If you’ve ever been wanting to move to Spain as a digital nomad, this is your sign! Who doesn’t want to live in Spain? Spain is a very popular location for digital nomads and remote workers and that’s no coincidence! But where in Spain should you locate yourself? That’s the real question…

Well, in this post we’re going to cover some of the more popular hub spots for where to live in Spain as a digital nomad so you can figure out where to go first or even where to base yourself. We’ll even include a local Facebook group, a housing option, as well as a co-working space for each location for you to make your decision easier.

Let’s get to it!

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Where to Live in Spain as a Digital Nomad

Puerto de la Cruz Tenerife

Views of Puerto de la Cruz in Spain in Tenerife.

Puerto de la Cruz is a popular hot spot for digital nomads in Tenerife! The city is surrounded by a beautiful coast line and it has lots to offer. One of our favourite activities in Puerto is going on coastal walks such as the Rambla de Castro Coastal Trail. This northern city also has lots of affordable restaurants and cafés as well as plenty of apartments available for rent which makes it quite affortable.

Puerto de la Cruz isn’t that big of a city but big enough that there’s a community and thing to do all the time. Plus it’s super easy to rent a car on the island for fairly cheap and cruise around. It’s super easy to get around by renting a car from the city centre or by just hopping on public transport. Public transport is quite cheap and most busses leave quite often.

There’s a great digital nomad community in Puerto and the city has a bunch of co-working places, our favourite one being Coworking in the Sun. There’s also a great Facebook group (Tenerife Remote Workers & Digital Nomads) for the entire island where people post upcoming activities and events as well as search for accommodation around the island.

If you’re wanting to have your accommodation sorted before you go, you might want to check out Coral Teide Mar & Live Puerto Valle Luz. You can also check out Airbnb or Flatio and search for stays that are LONGER than 1 month. By staying for in one place for a month or longer you can usually gets you a great discount (up to 50% off).

Summary of living in Puerto de la Cruz Tenerife as a digital nomad:


By Mal from Raw Mal Roams

Amazing view of a lake in Madrid.

The capital city of Spain – Madrid, is an excellent place to live as a digital nomad. Madrid is not only one of the most beautiful cities in Europe but also has a wide choice of facilities such as coworking and cohabiting and a great nightlife. The city never sleeps, and if you’re a solo traveller, you will make friends easily. 

There are plenty of amazing things to do in Madrid, and living in the city can be super exciting. From seeing a local football match, rollerblading in Parque Retiro, to sipping sangria by the Manzanares River. Although Madrid is nowhere near the coast, a weekend trip to Alicante, a 4-hour trip, is entirely doable!

If you like working from co-working spaces, you’ll love Madrid with its ample selection! Try The Shed Coworking, located a few minutes walk from the iconic Perque de El Retiro. The rooms have comfy seats and natural light. There is an onsite kitchen, and the packages start from €50 and are ranging from an allocated space to flexible seating. The co-working space is also open 24/7, and it’s close to a good selection of restaurants. 

Check out Expats in Madrid Facebook Group for local tips and advise. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Madrid, Malasana is a fantastic neighbourhood! Try Urban Campus Co-living situated in the heart of Malasana or Hostal Adis for a shorter stay. Keep in mind that if you stay for longer (30 days or more) it makes the cost of living in Madrid a lot cheaper since you can request discounts on long-term stays.

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By Paulina from Visit Southern Spain

Tarifa is located in the southernmost part of Spain. It is the location where the Atlantic and Mediterranean meet. That is why this place has a different climate and culture as compared to the rest of Andalusia. It is a small historic town which is located just 14 km from the Strait Of Gibraltar.

The place has gained popularity in recent years. The majority of travelers enjoy Tarifa because it is a major kitesurfing destination in Europe.

The charming old town in Spain has a unique environment offering the most beautiful landscapes and beaches. Travelers can easily reach there by taking a flight to Malaga and then drive an hour and a half to get to Tarifa.

For digital nomads looking for a euphoric destination in Spain, Tarifa makes an ideal choice. There is an array of things to do in Tarifa and places to discover including the Castle of Tarifa, Baelo Claudia, Church San Mateo, and more.

Digital nomads in Tarifa can find different coworking spaces to work with a view. Some top-rated and people’s favorite workspaces include La Cocotera and Eat Code Kite Repeat. These coworking spaces cater to nomads looking for a relaxed environment. Some even host weekly events for workers. Travelers can join Tarifa Community Noticeboard FB group for regular information regarding events, parties and more.

The city serves travelers with fantastic views along with comfortable stays. Some of the best hotels for a great stay are Rebels Tarifa Hostel & Kite School and Hotel Copacabana Tarifa Beach.

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By Haley from Haley Blackall Travel

Beautiful church in Barcelona Spain

Barcelona, located on the northwest coastline of Spain, is a vibrant and exciting digital nomad city. Boasting its own Catalan culture, Barcelona is full of amazing food, neighbourhoods, attractions and nightlife. The city even features a long beautiful stretch of golden sand on the Mediterranean ocean, making it a great spot for water lovers and beach layers, who need a break from their laptops.

