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The Ultimate Digital Nomad Mexico Guide

Trying to decide where the best digital nomad Mexico locations are? In this post, I’ve asked some fellow digital nomads based in Mexico where their favorite cities and towns are. Whether you are looking for a beach hideaway or more of a vibrant city, in this guide to the best digital nomad locations in Mexico has them all since it’s a great place to live if you’re looking into digital nomad visas.

As well as general info about the location we have also included some super important information about the average cost of living, the best places to find accommodation, and of course, the all-important average WiFi speed!

Mexico has a lot to offer digital nomads, it’s a country many people (myself included) use as a base to keep coming back to thanks to the great infrastructure, fast WiFi, low cost of living, and an abundance of international flights!

Keep reading to learn more about the best digital nomad cities in Mexico. And don’t forget to grab one of the best digital nomad backpacks to bring with you before you leave.

Did You Get Travel Insurance Yet?

The Insurance companies I recommend are Hey Mondo and Safety Wing

Hey Mondo is great if you are looking for a great value flexible policy. They offer single-trip cover, annual multi-trip cover, and long-term travel cover. Safety Wing is great value, with monthly coverage starting at $45.08. It’s super easy to use, and it just renews each month. I currently use them as they offer me free cover for my son as part of my policy.

Read my full travel insurance post here, where I go into detail about all companies. 

The Top Digital Nomad Mexico Locations

Merida Mexico

Submitted by Shelley of Travel To Merida

Merida, Mexico, located in the Yucatan Peninsula, is an up-and-coming Mexico digital nomad destination. I have lived in Merida since 2019, so hopefully, my personal experience will help you decide if Merida is right for you.

Right off the bat, there are so many things to see and do in Merida! The city itself is colorful and beautiful with historic Colonial buildings and monuments, but there are also amazing cenotes near Merida, Mayan Ruins including Chichen Itza and Uxmal not far from the city, and several beaches from 1-2 hours away.

Merida is also known to be the safest city in Mexico, where both petty crime and violent crime are incredibly rare. That’s not to say it doesn’t happen; it does. However, if you stay aware of yourself, don’t get too intoxicated in public, and take an Uber home at night instead of walking, you should be quite safe in Merida.

If Merida sounds too good to be true, there are also reasons you might want to opt for another city. From about May to October Merida is incredibly hot! It will regularly be 95°F during the day but can feel even hotter with the humidity. During this time of year, the mosquitoes can be bad as well.

The demographic in Merida also skews older, so it might be a bit boring for digital nomads who want to party. There are plenty of bars and cantinas in Merida, but it’s not an all-night dance club kind of place. Known as the Cultural Capital of the Yucatan, Merida may appeal more to those in their mid-30s and older.

Digital Nomad Mexico Stats for Merida

  • The average monthly cost of accomodation: $600-1000USD
  • Best place to look for accommodation: Airbnb
  • Favorite coworking space: Conexion 60
  • Favorite coffee shop to work from: Marago Cafe
  • The average cost of a meal out: $10
  • The best digital nomad friendly Facebook group to join: Digital Nomads in Yucatan
  • Average WiFi Speed: 80-90 mbps, a few places have fiber but it’s not common

Just need a few days in a hotel while you find your feet? check out these options:

Hostal Zócalo

Casa Del Maya Bed & Breakfast

Rosas & Xocolate Boutique Hotel+Spa

Playa Del Carmen

Submitted by Paulina from UK Everyday

Playa del Carmen has a lot of potential as a digital nomad location. Pleasant weather, low living costs, and delicious cuisine make it a dream place to work. You will also have enough amazing activities to keep you busy on weekends. There are plenty of things to do in Playa del Carmen when you are not working. From exploring Mayan ruins, relaxing at the beach to taking amazing underwater photos of coral reefs.

You will not have any problems with traveling to different places such as Cancun or Tulum. Get a taxi, catch a bus, or an inexpensive shared van – colectivo. If you are planning to stay for a bit, rent or buy a bicycle to explore the beautiful Playa del Carmen during your free time. When you’re taking a break from work you can also visit amazing islands like Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, or Isla Holbox. All those destinations are just a stone’s throw away. 

Mexico is such a huge and beautiful country that even if you travel for a couple of years there, you will never be able to see all the magical places that it has to offer. Take advantage of remote working in Playa del Carmen to explore as much as you can. 

