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20 Best Places to Work Remotely by Remote Year’s Experts

29. Nov. 2022

Best Places to Work Remotely

The best remote work locations are about the people and their culture as much as the natural beauty. Once you hit the road for the first time, your longing to explore other parts of the world while experiencing new cultures grows even stronger. 

Every remote worker needs a little inspiration. Our expert-chosen top picks for the best places to work remotely are eclectic and wide-ranging and will inspire you to explore like you’ve never done before. Lose your breath hiking an active volcano in Antigua, Guatemala. Sample Peruvian cuisine in Lima, Peru, or explore the over 300 temples in Chiang Mai, Thailand. These are our top picks for remote work locations. 

20 Best Places to Work Remotely

1. Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua is a vibrantly colored colonial city set at the base of towering volcanoes and surrounded by picturesque landscapes. This World Heritage Site is known for its dreamy weather, impressive architecture, delicious dishes, and incredible nightlife. 

For remote workers, it’s the fast-growing digital nomad community and amazing weather that makes it a great place to live and work. Impact Hub, Remote Year’s choice,  is a pretty chill coworking space complete with an indoor and outdoor working area and an on-site coffee shop. El Cubo Center is another beautiful coworking space in Antigua. It’s around 15 minutes from the town center, but the volcano views you get right from your desk make the short ride totally worth it. 

If you prefer working in cafes and are a coffee connoisseur, Rooftop Antigua, Cafe Boheme, and La Vid Coffee Roasters will be your favorite spots. 

After work, Remote Year’s local guides are there to organize daily trips around Antigua and beyond for you. Whether it’s exploring the local market, enjoying romantic sunset views, or hiking an active volcano, we have all sorts of mood-boosting activities to help you create a deep connection with this colonial style city. 

Why should you consider Antigua, Guatemala?

Antigua Facts

Antigua Facts

2. Medellin, Colombia

Medellin is a thriving cultural jewel tucked into the heart of Colombia. This city is aptly nicknamed the “City of Eternal Spring,” thanks to its location in the Aburra valley and year-round spring-like weather. 

Medellin is famous for its enviable nightlife, innovative urban space, and warm and welcoming locals. And when it comes to its culinary scene, you’ll need an insatiable appetite to do Medellin justice. 

Medellin’s low cost of living also makes it one of the best places to work remote in South America. On top of that, the city has a growing buzz of digital nomads and expats which means a bigger community and support. 

The Remote Year community in Medellin currently prefers working from Selina in Poblado. Plenty of natural light, phone booths for calls, a wellness area, and a bar are part of the draw. If you want a desk for only a few hours per day, Tinkko and La Casa Redonda are great places to get work done. Medellin is also scattered with quiet coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants with internet speeds you can count on. 

For the best things to do after work, Medellin is known for its alluring natural beauty, robust art scene, and extremely vibrant nightlife. Join the Remote Year community as we paraglide above Medellin. Or come with us as we explore this city’s best spots on an e-bike night tour. 

“Paragliding over Medellin is INCREDIBLE! Even if you think you'll be scared, push past those fears & do it! There's no other feeling like it in the world, and nowhere else in the world where you can get these kinds of views: city, mountain, forest, clouds. It was breathtaking! And our guide & pilots were wonderful.” Ceilidh

Why should you consider Medellin, Colombia?

Medellin Facts

Medellin Facts

3. Merida, Mexico 

The capital of the state of Yucatan, Merida, has experienced a serious boom as one of the best places to work from home in Mexico. This pre-Columbian city is famous for its historic archeological sites like Chichen Itza, its storied past and beautiful architecture. Its title as the capital of Yucatan flavors also makes it a heaven for adventurous diners. 

Merida is a great hub for remote working in Mexico, first, because it’s the safest city in the country. Actually, Merida is considered the second safest city in all of North America after Quebec, Canada. 

Conexion 60 is one of the best coworking spaces in Merida. It offers free coffee and water and even has lunch rooms complete with refrigerators and microwaves. Its location at Paseo 60 also means that there are restaurants, shops, and wine bars just downstairs. El Orden del Caos is another great workspace for great coffee, great food, and cool coworking vibes. 

