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Become a digital nomad in Mexico

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Lying between the United States of America, Guatemala, and Belize, Mexico is a country with the reputation on an eternal holiday. The country’s steamy jungle, deep blue sea, and tongue-numbing cuisine have long attracted international travellers — but digital nomads have yet to discover its beauty.

Why Mexico

Mexico is not one of the top digital nomad destinations, but it has most of the features needed to become an up-and-coming one. Its friendly climate and resort atmosphere are definite nomad hooks — but slow internet and high crime rate are strong deterring factors.

However, the situation is slowly changing as more and more freelancers are willing to travel past the highly-rated locations and explore new grounds. And Mexico has a lot of things going for it: stunning seascapes, beautiful resorts, flavourful cuisine, cheap markets, and a very affordable cost of living.

Best cities to work from

Mexico City is the country’s capital and where most travellers start to explore the country from. As a potential digital nomad hub, it has all the urban amenities of a large cosmopolitan city — plus, a busy vibrant nightlife. The city used to have a sulky reputation but is now actively cleaning up its act.

If you find the hectic pace of Mexico City too intimidating, Guadalajara is the country’s second largest city, but a much quieter alternative to the capital. The city is often called an oversized village as it is much less frantic than a city of its size should be and has well-kept traditions blended in with the contemporary way of life.

For those eager to explore all the pleasures of living in a resort town, Mexico has a wide offering. You have the party paradise of Cancun, the quiet idyllic resort of Playa del Carmen, the remote and intimate holiday city of Tulum, and more.

The internet and coworking spaces

The average broadband download speed in Mexico is under 10Mbps — but it gets faster in big cities and slows down in smaller resort towns. You will find easy access to free Wi-Fi in coffee shops, cafés, hotels, etc. in big cities as well as holiday destinations.

Coworking is more popular in urban centres, and you will have a good selection of office spaces to choose from. If you prefer to settle in a smaller seaside village, consider working from a coffee shop or your hotel.

Coworking spaces in Mexico City

WeWork, Varsovia 36, Col. Juárez

Impact HUB, Av. Álvaro Obregón 168, Cuauhtémoc, Roma Norte, 06700 Ciudad de México

URBAN STATION, Av Moliere 68, Polanco, Polanco II Secc, 11550 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Coworking spaces in Guadalajara

Nevermind, Av Unión 48, Ladrón de Guevara, 44600 Guadalajara, Jal.

Metta Coworking, Quito 1260, Italia Providencia, 44648 Guadalajara, Jal.

Coworking spaces in Cancun

Orbis Coworking, Av. Bonampak, Manzana 1, Lote 4 y 5, Local SA 2, Super Manzana 8

Venddo, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Quintana Roo

Coworking space in Tulum

CoWorking Karma, Av. Satelite Lote 13, Tulum Centro

Leisure in Mexico

Mexico is a space of blue skies, turquoise waters, palm-lined beaches and world-famous cuisine. Most come here for a vacation at one of the country’s idyllic resorts and to learn about Mexico’s rich history. Some of the most visited attractions include the Mexican ruins of Coba, Xcaret waterfront park, the Pyramid of the Sun, and the Frida Kahlo Museum.

What to know before arriving

Residents of 65 countries can travel to Mexico visa-free — this includes the residents of all European Union countries. Those who do not come from one of the visa-exempt territories will need to apply for a visa in advance. This can be done at a Mexican Embassy or Consulate.

 Important

When in Mexico it is strongly recommended to exercise caution when dining out and thoroughly wash any fresh produce when cooking at home due to an increasing rate of stomach infections.

 Useful links

Official Tourism Guide in Mexico

Map of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Mexico

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