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These 6 Countries Are The Most Desired Digital Nomad Destinations Of 2023

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Which destinations around the world are digital nomads most excited about? A new survey reveals the most desired digital nomad hotspots of 2023.

Flatio, an online marketplace for mid-term rentals that's perfect for digital nomads, recently released the results of a survey of over 1,200 digital nomads.

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One question asked about which countries digital nomads were most excited to visit next.

While Portugal was just named the best country in the world for digital nomads according to this survey, here are the destinations where digital nomads want to go next:

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1. Spain

Spain tops the list, with 14.5% of respondents saying this is the country they want to go to next. Spain is perfect for digital nomads, whether you're looking for fast-paced city life or a more laid-back lifestyle at the beach.

Madrid and Barcelona are two of the most popular cities in Spain for digital nomads, while Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands is a great base for digital nomads who want year-round sunshine.

Compared to the rest of Western Europe, Spain is a very budget-friendly destination second only to Portugal, especially once you get outside the big cities.

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2. Brazil

Another one of the most desired digital nomad destinations of 2023 is Brazil. More than 13% of digital nomads said they would love to live in Brazil next.

Brazil is one of many countries that has launched a digital nomad visa specifically targeted at foreign remote workers who want to live and work in Brazil.

This large and diverse country is also home to South America's first digital nomad village. From vibrant big cities like Rio to charming beach towns, Brazil is a great place for digital nomads.

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3. Madeira

Madeira is an autonomous region of Portugal made up of several islands off the coast of Africa. While mainland Portugal is extremely popular with digital nomads, these tiny islands are proving to be another big hotspot for remote workers.

Madeira lures visitors with affordable prices, year-round sunny weather, beautiful beaches, and a quaint coastal charm.

It's also easier than ever for Americans to get to Madeira thanks to a new nonstop flight from the United States.

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4. Sri Lanka

Although it may not be the first country you think of when it comes to digital nomad hotspots, Sri Lanka is making a name for itself. More than 10% of digital nomads are interested in traveling to this small island country in the Indian Ocean.

Sri Lanka is growing in popularity, despite some recent upheaval. It's a stunning destination with lots of value for both tourists and digital nomads.

If you're looking for an underrated and affordable digital nomad destination, this is a great option that is still off the beaten path.

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5. Thailand

Thailand has long been a digital nomad hotspot, along with being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia.

Urban Bangkok, mountainous Chiang Mai, and laidback beaches like Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan are all popular bases for digital nomads who want to enjoy an affordable and comfortable lifestyle in Thailand.

The country also offers digital nomad visas, making it an attractive option for digital nomads who would like to stay in the country long-term.

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6. Portugal

Although it's already the most popular destination for digital nomads, Portugal is also high up on the wishlist for digital nomads who haven't been yet.

It's not hard to see why: Portugal is the most affordable country in Western Europe, making it easy to live well on a budget. Beautiful cities like Porto and Lisbon and beach towns like Lagos are ideal hotspots for digital nomads.

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Belinda Seaton

Saturday 29th of July 2023

I don't understand how Portugal can be a good destination when they just had a huge demonstration to protest high rent! I think what is happening is Nomads have more money to spend and that is raising the rent for the locals.Would you please address that?


Monday 31st of July 2023

@Belinda Seaton, Thanks for sharing your opinion on this - it's definitely something important that should not be brushed off. However, I don't think digital nomads are the sole cause of the cost of living crisis in Portugal. Foreign investment, an overall rise in tourism, and a lack of new construction have an impact too. But thanks for raising an important consideration on this.