Live and Work in the Canary Islands

When your afterwork 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

Paix et une vue spectaculaire
APPARTEMENT vue sur la MER 28

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

Résidence El Jaral
Prix :$981  CAD / par mois
Charmant studio avec vue sur la mer à 5 min de la plage
Prix :$1 670  CAD / par mois
Finca la désirée Pedro & Guaci
Prix :$880  CAD / par mois

Find a stay in Gran Canaria

PLAGE DE LAS CANTERAS
Prix :$1 592  CAD / par mois
Smile Canteras Beach ! un espace pour se détendre.
Prix :$1 952  CAD / par mois
Appartement dans le centre de Las Palmas
Prix :$1 852  CAD / par mois

Find a stay in Fuerteventura

Lumineuse Chambre avec vue
Prix :$631  CAD / par mois
La maison d'Emma
Prix :$1 170  CAD / par mois
Résidence Dunasol/Piscine/Fibra
Prix :$1 722  CAD / par mois

Find a stay in Lanzarote

Oasis Angela
Prix :$1 836  CAD / par mois
The Nomad Cave - Room 301
Prix :$764  CAD / par mois
Penthouse Charco
Prix :$2 051  CAD / par mois

Find a stay in La Palma

TANAUSÚ 2 Charmant appartement à Los Llanos !
Prix :$1 108  CAD / par mois
Appartement face à la plage de Santa Cruz
Prix :$2 003  CAD / par mois
El Mirador de Amaneceres, votre place à La Palma
Prix :$1 592  CAD / par mois

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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    Visite sous les étoiles de Ténérife
    Espagne
    Surfez sur les vagues de Grande Canarie
    Espagne
    Découverte de vin canarien à Bodega Los Lirios
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