The internet connection in Merida is pretty reliable in most hotels, cafes, and restaurants too. The city even has free and unlimited wi-fi in most of its big parks for when you want a tranquil and relaxing working atmosphere. 

Another plus for Merida is its central location, which means you’re spoiled for activities as soon as you close your laptop. We are talking of its free museums, free walking tours, cultural performances, swimmable cenotes, and Chichen Itza and Uxmal ruins that are just a short drive away.  

Why should you consider Merida, Mexico?

Mexico Facts

Mexico Facts

4. Mexico City, Mexico 

With its thriving art scene, excellent museums, colonial architecture, and rich cultural heritage, Mexico City is an urban feast that leaves remote workers satisfied. For years, CDMX has been popular with backpackers and expats, particularly because of its easy accessibility from the US.

It’s not surprising that Mexico City also offers plenty of opportunities for those who want to advance their careers while discovering adventures. And it’s not just about eating tacos from street stands and dancing all night long. 

Mexico City is a great location for remote working because the locals are welcoming, the scenery is amazing, and the food is delicious. CDMX has one of the highest costs of living in the country. But it’s possible to get a good quality of life on a limited budget compared to most cities in the US and Europe. 

Coworking spaces in Mexico City are plenty, thanks to the thriving digital nomad community. Co-Madre attracts all types of remote workers with its beautiful and creative design. U-Co, with its well-lit and spacious work areas, is another place to get work done while meeting new people. If cafes are your thing, Dosis has a modern and rustic design, which makes it the perfect place to grab a bite while grinding. 

For after-work, Mexico City has everything from trendy neighborhoods to world-famous landmarks and museums. Or consider these day trips from Mexico City if you’re craving a break from the city, the Remote Year Hot Air Balloons going over Teotihuacan Pyramids day trip is a unique experience.

“I think every single person in our RY group signed up for this – and rightfully so!! It was one of my favorites, so much so that I’m planning to go back and do it again. I had been to these pyramids in the past, and in my opinion going over them in the hot air balloons was a much better way to see them. I was totally nervous to go up in the balloon & it was SO worth it (& the early morning wake up call to see the sunrise over the pyramids was also worth it). Do this experience!!” Carly Russell. 

Why should you consider Mexico City, Mexico?

CDMX Facts

CDMX Facts

5. Lima, Peru 

Lima, the capital of Peru, is not a digital nomad hub like Mexico City and Medellin just yet. But this is one of the best cities for remote workers who prefer going slightly off the beaten path. Lima draws visitors with its magnificent historical sites, awe-inspiring colonial-style architecture, world-class food, and gorgeous beaches. 

Most people working remotely in Lima, Peru, prefer staying in the coastal districts of Miraflores, Barranco, and San Isidro. Miraflores is the most developed of the three and has the most hotels and hostels. Plus, most expats rate it as the best neighborhood in Lima for safety. 

Lima has a large number of communal coworking spaces. Most of these are open Monday through Saturday and have everything you need to stay productive. Selina Lima is our favorite workspace to work from in Lima. This is an intimate and friendly coworking space in Miraflores with all sorts of amenities and is surrounded by trendy cafes and restaurants. Worx, Partage, Lima Coworking, and Liberal Coworking are other great places to work from in Lima. 

For a break from the desk, Lima is a big city right by the ocean. So, there’s a lot going on outdoors, from paragliding to bike tours and discovering delicious street food. But one of the best experiences is surfing. 

“I was so excited to see surfing as an option when we arrived in Lima. Day of, we had a turn of weather and it was cloudy, windy, and cold. I was debating sitting it out (who wants to surf in the cold?!), but figured I'd throw on a wetsuit and at least try it out. It was amazing. The water is warm, the instructors are hilarious, and the clouds broke and we had an amazing sunset. Highly recommend.” Krysta (Uroboros). 

Why should you consider Lima, Peru?

