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Destinations for working remotely in Spain

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Are you thinking of working remotely from Spain? If you're planning to change your life and develop your career in a different, totally safe place while enjoying Spain's nature, beaches, culture, great food and great weather, you can find some destinations below that will offer you the work space you're looking for. These locations have fantastic climates, are compatible with most of the world in terms of working hours, and can offer top-level infrastructure and direct connections with the main European cities. Wave goodbye to the stresses of your daily routine and look forward to getting to know Spain while you work.

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    Canary Islands

    If you've ever dreamed about moving to paradise, you may well have imagined an island. This Spanish archipelago is formed of eight islands in the middle of the Atlantic. You'll fall in love with its volcanic landscapes, its beaches, its ancient laurel forests, its four national parks, its clear skies (the Canary Islands are among the best places in the world for stargazing) and its ideal temperatures, which fluctuate between 18ºC in February and 25ºC in August. It's known as the land of eternal spring.You'll find high-speed internet connections on each of the islands. The smallest islands like El Hierro or La Gomera are a refuge of tranquillity, while the largest like Tenerife or Gran Canaria host cities full of life. You'll also find lots of shared office spaces for coworking, where you can meet other professionals and develop your creativity. Some of these spaces offer Spanish classes, digital marketing training courses and evening or weekend activities.Moreover, places to stay on these islands are increasingly offering special rates for longer stays. As well as working, you can enjoy hotel services like pools, gyms and spas. You'll also find options to share flats and houses with other people similar to you, on independent contracts. In comparison to other European cities, the cost of living on these islands is low, and they are also well connected thanks to their international airports like Gran Canaria, Tenerife South and Tenerife North. All of this has led the benchmark platform Nomad List, among others, to place the Canary Islands among the best destinations in the world for remote working. More information: https://www.holaislascanarias.com/teletrabajar-desde-las-islas-canarias/https://www.tenerifeworkandplay.com/https://www.nomadcity.org/ 

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    Balearic Islands

    We're now going to jump from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean to find another ideal environment for any digital nomad who fancies a quieter life. Featured on the highlights reel for these islands are enchanting coves with turquoise waters, trips in sailboats, the Mediterranean diet and more. The cities to choose from include Palma de Mallorca, which has strong internet connections and all the services of a big city, as well as being near storybook villages like Sóller, Deià and Valldemossa.It's becoming increasingly common for the hotels on these islands to be all-inclusive or offer daytime stays, including areas for remote working. In Palma de Mallorca there are numerous places for coworking, both in fashionable districts like Santa Catalina and in the city centre. The islands' three international airports and year-round pleasant temperatures will convince you to choose this as your working location. More information: https://www.nomadsinmallorca.com/ 

  • Girl looking out from a balcony in Valencia, Region of Valencia

    Autonomous Region of Valencia

    Continuing with the pleasant climate of the Mediterranean, on this part of the Spanish coast, you'll find three cities which are all great options for a workation.Firstly, Valencia. This big city features beaches, great cultural attractions and cuisine, and is well connected thanks to its airport, port and high-speed train line (taking travellers to and from Madrid in little over an hour and a half). Its accommodation offers places to stay for long workations, shared coworking office spaces with meeting rooms, companies that can organise your whole stay for you and even the Valencia Club Cocina, which organises team-building culinary activities. A little further south, in the region of Alicante and also right next to the beach, are the cities of Alicante (with its impressive Santa Bárbara Castle) and Benidorm, both of which enjoy over 300 days of sunshine per year and are well-linked to other European countries thanks to Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport.In fact, Alicante has hosted the International Remote Working and Digital Nomad Conference. It boasts an excellent fibre optic and 5G connectivity network and has carried out transformational technological projects such as Distrito Digital and Alicante Futura. Benidorm, meanwhile, provides free Wi-Fi along the promenades of its Poniente and Levante beaches and within its old town, and features bars and restaurants adapted to fit your working day, as well as a thriving digital nomad community.More information: https://blog.visitvalencia.com/teletrabajar-en-valenciahttps://www.alicanteturismo.com/teletrabajar-en-alicante/ https://www.visitbenidorm.es/ver/5754/nomadas-digitales-.html 

  • Girl looking at the view from the Gibralfaro viewpoint in Malaga, Andalusia

    Andalusia

    The south of Spain, which was already a popular holiday destination thanks to its good climate and many heritage cities (such as Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Malaga), has now also become a great option for remote working. In the city of Malaga, the birthplace of the famous painter Pablo Picasso (in fact, you can visit two museums there dedicated to him), you'll find endless interesting tourist attractions like the Alcazaba palace-fortress, the Cathedral and the famous Marqués de Larios shopping street. Malaga has also launched the Malaga WorkBay project, where you can find out all about its coworking office spaces and after-work activities. You can also make use of its "soft landing" measures, which help you search for accommodation and office spaces, fill in contracts, obtain the necessary documentation to become a resident or drive and generally make it easier for your family to fit into the city. On your days off, you can travel around Andalusia or even spend a season in other dreamlike coastal areas which also feature large and innovative work spaces with sea views, like Zahara de los Atunes (Cadiz).More information: https://malagaworkbay.com/ 

  •  The Lakes of Covadonga in Picos de Europa National Park, Asturias

    Asturias

    The lush natural landscapes of the north of Spain make this area another perfect region for you to disconnect. It's not known as Green Spain for nothing. One option that's always a good idea is Asturias, where you can take impressive routes through the Picos de Europa National Park, get to know idyllic spots like the Lakes of Covadonga and try its famous cuisine. In cities like Gijón and Oviedo, as well as in rural areas like Somiedo, you'll find different shared offices for coworking with high-speed Wi-Fi, turn-key labs with integrated offices, meeting rooms, etc. There are several technological communities, financing for start-ups and business and accommodation models.More information: https://www.safeworkparadise.es/es/

  • From left to right: girls in Madrid and Barcelona using their work devices

    Madrid and Barcelona

    These are the biggest cities in Spain and another good option if you would like a change of scene without missing out on exhibitions, festivals and events of all kinds, as well as having a wide range of shops and restaurants within easy reach. In both Madrid and Barcelona, you'll find different hotels that provide their customers with work spaces with a view, high-energy breakfasts, premium Wi-Fi connections, bottomless coffee, meeting rooms, access to hotel activities, and more.At the links below, you'll find all the different options for coworking spaces available, as well as evening activities that may interest you. More information: https://www.barcelonaturisme.com/wv3/es/page/3165/workation.html https://www.esmadrid.com/teletrabajo-madrid