Gran Canaria is currently one of the most attractive locations for remote workers and digital nomads, with a very well-consolidated community of teleworkers that is continuously growing. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of the island, has been named as one of the favourite destinations in Europe by remote workers.
A top destination for remote workers
Its cosmopolitan atmosphere, ample travel connections (Gran Canaria’s international airport connects the island with over 140 European destinations), an extensive network of resources designed for remote workers… and a wide range of cultural and leisure activities have all made the island of Gran Canaria a top destination in the main rankings and guides for teleworkers from all over the world.
Today, Gran Canaria is one big remote community. The main reasons remote workers give for choosing it as their preferred destination are its extraordinary climate, great Internet connection and the widespread availability of coworking and coliving spaces for generating contact networks. And of course, they highlight the openness of the Canarian people and the numerous entertainment possibilities the island offers.
The main places of interest for remote workers on Gran Canaria
Some of the main places for community, leisure and meeting for remote workers on Gran Canaria are:
Coworking and coliving spaces
The island capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is quite the benchmark as regards services designed for remote workers, who can find numerous options for living and teleworking here. The island offers around 30 coworking spaces and several coliving spaces, with a broad range available in terms of both services and prices. Shared spaces have been extremely successful, spreading all over the city and enabling visiting remote workers to combine their workspace with a residence where they can exchange professional and life experiences.
Gran Canaria is deeply involved in the digital nomad segment – so much so, that for 6 years now the island has been the venue for the Repeople Conference event (previously Nomad City), an international conference on remote workers and digital nomads that has brought together over 300 participants from different countries, and 30 global experts in new teleworking trends.
With the aim of accompanying remote workers during their stay on the island, Gran Canaria offers them support and consultancy through different bodies, to help them settle in and inform them about the broad range of services available to them, functioning as a meeting point for remote workers who have relocated to different parts of the island.
PROEXCA: Organisation offering support programmes, assistance and consultancy services for the promotion and internationalisation of companies.
Repople: The organiser of the “Repeople Conference”, this extensive community is trying to design an ecosystem for remote workers on Gran Canaria.
SPEGC: Society of Economic Promotion of Gran Canaria - the entity through which the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, the island’s council, helps promote companies and entrepreneurs on the island by means of different support and consultancy initiatives.
The community of remote workers of Gran Canaria is one of the most consolidated and active ones on the archipelago. Offers of employment, relevant information, leisure and entertainment activities, places of interest for remote workers etc. are regularly published on online channels and social media. Below we highlight the main remote worker community groups on Gran Canaria.
Cafés, bars and restaurants
Because not everything is about work, Gran Canaria has a huge variety of cafés and restaurants where remote workers can go after their working day, or even to telework from these adapted spaces while enjoying a coffee or an aperitif. Here are some of them:
According to the prestigious travel guide publisher Lonely Planet, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of the most complete urban destinations for professionals considering travelling and working at the same time. And in particular the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a city highlighted by this publication as one of the most popular destinations with remote workers from all over Europe.