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Why the Autumn months attract digital nomads to the Algarve

With the summer season drawing to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on the success of the peak season and how this can be applied to the rest of the year. After all, the guests keep on coming!

By now, we have all heard the term ‘digital nomad’ mentioned in many conversations. Now that remote and flexible working is so widely accepted, there is a new age of how, when and where we work.

With 35 million people labelling themselves digital nomads as of 2023, it means there is a growing audience to attract throughout the year. The Algarve is certainly becoming a popular choice for these working travellers, particularly in the Autumn months.

Why digital nomads are choosing the Algarve this Autumn

While Lisbon is considered one of the top 5 destinations for remote workers, it has opened the doors for so many people to explore further. Of course, the Algarve is ready and waiting to welcome them.

Outside of the summer season, remote workers find that they can enjoy the full experience without the larger number of tourists. It is proven that work productivity is improved by your surroundings – there are no better surroundings than the blue skies, tranquil sea and the golden sands of the Algarve. Of course, the many restaurants, bars and activities offer a needed respite for those who spend the week hard at work.

Furthermore, there has been more investment in co-working spaces to allow a sense of community for those who often work for themselves. Faro, Loulé and Portimao are just a few areas with popular co-working spaces.

What does this mean for tourism and hospitality?

The growing popularity of the Algarve for remote workers means that as a villa rental specialist, SandyBlue recognises rising trends within the tourism sector. Of course, suitable accommodation for remote workers is important – ensuring fast Wi-Fi and comfortable surroundings is a must.

Villas are particularly popular with remote workers who also have a young family not yet at school age. It means the working life is not disturbed while getting to enjoy new surroundings with their loved ones. Apartments, meanwhile, are a big draw for digital professionals who travel together while working.

At SandyBlue, our ‘Longer Stays’ services are able to offer what this audience is looking for, so we do see growing interest from remote workers from all walks of life. With a fully serviced stay and a guest liaison team, it has never been easier for digital nomads to try a whole new experience.

By Joe Mountain
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Joe Mountain is founder of Algarve villa rental specialists SandyBlue.
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