Why These 4 European Cities Are My Favorite Digital Nomad Destinations
I’ve worked remotely as a digital nomad in many countries across Europe, but the following 4 destinations have been my favorites.
These cities are perfect for digital nomads and remote workers who are looking for a place to base themselves for a few weeks to a few months (or longer.)
All of these digital nomad hotspots offer an affordable cost of living and digital nomad-friendly services (like speedy WiFi and plenty of cafes, coffee shops, and co-working spaces where you can work on your laptop.) They’re also vibrant destinations with lots of things to do.
Here are my top picks for the best digital nomad destinations in Europe:
1. Seville, Spain
My favorite digital nomad destination in Europe is Seville. Spain’s fourth-largest city, Seville is located in the southern region of Andalusia and famous for its traditions like flamenco and bullfighting.
Seville is more affordable than cities like Barcelona and Madrid — and in my opinion, more beautiful and fun! It’s a laidback city that really comes alive at night. It’s not uncommon to go out to dinner as late as 10 or 11 p.m. in Seville.
Spain now offers a digital nomad visa, so you can live and work in Seville for up to a year as long as you earn at least €2,160 per month.
Tip: Seville is best visited from October through May. During the summer, it’s unbearably hot (regularly over 100° F), but it’s mild during the winter and pleasantly warm in the late fall and early spring.
2. Bucharest, Romania
Bucharest is another one of my favorite digital nomad destinations. Out of all the cities on this list, it’s also the most affordable.
Romania’s capital city is incredibly cool, with an eclectic mix of architecture ranging from spectacular Belle Epoque style to bleak Communist blocs. Bucharest often reminded me of Paris (where I previously lived), but a bit of a grittier version of Paris.
This is a great city for digital nomads and remote workers — interestingly, Romania has some of the fastest WiFi speeds in the world, perfect for those who work online.
Since Romania is not yet part of the Schengen Zone, American travelers can stay in the country for up to 90 days without a visa (and without counting against time spent in other Schengen Zone countries.)
3. Split, Croatia
Another great city for digital nomads in Europe is Split, Croatia. This coastal city is known for its beautiful Old Town and Adriatic Sea beaches.
Croatia is one of the top digital nomad destinations in the world. Although prices have been skyrocketing in Croatia, it’s still more affordable than many countries in Western Europe.
And there are so many amazing things to do in Split. From day trips to stunning Krka National Park to boat rides out to the islands of Hvar and Vis to parties on the beach, you’ll never be bored here. Croatia also has a one-year digital nomad visa with an income requirement of €2,300 per month.
4. Lagos, Portugal
Finally, Lagos is the perfect digital nomad hotspot for beach bums. It’s smaller than all of the other cities on this list, with a population of just 31,000. Located on the southern coast of Portugal in the beautiful Algarve region, Lagos has some of the best beaches in Europe.
It’s growing in popularity as a destination for digital nomads, who are attracted to the laidback lifestyle, amazing beaches, and affordable cost of living.
Portugal is still much cheaper than other countries in Western Europe (including neighboring Spain) and Lagos is especially affordable if you visit during the off-season outside of summer.
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