10 trending workcation destinations

With endless possibilities and locations for remote work, it can be hard to choose where to call your next “office.” That’s why we looked at our data to bring you the top-trending destinations around the world to help you narrow it down. Here are the top countries that are perfect to explore, adventure and oh yeah…work.

Lisbon

Portugal

#1 trending destination

110% search increase

Hacker tip

Searching for a scenic spot to get an after-work drink? Check out Limão Rooftop Bar during the warmer months for a refreshing drink as you overlook the gorgeous Lisbon cityscape.

Entry information

Open with restrictions

Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Portugal.

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Portugal.

As of December 1, 2021 - An obligation to show a negative test applies to all arrivals, regardless of vaccination status.

Travelers from closed areas may enter or transit through Portugal only if they have an "essential" reason such as professional, study, family reunification, health, or humanitarian reasons.

Travelers, except children under the age of 12, may be allowed to enter Portugal with an EU Covid Digital Certificate, vaccination certificate, or recovery certificate. Acceptable vaccines include AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, and Johnson and Johnson.

Third-country national holders of residency permits or long-term resident visas issued by EU member states may transit Portugal to return to their country of residence.

All arrivals must complete a passenger locator form in advance.

You may visit the National Tourism Board website for more details on Portugal's border restrictions.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

93.83% of Portugal citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 91.60% last week
Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Closed

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

JanFebMarAprMayJun

Flight

median flight price from US to Lisbon

Jan$583
Feb$546
Mar$596
Apr$639
May$656
Jun$636

Stay

median price per night

Jan$128
Feb$111
Mar$123
Apr$142
May$176
Jun$134

Rental car

median price per day

Jan$35
Feb$34
Mar$37
Apr$52
May$43
Jun$57

San José

Costa Rica

#2 trending destination

47% search increase

Hacker tip

Is your remote home’s wifi just not cutting it, or maybe you need a change of scenery? Head to Gracias Coffee and Cowork and grab a day pass for specialty coffee, tea and of course high-speed internet.

Entry information

Open

Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, can enter Costa Rica without restrictions.

Visitors from the United States are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Costa Rica.

Travelers who are going to Costa Rica are not required to provide a negative PCR test result or undergo a quarantine. However, they are required to present a return flight ticket upon arrival in the country.

From 1 December 2021 to 7 February 2022, commercial establishments may require travelers to present their proof of vaccination for them to enter their establishments. Travelers may present either their proof of vaccination via the QR code generated through their Health Pass or the physical card provided to them when they were vaccinated.

Unvaccinated tourists, tourists with incomplete vaccination and tourists administered with vaccines other than Moderna, PfizerBioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Covaxin, or Janssen will need to present a travel insurance that covers lodging and medical expenses in case of contracting COVID-19. The required medical insurance should have a guaranteed $50,000 for medical expenses and $2000 for lodging expenses. Costa Rican citizens, tourists under the age of 18 and tourists vaccinated with approved vaccines in Costa Rica are exempt from presenting a health insurance.

More details regarding entry to Costa Rica can be found here.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

77.17% of Costa Rica citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 76.93% last week
Masks:Required on public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

JanFebMarAprMayJun

Flight

median flight price from US to San José

Jan$417
Feb$455
Mar$490
Apr$488
May$405
Jun$481

Stay

median price per night

Jan$249
Feb$263
Mar$263
Apr$362
May$209
Jun$185

Rental car

median price per day

Jan$33
Feb$34
Mar$36
Apr$41
May$30
Jun$28

São Paulo

Brazil

#3 trending destination

44% search increase

Hacker tip

Switch up your workplace for the day and hop around the different stores and eateries located on Paulista Avenue. You can people-watch while on your walk breaks from place to place and explore local São Paulo culture.

Entry information

Open with restrictions

Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Brazil.

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Brazil.

