Almería: Guide for digital nomads

Are you thinking about working remotely from Almeria and want to find out more about the city?

If so, then this is the guide for you! Pues entonces, tachán, tachán…. ¡para ti hemos preparado la guía de Almería para nómadas digitales!

In this, we will focus on the most important factors reflected in the nomadlist, a community consisting of over 7000 people working remotely around the world.

Among other things, this guide includes information on:

If there is anything that you want to know that is not included in this guide, you can ask us at WorkSpace Coworking and we’ll be happy to help answer your questions

The climate in Almeria: perfect for enjoying the nomad lifestyle

Making the most of the time you spend outside of work is surely one of the most important goals as a digital nomad. A good climate helps a lot towards this.

In this respect, Almeria is ideal. It is mild throughout the year. The fact that there is little seasonality or times of heavy rain or cold weather means you can enjoy the city at any time of year.

The annual average temperature is around 19 degrees, with maximum temperatures rarely in excess of 30 degrees and minimum temperatures rarely below 12 degrees.

In addition, rain is almost non-existent. Almeria is one of the sunniest cities in Europe and has the most hours of sunshine per year of anywhere in the Iberian Peninsula, with 3,000 hours. Show me the weather

Can you imagine staying in a city like that?

You can spend every day outside, doing outdoor sports or enjoying a beer on one of the many terraces. You can live to the full in this city! The locals are well aware of this, and soon you’ll discover it too.

Do you think it might be too hot to work comfortably?

Don’t worry because if you come to our workspace you will find the ideal working conditions. All rooms are air conditioned and have natural lighting.

The cost of living in Almeria: one of the cheapest cities in Spain

Here in Almeria, you will have more purchasing power than in most cities in Spain, particularly because of the low rental prices. Here are some representative prices to give you an idea of costs:

  • Renting a room in a shared apartment can be as cheap as 200 euros per month all inclusive. If you want an apartment to yourself, you can rent a good place for about 350 euros, even near the beach (during low season).
  • In terms of food, there is the ‘tapas’ experience. For about 2.50 euros, you can get a beer with a tapas included (for example a small tuna steak). Two tapas could even be enough for lunch, so you might end up only paying 5 euros..
  • If you want something more substantial than tapas, a menu of the day will cost you around 10-12 euros. This includes a first course, second course, drink and dessert.
  • Breakfast is one of the cheapest meals in Almeria, and it’s delicious! You can have a coffee with toast for around 2.50 euros. You must try the tomato and ham toast, one of the most typical breakfasts in Almeria.
  • Beers of about 33cl cost between 2.5 and 3 euros in most bars and pubs, and a spirit and mixer (e.g. gin and tonic or rum and coke) costs between 5 and 6 euros.
  • If you want to go to the gym, the membership fee for many of them is between 30 and 50 euros a month.
  • A ticket at the cinema costs between 4.5 euros and 6 euros.
  • Public transport is quite cheap. A bus ticket in the city costs 1.05 euros, but there are also plenty of cycling lanes, so for 100 euros you can rent a bike and explore the city every day!

Co-working spaces in Almeria also have some of the lowest rates in Spain. For example, here at Workspace Coworking, you can reserve a space for 95 euros per month.

Monthly living costs in Almeria: An idea of budgeting for digital nomads

250€

MONTHLY RENT in a shared house with expenses (internet, water and electricity) included

95€

CO-WORKING space.

250€

FOOD

200€

LEISURE, excursions, sport and so on.

Given these amounts, you could live in Almeria, working remotely, with a budget of about 800 euros  800 euros per month. Depending on your lifestyle, your expenses may vary significantly, but this serves as an indicative budget on average.

Fun

Almeria is a city with a lot of life in the streets. One of the things that most surprise coworkers who come to the workspace is the ability of Almerians to lengthen their day after work. It’s very normal to spend the weeknights having some beers, going to a concert or seeing a film.

This happens for many reasons:

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Distances are short

So you can easily spend time with a friend after work. It will not take you an hour or so to meet at a bar as it might do in cities like Madrid or Barcelona.

The weather is generally excellent

So people are keen to be outside doing sports or dining on a terrace.

