We look at three fantastic locations to live and work as a digital nomad in Portugal.
Are you a remote worker looking for a change of scene?
Since many of us can do our jobs digitally, there’s been a rise in the number of workers choosing to work overseas.
Currently, Portugal has two routes to take to work remotely there.
- Residency visa. This allows you to stay in Portugal for an initial four months, but once you enter the country, you can apply for a two-year residency permit.
- Temporary stay visa. This allows you to stay in Portugal for up to twelve months. You can extend this visa up to four times. But it isn’t a path to residency.
To obtain this visa, you’ll need to have a monthly salary of over €3,040. Plus, you’ll need a contract for remote or freelance work. You must have arranged accommodation. This visa is aimed at non-EU citizens.
And here’s where you might want to consider working remotely from.
It is an obvious choice, but the vibrant capital has a growing status as one of the top tech hubs of Europe, making it already a hit with remote workers. Plus, the city benefits from an abundance of co-working spaces and a fantastic public transport system, should you want to pop from one to another during the day. Alternatively, if you just want to sit and sip a delicious coffee in-between email, there are plenty of lovely cafes to do just that.
If, on the weekends, you want a break from the bustle of the city, you can head to the seaside town of Cascais (a forty-minute car ride away).
The laid-back city of Faro, in the Algarve region, offers a different pace of life. Known for its stunning beaches, historic old town and beautiful marina, Faro provides a tranquil environment for digital nomads.
The city has a range of coworking spaces with high-speed internet and an international airport that makes travel to other European destinations easy. The cost of living in Faro is lower than in Lisbon, allowing for a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank.
Where better to be inspired than a city with such a long history of learning and culture? If you’re looking for a city that blends tradition with innovation, Coimbra is the place to be. A city in west-central Portugal, it is home to the country’s oldest university, a World Heritage site. But the University of Coimbra hasn’t just become a historical monument, its still operational, which gives the city a youthful atmosphere. It is a lovely city to explore on foot: from the riverfront to the botanical gardens to 19th century cathedrals. Plus, it is more budget-friendly than both Lisbon and Faro. Property is also more affordable.
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