Over 200 digital nomads and remote workers from over 30 countries met in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at the Nomad City, an event which has managed to place the capital of Gran Canaria in the ‘top ten’ of the Nomad List, an international ranking of ideal cities for these types of workers.
The ‘Nomad List’ collects specific data from each city, such as internet speed, safety, access to culture or leisure and weather. In this context, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with a score of 4.8 out of 5, ranks 6th out of hundreds of destinations analysed, thanks to its healthcare system, the possibility of touring the city by foot and road safety. The list also highlights its safety, internet speed, freedom of expression and quality of life, among other factors.
The Nomad City gathered over 200 digital nomads in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria between 18th and 24th September with the aim of turning the island into a leading work centre for remote workers.
The organisers of the project, who had the backing of the Island Council (Cabildo de Gran Canaria), through the Tourist Board and the Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria (SPEGC), and the Town Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, stressed the importance of this event to attract professionals and companies from different business areas and countries, taking advantage of the fact that the island has appropriate infrastructures and facilities, services which are of a European standard, excellent connectivity and great quality of life.
In addition to the training workshops, during the event participants were able to learn about the opportunities and advantages the island has to offer for startups and remote workers or digital nomads, as well as its particular tax features and financial support which they can benefit from in the Canary Islands, its suitability as an environment to develop business and its connectivity with Europe, African and America.