Live and Work in the Canary Islands

When your after-work routine is sea, sun and adventure

How would you like to go surfing on your lunch break? Or end your working day with a mountain hike?

As part of our Live and Work Anywhere program, Airbnb has partnered with the Canary Islands to highlight why this destination is an excellent choice for remote workers.

This cluster of Spanish islands in the Atlantic Ocean offers the most hours of sunshine per year in Europe, so it feels like spring all year-round. There’s great internet connectivity and affordable living, all to the backdrop of stunning beaches and nature.


Browse remote-work-friendly stays in the Canary Islands

Peace and spectacular views
Price:$57 / night
El Paso La Palma Bedroom/bathroom/parking.
Price:$38 / night
Apartment and pool in La Garita, sea view
Price:$49 / night

Why work from the Canary Islands?

A beautiful setting with direct access to nature

Canarians will tell you they have the best climate in the world and it’s hard to disagree: the temperature average is 23ºc year-round, and the archipelago enjoys the most hours of sunshine per year in Europe. If you’re craving nature, you won’t be disappointed: expect sea views, natural parks and spectacular beaches where you can take relaxing post-work strolls or hone your surfing skills. For active visitors, there’s a great culture of hiking, cycling, running and climbing.

A beautiful setting with direct access to nature

Canarians will tell you they have the best climate in the world and it’s hard to disagree: the temperature average is 23ºc year-round, and the archipelago enjoys the most hours of sunshine per year in Europe. If you’re craving nature, you won’t be disappointed: expect sea views, natural parks and spectacular beaches where you can take relaxing post-work strolls or hone your surfing skills. For active visitors, there’s a great culture of hiking, cycling, running and climbing.

A great set-up for remote workers

The Canaries are full of rugged natural beauty, but there’s also excellent-quality internet broadband across all the islands, as well as plenty of purpose-designed coworking spaces and a thriving network of international entrepreneurs and skilled workers. Remote workers benefit from a timezone that matches GMT. Plus, it’s easy to feel right at home thanks to the welcoming, open culture.

A great set-up for remote workers

The Canaries are full of rugged natural beauty, but there’s also excellent-quality internet broadband across all the islands, as well as plenty of purpose-designed coworking spaces and a thriving network of international entrepreneurs and skilled workers. Remote workers benefit from a timezone that matches GMT. Plus, it’s easy to feel right at home thanks to the welcoming, open culture.

Tenerife
The largest island, Tenerife is fantastic for outdoor activities from beach trips and watersports on the Atlantic beaches, to breathtaking hikes and trails in the mountains, including Teide, the third highest volcano in the world. On top of this, there’s a growing international community of remote workers and a lively social scene with plenty of food and drink options, festivals and art venues.
Gran Canaria
This island is known as the ‘mini continent’ thanks to its fabulous geographical contrasts, from sand dunes to beautiful pine forest and dramatic cliffs and ravines. As well as spellbinding nature, there’s also plenty on offer for culture-lovers too, from the buzzy larger towns on the coast, like Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to tranquil fishing villages that model a slower way of living.
Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura’s kilometer-long beaches with turquoise waters and white sand are known as some of the best in Europe. This island is a paradise for lovers of water sports like surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. There has been a big push to create remote-work-friendly spaces and you’ll find plenty in particular in the northern part, with a cluster of co-working spaces in La Oliva.
Tenerife
The largest island, Tenerife is fantastic for outdoor activities from beach trips and watersports on the Atlantic beaches, to breathtaking hikes and trails in the mountains, including Teide, the third highest volcano in the world. On top of this, there’s a growing international community of remote workers and a lively social scene with plenty of food and drink options, festivals and art venues.
Gran Canaria
This island is known as the ‘mini continent’ thanks to its fabulous geographical contrasts, from sand dunes to beautiful pine forest and dramatic cliffs and ravines. As well as spellbinding nature, there’s also plenty on offer for culture-lovers too, from the buzzy larger towns on the coast, like Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to tranquil fishing villages that model a slower way of living.
Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura’s kilometer-long beaches with turquoise waters and white sand are known as some of the best in Europe. This island is a paradise for lovers of water sports like surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. There has been a big push to create remote-work-friendly spaces and you’ll find plenty in particular in the northern part, with a cluster of co-working spaces in La Oliva.

Find a stay in Tenerife

New modern and chic apartment in a great location [museums]
Price:$1,566 / month
Ocean view. Enjoy your sunset.
Price:$1,051 / month
Beautiful penthouse with lots of charm and ocean views
Price:$1,747 / month

Find a stay in Gran Canaria

LAS QUARERAS BEACH
Price:$969 / month
Comfortable apartment in Las Canteras beach
Price:$1,421 / month
Tree House
Price:$1,465 / month

Find a stay in Fuerteventura

La Tortuguita - Lovely Studio with Impressive View
Price:$2,211 / month
Special remote work - free wifi - MIN 1 MONTH
Price:$1,553 / month
Centric and modern,smart TV and fiber optic.
Price:$797 / month

Find a stay in Lanzarote

Bienvenue à Casalanza Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote
Price:$1,659 / month
Lanzarote Ocean Sea View
Price:$1,379 / month
Beach Lanzarote Studio
Price:$1,445 / month

Find a stay in La Palma

Rooftop views of S/C de la Palma
Price:$990 / month
Beachfront Boutique Apartment
Price:$1,694 / month
Over the roof tops 2 S/C de La Palma
Price:$1,140 / month

Practical Information & Useful Links

  • Timezone: GMT
  • Weather: The days in the Canary Islands are long and sunny with mild temperatures. More here
  • Visa information: You can find visa information here
  • Tax information: Please see here
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