In this digital nomad guide to Montenegro, I’ll cover the ins and outs of digital nomad life in this beautiful country. From safety and where to live, to the best coworking spaces and things to do, you’ll find out all you need to know within this article.
Montenegro (translated literally as ‘Black Mountain’), is a relatively small country, sandwiched between Croatia and Albania on the Adriatic Sea. It also shares borders with Serbia, Kosovo, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
It has a population of just over 600,000, but don’t let its small size fool you. Montenegro offers some of the most spectacular scenery I’ve ever seen. It’s home to mountains and ancient caves, top-class ski resorts, glacial lakes, and beautiful beaches.
The country is so compact that you can ski and spend time on the beach on the same day. Its cities, including the capital, Podgorica, offer cool bars and restaurants and the country has a great cafe culture.
Its friendly people and cheap food, drink, and accommodation options (compared to other destinations in Europe), make it a great hidden gem for digital nomads.
After living in Montenegro as a digital nomad for just over 2 months, I’m going to share everything I learned during my time in this captivating country.
Living as a Digital Nomad in Montenegro
Being a digital nomad in Montenegro is easier than you might think. You just need to carefully consider where to base yourself, as high-speed WiFi and coworking spaces are more often found in the towns and cities.
The more rural you get – and Montenegro gets very rural in places – the less likely you are to find these things. The good thing about being a digital nomad in Montenegro though, is that SIMs are incredibly cheap; meaning you can use these as hot spots if you find yourself out in the middle of nowhere for a few days.
Despite cafes being plentiful, they are often on the small side, and so aren’t able to house a dozen freelancers drinking coffee all day. However, coworking spaces are available in major towns all along the coast and within the capital city. Encouragingly, the number of all-in-one coworking and coliving spaces, such as Playworking, is on the rise.
I’d describe Montenegro as having an up-and-coming digital nomad scene. Travelers and ex-pats are now realizing what a fantastic option Montenegro is for those who love the outdoors, show-stopping scenery, and year-round mild…