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Your ideal “office”: reasons to work from Spain

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 “I don’t want to go home!” This is what lots of people think when they are on holiday in Spain. If you are a digital nomad or you work remotely, you can find loads of reasons to stay and make Spain the best office to work from. Holiday or work? Why not do it all at the same time? Discover what Spain has to offer you when you work remotely.

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    An enviable climate

    It is said that Spain has the most sunshine in Europe and that’s not a surprise given the more than 3,000 hours of sun it enjoys every year. With mild temperatures and a pleasant Mediterranean climate, you will be able to go out, make plans and enjoy the outdoors nearly all the time. There are even places, like the Canary Islands and southern Andalusia, where you can forget about wearing a coat. 

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    Beach, country, city... Where would you like to be?

    In places like Madrid and Barcelona you can get into the urban rhythm and lifestyle of the large cities, a packed cultural agenda and countless leisure activities. You will also have all the services and facilities you need, even co-working spaces, in many of the smaller cities, such as Seville, Granada, Málaga, Valencia, Bilbao or San Sebastián. In some of them, like the Canary Islands and other coastal areas, you not only have the beach but you are only a short distance from the surrounding countryside where you can soak up the peace and quiet of the rural areas.  

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    There is so much to see, and so much to enjoy...

    Diversity is a characteristic feature of Spain in all its senses. It is present in its monumental heritage, its museums, its nature and landscapes, its friendly people, its festivals and traditions and, of course, in its delicious gastronomy. You will always have plans and activities to enjoy in your free time: visit a monument, go out for some tapas, see an exhibition, go to a concert, discover the typical celebrations of a place, go on an excursion… 

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    Great communications and cost of living

    The cost of living in Spain is lower than in other European countries. What’s more, depending on your chosen city or destination, the services, shopping, public transport and just about everything else, can be more or less affordable. To get around, you have a network of transport options that will allow you to travel around Spain to many places by plane, rail or bus. The main cities are connected by high-speed trains and the bus network covers most routes by road. The ferry is also a great alternative to get to the Balearic Islands and to travel around the Canary Islands

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    All types of accommodation

    When it comes to a place to stay, there are lots of options with different characteristics and price ranges. Depending on the length of your stay, the time of year, your chosen destination or your needs and preferences, some will be more suitable than others. You can choose from a wide range of hotels, which are excellent value for money, and include some of the world’s best, to aparthotels, tourist apartments, hostels, boarding houses, hostels, rural accommodation or campsites. For longer stays, you also have the option of renting or sharing a flat.

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    Internet connection and reception

    Spain has been a European leader in fibre optic coverage for several years now. In addition, its broadband coverage reaches 90% of the population, including rural areas. Many public places and establishments such as hotels, cafés, libraries, shops, cultural and leisure centres usually have Wi-Fi networks, which are often free of charge. What’s more, if you have a contract with data within the European Union, you will be able to connect to the internet via your mobile phone just like you normally do. In the case of lines connected outside of the EU, you also have the option of buying a SIM card with a data package that fits your needs.

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    New teleworking visa

    The Spanish government is shortly expected to approve a new visa for international remote workers that comply with certain requirements. This visa will provide a residency and work permit for up to one year in Spain. Once expired, if you wish, you can request an international remote worker resident’s visa for a maximum of two years. For the time being, and until this new type of specific permit is approved, it is necessary to obtain one of the existing visas. In the case of teleworkers from companies located outside Spain, for stays longer than 90 days a non-profit residence visa is usually required.