Lima Facts

Lima Facts

6. Quito, Ecuador

If you’re interested in working remotely in Ecuador, we’d recommend Quito. Within this capital of Ecuador, you’ll find one of the best preserved historical Old Towns in the Americas and over 40 unique museums. The city is also surrounded by eight volcanoes, with the closest being only eight kilometers from the city center. 

Most remote workers and digital nomads choose Quito because it has a little bit of everything at an incredibly reasonable price. Quito’s exciting weather, which sometimes feels like you’re going through all seasons in just one day, is another major draw. 

Quito has a large number of coworking spaces scattered throughout the city. Amenities and costs vary from one working space to another. But there is an option for all types of remote workers. Play House has ergonomic chairs and standing desks so you can play and work hard, all while keeping your back healthy. WorkingUp is another place to be, especially if you’re driving, thanks to its spacious, free parking. Or consider Impaqto in La Carolina if you’re looking for a place you can chill outdoors with a free beer or coffee. 

There will be a lot to do when you’re done with each day’s work. Quito Historic Town, with its baroque buildings that have existed for nearly half a millennium, is a must-visit. Another must-see in this city is Iglesia de la Compañía, which is considered one of Quito’s finest religious structures. For adventure, hop aboard the Teleferiqo, a gondola lift that provides panoramic views of the city, its neighboring hilly surroundings, and the Pichincha Volcano. 

Why should you consider Quito, Ecuador?

Quito Facts

Quito Facts

7. Lisbon, Portugal

You probably know Lisbon as one of the coolest tourist destinations in the world thanks to its “sun and beach” climate.

This Portuguese city has also become a haven for remote workers and digital nomads for various reasons. 

First, there’s the weather. It’s impossible to say no to a location with 300 days of sunshine right by the Atlantic beaches. Then there’s Remote Year’s tight-knit community of remote workers. You’ll also find active social media groups that have weekly meetups where freelancers socialize and network. All of these make Lisbon one of the most popular destinations for remote working, especially for starters. 

Coworking spaces in Lisbon are plentiful, too. LACS Coworking is our favorite spot in Lisbon, thanks to its excellent balance of work, leisure, and culture. Impact Hub also has its footprint in Lisbon. Being a global brand, you can expect to find a diverse community of remote workers across industries here. Second Home Lisboa is another great location, especially if being surrounded by plants and flowers gives you a burst of creativity. 

In your after work hours, Remote Year has a range of day trips and weekend adventures to help you appreciate Lisbon’s quaintness. How about a cycle tour of the city while learning some fun facts about Lisbon? Or an opportunity to make and paint an espresso cup by yourself from scratch?

Why should you consider Lisbon, Portugal?

Lisbon Facts

Lisbon Facts

8. Valencia, Spain 

Consider Valencia if you’re eyeing Spain but want a location that won’t break the bank. This progressive city offers Spanish culture in an exciting sun-soaked location right by the Mediterranean. It’s popular for its beaches, great local food, grand architecture, and old-town vibe. 

Valencia already has a thriving expat community, so there are plenty of opportunities to socialize and connect. Its sheer number of coworking spaces affirms that this port city is intent on becoming the best place for remote work in Spain.

Located in Ruzafa and Cuitat Vella, Wayco is a popular coworking spot in Valencia for the creative type. Llum also provides a calm and productive environment to get work done in the heart of Valencia. With its strong focus on openness and plenty of natural light, Botanico Coworking is another great place to create synergies with like-minded remote workers. 

Working in cafes and even in libraries is also common in the city. There are also beautiful public parks where you can work while enjoying some fresh air. 

For adventurous activities to do in Valencia, Spain, Remote Year organizes street art lessons, yoga sessions, and sunset boat tours, among other things for their participants. 

“Wow! Sarah Kate is the perfect tour guide. We learned so much and even booked an additional city historical tour with her. Bikes were easy to use, path was flat and mostly paved (some sandy spots). Lunch on the boat was a great way to get some sun and enjoy the company of the group. Jules and Iliana made the day perfect.” Sarah Petersen.

Why should you consider Valencia, Spain?

