Be a Digital Nomad with Lanzarote Retreats
Remote working in Lanzarote – a guest blog
Sam and Will Kirton live in Newquay in Cornwall, UK and run a PR and digital marketing business. They came to stay with us in December and wrote the following on the pros of packing up your laptop and escaping to Lanzarote.
Being self-employed and running your own business can be tremendously rewarding, but it can make it incredibly hard to take time off. Due to the nature of our work both myself and husband Will find it hard to leave the laptops at home whenever we go away. Equally, with no dependents, we know that as long as we have decent Wi-Fi, we can work from anywhere in the world.
The last few years have seen us frantically trying to find 3 (forget 4) G whilst camping, being constantly disappointed by unreliable Wi-Fi in rental properties, and frequently confronted with ‘buffer face’.
If we’re going to get on a plane and leave the UK we try and go for an extended period, even if some of that time away is spent working.
A long-overdue holiday to Lanzarote came at the tail end of the year. A chance to flee the damp, dark British winter. Very much in need of some downtime, we hit upon the perfect combination of a few nights spent off-grid at Finca de Arrieta in the Eco Garden Cottage – knowing that we could tap into Wi-Fi in the chill-out lounge area as needed – followed by a few nights in the stunning Ocean View Penthouse in Costa Teguise. Complete with fibre optic broadband. And sea views.
Both options were perfect.
At Finca de Arrieta we chilled, read, devoured fresh seafood at the beautiful La Garita beach and dipped into the pool and yoga sessions.
On moving to the Ocean View Penthouse, we felt we’d struck gold. The only conundrum was where to set up the laptops, at the cute boat desk, by the day bed or in the kitchen. All with the tantalising ocean in our sights. Our days were spent mixing work with pleasure…a few hours of checking in followed by a dip in the sea and a delicious lunch on the south-facing terrace. A little more work and then a stroll out for a beer and tapas in one of the bustling little bars. We took client calls via WhatsApp, streamed TV shows and albums, all the while enjoying the Lanzarote climate and lifestyle.
Each morning we were woken by the nourishing, bright light and sunshine. As each evening cooled off, we congratulated ourselves on the temperature and longer days versus back home in England.
We came home refreshed and rejuvenated, safe in the knowledge that there would be no over-flowing inbox and crippling to-do list.
Like many people, we spent lockdown working from the kitchen table. While this was nothing new for us, it’s been interesting to see how many of our friends and relatives won’t be rushing back to the office; how many people have discovered the benefits of remote working. I’m sure we’re not the only ones now re-thinking how and where we work. I for one am busy plotting when can we go back to Lanzarote, and how long for.
If you would like to come to stay for a month or more, get in touch with your budget; call 07507 642 778 / 0034 928 826720 or e-mail; Michelle