Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal and a major area on the Iberian peninsula which has become popular for coliving in the past few years. This a rather unique city for digital nomads to come and get the experience to call home. Porto city itself is home to 250,000 residents, while the surrounding area is home to 2.5 million residents. There are plenty of chances to meet new local people and remote workers here, all while getting the chance to experience a new culture. You will find so much history in this beautiful coastal city, as Porto is one of Europe's oldest centers and was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.
Most of the city center rests on hills along a riverfront, giving the area a relatively cool climate year-round. The yearly average is usually 50ºF to 70ºF, which is perfect for those digital nomads looking to escape the extreme heat but are not looking for anywhere too cold. Although it doesn’t sit immediately on the coast the city is only 10 minutes away from the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. The city is home to many of Portugal's leading corporations and has seen an increase in tourism over the past decade. This beautiful city won the “European Best Destination” award on three separate occasions.
Here in this cultural hub, you will find all sorts of cuisine and nightlife to experience. From small bakeries and cafes all the way to food chains and high-end restaurants to dine at for lunch and dinner. As the sun sets you’ll be able to find plenty of bars with live music to sit down at and enjoy. Getting around won’t be a problem as the city has great public transport, from bus services to a light rail system that connects the city. Its international airport lays just a few miles outside of the city center, with flights taking you all around Europe.
Fun facts about Porto:
- Portugal was actually named after the city Porto
- Porto is Portugal’s second-largest city, after Lisbon, and is an important Atlantic port
- The most famous export of Porto is port wine, which is named after the city