Inside the ninth-largest Spanish city, there is a mix of culture, including African, Chinese, and Indian, making it a wonderfully unique destination to try coliving in. Not only that, but there is also a thriving nomadic and ex-pat community in the city.
Las Palmas is the capital city of Gran Canaria, and as such, has excellent weather all year round. Due to its location just off the North-West of Africa, it is known as a major cruise port with an abundance of duty-free shopping and, best of all, a coral barrier that lines the extensive beaches - a diver’s paradise.
In the city, there is a feeling of a big village, where the market runs every day and residents know their neighbors. Particularly in the Pueblo Canario, a replica of a traditional Canarian village. If you pop by here on a Thursday afternoon or a Sunday morning, you might be lucky enough to see a free live Canarian folk music performance. But that’s not it, visiting digital nomads can enjoy the annual Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival, the highlight of any islander’s calendar.
While remote working in the city, you can visit many of the historic neighborhoods, such as the Arenales, which is home to the El Obelisco, as well as the La Isleta, which features a lot of the old parts of the city. Remote workers will love the trendy pedestrianized streets that connect Bravo Murillo to the Plaza Cairasco and will enjoy the restaurants and a glass of something on an evening. Just outside the city, there is a well-known wonder called the Caldera de Bandama. This geological site is well worth the 200m hike down, so get those hiking shoes on.
Whether staying a few weeks or a few months, this city is an excellent spot for a coliving experience. Not only is there great Internet, but also the transport system is well connected. Many locals use the super affordable city bike system when not using the buses, but you can also use the ferry to hope around the other islands during your time.
Fun facts about Las Palmas:
- Best Climate in the World
- It has a Co-Capital, called Santa Cruz
- Famous actor and Academy Award winner, Javier Bardem is from here
- Canarian wrestling and Vela Latina are unique sports to the city