Becoming a digital nomad

A digital nomad is a person who leverages technology to live and work around the world. Being a digital nomad can be one of the most fulfilling ways to travel, by giving you freedom from where you live to choose where in the world you want to go next. Digital nomads are usually independent and remote workers.

One of the best places for working remotely is in the Algarve, Portugal. The good weather makes it an optimal place to work throughout the year. Sunshine, beaches, and beautiful landscapes make it a perfect place to work remotely. In addition to that, the Algarve is a great place to live in as a digital nomad because of its vibrant community of digital nomads.


Benefits of working remotely in the Algarve

Today’s digital environment has made remote work much more commonplace. Due to this, expats can reside overseas while maintaining their current employment at home. Working remotely instead of in an office can be a struggle for some people and an adjustment for others. Here are several advantages of working remotely as an expat to help make this process less burdensome.

Besides being able to live anywhere in the world, taking your job wherever you go while travelling and improving creativity and productivity, working remotely also offers the possibility of a more flexible schedule – you’ll be able to set the hours that make sense to your lifestyle.


Tips on remote working

A dependable, quick internet connection is necessary to make working remotely in the Algarve more enjoyable. When you are unable to complete your work effectively due to sluggish or unstable Wi-Fi connection, it can be very annoying. It’s a good thing that many accommodation providers offer high-speed internet as part of their service offerings, so it’s important to find out what kind of connection they provide before making a reservation.

Working through lunch or skipping your morning coffee may seem like a smart idea, but taking frequent breaks can keep you focused on the job at hand and ensure that nothing is overlooked. Additionally, scheduling time for exercises like walking or swimming might be good for your physical and mental health.

Although working from home may seem like the ideal situation, it’s crucial to avoid overworking yourself. Regular breaks from work can keep your stress levels in check and prevent you from being ill. It’s important to keep in mind that working from home is still work, therefore it’s crucial to take time off as needed.

It’s important to create an environment where it feels like “work” but also somewhere that you enjoy being in. This could be anything from working from a local cafe to setting up a home office with all of your favourite things around you or even staying in a private villa or apartment in a hotel or resort.


Work and accommodation

Quinta dos Vales  has the perfect conditions for those who want to work in a private and peaceful environment. Besides offering long-term solutions in private villas or apartments, the Estate also has fiber-optic internet which makes the dream of working remotely a reality. It also offers the amenities needed for a good time: sports courts (mini-golf, tennis, paddle, badminton, boules), cycling tracks, swimming pools and wine-related activities (tastings and workshops among others).

When it comes to work, a different environment also helps you be more creative. You can then make the most of the sunshine when it’s time to log off for the day. It’s a fantastic opportunity to embrace nature on trails for hiking and cycling.

Learn all about the accommodations available here.

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