So you’ve finally landed your dream job and are currently contemplating if you prefer sipping margaritas after work on a beach or dune bashing in Dubai? So many options and so many countries to choose from but not to worry, we’ve got a few options up our sleeves, here are the top 10 countries that are recommended for digital nomads based on the cost of living, accessibility for remote working, and so much more.
1. Bali, Indonesia
Klingking Beach, Bali, Indonesia
The famed island of the Gods welcomes visitors all year round, with the perfect tropical weather, affordable dining options, beautiful villas, and co-working cafes. It is a haven for nomads. If you prefer the great outdoors, head down to Ubud or Canggu and sip your tea while overlooking the dreamy rice terraces or you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of Seminyak and Kuta.
Check out trip leader Angel’s co-working trip to Bali
Tip: rent a motorbike and explore the island, but don’t stop there, book a flight ticket to other parts of the country: The Komodo islands, Raja Ampat, Lombok, and Java.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
If the beaches of Brazil don’t lure you to whisk yourself away to this spectacular country then you’re missing out, big time! Munch your way to the city where you can find BBQs everywhere and cold Açai bowls readily available. There is a huge digital nomad community, especially in Rio de Janeiro, Florianopolis, and Jericoaro. Commuting is relatively easy in Brazil. Some cities have great public transportation systems or you can just order an Uber to get around.
Tip: it’s best to visit from December to March to enjoy the warm weather.
If you have ever watched “Crazy Rich Asians” you’d catch a glimpse of Singapore, but it has so much to offer. The uniqueness of Singapore boils down to its rich diversity and blend of cultures. Visit Gardens by the Bay if you want to refresh your mind, shop away in Orchard road, or just casually stroll down to a food court to grab the one and only US$3 Michelin star chicken and rice.
Tip: it’s always fun to learn a new language, so why not learn a bit of Singlish before visiting.
The architecture is said to be a form reminiscent of a lotus flower, Art Science Museum, Singapore
Head down to Mumbai for its spectacular nightlife and if you’re into tech, Bangalore might just be the city for you! It’s considered the “Silicon Valley” of India but all in all Goa is said to be the best state for digital nomads. With numerous festivals and traditions to experience, India is one of the best countries for digital nomads, and not to mention its affordable cost of living and traveling around is easy with its extensive network of transportation.
Tip: it’s important to not wear revealing clothes to temples or other places that have cultural significance.
Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan which he dedicated for his wife Mumtaz Mahal
When people mention Mexico, it seems that it has everything that a digital nomad would need, affordability, great weather throughout the year, and numerous places to check out and explore. This beautiful country offers culture and adventure such as the mesmerizing Yucatán, or the culturally rich Tulum, and exploring the Mayan ruins. There is an array of options to choose from and the pictures you see on the internet do not do this country any justice.
Tip: Most Agaves are grown in Mexico, so you know what that means!
Die de Muertos, a public holiday celebrating the day of the dead.
With a welcoming government, Thailand is a hub for digital nomads. A paradise filled with pristine beaches, decorative Tuk-tuks, peaceful Buddhist temples, it is a well-balanced mixture of affordability in terms of living cost, high-speed internet, and picture-perfect destinations with surrounding islands that are worthy of a front-page magazine cover.
Fancy a guided trip? Our trip leader Christopher has the one for you!
Tip: don’t be afraid to try local delicacies, like a fried scorpion.
Phra Nang Beach, Krabi, Thailand
Portugal is home to Europe’s first digital village which opened back in February 2021, Madeira is the perfect place if you want to soak in the warm weather and enjoy the peace surrounded by nature. Co-working spaces are also available around major cities in Portugal.
Tip: look for co-living spaces, it has become increasingly popular.
Ruínas da Fortaleza de Arrifana, Aljezur, Portugal
Spain is generally a friendly country for digital nomads, one of the places that are a cult favorite there would be Valencia and Seville. These cities are filled with life and modern restaurants, and cool activities. It is also a place where the environment feels right, not too fast-paced, and does not intimidate you. There are also beautiful parks to walk around and bask in the sun.
What better way to experience than with a group, check out trip leader Lisa co-working trip to Spain
Tip: head to La Palmas, Gran Canaria for the perfect weather.
Monestir de Montserrat, Spain
This heavenly island is God sent, you can enjoy beach hopping in the east and enjoy Poste Lafayette and Bras d’Eau where most people go to stargaze at night or simply enjoy the sunset, go up north to Grand Bay Public beach, go down south to St. Felix, unfortunately, swimming is quite dangerous due to the strong currents, and head west to Tamarin for a day of surfing.
Tip: Kite surfing is a must in the months of May – October.
Le Morne, Mauritius
10. Cayman Islands
Named one of the top beach destinations, its natural beauty is a sight to behold. It is also deemed one of the best beach destinations in the Caribbean, there is also a program launched by the Tourism Department called Global Citizen Concierge Program (GCCP) which allows digital nomads to relocate to the Caribbeans for up to 2 years.
Tip: March and June are usually low seasons, expect a decrease in the prices of accommodation during that time.