Why are the Canary Islands one of the most popular places for coliving?

Coliving in the Canary Islands

If the idea of living in a mesmerizing beachfront house and being surrounded by a bunch of like-minded people while having excellent infrastructure for digital nomads and remote workers excites you, then staying in one of the many colivings in the Canary Islands is the right thing to do.

In today’s era, where more and more people want to make the most of their time by following experiences that shape their minds and soul, coliving in the Canary Islands checks all the marks.

If you are new to the coliving concept in Spain and you would like to learn more about it, we advise you to check out our main article about this topic, before continuing with this article! 👉

On the other hand, if you are already familiar with what co-living is, let’s find out why the Canary Islands are so popular for this lifestyle.

Let’s dive in!

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Why should you Experience Coliving in the Canary Islands?

Coliving in the Canary Islands offers a magnitude of options to choose from since the islands evolved to provide the best of both worlds to the new work-life balance. With the significant influx of people from all walks of life, especially digital nomads and remote workers, coliving the Canary Islands is easier than ever.

The Canaries archipelago now offers high-speed internet, various nomad hubs, and easy access to the scenic beauty that warms up your soul after a long skype call.

Why are there so many Colivings in the Canary Islands?

The reasons so many colivings have bloomed in the Canary Islands are plenty, but of them is that they are accessible and easy to reach. Cheap flights to and from the islands make them one of the most sought-after options when it comes to choosing your remote workstation.

In addition, high-speed internet in the numerous coliving hubs throughout the islands became a norm that gave peace of mind for freelancers, expats, and digital nomads, in general, to be connected to the work seamlessly.

Another stellar point is that different islands provide different experiences! This is what drives coliving in the Canary Islands, whether living with a flatmate from across the world or sharing the space with a local to witness the hospitality and deep-rooted culture. The islands have so much to offer in terms of life-long experiences.

The cost of Coliving in the Canary Islands

The cost of coliving largely depends on the coliving’s location, room type, and what the place offers. Some places offer additional services included in the price of accommodation, such as daily yoga, or other services like daily breakfast and family dinners.

A bed in a shared room would typically cost around 600 EUR per month, and the price of a private single room is in the range of 800 to 1200 EUR. For two people, a couple, or a pair of friends, a double room will most likely be from 1000 to 1500 EUR.  Have in mind that to support longer stays and slow traveling, most colivings in the Canary Islands offer long-stay discounts.

When you’re considering booking a coliving, have in mind the holistic experience that comes with it. While the price may sound expensive at first, when you consider it allows you to mingle with like-minded people, work remotely without hiccups with 600Mbps internet speed, and enjoy an abundance of activities, the dollar spent makes it all worthwhile.

Regardless of which option you opt for, rest assured coliving in any of the Canary Islands will be an experience of a lifetime as it offers a rich experience encompassing everything under the sun.

Remote-work-friendly Environment

Gone are the days when work had to be confined to a 4×6 windowless cubicle in a steel building where the only thing that was remotely natural was your little plant on the desk buried under piles of paperwork.

The perk of coliving in the Canary Islands is the spectrum of fun and finding like-minded people to have a platform for professional meet-ups and socializing.

The islands host freelancers, digital nomads, and expats from across the world; with the new normal where it’s easier than ever to pursue your career without compromising on fun and leisure, the Canaries have so much to offer for everyone.

Which Canary Islands should you choose for Coliving?

Picking the Canary Islands
Picking the Canary Islands

Now that you are sold on the idea of coliving in the Canary Islands, the million-dollar question is deciding which island to choose from.

Amongst the most popular are Tenerife and Gran Canaria. But you can also find coliving places on other islands, such as Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, or La Palma. We even had the opportunity to stay in one coliving in La Gomera, which is the second smallest of all Canary Islands.

However, we wouldn’t stress too much over which island to choose because most islands have at least one good coliving space. If you have more time and flexibility, you could also make a tour (similar to what we did). Many people actually opt for island-hopping because the islands are very well connected and offer such different things in terms of nature and vibe.


Tenerife is the biggest and the most popular of all the islands, as much for regular tourism, as a digital nomad destination as well. It is meant for those who are looking for outdoorsy, enthralling, and fun vibes and would love to be at the heart of the party as it attracts over 5 million tourists each year.

On top of that, it is also the island with the highest number of colivings.

Having that in mind, coliving in Tenerife is easier than ever because of the number of colivings to choose from, cheap international flights, culturally diversified communities, and natural landscapes to enjoy all year round. Tenerife provides everything one can ask for when it comes to opting for coliving.

Even though it’s the biggest island, Tenerife is perfect to explore all around. It consists of two main areasTenerife North and Tenerife South, both rich in different things, and definitely rich in colivings.

Tenerife South is the tourist center of Tenerife; a lively area, sunny all year round, with some of the best beaches on the island. On the other hand, Tenerife North is the area to dive into the local life, indulge in the history and culture of the locals, and enjoy mesmerizing nature.

It’s hard to point out the best coliving in Tenerife as there are so many great ones, but we recommend Maraya Coliving in Tenerife North and Cactus Coliving in Tenerife South. We had the opportunity to stay in both of these places during our Coliving Spain 2022 project. and had an amazing, but completely different experience.

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is another popular coliving hub amongst those looking for the best options in the Canary Islands. The island itself is called a continent in miniature due to the diversity of its landscape.

But, besides that, it is also the second largest island, with its capital, Las Palmas, being the biggest city in the Canaries.

Gran Canaria Map
A continent in miniature – Map of Gran Canaria

That is why this island attracts those looking to surround themselves with a bit more urban environment. Las Palmas has the biggest digital nomad community on all the islands, with plenty of daily events and meetups.

There are some amazing coliving places in Gran Canaria, most of them located in Las Palmas so be sure to explore your options. We had the opportunity to stay in Coliving 1907 in the historical center of Las Palmas and we had a very positive experience.


Lanzarote is one of the latest additions to the coliving movement in the islands. With its unique landscapes, the island attracts more digital nomads every year and could soon become another popular remote work hub.

Currently, there is only one coliving space on the island – Pitaya Coliving, but considering what this island has to offer, and the rising number of communities of digital nomads and remote workers on Lanzarote, we have a feeling there will be more places very soon.

If we got you interested in the Canary Islands and you are wondering where to start with your search, you can always reach out to us with questions, and we can direct you to a place that best suit your needs.

We hope that will help you start your new adventure!

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