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Retreat: 4 weeks Coliving & Coworking in Guatemala by Wifi Tribe

02 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021

4 weeks Coliving & Coworking in Antigua by Wifi Tribe

Guatemala is a place that will mesmerize you with its colonial architecture, volcano-specked landscapes, delicious coffee and a culture influenced by the Mayan empire. It’s going to be the 2nd time will be back for a chapter in Antigua, Guatemala – a Central American destination we have little doubt will become a fast favorite of our Tribe.

Surrounded by Volcanoes

Guatemala is home to over 20 volcanoes, giving this country a unique enlivened energy that’s palpable the moment you arrive. Our home in Antigua is placed right at the foot of several of these magnificent volcanoes, giving you the chance to marvel at their power on a daily basis.

Tikal Mayan Ruins

Step back thousands of years and let yourself become awe-inspired at the ancient limestone Tikal ruins, which were home to the largest indigenous population after Bolivia in all the Americas. The 6-square mile UNESCO site contains more than 3,000 buildings built by the ancient Mayan people, and is situated in the stunning Tikal National Park. Immersing in the ancient culture and architecture of the Mayan people is a stunning experience that many travel the world to see – it’s all in your backyard during your month living in the cultural capital of Antigua, Guatemala.

Acatenango Volcano

A spectacular sunrise from a volcano with a view of even more volcanoes. Waking up at night from eruptions. A hike through several ecosystems upwards. It doesn’t get more impressive than conquering the volcano Acatenango.

Savor The World’s Finest Coffee

If you’re a coffee fanatic (and what nomad isn’t?!), you’re in the perfect place to explore some of the world’s most delicious java. Spend your days working from local cafes while savoring some of the best coffee on the planet, then visit a coffee plantation to learn how Guatemala’s coffee is made. One thing is for sure: your caffeine buzz in Guatemala is going to be one of the highest quality ones you’ve had!

Explore Local Cuisine

And of course – no trip to Latin America is complete without awakening your taste buds to the local street food culture, freshly caught seafood, and locally-inspired dishes! !

Antigua: Postcard Perfect Cultural Capital

We couldn’t create a more perfectly colonial-style haven in Central America if we tried! Most visitors to Antigua leave absolutely charmed by this colorful, colonial city surrounded by volcanoes – and you’ll get to call it home for a month.

Immerse in culture

You could spend entire afternoons wandering the charming alleys and exploring the shops, cafes, and architecture of this gorgeous city. Browse the local markets to pick up handmade crafts, immerse in the local food market scene, and just soak in the vibes of an authentic Latin American cultural capital like no other. It’s the perfect place to learn Spanish, as you can sign up for classes in your free time!

Yoga and Hiking Galore

You’ll hardly find a better destination than Guatemala for adventure, movement, and connecting back to your flow.

Lake Atitlan

The sacred shores of Lake Atitlan have attracted adventurous souls and spiritual seekers for decades. Immerse in the healing powers of nature, practice yoga in the hippy-style town of San Marcos, and watch the sun set over the lake as you relax with friends. This is truly a place to escape the grind and connect back to yourself!

Our Home in Antigua

Our home in Antigua is renovated boutique hotel with stunning colonial architecture and magnificent mountain views from its private terrace. We’ve selected this place specifically with COVID front of mind – the ideal set-up during times with lots of outdoor community space: furnished rooftop terrace overlooking the city + mountain view, garden and an open outdoor dining/ coworking space. Most important 15 bedrooms, all ensuite.

We are going to stay 3 blocks from the heart of colonial downtown Antigua and lots of cafés and restaurants to explore (always with COVID precautions in mind).

The accommodation comes equipped with good internet (50 mbps fibre connection in the entire property), open common areas for work, a conference room with a large working table. A coliving setup that will make is easy for us all to be productive, feel comfortable, and have the freedom to explore this amazing country!

If you’d like to find out more about what it’s like to live in Antigua as a ‘digital nomad’, including internet speeds, cost of living, and coworking spaces, have a look at Nomad List’s guide. Internet speeds and stability is generally lower and less reliable for this region. But we always have MiFi devices with mobile data as backups in all homes to make sure that we can keep working productively if there are any stability issues.

Ready to Join our Tribe in Guatemala?

May 7 – June 4, 2021

If you’re interested in our Guatemala chapter, please apply here first. If you’re already a WiFi Tribe member, please please submit a booking form to reserve your place in Antigua!

What to Expect?

Adventure / Mountains / Culture / Relaxed / Nature / Jungle / Ruins / Volcanoes

Accommodation: Renovated boutique hotel with stunning colonial architecture and mountain view
Work Space: Conference room with big work table and multiple smaller tables spread out through the whole building, as well as outdoor work space on the rooftop terrace
The Tribe: 20+ members
Internet: Typical city internet speeds of 4 mpbs | Tribe accommodation speeds around 50 mbps
Pace: Relaxed! Cultural destination, with access to nature and lots of opportunities for adventure and cultural immersion!

I’m New To This… How Does It Work?

WiFi Tribe has an annual chapter plan model: Successful applicants choose how often they want to travel with the tribe within a year and decide what chapter plan they would like.


Are there changes to Chapters due to COVID?

With borders starting to open up again, we collaborated with our community to decide what our first chapters should look like – both in terms of the fun, and the necessary adaptations. With over 100 responses, we’ve had a lot of feedback and great ideas to work with, so you’ll see a few changes to adapt to the current global pandemic.

Most importantly, we all have a responsibility to the local communities that host us in their countries to keep them safe. Of course, we are also introducing new guidelines and policies to keep one another safe and healthy while we live here together.

As you read through our guidelines below, you will see a combination of all the local government guidelines, as well as additional measures to ensure safety for everyone as we travel and live together. In addition, there will be measures specific to each chapter that will be shared with the people attending that chapter during the 2-week online meet-and-greet.

Every Tribe member has been welcomed into WiFi Tribe because we felt that there was an alignment with our 6 values: Respect, Humility, Camaraderie, Curiosity, Passion, and Inclusion. Now, it is more important than ever that we choose to live by them every day. We will enforce the following protocols as necessary, but we are confident that every member on this Chapter will respect fellow Tribe members and the local community.

For all Chapters beyond February 2021, attending members will need to complete a PCR test no more than 96 hours before arriving (regardless of the country’s entry requirements). With more countries requiring a negative COVID test for entry, we’re aligning our guidelines to adhere to these stricter standards. Members can complete the test in any country and will email proof of their negative test result to the Chapter Host prior to arrival.

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