Catch the Wave: How to Thrive as a Digital Nomad in Ericeira

You’ve worked hard to build up your online business and now you’re ready to take the show on the road. Pack your bags, you’re headed to the surfing mecca of Ericeira, Portugal.

This is a guest post by Nomadico Coliving – a new place for digital nomads and remote workers in Ericeira. 

This picturesque coastal town 40 minutes from Lisbon has world-class waves, a laid-back vibe, and a community of like-minded digital nomads. Whether you’re looking to improve your surfing skills or just soak in the sun while catching up on work, Ericeira has everything you need to thrive as a nomad.

The waves are calling, your new nomad crew is waiting – what are you waiting for? It’s time to catch the perfect wave in Ericeira.

Coworking and Surfing in Charming Ericeira

Ericeira is a coastal paradise for digital nomads and surfers alike. Besides world-class waves, you’ll find coworking spaces with fast internet, yoga studios, and a vibrant food scene.

Nomadico coliving space is a perfect hub for nomads looking to mix work and play. We’ve partnered with Magikvanilla, a popular surf camp, to create a coworking and community space open from November through April. There is access to desks, high-speed wifi, a fully-equipped kitchen, and cozy rooms — all within a 10-minute walk of the beach and bars in the town center.

When you’re ready to hit the surf, head to Praia Pescadores or Ribeira d’Ilhas, two of the premier spots in this World Surf Reserve. Or take a lesson to sharpen your skills. If you need a sunset break, catch the last rays of the day on the cliffs of Foz do Lizandro beach.

Once you’ve had your fill of sun and surf, stroll into the charming old town. Within a few minutes, you’ll find yourself amidst cobblestone streets, whitewashed buildings and an array of restaurants, bars and cafes. Grab an outdoor table, order a cold beer or a glass of local wine, and watch the world go by.

For a taste of the local scene, grab a Prego sandwich at the iconic Taberna Lebre or shop for gear at one of the many independent surf shops. On Fridays, join the party at 58 Surf Shop and a popular nightlife spot.

Whether you’re looking to work hard or play hard, Ericeira has something for every digital nomad. The charming surroundings, welcoming community, and laid-back lifestyle will make you feel right at home.

sunset on foz beach ericeira

Sunset on Foz do Lizandro beach near Ericeira, Portugal / Photo: Maria Stoyanova

Surfers at Foz do Lisandro beach near Ericeira, Portugal / Photo: Maria Stoyanova

Surfers at Foz do Lisandro beach near Ericeira, Portugal / Photo: Maria Stoyanova

Exploring Ericeira’s World-Class Beaches and Waves

As a surfer’s paradise and World Surf Reserve, the options for riding the perfect wave are endless.

Within a 10 minute walk, you’ll find Praia dos Pescadores, one of the most popular beaches in town. Grab your board and hit the breaks, or just post up on the sand and watch the surfers in action. For the more experienced, head to Ribeira d’Ilhas beach, home to some of the best and most challenging waves in Portugal.

If you’re still learning to surf or want to improve your skills, Ericeira has plenty of surf schools that offer lessons for all levels. 

As the sun dips into the sea, make your way to Foz do Lizandro beach to catch the sunset. The 25-minute cliffside walk is the perfect way to end an epic day in this coastal paradise. Find your favorite spot, sink into the soft sand and let the vibrant colors of the sky work their magic.

Connecting With the Local Surf Community

Connecting with the local surf community in Ericeira is one of the best ways to tap into the nomad lifestyle. The charming coastal village is home to some of the friendliest people you’ll meet, especially those who share a passion for riding waves.

  • Join a group surf lesson. It’s a great way to meet other nomads learning to surf, as well as connect with the instructors that are usually local surfers. Try out The Ocean Surf School
  • Join local Facebook groups or forums such as Ericeira Freelancers and Digital Nomads or the Coworksurf Community Forum.
  • Walk around town and stop in the independent surf shops. Strike up a conversation with the owners and staff, ask for their recommendations on the best breaks or where to rent a board. They’ll appreciate your interest in their business and the local surf culture.
  • On Friday nights, join the crowd at 58 Surf Shop, a popular bar where many locals and nomads gather. Grab a drink, enjoy the music, and mingle. You’re bound to meet new friends with similar alternative lifestyles.
  • Take part in sunset watching, a nightly ritual. Head to beautiful Praia do Foz do Lizandro and find a spot on the sand with others. Chat while the sun dips below the horizon, then continue conversations over dinner at a nearby restaurant.
  • Check if any surfing events or competitions are happening during your stay. Strike up a conversation with competitors and spectators, ask them about their connection to surfing in Ericeira. Their passion and stories will inspire you.

The surfing community of Ericeira is welcoming and eager to share their coastal way of life with newcomers. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there—introduce yourself, ask questions, show your interest in learning. The rewards of connecting with like-minded locals and nomads who call this surf mecca home will be well worth stepping out of your comfort zone.

Top Tips for Digital Nomads in Ericeira

As a digital nomad in Ericeira, these tips will help you thrive:

Find the Perfect Workspace

Ericeira has great coworking spaces with fast WiFi, desks, and ocean views. Check out Nomadico for a coliving community and Magikvanilla, a surf house turned winter coworking space. Both are only a 10 minute walk from Praia dos Pescadores beach.

Explore the Food Scene

Ericeira has amazing food with restaurants featuring local and international cuisine. Walk to Taberna Lebre in the old town for a classic prego sandwich. Or watch the sunset while enjoying tapas at Foz do Lizandro beach.

Get Outside

Besides working, get outside! Go surfing or take a lesson at Praia Pescadores or Ribeira d’Ilhas, part of the World Surf Reserve. Watch the sunset with new friends at Foz do Lizandro beach. Or hike the coastal cliffs for stunning views.

Connect with the Community

Join the Friday night parties at 58 or just head to a beach bar. The expat and nomad community here is super friendly. Strike up a conversation and make new connections.

Day Trips Nearby

If you need a break from Ericeira, Lisbon is only 45 minutes away. Spend a day exploring the city’s history, culture, food, and nightlife. Or visit other charming towns like Sintra, Cascais or Obidos for a change of scenery.

Ericeira has the perfect blend of natural beauty, an easygoing vibe, and opportunities for both work and play. Follow these tips to easily settle into the nomad lifestyle here. The hardest part may just be leaving!

coworking and surfing in ericeira


So there you have it, everything you need to know to catch the perfect wave as a digital nomad in Ericeira. Now that you’re armed with insider tips on the best coworking spaces, surf spots, cafes and nightlife, you’re all set to live out your dream of working remotely in a stunning seaside town. The welcoming community, abundant natural beauty and laid-back lifestyle in Ericeira await you.

Don’t delay any longer – book that flight and take the plunge into a new adventure. Before you know it, you’ll be waking up to the sound of crashing waves, spending your days riding epic surf and your evenings socializing with like-minded nomads. Paradise is calling. Are you ready to answer? The perfect wave is out there, just waiting for you to hop on your board and enjoy the ride.

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