Digital Nomad Life in Portgual
Portugal has so much to offer digital nomads: year-round sunshine, a low cost of living and a thriving digital nomad community. It really does tick all the boxes!
Cities full of colour and charm, endless beaches, cliffs and caves, world-famous surfing and amazing food. English is widely spoken in Portugal and the Digital Nomad lifestyle is embraced, the locals are friendly and welcoming to people from all over the world.
Co-living for Digital Nomads in Portugal has exploded in the last few years! Working every day alongside experienced and inspiring professionals gives you an opportunity to share skills and bounce ideas off of each other that will help you develop and grow much faster than if you were struggling to figure it all out by yourself.
The Algarve region’s endless beaches, 300 days of sunshine per year, and all the fresh seafood you can eat have been attracting more and more sun-seeking Digital Nomads to this area of Portugal. As soon as you’re finished work, you can walk to the beach and on the weekends explore all that the Algarve Digital Nomad House has to offer right on your doorstep.
Algarve - A new hotspot for Digital Nomads
Algarve’s golden sandy beaches stretch for as far as the eye can see; 200 kilometres of them, making the region the talking point of people all over the world.And there are reasons aplenty. For example: In 2021, 87 of the Algarve’s beaches qualified for a Blue Flag, a European symbol awarded by the Associação Bandeira Azul da Europa and attesting to quality of the water, safety, cleanliness and the diversity of the services on offer; 76 received the Gold Standard award from the conservation organization Quercus – Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza, which distinguishes beach areas with the highest water quality; and 11 were also classed as Zero Pollution, according to the sustainability association ZERO – Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável. And these numbers include 46 accessible beaches.
At the November 2020 edition of the World Travel Awards, the "Oscars of the tourism industry", the Algarve was voted World's Leading Beach Destination for the first time ever. The region also successfully retained the title of Europe's Leading Beach Destination, an award which it had previously won in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.
The Algarve Digital Nomad House of Armação de Pêra is located around 15km to the west of Albufeira. Set in a wide bay you won't be surprised that Armação de Pêra is something of a beach-lovers paradise. Those holidays here are well catered for by the resorts many cafes, bars, restaurants, supermarkets and more than a few ice-cream shops. Bathed in the soft, colorful Mediterranean light, this region's main attractions lie on the many remarkable beaches along its coastline, not to mention its all-out nightlife that rules cities like Albufeira and Lagos.
One of the best spots in Armação de Pêra is the headland of Nossa Senhora da Rocha. About 1km along the coast, past the beaches of Praia dos Tremoços and Praia dos Beijinhos, the jutting cliffs here are home to a medieval fortress and tiny chapel. As with the village the chapel here is set within the fort's walls both of which command spectacular views up and down the coast. Below the headland are beaches to either side - the quiet Praia Nova to the west and the charming little praia da Senhora da Rocha to the east. The headland is also the start of a popular coastal path leading west along this fascinating coastline as far as Praia da Marinha.
In the cobbled streets along the seafront in the old part of the village you will find the 16th century fort (Fortaleza de Armação de Pêra) which was built to defend the town and fishing fleet from the North African pirates. The far western end of the beach is still marked by the presence of the limestone cliffs that characterize the western Algarve. To the east, however, a large, sandy bay opens out, backed by the built-up area of the tourist resort of Armação de Pera and offering beachgoers an array of facilities and services. A pedestrian seafront avenue with gardens, a view of the coastline and a selection of sunny, open-air cafés runs alongside the central section of the beach.