You may not be ready to go full digital nomad, but the increased freedom of remote work means you can easily turn a beachside hammock into your office for the day. Combining work and vacation time is a clever way to extend your stay in a destination which benefits both you and the local people. More places are setting up co-working spots, beefing up wifi, and changing legislation to attract remote workers.
To help, we’ve gathered ten destinations that are already ahead of the game in terms of speedy internet access, comfy workspaces, welcoming people, and the stability you need to stay productive. Naturally, we’ve got the vacation part covered. A small group tour puts all of the logistics, planning and lodging into our capable hands so you can actually enjoy your holiday. All that’s left for you to do is grab your laptop bag and go!
1: Caye Caulker, Belize
Belize is one of many sunny destinations welcome to remote workers. On the adventure side, you can join us in Belize City and head out to explore Mayan ruins, a baboon sanctuary, and ancient caves before hopping a ferry to Caye Caulker. After a few days as your guide, you'll be ready to set up shop with real swaying palms as your Zoom backdrop.
Join us for adventure on: Belize Upgraded
2: Antigua, Guatemala
Ready for a bigger adventure that sets you up for success as soon as it’s done? Hop on a tour that immerses you in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala before landing in candy-coloured Antigua. It’s a popular telecommuting hub full of friendly faces, solid internet and cool shared workspaces. Plus, there’s a volcano!
Join us for adventure on: Mayan Sun Southbound: Boat Rides & Ruins
3: Amalfi Coast, Italy
One of the best ways to really get to know a place and its people is to live with them. Even better if that place is full of lemon groves, charming hilltop towns and the tastiest pizza around. On our Local Living experience, you unpack once at an agriturismo to settle into the pace of coastal Italian life. Keep up with emails (if you must) in between farmhouse meals, ferry rides and hikes overlooking the Mediterranean.
Join us for adventure on: Local Living Italy — Amalfi Coast
4: San Francisco, USA
Feeling sluggish at work? Try pumping fresh blood to your brain on an active nature-filled adventure. You can reach new heights by letting us introduce you to the massive monoliths, colossal trees, and shining stars of California’s national parks. By the time you reach the tech worker wonderland of San Francisco, you’ll be full of bright ideas and renewed vigor.
Join us for adventure on: Hiking Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite
5: Cape Town, South Africa
Go wild on an epic adventure that kicks off at Victoria Falls and leads you on bush walks, wildlife safaris, and desert excursions before landing in Cape Town. Getting back into the daily grind after tracking “the big five” and exploring giant sand dunes is made easier by patios with good wifi and nearby beaches to roam. One is even covered in African penguins!
Join us for adventure on: Dunes, Deltas & Falls Discoverer
6: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Thanks to a new law allowing remote workers to stay for a year, Costa Rica is a digital nomad haven. To explore this biodiverse gem, join us in San José and set out for Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio Park. With your heart full of monkey and sloth sightings, you can swing by Tamarindo to surf the waves and the web for work.
Join us for adventure on: Costa Rica Adventure
7: Bali, Indonesia
Looking for a better work-life balance? Indonesia is idyllic for wellness seekers and workationers alike. You can start by centering yourself in rejuvenating activities by the ocean, eating healthy organic food, soaking in holy waters, and sitting peacefully at temples. When it’s time to plug back in, you can wow your co-workers with your newfound serenity.
Join us for adventure on: Wellness Bali
8: Tenerife, Spain
Whether you do it before or after working from sunny Tenerife, we can’t imagine anything more satisfying than clam shelling your laptop to sail around the Canary Islands. Climb aboard one of our skippered yachts in San Miguel Marina to try your hand at sailing, look for local pilot whales, and snorkel in crystal blue waters.
Join us for adventure on: Sailing the Canary Islands
9: Lima, Peru
For those driven by gastronomic adventures, Peru’s cuisine is consistently tops with food lovers around the world. You can put in a good day’s work (fuelled by Peruvian coffee) and fill up with ceviche and Pisco Sours at night. When it’s time to work that off, we’ll meet you in Cusco to tackle the rewarding and historic Inca Trail.
Join us for adventure on: Trekking the Inca Trail: 4D/3N
10: Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland’s capital city makes for an ideal base as it’s full of co-working spaces and an easy launching point for excursion breaks. If you can pull yourself out of the Blue Lagoon long enough, you can hop a flight to Egilsstaðir. There, you'll bed down in the fishing village of Borgarfjörður for daily hikes to puffin colonies, smoking lava fields, and black sand beaches.
Join us for adventure on: Trekking Eastern Iceland