Lonely Planet promotes Las Palmas to digital nomads

by Deborah Cater
Digital nomads Las palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of the Canary Island of Gran Canaria, is one of the most complete urban destinations for digital nomads who want to combine travelling and working, according to Lonely Planet

The prestigious travel guide publisher praises Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as a model city. And it calls the city a pioneer in Spain, even before the current global health pandemic.  

Virtual presentation

On Wednesday, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria hosted the virtual presentation of the ‘Lonely Planet Digital Nomad Guide’. The meeting with 40 participants – digital nomads and media specialised in tourism – was in the form of a digital café. It became clear, thanks to the fantastic facilities and conditions the city offers, that modern ‘teleworkers’ are here to stay. 

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Attractive in many ways to digital nomads

The city’s appeal lies in its fine weather, good air connections and internet access. Add to that outdoor recreation, surfing opportunities, the locals’ open character and cultural offerings. Furthermore, the increasingly enterprising and itinerant locals  have succeeded in incorporating co-working – shared work environments with like-minded entrepreneurs – into the local infrastructure. 

Welcome to Las Palmas 

The guide contains practical suggestions for those who want to combine work and tourism. The digital nomad trend has become an option for many working people, especially nowadays. However, the possibility offered by technology to work from anywhere in the world has made Las Palmas de Gran Canaria a very popular destination. The city was always high in the Nomad List, but in recent years it has gained a lot of experience. The creation of a network of working, social and service facilities welcomes all digital nomads, helping them feel at home.  

Boost in January 2015 

In January 2015, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria received an international boost when the New York Times article ‘A desk in paradise’ talked about the pioneering co-working The Surf Office. This was partly as a result of employees of major digital companies spent time in Las Palmas to combine their profession with surfing. 

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