Valencia Facts

Valencia Facts

9. Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi has enchanting natural surroundings, French architectural buildings, ancient temples, and celebrated, colorful markets. Its dense history is well preserved in its unique museums, colonial buildings, and long-standing cultural traditions.

But this city of lakes also has a modern side to it. And this duality is what makes it a top favorite for most work-from-anywhere travelers in Vietnam. 

Apart from its beauty, most remote workers go to Hanoi for the good and affordable quality of life. While the city is packed with Westerners and Europeans, the city still offers great deals in affordable accommodation, food, and transportation. Working remotely in Hanoi also means you’re blessed with incredibly warm locals and a tight-knit community of expats and remote workers. 

We've created our own workspace in our accommodation at Somerset Grand Hanoi. But Hanoi has tons of other great expat-friendly coworking spaces to choose from, like Toong, HanoiHub, and Moonwork. 

The city also has numerous coffee shops with relatively strong wi-fi. These are places you can just walk in and start that day’s tasks while sipping an award-winning smoothie or coconut coffee. 

Here at Remote Year our participants love experiencing the city when they get off the clock. Street food walking tours, blind massages, and Hanoi photography tours are just a few of the best local experiences here. If you’re down for some thrill, we bet you’ll love the vroom vroom backstreet tours. 

Why should you consider Hanoi, Vietnam?

Hanoi Facts

Hanoi Facts

10. Chiang Mai, Thailand

If you’re interested in southeast Asia, hightail it to Chiang Mai. This northern city of Thailand comes to life as you explore its beautiful historical temples, striking mountainous landscape, and vibrant culture. 

Also known as the Rose of the North, Chiang Mai has also become the mecca for remote workers because of its low cost of living and slow pace of life. 

The internet is fast and reliable in Chiang Mai. And there are lots of working spaces to choose from. Yellow Coworking is often the go-to choice for the Remote Year community in Chiang Mai. With its 16000 square feet of coworking space, getting a comfy spot at the table or lounge area shouldn’t be a problem. The Hub is another relaxing and inspiring coworking space that particularly focuses on sustainability. 

Best of all, Chiang Mai is full of fun things to do and exciting day trips, such as an unforgettable elephant experience where you get close and personal with these gentle giants. 

Why should you consider Chiang Mai, Thailand?

Chiang Mai Facts

Chiang Mai Facts

11. Bangkok, Thailand

What really makes Bangkok stand out is its beauty. This is an all-in-one metropolis where modern architecture sits next to centuries-old temples. This sleepless city is also known for its wild nightlife, street food, and awesome festivals throughout the year. So you’ll always have something to do day or night when you’re not working. 

Despite its popularity, Bangkok has a reputation for being an easy and cheap place to stay. This is a safe city with a high quality of life, yet your dollar goes extremely far. Combine all the above with a fast internet connection, warm weather, and stunning beaches, and it’s easy to see why Bangkok is among the best places for remote work in Thailand. 

You’ll find coworking spaces with all options, whether a standard hot desk, a private office, or a dedicated office for a group. Wework currently has four workspaces in Bangkok: at Asia Center Building, The Parq, Spring Tower, and T-One Building. Other key players within the city are Glowfish, JustCo, The Hive, and Spaces. 

Once you log off, Bangkok has a never-ending number of floating markets, temples, and street food joints. Khlong Lad Mayom and Taling Chan are the most popular floating markets and will make for an exotic experience. 

Why should you consider Bangkok, Thailand?

Bangkok Facts

Bangkok Facts

12. Bali, Indonesia 

If you can work from anywhere, why not from one of the most beautiful places in the world? Bali’s natural beauty is the top reason why most people leave their boring office desks and base themselves here. Glorious sleepy volcanoes with lush greenery, gorgeous waterfalls, long sand beaches, and terraced rice fields. Such is the beauty exuded by this magical paradise. 

And to balance its tropical vibes, the Balinese people are beautiful and super friendly. This friendliness is why Bali tops most lists of the best places for remote work.

Bali’s surprisingly low cost of living is another thing that makes it a great spot for remote workers. Depending on the lifestyle you choose, it’s possible to enjoy a quality life in Bali without busting your wallet.

