With a little more than 92,000 square kilometers, a population of just over 10 million habitants, Mediterranean climate of many sunny days and the 850 km coastline, Portugal has unique surprises and treasures that are waiting to be discovered at the moment.
In the last years, Portugal has become a tourism destination chosen as the Best European Destination in 2017 by the World Travel Awards. It is also constantly featured on tourism lists of famous magazines worldwide. But not only that, this small Atlantic-lined country is also an ideal country for digital entrepreneurs and nomads.
In the last decades, technological companies, especially startups, have seen Portugal the perfect combination of inspiration and cost. Its cost of living lies below the European average in a country with a sheer number of positive factors and characteristics.
With these appealing factors, the number of technological incubators has been growing. In Lisbon, the capital, there are dozens of incubators and accelerators. Although this type of project is very focused on the two largest cities in the country (Lisbon and Porto), exciting projects are also beginning to emerge in other cities such as in Braga, Faro or Aveiro.
Proof of this technological interest in the Portuguese entrepreneurial reality is the organization of one of the biggest technological events in the world, the Web Summit which is held in Lisbon from 2016 until 2018 with the presence of thousands of entrepreneurs and world references in technology.
A foreign digital nomad who comes to Portugal will find several infrastructures ready such as innovative and high quality co-working spaces proliferate. Wi-Fi is now present in the vast majority of cafes and restaurants as well.
Increasingly facing this reality, there are projects such as Nomadismo Digital Portugal that aims to show the Portuguese people this path of working remotely and online. The project, although 100% written in Portuguese, has a large community and a team of people who work remotely and travel the world. If you are going to visit Portugal and need any information, do not hesitate to contact the Nomadismo Digital Portugal team. With an extensive network, they will be able to connect you with some platforms and referrals in the country.
Welcome to Portugal!
Feb 19, 2021