The age of a new way of working: co-working

The emergence of the coronavirus and its following pandemic crisis caused major changes in our daily lives. The way we work has undergone an intense transformation.

The mandatory social isolation has considerably increased the number of people working remotely. Although this way of working has been boosted and gained new prominence with the pandemic crisis, the concept is not new.

In fact, remote work has been around since business travel was necessary for businesses development.

The end of the pandemic, however, will not be the end of remote working.

Remote Work: a Generation’s Favorite

The future of work will also be dictated by a younger generation of workers who want to work to live rather than live to work.

Millennial and Gen-Z workers are the fastest growing and most prevalent groups in the workforce today. In fact, younger workers are dramatically changing the way we work, based on the present trends and projections about the future of remote working.

The way we work has already evolved. Remote working is becoming permanent and the advance of technology consolidates this change.

The advantages are numerous: flexibility, work-life balance, reduced stress and anxiety, reduced costs. There are some challenges: difficulty of concentration, lack of routine, and, in some cases, loneliness. Having a comfortable place to do your work remotely can also be difficult, especially if workers decide to go abroad.

And this is where a co-working space can make a difference. A work environment shared by several individuals or companies from the most varied activities, the benefits range from the expansion of personal and professional networks, greater productivity, greater motivation, and innovation to the possibility of having a tax and/or commercial address and a variety of services in the collaborative workspace.

Co-working in Portugal’s Algarve

There are more and more co-working spaces popping up all over the world. The Algarve, a beautiful region in the south of Portugal, is no exception. Famous for its beaches and perfect weather, it attracts remote workers from all over the world.

Co-working might not be the first thing most people think of when they think of the Algarve, but with over 300 days of sunshine, affordable accommodation, and reasonably low cost of living, the Algarve has all the potential as a tech hub.

And it’s no coincidence that digital nomads, freelancers, startups, and entrepreneurs are starting to move there. (If you want to start a business in Portugal, we can help you through the whole process, by the way. Learn more here.)

As a result, co-working spaces in the Algarve are not limited to the larger cities in the region, like Paro and Portimão. Remote workers in the Algarve can also choose a co-working place in cities like Aljezur and Sagres.

Here are a few options to consider when you decide to work remotely in the Algarve.

Faro: co-working in Algarve’s capital


The newest co-working space in Faro, the capital of the Algarve region. Located downtown, GROWIN Cowork includes internet, telephone, and reception service. It also has its own legal, accounting, TI, and web design departments. Prices range from 10 euros/day and 75 euros/month.


Faro Avenida Business Center is a co-working space for professionals with 24h access, meeting rooms, and networking activities. From 12 euros/day and 95 euros/month.