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15 Offbeat Digital Nomad Destinations You Need to Visit Now

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Ready for an adventure that mixes work and wanderlust? Check out my handpicked list of the coolest, under-the-radar spots for remote workers.

Whether you’re already a digital nomad or just itching to make your living room view a little more scenic, I’ve got you covered. I’ve visited most of the places on this list, working as I traveled the globe in many of them.

Ever thought about typing away in a cozy café in Merida, Mexico, or brainstorming your next big project on the beaches of Huatulco? How about trading your usual office for the historic streets of Seville, Spain, or finding inspiration among the colonial buildings of Penang, Malaysia?

Exploring Less Traveled Digital Nomad Destinations

Yeah, I thought that might grab your attention. These off-the-beaten-path places aren’t just beautiful backdrops for your Zoom calls; they’re where high-speed internet and low living costs meet incredible culture and a buzzing community.

From the charm of Porto, Portugal, to the tranquil vibes of Siem Reap, Cambodia, every spot on my list has something unique to offer. So, why stick to the usual when you can work (and play) in some of the world’s most inspiring locales?

Let’s find your next great adventure.

My top unusual spots for digital nomads:

  • Merida, Mexico
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Seville, Spain
  • Huatulco, Mexico
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Penang, Malaysia
  • Malaga, Spain

Read on to learn more about why these destinations made the cut, and discover eight more bonus places. Where will you log in from next?

What makes a destination good for digital nomads?

The ideal place for a digital nomad starts with reliable high-speed internet, affordable living costs, and coworking spaces. A strong community of like-minded individuals is vital for networking and socializing as well. Generally, that means a community of other expats.

Safety, good weather, and access to healthcare are also crucial, as is a great VPN with a browser extension, like those listed by Techopedia, as this will help you access webpages from anywhere in the world so you can continue working as normal, and even access streaming and gaming services in your downtime.

Top that off with a vibrant local culture, leisure activities, and easy visa processes (or ideally, no visa requirements) and you’ll get a place that’s attractive for long-term workers.

Laptop under a thatched umbrella digital nomad at work

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