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Best 15 Cities for Digital Nomads in Mexico

What’s not to love about Mexico? Its amazing weather, its friendly locals, its dreamy beaches - everything is just stunning. No wonder why Mexico is a great destination for digital nomads. Are you a remote worker looking for a magnificent country to visit? Then look no further. We present you with the best 15 cities for digital nomads in Mexico. We will share with you some of the greatest landmarks of each city, a brief description to help you know if that is the place for you, the location, the average cost of living, and the best 3 coworking spaces in each spot so you can get some work done while enjoying everything Mexico has to offer. Let’s dive into the list!


best cities for digital nomads in Mexico
best cities for digital nomads in Mexico

Best 15 Cities for Digital Nomads in Mexico:







Mexico City


Mexico City
Mexico City

Digital nomads simply adore Mexico city. Its low cost, vibrant locals, and flexible visa possibilities make the city a must for location-independent workers. Its many landmarks are also of great appeal, especially to those interested in ancient civilizations. Teotihuacan, the “Templo Mayor”, and Xochimilco are some of the most interesting sights in Mexico.


  • Who is it for: any digital nomad who adores mixing history with modern life

  • Population: 22 million

  • Cost of living: USD 1500-2500+

  • Average weather range: 9.4°C to 26.9°C (48.9°F to 80.4°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Reforma, Roma Norte, Roma Sur, La Condesa



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Mexico City:

  1. WeWork Espacio de Oficinas & Coworking Montes Urales: with a strategic location, this coworking spot has a professional environment to develop your business. Location: C. Montes Urales 424, Lomas - Virreyes, Lomas de Chapultepec V Secc., Miguel Hidalgo, 11000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

  2. WeWork Espacio de Oficinas & Coworking Insurgentes Sur: a well-known brand in the business, praised for its chill environment and beautiful terrace. Location: Av. de los Insurgentes Sur 601, Nápoles, Benito Juárez, 03810 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

  3. WeWork Espacio de Oficinas & Coworking Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: also from the same company, they have a great penthouse to work. Location: Blvd. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 169, Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, 11520 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico





Mérida


Mérida
Mérida

The capital city of the Yucatan peninsula, Mérida is sought for its fantastic food, stunning architecture, and rigorous safety. Plus, internet speed is quite good in general, so any working traveler should be able to complete their tasks here. Many people visit Chichen Itza from Merida, an incredible archeological site. Fans of summer sports such as rafting can also enjoy their stay.


  • Who is it for: adventurous digital nomads

  • Population: 1.201.000

  • Cost of living: USD 1600-2500+

  • Average weather range: 19.9°C to 34.9°C (67.8°F to 94.8°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Santa Ana, Paseo de Montejo, Benito Juarez Norte



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Mérida:

  1. IOS OFFICES Peninsula Montejo: spacy and with high-speed internet connection. Location: Prol. Paseo Montejo 331-Piso 3, Benito Juárez Nte., 97119 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico

  2. Enter Work: excellent ambiance and networking opportunities. Location: 97135, Jardines de Vista Alegre II, 97135 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico

  3. NEX Offices LUXUS: a more exclusive place for those looking for a deluxe experience. Location: Calle 20 235-Piso 6, Col. Altabrisa, 97133 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico





Playa del Carmen


Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen

Facing the Caribbean Sea, Playa del Carmen is a must for digital nomads. Many set base here due to its proximity to Cozumel, Tulum, Holbox, or Cancún, all excellent day-trip opportunities. Furthermore, it accommodates visitors of different budgets, so be deterred if some places are too expensive, as there are more affordable options. Needless to say, Playa del Carmen’s beaches are amazing.


  • Who is it for: digital nomads looking to spend some time by the seaside

  • Population: 304.942

  • Cost of living: USD 2500-3000+

  • Average weather range: 11.0°C to 32.5°C (51.8°F to 90.5°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: downtown, North Playa del Carmen, Mayakoba



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Playa del Carmen:

  1. NEST COWORKING: a very solid coworking spot adored by anyone who spent time there. Location: Calle Avenida 10 entre calle 12 y 14, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

  2. WORK IT - CoWork: convenient location and good internet speed. Location: Ave 10 /14 y 14 Bis Local 10, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

  3. BUNKER Coworking: good espresso and clean facilities. Location: Avenida 10 Norte, Esquina con Calle 38, Local 12 y 13, Zazil-ha, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico





Oaxaca de Juárez


Oaxaca de Juárez
Oaxaca de Juárez

If you like places with a strong cultural identity and lovely local markets to stroll, Oaxaca is for you. There is a lot to do: Monte Albán, Teotitlán, food tours, etc. In particular, the place is safe to walk around and the internet connection is good, so location-independent workers should feel comfortable here.


