Website Nomadlist has placed Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as the World's leader travel destination for digital nomads. This website that already placed in December 2015 the Grancanarian capital city as the world's second best city for travellers who work permanently online, ‘promotes’ the city to the first place of its ranking this March due to the criteria of travel cost, climate, air quality, fun and leisure offer, and safety.
Four other Thai cities follow Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in this particular classification: Bangkok, Ko Lanta, Ko Samui, and Phuket. Hermosillo (Mexico), Budapest (Hungary), Taipei (Taiwan), Grand Rapids (USA), and Oaxaca (Mexico) complete the Top10 by Nomadlist. Other Spanish cities also highlighted in this rank are Córdoba (13th), Valencia (14th), and Málaga (44th).
This website highlights the good quality of internet connectivity the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria offers (reviewed as "good"), fun and nightlife (qualified as "excellent"), quality and living costs, safety and hospitality towards travellers. Besides, the website also endorses the city as a gay-friendly destination, racially-tolerant, and offering adequate places for coworking. At the same time, they point out that the Grancanarian capital city is a safe and friendly destination for women. Things to improve, on the other hand, are the free WiFi connections and general level of English.
Nomadlist makes this ranking according to the reviews of its users, worldwide travellers who work permanently online. Digital nomads are those people who use technology to live and work from anywhere in the world. Prestigious media like USA Today, Time or Forbes have given importance to this new element in the travel market, and to the relevance of Nomadlist as a reference website for this public.