brasilia has some extremely striking landmark monuments and buildings, plus the Brasilia National Park is a wonderful place to visit for those who love nature. Though red meat features heavily here in Brasilia, there are still options for vegetarians and vegans. One of the most popular local dishes is “feijoada” which is a stew consisting of black beans, sausages and pork cuts. Rice, polenta, corn and beans are a staple part of the diet here.
Fun Facts about Brasilia:
- A planned city built in just 41 months with the slogan, ‘Fifty Years of Progress in Five’
- Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil before Brasilia
- A 19th Century prophecy claimed that Brasilia would prosper around a lake - and that’s exactly what happened
- Highest GDP among major Latin American cities
- Diverse population
- Birthplace of Brazilian rock music
- Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017
Brasilia is generally safe with a large variety of coliving opportunities and a rich cultural and historical appeal.