Hacker Paradise: A Traveling Community for Developers, Designers, and Other Creative Types.

Join Us In Medellín, Colombia

Jan 7 – Feb 17 2018

One of the most desirable locations within the nomad community last year, the ‘city of eternal spring’ is renowned for its delicious coffee, beautiful green backdrop and thriving nightlife.



We’ll be staying in Laureles, a vibrant neighbourhood inundated with coffee shops, boutique stores and plenty of local and international food joints. With the football stadium over the river, the metro on your doorstep, the best salsa bars in town and the opportunity to learn Spanish at the university nearby, you’ll experience life in the city through the eyes of a local. We have secured a range of 1-3 bedroom apartments, equipped with modern amenities, all within a 10 minute walk of the coworking space.


Our official coworking partner will be announced very soon, so stay tuned for updates!

What is there to do in Medellín?

Nestled in the gorgeous mountainous range of Antioquia, Medellín is renowned for being a city of progress and innovation, coupled with a thriving nightlife. The average temperature rarely fluctuates, hence the name ‘City of Eternal Spring’, and the warm climate lends itself well to plenty of outdoor activities.

Modern metrocables link the city to surrounding barrios and offer views of the Aburrá Valley below. Sculptures by Fernando Botero decorate downtown’s Botero Plaza, while the Museo de Antioquia displays more of the Colombian artist’s work. In the evenings, be sure to head to the safe El Poblado and Parque Lleras neighbourhoods, which play home to some of the city’s best bars and clubs. The nightlife in Medellín truly is something to behold.

Meet the Medellin facilitators

Renata Aquino


Trip Facilitator

Renata co-founded two businesses in Brazil and a social project focused on startups. Passionate about building communities and collaborative environments, she’s been working in this space for eight years before becoming a Trip Leader for Hacker Paradise. She chases summer around the world on a quest to find the best ice cream.




Spencer is the COO and current main trip leader at Hacker Paradise! He has a background in Korean Linguistics and congnitive neuroscience. Before joining us, Spencer taught collegiate Korean, worked briefly at Samsung, spent several years as a project manager at Epic, a Wisconsin-based health-tech company. He has spent 5+ years living, studying, and working abroad.

What’s Included?

  • A tight-knit, intellectual community to accelerate your personal and professional growth
  • Like-minded, passionate people to hang out with outside of work
  • A desk in a dedicated work-space equipped with solid Wi-Fi
  • Social events, talks, workshops, hack days, etc.
  • A private bedroom in Hacker Paradise-dedicated housing near the co-working space (recommended)

Trip Pricing

Medellin Program + Housing
2 weeks US $1,500
4 weeks US $2,080
6 weeks US $3,120


Join our international, curated community of 493 people (and counting!) from 51 countries, including Google, SpaceX, Y Combinator, Zapier, Toptal & Peace Corps alumni!

About yourself

Attendee Testimonials From Our Previous Trips

Whitney Perkins

Whitney Perkins

Warning! Hacker Paradise is highly addictive! This program is ideal for people who are striving to pursue success in their career, but also have a passion for traveling, i.e. “my people”.

Renato de Leão

Renato de Leão

Hacker Paradise closed the gap between idea and realisation of my dream to work and travel by providing a stable work environment and organising social and skill share events. 1 month in Chiang Mai taught me how to be a great remote worker!

Lianna Patch

Lianna Patch

I joined HP in Bali last December. Spencer and Dale are dream-team facilitators; we hiked a damn volcano, I was covered in monkeys multiple times, AND I got a ton of work done!

Sibjeet Mahapatra

Sibjeet Mahapatra

I was nervous about balancing productivity and fun while traveling abroad, but the HP community provides a perfect balance of structure and spontaneity. What really makes the whole thing work is the people.