30 of the World's Best Destinations for Remote Working
Our guide to seeing the world while doing your nine-to-five
Looking for the best places to work remotely? Well, here at Plum Guide, we've got you. As the experts on all things travel, we know exactly what to look for, so you're in safe hands. Sometimes you just need a little inspiration to go for it and take yourself (and the laptop) on an adventure. So without further ado, explore some of the best places to visit for remote working.
1. Berlin, Germany
The German capital tops the European charts for safety, amenities, and cool co-working spaces. The rich nightlife also means you'll never get bored. Berliners are some of the best English speakers, which should help you settle in no time.
2. Warsaw, Poland
We would recommend Warsaw without any hesitation. Low-cost European living is very safe, and most people speak better English than you'd expect. Food-wise, this cosmopolitan city has some of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Europe.
3. Málaga, Spain
Ask any expat here, and they'll tell you it's hard to find negatives. The cost of living is low, and the locals will no doubt make it easy to settle in. Unsurprisingly the weather is excellent - if a beach break is what you're after.
4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
If you're looking to explore on a budget, Kuala Lumpur is as welcoming and affordable as they come. Even a quick visit to the Malaysian capital will have you delighted with just how easy it is to settle in the city.
5. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
While Puerto Vallarta could pose issues if working in a European time zone, it is undoubtedly an excellent choice for those looking to work near the beach. It may be a little more expensive than other destinations in Mexico, but it's definitely worth considering for its natural beauty.
6. Varna, Bulgaria
The Bulgarian city makes for a phenomenal home away from home. With some of the fastest internet in Europe and a low cost of living, it should be high on your list of cities to consider if you're looking to work from abroad.
7. Madeira, Portugal
Madeira is a perfect blend of scenic hills, mesmerising beaches, hiking trails, tasty food and warm-hearted locals. With more than 50 entertaining events per week, co-working spaces aplenty, and a growing community of nomads, Pontasol is perfect for remote workers.
8. Skerries, Ireland
This sleepy town boasts a breathtaking coastline, authentic pubs, cosy cafés, and restaurants to die for. Its rural charms are perfect for escaping your busy urban life. It is only 45 minutes from the centre of Dublin though, if you crave the urban feels at all.
9. Mexico City, Mexico
This metropolis is deceptively affordable for such a cosmopolitan city. Mexico City boasts big parks, an incredible gastronomic scene, and a wide array of beautiful Plum Guide apartments - see, we know exactly how to make your working holiday even more special.
10. Zagreb, Croatia
If you're looking to spend some time in Croatia, head inland to the capital for a taste of Croatian culture. Zagreb has excellent connections, being a point of contact between the Mediterranean and Central Europe. This, in turn, translates to a high standard of living for residents and digital nomads alike.
11. Prague, Czech Republic
The pastel-coloured neighbourhood of Vinohrady is one of the many hip areas attracting remote workers in their hundreds. Summertime is an excellent choice, for its late sunsets, countless hours of daylight, cafes with outdoor seating, and beautiful gardens. Lunch breaks don't get much better than that.
12. Copenhagen, Denmark
The higher cost of living may deter some from visiting the Danish capital, but the quality of life here matches the premium price. Make like a local and travel by bike, dine on fresh produce from the many markets and food halls, and cool off between meetings in the canals.
13. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
We highly recommend the Canary islands for a family-friendly nomad destination. Head here for top-class co-working spaces, a vibrant remote community, and some great childcare options. Who says your working holiday can't include the whole family?
14. Chiang Mai, Thailand
Less crowded than other Thai cities, you'll quickly fall in love with Chiang Mai's charms - discover towering temples, sprawling markets, and lively neighbourhoods. Chiang Mai also happens to be the northern capital of culture, so there's no shortage of entertainment once the laptop is closed.
15. Sao Paolo, Brazil
Brazil's second city is loud, dynamic, diverse, and totally fascinating. Wherever you're visiting from, we're sure the nightlife here can beat it. Being Brazil's financial hub, there's no shortage of office spaces, gyms, and cafes to mix it with the locals.
