The goal of this post is to help you find the best colivings in Gran Canaria, a beautiful island full of possibilities where remote workers have balance while working…
If you are looking for a community on an island full of diversity, nature, culture, and lots of fun, then keep reading…
We believe in the benefits of coliving spaces. Collaboration, learning from each other, and sharing free time with other like-minded people, should be the main reasons to choose one or another.
Next to it, sharing common areas in the same house increases your positive impact and sustainability.
Community is another advantage of colivings, we all know the bad consequences of living alone.
For me, Gran Canaria has 3 different vibes, call it atmospheres, or ecosystems, each one different, full of diversity, and possibilities.
It doesn’t matter your preferences, you will find your place.
1- North of the Island
2- South of the Island
3- Las Palmas city.
Communications are reliable, and having a sunny day on the beach while living on the top of the island in a rural and almost isolated house is easy, fast, and cheap.
North of the Island
The North of Gran Canaria is full of small and medium-sized villages and towns. Mostly rural and full of local people. Residents work in agriculture, farming, or on services in Las Palmas city.
The landscape is green and hilly. You will be surrounded by banana farms near the coast, and pine forest on the top.
Local communities keep the island’s identity, traditions, culture, and heritage. If you are looking for a real local experience, this area could be your best choice.
There is a good offer of rural accommodation, beautiful, traditional houses where you can work and relax in the middle of the countryside…
It´s one of the best options when living in this part of the island. Gran Canaria is full of paths and tracks to walk, and there is tons of information on the internet to choose a different route every day or weekend.
Most of the people take the bus to the top of the island and hike down to different villages or natural areas.
Surf and natural pools
The North is full of surf spots, some for beginners and others for experienced surfers…
The North is open to the Atlantic Ocean and most of the year the sea is rough, but I´ll recommend the natural pools, many of them are perfect for enjoying the sun and the sea safely.
What you need
You can move around the island by bus, the service is reliable, always on time, It is easy and cheap to go from your Coliving or house to any place on the island in less than a few hours…
But I know that for many of you, time is very important, in that case maybe you will rent a car.
Gran Canaria goes from 0 mt on the coast to 1955 mt on the top, in some places you need a good jacket in winter…
Agaete and El Cabo Coliving
Agaete is one of the most beautiful places in the north of Gran Canaria, originally a fisherman’s village.
In August they celebrate La Rama, turning a quiet village into a 24-hour party, full of local people from all over the island…
There are two beaches and one natural pool, I love this one. Hikes are simply unbelievable, if you are into nature, identity, and tradition, then Agaete is one of your best options.
El Cabo Coliving
Some of the best colivings in Gran Canaria are in the North. Repeople is the biggest Coliving operator in the Canary Islands, a few years ago they opened a space to live in a community while working in Agaete.
It is a modern building with 30 rooms. Near the Coliving they have a coworking space where you can work almost next to the sea.
The views from this Coliving are amazing, the rooftop is probably the ideal place to spend your evening talking and drinking something…
The South of the Island
The landscape in this part of the island is different from the North, here is mostly dry, in some areas desertic, and very sunny most of the year.
In the South is where the mass tourism industry concentrates all the resorts, hotels, and apartments, with amazing beaches like Playa del Ingles, together with services and nightlife.
The economy of the island is mostly based on the millions of tourists spending a few weeks a year in these hotels and apartments.
There are no colivings so far in the South. But some coworkings are opening…
I´ll be honest, most remote workers I have met don´t want to stay there… Why? Probably because remote workers, work, and travel for longer periods, and don´t want to feel like tourists.
Anyway, if you like tourist accommodations and vibes, some Digital Nomads go there to work and enjoy the sun in hotels and apartments…
Las Palmas City
It´s the biggest city in the Canary Islands, full of possibilities, with an amazing beach inside, together with nightlife, culture, heritage, communities of all kinds, communications, many different coworking spaces, shopping centers, etc, etc…
Most remote workers and Digital Nomads coming to the Canaries, choose Las Palmas…
Why? Young generations of remote workers look for local communities where they can feel and enjoy the local culture, and also due to…
- Services of all kinds
- Sports facilities all over the city
- Las Canteras beach
- Shopping centers and shops
- Restaurants and nightlife
As you can see there is something for anybody looking to experience a city, with great weather all year around.
A few weeks ago I was talking with a remote worker from Berlin who explained to me that one of the main reasons to come to Las Palmas was the dancing community, vibes, and options that she found here, Bachata, Salsa, etc…
For many remote workers, the best colivings in Gran Canaria are in Las Palmas, lets deep into some of them…
Coliving in Las Palmas
There are different coliving accommodations in the city. Most spaces are in a few neighborhoods, due to cultural reasons, services, or because there is a nearby beach.
Repeople concentrate most of their colivings in this area, it´s a neighborhood very well located, with a nearby beach, Las Alcarabaneras, sports facilities, and other options to enjoy life after work.
With four spaces very near one another, this operator offers high-quality accommodation in some of the best houses in the city.
They also have two coworking spaces, but working in the house is also a pleasure, with gardens, great rooftops, barbecues, balconies, etc…
They offer all you need to work productively and have fun after…
More info www.repeople.com
Culture, heritage, tradition, great restaurants, excellent shops, small streets with beautiful traditional houses, everything is possible in the Vegueta y Triana area.
We love to walk in the old town, drinking or eating something in these old streets full of history is always an experience.
Coliving 1907 is located in the old town, in a beautiful protected house, with amazing rooms, and a great rooftop to work or to enjoy a good talk…
You have everything you need around this space, from shops to theatre, concerts, art, etc…
More info www.coliving1907.com
On the other side of the city is located La Luz Port and Las Canteras beach, this area is not as old as Vegueta and Triana, most of the buildings and houses were built after 1883 when we started the construction of the modern Port.
Famous for the quality and beauty of Las Canteras beach, most remote workers come in winter, when the local weather is like summer and the beach looks like August, not only to sunbathe but to play outdoor sports, or go for a swing after work.
In this area, there is a small Coliving, with a sustainable proposition to all remote workers conscious about their impact…
I can´t remember the name of the space in this area, something like La Isleta Coliving, or maybe EcoIsleta Coliving …
As you can see in this post, you will get different possibilities, vibes, and options depending if you stay in the South or the North, think about what you need, and then choose the right Coliving
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