Home 9 Immigration 9 The new remote working hotspots in Spain for digital nomads

The new remote working hotspots in Spain for digital nomads

by | Feb 1, 2022 9:10

Image: Getty Images

Spain is set to welcome the digital nomads within the most beautiful cities in the coming months.

“The digital nomad visa will attract and retain international and national talents by helping remote workers and digital nomads set up in Spain,” the Ministry of Economy has said.

Foreign nationals working remotely for non-Spanish enterprises will be able to live in the country without obtaining a complete work visa, thanks to the country’s recent Startup Act.

According to legal authorities, the draft law for the visa must now be sent to parliament, where it will require a majority vote to succeed. This might take till spring.

Once available, the visa is likely to allow people to stay between six and twelve months living and working in Spain without the right to residency, with up to two additional extensions granted if they match government-set requirements.

Since the Brexit transition period ended, the restrictions for staying in Spain have become stricter: Britons are only allowed to stay in Spain for 90 days without a visa in any 180-day period.

If you work as a freelancer, are employed full-time, or earn at least 80% of your income from companies outside of Spain, this could be a fantastic opportunity to live and work in our sunnier European neighbor – at least part-time.

So, which places from Spain will become the most popular vacation spots for digital nomads?


For young professionals looking to hit the road, Spain’s answer to New York has an intuitive draw. It is one of the most interesting cities to live and work in Spain, with a cutting-edge cuisine culture, world-class shopping, beautiful rental apartments, and late-late nightlife. It’s also well connected to the rest of the country, with the snazzy high-speed AVE train taking less than two hours to the beach in Alicante on weekends.


Because of its southerly location and year-round pleasant weather, this rustic, olive-tree-studded region is a favorite. Furthermore, it boasts a plethora of charming fincas (zhushed-up farmhouses) to stay in, either as nomad-friendly guesthouses or as entire private rentals. The beautiful, ancient city center of Seville is an intriguing spot to decamp with your laptop; rental flats start at around £165 per night. But you’d be missing out if you didn’t venture out into the culinary, rustic-luxe countryside – for a rural treat with poolside breaks, try Finca Buenvino near Aracena or Cortijo del Marques near Granada.


Because of its mix of urban entertainment and coastal relaxation, this city is becoming increasingly popular among Millennials. When you close your laptop, a large, sandy beach is edged with restaurants serving cool beers and paella, competing with hipster cafes and bars for the attention of the digital nomad population. It’s also less expensive to live in than Madrid or Barcelona, and it offers the most variety in terms of recreational opportunities, whether it’s in the city’s various green spaces or on the beaches of Costa Blanca.


Many people will, understandably, be drawn to Spain’s most popular tourist destination. In addition to its chic rental homes and nomad-friendly cafe culture, it is another beach-blessed metropolis with historic tapas cafes and bucket-list landmarks. However, it is more expensive than some other options, and as the cruise business recovers, you may expect a few cruise ships’ worths of passengers to arrive. The multinational population of Catalonia’s capital is a major allure; you’ll meet individuals from all over the world here (great for networking). A vibrant social environment can also help you blend in and learn the language: for a joyful, youthful neighborhood vibe, head to Poblenou or Gracia.

Source: msn.com

Related Posts

Labour exploitation in the UK’s cleaning sector

Labour exploitation in the UK’s cleaning sector

Over the past months, Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX), the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) and the East European Resource Centre (EERC) have been busy running a project to help prevent labour exploitation in the UK’s cleaning...

Demands of easier and faster track to permanent work status in Canada

Demands of easier and faster track to permanent work status in Canada

Quebec immigrant advocacy groups call for more pathways to permanent Canadian residence. Many of those who attended the demonstration are temporary foreign workers, asylum seekers and international students who all want permanent status in Canada but feel there is too...

Changes to immigration policies and processes in New Zealand

Changes to immigration policies and processes in New Zealand

There have been a number of changes announced by Immigration New Zealand around the new employer accreditation and the accredited employer work visa (AEWV). At this point in time, businesses must: - Be a genuine operating business and hold a New Zealand Business...

Acute labour shortages affect food sector in UK

Acute labour shortages affect food sector in UK

MPs have warned that ministers' failure to address labor shortages caused by Brexit and the Covid epidemic could "permanently" reduce the UK's food sector, resulting in price increases. The Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee stated shortages were...

Immigration options for Russian nationals

Immigration options for Russian nationals

A sponsoring entity in the host country is likely required for many of the arrangements. But there are Relocation Options for Russian Nationals Such options include temporary measures such as visa-free entry or the ability to enter as a tourist initially before...

Afghanistan has been designated for Temporary Protected Status

Afghanistan has been designated for Temporary Protected Status

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that Afghanistan has been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Only people who are already living in the United States on March 15, 2022, will be eligible for TPS. “This TPS designation will...