The islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife contain the largest number of coliving spaces in the archipelago of the Canary Islands, with over half of those that currently exist on the islands. A new accommodation modality which arose as a result of the increase in remote workers that has taken place in the archipelago over recent years, and an extension of the now-familiar coworking spaces.
A new accommodation modality
Coliving spaces are a relatively recent form of accommodation in the Canary Islands. They are shared residences where remote workers not only find a space that is prepared for remote working, but also a place where they can cohabit with other remote professionals. A basic option for exchanging professional and life experiences and a way of enriching their stay on the islands.
At present, one can find over 20 coliving spaces in the archipelago, distributed among 5 of the 8 islands. The vast majority of them are located in the two islands with the largest populations, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
Coliving spaces on Tenerife
The island of Tenerife has undergone progressive growth in recent years in terms of the community of remote workers who decide to spend some time here. Aware of the needs of this new type of traveller, the island has increased its network of coworking space and coliving spaces, where those who live in them can both work remotely and lodge. Currently Tenerife has numerous shared accommodation options distributed among three main regions: the north, the south and the metropolitan area. We highlight a few of them below:
Nine Coliving is a coworking and coliving space located in the La Orotava area (in the north of Tenerife). The main services it offers include high-speed Internet, single or shared rooms for up to four people and recreational activities (such as yoga lessons or barbecues) in order to foster a sense of community.
Amarilla Coliving is a shared space located in the Costa Adeje area, in the south of Tenerife. This coliving space offers its guests the chance to choose between private accommodation or villas which they can share with other members. It also has a coworking space with an additional discount for residents.
Coliving spaces on Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is currently a preeminent destination for remote workers. One of the most important locations in Europe, according to the prestigious travel guide Lonely Planet, which proposes Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as one of the most complete urban destinations hosting remote workers.
Its cosmopolitan atmosphere and ample digital connectivity combined with its ¨extensive range of commercial and leisure options¨, have consolidated it as a favourite place for remote professionals from all over the world. Moreover, every year Gran Canaria is the venue for the Repeople Conference (previously Nomad City), the most important event held on the islands in relation to remote workers and digital nomadism.
But aside from the climate, the broad-reaching connectivity or the events related to the sector, remote workers choose Gran Canaria because of the wide availability of coworking spaces the island offers them.
The Mansión is a coliving space located in the city centre with seven independent en suite rooms. The multiple services it offers its residents include weekly cleaning, unlimited coffee or free access to its coworking space, located ten minutes away from the accommodation.
Cooliving is a shared space where guests can choose between independent rooms or apartments they share with other residents.
Located in the city centre, this coliving space also has a spacious terrace where remote workers can socialize or work outdoors.
Coliving spaces are so much more than mere accommodation for remote workers. They are a place in which to share professional and life experiences that enrich their stay on the islands, and they enable them to make closer contact with the places they travel to, offering them new opportunities. That home from home that accompanies them when they are away, making them feel like “a regular Canarian”.