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Why This Beautiful Region In Portugal Is Soaring In Popularity With Digital Nomads  

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Looking for the perfect spot for your next European digital nomad adventure?  

Portugal is a fascinating country that regularly tops lists for being one of Europe’s best digital nomad hotspots.  

According to PortugalResident U.S. attendees at the most recent ‘Living in Portugal’ show were keen to learn more about living in the country, as well as Portugal’s popular digital nomad scheme.  

Woman in a red dress looking at the sea in the Algarve, Portugal

But where do they want to live when they arrive? 

The answer is The Algarve.  

49.9% of show visitors wanted information on this region over all other parts of Portugal.  

Here’s why: 

High Quality Of Life  

Digital nomads traditionally flock to cities, attracted by their abundance of facilities as well as by other digital nomads.  

woman working on laptop lying in hammock at sand beach

But Lisbon and Porto have become saturated with digital nomads in recent years, and unfortunately, this has meant that they are less welcome in the cities than they once were.  

Lisbon was once considered the main hub for digital nomads in Portugal. But this popularity has driven up prices and reduced the amount of affordable housing in the city.

With residents competing with digital nomads for property, many nomads are simply choosing to move elsewhere.  

Instead, those same nomads are hot-footing to the Algarve where they can get a much higher quality of life for a similar budget. Average rent prices in the Algarve are 8.2% lower than in Lisbon right now.  

Benagil beach in Algarve, Portugal.

There are many affordable small villages in the Algarve that are welcoming digital nomads with open arms thanks to the boost that they give to local economies.  

The Algarve is a particularly attractive location for adventurers who want a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and want to spend time on the beach or in the great outdoors.  

Idyllic Beaches And Great Beach Weather  

If you feel happier when you’re relaxing in the sunshine then you’ll love living in the Algarve.

That’s because temperatures in the Algarve are much warmer than in the rest of Portugal.

A combination of hot, dry summers and mild winters make this the perfect spot for beach lovers.  

Aerial View Of Carvoeiro Beach, Algarve, Portugal

And when it comes to beaches, you’ll be spoiled for choice.  

The Algarve is huge. It covers an area of 4,997 km2 (1,929 sq mi), and its coastline is roughly 155 km long. This means that its beaches are incredibly diverse.  

Some of the very best beaches in the area include Praia da Salema in Salema, which is located in the Costa Vincentina Natural Park.

This is an idyllic and authentic Portuguese fishing village, and the beach is fringed by limestone cliffs.

If you enjoy surfing, then you should head to the famous waves of Ericeira, which attract adrenaline junkie locals as well as digital nomads.  

Golden Sand Beach Praia da Rocha In Portimao, A Resort City In The Algarve, Southern Portugal, Southern Europe

For a classic stretch of golden sand, the Blue Flag Beach of Alvor is a great option. This beach spot is popular with families, kite surfers, and easily accessible too.

Lined with cafes and restaurants this is a great place to bring your laptop if you want to work from the beach.  

Excellent Digital Infrastructure 

Boring but essential, a key factor for digital nomads is how good the digital infrastructure is in their chosen location.  

And the Algarve boasts an incredibly robust digital infrastructure as well as a great safety record.  

woman looks down on beautiful coast in algarve portugal

You’ll find reliable high speed internet connections here and the number of shared workspaces specifically for digital nomads is growing steadily.

You’ll also find networking events, workshops, and meetups hosted throughout the region to ensure digital nomads have the chance to meet likeminded world explorers.  

Whether you want to work from the comfort of your own apartment, from a desk in a shared workspace, or even take in the views from a beachfront cafe, digital nomads really are spoiled for choice in the Algarve.  

digital nomad working at beach location

It’s also worth mentioning that the Algarve is considered one of the safest regions in Portugal.

Digital nomads are often cautioned to remain cautious of pickpockets, particularly if they’re exploring the more touristy areas of the region, but outside of this, there are very few safety concerns to consider when living in the Algarve.  

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