Lima is the capital of Peru located on the Pacific coast and surrounded by the desert. It is one of the biggest cities in South America, with springtime temperatures in the summer and misty winters. If it’s your first time here, this vlog offers useful pointers to get by in Lima:
Expats and digital nomads in Lima usually make a base in Miraflores, one of the safest neighborhoods in South America. Cafés and coworking spaces there have the fastest, stable internet in Lima. Although the coworking community is still growing, the city offers sufficient and comfortable spaces for remote work. Check out our top choices!
Image source: Residencia Coworking Facebook
Residencia Coworking is in the Leuro sub-district of Miraflores, not far from the beach. You can come here on a rented bike or an electric scooter since there are free parking spots for your ride.
If you like a more laid back vibe and less corporate feel, this is the right coworking space for you. The rooms are spacious and full of natural light, with bean bags on the floor and ergonomic chairs at the desks. A small cafeteria serves free coffee and filtered water, and we suggest trying fresh juice squeezed on the spot.
We loved that the space remained quiet even when most of the seats were occupied. A large outdoor area is also equipped for work, but people mostly go there to chat and hang out. Although we learned some basic Spanish before arriving in Lima, we didn’t need any. Everyone at Residencia Coworking speaks English and will gladly give pointers about the best cafés and eateries. If you are tired of sitting, store your things in the personal locker and use their slide on the roof. It’s fun and will get your spirits up in a matter of seconds.
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Image source: Zona de Mejora Facebook
Zona de Mejora is located in the Pueblo Libre district, ten minutes away from the closest bus stop. Rooms are small and can’t fit more than a dozen people without turning noisy and crowded.
This coworking space has potential but lacks a better organization of seats and ergonomic furniture. It seemed more like someone’s home than a coworking office, making it a little bit awkward to work in. It’s a good thing we never leave home without our travel stand desk, so the lack of ergonomic chairs didn’t bother us much.
Zona de Mejora is not without charm. If you need a place to work with a team, Zona is decent enough to serve as your office. It has private offices, a meeting room, and a small auditorium. There’s also an outdoor area in front of the coworking space. It’s not as private as we would like, but comfortable enough to have a cup of coffee and chat with other coworkers.
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Lima is blossoming with coworking spaces, and here are the ones that stand out:
- Co-Labora Coworking
- Work Point Peru
- Liberal Coworking
- Worx Coworking & Offices
Image source: Co-Labora Coworking Website
Co-Labora Coworking is located on the outskirts of Miraflores district, just 15 minutes away from the metro station.
We came to this coworking space for a meeting and liked it so much we stayed to work. Instead of having a meeting in the conference room, we had it on the bean bags in the lounge area. Every desk has an ergonomic chair and enough power outlets to charge several devices at the same time. If you get hungry, there is a cozy café within the Co-Labora serving healthy food and excellent coffee. At the end of every month, this coworking space hosts a party where coworkers can meet and exchange ideas.
Image source: Work Point Peru Facebook
Work Point Peru in Santa Catalina is a spacious coworking space close to several bus stops and 25 minutes from the metro station.
This coworking space has a lot of options for both individuals and startups. The outdoor terrace is also available to members, and you will often see people working there under the parasols. Not all chairs are comfortable, and if you can’t get an ergonomic one, opt for a bean bag. It’s a better sitting arrangement than plastic chairs at some hot desks. Karaoke, board games, and foosball are a nice way to break the ice and meet other coworkers. Another great opportunity for networking is coming to Work Point’s Friday parties serving beer and food.
Image source: Liberal Coworking Facebook
Liberal Coworking is located in a bustling part of the Miraflores district full of bars and restaurants.
This coworking space paid special attention to details and made a creative environment with positive messages and artful pictures on the walls. The best seats are in the offices overlooking the Kennedy Park on the second and third floors. They are also the most popular, and you need to book them well in advance. It’s a shame that ergonomic chairs are not available in all rooms, although we liked that the space has so many sofas. Desks don’t have a storage area or a drawer, so ask for a personal locker to put away the things you don’t need. Aside from free coffee, you can have detox water infused with fresh fruit and cookies available in the kitchen.
Image source: Worx Coworking & Offices Facebook
Worx Coworking & Offices is another well-equipped coworking space in Miraflores, a minute away from the closest bus stop.
The moment you enter into this coworking space, you notice its contemporary design and lots of natural light. The lower floor is for the reception, lounge area, and hot desks. Private offices and conference rooms are on the upper floor, equipped with big TVs and ergonomic chairs. This is a great coworking space to impress clients and potential partners. Worx is a big space, and you will have to be more straightforward to meet other coworkers. This doesn’t come easy if you are uncomfortable approaching strangers out of the blue. Another downside is that it keeps short opening hours and is closed on weekends. This coworking space does offer 24/7 access, but it’s reserved for members with pricier plans.