Coworking culture is thriving in Playa del Carmen so If you’re searching for a digital nomad location, I highly recommend it. There are so many coworking spaces like Nest, Cowork in, Work Zone Coworking or Xinergy Coworking. As well as a plethora of cafes to work from such as Basic Foodie or Bajo Cafe. 

Playa del Carmen is a safe place for tourists or digital nomads. However, minor crimes are common in Mexico. Despite this, I believe this is one of the best locations for remote working. Just keep in touch with friends and family while you’re away. Inform them of your trip plans and speak with them frequently to let them know that you are safe. 

Digital Nomad Mexico Stats for Playa del Carmen

  • The average monthly cost of accomodation: 1 bedroom apartment in the city centre $535 PCM or 1 bedroom apartment outside of the city centre $260 PCM
  • Best place to look for accommodation: Facebook group – RENTAS en PLAYA
  • Favorite coworking space: BUNKER Coworking
  • Favorite coffee shop to work from: Choux Choux Cafe
  • The average cost of a meal out: Meal in inexpensive restaurant $6.50
  • The best digital nomad friendly Facebook group to join: Playa Del Carmen & Tulum digital nomads
  • Average WiFi Speed: 20 MP and upward. Fiberoptic is avalible.

Just need a few days in a hotel while you find your feet? check out these options:

Budget Apartment Close to 5th Avenue

Mahekal Beach Resort

Thompson Playa del Carmen / Thompson Beach House

If you are looking for more options, check out my Where to Stay in Playa del Carmen blog post.

Oaxaca City

Submitted by Julien Casanova of Cultures Traveled

Oaxaca City is magical whether you’re visiting for a few weeks or basing yourself in the area as a digital nomad. The city center has an artistic vibe with countless modern restaurants, cafes, and event spaces. At the same time, it maintains its roots with street food, parades, and traditional festivals. 

Oaxaca is a moderately sized city with a metro area population of about 750,000 people. As a result, there are loads of daily events and things to do in Oaxaca City itself. But one of my favorite aspects about basing myself in the city is the ease of transportation to the surrounding pueblos and mountainous nature.

At an altitude of just over 1500 meters (5,000 feet), the climate is enjoyable as well. It’s often sunny and warm during the day, cool at night, and has zero humidity unless it’s the rainy season (May to October). Even during that time, the humidity remains relatively low.

WiFi speeds will vary based on your accommodation, but I generally found the internet to be much more stable than the coastal region of Oaxaca. Speeds average 20Mbps and increase at coworking spaces and some cafes. 

My favorite coworking space, Centrico Cowork, often has speeds close to 100Mbps. With two locations in the city, it’s also affordable and fairly comfortable. Furthermore, it’s attached to a small cafe with an amazing offering of healthy food options.

The only real downside that I experienced in this coworking space is perhaps the background music which often forced me to use headphones while working.

Health-focused digital nomads will love the abundance of fresh produce at the many markets located throughout the city. And the spiritual community that has developed and often blends with indigenous traditions should be a draw to the area as well.

The streets in the city center are set up in a grid, making it a very walkable city. While the city is generally safe, there has been an increase in robberies as of late. You should make a strict rule to always taxi home at night and stay on busy streets when walking.

Overall, I find Oaxaca City to be an ideal spot for digital nomads in Mexico due to its balance of mesmerizing culture and modern amenities. Just be aware, it has a tendency to capture the hearts of visitors, many of which never leave.

Digital Nomad Mexico Stats for Oaxaca City

  • The average monthly cost of accommodation: 6,000 pesos for a one-bedroom apartment
  • Best place to look for accommodation: Oaxaca Housing FB Group
  • Favorite coworking space: Centrico Cowork
  • Favorite coffee shop to work from: Cafébre
  • The average cost of a meal out: 100-150 pesos
  • The best digital nomad friendly Facebook group to join: Oaxaca Expats
  • Average WiFi Speed: Over 20Mbps

Just need a few days in a hotel while you find your feet? check out these options:

Selina hostel

NaNa Vida Hotel

Quinta Real Oaxaca

Puerto Escondido

Submitted by Bailey from Destinationless Travel

Puerto Escondido is the perfect place to base yourself as a digital nomad in Mexico if you’re looking for a safe beach destination, that although a little touristy, still feels quiet and somewhat off the beaten path. Puerto Escondido is a small town on Mexico’s Pacific Coast in the state of Oaxaca. It’s quiet and tranquil, but there are still plenty of fun things to do in Puerto Escondido.

