When it comes to living a digital nomad lifestyle in Peru, most wouldn’t naturally opt for Lima. As travelers flock to the famous Machu Picchu, one shouldn’t brush off the blooming coliving trend in Lima. Lima is Peru’s largest and most populous city. It’s the country’s capital, making it a political, cultural and financial hub - a huge advantage if you would prefer to experience some Latin America’s city life when choosing your next coliving destination. Lima is a fairly cheap country and it won’t be too hard to get by during the first few weeks or months with just a few thousand US Dollars. Since working remotely usually relies on a strong internet connection, Lima has Wi-Fi that is stable enough. While it is not exactly the fastest in the world, it’s reliable and is usually fast enough not to disrupt your workflow. As for enjoyable things to do during your downtime, Lima is known for its impressive churches and mouth-watering cuisine. In fact, it is known as the Gastronomical Capital of the Americas, boasting Spanish, Andean and Asian culinary traditions.
A few facts about Lima, Peru:
- Lima is the third largest city in the Americas
- Early Spanish articles claim that the Lima area was once called Itchyma
- Lima is a desert city. It rarely experiences proper rain except for some drizzle
- It was once called La Ciudad de los Reyes or "The City of Kings";
- In 1988, UNESCO declared The Historic Centre (which is made up of the districts of Lima and Rímac) a World Heritage Site
- The city’s churches are popular tourist sites, with structures dating as far back as the 16th and 17th century
If you’d like a city that is rich in culture and has a reasonable cost of living, Lima is worth considering as a coliving option.