In a world where flexi working and remote jobs are becoming the norm, the traditional office environment is being redefined. The rise in digital nomadism reflects a growing desire for flexibility and the freedom to work from anywhere. Isabelle Tucker, a seasoned digital nomad and founder of Klioh Studio, embodies this modern work ethos. With a passion for exploring new places while maintaining productivity, Isabelle has discovered some of the best co-working spots across the globe. Below she shares her favourite locations, offering insights into the unique blend of community, creativity, and comfort that each one provides.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon has emerged as a hotspot for us digital nomads in recent years and this rise in remote workers has led to an abundance of co-working cafes and clubs, making it a haven for out-of-office productivity. I absolutely love Lisbon as it has the most unique blend of old-world charm and modern amenities. The cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture provide a beautiful, picturesque backdrop for your workday, while the thriving co-working scene ensures you are never far from a productive space.

The food in Lisbon is another highlight. From traditional pastel de nata to fresh seafood, the culinary scene is amazing. Many co-working spots offer delicious local dishes, allowing you to enjoy a taste of Portugal without interrupting your workflow. Community is king in Lisbon, and so many of the workspaces and cafes provide an easy base to connect with fellow remote workers, which makes it an ideal city to visit if you are new to the digital nomad life.

Isabelle Recommends: Outside, Lisbon – Cais do Sodre

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City is known for its colourful streets and dynamic culture, but the city is also home to a huge expat and digital nomad community, and thus some of the best co-working cafes and spaces to set up for the day and feel right at home.  The neighbourhoods of Tabacalera and Roma are particularly popular as they have a whole host of stylish cafes, gorgeous eateries, and plenty of greenery for a lunchtime break and some fresh air.  

Aside from the great choice of its co-working spots, Mexico City offers a big choice of activities to enjoy during your downtime. From shopping, yoga and visiting Museums (a personal favourite being the Museo Nacional de Antropología where you can see one of the largest archaeological collections in the world!), to hiking and exploring the beautiful national parks in areas outside the city. Most importantly, is the food – from incredible taquerias on every corner, to rooftop cocktail bars and michelin star restaurants, this city has everything to offer for the digital nomad looking for an adventure. 

Isabelle Recommends: HAAB Project Working Café

Canggu, Bali

Canggu has long been a dream destination for remote workers, and for good reason. This coastal village in Bali is perfectly set up for us digital nomads, with an impressive array of co-working spaces and cafés. 

Cities are amazing for cultural vibrance but what makes Canggu my special place is that I can easily blend work with leisure. There are stunning beaches just a stone’s throw away from the co-working spaces so when I need a break from my laptop to swim or just relax by the ocean, I can just stroll out. The community here is incredibly supportive and welcoming, making it easy to connect with like-minded individuals and build lasting friendships. If you are looking for a balanced lifestyle of productivity and relaxation, Canggu is the ultimate destination and should definitely be on your bucket list of places to work from. 

Isabelle Recommends: B WORK BALI

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has incredible food, perfect weather, beautiful beaches, a relaxed vibe and compared to most digital nomad hot spots, the cost of living here is relatively low, which means you are going to get more bang for your buck on accommodation, food and co-working spaces. The vibe in Cape Town is super laid-back – you’ll find plenty of beachfront cafes to open your laptop between swims, but there are also a range of more formal urban co-working spaces to suit your mood on the day!

Another reason I love Cape Town is that there is only an hour’s time difference from the UK – I can work normal hours without having to get up at 3am for an online meeting. The local community is welcoming and friendly, which provides plenty of opportunities for networking (and socialising once the working day is finished!).

Isabelle Recommends: The Ladder café

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Or as I like to call it ‘a coffee lover’s paradise’. The city is filled with charming cafes, many of which are perfectly suited for remote work. What I love about Amsterdam is that, for such a business hub, Amsterdam City is quite compact in size so you can easily bike (or walk) to different co-working spots, allowing you to explore the city while also staying productive.

Amsterdam also has those amazing canal views which you can enjoy as you send emails and the city’s rich history and vibrant cultural scene provide plenty of inspiration. If I am looking for a mix of work and play, with a short travel time (only an hour in the air) Amsterdam offers the perfect option for a digital nomad adventure!

Isabelle Recommends: MINDSPACE DAM