Digital Nomad Destinations – Tenerife, Canary Islands

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When it comes to warm destinations, there seems to be a great number of options but Tenerife certainly stands out from the rest. Read on to find why we love this island so much!

Tenerife is located in the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Africa, and it’s part of the Canary Islands, an archipelago owned by Spain. Being one of the few places that remained opened during COVID the Island has gained a lot of popularity among digital nomads. 

Tenerife is the biggest of the Canary Islands, with almost 1 million inhabitants and 5 million tourists per year which makes it an exciting and vibrant place to live with ideal weather almost all year round. There is a good reason why the place is called “The Island of the Eternal Spring”, a well-deserved title given that it doesn’t colder than 13 °C in the winter or hotter than 28 °C in the summer. 

Many nomads currently call this place home and their reviews are very positive. The weather, friendly people, easy-going lifestyle, and the nomad community are some of the pros usually mentioned, but there are also cons to living here which we should mention. 

Let’s take out our balance and compare the pros and cons of living in Tenerife as a digital nomad.

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Pros and Cons 

Pros

  • The Weather. There’s no doubt, Tenerife has one of the best climates. I mean, 320 sunny days in the year are guaranteed!
  • The location. The island is well-served with two airports which makes it easy to travel to other places. 
  • The language. Even if it’s not on your to-do list to learn Spanish (you should give it a chance though) you won’t find any trouble finding English-speakers due to the big tourism industry. 
  • Great internet connection. This is always a top priority and you can be sure that you’ll find fast WiFi in almost all cafes and hotels. Even some beaches have free WiFi hotspots!
  • Low taxes = low costs. The government introduced a very low tax on goods, which reduces the general cost of living. 
  • Nature doesn’t fall short. Hiking, volcanoes, wonderful beaches, national parks. Tenerife definitely has everything -and more- that a nature lover needs. 

Cons

It wasn’t easy to find many cons of living in Tenerife, but here are some things you should keep in mind before moving there:

  • Hospitals aren’t that great. If you’re someone who needs regular hospital attention or in case of any serious emergency, it might be good to keep in mind that there are other cities where the health services are more advanced. 
  • The tourists. The island received many tourists every year but it has enough space so that it doesn’t feel as crowded as in other tourist destinations.
  • The paperwork. A relaxed lifestyle often leads to slow processes and long waiting times. 
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Best places to work from in Tenerife 

Suka Fruit 

A very nice cafe with two locations so you can choose the one that suits you the most. They offer a large variety of fresh juices and snacks as well a fast WiFi and a friendly atmosphere. 

You can check their Instagram account here. 

Pistachios Coffee Brunch 

Enjoy the nice weather and sit outside. This place offers a wide sugar-free menu with a great atmosphere and fast WiFi 

You can check their website here.

Sheraton La Caleta

This is a great option if you’re looking for a coworking space. Here you can access the VIP area with breakfast and comfortable facilities for as little as 15 EUR per day. 

For more information and reservation, email them to lacaleta@sheraton.com  

Coworking Nomad, Santa Cruz 

A more traditional coworking space with a monthly fee and a great nomad community. You can take a free trial day and check if you like it. 

You contact them by email – info@coworkingnomad.com. 

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Finding a job in Tenerife  

Finding a job in Prague if you don’t speak the language it’s a challenge. We recommend finding a remote job before moving there and then applying for a tourist visa.

Can’t find a remote job?

Make sure to check out our jobs sections to find more than 3,000+ currently opened job positions. We know how important is to find a flexible remote job so you can work location-free and enjoy Prague at its best. 

How does it work?

Think about Distant Crew as a dating app but for companies and employees. Just like in the app, getting a match is completely free, and even if you can’t find a job you’ll still get an interview to get hired as soon as a position will open! 

You can find everything you need to know here.

We wish you a very happy digital nomad life. See you in Tenerife! 

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