It’s a cheap city

So you can afford to do more things than you might be able to do in other places.

Going out in Almería

If you like nightlife, there are plenty of options. In the area of “Las Cuatro Calles” you will find most of the bars. The bars usually close at 4.00 a.m. and the discos at 6.00 a.m., so you can extend your nights for as long as you want at the weekends.

You are sure to find the atmosphere that best suits your tastes. As well as that, if you become a co-worker, we will guide you around the most interesting bars.

We love having a cool beer after a hard day!

Cultural attractions in Almería

If you like culture, there are many options available to you. For example, there is  La Oficina an association that includes theatre, talks, alternative cinema, language exchanges, and workshops among its offerings.

Another association that you might be interested in is  La Guajira. “La Guajira”. With a spectacular terrace in summer, at the foot of  la Alcazaba, this venue offers flamenco concerts at very affordable prices.

If you like jazz, you will enjoy Clasijazz. an association that has managed to bring international jazz artists such as Steve Kuhn, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau to Almeria. In addition to this, they offer a lot of activities like swing classes and singing workshops.

More information in Almería Cultura

Things to do in the area

The surrounding areas of Almeria should not be forgotten though. There are beaches and mountains, small coastal villages, movie theatres, caves, desert, and a Wild West style village amongst many other attractions.

There are many things to do outdoors

The sea is another of Almeria’s main attractions. In Almeria city, the most famous beach is “El Zapillo”, which can be enjoyed all year round for sports, the promenade, sunbathing or simply breakfast overlooking the sea.

Near the city there are many other spectacular beaches, such as within the area of  Cabo de Gata, a natural park with untouched beaches and few tourists. Several times a year we usually organise barbecues to which all co-workings go. At the last barbecue, one of the co-workers made a paella on the beach that was delicious.

And as to the mountains, have you heard of the Alpujarra?

This is the place where Gerald Brenan wrote “South from Granada” and it is a region that is on the southern slopes of Sierra Nevada, dividing the provinces of Almeria and Granada. It is an impressive place, full of nature and peppered with small white villages.

There, in addition to visiting the different villages, you can practise mountain sports, eat in a typical Alpujarran restaurant or buy handicrafts from the area. If you come to Almeria, don’t miss this area!

Mountain activities in Almería

If you like climbing, you will be interested to know that near Fondón, a village in the Alpujarras, you will find Cacín, one of the best places in Spain to go climbing.

Also, in many areas of Almeria, you will find great climbing routes. Just 5 minutes from the capital, on the road from Almeria to Aguadulce, there is Salto del Gallo or Tajo de los Presos.  More information

If you are not interested in climbing, there are lots of hiking routes in the province,.

Do you like skiing or snowboarding?

In less than 3 hours you can be skiing in the Sierra Nevada, one of the most famous mountain ranges in Spain.

Water sports in Almería

Diving, sailing, kitesurfing, windsurfing… there are endless watersports that can practise in Almeria. We have 217km of coastline formed of beaches with different characteristics.

Some beaches perfect for windsurfing or kitesurfing include “El Zapillo” in the capital, while other beaches have spectacular sea beds for diving such as those in Cabo de Gata. We even have the best beach in Spain, “Playa de las Muertos”, according to a recent ranking.

Security

Spain is a very safe country and Almeria is no different. If something gets stolen, it is often because something has been left. For example, if you are in a disco and you leave your bag on a chair and walk away, then it may be taken. This is probably not unlike anything that could happen anywhere else in the world.

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Spain is a very safe country and Almeria is no different. If something gets stolen, it is often because something has been left. For example, if you are in a disco and you leave your bag on a chair and walk away, then it may be taken. This is probably not unlike anything that could happen anywhere else in the world.

Friendly with foreigners

From the information we get from our co-workers of other nationalities, everyone feels good here. They say it’s easy to meet “Almerienses”, to have informal chats and so on. Perhaps the only problem (or not) is that the Almerians don’t speak that much English. Many people can communicate a few things in English but few local people have a good level. So, if you want to learn or improve your Spanish, this will be a good place because people will want to communicate with you.