Remote working in Tenerife

by | Mar 16, 2023 | On location

Working from anywhere.

I’m fortunate. Being a digital professional means I can work anywhere there’s a WiFi connection or a mobile phone signal. As a freelance social media manager and content writer, choosing to holiday and remote work in Tenerife is an excellent option for winter.

While I love my home base in Edinburgh, I couldn’t resist the temptation to escape the cold and spend some time working remotely in a warmer climate.

That’s how I ended up in Tenerife, a beautiful island off the coast of Africa with temperatures in the high 20s Celsius, even in the middle of winter. Of course, just because I’m in Tenerife doesn’t mean I’m on holiday. I still have clients to serve, deadlines, and social media content to create.

You can slow down, but when it’s your business – you have to keep on top of things. But working from a sunny terrace with palm trees swaying in the breeze is a welcome change of pace from my usual routine. One of the things I appreciate most about being a remote worker is that I can set my own schedule.

Image showing me working remotely in Tenerife

Remote working in Tenerife

It means I can take breaks to explore the island, take a dip in the pool, and enjoy a leisurely lunch without feeling guilty about taking time off. I’m even more productive in a relaxed and inspiring environment. And with remote work it’s easy to connect with clients worldwide.

Thanks to video conferencing and instant messaging apps, I can communicate just as easily from Tenerife as from Edinburgh. And continue providing all of my services.

Overall, I enjoyed my holiday with remote work in Tenerife. The island has a vibrant culture, delicious food, and stunning natural landscapes, and even though I’m working while I’m here, I’m getting a much-needed break from the winter weather back home.

Whether you work from a warm beach or a cosy mountain cabin, there’s something liberating about setting your schedule and working from anywhere in the world.

I recommend taking advantage of the flexibility that comes with this lifestyle.

Travelling with my parents

My remote work in Tenerife was even more special because I got to bring my parents along.

At 73 and 76 years old, they were initially hesitant about travelling. Still, I knew they would love the island’s warm weather and beautiful scenery. It was an excellent opportunity for me to show them that age shouldn’t hold you back from exploring new places and having new experiences.

I made it easy and chose an all-inclusive resort. They’d been years ago so I knew it was a safe choice! We had a fantastic time together.

Mum loved Cava for breakfast, and my Dad was even using the exercise bike in the gym. They’ve come away from it with a renewed vigour for life!

I’m grateful that my work as a remote freelancer allowed us to take this trip and build their confidence that they can still do these things. My final recommendation is to check out the Time Out guide to Tenerife – super handy!

If you need any guidance or advice for setting up as a freelancer, please contact me anytime –

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