Digital Nomad Hotspots in Europe Not to be Missed


The historic island of Malta, situated off the coast of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea, is becoming increasingly popular as a remote work destination.

The island has changed hands many times over the course of centuries and is now an independent republic which declared independence from Britain in 1964.

There are still some British influences, with English being widely spoken as one of the official languages, UK plugs not needing adapters and driving on the left side of the road.

The island is known for its beautiful azure waters and the stunning city of Valletta, a UNESCO world heritage site. Malta is also known for its business-friendly tax regime. Businesses pay 35% corporation tax, which can be used to offset individual income tax on dividends for shareholders. 

Many entrepreneurship conferences are held in Malta, a popular place for startups and innovators. There are many great business opportunities there if you are in a position to invest. 

In addition to being business-friendly, Malta has an excellent climate for most of the year, though it gets colder in the winter than in the Canary Islands, with lows of 11 degrees Celcius and highs of 17 degrees Celcius.

It would be remiss not to mention that Evolve Coliving is based in a 15-bedroom mansion in San Gwann in Malta.

If you are interested in learning more about the accommodation and the sense of community that we help foster, please take the time to explore the site and get in touch if you need further information.

Bansko, Blugaria

This village ski resort nestled in the Pirin mountains seems an unlikely place to have become a digital nomad hotspot. Nevertheless, it is home to the Bansko Nomad Fest, which runs annually and attracts attendees worldwide.

Its popularity stems from the actions of a couple of entrepreneurs who decided to open coworking spaces there. Word of mouth spread among the remote working community, and the rest, as they say, is history. More coworking spaces sprang up to meet the increased demand and it has now become a hotspot for people who can do their work remotely.

Bansko and its environs are an area of outstanding natural beauty, with hikes and activities in nature being particular favourite pastimes with those who gravitate there. In Summer, the weather can reach highs of 30 degrees Celcius, so be sure to pack your sunscreen.

It is undoubtedly true that Bansko is helped by the fact that the ski resort is off-season in summer, and therefore, accommodation prices are extremely good. At the time of writing, getting a room in a fully-equipped four-star hotel for around £400 for an entire month is still possible. Bulgaria generally has low accommodation costs, and Bansko, in the off-season, offers some real gems for a fraction of the cost you might pay elsewhere.


Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal is a very popular destination for digital nomads, and it isn’t hard to see why. The scenery and the climate are two of the big draws.

Living somewhere with a temperate climate is something that many remote workers aspire to, and Portugal delivers on this front. There are several popular places in Portugal where digital nomads are concerned, and they provide very different experiences, so we have concentrated on two of them. 


Lisbon, Portugal

The stunning capital city of Lisbon, with its vibrantly coloured buildings and architecture, is a must-see.

Whether you are looking to experience gastronomic delights or to explore old neighbourhoods seemingly untouched by time, then you have come to the right place.

Trams still navigate the steep city streets, and there are stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean everywhere you look.

Madeira, Portugal

For those seeking island life but not wanting to venture as far as the Canaries, Madeira can be a charming choice. Its capital Funchal has beautiful, scenic gardens at the top, and the Monte Toboggan Sledge ride down through the city streets is exhilarating and terrifying in equal measure.

It really is something that must be experienced once to be believed. Being propelled down the main roads in an oversized wicker basket is not for the faint of heart. 

In contrast to Malta and the Canary Islands, Madeira is lush and green and does have a higher rainfall but still has a very nice, temperate climate that is ideal for many remote workers. Madeira is also home to the Nomad Island Fest, which draws many back there year after year.

The Canary Islands

Although they are situated off the coast of Africa, the Canary Islands belong to Spain and are part of the EU, hence their inclusion in this article. Because of their fortunate location, the year-round climate there is one of the best in the world, earning them the nickname “The Islands of Eternal Spring”.

There are several different islands to choose from. One of the most popular is Gran Canaria, with its capital city of Las Palmas being particularly known amongst the digital nomad community. 

Las Palmas is a beachfront city and has the beautiful yellow sand of Las Canteras beach, which stretches for 3 kilometres of its length. There is a beachfront walkway with many excellent cafes and places to work from with a laptop. Further inland, there are beautiful historic buildings, particularly in the older part of the city called Vegueta. 

There are coworking spaces dotted throughout the city, and there are several options for those who want to have a coliving experience. There are also many apartments to rent, though the prices have risen sharply in recent years due to the increase in the popularity of remote working.    

The weather is better in the Southern part of Gran Canaria, though if you are looking for accommodation, you will be in competition with regular holidaymakers and therefore prices will be higher still.

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