Figs On The Funcho

Digital Nomad in Portugal’s Algarve

Travellers in the Algarve are staying longer especially during the off season and enjoying leisure activities and as well as working on the go.

Virtual Office at Portugal’s Figs on the Funcho

A digital nomad or coworking riverside location in the Algarve on the banks of the Barragem do Funcho that allows you to get close to nature.


  • Free Wi-Fi (fibre optic)
  • Use of printer
  • Infinity Swimming Pool
  • Water sports – Wild Swimming, Kayaking and Paddle Boarding
  • Cycling
  • Walking Routes
  • Yoga
  • Massages
  • Painting Lessons
  • Honesty Bar

What’s the digital nomad’s vibe?

sunset algarve portugal
Enjoy sunset cocktails with views across the barragem Funcho

Your weekly routine might include

  • morning yoga on the waterfront deck or a freshwater wild swim
  • an afternoon kayaking or paddle boarding or walking in between meetings of course
  • and at the end of the day, a sunset cocktail whilst admiring a brilliantly red and orange sunset followed by a starry night sky.

Figs on the Funcho is a gorgeous setting and ideal for the professional digital nomad who wants to get away from it all and embrace nature.

Professionals or trainers looking for a comfortable venue where they can concentrate on their work or run sessions with the opportunity to take breaks and get close to nature. Authors, IT professionals, Coaches, Artists, Coding Teams.

We offer a slower pace of life where conference calls are made from the outdoor office space under the mature carob trees with riverside views and accompanying bird songs.

On-site massages are available and self-guided or guided walks exploring one of the many walking trails from the villa.

What’s the backstory?

Cheryl and Graham recently retired IT consultants from London, have developed Figs on the Funcho as a retreat and digital nomad venue over the last 10 years. We grew up in Africa and whilst living in London we dreamed of living in a warmer climate and have now made it a reality.

Graham provides training and coaching services for Agile and Scrum teams and runs scrum boot camps at the venue.

What’s the vide for a digital nomad?

digital nomads villa accommodation on the river
Direct water access to enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing or wild swimming

An ideal location for remote workers looking for privacy and peace allowing guests to disconnect from their hectic lifestyle.

– stay at the 100-year-old renovated farmhouse riverside property with infinity pool

– 4 bedrooms, 2-ensuite or 1-ensuite with 3 bedrooms sharing a bathroom.  Sleeps 8 altogether and beds can be made up as singles or double beds

– winding garden paths leading to direct access to the river to enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing or wild swimming

– lounge with double height ceilings with a large table for laptops users and comfortable couches for group discussions

About the co-working location

paddle boarders on river with villa behind

  • centred-based walking location with many walking paths leading from the villa
  • a riverside location with uninterrupted panoramic country and river views
  • direct access to the river to enjoy some time out on our tandem kayak, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), fishing
  • well-marked hiking trails that you can access straight from the villa and access to the longer-distance Via Algarviana walking trail for serious hikers
  • bird watching, see our bird list that is local to Figs on the Funcho
  • relaxing body massages on site
  • art tutors to teach watercolour or acrylic painting or sketching. We also run regular art holidays and workshops during the year.
  • Unspoilt, uncrowded, peaceful and tranquil setting off the beaten track where you can fully relax and rejuvenate during working breaks
  • a location all year round with very pleasant sunshine and warm temperatures even in the winter 

Where are the co-working areas for digital nomads?

  • Outdoor tables with river views, under the mature carob trees, come with easy access to outdoor electrical plugs
  • Indoor work areas in the communal lounge 
  • Poolside area around the infinity pool with river views
  • Solitude quiet areas in the garden for focus work sessions
  • Working desks in some bedrooms

Is there a charge for Wi-Fi?

The Wi-Fi is free and is a super speedy fibre optic.

Drinking and dining?

The Digital Nomad package at Figs on the Funcho not only includes accommodation but also includes food!

Enjoy a variety of healthy breakfast options under the carob trees with views of the lake. Breakfast options include fresh fruit, Cheryl’s homemade granola on Greek yoghurt, freshly-baked muffins, oat porridge served with local Algarve lavender or carob honey and freshly squeezed orange juice or smoothies. Breakfasts are served each day with a brunch on Sunday morning.

Lunches are light and healthy, these could include Toastie sandwiches, sweet corn fritters, Cheryl’s homemade soup and local bread. Lunches are served Monday’s through Friday.

Graham is a keen cook and is an avid follower of Ottolenghi, Jamie Oliver, Bosh Boys and the Happy Pear. Cheryl and Graham have joined many cooking experiences including a cooking experience during their recent visit to Thailand.

A variety of flavoursome vegetarian dishes that include homemade stews, dahls, curries, lasagne, pizza nights and fish barbecue on Fridays. All meals are prepared in their riverside farmhouse kitchen using fresh produce from our local village market.  Dinners are served Monday’s through Friday.

Alternatively, if you wish to eat out the nearest town is around 3 km that has a variety of restaurants to choose from.

An honesty bar that includes local wines from the vineyards nearby is run in our communal area.

And the service?

Service is smooth and thoughtful.

Cheryl and Graham can arrange a masseur, yoga teacher, SUP guide to come to the property or bird guides and walking guides to accompany you on your walks.

What type of digital nomad travellers will you find here?

Professionals or trainers looking for a comfortable venue where they can concentrate on their work or run sessions with the opportunity to take breaks and get close to nature. Authors, IT professionals, Coaches, Artists, Coding Teams.

Bottom line for the digital nomad:

The stylish and comfortable villa and waterfront location provides a global home for a single, couple or small group of professionals who enjoy nature and the outdoors.

Bedding, bath towels and swimming towels are provided.

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