Sitting on a plateau off the coast, Curitiba is Brazil’s biggest southern city. Digital Nomads enjoy coliving spaces here because of the comfort, beauty, and low level of crime by Brazilian standards.
Flowers Street is a boardwalk and tourist hub with plenty of musicians, performers, and painters. The local market is a great experience where the vendors are accompanied by plaques with poetry on them - some real food for thought. Curitiba is also home to some 20 museums, 30 parks and forests, 57 cultural spaces, and over 700 secret ones to be explored. If you are missing the beach, there is one located just two hours away by car.
The city’s subtropical climate is the main attraction for remote workers seeking awesome coliving spaces - not too hot and not too cold. With summers in the low 80s and winters in the high 60s, it’s always pleasant to be around.
Used in case-studies as a model for an ideal transport setup, Curitiba is a very effective rapid bus system, with some stops having buses arrive every 90 seconds. With around 70% of the city’s 2.2 million inhabitants choosing public transport to get around there is minimal congestion and pollution during peak hours. A trip with unlimited transfers throughout the system costs about 40 cents.
Barreado is a regional clay pot stew made with meat, bacon, and spices. The stew simmers over a low flame from 12-48 hours to release all the flavors and maximize tenderness. A favorite local sweet called “chineque” is a sweet bread filled with either cream, chocolate, or guava.
Here are some fun facts about Curitiba:
- Curitiba is home to the first rotating building in the world: the Suite Vollard building
- There is a folkloric figure in the town named Oil Man - inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. This retired biology professor roams the streets and parks of Curitiba in a pair of speedos lathered in oil with his bicycle
- The city has the highest amount of green space in the country with 52 meters squared per resident
- The city has previously won the award for the most sustainable city in the world