When I was there last, I spent my days working on the computer while taking breaks in my hotel’s pool. Then in the afternoons, I would head to Playa Carrizalillo for a quick surf (perfect for beginners such as myself.) On the weekends, the area of Zicatela comes alive with quite the party scene, lots of tourists and ex-pats hang out here and you’ll likely find yourself dancing at a live music bar. 

When compared to other beach destinations in Mexico, Puerto Escondido remains less touristic. Probably because it is a little harder to get to than the mainstream destinations like Cancun or Puerto Vallarta. There is only one very tiny domestic airport in the town. However, many people get there via bus from the city of Oaxaca as well. 

The town still isn’t overly built up, and as such, prices are pretty affordable. For a cheap meal, head to the local taco places. If you want something a little nicer? There are plenty of trendy cafes and restaurants around too. There are large supermarkets in town as well, which to me, is essential when finding a place to base myself as a digital nomad. 

There are plenty of great places to stay in Puerto Escondido too, and you can choose between tons of affordable apartments/Airbnbs as well as coworking hostels/hotels. The last time I was there, I stayed at Casa Losodeli, which has a coworking space and a huge garden with a pool. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. 

Digital Nomad Mexico Stats for Puerto Escondido

  • The average monthly cost of accomodation: Around $1000 USD
  • Best place to look for accommodation: Lots of month-long discounted stays on Airbnb
  • Favorite coworking space: Selina is great for the atmosphere, personally love the quiet escape at Casa Losodeli & Coworking (nice apartments to stay here too)
  • Favorite coffee shop to work from: Elephant Garden. They have really delicious healthy meals too. 
  • The average cost of a meal out: Ranges from 100 MXN at a local restaurant to 400 MXN at a fancier international one. 
  • The best digital nomad friendly Facebook group to join: Expats in Puerto Escondido
  • Average WiFi Speed: Slow. Expect 10mp or less in most places. Ask for a speed test before committing to monthly rent if speed is important to you.

Just need a few days in a hotel while you find your feet? check out these options:

Paziflora Hostel

Hotel Casa Pridda

Vivo Resorts

Mexico City

Submitted By Yulia from the Miss Tourist Travel Blog

While I have been to Mexico before, the capital had never particularly piqued my interest as a destination for digital nomads. But after spending a few weeks in Mexico City for a conference, I found out just how wrong I was! Being such a modern city you have all the facilities you need and more! There is a huge range of accommodation, all the city’s services work well and you have easy access to everything from Amazon to Mercado Libre. 

Mexico City is pretty much on par with large western cities around the globe meaning you get to experience the vibrant Mexican culture without losing your creature comforts. The public transport is cheap and efficient meaning there’s no need to rent a car to get around, and the digital nomad areas are pretty safe (although I probably still wouldn’t walk alone at night just to be on the safe side). 

Other than that, great weather, incredible food, and fast connections to the rest of the country, there’s really nothing missing here! I particularly liked the fact that Mexico City is a connection hub and the airport is really close to the city. With tonnes of cheap domestic flights, it’s really easy to take weekend trips to other parts of the country as well as simple day trips like to the pyramids of Teotihuacan, Toluca volcano, or other hiking trips

What’s more, the community of people who live in Mexico city is super friendly and always happy to join the endless amounts of things to do in this buzzing city like parades, festivals, tons of museums, bars, and restaurants for all tastes and wallets. 

Digital Nomad Mexico Stats for Mexico City

  • The average monthly cost of accommodation: $700 – $1200 USD
  • Best place to look for accommodation: Facebook groups and Airbnb
  • Favorite coworking space: Definitely WeWork – they have hubs all over the city and some of them have really sick views!
  • Favorite coffee shop to work from: I worked from coworkings
  • The average cost of a meal out: local places are much cheaper of course but the average would be about 15 USD for nice popular restaurants
  • The best digital nomad friendly Facebook group to join:
  • Average WiFi Speed: 40 mbps on avarage, everywhere I’ve been – hotels, airbnbs, coworkings, restaurants, it was never an issue. 

Just need a few days in a hotel while you find your feet? check out these options:

The Foodie Hostel

Barceló Mexico Reforma

Condesa DF

If you are looking for more options, check out my Where to Stay in Mexico City blog post


Submitted By Natasha From Planes, Trains, and Karcz

Tulum has recently been nicknamed the “Manhattan of Mexico” due to its unbelievable rise in desirability over the last few years, and understandably so! Tulum truly is one of those towns that never sleeps – between all the unparalleled dining and nightlife options, its myriad of events (most notably, its white sand beach parties), and the endless opportunity for adventure that comes standard when living along the Yucatán Peninsula, there’s something in Tulum for everyone

Perhaps one of the biggest draws to Tulum for digital nomads is its proximity to what can only be described as paradise. You’re never far from a scenic lookout, a local hotspot, or somewhere to sit and grab some salty sea air. This, paired with its notorious affordability and growing expat community makes for a tempting locale to just about anyone. 

