It's hard to beat Canggu if you're looking to make friends in Bali. Arguably the biggest remote working haven across the island, Canggu is a laid back surfer town with an endlessly growing community and a jam-packed schedule to match. It's almost impossible to visit a cafe or restaurant in Canggu without spotting at least one remote worker pulling out a laptop. There's always something going on in Canggu, from Sunday markets at La Brisa and Samadi to entrepreneurial or crypto meetups to cooking classes and surf retreats.
Canggu is home to the largest number of coworking spaces, with popular spots like Tropical Nomad perched right in the center and plenty others on the outskirts like TRIBAL in Pererenan and Kinship Studio in Berawa. Canggu might be the busiest part of Bali (it's where almost all digital nomads gravitated towards at the start of the pandemic) but it's not without its green spaces and hidden gems.
Explore the quiet roads behind Echo Beach and Batu Bolong for peaceful strolls with rice terrace views that stretch for miles. Or, wander down to the beaches and you'll spot any number of warungs (small, family-run shops) selling local food and strong coffee where you can work, uninterrupted, as the waves splash just past your toes.
Georgie is a triple-accredited journalist (NCTJ, BJTC, PPA) and freelance travel copywriter and content writer from London, UK. She has written for publications including The Guardian, ELLE...
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