Effective December 18, 2021 - Travelers are required to present proof of vaccination with any of the WHO-approved vaccines. The presentation of proof of vaccination will be waived for travelers :

1. with a health condition that contraindicates vaccination, provided that it is certified by a medical report

2. not eligible for vaccination due to age

3. due to humanitarian issues

4. coming from countries with low vaccination coverage published by the Ministry of Health

5. Brazilians and foreigners residing in Brazilian territory who are not fully vaccinated

Travelers exempt from proof of vaccination, upon entering Brazilian territory, must undergo quarantine for 14 days in the city of their final destination and at the address registered in the Traveler's Health Declaration. See full details of the updated entry restrictions in the Interministerial Ordinance No. 663.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

78.08% of Brazil citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 77.86% last week
Masks:Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

JanFebMarAprMayJun

Flight

median flight price from US to Sao Paulo

Jan$807
Feb$725
Mar$707
Apr$730
May$749
Jun$848

Stay

median price per night

Jan$86
Feb$95
Mar$133
Apr$159
May$67
Jun$141

Rental car

median price per day

Jan$32
Feb$31
Mar$29
Apr$26
May$45
Jun$31

Buenos Aires

Argentina

#4 trending destination

40% search increase

Hacker tip

If you’re in need of some fresh air and to walk away from whatever you consider your “desk,” we’d recommend a scenic walk through Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur. This spot has been called a more-rustic Central Park with amazing city views.

Entry information

Open with restrictions

Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Argentina.

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours hours before departing to Argentina.

Vaccinated individuals are allowed to visit Argentina for tourism purposes. They may enter thru Argentina's safe corridors.

These travelers are required to present a certificate of vaccination, a negative result of RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to boarding, and an insurance with COVID-19 coverage.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

85.53% of Argentina citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 84.73% last week
Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

JanFebMarAprMayJun

Flight

median flight price from US to Buenos Aires

Jan$1,123
Feb$1,115
Mar$1,011
Apr$928
May$945
Jun$918

Stay

median price per night

Jan$182
Feb$128
Mar$117
Apr$134
May$57
Jun$53

Rental car

median price per day

Jan$74
Feb$79
Mar$72
Apr$82
May$66
Jun$70

Dublin

Ireland

#5 trending destination

21% search increase

Hacker tip

Work with a view? Yes, please. Head to Sophie’s Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, located at The Dean Hotel, on a sunny day for lunch with a view out on the outdoor terrace.

Entry information

Open with restrictions

Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Ireland.

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours hours before departing to Ireland.

All travelers aged 18 and above who are going to Ireland are required to complete the COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form before arrival to the country. Details of children under the age of 18 should be included on a form completed by an adult accompanying them.

Diplomats and supply chain services like haulers, pilots and maritime staff are exempted from completing the said form.

More details on Ireland entry can be found here.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

79.78% of Ireland citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 78.88% last week
Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

JanFebMarAprMayJun

Flight

median flight price from US to Dublin

Jan$594
Feb$570
Mar$637
Apr$729
May$783
Jun$867

Stay

median price per night

Jan$130
Feb$157
Mar$204
Apr$196
May$186
Jun$197

Rental car

median price per day

Jan$42
Feb$41
Mar$48
Apr$49
May$59
Jun$58

Milan

Italy

#6 trending destination

21% search increase

Hacker tip

When scoping out where to live in Italy’s fashion capital, we’d recommend finding a home in nearby neighborhoods like Brera, Porta Romana, or Isola. These areas have something special for every type of nomadic employee and offer the opportunity to live like a true local.

Entry information

Open with restrictions

Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Italy.

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Italy.

Most travelers who have been in List E or have a travel history in risk countries in the previous 14 days before arrival are not allowed to enter Italy. This entry restriction does not apply to Italian Citizens and lawful permanent residents, Citizens of the European Union or the Schengen area and their family members, as well as holders of long-term resident status and their family members, travelers who have a proven and stable emotional relationship (even if not cohabiting) with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens or natural persons who are legally resident in Italy (long-term residents), and who need to reach their partner's home/domicile/residence in Italy, and travelers with work, health, study reasons as well as with urgent matters and those returning home.

Travelers with a travel history in South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, or Zimbabwe 14 days before their expected arrival are not allowed to enter Italy. Entry restrictions do not apply to Asymptomatic Italian citizens who are registered as residents in Italy on a date before 26 November 2021, together with their minor children, spouse, or civil union partner.

Travelers allowed entry must communicate their entry into Italy to the Department of Prevention of the territorially competent Health Authority.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

81.93% of Italy citizens have been vaccinatedincrease from 81.03% last week
Masks:Required in enclosed environments.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

JanFebMarAprMayJun

Flight

median flight price from US to Milan

Jan$640
Feb$629
Mar$691
Apr$770
May$852
Jun$923

Stay

median price per night

Jan$149
Feb$286
Mar$217
Apr$237
May$222
Jun$211

Rental car

median price per day

Jan$61
Feb$56
Mar$49
Apr$64
May$67
Jun$81

Puerto Vallarta

Mexico

#7 trending destination

19% search increase

Hacker tip

Switch up your WFH location - grab a hot desk (or couch, or hammock…) at Vallarta CoWork for fast internet, AC, and a change of scenery. Maybe bring a swimsuit too, it’s just a few steps from the beach if you’d like a dip after work.

