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Coworking and Community: The Digital Nomad’s Guide to Portimão

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Nestled in the heart of Portugal’s stunning Algarve region, Portimão is becoming an attractive destination for digital nomads seeking affordability, connectivity, and a growing community. While neighbouring Lagos has long been the nomad hotspot, its rising costs have led many to discover the hidden gem that is Portimão. This article explores why Portimão is becoming … Read more

The Digital Nomad’s Guide to Faro

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Faro, the capital city of the Algarve region in Portugal, is an emerging destination for digital nomads. Despite being the economic and administrative centre of the region, Faro has often been overlooked in favour of more popular towns like Lagos, Portimão, and Albufeira, partly due to its easy lack of access to a beach. However, … Read more

9 of the Best Cafes to Work from in Lisbon

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In Lisbon, a city filled with digital nomads and startup owners, finding a great cafe to work from isn’t hard, but it also isn’t always straight forward either. That’s what this article is here for. With so many remote workers and freelancers living in Lisbon, thanks in part to Portugal’s digital nomad visa, Portugal’s capital … Read more

Madeira for Digital Nomads

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While Lisbon has long reigned as the premier destination for digital nomads in Portugal, the idyllic island of Madeira has been quietly but steadily making its mark on the global digital nomad scene. Historically known for its appeal to retirees and cruise ship enthusiasts, Madeira’s recent rise as a digital nomad hotspot is not surprising, … Read more

Is Lisbon Over for Digital Nomads?

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Over the past few months, there have been an increasing number of blog posts, YouTube videos, and comments on social media saying that Lisbon is “over” — especially for digital nomads. Comments from NomadList where users talk about the high cost of rent, attitude from fed-up locals, and quality of housing have even featured on … Read more

The Digital Nomad’s Guide to Costa da Caparica

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Situated a stone’s throw from Portugal’s vibrant capital, Lisbon, Costa da Caparica is growing as a hotspot for digital nomads from across the globe. The allure of its expansive sandy beaches combined with a surfer’s paradise makes it a haven not just for relaxation, but for those seeking an invigorating blend of work and play. … Read more

The Digital Nomad’s Guide to Ericeira

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Renowned for its world-class waves, this quaint seaside town is not only a surfer’s paradise but also offers proximity to the vibrant city of Lisbon, blending the charm of small-town life with the conveniences of a nearby metropolis. Ericeira is one of several digital nomad hotspots in Portugal, including Lisbon, Lagos, and Madeira, and a … Read more

5 Best Ericeira Co-Working Spaces To Work At

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While most people come to Ericeira to surf, sometimes you have to work too, and the town’s many coworking spaces offer more than just a desk and Wi-Fi. They’re a gateway to a vibrant community of like-minded individuals, a haven for digital nomads, freelancers, and even locals seeking a change from their home office. With … Read more

20+ Portuguese Startups to Watch

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Portugal, long celebrated as a retirement and holiday destination, is rapidly emerging as a hotbed for tech innovation. With a blossoming startup ecosystem and increasing global attention, particularly thanks to the annual WebSummit conference, here are some of the top startups that are transforming Portugal into a tech powerhouse. Have an idea for a startup? … Read more

From Toronto to Lisbon – An Interview with Amanda Perkins

After spending her twenties working long hours and travelling the globe, Amanda Perkins opted for a slower pace of life in Lisbon, somewhere she values for its nearby beaches, safety, and vibrant community.  What made you want to move to Lisbon? I initially came to the Algarve for a surf trip back in May 2018. … Read more