The island also boasts an impressively strong infrastructure. And the coworking spaces in Bali are some of the best in the country. 

At Remote Year, we know how you can make the most out of the time you’ll be in Bali, Indonesia. Think of taking Balinese dance lessons, cleansing your mind and soul and the Secret Waterfall, and snorkeling in Nusa Penida. 

Why should you consider Bali, Indonesia?

Bali Facts

Bali Facts

13. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Home to wide boulevards, a rich European heritage, and high-end culinary hotspots, Buenos Aires, requires no introduction. 

There are dozens of reasons why Buenos Aires is a must-visit for every remote worker. If you’re an American worker, the biggest of these reasons will be the time zones. Because Buenos Aires stays at UTC-03:00, your working hours are pretty close to your employer’s in the US. 

Then there is the large expat community that calls Buenos Aires its temporary home, the year-round tropical climate, and the well-established digital infrastructure. 

The Paris of South America is among the leading cities with the most coworking spaces in Argentina. These are sleek and modern spaces with most of the amenities that remote workers across all professions would ask for.

Indawork is a well-established coworking space in the city. This is Remote Year’s current working location for its members in Buenos Aires, and it’s located at Aráoz 1146, C1414DPX Palermo. Working & Co is another unique space worth checking out, especially if you want a coworking space that also combines an onsite cafe. If you’re in Retiro, then you’ll be a short distance from Ramsay coworking space, which mainly targets large businesses. 

As soon as you turn off that computer, Buenos Aires is waiting with exciting local experiences. Head to Maria de Mataderos market and enjoy empanadas and tamales. Later, tour the president’s pink house (Casa Rosada). Or just join the Remote Year community for a lineup of the best day trips and weekend adventures in Buenos Aires. 

Why should you consider Buenos Aires, Argentina?

BA Facts

BA Facts

14. Zagreb, Croatia

If you’re on a treasure hunt for weird museums, then Zagreb should be on your list of must-see destinations in Croatia. This city is unique for its cuisine, architecture, and music that straddles the Balkan and Central European traditions. 

Among the remote working community, Zagreb is known for balancing a high-quality of living and an old city vibe. This capital city’s breathtaking architecture, exciting and diverse nightlife and affordable healthcare are other major draws for remote workers. 

On top of that, Zagreb is well connected to other parts of Croatia, so it’s possible to explore other neighboring cities by train or bus. 

As one of the best cities to work remotely in Croatia, coworking spaces are very easy to come by in Zagreb. Impact Hub is among the best well-rounded work locations in the city and has plenty of packages to choose from. If you prefer a more laid-back work space, Regus has two spots, one in Hoto Tower and the other along Savska street in the heart of Zagreb. 

Not only are there great places to work in Zagreb, there is so much to see and do as soon as you shut down your computer. A must-do activity in Zagreb is exploring its weird museums, including the museum of broken relationships, the hangover museum, and the museum of illusions. 

Why should you consider Zagreb, Croatia?

Zagrev Facts

Zagrev Facts

15. São Paulo, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro may be what comes first when you think of visiting Brazil. But less than an hour’s flight away, Sao Paulo beckons with its rich food culture, modern and contemporary art, striking architecture, and classic museums.  

This New York of the South is quickly becoming the most desired place to work remotely in Brazil- and with good reason. 

If you’re a culture lover, Sao Paulo is a gem thanks to its diverse mix of communities from around the world. This city has immigrants from Italy, Portugal, Japan, and Bolivia, meaning every corner has a different vibe. Having immigrants from around the globe also makes the city the best place to be if you’re a foodie. 

There are close to 200 coworking spaces and cafes dotted around the city. oWork in Cidade Vergas is conveniently located close to the botanical garden, the zoo, and Sao Paulo Expo. If you’re staying near Pinheiros, CoLab, Sharing E.C and Blocktime will be your go-to workspaces. 

Sao Paulo has no shortage of things to do when you’re not working. If you’re into art, history, and culture, this city will be your paradise thanks to its multiple museums and galleries. Be sure to take a stroll down Beco de Batman for a true feel of Brazil’s street art. 

