Welcome to digital nomad hotspot Canggu, Bali. There's always a swell, Uber is banned, and the local cafes serve smoothie bowls straight off Instagram. Here's why so many digital nomads in Bali choose to live here.
The affordable cost of living in Bali (around $5 for a meal out in a Western place, less than $1 for dinner in a Warung and $7 for 10GB of mobile data), rapid development of Bali's south coast and easy transport links to other countries has earnt this island a strong reputation amongst the remote work community, and for a good reason. Here are some of the best places to work from in Canggu, tips for getting around, and where to stay.
Landing in Canggu, Bali
Best places to stay for digital nomads in Bali
In Canggu, there are 3 main streets - Jalan Berawa, Jalan Batu Bolong, and Jalan Echo Beach.
How to get around Canggu, Bali
Scooter is the main method of transport here. It will cost you 50,000IDR ($3.50) a day, or 300,000IDR ($21) a week for a small scooter. If you don't want to drive your own scooter, GoJek is available in some areas of Canggu. It's an Indonesian version of Uber (pro tip: they also do food delivery from any restaurant).
Is the Wifi good in Bali?
Yes, it is, but you have to know where to find it. It's certainly one of the perks of staying in a coworking/coliving space. In the fastest spaces, you can expect up to 60MBPS down, 50MBPS up.
Living in Canggu as a digital nomad in Bali
How do I get a SIM card in Canggu?
Getting a SIM Card is a very easy process in Bali is the most widely recognized with some of the best coverage.
Where are the best gyms/yoga studios in Canggu?
As to be expected, there's plenty to choose from. Samadi and Serenity are the most widely recognised yoga practices. Nirvana Strength is a gym with a heavy orientation towards gymnastics, Avenue is your traditional multi-level gym (complete with jacuzzi + sauna), and Victory is down towards Echo Beach. For a perfect handstand, using the wall properly will help to fix your positioning 💪 A post shared by Nirvana Strength Bali (@nirvanastrength) on Mar 20, 2018 at 3:52am PDT What about groceries in Bali? Pepito
is the most 'Western' of supermarkets - it resembles the one you'll see back home the most. If you're after local fruit and vegetables, you'll find a great deal in the places on the side of the road. And pharmacies? Guardian Pharmacy is the one you'll find most convenience goods in (pain killers, cosmetics, SPF). For more urgent situations, Canggu Medical is the local medical practice.
Coworking + Cafes in Canggu
When you're looking for cafes, Canggu has plenty.
Best digital nomad cafes in Canggu, Bali:
- Machinery Cafe, Canggu
- District, Canggu
- Nude Cafe, Canggu
- Koloni Cafe, Canggu
- Outsite Coworking, Bali
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