Mexico has always been among the top tourist destinations with its gorgeous nature, friendly people, great cuisine, rich history, and beautiful cities. In times of a fast technology development and the possibility of distance working, the country attracts a fair share of digital nomads too.
Experiencing Mexico while working is a new to connect with the country and feel the atmosphere.
And not lastly, it is a way to travel to new places without having to stop working.
Before heading to Mexico – Do I need a visa?
The citizens from the EU states, the Schengen Area, some South American states, the UK, the USA, and Canada, do not need a special travel permit to visit Mexico. This applies for visits up to 180 days (6 months).
Visitors to the State of Quintana Roo where Cancun, Tulum, Isla de Mujeres, and Playa del Carmen are, will need to complete the new toursim taxt Visitax applicable to all above 12 YO.
If you are a national of a country whose citizens need a visa to enter Mexico, please note that you will have to contact the Mexican Embassy or the nearest consulate to obtain a tourist visa.
Is Mexico a good destination for digital nomads?
The numerous resorts, boutiques hotels, tiny cities with calm atmosphere or those concentrating people, professionals, culture, and ideas, Mexico offers good environment to the contemporary digital nomads. It must however work on improving the internet speed in some areas – an important condition for those types of professionals.
The crime rate is also something that must be kept under control in order to attract more digital nomads who prefer to explore new sites and stay where the local people live.
The best cities to move and work in:
Mexico City – the capital of Mexico is a vibrant city with exciting art life and urban culture. This is where most of the digital nomads start their trip to the country.
Guadalajara – this is the fourth largest city in the country and is much calmer than Mexico City. However, many digital nomads find it very attractive with its local culture and less crowdy streets. Also, this is a good starting point to visit Mexico’s West and the city of Puerto Vallarta.
The State of Quintana Roo – Quintana Roo is one of Mexico’s states. Famous for its resorts, islands, and cities that attract most of the visitors to the country, the state authorities recently introduced a tourism tax applicable for each visitor to travel to this destination – Visitax.
Cancun – this is probably the most famous of all the resorts in Mexico. Digital nomads will find there anything but calm. Numerous hotels, restaurants, bars and cafes, tourists, attractions, places to visit, and the beautiful Caribbean coast of Mexico.
Merida – the regional city of the state of Quintana Roo is much calmer. Located at a good distance from the sea resorts, Merida offers security and a friendly atmosphere to digital nomads.
Internet connection and coworking space in Mexico
Mexico’s average internet download speed in Mexico is less than 10 Mbps. And the speed improves constantly. Internet and Wi-Fi is available in the main tourists destination and is free of charge in restaurants, hotels, and cafes, as well as in the public areas in the bigger cities.
Shared coworking space is where one can be sure to have a good internet connection. This service is more common in the major cities.
Shared working space in Mexico City:
- WeWork, Varsovia
- URBAN STATION
- Impact HUB
- Metta Coworking
- Orbis Coworking
- Digital Jungle