Portugal to have Europe’s first ‘digital nomad village’

Due to open next month, Ponta do Sol in Madeira is to be Portugal’s first digital nomad village – an ideal location for the teleworking that has suddenly become a cornerstone of the pandemic world.

The brainchild of ‘remote work envangelist’ Gonçalo Hall it has been enthusiastically supported by the government of Madeira as yet another way of promoting the island as one of the leading destinations in the world.

The concept is that people commit to staying in the village for at least a month. The village will host events, the idea being to ‘boost the feeling of community coming together’.

Say reports, locals businesses have welcomed the plan, including real estate companies and car rentals firms.

The village is spread over an area of 43.3 kms and is home to 8,200 people.

Facilities will include free working spaces and access to free internet at the local Cultural Centre.