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Digital Nomads Sri Lanka

A guide for Digital Nomads in Sri Lanka

Why Sri Lanka Is a Top Destination for Digital Nomads

Searching for the perfect balance of work, adventure, and relaxation? Sri Lanka is waiting for you. Located in the Indian Ocean, the island paradise of Sri Lanka is home to a vibrant culture, diverse landscapes, and ancient wonders. Whether you're into tea plantations, stunning beaches, or exploring ancient temples, Sri Lanka promises unforgettable experiences.

In Colombo, the capital, you’ll find many modern amenities for digital nomads, such as coworking spaces, speedy wifi, and a like-minded community of nomads. Check out Ahangama’s and Weligama's beachside cafes and perfect waves for a more relaxed lifestyle. And if you’re up for lots of greenery, Kandy, offers a lovely backdrop for your work meetings, along with many outdoor activities. 

Each city in Sri Lanka has a unique blend of culture, lifestyle, and opportunities for digital nomads to thrive. Join us for amazing adventures as a digital nomad in Sri Lanka!

The Perfect Balance in Sri Lanka for Digital Nomads

The tropical vibes, inspiring coworking spaces, cultural richness, and affordable cost of living make Sri Lanka a must-visit destination for remote workers.

Year-Round Warm Weather


Sri Lanka is a tropical country with year-round hot weather. The temperature ranges vary based on location, but it’s generally warm. For example, temperatures in the lowlands range from 22˚C (72˚F) to 33˚C (92˚F), and higher altitudes range from 7˚C (44˚F) to 21.6˚C (71˚F). 

There are two wet seasons (March to May and September to November) and two dry seasons (December to February and June to August), so you can plan your stay based on your weather preference.

Inspiring Coworking Scene

Coworking spots are popping up all over Sri Lanka, especially in cities like Colombo and Weligama. They offer fast internet, comfy work areas, and great networking opportunities. Weligama is a short tuk-tuk ride away from the Nomadico coliving villa in Ahangama, offering several coworking spots to check out within walking distance from each other. Don’t want to leave the villa? Join the community in our in-home coworking space. 

Unique Cultural Experiences

After work, hit the waves or just chill by the beach with a coconut in hand. Dive into the local cuisine with dishes like kottu roti and enjoy weekend getaways to spots like Udawalawe National Park to see exotic animals. Sri Lanka is packed with things to see and do!

Cost of Living

Living in Sri Lanka offers many affordable options for digital nomads. From budget-friendly guesthouses to luxurious accommodations, there's something to suit every preference and budget. Transportation costs, including tuk-tuk rides and public buses, are generally low, making it easy to explore the island's scenic landscapes and vibrant cities. With a variety of delicious and affordable dining options available, from local street food to international cuisine, digital nomads can enjoy a rich culinary experience without breaking the bank.

Coliving Options for Digital Nomads in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is becoming more popular as a destination for digital nomads due to its affordability, natural beauty, and unique culture. Several coliving spaces have opened up to support the growing interest and community. 

Sri Lanka is the perfect place for remote work and adventure. Coliving provides a community to explore with, a place to call home, and endless growth opportunities. Join our coliving community in Ahangama!

Top Locations in Sri Lanka for Digital Nomads

Some of the best spots for digital nomads in Sri Lanka include:

Coliving Ahangama

Ahangama and its neighboring coastal towns, like Mirissa and Weligama, are known for world-class beaches, incredible surfing spots, and thrilling whale-watching excursions. The social scene in these areas is strong too, with many nightlife activities with a mix of locals and nomads. In addition, digital nomads can explore the stunning landscapes with activities like snorkeling, diving, and taking walks on the beach. If you prefer a coastal destination and easy access to beaches, check availability at our coliving in Ahangama. 

Coliving Weligama

On the south side of Sri Lanka’s coast, Weligama offers a mix of chilling by the beach and soaking in local culture, making it a hotspot for digital nomads. The town is famous for its awesome waves, attracting surfers from all over the world. With a relaxed vibe and cool coworking spots, digital nomads find a balance of work and fun. 


The capital city of Sri Lanka is a bustling urban environment with diverse coworking spaces. Colombo is a hub for business and networking with a mix of modern and traditional architecture. Digital nomads in Colombo can explore a range of activities, such as visiting historic sites like the Gangaramaya Temple, strolling through scenic parks like Viharamahadevi Park, or indulging in shopping and dining experiences at bustling markets and upscale malls like Pettah and Colombo City Centre. Colombo may be a good fit for you if you thrive in a dynamic city atmosphere.


Known for its rich cultural heritage and breathtaking beauty, Kandy provides a tranquil atmosphere for digital nomads seeking inspiration and cultural immersion. The city is home to the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic, where you will find a revered relic of Buddha. In addition to religious significance, you can explore the city’s botanical gardens and see traditional Kandyan dance performances. Kandy is located in the middle of Sri Lanka, so you can expect a cooler climate surrounded by forests, making it a great spot for digital nomads who want to get away from the coast. 

Experiencing Sri Lankan Culture as a Digital Nomad

Being a digital nomad gives you the chance to soak up cultures from around the world, and Sri Lanka is no exception. Whether you’re along the coast in Ahangama, or in a city like Colombo, there is much to learn about Sri Lankan culture. 

Tea Time

One of the main exports from Sri Lanka is tea. With tea plantations located throughout the island, you can take a guided tour to learn about the tea production process. From hand-picking the leaves to crafting and blending, you can enjoy breathtaking views while sipping a freshly brewed cup of tea. 


In Sri Lanka, wellness is an important part of the culture including spirituality, traditional medicine, and holistic practices. Influenced by Buddhism, the main religion, wellness practices focus on achieving inner harmony and balance. One of the traditions is Ayurveda, an ancient medicine system emphasizing natural healing through herbal remedies, massages, and dietary adjustments. Yoga is another popular wellness activity to promote overall well-being and relaxation.

Traditional Crafts

Traditional crafts in Sri Lanka, such as wood carving, handwoven works, mask making, and metal work, are an expression of cultural heritage. Explore artisan villages and markets to discover the artists at work and appreciate the beauty of traditional creations. Digital nomads can attend workshops to learn how to make crafts too.