Did your last trip to the Ko Phi Phi islands impress you? It is not for less, just seeing the images that the internet offers us is to think determinedly about leaving everything and undertaking as a digital nomad in Thailand. This country has earned the title of: “the mecca of digital nomads” since it covers all the points to work online from this destination.
Do you want to know what has earned him this title and how you can become one?
Let’s start the journey!
Why is Thailand a mecca for digital nomads?
Thailand meets a series of requirements that make this destination a unique place to work remotely as a digital nomad.
Except in the rainy seasons, the climate of Thailand has ideal conditions to wear short sleeves all year round. It is a hot climate, but it is not as suffocating as, for example, what we can find in Spanish cities in the middle of August. Its average temperature is about 25 ° and the maximum reaches 33 °. Nothing of 45 ° as we have been able to see in our country.
Thailand is known for being the country of smiles and it is not for less. Thais are humble and hard-working people who love foreigners. Largely because tourism is their main way of life.
Either way, you will never miss a smile or an “attempt” at conversation from him. In addition, most of them speak English very well , so if you master this language you will not have problems getting along in the country.
Without a doubt, its beaches are the main charm of this country. Paradisiacal beaches full of corals, crystal clear waters and fine sand that melts between your feet. A true paradise where you can also find lush jungles with exotic animals and plants worthy of paradise.
Getting around in Thailand can seem crazy if you look at its “chaotic traffic”. However, you have options that range from the famous Tuk Tuk to buses, boats, bicycles, cars, rental motorcycles… A world of possibilities.
Price of life
Eating in Thailand can cost just over €3 if you are not very demanding and don’t mind having a meal at one of the hundreds of stalls that exist throughout the country. You can put fuel for ridiculous amounts (if we compare them with those of Europe) or stay in a luxury hotel, so here it would be difficult for you to stay in a “mediocre” hostel.
What are the best cities to work in Thailand?
When you think of what it’s like to work remotely in Thailand, think of beaches, cafes, coconuts and freshly squeezed fruit juices.
All this is possible.
However, it is not precisely the area of southern Thailand (where the most famous beaches are located) that has earned the well-deserved title of city for digital nomads . This position is for one of the cities located in the north of the country: Chiang Mai , the largest city in the country, known as the “rose of the north”.
This city is full of greenery. Jungles, elephants surrounding the middle of the city and thousands of entrepreneurs who have seen in this place an ideal space to grow professionally. One of its main advantages is that it is not so “exploited” for tourism , which is a respite for people who really want to work in peace.
It has all the necessary infrastructure to work . Fast connections, a large community of digital nomads and even Coworking spaces like the ones we show you below:
- Punspace Nimman , 14 Siri Mangkalajarn Lane 11, Muang
- StarWork Chiangmai , Wat Ket, Mueang
- CAMP at MAYA , Chang Phueak, Mueang
- Wake Up , 30/1-3 Nimmanhaemin Rd, Su Thep, Muang, Muang
The second option when it comes to working as a digital nomad is Bangkok. If you have ever traveled to the country, it is very likely that it was your first destination.
Bangkok is the capital of the country and more than 10 million people live there . In its street, traditions and cultures are mixed together with a simple lifestyle, but it has everything you need so you can work all hours of the day thanks to its coworking space:
- Launchpad , 139 Pan Road, Sethiwan Tower, Silom, Bangrak
- The Hive Thonglor , 46/9 Soi Sukhumvit 49, Khwang Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
- HUBBA Thailand , 19 Soi Ekkamai 4, Sukhumvit 63 Rd., Prakanong Nua
- Paperwork , KSBuilding Soi Sathorn 9, Sathorntai Rd, Yannawa Sathorn
- The Work Loft , 1, 281/19-23 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak
Other options on the coast
What if you want to work watching sunsets on the beach?
There are also options and they are located on islands such as Phuket or islands located in the Gulf of the country such as the famous Ko Chang :
- Garage Society , 5/5, Lub d Phuket Patong 2nd floor, Sawat Iraq road, Patong, Kathu
- CocoWorking Space , 23 Soi Ta-iad, Chalong, Muang Phuket
- Koh Space , 136/1 Moo 1, Ban Tai, Koh Phangan
- KoHub , 224/1, Pra Ae, Ko Lanta District
- TAOHUB , 8/80 moo.2 Maehaad, K Tao
Decided to travel as a digital nomad to Thailand?
If you are clear that you want to spend a season in Thailand working as a digital nomad , it is important that, first of all, you take into account the different visa options that exist . If you are going to stay in the country for more than 30 days, you have two options:
- Apply for a visa.
- Enter and leave the country every 30 days.
Visa for Thailand
If you apply for a visa, you have several options:
- Opt for a tourist visa with which you can stay in the country for up to 60 days (Dais that you can extend for 30 more days upon payment of 1,900 bahts).
- Education visa : If what you want is to be in the city for more than half a year. Simply, you can enroll in an English course or why not, cheer up with Thai.
- Retirement Visa : If you are over 50 years old and you can show that you have sufficient resources to stay in the country… You can do it as long as you want!
Thinking of becoming a digital nomad in Thailand?
Follow these tips and you will be able to make your day-to-day life a true paradise in a promising country that can be a place where you can become the desired professional.