  • Who is it for: digital nomad foodies and fans of architecture

  • Population: 726.000

  • Cost of living: USD 1500-2500+

  • Average weather range: 4.5°C to 33.3°C (40.1°F to 91.9°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Barrio de Jalatlaco, Colonia Reforma, Zócalo



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Oaxaca de Juárez:

  1. Psicowork: a beautiful colonial house transformed into a coworking spot. Location: Miguel Hidalgo 1722, Zona Feb 10 2015, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., México

  2. Céntrico Cowork Jalatlaco: an LGBT friendly place for digital nomads. Location: 5 de Mayo 217-B, Barrio de Jalatlaco, 68080 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., México

  3. Céntrico Cowork Centro: clean, central location, with excellent attention to service. Location: Melchor Ocampo 215, Zona Feb 10 2015, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., México





San Miguel de Allende


San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende

Small and beautiful, San Miguel de Allende is close to Mexico City but far from the noise. Its romantic and baroque buildings are amazing, and the place is also quiet and cheap. It's ideal for travelers looking for a relaxing time away from big cities. The San Miguel Arcángel Chapel and La Aurora factory are two of the most visited landmarks.


  • Who is it for: remote workers looking for some peace

  • Population: 72.450

  • Cost of living: USD 1200-3500+

  • Average weather range: 7.3°C to 32.5°C (45.1°F to 90.5°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Downtown, Guadiana, Independencia



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in San Miguel de Allende:

  1. Smartspace Hub Coworking Space & Office Rentals: a place led by women. Location: Salida a Celaya 34, Allende, 37760 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., México

  2. San Marcos Co Working: beautiful and comfortable premises. Location: Plaza Alhóndiga, Local 1L, La Lejona, 37765 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., México

  3. Working Center San Miguel de Allende: a very private and quiet spot for coworking. Location: Lib. José Manuel Zavala 79, Bellavista, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., México





Guanajuato


Guanajuato
Guanajuato

By now you understand that Mexico is big on its unique architecture. Guanajuato’s downtown area is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Furthermore, its cheap cost of living makes it a great option, especially for American remote workers. The locals are quite welcoming as well.


  • Who is it for: digital nomads on a budget

  • Population: 194.500

  • Cost of living: USD 1500-2800+

  • Average weather range: 11.7°C to 30.6°C (53.1°F to 87.1°F)

  • Best Neighborhoods to stay in: San Javier, Cata, Northern Area



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Guanajuato:

Please note some of these are in Guanajuato’s surroundings.

  1. Ofis - Oficinas & CoWorking: a cool and chill coworking spot. Location: Blvd. Adolfo López Mateos 210, Centro, 37000 León, Gto., México

  2. IOS OFFICES Foro 4: an office leasing agency with coworking space. Location: Manuel J. Clouthier 304-piso 4, Jardines del Campestre, 37128 León, Gto., México

  3. La Uni Coworking & Fun Guanajuato: a university site for coworking. Location: Cantarranas 38, Zona Centro, 36000 Guanajuato, Gto., México





Tulum


Tulum
Tulum

A paradise on earth, Tulum constantly grows in popularity among visitors. Sea, green, good vibes, you will find peace of mind here. There’s a catch, though: Tulum is not cheap. Depending on how high your salary is in the place you come from, you will find Tulum expensive or reasonable. Nevertheless, the place is perfectly prepared for digital nomads looking to relax.


  • Who is it for: digital nomads looking for a quiet and unique spot and have a high budget

  • Population: 46.720

  • Cost of living: USD 4500-5900+

  • Average weather range: 16°C to 33°C (62°F to 92°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: the Town, Beach Town, and Middle Beach Zone



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Tulum:

  1. Los Amigos - Cowork: a place advertised for women entrepreneurs. Location: C. 4 Sur Mza 20-Lt 1, entre Calles 1 y 3 Poniente, La Veleta, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., México

  2. WeNomads Tulum: another beautiful spot, with online reservations available. Location: Quinto Sol, Andador Kambul Mz12 L110, Aldea Zama Local 1, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., México

  3. CoWorking CHE SUITES TULUM: offers coworking and housing. Location: Calle Polar Pte. s/n, Tulum Centro, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., México




Puerto Vallarta


Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta

If Tulum or Playa del Carmen sounds too crowded for you, Puerto Vallarta has amazing beaches without so many visitors (yet). If you like water-based activities such as sky-sailing, the place is for you. Imagine yourself relaxing after some work on the sand under the hot Mexican sun of this hidden gem.


