Finding the perfect spot for your few months stay in Portugal is vital to make sure you will have a great time. Whether you’re looking for a calm place to work, a bustling centre for networking or a place where you can experience beautiful nature that’s just outside your door, Portugal has something for you. Here are just a few places popular with digital nomads in Portugal.
Lisbon is probably the first choice of any digital nomad, and for a good reason. It’s metropolitan, and it’s open to people from all around the world. The cost of living is far below the average for countries like France, Germany, the UK, or even Spain, and it has excellent networking and co-working opportunities.
What’s more, Lisbon has a rampant nightlife and a masterful café scene so that you won’t be starved for people either. Lastly, as the capital of Portugal, the city is well connected with the rest of Europe so that it can be the base for visits to other countries.
The Algarve is situated in the southernmost part of Portugal. It is a hotspot for digital nomads and tourists alike, but that’s because it has so much to offer. Natural reserves and endless rolling beaches next to co-working spaces and a multicultural atmosphere all make up this wonderful part of Portugal.
The region has a high English proficiency, so you’ll get by without learning Portuguese. Just make sure you arrive outside of the tourist season (which is between June and September) to get the best mid-term rental prices.
Porto is another city, and many could be forgiven for thinking that that’s all it is, but Porto has much more to offer. Since it is a home of famous universities, it has a large community of local and international students. As a result, the city is much more open to foreigners.
And it has not gone unnoticed by the digital nomad community, which began gradually warming up to Porto. If you’re thinking of getting some education with your work or you want to be in a place where new and exciting things happen all the time, then head on to Porto.
Though Madeira Island is technically its semi-sovereign island, it is still part of Portugal and is luckily part of our list. Madeira Island is rightfully called “the island of eternal spring” because the temperatures don’t fluctuate to intense heats nor unbearable colds. The island itself is very open to remote workers of all kinds and has even launched a program for them, building dozens of flats for digital nomads and a co-working centre.
Though you won’t get as many chances to network as you would in the Algarve or Lisbon, it is a peaceful place where you can relax after demanding projects and tiring deadlines.