Survey reveals where digital nomads are escaping this winter

As the winter months approach, digital nomads are already planning their winter getaways.

A survey of 500 digital nomads and remote workers revealed their travel plans for the months of December 2022 through March 2023.

To find out, we surveyed the two largest digital nomad Facebook groups with over 220,000 members (Nomadbase – The community of digital nomads and Digital nomads around the world).

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Digital Nomads Winter Escape Plans Revealed

Since many travelers plan to overwinter in a few different destinations or simply change their plans while they are already travelling, the following data should only be seen as an estimate of the most popular picks from our survey. .

More than 40 different places were mentioned by more than 500 respondents, commenters or voters. Bali has overcome them all with (13.9%), Mexico with (10.9%) came second, followed by Thailand (12.2%) who came third. The most popular choice is Playa del Carmen in Mexico and Koh Phangan in Thailand.

TOP 10 winter getaway destinations for digital nomads this winter

  1. Indonesia (bali)
  2. Thailand (Koh Phangan, Chiang MaiBangkok)
  3. Mexico (Playa del CarmenOaxaca, CDMX)
  4. Spain (TenerifeGran Canaria, southern spain)
  5. Brazil (FlorianopolisRio de Janeiro)
  6. Philippines
  7. Morocco
  8. Malaysia
  9. Sri Lanka
  10. Argentina
  11. Others (Australia, Cape Verde, Florida, Turkey, Peru, Portugal, etc.)

What makes digital nomads so excited about Bali, Mexico and Thailand?

With its lush greenery, beautiful beaches, iconic rice paddies, scenic lakes and towering temples, bali has always been the number one destination for digital nomads. Apart from being on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, living as a digital nomad in Bali gives you a low cost of living.

digital nomad in bali
Digital Nomad working from Bali

Bali has revealed its intention to introduce a visa for digital nomadswhich is already increasing the number of visitors to the island.

Mexico, for its part, has become more popular during Covid as there were no pandemic restrictions and digital nomads flocked there in the previous two winters. Tulum and Playa del Carmen have been the most popular hotspots for the past two years, as Playa del Carmen has excellent infrastructure for remote workers, including high-speed internet and an abundance of coworkings, hostels, hotels and colivings. adapted to digital needs. nomads.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Thailand came third, likely because it was closed to tourists for most of the pandemic and had severe entry restrictions when it reopened, but it has regained popularity.

Chiang Mai, for example, has long been recognized as the digital nomad capital of the world. The low cost of living, fast internet, historic city, great food scene, nearby airport with great connections, and plenty of cafes and coworking spaces won’t stop attracting digital nomads.

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