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Any co-working/working space in Mexico?


in Mexico by @zanqu6yr  | 6 comments

Hi all,
I was reviewing posts from last year about certain cities in Mexico (PV, PDC), so Iโ€™m hoping to expand a little. It also appears that there were struggles with internet speed. I will require fast/reliable internet to work - webinars (GTM), demos, software testing, etc.

Best cities/location:

  1. Co-working/working
  2. If no co-working spaces, Airbnb suggestions with reliable internet
  3. Any improvement in internet speeds youโ€™ve noticed since last year (where ever you were)?

Any other suggestions are welcome.

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@will5yr

Howdy :slight_smile:

I canโ€™t speak specifically to co-working spaces but Mexico City has fiber available in many neighborhoods as do many of the larger cities in Mexico (I know for sure that Tuxtla Gutiรฉrrez has some pretty amazing speeds available). Iโ€™ve spent some time on the Mayan Riviera as well and Playa del Carmen and Cancun are well connected but the rest of that area I found to be pretty disappointing in regards to connectivity. I currently live in San Cristรณbal de las Casas and there isnโ€™t fiber or cable available here that I know of (which is probably why there are no co-working spots here) but xDSL is stable and reliable. I have a 5MB connection at home which is really all I need for my work and has served me well for nearly 1 year now.

You might want to check out meetup.com - perhaps post on some of the techie type meetup groups in Mexico and see what folks there have to say specific to co-working spaces. Another handy resource is http://coworkingmap.org

Hope that helps.

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@zanqu5yr

Hi Will,
Thanks so much for the info - very helpful. How about other coastal regions - any feedback on those?

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@will5yr

No personal experience with any but Sayulita continually comes up on my radar - you might want to have a look at this: http://www.sayulitacowork.com

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@zanqu5yr

Hi Will,
Thanks again for coming through. Checked it out and will add this to my list.

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@crazynate5yr

Iโ€™m moving to MC on the 27th. Iโ€™ll let you know what information about the area I can gather.

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@zanqu5yr

Thank you so much!

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Holร  ! What's the internet / wifi situation in Sayulita ?


in Puerto Escondido, Mexico by @ambroisedebret7mo 7 months ago | 0 comments

After being told it's unworkable in Puerto Escondido, looking for alternatives :)

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Are restaurants, cafes and malls working in Mexico City taking into account COVID situation?


in Mexico by @thateverdmitriy10mo 9 months ago | 1 comment

I am planning to travel to Mexico City next weekend and stay for 7-10 days there. I wonder if cafes, stores and other places like these work? And if cafes work, do they work as usual or only for take away&delivery? Will be very thankful if someone can help here.

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Anyone want to share an airbnb villa in Mexico?


in Mexico by @wouternomad12mo 11 months ago | 3 comments

I will be traveling/working through Mexico with my dog February to April. My plan is to stay in Sayulita for about 2-4 weeks, then travel south along the cost.

Is there anyone who wants to share an airbnb apartment? I was thinking of renting a private villa, but because these are large and have multiple rooms, I was wondering if there are fellow nomads wanting to share? Iโ€™m open to other locations as well (Puerto Vallerta, Oaxaca, and everything in between these two locations.

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Anybody bring their car to Mexico instead of flying?


in Mexico by @digitaldiva1yr 1 year ago | 2 comments

Iโ€™m curious whether anyone drove to Mexico instead of flying and used their car down there. Iโ€™ve heard bad stories of people driving down there but not sure I believe them. How safe is it to drive through rural areas, and to park in cities? It would be cool to have the car to explore while there.

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What neighborhoods to stay in Mexico City?


in Mexico City, Mexico by @azurio2yr 1 year ago | 3 comments

Hi guys!

Know Mexico City?

We are here for 4 more nights. We want to get a good feel for how it would be to live here as nomads.

What neighborhoods should we check out? What cafรฉs should we peep? What peeps should we meet?

Haha, thanks so much!

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Where are the nomads in Mexico City?


in Mexico City, Mexico by @shellyfish2yr 1 year ago | 9 comments

I just landed as a n00b digital nomad in Mexico City, and I am wonderingโ€ฆ Where are all the international digital nomads hiding around here? I have been to several coworking spaces (Selina etc.) only to find A LOT of local Mexican workers and businesses. Donโ€™t get me wrong, that is all fine, but I was hoping to meet some international nomads! Any advice?

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How's the internet in Oaxaca towns?


in Oaxaca, Mexico by @azurio2yr 1 year ago | 0 comments

Hi guys!

If youโ€™ve been to Puerto Escondido, Mazunte, Zipolite, etc, please share your experience with the internet there.

