Gran Canaria: on top of the national ranking for digital nomads

Gran Canaria has started 2021 strongly in the world of remote work, with the island being rated by professionals from the sector as the top Spanish destination on the leading portal for digital nomads, Nomad List.

In February 2021, Gran Canaria not only was the highest-ranked Spanish destination, it also occupied the sixth place in the global ranking (Tenerife ranked 10th while Barcelona was validated on the 15th position).

Gran Canaria showed the third-highest digital connectivity rate among the top destinations, ranked just behind Singapore and Berlin.

Nomad List ( is a dynamic ranking with real-time updates that reflects the opinions and valuations of its vast network of users. In 2020, as many as 1 million digital nomads shared information on their favourite destinations. A total of 1,354 cities in 195 countries receive continuous evaluation of their quality as work and leisure destinations.

Gran Canaria performed remarkably well in the most valued attributes: cost of living, climate and connectivity. It also scored above average in other features such as security, diversity/LGBTQ+ friendliness and air quality.

Gran Canaria, and in particular the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, stands out due to the excellent climate, the range of coworking spaces, the quality of life and the healthcare system.

The Economic Development Agency of Gran Canaria (SPEGCm in its Spanish acronym) is a local agency that is firmly committed to raising awareness of the island and promote local economic performance through its ‘Best in Gran Canaria’ initiative. It also actively works to attract business projects and entrepreneurs, particularly those working in the field of technology and innovation.