Top 7 destinations for digital nomads this winter

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Our list of the best destinations for digital nomads this winter all offer decent internet connection for your online work, good weather, delicious food, and more. Plus, you’ll be sure to meet other digital nomads to share the experience with at any of these hotspots. And with all Covid-related entry requirements eliminated for all of these destinations, they are much more accessible for 2022.

Digital nomads are always looking for their next destination to visit. Whether in the mountains, on the beach or in an apartment in a bustling global city, the search for the perfect (temporary) home is constant.

Young woman enjoying sitting on deck chair, working on laptop, ocean in background

Madeira, Portugal

If your sights are set on Portugal for winter, know that Madeira is one of the top-rated destinations overall for digital nomads. With a good quality of life, a relatively affordable price, a good community score (ability to meet other nomads) and a fast internet connection, Madeira seems to tick all the right boxes.

Located in the southwest off the coast of Portugal, Madeira is a collection of 4 islands offering nature, culture and much more. While other islands off the mainland, such as the Azores, have their highest rainfall during the months of December and January, Madeira enjoys mild winter temperatures (an average of 65 Fahrenheit isn’t bad!). So start planning your trip now to find a comfortable place to put your laptop and rest and recharge this winter.

mountainous coastline north of Madeira on a sunny day, turquoise mountains and a hiking trail along the coast

Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

Thailand has announced its full opening from October 1, 2022 and travelers are rejoicing. The Land of Smiles was a hotspot for digital nomads for years before the pandemic, and from the looks of it, Thailand will once again be a go-to destination for digital nomads.

Because you all yearn for that island life, head to Koh Pha Ngan, where you’ll find amazing beaches, food and affordable coworking spaces so you can focus while you’re not enjoying the beach or that you don’t go out. a local market to devour more pad thai.

With zero Covid-related entry requirements and the new tourist visa extension initiative by the local government, Thailand looks more attractive than ever.

Beautiful bright tropic landscape, Thailand, Koh Phangan island, the Gulf of Thailand coast, Lila Beach

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen has captured the hearts of many wandering souls. The city offers a great mix of culture, warm climate, and amenities that consistently make it one of the best destinations for digital nomads in winter. It has really grown over the years, lots of vacation homes, condos and even conveniences like dental clinics and modern hospitals have made Playa a great place to stay for a longer term stay.

And with so much to do and see, there are so many ways to meet other travelers and nomads. Suffice it to say, this tropical destination isn’t going away any time soon.

Another plus is that more coworking spaces have recently popped up in Playa del Carmen, catering to the influx of digital nomads. Because it’s such a popular place for digital nomads around the world, start looking for rentals early if you want to visit in December and January and February. For more useful information, here is a guide to everything you need to know before visiting Playa del Carmen.

arches along Playa Del Carmen beach

Puglia, Italy

While Italy is your go-to destination for summer travel, don’t rule it out for an unforgettable, longer-term winter getaway. And an idyllic coastal destination in the Adriatic Sea might just be the perfect place to do it.

The Puglia region in southeastern Italy has recently become a digital nomad destination. Cities like Bari and Salento offer an ideal climate and fewer crowds, so you can relax and enjoy the local vibe while working in a nearby coworking space. Travelers from the US and Canada can currently get 90 days visa-free in the EU, of which Italy is a part, so why not take advantage and live your best life this winter? Three months living along the Italian coast doesn’t sound too shabby, does it?

Trulli street of Alberobello, Puglia, Italy

Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Over the past few years, Canggu has become one of Bali’s major tourist hubs as well as one of Southeast Asia’s top destinations for digital nomads. Nomadlist consistently ranks this surf town as one of the best places for nomads. Visiting Canggu in winter means great weather and lots of other nomads to meet.

Additionally, as Covid-related entry requirements have been removed and a new 6-month digital nomad visa is in place for remote workers, Bali is now more accessible to digital nomads than it used to be. has been for years.

aerial view of travelers relaxing in the shade in Canggu, Bali, palm trees in the foreground.

Costa Rica

Located in the heart of Central America, Costa Rica has been an attractive destination for travelers for decades. The country has also proven to be a popular recluse for remote workers during the pandemic, and the trend continues for this coming winter. Costa Rica was even crowned the top adventure tourism destination for Mexico and Central America for 2022 by the World Travel Awards.

There are so many positives that make Costa Rica an ideal digital nomad destination, including the official new digital nomad visa that was announced last summer. The visa is one of the easiest to apply for; the only catch is that you must prove a monthly income of at least 3,000 USD and have travel insurance for your entire stay. You can see the app here.

Costa Rica, young girl looking at the ocean at sunset, Playa Carmen.

Tenerife, Canary Islands

If you’re looking for a sense of community when you’re on the road, signing up for a coworking or even cohousing space is a great way to start if you’re a digital nomad.

Not only is Tenerife a wonderful place to spend a few weeks during the winter months, but there are also some notable digital nomad co-living spaces on the islands that offer a sense of home and great views.

A co-living space means you can settle in for around a month (it’s also cheaper to book longer term rather than nightly or weekly stays) and get to know your new destination. It’s perfect if you’re a budding digital nomad and want to get a feel for the lifestyle. To start, here is a list of 8 co-living spaces in Tenerife.

Stunning view of Las Teresitas beach with yellow sand in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands.

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