Like anywhere, accommodation costs in Tulum will be largely dependent on your location, how often you eat out and mode of transportation. For the more budget-minded digital nomads, opting for less desirable housing areas, infrequently eating out (or only eating street food), and riding a bicycle will likely run you $600USD/month, whereas a more modern, centralized apartment, combined with the purchase of a scooter and eating out once per day will run closer to $2,400USD/month.  

Digital Nomad Mexico Stats for Tulum

  • The average monthly cost of accommodation: $600 – $2,400 PCM
  • Best place to look for accommodation: Aldea Zama, which strikes a great balance between the Tulum Beach district and the Tulum Centro district (downtown). 
  • Favorite coworking space:  It’s recommended that you get a Coworking Tulum membership, which gives access to 20+ locations. However, the Amansala Eco-Chic Resort is a favorite courtesy of its atmosphere, internet connection, and menu options. 
  • Favorite coffee shop to work from: Liefs Vegan Van & Farm! Be sure to try their frothy coconut iced coffee, which was once Tulum’s best-kept secret (and has since gone totally viral but is still every bit worthwhile!). 
  • The average cost of a meal out: Between $7USD-$15USD per person. 
  • The best digital nomad friendly Facebook group to join: Either “Expats & Locals in Tulum” or “Tulum Digital Nomads”, however, if you want the insider scoop on what’s going on and when in Tulum, consider joining one of the community WhatsApp groups instead. 
  • Average WiFi Speed: 10mp average. It is possible to find high-speed WiFi, but double-check before booking. The WiFi can be unstable so look out for fiber optic if you can find it. There’s ample high speed at various cafes, restaurants, and accommodations throughout. You just need to look for it.

Just need a few days in a hotel while you find your feet? check out these options:

The Free Hostel

Papaya Playa Project

Mi Amor (Adults Only)

If you are looking for more options, check out my Where to Stay in Tulum blog post

San Miguel De Allende

Submitted by by Jess from Faraway Worlds

Digital Nomad Mexico

San Miguel de Allende is a very comfortable place to base yourself for a while. It has a large ex-pat community, great food, and good weather. The colonial architecture is stunning and it’s wonderful to be surrounded by that on a daily basis. There are lots of coffee shops to work from, great culture, fascinating history. Plus the local infrastructure is very good.  

Some of the best things to do in the city include visiting the old churches, walking through the botanical gardens, and shopping at the fascinating artisans’ market. Good distance to other cities for day trips – Queretaro or Guanajuato is around an hour away.

San Miguel de Allende has been voted best small city in the world by several publications and, with low crime rates, it’s also one of the safest cities in Mexico. It’s also a good place to learn Spanish with a number of Spanish schools, however, it’s easy to get by in English. It’s an easy-going city, quiet by Mexican standards and with a large foreign community, it’s incredibly easy to settle in and get to know people.

However, the number of foreigners in the city does come with its pros and cons. While the city is very accessible, it can be very easy to stay in an ex-pat bubble – many foreigners, especially older ex-pats, tend to stick together.

Saying that it’s definitely possible to integrate more into Mexican society if you make an effort and can speak some Spanish. There are also a few younger digital nomads here from Mexico City who are often happy to chat. There’s also lots of local tourism, especially on weekends.

It’s also not cheap. Restaurants, accommodation, and drinks are a bit higher than in the rest of the country. The large number of ex-pats has led to increasing property prices, with short-term rentals pushing local rents up (an issue in many parts of the world, pre-pandemic).

It’s not the liveliest place in Mexico. It’s a small city, with limited nightlife and many of the ex-pats do tend to be older. If you’re looking for a party town, this probably isn’t for you. But if you want quiet places to work with friendly locals and good amenities, San Miguel de Allende is a great place to stay for a while.

