Working remotely? Why not work in paradise? Take your pick from these digital nomad-ready Philippine islands for a truly attainable work-life balance.
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You don’t have to be confined in an office to do your job. This is one of the biggest takeaways from the pandemic’s disruption to daily lives. The downside, however, is being cooped up for hours on end at your home office and seeing the same view day in and out.
Now that travel restrictions are easing up with health and safety protocols well put-in-place, you can do your hustle anywhere, literally. Why settle for a high definition virtual call background when you can just sit by any of the Philippines’ world-famous beaches while you attend a meeting? Here are some of the country’s top workation destinations with a tropical climate, charming and friendly locals, and worthy-deals to get the most out of your budget!
Feel the finest white sand with the lapping of the beach waves by the shore of the world-famous Boracay Island. It mostly catered to travelers seeking a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city but is now rebranding itself to a sustainable destination where long-term visitors can thrive. Many accommodations offer monthly rental packages allowing you to concentrate on work and play without breaking the bank.
Cebu is the Philippines’ Queen City of the South owing to its strategic and economic importance. It enjoys natural advantage in location, sitting in the middle of Luzon and Mindanao, and has become a center of trade. It also boasts of centuries-old traditions, natural landscapes, and colorful underwater scenes. With many established co-working spaces, Cebu is a great choice for those who want to take advantage of both urban life and easy access to adventure destinations.
Experience La Union’s charming surftown vibe as you work remotely,at one of the country’s very popular workation destinations due to its proximity to Manila. It offers many work-from-the-beach packages with your pick from cozy bahay kubo to contemporary-styled accommodations at affordable rates. Digital nomads can go for a quick swim and surf during work breaks or just simply feel the La Union breeze at any time of the day.
How would you like to work at the surfing capital of the Philippines? Siargao is sought-after for its world-class waves, hidden lagoons, and turquoise tide pools even during the height of the pandemic. There’s a variety of accommodation options, from affordable to luxurious, and an array of digital nomad-friendly locations, from beachfront villas to roadside cafes. Enjoy fresh island cuisine and converse with friendly locals after your work shift.
Davao City is known for its bustling economic activities and the third most important urban center in Southeastern Philippines. Consider this place as one of your base and you get to benefit in various ways: very affordable place to live in, boasts a tranquil lifestyle, with a reputation as one of the safest areas in the country, less traffic, and surrounded by nature, from mountains to the sea. It is also home to Mount Apo, the highest peak in the Philippines, get a bag (or two!) of Civet coffee, and have a taste of the popular Durian fruit. Set aside a day or so to do your rest and relaxation in Samal Island.