As winter months are across the nook, digital nomads are already planning their winter escapes.
A ballot of 500 digital nomads and distant employees revealed their journey plans for the months of December 2022 to March 2023.
To search out out, we requested within the two largest digital nomads Fb teams with greater than 220,000 members (Nomadbase – The Digital Nomad Group and Digital Nomads Across the World).
Digital nomads’ winter escape plans revealed
Since many vacationers plan to spend the winter at just a few totally different locations or just change their plans whereas already on the journey, the next knowledge ought to be thought-about solely as an estimate of the preferred selections from our survey.
Greater than 40 totally different locations have been talked about by greater than 500 respondents, commenters, or voters. Bali topped all of them with (13.9%), Mexico with (10.9%) got here second, adopted by Thailand (12.2%) which got here third. The preferred selection is Playa del Carmen in Mexico and Koh Phangan in Thailand.
TOP 10 winter escape locations for digital nomads this winter
- Indonesia (Bali)
- Thailand (Koh Phangan, Chiang Mai, Bangkok)
- Mexico (Playa del Carmen, Oaxaca, CDMX)
- Spain (Tenerife, Gran Canaria, South of Spain)
- Brazil (Florianopolis, Rio de Janeiro)
- Sri Lanka
- Others (Australia, Cape Verde, Florida, Turkey, Peru, Portugal, and many others.)
What makes digital nomads so enthusiastic about Bali, Mexico, and Thailand?
With its lush greenery, lovely seashores, iconic rice fields, picturesque lakes and towering temples, Bali has at all times been the primary vacation spot for digital nomads. Apart from being on one of the vital lovely islands on the earth, residing as a digital nomad in Bali provides you a low value of residing.
Bali has revealed plans to introduce a visa for digital nomads, which is already growing the variety of guests to the island.
Mexico, for its half, turned extra in style throughout Covid as a result of there have been no pandemic restrictions and digital nomads flocked there in the course of the earlier two winters. Tulum and Playa del Carmen have been the preferred hotspots over the previous two years, as Playa del Carmen has wonderful infrastructure for distant employees, together with high-speed Web and an abundance of coworkings, hostels, motels, and colivings tailor-made to the wants of digital nomads.
Thailand got here in third place, almost certainly as a result of it was closed to vacationers for a lot of the pandemic and had extreme entry restrictions when it reopened, however it has been recovering in reputation.
Chiang Mai, for instance, has lengthy been famend because the world’s digital nomad capital. The low value of residing, quick web, the historic city, an outstanding culinary scene, a close-by airport with nice connections, and quite a few cafes and coworking areas gained’t cease drawing in digital nomads.