Entry information

Open

Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, can enter Mexico without restrictions.

Visitors from the United States are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Mexico.

Mexico is open to travelers regardless of their vaccination status.

A COVID-19 test and a quarantine are not required. However, travelers are required to complete the Health Declaration Form and scan the QR code it generates on arrival.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

62.89% of Mexico citizens have been vaccinated
Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

JanFebMarAprMayJun

Flight

median flight price from US to Puerto Vallarta

Jan$447
Feb$507
Mar$522
Apr$491
May$448
Jun$458

Stay

median price per night

Jan$233
Feb$260
Mar$292
Apr$287
May$234
Jun$243

Rental car

median price per day

Jan$40
Feb$33
Mar$44
Apr$41
May$42
Jun$48

San Juan

Puerto Rico

#8 trending destination

19% search increase

Hacker tip

Our favorite post-work cocktail in San Juan would have to be a cool and refreshing mojito - it melts away your work stresses in no time and is even better when crafted with Don Q Puerto Rican rum.

Entry information

Open with restrictions

Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Puerto Rico.

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Puerto Rico.

Beginning December 6, 2021 - all travelers arriving on international flights must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within one day prior to departure along with proof of vaccination. Please note that only FDA-approved vaccinations will be accepted, which include Pfizer-BioNTech, Modern, and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson.

If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will NOT be allowed to board a flight to the United States and its territories, unless you meet the criteria for an exception under the Proclamation and CDC Order.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

Masks:Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

JanFebMarAprMayJun

Flight

median flight price from US to San Juan

Jan$311
Feb$358
Mar$418
Apr$404
May$361
Jun$398

Stay

median price per night

Jan$339
Feb$363
Mar$345
Apr$322
May$314
Jun$318

Rental car

median price per day

Jan$98
Feb$95
Mar$101
Apr$92
May$90
Jun$94

Honolulu

Hawaii

#9 trending destination

16% search increase

Hacker tip

If you’re planning to Work From Hawaii, we’d suggest going May-October to avoid the rainIer and colder periods on the islands. The winter months, such as December and January, tend to be the colder and wetter months (but are great for whale-watching).

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

JanFebMarAprMayJun

Flight

median flight price from US to Honolulu

Jan$530
Feb$564
Mar$721
Apr$770
May$727
Jun$808

Stay

median price per night

Jan$342
Feb$358
Mar$383
Apr$380
May$367
Jun$423

Rental car

median price per day

Jan$90
Feb$87
Mar$89
Apr$88
May$90
Jun$96

Mexico City

Mexico

#10 trending destination

14% search increase

Hacker tip

If you’re deciding which neighborhood would be best for your short- or long-term stay in Mexico City, we’d recommend looking in the Roma or Condesa areas of town where there are a variety of local coffee shops, co-working spaces and places to grab drinks on nights out.

Entry information

Open

Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, can enter Mexico without restrictions.

Visitors from the United States are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Mexico.

Mexico is open to travelers regardless of their vaccination status.

A COVID-19 test and a quarantine are not required. However, travelers are required to complete the Health Declaration Form and scan the QR code it generates on arrival.

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Local summary

62.89% of Mexico citizens have been vaccinated
Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

For more information, visit our guidance for global travel page.

Flight, stay and rental car pricing by month

JanFebMarAprMayJun

Flight

median flight price from US to Mexico City

Jan$346
Feb$328
Mar$315
Apr$343
May$297
Jun$317

Stay

median price per night

Jan$119
Feb$125
Mar$154
Apr$174
May$153
Jun$156

Rental car

median price per day

Jan$53
Feb$36
Mar$41
Apr$48
May$31
Jun$42

Work from Wherever Index - Methodology

  • Unless otherwise stated, search dates 11/20/2020 - 11/19/2021 were used for travel dates 1/1/22 - 6/30/22. For comparative purposes, search dates 11/20/2018-11/19/2019 were used. All searches were conducted on the KAYAK US site with a US origin.
  • To determine trending destinations for remote work, KAYAK sourced destinations with the greatest year over two year increase in searches for flights three weeks or longer, excluding outliers based on a certain criteria such as travel restrictions and security concerns.