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When we asked people living abroad what life is like in their areas and how people spend their time, they said...

"Life for expats and digital nomads in Villa de Leyva is a unique blend of tranquility and adventure. The town is known for its well-preserved colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and a slow-paced lifestyle that allows for a relaxed living. The cost of living is relatively low, making it an attractive destination for those who work remotely. The local community is welcoming and friendly, and while Spanish is the main language, English is also spoken by many locals. The town offers a variety of local and international cuisines, and the local market provides fresh produce for those who prefer to cook at home. The internet connectivity in Villa de Leyva is generally reliable, making it suitable for digital nomads. There are also several cafes and restaurants that offer free Wi-Fi. The town is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, including mountains, waterfalls, and vineyards, providing plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and wine tasting. Despite its small size, Villa de Leyva has a vibrant cultural scene with numerous festivals throughout the year, art galleries, and craft shops. The town is also home to a number of historical sites, including a large central plaza and several ancient ruins. Healthcare in Villa de Leyva is adequate, with several clinics and a hospital in town. For more serious medical issues, larger hospitals are available in nearby cities. While public transportation is limited, the town is small enough to navigate on foot or by bicycle. Taxis are also readily available for longer distances. Overall, life for expats and digital nomads in Villa de Leyva offers a peaceful, affordable, and culturally rich experience," remarked another expat in Villa de Leyva, Colombia.

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