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11 Reasons to Move to Canggu as Digital Nomad

11 Reasons to Move to Canggu as Digital Nomad

Canggu in Bali is now the #1 hotspot for Digital Nomads from around the world – as ranked by Nomad List. For us, it’s easy to see why.

From an unbelieveable ricefield backdrop to a plethora of coffee shop & coworking options – it has it all.

Here are 11 reasons to Move to Canggu as a Digital Nomad.

Number One: The Coffee Shops

Canggu is full of coffee shops that sell a range of coffees – all your favourites such as Flat Whites and Cappucino but also local variations!

Top picks – Satu-Satu & DuaTiga

Number Two: The Coworking Spots

There are so many coworking cafes to choose from in Canggu with a number of different pricing options.

The great advantage over coffee shops is that it’s so easy to meet people, with daily events and meetups arranged.

Top picks – DOJO & Tropical Nomad.

Number Three: The Villas


There are a range of living options available and almost all of them have great wifi and good working spaces.

Check out Airbnb for a rough price guide, but for the best long-term value you should arrange it once you’re here.

Top tip: Facebook groups are a great way of finding villas in Canggu

Number Four: The Ricefields

Canggu is surrounded by lush rice paddies that give it a beautiful ambience.

There is green everywhere you look and it gives you a beautiful backdrop for driving a scooter around.

Number Five: The Waterfalls

Ok so technically Canggu doesn’t have any waterfalls in the area.

BUT if you get a scooter or a driver and make a little trip to the North, there are so many around. It’s the perfect weekend trip to break up your routine!

Top picks – Aling-Aling & Sekumpul.

Number Six: The Sunsets

What better way to cap off a day of hard work than by watching the sunset on the beach?

Luckily, there is almost always a beautiful sunset on the west facing beaches of Canggu. 

Number Seven: The Local Food!!

Probably should’ve mentioned this one earlier.

The local food is absolutely incredible and you have so many options to choose from.

This is a foodies paradise.

Top picks – Warung Tiga & Warung Keboh

Number Eight: The International Food

I am convinced that Canggu and the neighboring area of Seminyak have some of the best chefs in the world. IN THE WORLD.

There’s just so much choice and it’s all made to perfection and presented so nicely too.

Top picks – Milu by Nook & MASON

Number Nine: The Cost of Living

Living in Canggu is relatively inexpensive compared to lots of other countries.

The food can cost as much as you want to spend and likewise there are a range of accommodation options.

Number Ten: The Social Factor

Since there are so many people here in the same situation as you, it is relatively easy to meet new people!

There are regular nightlife events every week and most people are open to a good conversation.

Top party picks – Old Mans & The Lawn. 

Number Eleven: THE PEOPLE

No list about Bali could be complete without mentioning the Balinese people!

They are some of the friendliest and most welcoming people I’ve met anywhere in the world and have a rich respect for family and tradition – there’s a local festival almost every week!

These are just a few reasons why Canggu is a great base for digital nomads.

What do you think? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below!

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