With the digital nomad lifestyle significantly increasing, countries are looking for alternative ways to attract tourists. And Spain just announced that they would be introducing a digital nomad visa that will allow tourists to stay and work for a maximum of 12 months. Startups will also be given tax incentives to encourage young entrepreneurs to move to the country.
Because of the pandemic and the lack of job opportunities, many small towns and villages in Spain have started working on new strategies to attract remote workers. About 30 towns across the country have joined the Red Nacional de Pueblos Acogedores para el Teletrabajo (or National Network of Welcoming Villages for Remote Workers), offering diverse benefits to remote workers.
Spain as the Latest Digital Nomad Destination
Small towns such as Griegos have started betting on remote workers as a new way to improve their economy or to repopulate their streets.
Digital nomads can choose to stay for a short vacation or make these places their temporary homes. The new digital nomad visa lasts up to 12 months, and young entrepreneurs have different facilities such as tax incentives to encourage them to visit the country.
Among the national network of welcoming villages, you can find options such as:
- La Rioja
- Las Palmas
The official website of Pueblos Acogedores has an interactive map with all the information you need to know about the villages and towns. From location and population to costs and connectivity (4G) details.
For more information, visit their website.