Text: Ricardo Terrades. Photos: Una mosca en mi sopa
In recent months, the number of people worldwide who telecommute from any corner of the planet has skyrocketed. These workers, known as “digital nomads”, who only need their talent and a good internet connection to develop their professional activity, choose paradisiacal destinations to get away from the big cities in these times of pandemic and work in places with more natural charm.
In that sense, working with a pleasant temperature and a few metres from the beach is possible.
In Europe, the Canary Islands are positioned as one of the ideal destinations for the new digital nomads, and lately the island of Fuerteventura has been the most sought-after, as it has a complete offer: nature, water sports, hiking, cycling, landscapes, lack of stress,…
And who wouldn’t want to work from a place that offers so much beauty? Fuerteventura has it all: kilometres of turquoise blue beaches, volcanic landscapes, roads that get lost in volcanoes, perfect waves, endless dunes… and thousands of places to disconnect after a hard working day. Fuerteventura is the most popular island among travellers and digital nomads, as it also has well-equipped and perfectly prepared workspaces.
Teleworking from the Canary Islands
In general, the Canary Islands have always been an attractive destination that attracts thousands of travellers thanks to the unbeatable year-round weather conditions, as well as the wide variety of recreational activities available: surfing, windsurfing, sailing, cycling, mountain biking, trekking, diving and snorkelling, triathlon. However, all these benefits have not been enough to alleviate the fall in the tourist sector due to the crisis caused by Covid-19, even though it is one of the areas that hold the lowest incidence of coronavirus infection in the whole of Spain.
That is why Fuerteventura and the eight islands that make up the Canary Archipelago have seen in the popularisation of teleworking a great opportunity to take care of the tourists that continue to arrive and not let their economy fall completely. It is estimated that 5% of visitors to the islands come to stay for a season and work remotely. Consequently, internet connectivity has been improved throughout the islands and the supply of physical teleworking spaces has been increased.
What do digital nomads look for when choosing the ideal place to live on the island?
The answer would be something like: good weather, spectacular beaches, amazing nature, tranquillity on all four winds, delicious gastronomy, leisure areas, and a first class accommodation offer. And yes, dear reader, all these characteristics perfectly describe the area of Corralejo, in the north of Fuerteventura. There you can find new coworking spaces that offer shared offices with full facilities, such as Coworking Spain or Baifo Coworking; and you can also find a place where you can live and work from your own home.
Following in the footsteps of Unamuno in Fuerteventura
The unique landscape that Fuerteventura offers as a whole has served as a source of inspiration for many people. Although the most resonant story, without a doubt, has been that of Miguel de Unamuno. The Spanish writer, a member of the Generation of ’98, was sent to Fuerteventura during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera, where he was confined for opposing the regime’s ideas. What was initially a punishment for being an unexplored and desert territory, ended up being a discovery of the peaceful calm of the sea, the sky and the author himself. Today, the lack of stress still has the same inspirational effect on visitors.
Staying in the North of Fuerteventura with everything you need
Corralejo has a wide range of accommodation to suit all types of visitors, although the most popular are the large, luxurious villas. Groups of friends, families and couples from all over the world seek to fulfil their dream of waking up minutes before starting their working day, having a good breakfast and working in front of the sea. These are some of the features offered by the houses and villas that can be found on the IZADI Luxury Realty website.
Walking along the coast of Corralejo you can see the incredible views of the island of Lobos on one side, and on the other side all the beautiful white houses in contrast to the seashore. Who wouldn’t want to live there? Buying a newly renovated luxury villa of five bedrooms, three bathrooms, heated pool, garden and located in the exclusive area of Corralejo is now more possible than before, because the prices are reasonable and the offer is very varied, as we can see on the portal of IZADI Luxury Realty. Will the digital nomads who love freedom and privacy dare to take the big step of buying a property in Fuerteventura?
However, the invitation is for all those who want to live in a privileged location in Corralejo and want to build a fantastic life on the island of Fuerteventura.