Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Across multiple industries, remote working continues to dominate the way professionals are approaching their careers. In particular, the rise of the ‘digital nomad’ has been a significant conversation in the travel world.

With more people working on their own terms, a wave is happening. These professionals are branching out from their own cities and experiencing work from a new location. Portugal, and the Algarve in particular, is quickly becoming a popular choice.


Portugal has shown an increasingly progressive attitude towards remote working. In 2021, the government passed a law that prevents employers from contacting staff outside of working hours. The country has since extended an invitation to digital nomads to enjoy these benefits.


The affinity that this market builds for a specific location is great for owners in the Algarve. As mentioned, they prefer to stay in the same place for both travel and business. These extended stays guarantee a steady stream of rental income. Marketing to this demographic is something SandyBlue is already doing. The simple message of fast Wi-Fi, great interiors and relaxing outdoor space creates great allure for remote workers everywhere. Ultimately, it generates a pool of repeat guests that cannot be ignored.


In The Portugal News