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Santa Cruz Welcomes Digital Nomads

Due to the success and high demand by digital nomads (DN) at the ‘nomadic village of Ponta do Sol’ a new nomadic village has been created in Santa Cruz.

The new ‘working space, HubRemotely,’ has been created in the Hotel Vila Galé which has already started to receive its first reservations from long stay digital nomads.  During a visit, the Regional Secretary of Economy, Rui Barreto, said that he was overjoyed at the growth of the project, and that the Regional Government sees this as a perfect opportunity to position Madeira as one of the top ten remote work destinations in the world.

What started out as a pilot project in Ponta do Sol, with a ‘working space’ created at the John dos Passos Cultural Centre, has expanded considerably especially as partnerships have and are being created with private companies.  Rui Barreto went on to say “Remote workers are beginning to live and work all across the island, and their presence will support the revival in our local economies and our economy as a whole.”

HubRemotely’s ‘working space’ costs €12 daily or €60 per month and includes access to the multimedia room, swimming pools, gym, networking events, outdoor activities, among other benefits.

So far the number of digital nomad registrations has already exceeded 7,000, and currently there are approximately 700 digital nomads working in Madeira. During April, it was reported by local newspaper JM that there were over 1,100 DN’s working in Madeira and Porto Santo.

Samantha Gannon

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