In an increasingly digitalised world and with enormous freedom to choose where we want to telecommute from, Malaga is a perfect destination for digital nomads.
Malaga is one of the main destinations in Southern Europe, due to its unique location and Mediterranean climate, its cosmopolitan atmosphere and its wide range of leisure and culture.
As we will present below, the province of Malaga offers a huge variety of advantages for those who choose the Costa del Sol for teleworking.
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Malaga for Digital Nomads – Why choose Malaga for teleworking?
We warn you, as soon as we start listing the long list of benefits, your mouth will be watering!
Located just 8 km from the centre of Malaga, Malaga-Costa del Sol International Airport has connections to more than 140 cities worldwide.
The local train network connects the airport with some of the most important coastal towns, such as Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Fuengirola, as well as with the Maria Zambrano train station in the centre of Malaga from where several high-speed trains depart to Madrid, Cordoba and Barcelona.
In case you didn’t already know, in Malaga we have no less than 320 days of sunshine per year on average.
This mild climate (except for the summer months) makes the coastal strip in particular a paradise that we can enjoy all year round. Undoubtedly one of the great factors that contribute significantly to a good quality of life.
Oh, the famous Mediterranean diet! Here you have it, with the best the sea has to offer, together with a huge variety of tropical fruit and vegetables (even organic) from the Guadalhorce Valley, also known as the orchard of Malaga.
And, due to the mild climate, we have it all year round, from mile zero, ripening in the sun.
Andalusian cuisine is a delicacy. There are countless tasty dishes that developed from simple dishes for the peasants, both spoon dishes and a variety of meats that you can find especially in the inland villages.
Huge choice of leisure activities
Having a good time is in the blood of the Malagueños, they can’t help it! Any occasion is a good excuse to party with family and friends, to go out dancing, to have dinner, drinks or tapas.
Therefore, the choice of bars is immense. In Malaga you can go to a different bar every night for a whole year and you still haven’t seen a fifth of them.
And we haven’t even mentioned the Beach Bars in Malaga, something very much our own and absolutely essential! Or you can go to one of the best Beach Clubs, and cocktail in hand, enjoy the music of the best DJs.
The cinemas located in the shopping centres usually offer films in their original version, as does the recently opened Malaga drive-in cinema.
Great cultural offer
Malaga is the Spanish city with the most museums in its old town. If you are interested in culture, you also have a wide offer that you can combine perfectly with a coffee on a terrace in the city centre.
Malaga is also very dedicated to music, theatre, exhibitions, street markets to name but a few. If you want to keep up to date, we publish a monthly events calendar for Malaga and the Costa del Sol.
Beaches for all tastes
The Costa del Sol has a total of 160 km of beaches from Nerja in the easternmost part to Manilva, bordering the province of Cadiz.
While the beaches on the west coast from Manilva to Malaga are the most explored by tourists, the beaches on the east coast from Malaga to Nerja have not only a different physiognomy with many beautiful and hidden coves, but are also less crowded.
Nature in its purest form & Outdoor activities
What we have in Malaga is simply spectacular, in addition to the wide range of sun and beach activities.
In our extensive Costa del Sol Guide that we are continually expanding, you can find lots of ideas:
Outdoor & adventure activities in Malaga, our first National Park in Malaga, discover the Caminito del Rey or El Saltillo, try Tandem Paragliding, take a tour of the spectacular Torcal de Antequera, discover Ronda, go into the most impressive caves of Malaga, discover the charming White Villages of the Genal Valley or the White Villages of the Axarquia, walk through ancient forests of Spanish firs…
Just to give you an idea of the infinite number of things you can do in Malaga!
Moreover, according to the prestigious magazine Forbes, Malaga is among the 20 best cities in the world to work and live, naming the variety of international schools and low crime rate or the cost of housing.
To which we can add without doubt the enormous friendliness of the Malagueños, the pleasant treatment wherever you are, you can strike up a conversation, you can see someone smiling.
Being a Digital Nomad in Malaga
Did you know that Malaga in 2020 was European Capital of Smart Tourism? The title recognises the achievements of cities in four areas: accessibility, digitalisation, sustainability and cultural heritage and creativity.
The City Council has recently launched a new platform, Malaga WorkBay, which offers all the relevant information that a teleworker needs to set up in Malaga and be able to work and/or start up a business: services, transport, accommodation, etc.
It also has a technical office to assist teleworkers, offering them personalised guidance. By simply registering through the website, you can access a space for personalised attention, discounts and advantages, cultural and leisure activities, as well as networking meetings.
It is available in Spanish, English and German.
Coworking Spaces in Malaga
Both in the capital and in other cities along the Costa del Sol (Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Marbella and Estepona) there are a large number of Coworking spaces, shared offices where you can recreate the best working environment, with the advantage of separating your personal space from your work space.
Malaga city Coworking Spaces
- La Aduana Cowork
- Innovation Campus
- Larios First Workspaces
- The Living Room Coworking
- Coworking Málaga
- Coworking Málaga Centro
- Coworking Malaca XXI
- Metropolitan Design Lab
- Área Cowork
- Vértice Emprende Málaga
- Coworking Doblemitad
- Grow Working
- El centro Coworking
- La Marina Coworking
- Ecolaboral Coworking
Torremolinos Coworking Spaces
Benalmádena Coworking Spaces
- Coworking Benalmádena
Fuengirola Coworking Spaces
Marbella Coworking Spaces
Estepona Coworking Spaces
- Estepona Coworking
Coliving – Shared flats in Malaga
Obviously, in addition to work you will need a habitat, unless you are a Digital Nomad in the purest style and want to rent a campervan with us! In this case, you’ll find everything you need in the section dedicated to campervan rentals!
But if you are looking for something more central in Malaga, there is a platform that offers rooms in shared flats, thrcoliving.
PTA – Malaga Technology Park
In Malaga there are more than 60 international companies, most of them are located in the TechPark (such as Google, TDK, Ericsson, Accenture or Vodafone).
There there are currently a total of 630 companies, more than 150 of them newly created.
The TechPark Malaga will have a new residential building by the end of 2022. The building also has 56 parking spaces and a swimming pool, as well as a bar-cafeteria, laundry, common rooms, a multi-purpose room, a gym, coworking spaces, a social lounge with a cinema, an events room and a restaurant.
Working from a campervan
If you are a digital nomad in Malaga at heart, maybe you want to be able to enjoy your work in any corner of our beautiful province.
Check out thecompact and more affordable camper, the Volkswagen California Beach.
You can also learn more about campervan hire in Malaga in our other article, where we explain about available models and recommended practices with a campervan.
Glamping – Luxury campsites in Malaga
And last but not least, there are also other very nice alternatives for digital nomads in Malaga where you can stay for a while: The best luxury campsites in Malaga, generally ecologically sustainable places with all kinds of amenities, an interesting option when you prefer nature to the city.
How to get around
In Malaga for digital nomads, renting a car is the best option to explore the Costa del Sol and the province of Malaga with total freedom and discover its beautiful corners. And we can assure you that there are many!
We, Malagacar.com, are a car hire company with a long experience at Malaga airport.
Not only do we have a first-class service and transparency of prices, but we also surely have the vehicle you are looking for. We have an extensive fleet that we renew periodically.
Unbeatable rates for car hire
- Large fleet of brand new cars.
- Pay on arrival.
- What you see is what you pay.
- No hard sell at desk.
- VIP delivery service for free.
- No fuel rip-off, we do not charge refueling service fee.