16. Austin, Texas, USA
Texas is quickly becoming a global tech hub, and one of the best places to work remotely. It's a great place to visit for anyone with a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit. It has excellent cafes to work from, delicious food, and remarkable weather. And on top of all that, there's also a thriving live music and comedy scene - what's not to like?
17. Auckland, New Zealand
Despite its relatively small population (for a global capital), Auckland goes big on excitement, particularly for adrenaline-junkies, as well as those who love exploring the great outdoors. Auckland has a year-round temperate climate, so is an excellent place to get things done at any time of year.
18. Hanoi, Vietnam
The Vietnamese city has a cost of living you simply cannot beat, and a food scene most other cities crave. When working abroad, its important to fuel correctly to power your working hours - so look no further.
19. Lisbon, Portugal
For those of you still wondering where the best places to work remotely really are, Lisbon is a popular answer - the coastal city is full of life, culture, and visual delights. The hills are also excellent exercise (so you won't need a gym membership). It's no surprise that the city is rapidly becoming the European centre of Design and FinTech, and a popular destination for young professionals from around the world.
20. Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv is another truly top place to work remotely. The city blends the best of Europe and the Middle East into something totally unique. With the Mediterranean Sea at your fingertips and great weather all year round, why not head here for a remote working adventure?
21. Alicante, Spain
Paella by the poolside of your wonderful Plum Guide villa on your lunch break sounds dreamy, doesn't it? Alicante is also known for being welcoming to foreigners, as well as being one of the safest places to settle in Spain, so you can work in utter peace.
22. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is the place where Eastern meets Western Europe. Pedestrian and bike-friendly, it's a city that's best explored by foot (so no driving license, no problem). As a bonus, Budapest also excels in two very important areas for digital nomads - fast internet, and lots of cafes.
23. Porto, Portugal
Porto is a beautiful city with a relaxed atmosphere, as well as plenty of work-friendly cafes and co-working spaces. The fact that it's much cheaper than Lisbon yet offers just as enjoyable an experience means it's catching the capital, quickly becoming one of Portugal's top spots for digital nomads.
24. Medellin, Colombia
Medellin may not be a city that immediately springs to mind for remote working destinations, but it's quickly becoming a popular hub for digital nomads around the world. The Columbian city is going through a positive transformation, making it a much safer place to visit. It also has year-round warm weather, and a very affordable cost of living, so you won't encounter any money problems.
25. Madrid, Spain
Aside from enviable gastronomy and nightlife, the Spanish capital is also pedestrian-friendly, safe for families, and the home of excellent internet speeds. These are just a few reasons why it's considered one of the best cities for remote workers worldwide.
26. Marseille, France
France's cool, coastal city boasts sun, swimming, and singing cicadas in a relaxed urban setting. This is a fascinating place to explore, perusing its array of co-working spaces which have flourished in recent years.
27. Brooklyn, New York, USA
Brooklyn has its own feel, with fewer skyscrapers bearing down on you. New York is a fantastic city for digital nomads and remote workers, with its inspirational heritage and countless attractions to clear your mind. Brooklyn will give you small-town vibes, with a selection of indie boutiques and independent cafes to work from.
28. Cornwall, UK
Cornwall provides the tech infrastructure to support an independent way of working, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Discover Plum Guide's wide selection of handpicked homes across Falmouth, Newquay, Penzance, and more, and you'll never want to return to the office. And with a 45-minute flight to the capital, you can get the best of both worlds.
29. Tokyo, Japan
Where is the best place to work remotely if you're happy to splash the cash? Look no further than the Japanese capital. As you'd expect, Tokyo offers exceptional food, nightlife, and internet speeds. Moreover, it has excellent public transport links, so getting around this vast metropolis is simple. The country and its culture are truly unique, and full of outstanding scenery, making it an unmissable location for digital nomads.
30. Florence, Italy
Italy is already well known for its remarkable cities, awash with art, history, and culture - and Florence is no different. It's one of the most popular spots for tourists and digital nomads searching for a slice of the Italian good life.