Colombia is an increasingly popular destination for digital nomads: it’s beautiful, relatively cheap, and there are plenty of great cafes with strong WiFi! Naturally, a list like this could easily just include cafes in Bogota or Medellin, but in order to offer more scope throughout the country, there are some great cafes from other parts of Colombia included. So here are the best cafes with WiFi in Colombia.
One of Bogota’s finest independent cafes, Amor Perfecto is located in the leafy green neighbourhood of Chapinero Alto, alongside the restaurant zone known as Zona G. There are plenty of tables and super-strong WiFi, along with some of the best coffee in Colombia, a small outdoor terrace, and even a coffee lab where the baristas roast the coffee fresh. It’s peaceful during the day, so it’s the ideal spot to get some work done in Bogota.
Probably the most famous café in Medellin, Pergamino is a fixture on the Colombian coffee scene thanks to its quality, locally grown coffee, excellent baristas, and relaxed atmosphere. Located in the heart of the backpacker-friendly neighbourhood of Poblado, Pergamino is arguably the best place in Medellin to grab a coffee, especially if you’re a certified coffee snob! There’s also fast WiFi, something of a surprise given how busy the place always is: grab a cup of Medellin’s best coffee and get to work!
One of the hidden treasures of Cartagena, Cafe del Mural is located in an unassuming little brick-red building in Getsemani neighbourhood in Cartagena. However, in spite of its location, Cafe del Mural is perhaps the best independent cafe in the city and their WiFi is sufficiently fast to satisfy most digital nomads. With a lovely little coffee lab, where knowledgeable baristas will explain every stage of the coffee brewing process, this cafe is the best option in Cartagena.
Up and coming trendy neighbourhood Quinta Camacho’s Cafe Cultor is perhaps the best of the three locations in the Colombian capital. It provides the best working environment, strong WiFi, and chairs comfortable enough for most people – they even provide a conference room. Boasting some of Bogota’s best baristas, incredibly beautiful street art, and an idillic patio setting, Cafe Cultor offers a slice of paradise in the heart of Bogota.
The best café in Santa Marta, Ikaro is a cosy and comfortable space, much beloved by backpackers in the Colombian Caribbean city. With ample seating – including an excellent pair of giant ‘beds’ to relax on – and good WiFi, Ikaro also serves some of the best coffee you’re likely to find in the Caribbean, much of it grown in the nearby Santa Marta mountains. They also serve great food and snacks, but it’s the coffee and WiFi that are the big draws here! With long opening hours, seven days a week, Ikaro is always available for a coffee and some internet time.
Less than a block away from the main square of Salento is one of the Coffee Region’s most popular cafes. The coffee is locally grown, the cafe is beautifully decorated, and also features some of the most delicious treats in the Coffee Region, all making Cafe Jesus Martin one of the most must-visit spots in Salento. They also have good quality WiFi for a small town – a lack of strong internet in rural Colombia is the bane of any digital nomad’s life in this country! – and comfy seating from which to enjoy it.
Café Velvet has been a premier hotspot for Medellin’s burgeoning digital nomad community since it served its first cup of coffee back in 2014. Located in the heart of the backpacker neighbourhood of El Poblado, it is a large and comfortable space with plenty of seats, including some pretty nifty little tables designed especially for your laptop. And then there’s the coffee: Velvet serves cups of Colombia’s finest, prepared by dedicated baristas in a variety of different styles.