1 Coworking Spaces in Iquique
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A coastal city for the surfing soul in the north of Chile, Iquique is a buzzing tourist enclave with one of the largest duty free commercial port centers in South America, the chaotic "Zona Franca of Iquique". Locally referred to as "Zofri", this area of 2.4sq mts is overflowing with warehouses, restaurants and banks. Sitting 315km from Arica and about 1853km north of Santiago, Iquique is squashed between an empty coastal range and the ocean. A city that is no tech hub, Iquique is where your bank balance will go a lot further, due to its low cost of living. Coworking venues have opened up on its streets and you can get some work done whilst mingling with the likeminded inventive locals.
Once a saltpeter-mining town, today it is the scene of a seafront casino where you can win or lose some cash or you can wallow and splash around the beach when your pockets are empty. There is an historic district with an iconic 19th Century clock tower standing in a square for the history buffs to get excited about or for the caffeine lovers to get their hit of espresso. Considered to be one of Chile's premiere beach resort destinations, its pedestrian strip is dominated by bronzed surfers and paragliding pros.
Chile is a country that is making serious investments in technology and the creation of opportunities for tech startups to launch and grow. If you happen to be an investor, a talented tech whisperer or a startup, you can actually get a long-stay visa for Chile within 15 days. The country has a leading global accelerator program and is ranked first in Latin America for innovation. It is home to one of the top 5 fintech ecosystems and is ranked 5th in the world for tertiary enrolment creating plenty of brainpower.
Coworking in Iquque will give you the chance to hang out with the creative locals and grab your surf board for a bit of splash during a lunchtime break.