Tim and Ricarda form the Sunny Office team Spain. Today, we are curious to get some insights from Ricarda about her favorite region: Andalusia in the very South of Spain.
Katja: Ricarda, what brought you to Andalusia?
Ricarda: I lived in Madrid for four years but I always connected Andalusia with the authentic Spain. I did a road trip along the coast of South Spain and totally fell in love with the nature, the people and the Andalusian culture. One year later I moved to the Andalusian seaside town called “El Puerto de Santa María”.
Katja: What do you like the most about the region?
Ricarda: The friendliness of the people, the paradisiac beaches, the incredible sunsets and the food!!
Katja: What are your three absolute must do/see insider tips?
Ricarda: There is so much to discover! But what I do there every time is: Visit and eat the best brownies ever in the harbor village of Puerto Sherry, a walk through the beautiful town of Conil de la Frontera, surfing in El Palmar, eat tapas in Vejer de la Frontera, visit the ecological hippie market in Caños de Meca and go shopping in Tarifa.
Katja: How do you describe the startup scene in the region and how can Sunny Office participants connect with the local entrepreneurs?
Ricarda: Within Spain, Madrid and Catalonia are the leading areas of origin for entrepreneurial projects. However, it was a big surprise that Andalusia was topping Valencia in number of startup applications. As the people in Andalusia are that open minded and willing to connect, it is really easy to meet entrepreneurs and to exchange. I already have a good network of Spanish and foreign entrepreneurs that are looking forward to meet Sunny Office participants.
Katja: What makes a Sunny Office in Andalusia exceptional that participants will encounter in no other Sunny Office?
Ricarda: The beautiful beach in front of the door, the offer of Yoga and meditation and the natural surroundings will help you to catch new energy and be more focused. Apart from working in a sunny, beautiful environment, in this Sunny Office you will definitely also meet locals and get to know the authentic Spain. All participants returned to this magical place after joining the Sunny Office.
Katja: Thanks for the insights, Ricarda!
Curious? Apply for Sunny Office Andalusia now!