Digital Nomad Guide to Canggu, Bali

Explore the best Bali hotspots for digital nomads at Outsite coliving in Canggu.

Published on
April 25, 2019

You’ve seen the frothing waterfalls, bamboo bungalows and white sand beaches on social media, but let us assure you, the beauty of Bali far exceeds any Instagram photo. Stay at Outsite Bali and discover the scenic landscapes, the local spirit, and the booming digital nomad scene for yourself.

Once a sleepy seaside village, Canggu has transformed into a beachfront base for globe-traipsing digital nomads, wandering yogis, and surfers seeking an endless summer. Whether you’re a seasoned remote worker or new to the digital scene, Canggu is an ideal location for Bali-based nomads. Below, you’ll find practical tips for visiting Indonesia, along with some of our favorite places to relax and rejuvenate in Canggu.

Where to stay in Canggu, Bali

​Canggu can be found on the southern coast of Bali, Indonesia’s most well-known island. The small village is framed by world-class surf spots, Hindu temples, high-end shopping, dining and resorts. Within Canggu, there are a few neighborhoods that serve as great places to stay during your visit.

What was once a sleepy village, Pererenan is up and coming with its excellent surf scene, a multitude of trendy cafes, and gorgeous natural scenery. It also happens to be home to Outsite Bali.

Slightly slower than Canggu's downtown area, Berawa hosts many great restaurants, and shops, and is situated close to the ocean.

Echo Beach
One of the trendiest neighborhoods, Echo Beach is known for its exciting nightlife, shopping, and beaches. It's situated in the center but isn't especially overpopulated with tourists.

Cafes with WiFi in Canggu

Hungry Bird Coffee Roaster
Serving specialty coffee drinks, Hungry Bird is very popular among remote workers for its hyper-fast WiFi and excellent coffee. It's best to get here early as the tables can fill up quickly with laptop users.

ZIN Cafe
This cafe is next door to Batu Bolong beach. Its open air and features a dedicated workspace (free to work from), a rooftop view of the ocean, and outlets available at every seat.

Rize Cafe
Come for their not-to-be-missed dosas, stay for the laid back ambiance, signature coffee blends, and cozy atmosphere.


Its dreamy, instagrammable interior and varied urban menu is reason enough to stop by and settle in for a while. Order a coconut milk latte, grab a seat and get to work before hitting the beach.

Secret Spot
This plant based cafe is popular among remote workers, and for good reason. It's welcoming and relaxed with indoor and outdoor seating. Their fast WiFi, abundance of outlets, and quiet atmosphere make it a great place to plug in and get some work done.

Copenhagen Canggu
Slightly away from the tourist zone and closer to the beach is Copenhagen Canggu. They have a smaller Nordic inspired menu, a relaxed vibe, and fast WiFi.

Gyms and Yoga Studios in Canggu

Situated directly across the street from Outsite Bali, this beautiful wellness space offers daily yoga classes. They also offer customizable retreats and surf lessons

Located 2 kilometers from Canggu's Surfer's Beach, this health hub offers a wide range of yoga and meditation classes. They also host workshops and trainings, have a holistic spa, a shop with organic yoga clothes and handmade jewellery, and an organic kitchen serving vegetarian foods.

Victory Fitness Club
A compact and affordable gym with an array of equipment and day passes available.

Wanderlust Fitness Studio
This CrossFit studio is perfect for anyone looking for something a more intense.

Avenue Fitness​
Avenue Fitness is a full-service gym with fitness classes and a smoothie bar.

Cowork Spaces in Canggu, Bali

Outsite Bali
Located in the quiet neighborhood of Pererenan, Outsite Bali features 9 private rooms (each with its own desk), an air conditioned workspace, an outdoor pool, and a space reserved for meditations, sound baths, and massages.

Dojo Bali
This is a popular coworking and coliving space nearby Echo Beach. They're known for their robust expat communities and evening networking events.

This air conditioned coworking space inspires productivity and connection with their open air workspace, private offices and rooms, and Skype booths. They also have a pool and onsite barista for when you need a little break or afternoon pick-me-up.

Day Trips & Excursions from Canggu

Tukad Cepung Waterfall
A little over an hour and a half away from Canggu is Tukad Cepung Waterfall. You'll find it off of a forest trail, tucked discreetly into the landscape with water tumbling through the opening of a cave illuminated by the sun.

Situated inland, and just under an hour away from Canggu is Bali's spiritual center, Ubud. The city itself feels a little more touristic than Canguu but still maintains its local traditions. While you're here, make sure to visit the Monkey Forest, the Tegallalang rice terrace, and the Goa Gajah (elephant cave).

This is Bali’s shopping district. You'll find lots of beach resorts, luxury hotels, villas, and spas, as well as high-end shopping and restaurants.

Bali's best waves are found here, so you can imagine this region attracts many surfers. It's also home to many breathtaking beaches such as Dreamland, Padang Padang, Binging, Nyang Nyang, Melasti, and more. Its hilltops are decorated with beach villas, trendy cafes, great restaurants, and beach clubs.

Shopping and Groceries in Canggu

Pepito Market Canggu
This is a centrally located supermarket with a robust selection of local and imported products, produce, animal protein, and toiletries. There's also a bakery inside. This can be a one stop shop with the pharmacy located next door.

Head here for specialty items and health foods. There is a wide variety of organic produce, grains, coffees, nuts, seeds, and more. Be sure to bring your own jar or use a paper bag as most items are sold in bulk.

Getting Around Canggu

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to get around is by hiring a scooter. Mopeds are around 60,000 IDR to 80,000 IDR per day for a 125cc scooter, though you can often manage to get a lower price depending on how long you're staying.

While Uber is no longer active in Bali, there are other ride-sharing apps that are available here. Grab and Gojek are both popular apps used to hail a ride.

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