Living amongst famous sites like the La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, other Gaudi designs and the lively La Ramba walkway, means there are endless things to do. Explore the historic alleyways of the Gothic Quarter, peruse the many tapas bars in the quiet, more authentic neighbourhood of Gracia, or climb Mont Juic for epic views of the whole city.

For everyday working purposes, find yourself in La Vaca Co-working. This former dairy shop is one of Barcelona’s trendiest spaces. Stay at this antique renovated house in the Eixample neighbourhood, featuring private bedrooms, and the option for shared or private bathrooms. Nightly dinner and drinks are very common here, and finding friends comes easily. But, if you don’t find your social soulmate, try the Barcelona Digital Nomad Facebook Group

Barcelona also happens to enjoy the fastest internet speeds in the country at 87 Mbps.

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By Paulina from Paulina On The Road

Malaga is situated along the fresh coastline of Costa del Sol. The port city has an embellished Andalusian lifestyle and is most popularly known for artist Pablo Picasso. Malaga is a place of history and beaches. It is also popular for the best Spanish wines. Travellers love the city because it offers a combination of art, culture, and history.

Art lovers can relish museums, and art galleries, while for digital nomads, the city has beautiful landscapes to fall in love with.

If you are looking to explore Malaga, there are certain places that you must visit. They include dining and shopping at Muelle Uno, chapel of Muelle Uno, La Farola, Cathedral De La Encarnación de Málaga and more. You can also do many day trips, for example to Fuengirola in Costa del Sol. To know more, you can join FB group named Information Group in the Malaga & Costa del Sol areas of Spain.

There are certain coworking spaces for digital nomads where they can work and enjoy scenic views of Malaga at once. One of the best coworking spaces is Innovation Campus- Malaga Centro. It also offers co-living and relocation assistance for people shifting to the city. You can also consider other co-working places like The Living Room and Grow Working in the city.

Along with attractive coworking spaces, Malaga also offers comfortable stays. Travelers can choose to stay in hotels, Airbnbs, or co-livings like Innovation Campus while living in Malaga. Travelers looking to live in a hotel can go for Ilunion Malaga or Barcelo Malaga. Malaga Center Apartment with parking is another good option in the city.

Summary of living in Madrid as a digital nomad:


By Martina from PlacesofJuma

Beautiful city view of Benidorm in Spain.

A really cool city, which is just perfect for digital nomads is definitely Benidorm in Spain! Although crowded in the summer, this city is a real hidden gem in Spain, especially in the winter months (from October to April). At this time, there is not much going on in terms of tourism, but the temperatures are still pleasant and the atmosphere is relaxed. Also, the prices for apartments drop enormously at this time, so living in Benidorm can get really cheap. Like the Apartamentos María Cristina Beach – directly on the beach with an amazing view!

Another advantage is also the location since it is located on the beautiful Costa Blanca with connection to the high-speed train AVE. It is also located near the international airport Alicante-Elche which allows you fabulous travel possibilities.

Benidorm is also known as the Manhattan of Spain because in this coastal city numerous skyscrapers rise along the 7 kilometer long coast. However, the adjacent Sierra Helada nature park is also really beautiful, protecting the city from bad weather, ensuring a good climate and inviting you to go on fantastic hikes in the countryside.

During the day you can meet digital nomads in one of the many lovely cafés and cool coworking places like the Coworking TouristLab, in the evening there are numerous possibilities to go out, having delicious food or party.

Summary of living in Benidorm as a digital nomad:


By Dan from Urban Abroad

Beautiful view of Alhambra Granada in Spain.
Photo by Dimitry B

Granada is a city with a sizeable list of tourist attractions for all types of visitors and with historic neighborhoods dotted around such as El Albaicín, the city by in large retains its authentic medieval layout. When it comes to being a digital nomad on the lookout for extended stay opportunities and like-minded people, what should you look out for?

Firstly, if you prefer to work in a coworking space you have The Gran Via Coworking which was one of my favorites which offers plenty of room for laptops and spaces for private meetings etc. Not to mention the panoramic views of the city of Granada from the office that reaches over to the Alhambra.

One thing I love about the city is the history and although you may have to walk uphill to see some of the city’s best attractions, it’s fairly easy to get around otherwise. You can also find some of the most elaborate vegetarian tapas dishes in Spain here as well as other quirky vegan food at places like the Hicuri Vegan restaurant.

When considering the average cost of living in Spain I found using Airbnb to be the best option for Granada as the prices were more reasonable than hotels, especially if sharing. However, places like the Oripando Hostel offer some deals for digital nomads with its dedicated workspaces and access to common areas for those on a tighter budget while living in Granada.

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Gorgeous views of a beautiful house  Tenerife, Spain.

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There you have it! 7 amazing digital nomad destinations to live in Spain as a digital nomad, remote worker, or someone just relocating.

This digital nomad lifestyle really amazes us and we love exploring new places and meeting new people. It’s so cool how you can just pack up your laptop, your passport, and your suitcase and then move to Spain and live your dream life.

Let us know in the comments which one of these locations you found to be most exciting, and if you’ve already been living in any of them!

Have fun!

Dom & Jo
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