Intro to Lisbon
We absolutely love this picturesque seaside city, with its rolling hills and enchanting marina. It’s another amazing digital nomad hotspot and offers great coworking hubs all over the city and an amazing community. It’s definitely a place you can enjoy while you work.
Where to stay in Lisbon
The most popular areas to stay are without a doubt Baixa, Alfama and Cais do Sodré. We recommend you stay in one of these areas as they are all very central in Lisbon.
Our friends at Outsite can’t wait to welcome us to Lisbon and are giving us 10% discount for 3 nights or more, exclusive to all Nomad Cruisers! (Code: NOMADCRUISE2019)
Selina Lisbon will open the doors just before we arrive. Check their website for damn good opening deals.
For more budget options, check out a selection of Best Hostels in Lisbon by Traveling Lifestyle
Arrival in Lisbon
We say goodbye to the Zenith at the Lisbon Cruise Terminal which is just a hop, skip and a jump from central Lisbon, situated just ‘below’ the famous Alfama District. The port’s address is:
Lisbon Cruise Terminal
Av. Infante Dom Henrique
Quick hint: Arriving in Lisbon is a spectacular experience and the Nomad tradition is to get up before sunrise so you can see us passing the Torre de Belém and the Ponte de 25 Abril Bridge. Why not start your Lisbon experience by celebrating our arrival with all your fellow nomads as the sun comes up over the horizon.
We absolutely love this picturesque seaside city, with its rolling hills and enchanting marina. It’s another amazing digital nomad hotspot and offers great coworking hubs all over the city. It’s definitely a place you can enjoy while you work.
3 Things to do in Lisbon
There’s a lot to keep you busy in Lisbon but we have a suggestion for 3 must-do activities that you can do with your new (and old) nomad buddies. Our guess is you’ll never be lonely while you explore this beautiful city. Now back to the list in no particular order:
Visit the LX Factory
This is a super cool industrial-chic area where you’ll find loads of little cafes and restaurants with delicious menus for you to taste. There’s even a great coworking spot so pack your laptop to get a half day’s work in before you explore.
Half day trip to Belém
The Torre de Belém is one of the most well-known landmarks in Lisbon, and as mentioned you’ll see it when we enter the city on the morning of the 12th. When you go visit this landmark you just have to try the original Pastel de Nata in Belem.
Check out the local nomad community
Lisbon is fast becoming one of the most popular nomad hubs in Europe and you’d be missing out if you didn’t check out the local (and very active) Digital Nomad Lisbon Group. They also have a great Meetup group that is hosted by fellow Cruisers. They hold a number of events and activities that’ll help you meet new nomads and get to know the city a bit better.
Top Lisbon Apps
Apps make the world go round, and we’ve put together a list of apps you should think about downloading pre-cruise so when you arrive in Lisbon you can live like a local from day one.
Love that scooter life? eCooltra is a service in Lisbon that allows you to rent an electric scooter from a number of places in the city. You only pay for the time you spend on the scooter and the best bit is it’s kind to the environment because #electric. Download and register for this app in advance because you need to submit a photo of your driver’s license and it can take up to 24 hours for your account to be activated.
This little app helps you navigate Lisbon’s public transport like a pro. It includes the most accurate and up-to-date info on the city’s buses and metros.
Not a big Uber fan? Well, then Cabify may be the option for you. Rumour has it that it’s a little cheaper than Uber and as a bonus it lets you schedule rides in advance too.
Lisbon has great food and we really encourage you to go out and try some of the great restaurants in your area.
Zomato is the app favoured by locals so why not use what they use to find great bars and restaurants.
Places to Work
This’ll probably be the most important piece of info for you, after all, we are digital nomads and without work what would we be?
This app is awesome. It shares info about various WiFi outlets including internet speed and noise from all over the city.
Don’t you hate getting to a spot and having to wait for the waiter to come by so you can get the WiFI password? Well, this app not only shares WiFi speeds it also gives you the passwords for various connections around you.
Nomad Cruise Events in Lisbon
While the cruise might be over, you’ll have no shortage of new friends and epic things to do. We also hate to say goodbye so we’ll be hosting some official Nomad Cruise events when we get to Lisbon.
April 12: Welcome Meetup
We know it’s hard to say goodbye and that’s exactly why we host our first reunion on the night we arrive. Venue? That’s a surprise but you’ll definitely know before we get off the ship!
April 18: Nomad Cruise meets the Lisbon Digital Nomads
Being a nomad is all about community and that’s why we want to make our Nomad Cruise tribe bigger by introducing you to the local digital nomad community in Lisbon. Johannes, the founder of Nomad Cruise, will be giving a talk, which is not to be missed. Make your social circle bigger! Check out the official FB event and click “Going” so that we can keep you updated.
There’s no way to get bored in Lisbon and besides these two pre-planned events you can also look forward to a number of spontaneous meetups like watching the sunset at the famous Mirador de Santa Catarina and much, much more.