#RemoteFriendly E01 - Agorá at Puerto de la Cruz

Picking a location for the first ever episode of #RemoteFriendly series by Remote Workers was definitely a big thing. The place we pick will be the first ever forever, right? We desperately wanted the first choice to be the right one and that’s why we asked people who will know best – members of the Tenerife Digital Nomads and Remote Workers groups on Facebook. Thanks to great remote community, we had splendid recommendation in just few minutes and were ready for the trip straight away!

Agorá is a bit hidden from the main tourist area which made us fall in love with the place right on the arrival. It is located on the small picturesque square with dozen of tables in front of the café and during our visit even with live guitar music which made the atmosphere of the square even better. We tried working from both interior and exterior table and you can find our sum up bellow!

Location: 
Calle Pérez Galdós, 6,
38400 Puerto de la Cruz,
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

 

Opening hours:
10:00 – 00:30

Website:
Agorá Facebook page

Location Review:

1. Connectivity - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wifi signal was very strong and stable with quite great speed (30mbps down and 10mbps up). Connecting was very easy since passwords was written on a blackboard. Just great!

 

2. Beverages - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Agorá offers good selection of sandwiches and tapas so you are definitely not going to starve to death while you work here. There is also variety of cakes available, if you needed to have a full throttle sugar-powered work session!

 

3. Coffee Quality - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Coffee is often crucial for our workflow so we take it's quality quite seriously. Espresso in Agorá was small and strong and kept us going and that was exactly what we needed.

 

4. Value for the Price - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Prices were definitely lower then they are just few meters further near Plaza del Charco. Quality was very good so there is nothing to complain about here.

 

5. Staff - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Staff in Agorá was very friendly and helpful. They have even asked us to go with them to a party next day. Great experience!

 

6. Openning hours - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cafe opens at 10am and closes at 0.30am so you can spend here your full 12h long shift or catch up on your 8h/day duties after morning surf session. However there is a bit of a confusion about opening times since they differ on google and tripadvisor so it could use a revision.

 

7. Networking - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

During our visit there were mostly older people who stopped for a coffee but we did not meet any other working nomads. That changed a little later in the afternoon when couple of expats and nomads came to the bar for a chilled cerveza. Agorá definitely is a good place to meet new people, but we would like to see some of them working from there as well!

 

8. Atmospehre - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The light inside was a little dim but it was well balanced with a soft acoustic guitar tunes that came from the audio system. Working outside was good as well but street musicians became a little bit too annoying since they kept asking for money. Overally great atmosphere for light tasks and chill but not so good for hard focus work.

 

9. Power plugs - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

There were power plugs close enough for every table inside but no possibility to connect outside. Since majority of tables is outside, you might have a problem when the inside space is full, or when you simply want to work while you enjoy fresh breeze and sun outside.

 

10. Comfort - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

We liked the selection of work space inside since every spot had different table and chairs but there were only 5 tables inside so they might get occupied quite quickly during busy days. Outside space was fine as well but tables could be a little bigger to accommodate our laptop and drinks more easily.

 

#Remotefriendly Ranking - 💻 💻 💻 💻 

Agorá is definitely a place that we are going to visit again in the future. Vibrant atmosphere, cozy interior, great coffee and beverages. There is very nice community that meets here for a couple of drinks later in the afternoon but it is not so much used by remote workers during a daytime so far. We have met couple of very interesting people here in the afternoon and while it is not a great choice for focus intensive work sessions, it is a great one for meeting new people and finishing some lighter tasks. Our first choice was a successful one, Agorá is truly a Remote Workers friendly place!