One of the most important decisions remote workers face when planning their stay on the islands is choosing their accommodation. The broad range on offer in the Canary Islands, comprised of a wide variety of establishments, makes selecting the ideal type of residence quite a challenge for remote workers.
Accommodation in the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands offer remote workers accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, from holiday residences or apartments designed for a quick getaway lasting a few days, for people looking to disconnect from their routine, to shared spaces in urban settings for professionals who want access to all the services and commodities, combined with a full spectrum of leisure and entertainment options.
Aware of the increase in remote workers the islands have seen over recent years (especially during 2020), the different types of accommodation available in the archipelago have adapted their infrastructures with the aim of offering teleworkers all the necessary facilities and services to enable them to live and work conveniently here. Depending on the island they choose, and how long they plan to stay, the Canary Islands offer teleworkers a wide variety of accommodation options, designed for both short stays and longer durations:
- Holiday homes (Airbnb)
- Rural accommodation
- Coliving spaces
- Property rentals
The capitals of each island are generally where the largest number of available accommodation units are concentrated, and they offer greater diversity, too. The islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife also have the most consolidated remote worker communities.
For people visiting the islands for a few days
For remote workers who plan a short stay in the Canary Islands (a few days, one week) the best accommodation option is without a doubt a hotel or holiday rental. This kind of accommodation offers teleworkers the advantage of greater privacy, coupled with the full range of commodities and services, adapted to their needs. A private, safe space with a good Internet connection, where they can concentrate and carry out their work and where they also have additional services, such as room cleaning, maintenance or gastronomy, in a privileged location.
For people visiting the islands for a few weeks
If remote workers plan to stay in the islands for several weeks, ideally they will choose a coliving space or a shared house or apartment. An evolution of the traditional coworking space, where remote workers not only have a suitable workspace, but also a place in which to live, and which offers a series of extremely interesting benefits such as the chance to save money, meet other professionals or share professional and life experiences with them, generating more possibilities of forming a community and networking. The islands are currently home to a wide variety of coliving spaces, located for the most part in the larger towns or population centres.
For people visiting the islands for a longer duration (6 months or more)
Some remote workers decide to spend longer spells of time in the different places they visit, either because they are seeking greater professional stability, or because they are travelling with family, would like to tour the area, or want to become more deeply integrated into the local community, familiarising themselves with the culture and traditions.
For these professionals the option of a traditional rental property will afford them more autonomy and privacy, in a house located in the area that best meets their needs.
There are numerous applications where one can find long-term rentals on the islands. Another way of renting private homes is by contacting the remote worker community groups, where specific offers for this kind of traveller are often published.
Meeting people, discovering unknown places, integrating into the local culture and Canarian traditions, or experiencing new sensations. The Canary Islands offer remote workers the full range of options and accommodation types, adapted to meet their needs, so that the only conundrum they are faced with is choosing the one they like the best.