Planning a winter workation but don’t know which part of the world to visit? Find out all you need to know with this simple guide based on extensive research by Holidu.
Planning a winter workation to get your 2024 off to the best possible start? If so, deciding where to temporarily base yourself has just become a lot easier.
Thanks to the experts at Holidu.com, it is now possible to see the best cities for a winter workation within seconds. The holiday rental portal conducted its survey to analyze the climate, co-working spaces, cost of living, and other key factors to rank the most popular cities based on both the work and vacation experts.
So, without further ado, here are the five best winter workation destinations for 2024.
5. Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Ho Chi Minh City is fifth on the Holidu list of top winter workation destinations. Vietnam’s most populous city, also known as Saigon, is a little short on co-working spaces but boasts fairly modern internet speeds. However, remote workers can remain productive in Vietnamese cities, and the opportunities for a good work-life balance are incredible.
The cost of living is just $1024.16 (€928.73) for three months, meaning most people can work reduced hours and still enjoy a great time. Meanwhile, on average, there are 308 hours of sunlight per month during the winter period. There is plenty to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City, from the Cu Chi tunnels to the Independence Palace. Average temperatures are 77°F (25°C), which is a pleasing winter temp.
4. New Delhi (India)
Despite its modest internet speeds, New Delhi is home to over 200 co-working spaces, making it a great choice for remote workers and freelancers looking for winter workation destinations. Holidu also highlights low living costs of $1,248.03 (€1,131.74) for three months and a monthly average of 315 sunlight hours as other highlights.
The cultural attractions of New Delhi are well-known, and it is one of the most common destinations for people to visit for spiritual reasons. Beautiful parts of the Yamuna River are among the must-see places on earth. Visiting as part of a winter workation for a few weeks or longer is an ideal solution.
3. Chiang Mai (Thailand)
The bronze medal on the Holidu list of top winter workation destinations goes to the Thai city of Chiang Mai, which offers an extremely affordable solution as the living costs for three months are just $1024.45 (€929). So, you won’t have to work many hours to cover your expenses while the morning coffee to kick you into a productive mindset only costs about $1.53 (€1.39).
Thailand’s second-largest city is blessed with green landscapes and ancient monuments while it also receives an average of 308 hours of monthly sunshine during winter, thus making it an ideal winter workation destination for anyone who wishes to embark on a spiritual journey.
2. Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Back in 2005, Buenos Aires earned the title of “City of Design” by UNESCO, and, combined with increased accessibility and affordability, it has become an extremely popular destination. Given its place as a financial and cultural center for Argentina and South America, it is a great winter workation destination.
There are almost 90 co-working spaces in the city, and the WiFi speeds are more than suitable for productivity. The city’s historical buildings, music scene, football stadiums, food, and epic steakhouses ensure that there’s something for all visitors to enjoy on an extended stay. You can enjoy the pleasant average temperature of 73.4°F (23°C).
Having previously been named Holidu’s best city in the world for a workation in 2021, the capital of Thailand has now been crowned the top destination for a winter workation in 2024. The cost of living is just $1,417.20 (€1,285.15) for a three-month stay, while access to over 165 co-working spaces is supported by a decent average WiFi speed to support remote workers.
As for the vacation aspects, Thailand is immensely popular with holidaymakers of varying backgrounds thanks to a rich tapestry of ancient landmarks, natural beauty, delicious street foods, and epic nightlife. Combined with the average temperature of 28.3°C during the winter months, it’s clear why the city has been voted #1.
Planning Your Winter Workation
Now that you have some destinations in mind, you can start planning your winter workation in a destination with much to see, great new experiences—and delightful winter weather. We invite you to explore Wander With Wonder for more of our favorite destinations for digital nomads and other winter travel escapes.
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