  • Who is it for: remote workers looking for a beach city with fewer crowds

  • Population: 544.000

  • Cost of living: USD 3000-4000+

  • Average weather range: 20.6°C to 32°2 (69.1°F to 90°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: 5 de Deciembre, Downtown, Marina Vallarta



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Puerto Vallarta:

  1. Natureza Cowork: nice working ambiance. Location: Mérida 75d, La Vena, 48310 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., México

  2. Vallarta Cowork: work surrounded by green. Location: Morelos 101-Local 3B, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., México

  3. Joint Coworking Hotel: you can use their coworking facilities if you stay here. Location: Insurgentes 108, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., México





Guadalajara


Guadalajara
Guadalajara

Guadalajara has it all. A dynamic scene, fun nightlife, beautiful architecture, and affordable costs. The locals are friendly and you will find it easy to meet new friends here. Activities here are more on the cultural side, so visiting ancient buildings and enjoying bars and nights out are a must here.


  • Who is it for: digital nomads who love cultural spots

  • Population: 5 million

  • Cost of living: USD 1500-2200+

  • Average weather range: 5°C to 30°C (41°F to 86.9°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: historic downtown, Colonia Americana, Tlaquepaque



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Guadalajara:

  1. Nevermind: a warm and cozy ambiance according to visitors. Location: Av Unión 48, Col Americana, Ladron De Guevara, 44600 Guadalajara, Jal., México

  2. Metta Coworking: its meeting rooms are very useful. Location: Quito 1260, Italia Providencia, 44648 Guadalajara, Jal., México

  3. Colabora Coworking Guadalajara: modern premises. Location: Av Chapultepec Sur 480, Local R12, Col Americana, Obrera, 44140 Guadalajara, Jal., México





Cancún


Cancún
Cancún

Cancun has been typically visited by people looking to relax in its amazing beaches and resorts. There are tours, activities, and many opportunities, yet its beaches are the main draw. With pristine water and excellent weather, Cancun will help you chill after a long work day.


  • Who is it for: remote workers looking to relax by the sea

  • Population: 998.000

  • Cost of living: USD 1700-2500+

  • Average weather range: 15°C to 33.7°C (59°F to 92.5°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Downtown, Riviera Cancun, Isla Mujeres



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Cancun:

  1. Orbis Coworking: clean and comfortable facilities. Location: Av. Bonampak, Block 1, Block 4 and 5, Local SA 2, Supermanzana 8, 77504 Cancún, Q.R., México

  2. IOS OFFICES Corporativo Malecón Américas: ideal for casual or more professional coworking. Location: Av. Bonampak, Sm. 6, Mz. 1, Lot. 1 PISO 5, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., México

  3. beNuk Coworking: its name stands for “be big”, their business motto. Location: Blvd Luis Donaldo Colosio mz 305 Lote 2 Sm 307, 77560 Cancún, Q.R., México





Puebla de Zaragoza


Puebla de Zaragoza
Puebla de Zaragoza

You know Mexico is more than beaches, right? Puebla gathers Mexican architecture, cuisine, and a welcoming population in one place. The most fun activity here is to try the local food, like a mole or spicy Nogada chiles. There is a lovely market to walk around as well, and they have their own museum on trains and railways here.


  • Who is it for: foodie remote workers

  • Population: 3 million

  • Cost of living: USD 1800-2300+

  • Average weather range: 10.5°C to 25.2°C (50.9°F to 77.4 °F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: San Andres, Historic Downtown, Angelopolis



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Puebla de Zaragoza:

  1. Workosfera Coworking: a friendly spot for the LGBT community. Location: Cholula 35, La Paz, 72160 Puebla, Pue., México

  2. IOS OFFICES City Angelópolis: hygiene, security, and premises are highly praised. Location: Atlixcáyotl 1499 Col, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl, PISO 3, 72810 San Andrés Cholula, Pue., México

  3. Startup Coworking: as its name suggests, it’s great for startups. Location: Av 29 Pte 2708 B, Sta Cruz los Ángeles, 72400 Puebla, Pue., México





Sayulita


Sayulita
Sayulita

But yet again, Mexican beaches are just unique. Sayulita is a modest and lesser-known seaside place to get away from the crowds. It’s a bit more expensive due to not having as many options as more tourist spots, but the money you pay will be worth your while in this beautiful beach town. Plus, if you are a surfer, you will be able to enjoy its amazing waves.