  • What speeds did you get up/down? Where?

  • How solid and consistent was the connection?

  • How common are blackouts and loss of power?

  • Any other tips, favorite places to work, etc?

Which towns have decent internet?

  • Puerto Escondido
  • Mazunte
  • Zipolite

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Thanks so much!

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Cost to live frugally in Puerto Vallarta?


in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by @jerryblackwell2yr 2 years ago | 1 comment

Looking for a basic budget for a frugal lifestyle in Puerto Vallarta. Eating mostly at home. Decent internet, housing with basics.

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Cheap Cities in Mexico & South America with Fastest Wifi


in Mexico by @jnomad302yr 2 years ago | 3 comments

Hi Guys,
Iโ€™m planning out my next stops after leaving Medellin, Colombia soon where I can hunker down and get some work done with fast wifi and cheap living. Will be in Mexico first so starting a look there but wondering if coming back down to South America might make more sense?
My main concerns are budget and fast enough wifi for me to work from home. Other considerations are some nomad community (ideally also some English speaking expats as my Spanish is basic) and warm enough weather.
Thanks in advance!

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Where to stay in Oaxaca?


in Oaxaca, Mexico by @islandgeekette2yr 2 years ago | 4 comments

Hi - Iโ€™m in San Miguel de Allende Mexico right now, and looking for a place after January 12th. Im considering Oaxaca. Can anyone recommend a nice two bedroom Airbnb there? Thanks!

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What are the best coworking spaces in Playa del Carmen, Mexico?


in Playa del Carmen, Mexico by @simone_scarduzio3yr 2 years ago | 1 comment

Would you recommend โ€œWork Zoneโ€ http://www.oficinasplaya.com over Nest?
Do you have other coworking spaces there you would recommend?

And where is a good place to stay (i.e. coliving)?

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Suggestions for home base for 10 months in Mexico or Panama next year?


in Mexico by @we_are_escaping3yr 2 years ago | 14 comments

Weโ€™re researching places to use as a home base next year, and are leaning towards Mexico or Panama for 10 months (with 1 week โ€œvacationsโ€ to explore surrounding countries)

But, I want to settle some place where the infrastructure is good enough for fast, reliable internet - fast enough to run live webinars without worrying that Iโ€™ll be S.O.L due to internet issues when itโ€™s time to go live.

And ideally, Iโ€™d like to be on the coastโ€ฆ I like to have ocean/beach access without the need for a drive.

And not in a malaria zone (just saying, since Panama in particular has many areas that Iโ€™d rule out simply due to the need for malaria prevention meds)โ€ฆ itโ€™s one thing to take that stuff for a few weeks long trip, but I donโ€™t want to take it for months on end.

Thoughts?

Thanks for reading all :slight_smile:

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Any dentist recommendation for Mexico city?


in Mexico by @deemoun3yr 3 years ago | 0 comments

Hey everyone, any recommendations for a dentist in a Mexico city? Particularly in Roma/La Condesa neighborhoods.
Also, should I buy any dental insurance or just pay cash?

Any info is appreciated.
Thanks much.

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What's better? Puerto Vallarta vs. Playa del Carmen in Mexico?


in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by @oskar3yr 3 years ago | 12 comments

Iโ€™m going to travel to Mexico by the end of february and i would like to know which place do you recommend to stay at for a month or so. Which one would fit better for a digital nomad? Pros and Cons for each place are welcomed :smile:

thanks!

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Coworking in Merida?


in Merida, Mexico by @jasoninbend3yr 3 years ago | 0 comments

Any recommendations for a coworking spot in Merida, MX? Iโ€™ll be staying in the Centro zone for most of July. Thanks in advance!

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San Pancho, Mexico for digital nomads?


in Mexico by @proghani4yr 3 years ago | 5 comments

Hey! Trying to learn more about digital nomad locations in Mexico. Anyone living in San Pancho (San Francisco), Mexico? Do you recommend it?

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What are good places near Cancun?


in Cancun, Mexico by @jjuter4yr 4 years ago | 4 comments

Is there a place close to Cancun such as Playa Del Carmen or Talum where I can stay for 1-3 months? Any recommendations? Or is that not a good place for a long term stay?

I love the beach there when I visited there, I thought it would be nice to be able to live by the beach and work for a little while.

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Favorite towns in Mexico (and near it)?


in Mexico by @azurio4yr 4 years ago | 5 comments

Hey guys!

We love Mexico. Weโ€™re excited to find outstanding towns to live in for 2-12 months at a time. Weโ€™re also open to Central American gems.

We especially appreciate learning about those smaller towns that are lesser known but amazing. