Our Digital Nomad Stay at Lapoint Ericeira
For as long as we can remember, Lapoint has been on our travel radar. It was Jo who first came across it years ago and she was instantly hooked. She loved surfing back when we tried it in New Zealand and hasn’t stopped talking about it since. For a while, we’ve been wanting to get away to Portugal and as digital nomads, we’ve said we may even want to move there for a period of time.
Long story short, it took us a while to actually get our act together to book the trip as we often end up in the mountains somewhere. But this time we decided we’d try something different.
Doing some research we figured out that Lapoint in Ericeira was opening up a coworking and coliving space and we instantly decided and confirmed with ourselves that this was meant to be! The perfect way for us to be able to go surf at the camp Jo’s been talking about forever and still be able to get some work done.
It honestly couldn’t have worked out any better and the second I (Dom) told Jo about it her face lit up like a little kid on Christmas. So we planned the whole trip and after a few flight reschedules, travel restrictions finally lifted, and we finally ended up in Portugal, going to our very first coworking and surfing experience!
You actually worked while you were at a surf camp?
‘You actually worked while you were at a surf camp?’ Is the first thing half our friends asked us. They thought it was the coolest thing ever. Actually, after talking to some of the new friends we made at the surf camp who had no idea Lapoint even opened up a coworking and coliving space, they thought it was amazing too.
Like, how nice is it that you can work a few hours here and there and fit in surf lessons in between meetings? We thought it was the coolest thing ever! So to answer your question: Yes, you absolutely can surf, suntan, connect with new friends, and have the best time ever right next to some of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal while staying on top of your work.
During the week we were there, we would usually surf early in the morning since that’s when the level 1, beginner lessons were. After that, we’d had the rest of the day to do client work, write blog content, and whatever else we had on our agenda.
The coworking space is connected to the surf camp so whenever you need a break you just have to walk through the building to get to where the people are at. The coworking space was located far enough away to not get distracted by the guests but close enough that you can go walk to the pool and chat with some new friends and order another coffee at the bar.
In our opinion, the work-life balance was perfect.
Co-Working, Co-Living & Surfing for a Week at Lapoint Ericeira
It really couldn’t have worked out any better for us. We were planning on going to one of Lapoint’s locations sooner than later, and since the coworking space opened up in Ericeira we decided this would be the perfect one for us to try out.
We didn’t have the time to take a full week off but working 4-5 hours a day we thought that this would be a great opportunity to try out the coliving and coworking experience at Lapoint.
It turned out amazing because we actually connected instantly with the other people using the coworking space and even a few of the Lapoint staff members who work in content creation, marketing, etc.
It’s so cool because when you put yourself in this type of environment you really meet like-minded people and that’s exactly what we were looking for! We’re still friends with all of them to this day!