  • Who is it for: surfing digital nomads

  • Population: 3.390

  • Cost of living: USD 3300-3900+

  • Average weather range: 25°C to 35°C (80°F to 90°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Downtown, North, and South End



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Sayulita:

  1. CoWorking Sayulita: small and comfy. Location: Av. Revolución 41A, 63734 Sayulita, Nay., México

  2. Tabachines Cowork Patio: a great outdoor coworking space. Location: Av. Revolución 27, 63734 Sayulita, Nay., México

  3. Selina Sayulita: this one is a hostel, but it offers some coworking spaces. Location: Calle Gaviotas Sur 12, 63734 Sayulita, Nay., México





Puerto Escondido


Puerto Escondido
Puerto Escondido

For anyone who loves nature, Puerto Escondido is a great opportunity for digital nomads who yearn for a greener scene. Its spectacular waterfronts are very popular. Others enjoy relaxing at the beach with a drink, or the fun night scene available. It is also a renowned surfing spot.


  • Who is it for: remote workers who like the beach and nightlife

  • Population: 29.900

  • Cost of living: USD 1800-2400+

  • Average weather range: 22°C to 33°C (71.5°F to 91.5°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Zicaleta, La Punta, Rinconada



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Puerto Escondido:

  1. COWORKING TMX: right around Puerto Escondido’s airport. Location: DIAMANTE, AV. CONDESA 12 A INGRESAR AL FRACCIONAMIENTO BRISAS DIAMANTE EDIFICIO 3 PISOS BLANCO FRACCIONAMIENTO BRISAS, 71984 Puerto Escondido, Oax., México

  2. COWORK ÑUU RINCONADA: LGBT-friendly. Location: Benito Juárez 47, Rinconada, 71983 Puerto Escondido, Oax., México

  3. 401 Co-working: affordable prices. Location: Primera Sur 2038, Libertad, 71984 Puerto Escondido, Oax., México





Zihuatanejo


Zihuatanejo
Zihuatanejo

Another small paradisiacal place, Zihuatanejo is still in development. It may not have everything for the digital nomads just yet, but the city is working towards it. Still, the ones who decide to visit are looking for exactly that: a hidden gem.


  • Who is it for: location-independent workers looking for undiscovered places

  • Population: 62.300

  • Cost of living: USD 1500-2100+

  • Average weather range: 20°C to 36°C (71.5°F to 96.8°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Main Beach, Downtown



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Zihuatanejo:

There aren’t coworking spaces in Zihuatanejo (yet), but you can work from its lovely working cafés and restaurants:

  1. El Viverito Café: delicious and affordable food. Location: P.º del Palmar, Centro, 40880 Zihuatanejo, Gro., México

  2. La Terracita: another good spot to eat and work. Location: Adelitas 59, Playa la Madera, 40894 Zihuatanejo, Gro., México

  3. Cuattro Casa de Café: nice and easy, a good place to see people pass by while working. Location: Ignacio M. Altamirano 19, Centro, 40890 Zihuatanejo, Gro., México





Querétaro


Querétaro
Querétaro

Last but not least, another alternative for foodies. Queretaro is known for its dining experience. If you need some time to slow down from doing water sports or visiting historic landmarks, Queretaro is a budget-friendly place to chill and try different Mexican flavors.


  • Who is it for: location-independent foodies

  • Population: 1.389.000

  • Cost of living: USD 1500-2100+

  • Average weather range: 9°C to 32°C (48°F to 89.6°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Balvanera, Jurica, El Campanario



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Queretaro:

  1. KROW: a very innovative coworking space for digital nomads. Location: C. Héroe de Nacozari 25B, Centro, 76000 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., México

  2. Jobs Coworking Querétaro | Ubika Universidad: a bit more costly, but very professional. Location: Plaza Ubika Universidad Av. Universidad Poniente #370 Piso 5, Avenida Universidad, La Piedad, 76150 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., México

  3. COGUORK - RENTA DE OFICINAS: modern and attractive facilities. Location: Senda de La Inspiración 19, Milenio III, 76060 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro., México





Closing thoughts on the best cities for digital nomads in Mexico


There you have it, 15 of the most amazing cities for digital nomads to visit while in Mexico. By now you already have noticed how this country has a lot to offer. Its delicious cuisine, stunning beaches, and friendly population are ready to welcome you in the best way possible. Do not miss the chance to visit Mexico as a digital nomad, you won’t regret it, and let this guide be of service while staying in this wonderful country.




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