If you are looking for the best place for remote workers in Europe, then this guide is made for you!
What it the best place for remote working in Europe? Best place for Digital Nomads in Europe? What is the best island for remote workers in the Canary?
If you are looking for the best place for remote workers in Europe, then this guide is made for you! Since the COVID pandemic, the Canary Islands have become one of the main European hub for digital nomads. You can check our article: 8 reasons for remote working in the Canary Islands in case you need convincing. However, in the article below, we will help you choose the best Canary Island for remote working. To do so, we present a comparison of what we think are the 4 best places for digital nomads in the Canary Islands. Moreover, we will do a specific focus on Fuerteventura for digital Nomads. Indeed, we think that Fuerteventura is the best place for remote working in Europe.
Now that you have taken the decision to cowork in the Canary Islands this winter, it is time to decide which canary island is the best for digital nomads?
There are 7 main islands in the canaries. In this guide for digital nomads in the Canary Islands we will be presenting 4 of them: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, and Gran Canaria.
Las Palmas, in the island of Gran Canaria, is the capital of the province. In short, Las Palmas is a beautiful and vibrant city built along the beach of Las Canteras. It is a paradise for remote workers who want to live in a city by the ocean. Consequently, you will be able to: go to the beach on foot, network with digital nomads and enjoy a great deal of places to go out at night. In addition to that, the island is pretty small and great for hiking. El Pico de Las Nieves, the main volcano, culminates at almost 2000m! Moreover, Las Canteras Beach is also great for beginner surfers and you can go to the beach on foot to learn or improve surfing in Gran Canaria.
To finish with, there are many dedicated coworking spaces in Gran Canaria. which make it a hub fo digital nomads. As a result, the island is home to an important digital nomad community. Don’t hesitate to ask for more information on the Facebook group: Gran Canaria Digital Nomads & remote workers
Lanzarote is the most volcanic and raw island of the lot; as a result, it hosts beautiful landscapes and incredible beaches such as Famara. Most digital nomads stay in Famara and Costa Teguise, even though internet speed and coverage is unreliable in these locations.
On the one hand, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise are the most touristic areas with many retirees and expats. On the other, the north and west coast of the island, are more quiet but also wilder and more authentic. All in all, the island is great for surfing, hiking, cycling, trail running, scuba diving and many other activities.
Most coworking spaces in Lanzarote are located in Arrecife even though there are a lot less common than in Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Fuerteventura. However, you can always rent a apartment with wifi and make it your coworking space during your stay. To sum up, in our opinion, Lanzarote is the most beautiful of the 4 islands, but is more appropriate for a one or two-week getaway than it is for establishing a reliable place to work from.
To begin with, Tenerife is the most famous, the biggest and the most touristic island of the Canaries. Its volcano, Teide, is the highest mountain in Spain, culminating at almost 4000 meters.
Moreover, the island is beautiful, but the urban landscape kills the natural beauty in the main tourist spots. Indeed, luxury resorts and the abundance of foreign retirees can give the sentiments of living in an amusement park.
Other than that, there are a lot of options for coworking in Tenerife, as well as a large digital nomads community. However, the Facebook group Tenerife Remote Workers and Digital Nomads, is probably the best way to find up to date information.
Of course, we are going to defend our island, but in our eyes it is the best place for digital nomads in the Canary Islands. That is to say, Fuerteventura is without doubts, the new hotspot for digital nomads in the Canary Islands. So, let us convince you why Surfescape decided to settle on this piece of paradise. Indeed, we think that Fuerteventura is the best island for digital nomads in the Canary and we have made it our home.
Fuerteventura is beautiful, and has the wildest and most magnificent beaches. In addition to that, it hosts incredible volcanos, unique deserts, sand dunes, and an overall feeling of wilderness.
It’s not called the Hawaii of Europe without reason, in other words, the surf spots in Fuerteventura are really diverse and adapted to all levels. The North of the island is the best for surfing and consequently you should stay in the towns of Larajes, Corralejo or Cotillo. Therefore, get ready to hit the dirt roads and discover all of the northern surf spots. In addition to that, you can even surf the longest wave in Europe, a short 10 min boat ride to the Isla de Lobos.
To finish with, don’t hesitate to check our Fuerteventura Surf Spots Guide for more detailed information about the surf spots in Fuerteventura.
There are dozens of kite spots in Fuerteventura, in summer you are almost guaranteed to have wind every day and the winter promises some stormy days and big swells. The kitesurf spots of Flag Beach, El Cotillo, Sotavento and Majanicho are famous and recognized by kite surfers around the world.
The North of the island has a vibrant and chill atmosphere. There is an important digital nomads community so it is a great opportunity for networking and meeting people through surfing and going out. Corralejo is best for going out, Lajares is closest to the best surf spots, has an artier vibe and feels more rural, whilst Cotillo has the best sunsets and is an authentic fisherman’s village.
There are many places for digital nomads in Fuerteventura depending on what you are looking for. When working from Surfescape, we offer you 80 Mbps Wi-Fi and a dedicated coworking spaces. In addition to that, we have a café and restaurant with a healthy and energetic menu. But as we are also a coliving in Fuerteventura, we offer accommodation services along with many activities such as surfing, kite surfing and yoga classes. You can book these during your stay with us or even as an outside guest.