Yogyakarta may not be at the top of a lot of lists as a Digital Nomads haven, but it really does have a lot to offer the extended traveler who enjoys the freedom of working from anywhere. Here are a few good reasons to make Yogyakarta your Digital Nomad base camp.
For those who love to eat and try new flavors, this is the place for you. The eclectic smorgasbord of ingredients, flavors, and cultural influences make dinning in this lovely city a sheer delight, especially since the prices can’t be beat. Whether you choose to dine from one of the local street vendor carts, prepare your own from ingredients picked up at one of the local street markets, or have a sit down dinner in one of the many local restaurants, you will find deliciously fresh meals at reasonably cheap and affordable prices.
The history of this city is all around providing a cultural atmosphere that transports you to another time. From the architecture, to the rickshaws, you will be submersed into a much simpler time and way of life. Add to that, that the beach is approximately an hour away, and you will find you have access to many different communities, ecosystems, and culturally different lifestyles to keep you active, entertained, and inspired.
Rent and Transportation
The cheap rent and conveniently easy transportation make this city an affordable base camp for any nomad looking for a temporary headquarters to work from as they travel and explore the world’s wonders. Although there does tend to be a bit of traffic, the local public transportation at reasonable rates makes it possible to get around without having to own your own vehicle. Most of the time you will find what you need within walking distance though. Abundant affordable housing is a huge plus for this nomad’s paradise. With cheap rent you can extend your stay and enjoy the climate as well as the friendly people and majestic views.
If you are not really interested in signing a rental agreement there are always plenty of upscale reasonably priced hotels that accommodate extended stay guests to choose from. One way to find hotels here is online where you can book your stay at any of the local hotels including the refurbished Ameera Boutique Hotel. By booking your stay at a hotel instead of renting a home or apartment, you automatically have services that you would not normally have or would have to pay extra for at home, such as WiFi, maid service, room service, access to pools, concierge services, and more; doubling your bang for your buck.
So, for any nomad looking for a convenient, hospitable, and culturally diverse haven to take a break from the road and relax while still being productive check out the beautiful city of Yogyakarta and all it has to offer.