La Cocotera is a multifaceted project for young digital nomads in Tarifa, a coastal village in Spain famous for surfing. It started as a pioneer project for digital nomads in Spain back in 2014 and has been a successful role model for start-up businesses ever since.
They offer a coworking space that caters for different needs with collaborative tables, insulated cabins for digital nomads and a special conference room for corporations to hold their events and meetings just a few meters away from the beach. Its highlights are two common working spaces, high-speed WIFI connection (even on their spectacular rooftop), free coffee and tea-making facilities, basic business infrastructure and office furniture, a printing room and delivery service.
La Cocotera also comprises a hostel for coliving for a maximum of 28 people. All the facilities are adapted for people with reduced mobility, and they accept pets. This coworking space also provides for people who are living and travelling in a motorhome or caravan with specific services of laundry, kitchen use and showers.
Within their activities, La Cocotera manages activities not only for their guests but also for the local community. They offer different educational and training programs and organise events, sports activities (i.e. Kite-surfing), workshops and seminars with a wide range of topics, such as entrepreneurship, how to become a DJ, public speaking or coaching for start-ups. After eight years of experience in the field, they have also created an app (La CocoGuia Tarifa, available in the Apple Store) with information about the cultural offer (art exhibitions, concerts, festivities, day & night events, hiking and other outdoor activities) in Tarifa.
La Cocotera coworking space was conceived as a favourable space for co-creation and collaboration ever since its beginning in 2014. A rural lab was established based on the Participatory Action Research (PAR) strategy. In the social innovation lab, they deal with present local challenges and develop innovative collective actions that engage everyone in the community.
- One of the first coworking hostels in Europe!
- Personalised service (every digital nomad matters!)
- A strong network of former and present digital nomads – Cocoworkers
- Developing an app with information on the local area for digital nomads – COCOGUÍA
- An award for the most innovative cooperative in Cadiz region (2018)
- Private funding (income from accommodation, coliving and coworking fees, educational training courses);
- European Regional Development Fund