Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of the most popular destinations for digital nomads, which is easy to understand when taking a look at the city. The canary islands are located just outside of the African coast but are a part of Spain and the EU, which makes travel there much less of a hassle and comes with all kinds of legal benefits, at least for Europeans. If you are one of those people that fantasize about working on some island, under a palm tree, in sight of the ocean waves, this is the place for you. The fact that there is also a bustling Spanish city on this island just makes the situation better. Keep on reading for the best work-friendly cafes in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria:
Un Lugar Café
Un Lugar Café is located in the heart of Las Palmas, close to the Las Canteras beach. This is one of the trendiest areas of town, and the most popular one amongst ex-pats and digital nomads. There is a very good chance you will be sending a lot of time in this area, as a tourist or digital nomad, so the cafe is worth checking out. Un Lugar Café itself has a cool hipster design and attracts a lot of people that work from there, which is always welcomed and makes you feel less awkward about pulling out your laptop. There are plenty of seats and the coffee is great, what more do you need. The opening hours are from 08:00 to 17:00 during the weekdays.
Bread and Coffee
On the northern side of Las Canteras, close to the Aquarium, you will find Bread and Coffee. It’s a great cafe, with outdoor seating, right next to the beach. If you have ever wanted to get some work done while hearing the ocean waves crashing next to you and feeling the gentle breeze blow, here you can experience that. The cafe is typical for Spain, with a good cafe con leche, beers, and some food available. Whether you go for a beer or a coffee, you’ll be making the right decision. The opening hours are from 9 am to 11 pm every day, so a great place for a late working session.
It can be considered cheating to include Starbucks on a list like this, but the truth is that they have reliable WIFI, lots of people work from there and there are a bunch of locations. You will find a few branches scattered around the island, so if you find yourself in a more remote spot and need to get some work done, it is a good idea to keep Starbucks in mind. I would always go for a local coffee shop when given the opportunity, but you should still keep your options open. Besides, the iced coffee is decent.
Cool Beans is a very slick and hipster cafe, located in the east of Las Palmas. The design is very high level and it makes it seem more like a fancy office than a coffee shop, but the prices are still pretty good and the atmosphere is perfect for working. There is a big shared table where you can usually sit and find a place to work, regardless of when you show up. Needless to say, there is also internet here. Cool Beans is open every day, except for Sunday.