Workation Mexico

Travel Guide for Remote Work in Mexico

Summary

Essentials

⭐ Rating Excellent (4,15/5)
πŸ’Έ Cost of living $993 p/m for locals (Calculate your costs)
🧳 Best time to travel January, February, March, December

⌚ Time difference-7 hours (UTC)
πŸ“Ά Internet speed50 mb/s – Very Fast
πŸ’‰ Recommended travel vaccinationsHepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Typhoid.
🧭 Travel Advice (U.S. Department of State)⬜ Other

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πŸ–οΈ Great destination forπŸš΅β€β™€οΈ adventure | πŸ–οΈ beach | πŸŒ„ mountains | 🎨 culture | πŸ₯Ύ trekking&walking | 😎 great for singles | 😎😎 great for couples | 🚼 child-friendly
😊 Quality of lifeNot bad (3.2/5)
πŸ›‘οΈ SafetyNot Bad (2.3/5)
πŸ’Š HealthcareExcellent (3.7/5)
πŸ’» # coworking spaces
🦜 Locals speakSpanish

Is Mexico a good place to work remotely

With its incredible natural beauty, pristine beaches, rich culture, vibrant festivals, and diverse geography, Mexico is an obvious choice for a memorable adventure! Despite its crime rates, it attracts numerous expats, digital nomads, and adventurers seeking both conventional fun and off-the-beaten-path spiritual experiences.

Mexico offers a combination of locations that are ideal for exploration, partying, and work, although not all in one place. Therefore, you may prefer to travel around rather than staying in a single location during your visit.

Rental prices in Mexico are generally affordable. According to Numbeo, the cost of renting a one-person apartment in Tulum ranges from 375 to 454 euros, depending on its proximity to the city center. Keep in mind that Tulum is considered one of the pricier places in Mexico.

One downside of renting accommodations in Mexico is that landlords often require an aval (usually a local person) to co-sign the rental agreement as a guarantee of regular payment.

Dining out in Mexico is not only affordable but also offers a unique culinary experience. If you plan to explore the country extensively, consider taking advantage of the budget-friendly domestic flights. However, keep in mind that traffic in cities like Mexico City and Guadalajara can be challenging, so renting a car may not be the most convenient option. Instead, rely on the generally safe and convenient public transport system, with buses from reputable companies like ADO, Primera Plus, and ETN. When using local micro buses (peseros), exercise caution as drivers often disregard traffic rules, and be mindful of pickpockets, especially during rush hour.

Things to do

Culture Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Mexico by attending a traditional dance performance or visiting a local art gallery to appreciate the rich heritage and artistic expressions of the country.
Dining Indulge in the diverse and flavorful Mexican cuisine by trying street tacos, sampling authentic mole sauces, and sipping on refreshing margaritas to truly experience the culinary wonders of Mexico.
Sights Explore the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Mayan Riviera's turquoise waters, and wander the colorful streets of Guanajuato to witness the stunning sights that Mexico has to offer.
Entertainment Dance the night away to the lively beats of mariachi music at a traditional Mexican fiesta or catch a thrilling lucha libre wrestling match for an unforgettable night of entertainment and excitement.
Shopping Discover unique and handmade treasures by browsing the bustling markets of Mexico City, such as Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela, where you can find everything from vibrant textiles to intricate pottery.
Outdoor Embark on an adventure in Mexico's great outdoors by snorkeling in the crystal-clear cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula, hiking through the breathtaking Copper Canyon, or swimming with dolphins in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez.
If you want to dive deeper into these experiences, TripAdvisor is your guide to discover more.

Best places to stay for digital nomads

Cancun

Mexico 4.7/5 Excellent
  • πŸ“Ά very fast wifi
  • πŸ§‘πŸΌβ€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘πŸ½ suitable for diverse travelers
  • 🏒 no coworking spaces
  • 🌴 tropical climate
πŸ–οΈ beach 🎨 culture 🌳 nature and more
$990 / month View

San Luis Potosi

Mexico 4.5/5 Excellent
  • πŸ“Ά very fast wifi
  • πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ safe for solo travellers
  • 🏒 abundant coworking spaces
  • 🌴 tropical climate
πŸš΅β€β™€οΈ adventure πŸŒ„ mountains 🏜️ desert and more
$872 / month View

Merida

Mexico 4.5/5 Excellent
  • πŸ“Ά very fast wifi
  • πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ safe for solo travellers
  • 🏒 no coworking spaces
  • 🌴 tropical climate
🎨 culture 🌳 nature πŸ₯Ύ hiking&walking and more
$1007 / month View
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