Coworking and remote work from the Portuguese island of Madeira
The island of Madeira is a unique place to work. Its semi-tropical location means that it experiences cooler summers than other similar locations nearby in Africa and Europe.
The lush greenery, combined with convenient accessibility from the mainland, makes it an ideal spot for digital nomads and remote workers alike. There are several coworking spaces on the island that either specialize in remote working or have remote working as a key part of their offer.
Here is our list of the best coworking spaces in Madeira, Portugal.
Located in the capital city of Madeira, Cowork Funchal is a great choice for any remote workers who want to work in Funchal but also have access to a larger remote working community.
The space is not only in the center of Funchal, but it’s also only a short walk from Madeira’s biggest and best coworking space for remote workers: MyOffice Online.
Sangha Cowork (Funchal)
Sangha Cowork is located in one of the most popular areas in Funchal, Sao Martinho, which is known for its beautiful beaches, modern amenities, and excellent restaurants.
One of the main attractions of São Martinho is the Lido Promenade, which stretches along the coastline and offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Digital Nomads Madeira (Ponta Do Sol)
Located on the southern coast of Madeira in Ponta Do Sol, this coworking space is one of the most remote on the island. It’s also one of the newest, having opened in 2019.
The space is run by Digital Nomads Madeira, an organization that specifically caters to building digital nomad communities. The leadership at NomadX has a lot of experience with remote work, and as such, they put a strong focus on building community and social connections in Ponta Do Sol.
Quinta de Cabeço Alto
Cabeço Alto is one of the most unique coworking spaces on the island of Madeira. It’s also one of the most remote, as it is located on a sheep and cattle farm that is about an hour and a half drive from Funchal.
Cabeço Alto is a great choice for anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and work in a more remote location. It’s also a great choice for those who want to engage in activities like hiking and horse riding at the same time as working. Cabeço Alto has a fully stocked kitchen, wireless internet, and a relaxation room.
Please note: it is a significantly steep, harrowing drive to reach this location's elevation. Do not simply try to drive up on a whim yourself. It's highly advised to book in advance and/or secure a driver.
A ver o Mar (Funchal)
A ver o Mar is a smaller, boutique coworking/coliving concept that you may want to check out if you would like to combine coworking and coliving on your trip.
HomeOffice Madeira (Santo Antonio da Serra)
HomeOffice Madeira is a private villa residence that offers a rental experience specifically catered towards remote work.
Private rooms and private workspaces are colocated around common areas including a large and spacious garden.
MyOffice Online (Funchal)
MyOffice Online is one of the more formal coworking spaces on Madeira. It offers a large and beautiful coworking space in the São Martinho neighborhood of Funchal that is ideal for both remote workers and entrepreneurs who may want to book a dedicated private or virtual office (mailing address and mail forwarding). The focus of this space is on its virtual office services rather than a coworking-first setup.
Other Things to Note
You should also keep in mind that Madeira is an island. This means that you’ll need to fly there, either from mainland Portugal or from somewhere else in Europe.
If you choose to go during the winter, you'll need to keep in mind that the climate is significantly less warm and sunny than you might expect given how close it is to North Africa.