Working remotely in the Algarve - A SandyBlue guide
Are you thinking about working remotely in the Algarve? There is nothing better than closing the laptop for the day and getting some time to yourself. Imagine doing this in a SandyBlue villa or apartment?
We personally couldn't think of a better solution to achieving work-life balance! You're probably thinking about the logistics of working in Portugal for an extended workation, but we're here to help you out!
Why is the Algarve a great place to work remotely?
Putting sunshine and sea to the side for a moment...I know, what are we thinking!? However, it is worth noting that in 2021, Portugal passed a law that prevents employers from contacting staff outside of working hours. Already, this tells us that Portugal is certainly progressive when it comes to working remotely.
Of course, your employer might not be based here but it still demonstrates that it's the perfect place to unwind after a long day of work. Many UK residents, who are embracing the rise of the ‘workation’, are choosing Portugal as their remote working destination. So, here's what you'll need to know!
What does visiting Portugal as a remote worker involve?
You might be wondering if there are any specific legal requirements should you want to work in the Algarve remotely. For people looking for a more permanent move, Portugal introduced a digital nomad visa. As of October 2022, Portugal is offering this new visa for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. You can find all information on the Digital Nomad Visa here!
The benefits to your work-life balance
After the rise of the ‘workation’, a new buzzword has emerged which we also expect to be on everyone’s minds. ‘Bleisure’ travel, where one mixes business with travel, is becoming popular due to a rise in remote workers.
Research shows that a majority of ‘bleisure’ travelers stay at the same place for both the business and leisure portions of their stay. Having this familiarity, yet working in a different location, creates a real sense of work-life balance.
A different climate also works wonders for your creativity when it comes to work. Then, when it's time to log off for the day, you can make the most of the sunshine. From cycling to hiking trails, it's a great chance to embrace nature.
Where can you stay?
If you are seeking a longer stay in the Algarve to work remotely, SandyBlue is here to help! We have a number of 'longer stays' properties, perfectly catered to your needs. From fast Wi-Fi to lovely spaces to work, our 'longer stays' Algarve villas will definitely help you work hard and play harder!