Why should you consider São Paulo, Brazil?

Sao Paulo Facts

Sao Paulo Facts

16. Istanbul, Turkey 

If you can’t decide between Europe and Asia, then you’ll love Istanbul. Though this is one city, it spans both continents, and this makes it world-famous as a melting point of cultures. Istanbul is also popular for its breathtaking sceneries, magnificent structures, vibrant nightlife, and amazing landmarks. 

For remote workers, it’s the mix of traditions and a splash of modernity that makes Istanbul such an attractive destination. This city has an abundance of coworking spaces where you can form new acquaintances and grow your network. Most hotels, hostels, Airbnbs, cafes, and restaurants also have reliable wi-fi for light tasks. 

Very few western cities will hold a candle to Istanbul when it comes to culture. With a mix of Jewish, Armenian, and Greek populations, Istanbul feels like multiple cities rolled into one. And Remote Year gives you the opportunity to experience both western and middle eastern cultures all at once. 

Why should you consider Istanbul, Turkey?

Istanbul Facts

Istanbul Facts

17. Cape Town, South Africa  

Cape Town, South Africa, is often regarded as a great winter sun getaway- and there’s a reason for that. This stunning capital city experiences a Mediterranean climate. When it’s cold and wet in the northern hemisphere, it’s warm and glorious in Cape Town. This allows you to explore this city’s dramatic scenery, white sandy beaches, and epic hiking trails. 

Not just pretty to explore, Cape Town also has its eye on becoming one of the best cities to work from home in Africa. There are cozy and trendy coffee shops and cafes around every corner. And the number of coworking spaces in Cape Town has been growing rapidly since 2010. Based in a converted warehouse at Cape Town’s iconic waterfront overlooking the Table Mountain, Workshop17 Watershed is our favorite workspace in this city. It has everything from hot desks to standing desks and dedicated seats. 

There are also private offices and even a special brainstorming zone dubbed Ideas Lounge. Other recommendable workspaces in Cape Town include Cube, AfricaWorks, Cape Town Office, and Inner City Coworking. 

When you’re not working on your computer, join your Remote Year community and get up close with the African Penguin. If you love nature, wildlife, and beautiful scenery, you don’t want to miss the safari experience in the Greater Kruger Park on an open safari vehicle. 

Why should you consider Cape Town, South Africa?

Cape Town Facts

Cape Town Facts

18. Porto, Portugal  

Lisbon may be bigger and more popular. But Porto is the clear winner if you’re hoping to set base in a less touristy European city with a welcoming feel. Because Porto is half the size of Lisbon, you get a high standard of living in a small town setup. 

This coastal city flanking the Douro River is famous for its history, palaces, and amazing Beaux Arts and Baroque churches. Its six gorgeous bridges that connect it to the city of Vila Nova de Gaia also puts a spotlight on the architectural prowess of the Portuguese. 

Porto’s infrastructure has expanded rapidly in recent years, making it a trendy remote work location in Portugal. You’ll find plenty of coworking spaces and cafes with great wi-fi connection and a fantastic digital nomad community you can share ideas with. 

Typographia Cowork is a superb location if you prefer working in a quiet and relaxed environment. Temporada is another excellent recommendation if you’re after a more affordable workspace with plenty of natural light. If you’re a fan of Selina, you’ll be excited to know that they have an entire floor dedicated to coworking in a beautiful building. 

For after work fun, start by climbing the Clerigos Tower. One of the biggest ex-libris in the city, this 75-meter monument provides the best panoramic views of the Invicta (another name for Porto). Steamy, sunny days are a perfect opportunity to cool off in the chilly water on Foz do Douro. On Saturdays, you can join local bikers on rides along the seaside promenade. 

Why should you consider Porto, Portugal?

Porto Facts

Porto Facts

19. Tokyo, Japan

When you think of the best cities in Japan, we bet Tokyo will be among the top 5. One of the most modern cities globally, Tokyo is best known for its fast-paced life, dazzling lights, and clean streets packed with commuters day and night. 

