The best places in Portugal for digital nomads


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Remote workers from all over the world have flocked to Portugal this year, for good reason. The country offers a warm climate all year round, tasty food and a relatively low cost of living (between $ 1,000 and $ 1,500 / month). Portugal ranks in the top 20 of the countries with the fastest wifi, making it an ideal destination for working online. Residents of the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia can remain visa-free for up to 90 days out of 6 months. And they offer a renewable temporary stay visa for digital workers that lasts up to one year. With all of this good news, the only question left is “Where do you want to stay?” “

Lisbon

The digital nomad hotspot of 2021, Lisbon seems to be at the top of the list this year, and it’s no wonder why. The big city is full of culture, scenery and one of the best nightlife in Portugal. Ultra high speed internet around the city makes it easy to work remotely, and the nomadic community is very welcoming. To stay connected, search for the expat group on Facebook to join one of the weekly meetups.

Best coworking spaces: Heden, Outside, & Work center

Port

Portugal’s second largest city – Porto – is home to a small but growing nomadic community. The small town is located by the beautiful Ribeira River and is lined with Baroque churches. Although Nordic winters can be cold, they are a great excuse to warm up with a glass of the famous port that bears the town’s name.

Best coworking spaces: OPO laboratory & Porto e / s

Braga

If you want to escape the distractions of Lisbon’s nightlife but still want the comforts of city life, Braga is the place to be. North of Porto, the city is full of historic castles and cathedrals. It is a quiet town and an ideal base for adventurers. You can easily take a day trip to the beach, Peneda-Gerês National Park, or cross the Spanish border.

Best coworking spaces: Regus & Braga factory

Madeira

Madeira Island has attracted a lot of attention this year for its “Digital Nomad Village”, the small town of Ponta do Sol. The village claims to foster deeper ties between its tight-knit expatriate community. The breathtaking village faces the blue sea, and if that wasn’t enough, they offer a free co-working space with workshops and fitness classes. The only downside seems to be the fierce competition to find a place in the community, so if you’re interested, better sign up now to join the island-wide Slack community.

Best coworking space: John dos Passos Cultural Center

Aveiro

If you are looking for something truly unique, the sleepy town of Aveiro is worth a visit. Known as the “Portuguese Venice”, it is located on the Ria de Aveiro Lagoon and the city’s canals are filled with colorful Moliceiro boats similar to Venetian gondolas. This city is the perfect place for artists, photographers and influencers with its quirky art nouveau houses and glittering canals.

Best coworking space: Cowork Fusion

Barge

Peniche is a surfer’s paradise, this secluded spot is well known for having some of the best waves in all of Europe. Although the digital nomad community is small, remote workers can come together in the coliving space Surfers Lodge Barge. Even if you don’t know how to surf, the laid back vibe of this surf town is a great reason to stay. And you might just learn a thing or two!

Best coworking space: Largo space

Lagos

One of the newest and popular places for digital nomads, Lagos enjoys an incredible 300 days of sunshine every year. Although this is one of the more expensive places in the Algarve region, the beauty of the town and the beach is well worth the price. You can take a break in a cozy cafe to stroll on the beach or spend a day enjoying water sports and exploring the cliffs and coves.

Best coworking space: Mar d’Estórias

Faro

Capital of the Algarve, Faro is best known for its historic sites and wild nightlife. During the day this hidden gem may seem quiet, but at night the city comes alive. This is a great place to stay if you want a taste of authentic Portuguese life and culture. Mix and mingle with the locals of Praia de Faro – the local beach – and you’re sure to make new friends.

Best coworking space: Alandra Square

Ponta Delgada

On the largest island of the Azores, São Miguel, the town of Ponta Delgada is an urban oasis in the midst of Portuguese wilderness. Surrounded by volcanoes, beaches and hot springs, the city is a great place for nature lovers who want to get away from the mainland. Although the island is full of interesting scenic spots, Ponta Delgada is the most popular with digital nomads due to the accessibility of wifi and co-working spaces.

Best coworking space: A Solmar & Office

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