Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz – not to be confused with Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, US – is a coliving destination in the northeast of Argentina by the Paraná and Salado rivers.
Remote workers will find that this commercial center is also a cultural hub, especially in the summer during the art festival season. Santa Fe might not be on everyone's list just yet, but with its many waterways and beautiful colonial-style buildings, it is a very livable city.
Here are some fun facts about Santa Fe:
- Santa Fe means “holy faith”.
- About 660,000 people live there, making it the 8th-largest city in Argentina.
- The city was founded in 1573, and the ruins of the original town can be seen at the Santa Fe La Vieja Archaeological Park.
- Argentina’s first constitution was ratified here in 1853.
- Many Swiss and German immigrants brought their beer brewing skills to Santa Fe and there are now many successful local breweries, some over 100 years old.
- In summer, Santa Fe has some of the most intense lightning and thunderstorms in the world.
- Granja La Esmeralda is a beautiful zoo with plenty of lush gardens and Amazonian species. Many outdoor concerts are also held here.
- Many art festivals are held at the large Juan de Garay Park in summer.
- Built in 1924, the Santa Fe Suspension Bridge is one of the most romantic and most photographed spots in Santa Fe.
- Train spotters will enjoy the extensive local railway museum.
- The charming San Francisco convent was built in 1680 and is one of the most beautiful sites in Santa Fe.
- El Cristal lagoon is popular with families and there are many great swimming spots along its pristine sandy beach.
Santa Fe’s population of digital nomads is still much smaller than that of Rosario or other cities, but there are many impressive sites and also pristine nature to be explored here. This is why more and more remote workers are looking to begin their coliving and coworking journey here.