Digital Nomad Guide to San Juan, Puerto Rico
Where to stay, coliving spaces and what to do in San Juan as a digital nomad.
Where to stay in San Juan
Old San Juan
For the perfect mix of charming European architecture and Latin flair, head to Viejo San Juan, AKA Old San Juan. With lots of cafes with reliable wifi, Old San Juan is a great spot for Puerto Rico digital nomads. Not to mention, there are endless bars and restaurants for nightlife lovers and foodies. Check out two of San Juan’s biggest attractions–Castillo San Cristobal and Castillo San Felipe del Morro–are located in the neighborhood.
Ocean Park is a residential beachfront neighborhood in the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is a safe, local neighborhood with small markets, cafes and restaurants. The beach here is calm, perfect for kayaking, SUP and swimming. This is also where you can find Outsite Puerto Rico.
An upscale, relaxed, and residential area, Miramar hosts an array of nice restaurants, a movie theater, boutique shops, and many great coffee shops.
Digital Nomad Communities in San Juan
Puerto Rico's huge tax incentives are one of the main factors in many digital nomads relocating here. This has led to the growth and development of the tech and start up community in San Juan. There are many remote workers that now call San Juan home, leading to new incubators and cowork spaces popping up throughout the city.
Coworking Spaces in San Juan
Pilot 151 was the very first coworking space in Puerto Rico. They have virtual offices, flexible workspaces, and private offices available. Its original space is situated in Old San Juan, and they now have four other locations in San Juan.
This luxurious workspace features a view of the ocean along with other amenities (free coffee, snacks, beer, parking, conference rooms, and IT support.
co.co.haus boasts a robust community of freelancers, entrepreneurs, founders, and more. They offer hot desks, dedicated desks, & private offices, conference rooms, unlimited espresso, and community events.
The Workplace at District View Office Center
Located in the Miramar district, they offer fully furnished and virtual office spaces, co-working areas, an events space, and meeting rooms. Day Passes are available for $18.95.
Coliving Spaces in San Juan
Outsite Puerto Rico - Ocean Park is one of the few coliving spaces on the island. Outsite is an oceanfront property with fast WiFi, comfortable, private rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, space to work from home and weekly events organised by the community manager.
Remote Companies with Hubs in San Juan
They employ 1,800 remote and onsite employees and serve to improve the quality of care and assess risk through analytics, working with healthcare providers.
This is an insurance broker that aims to connect customers with companies within the telehealth industry, e-Telequote.
Mutual of Omaha
This Fortune 500 company's headquarters are in Nebraska, but they have operations and remote workers all throughout the Caribbean.
Best cafes with Wifi in San Juan
Café con Cé
This is a small and trendy espresso bar tucked behind a food truck park in Santurce. They feature a local artist vending machine, great coffee, and outdoor seating on their patio out back.
An experience in and of itself, this coffee shop is on the ground floor of an old colonial home in Old San Juan with patio seating. It's a popular spot, so try to get there early. Their coffee is great and comes from a hacienda in Yauco that has been in the owner's family since 1846. They also serve breakfast, lunch, and pastries.
A no-frills cafe with two locations in this city: Old San Juan and Miramar. Come by the Miramar spot for fast Wifi, local coffee, and a comfortable space to work from.
Barista Squared Condado
This Spanish colonial style cafe sits across from the beach. The atmosphere is relaxed, the WiFi is strong, and they serve traditional coffee, breakfasts, and pastries.
Best beaches in San Juan
Also known as "Punta Las Marias Beach”, this beach is one of the most popular in Puerto Rico's metropolitan area. You'll find sun bathers and water sports lovers alike.
One of the nicest beaches in the city, and usually not quite as busy as others, this beach attracts surfers. Enjoy views of the 17th century fort in the distance. Snorkel or scuba dive at their marine park and you might just see some sea turtles, octopuses, and tropical fish.
This quieter, slightly less populated beach lies east of San Juan in the neighboring town of Carolina. Perfect for swimmers and sunbathers alike, you'll find chairs and umbrellas available for rent here.
Yoga studios and gyms in San Juan
Ashtanga Yoga Puerto Rico
Open every day of the week, Ashtanga Yoga offers a wide variety of classes suitable for all levels.
Santosa Yoga and Health
They offer outdoor yoga, breath work, and meditation classes in Condado, San Juan. Practice in group or private classes, under palm trees in a park overlooking the sea.
This is a welcoming functional fitness gym in San Juan offering CrossFit style classes and personal training sessions.
Shopping and groceries in San Juan
As the name implies, this is a great place to find clean and healthy food items, as well as natural products, and supplements. There are multiple locations throughout the island.
You'll find SuperMax located throughout San Juan, with many of their locations open 24 hours. Shop in store or order groceries off the app to pick up in store.
Getting Around San Juan
Puerto Rico's two main airports are San Juan International Airport (SJU) and Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN), in Aguadilla. If you’re flying internationally, you'll most likely be flying into one of these two airports.
Is there Uber in San Juan, Puerto Rico?
Yes, taxis and Ubers are readily available in San Juan, so a car isn't necessary. Públicos, or public buses are also available and very affordable.