Digital Nomad Mexico Stats for San Miguel de Allende

  • The average monthly cost of accommodation: $600-$1200 depending on area
  • Best place to look for accommodation: We rented a long-stay apartment through AirBnB (3 months) or Facebook
  • Favorite coworking space: Smartspace Hub (daily rate available) was recommended to us, but we had a study area in our apartment
  • Favorite coffee shop to work from: Rustica – good sized tables, friendly staff, and great food
  • The average cost of a meal out: $20 for two from a standard restaurant
  • The best digital nomad friendly Facebook group to join: San Miguel de Allende Newcomers, Expats & Friends
  • Average WiFi Speed:

Just need a few days in a hotel while you find your feet? check out these options:

Posada Maria Luisa

Real de Corralejo

Casa Hoyos – Hotel Boutique


Submitted by Jessica from Uprooted Traveler

Digital Nomad Mexico

Love beaches but feel like resort cities aren’t your jam? Sayulita, a pueblo magico located a little over an hour north of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coastline, is the perfect location for digital nomads looking for a small, yet bustling city with tons of activities to do and laidback vibes. Sayulita first came on the international tourism map in the late 1960s as a world-class surfing destination and has, over time, become a beacon of hippies and wanderers looking for an affordable spot to enjoy some incredible beaches and tropical landscapes.

Of course, in the last decade or so, digital nomads have been added to that list of folks coming to soak up Sayulita’s boho surfer charm and with it, coffee shops and co-working spaces have opened or added amenities (like, of course, free WiFi!) to support them.

While Sayulita’s infrastructure (including internet connectivity) has not kept up with the pace of the town’s growth and could certainly be improved, there’s still a handful of spots in town with decent internet connectivity to get work done. Add in Sayulita’s other benefits, like an affordable cost of living (higher than Puerto Vallarta, but considerably lower than similar hippie-chic destinations, like Tulum); a thriving nightlife scene; and out-of-this-world natural beauty and you’ve got one incredible destination for digital nomads in Mexico.

Digital Nomad Mexico Stats for Sayulita

  • The average monthly cost of accomodation: Rentals can range as cheap as $200 for a small room in shared accommodations to up to $1000 for a more swanky two-bedroom apartment.
  • Best place to look for accommodation: If you’re looking for a thriving nightlife scene, the area right around Sayulita’s main square should be your top choice. Otherwise, this area regularly stays pretty noisy until the wee hours of the morning from drunken revelers, so for something a bit quieter, you’ll have better luck searching closer to the main highway (where you’ll also get way more bang for your buck!).
  • Favorite coworking space: While the internet isn’t the fastest at Tabachines Cowork, it’s an awesome place to work- the co-working space is literally hosted on a spacious patio. If you’re in need of fast internet, though, head to the much more sterile, but reliable Sayulita CoWork.
  • Favorite coffee shop to work from: Yah Yah Cafe has solid internet, delicious coffee, and lots of vegan-friendly offerings. 
  • The average cost of a meal out: While you can certainly eat for cheaper (or WAY more), you should expect to pay between $7-15 for a meal out on the town.
  • The best digital nomad friendly Facebook group to join: Digital Nomads Sayulita/San Pancho is great for networking with other digital nomads or Witches of Sayulita is a WhatsApp group for female digital nomads in Sayulita.
  • Average WiFi Speed: 15 Mbps. Note that Sayulita is awesome for lots of things (surfing! beaches! tacos!), internet is not one of them. If you need fast and rock-solid internet for your job (i.e., you do a lot of Zoom calls or uploading videos to YouTube), Sayulita may not be the best option for you.

Just need a few days in a hotel while you find your feet? check out these options:

La Redonda Sayulita Hostal

Puerto Sayulita 

Hotel Boutique Siete Lunas

San Cristobal de las Casas

Submitted by Kelli and Eddie The Vanabond Tales

Digital Nomad Mexico

Chiapas, the jungle-clad state in southern Mexico, is known for its outdoor adventures, stunning ruins, and some of the best waterfalls in all of Mexico. In the center of it all is San Cristobál de las Casas ‘the city in the mountains”.

San Cristóbal has become a haven for those looking to escape into Mexico’s cool mountain jungles and the perfect place for digital nomads to set up shop for a time. It is without the overcrowding or over-tourism of some other Mexican destinations, but large enough to support all the amenities that online workers might need. 

In town, you’ll find modern accommodation, trendy cafes and bars, and a surprisingly international restaurant scene in San Cristobal. Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Argentinian, Italian, and many more, line up side by side with more traditional food offerings of southern Mexico.

San Cristobal is centrally located to some of Chiapas’ best natural attractions. Once the working week is wrapped you can easily explore the many treasures of Chiapas. El Chiffon, one of Chiapas’ best waterfalls, is only a 2.5-hour drive. Sumidero Canyon lies only an hour south in the state’s capital of Tuxtla. A handful of small ruins like Tonina are all within a few hours’ drive.

