Medellín, nicknamed the “City of the Eternal Spring,” is blessed with comfortable weather year-round and majestic views of the nearby Andes mountains. A city bustling with industry and innovation, Medellín is becoming well-known as a hot spot for entrepreneurs and freelancers in Latin America. The metro area of 3 million people offers everything from mountain biking and hikes to salsa and bachata classes, and from modern museums and cafes to late night bars and clubs.
In 2013 Medellín was picked as the world’s most innovative city by the Wall Street Journal and the Urban Land Institute, largely due to investments in transportation, parks, and art galleries and installations. Located in a central region of the Andes in Colombia, Medellin offers countless day and weekend getaways to nearby historic towns, mountain excursions, and ecological parks. Colombia is a country boasting a colorful history, spectacular nature ranging from cloud forests to sparkling beaches, rich cultural heritage evident in its food, arts and dance halls, and a world-class coffee scene.
The Medellín Workspace
The workspace we will use in Medellín is located in the upscale Poblado neighborhood in Medellín, with convenient access to the most popular cafes, restaurants, and bars of the city. The workspace has dedicated high-speed Internet connections, modern workspaces, open air meeting areas, and numerous restaurants nearby. The surrounding neighborhood is inhabited by a mix of Colombians and foreigners and provides a relaxing atmosphere for getting your work done.
Your Medellín Accommodation
Your accommodation in Medellín will primarily consist of pre-vetted, furnished apartments or hotels in or by the affluent Poblado section of town. All accommodation will include private rooms and private or en-suite bathrooms, wifi, dining options nearby, and will be within a short ride of the workspace. You can expect to have other DigitalOutposts participants in the same building. The locations may include kitchenettes and other shared spaces. Program prices are for our base accommodation and subject to availability. Upgraded housing options are available for an additional fee and can be selected after signing up. Accommodation selection will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, so reserve your spot today to get your top choice!
Medellín offers many activities that guests may choose to do during the program. We request that all of our guests attend a few dinner or drink social events in order to get to know other participants. Aside from these events, guests may organize or participate in many optional events or activities. Examples of activities for those seeking to stay active include hikes, kayaking, paragliding, and mountain biking. For those looking for cultural activities, Medellín offers classes or excursions for art, food, history, and of course, salsa.
You can expect other DigitalOutposts guests to come from a variety of backgrounds. We believe a diverse group of participants helps the exchange of ideas and enriches the experience for everyone involved. For upcoming sessions, we’re talking to individuals and teams with backgrounds in photography, design, software development, entrepreneurship, online marketing, business, journalism, and more. You can expect a good mix of ages and genders in the program.
We provide accommodation with private rooms with private or en-suite bathrooms, a desk at a coworking space, group activities and events, logistics support, and interesting people to meet. We just ask that you bring a sense of adventure and a good story.
Prices listed are for our base accommodation and subject to availability. Different housing options are available at various price points, and guests can select housing upgrades after signing up.
Airfare to and from the destination is not included.
Example of the accommodation in
Room at the workspace
The Botanical Gardens in
Explore the city and surrounding mountains by bike
Medellín provides many places to watch and learn bachata, salsa and tango
Get up close to the famous Botero sculptures at the Museo de
Sample mouth-wateing traditional Colombian cuisine
Tour coffee plantations or sample a fresh brew in one of Medellin’s many cafes
Guatape, a must-see small town near
Palomino, a quiet beach getaway on the Colombian coast