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5 Andalusian cities to work remotely

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Andalusia is a destination that becoming increasingly popular with digital nomads as a place to live and work for a while. They are attracted by the pleasant climate during most of the year, the links with other European destinations and the rest of the world, the nearby natural attractions, its heritage, culture and gastronomy.

Thanks to all this, as well as the good quality of life and low cost of living compared to other European destinations, Andalusia becomes the perfect place to balance work and leisure, which is what digital nomads, freelancers and entrepreneurs are looking for.

So if you are looking for a city in Andalusia to work remotely from Spain, but you don't know which one to choose, read on to find information that may help you make up your mind. Here you can find out about the special features of some Andalusian cities so that you can make a more informed decision. Welcome to Andalusia!


How about a walk on the beach at sunset to eat some grilled sardine skewers (Grilled sardines) washed down with beer after work? Or taking a dip in the sea at noon and then carrying on with work?

You can do all this and a lot more in Malaga if you choose it as the city ​​to work remotely. Malaga is known as the capital of the Costa del Sol and is visited by more than 3 million people every year to enjoy its famous beaches, the natural light offered by its sunny days, but also the cultural events and gastronomy.

If you are one of those who seeks a busy cultural life, the city has more than 40 museums, among which those of Picasso, Carmen Thyssen Museum, Pompidou Centre, the music museum, the Automobile Museum, the Collection of the Russian Museum, the Malaga Museum and the Wine Museum. There are also cultural centres and the Soho Theatre, led by the famous actor Antonio Banderas.

It also a real treat to walk through the historic centre and visit monuments such as the Citadel of Malaga, the cathedral and the Roman theatre, sit in a café and order a "tinto” (glass of red wine) and a "loca de Malaga” cake, and go on a hiking trip to discover one of the many nearby trekking routes.

As well as all this, Malaga has more and more coworking spaces, business centres to establish your business and tax address, and the Technological Park of Andalusia. It also boasts good transport links to the rest of Europe and the world, as it has one of the two international airports in Andalusia. This makes it the gateway to the region and you can get to many other destinations from the airport, the train station and bus station.

Malaga is definitely one of the best cities to work in Andalusia.

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Do you like sailing or feeling a rush of adrenaline on a jet ski? Are you an amateur or professional golfer? Are you looking for a place to work remotely near the sea, the mountains and with first-rate accommodation, restaurants and housing? Marbella is the place to be.

Marbella is considered to be the most chic town in Andalusia, and it is usually chosen by those who don't want to be far from the cultural life of Malaga, but prefer to be closer to nature and surround themselves with the quintessential luxury of this destination.

Marbella has the sea and the beach at its feet, four marinas, including Puerto Banús, and the possibility of doing various water activities. But it also boasts large green spaces and many golf courses, which is a very popular sport with those who visit the town and its surroundings. Important golf tournaments for amateurs and professionals take place both in Marbella and in other Andalusian towns.

In the afternoon, as the sun goes down, there is nothing better than strolling through its historic quarter, one of the most beautiful and picturesque in Andalusia, with its whitewashed walls, flowerpots, Plaza de Los Naranjos square and cocktail bars.

In the city you will find several luxury developments, first-rate hotels, beach clubs and resorts, as well as a wide variety of places to set up your temporary office.

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Almería is yet another Andalusian coastal city, not as popular with international tourism, but which it is attracting more and more people looking for an alternative to other sun and sand cities, to work remotely from Spain.

It has a rich history, extensive beaches nearby, a beautiful coastal promenade, a citadel, the cathedral, a historic centre to go out for tapas and is very close natural attractions, such as Cabo de Gata Nature Reserve.

More and more coworking spaces are popping up in the city of Almería, and there is a space for accelerating knowledge and innovation – Andalusia Open Future – which is attracting more and more entrepreneurs and startups (and is also in other cities, such as Malaga and Seville).

If you are going to choose Almería, but don't want to be in an urban area like the city, you can opt for Roquetas de Mar, with more than 15 kilometres of beaches and an auditorium where national and international concerts are usually held. There are also coworking spaces there and it is located 21 km from the capital city.

For all these reasons, although Almería is not as well known as Malaga or Marbella, it is also an option for digital nomads and freelancers looking for a relaxed place near the sea and the beach. 

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If you ask the locals why you should choose Granada for remote working, they will probably tell you that it is the best city in Andalusia ​​for tapas. And although food has little to do with work, it is the best excuse to take a break from work any time of the day. In Granada, the tradition of tapas is almost mandatory, so you shouldn't miss Calle Navas and Calle Elvira and the surrounding area, where you can try those tasty morsels.

In addition to gastronomy, you will be able to discover the stunning Alhambra with its history and viewpoints, a street lined with tea shops (known as little Marrakech), the labyrinthine Albaicín neighbourhood, the old Jewish quarter of Realejo, the cave-houses of Sacromonte and the city centre, among other landmarks.

Entrepreneurs, digital nomads and freelancers often look for places to meet other people who are in the same situation. And coworking spaces are perfect for this. Many of these spaces have popped up in recent years, and the largest technological and biotechnological cluster in Andalusia has been established in Granada.

The city of Granada is ideal for settling in the autumn/winter months and for taking advantage of the activities in the snow in Sierra Nevada. During the spring/summer months, the temperature is usually above 30-35° C, but if the heat doesn't bother you, you can also consider it for that time of year.

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Like Granada, the capital of Andalusia is usually extremely hot in the summer, so it is probably best to settle here in a different season. Although, as we said, if you can cope with the heat, Seville is always a good option for living and working.

A cosmopolitan and open city, where everyone is welcome and where there are more and more spaces prepared for digital nomads, such as coworking spaces, cafés with good WiFi connection and meeting spaces. Seville also has an international airport, which makes it another important gateway to the Andalusian community and another hub of connectivity with the rest of Europe and other destinations in the world.

Like any capital, it is a city with a wide range of leisure and cultural options, from theatres and exhibitions to flamenco shows and music festivals. Besides, the Cartuja technology park attracts more and more qualified professionals and its tourist attractions lure people to the city.

You're sure to be amazed by its monuments such as the Giralda, the Torre del Oro tower, the Real Alcázar Palace of Seville, the General Archive of the Indies, the cathedral and the majestic and beautiful Plaza de España square. As well all this, there are more than 30 parks and gardens, long cycle paths and the walk along the Guadalquivir River, which are the perfect excuse to get up from your computer and go out to get a bit of exercise.

Do you already know which Andalusian city you're going to choose? If you can't decide, you can try all of them! Welcome to Andalusia!

5 Andalusian cities to work remotely
Almería, Granada, Málaga, Marbella, Sevilla.