For those looking for dedicated co-working spaces, San Cristóbal delivers. In town, there are at least four coworking spaces available. Our pick is Centralita. Centralita’s two locations are open daily and one is open until late (9:00 pm). At Centralita, you can pick from a range of passes from day passes starting at $130 pesos, 14-day passes for $1200, and monthly passes for $1750. The 14-day and monthly passes also include a mailing address. The wifi here is fast and coffee, tea, and water are available.

If you want to ditch the coworking space for a bit, Sarajevo Café Jardin is a great spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or coffee. Spacious with large tables, you won’t be pushed out here for the next patron. Plus, once 3:00 pm comes around you can order a cerveza or cocktail to finish up your last few emails.

San Cristobal de las Casas is a great home base for a few weeks (or a few months). Great food, amazing coworking spaces, cool climate, and an endless amount of attractions and activities to explore nearby. For more digital nomad advice check out the Facebook group Digital Nomads in San Cristobal de las Casas. 

Digital Nomad Mexico San Cristobal de las Casas Stats

  • The average monthly cost of accommodation: Prices as low as $300 per month for a basic apartment and up to $1,000 for something a little more stylish.
  • Best place to look for accommodation: Monthly rentals can be found online at Airbnb or VRBO or can be arranged with a property agent in town.
  • Favorite coworking space: Centralita
  • Favorite coffee shop to work from: Sarajevo Café Jardin
  • The average cost of a meal out: You can easily eat our for under $25 including drinks
  • The best digital nomad friendly Facebook group to join: Digital Nomads in San Cristobal
  • Average WiFi Speed: Wifi speed varies depending on where you are but expect to regularly get somewhere between 20-25mbs

Just need a few days in a hotel while you find your feet? check out these options:

Casa Cafeólogo

Plaza Gallery Hotel Boutique


Submitted by Daria from The Discovery Nut

Digital Nomad Mexico

Located along the Lagoon of Seven Colors, Bacalar is one of the most magical places in Mexico and a popular up-and-coming spot for digital nomads in Mexico.

The lagoon boasts various colors depending on the depth and earned this place a nickname of “the Maldives of Mexico.” Many visitors spend days in Bacalar because this small town is a true getaway to adventure. There are so many things to do in Bacalar. Water sports like kayaking, sailing and stand-up padel boarding are popular in Bacalar, and the best way to explore the lagoon is by taking a tour with one of the local companies that use sailboats that don’t damage the lagoon compared to the motorized boats. 

Digital nomads in Mexico who choose Bacalar get to enjoy all the fun activities like water sports, cenotes, and close access to some of the popular parts of Mexico’s Caribbean that can be reached by a bus ride from Bacalar. 

Buses depart daily from Bacalar to Tulum, Playa Del Carmen and Cancún. 

Bacalar also offers affordable prices on hotels, tours, and food because it’s still under the radar for most travelers. Things are changing quickly, however, as more travelers learn about Bacalar and its spectacular scenery. 

But it’s not just the lagoon that makes this place special. Bacalar is located close to several Mayan ruins like Dzibanche, Kinichna, and Kohunlich and can be visited on a day trip from Bacalar and make for a cool lesson in the history of this region. 

Bacalar is also located under one hour away from the border with Belize which means you can easily reach some of the most popular destinations in Central America.

Bacalar has a good range of accommodations ranging from hostels, hotels, and Airbnb’s-style accommodations that are perfect for digital nomads. And the good news is that they are more affordable and low-key than accommodations in popular tourist mainstays like Tulum and Playa Del Carmen.

Bacalar is also one of the safest places in Mexico, and the crime level here is very low. The town also boasts a compact size which means you can get around on foot or bike without having to rely on taxis. 

Digital Nomads Mexico Balaclar Stats

  • The average monthly cost of accomodation: $1,000-1,200
  • Best place to look for accommodation: AirBnb, Vrbo, or Facebook
  • Favorite coworking space: No co-working spaces yet 
  • Favorite coffee shop to work from: Mango y Chile 
  • The average cost of a meal out: $8-10
  • The best digital nomad friendly Facebook group to join: Expats in Bacalar
  • Average WiFi Speed: 10mbs and up

Just need a few days in a hotel while you find your feet? check out these options:

Mexico City Accommodation For Digital Nomad Vlog​