Puente Alto is a city in Chile’s densely populated Santiago Metropolitan area. Digital nomads will appreciate that it is well connected being close to the country’s main international airport and that it has some good coworking and coliving spaces.
Most of Chile’s industrial and commercial activity is concentrated in the national and regional capital of Santiago and thus easily accessible for digital nomads in trendy Puente Alto.
Here are some fun facts about Puente Alto:
- About 570,000 people live in Puente Alto.
- The name means “high bridge”.
- Puente Alto is just 42 minutes south from Santiago de Chile by subway or 20 minutes by taxi!
- Daring remote workers can try paragliding and other extreme sports at nearby Parque Geo.
- In the Andes Mountains, visitors can go for a relaxing day trip from Puente Alto to the Colina Hot Springs.
- Another place for long-term and short-term travelers to chill is the trendy Club de Campo Las Vizcachas with its large pool, picnic areas and also outdoor yoga and other exercise classes.
- Another stunning day trip is to the Cajon Del Maipo. This gorge is beautiful in summer and in winter.
- Those who enjoy trekking or motorbiking can go up to Las Vizcachas hill from where they can see a stunning view back across Puente Alto.
- Puente Alto is known as a paper- and gypsum-processing center.
Despite being so close to Santiago, Puente Alto is not really a tourist-oriented city and lacks some of those amenities. It is also not as safe as other cities: Petty crime and card fraud are common and visitors should take the usual precautions. Some remote workers will appreciate living somewhat off the beaten track and close to the Andes but coworking and coliving spaces are essential to stay safe and to meet locals and other travelers.