Have you heard that Expats and digital nomads have named Valencia the best city to live in? More than 10,000 expats participated in the survey which analyzed cities around the globe. So why Valencia? What’s so great in this city? Valencia is the new hotspot for digital nomads for many reasons, here are the top 5:
If you’re a digital nomad and you are looking for your next nomad experience, we have a good recommendation for you! If you are searching for your future destination for a mid-long-term stay, we are confident that you’ll find almost all you need in Valencia to live inspiring experiences.
Valencia is an amazing city, surrounded by beautiful beaches and mountains, that has a lot to offer. A lovely historical center, a Modernist project in the City of Arts and Sciences, excellent infrastructures for sport, mobility with a light railway and metro, long beaches, palm tree-lined avenues, public parks such as Turia gardens around the city, and a huge offer of bars, restaurants, cultural places, and coffee and coworking spaces for remote workers and a large digital nomad community.
Valencia is more and more attractive and known by digital nomads and expats. People from bigger cities in Europe consider they need a change in their lives due to the Covid situation and global awareness about living conditions. They’re looking for the perfect combination of a thriving and good-looking city, an excellent climate, and an outdoor lifestyle.
A destination you can’t miss for many reasons… Valencia will surprise you.
1- Cost of Living in Valencia
The first reason why Valencia is the new hotspot for digital nomads is the cost of living. Living in Valencia is much cheaper than many other big cities in Spain and much cheaper than most places around Europe. The cost of living in Valencia is among the lowest in European big cities. That’s why more and more Expats are snubbing big capitals such as Paris, London, and Madrid. You can expect a cost of living 15-20% cheaper than Barcelona and Madrid, and 30% cheaper than Paris.
Housing, eating, drinking, and transportation costs are affordable. You can find a cool coliving space and pay 900-1500 euros per month including amenities, commodities, networking events, coworking space, and your private bedroom.
2- Sunny Weather in Valencia
Another reason why Valencia is a hotspot for digital nomads is the good weather. Valencia has a Mediterranean climate most of the time and enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year like in the Balearic islands, the average temperature is 20°. Winter season is especially beautiful in this city!
Spring and Autumn are known to offer the best climate during the year and summers are very very hot with sometimes temperatures up to 35 °, inviting you directly to go to the beach or escape for a day on the coast. Outside lifestyle and good climate get on well together. It facilitates social interactions and happy life.
3- Coworking-Coliving spaces in Valencia
The city is opening more and more coworking spaces as the remote worker community grows. There are more than 60 coworking spaces now in the city, it is a sign that the city attracts and tries to develop new synergies and opportunities to increase an important collaborative professional structure in the city. Most of them also organize networking events to connect with like-minded people, and entrepreneurs in the city. Besides, some Facebook Groups were created to gather this huge digital nomad community to connect people easily. We recommend you join Valencia nomads Facebook Group and WhatsApp chat to find out the best events in the city!
Some of our best coffee shop recommendations for remote workers are:
- Federal Valencia: Carrer de l’Ambaixador Vich, 15.
- Pastelería Nuezcafé: Carrer del Convent de Sant Francesc, 6.
- La Petite Brioche : Carrer de Sorní, 2.
- Coffee Corner: Carer Pérez Bayer, 5.
- Savoiardi: Carrer de Ribera, 16.
- DDL Boutique: Carrer de Sant Vicent Màrtir, 52.
- Ubik Café Cafetería Librería: Carrer del Literat Azorín, 13.
4- The Quality of Life in Valencia
Who has never dreamed of living near the beach? The next reason why Valencia is the new hotspot for digital nomads is the good quality of life. Living and working near the beach improves health and well-being. It is proven that people feel less stressed and live happier lives! When you add to this, the option of practicing sea sports and beach games any day of the year such as swimming, paddle surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing, you really feel the connection with the ocean … More surprisingly, you can find some good scuba diving spots in the Valencian area and some vineyards where you can go wine tasting.
The Fallas Valencianas, or simply “Fallas,” represent a vibrant and captivating cultural phenomenon deeply ingrained in the heart of Valencian culture. These are the most important cultural events in the city and take place once a year during March. These annual festivities celebrated mainly in the city of Valencia, Spain, hold immense cultural significance and are a testament to the city’s rich history and traditions. Fallas are a manifestation of artistic and creative expression, where neighborhoods and communities come together to build elaborate, towering sculptures made of wood, paper, and other materials. These intricate monuments, often satirical and thought-provoking, serve as a means to both commemorate and critique various aspects of society. The festival, which culminates in a grandiose display of fireworks, music, and the burning of these colossal artworks, symbolizes the renewal of the spirit and the embracing of change. The Fallas not only showcase the Valencian people’s passion for art and community but also offer an extraordinary opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in a dynamic cultural experience. The vibrant parades, the aroma of traditional cuisine, and the warm hospitality of the locals make it a truly unforgettable event, making a trip to witness the Fallas Valencianas a journey worth taking. So if you are a digital nomad coming to Valencia, you might consider March as your TOP month to visit the city.
5- Escape the Routine Exploring Nature next to Valencia
The 5th reason why you should move to Valencia in 2024 is NATURE. One of the best things to do when you’re a digital nomad in Valencia is to plan a trip out of the city. There are so many things to visit and explore in the surroundings, it is full of small villages, natural parks, and seaside resorts such as Denia or Jàvea.
A car trip will take you to Medieval fort towns like Peñiscola, villages with art installations like Fanzara rivers allowing you to swim all year round as in Montañejos, skiing in Teruel, wine tasting in Requena and Utiel, beaches on the Costa del Azahar or Costa Blanca north, bustling towns with Roman and Moorish Castles and fiestas such as Xativa, Alcoy and Sagunto, fantastic hiking and climbing in and around Chulilla.
Valencia as a city offers the best quality of life with a Mediterranean lifestyle: 300 sunny days, nature around, a healthy life, and amazing landscapes Its combination of accessibility, climate, culture, nature, opportunity, and work-life balance make it an ideal destination for people looking to change their life. Check out our new coliving-coworking space in Valencia, right next to the beach! Click here!
Valencia is always full of life, it offers you the ideal conditions to know the country and its culture, to meet its friendly people, its affordable prices, atmosphere, its festivals, wonderful beaches, cafes and terraces offering music, a vibrant nightlife under the midnight moon, makes Valencia a passionate City.
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