This Japanese capital also ranks as one of the best places to work remotely for its thriving eccentric culture and fast internet speeds. 

More impressive is the high number of coworking spaces spread across the city. One of the best coworking spots in Tokyo is Blink Smart, a five-story workspace with a contemporary open plan design, a dedicated Brazilian cafe, and a coffee lounge.

The Hive Jinnan, located in the district of Shibuya, is another beautifully designed workspace with an on-site cafe and a friendly support team. Even more unique is the Regus Shibuya Mark City, which is located on the 22nd floor of the Mark City Complex. This 24-hour workspace is the perfect place to have breathtaking views of Shibuya or Japan’s Silicon Valley, as it’s also called. 

When you’re not working, Tokyo has a near-endless list of things to do and see. Whether you’re into historic monuments, traditional Japanese gardens, unique cultural experiences, or sensational art scenes, get out and let the magical power of this wonder city take over.

Why should you consider Tokyo, Japan?

Tokyo Facts

Tokyo Facts

20. Lake Como, Italy

Adjacent to a shimmering blue lake, surrounded by tall mountains on all sides, and with breathtaking sceneries wherever you look. Say hello to Lake Como or Lario- the most magnificent lake in Northern Italy, just 40 minutes from Milan by train. With its unusual upturned Y-shape, Lake Como has been a luxurious destination for the wealthiest since Roman times.

Most of its admirers and visitors know it for its breathtaking views, classical villas, unspoilt quintessentially Italian villages, and buoyant nightlife. 

That said, it’s not surprising that Lake Como has a lot going for it as one of the best destinations for remote working. This lakeside city is filled with workspaces and cafes with high-speed internet. Lotto Cinque is not only a working space but a close-knit community of professionals. It’s quiet and cozy and steps away from the beautiful lake. Bikini House is another excellent spot that’s perfectly located to inspire contemplation and exploration. 

Considering its location, Lake Como offers endless outdoor activities to give you an energy boost when you’re not working. Hiking, swimming, jogging along the beach, and kite surfing are among the many things you can do while working remotely out of Lake Como, Italy. 

Why should you consider Lake Como, Italy?

Lake Como Facts

Lake Como Facts


There are so many great destinations to work and travel from, and working remotely in your dream destination is, in fact, a dream come true. But, thinking about the hassle of making all the necessary travel and accommodation arrangements can take the fun out of it. That’s why at Remote Year, we want you to bring your work, and we’ll take care of everything else- plane tickets, accommodation, coworking space- you name it. 

By joining Remote Year, you join a community of professional workers who are passionate about traveling and earning just like you. As a work and travel program, we have city teams in each country we travel to. These are local guides who understand the ins and out of that city and can provide recommendations on anything you’d need. 

“It's always about the people, and our community and program leaders were wonderful. It's my second time doing Remote Year and it's absolutely the brand I will continue to go back to until I've exhausted all locations! (So add more, please!!)” Dana Tamuccio (Trust Pilot)


What city has the most remote workers?

Route Fifty ranks Washington, D.C, as the city with the most remote workers, followed by San Francisco and Austin, Texas. 

Do you get taxed twice if you work in another country?

It depends. You will likely have to pay taxes in your home country. But that’s until you become a resident for tax purposes in the country you’re currently working from. Some states agree among themselves on which state has the right to levy taxes in case of cross-border earnings. So, you might want to check the rules of the country you're traveling to beforehand.

How long can I work remotely from another country?

Most countries allow remote workers to travel and work within their borders for 90-183 days without becoming tax residents. On top of that, some countries are now issuing digital nomad visas that allow remote workers to stay for up to 12 months. 

Do I need a visa if I work remotely?

In most cases, it’s illegal to work while traveling on a tourist visa. It’s wise to seek legal advice, particularly where the rules are unclear, to avoid legal action. 

Does location matter for remote jobs?

Yes. The major reason why most remote positions have location requirements is tax ramifications. Some businesses employ locally to avoid extra paperwork and additional taxes in the state where the employee is based. Other companies prefer having their remote employees and on-site workers within the same time zones.