Accommodation with a fast internet connection? Tick. Nooks and crannies that can be converted into offices? Plenty. A landscape that gives you a new perspective? Yes, and one that makes you more productive.
Lanzarote has everything you need to turn it into the new location of your professional space. Find out why.
Your work tools can be summed up in one line: a laptop, a smartphone, some Air Pods and a diary, possibly with a matching pen. Who needs more?
Whether you are in marketing, IT or consultancy, your business allows you to work from anywhere in the world, as long as you have the right connectivity.
Does this description fit you? Then you are what the media have come to call a “digital nomad” or a “remote worker”.
Laptop nomads travel the world in the course of their professional activity. Two months here, one month there – beach, countryside, exoticism, megalopolis, a bit of everything. They combine their work tasks with periods of holiday, specialise in speedy boarding and in making themselves understood in three languages. Remote workers tend to stay longer in a place they have chosen for its nature, location and quality of life. They shy away from signs written in several languages and like to discover the real essence of their new home.
Since the declaration of the COVID-19 global pandemic, teleworking has become more common and there has been growth in this traveller profile. The island of Lanzarote offers an increasing number of services and infrastructures for people who choose to work remotely from a small and accessible paradise like ours.
Are you considering a change of scenery and moving your office? Read on to find out why Lanzarote should be at the top of your next Google Maps list.
Infrastructure for better work
Let’s start with the basics. We are just over three thousand kilometres from the Spanish mainland: that means that in two hours by plane you can leave behind the stress and/or routine of your everyday location and settle on a subtropical island in the Atlantic Ocean.
You will find coworking spaces with fibre optic broadband and air conditioning, a multitude of cafés with quiet terraces where you can set up your workspace while you rest your eyes gazing at the sea, hotels that will add a plus to your working day (with swimming pool, gym, restaurant, specific work areas) and more and more shared accommodation where a good atmosphere reigns and collaborative activities take place.
Another positive point to take into account is the frequency of air connections with Europe and the proximity of the African continent, which can be reached by plane or ferry if your schedule requires it.
Lanzarote’s 170,000 inhabitants enjoy an excellent public health system, staffed by exceptional professionals, and there are a good number of private medical clinics.
Hello, nature. Goodbye, stress.
A National Park (Timanfaya with its well-known Montañas de Fuego, or Fire Mountains), a marine reserve, a natural park, sites of specific scientific interest, places designated with protected status by UNESCO for their geological importance, natural monuments… Living in Lanzarote means establishing a close relationship with nature.
Declared a Biosphere Reserve in 1992 for the historical symbiosis that its inhabitants have maintained with nature, this island provokes many sensations: astonishment, fascination, instant infatuation, a revolution in the biorhythms of those who inhabit it, especially if they are here for a prolonged period of time.
Get used to the blue sky. To the laughter of the seagulls. The sea. To applying sunscreen before going out to work in the garden. To saying “goodbye, stress”. To stretching with yoga or pilates exercises. To taking a short break from the screen every twenty minutes for the sake of the health of your eyes and your back. Get into the habit of paying attention to your body, and your mind (and your professional results) will thank you for it.
Meet new people and enjoy local experiences
If you type ” digital nomad Lanzarote” on Facebook you will see that there are at least two private groups, created by professionals who have chosen Lanzarote as the base of operations for their work and who in their free time want to get to know the island with all the care and understanding of a local.
We are lucky enough to share the island with people of a hundred different nationalities, and you can see the results when talking to people, listening to music and choosing a restaurant. The island holds a multitude of stories and also a singular memory, rooted in the territory, formed by the population’s resilience and adaptation to the natural environment.
We are the sons and daughters of volcanoes, we have suffered at the hands of pirates, we have battled with drought, we have learned from the local farmers how to observe and sharpen our wits. This translates into a life that combines nautical sports (from surfing to sailing, passing through swimming a few lengths in the sea), art exhibitions, concerts, professional sport, traditional folklore, and a unique architecture that César Manrique taught us how to love and enhance.
Lanzarote is much more than its average temperature of 23ºC. It is the dream come true of many creative people who are looking for peace, accessibility and optimal conditions to develop their work. It is no coincidence that on 23rd September, the Canary Islands will host the sixth edition of the Repeople Conference, the largest teleworking event in Europe.
Do you need to reconnect with yourself and give your work a boost? We have the perfect solution for you – a one-way ticket to Lanzarote.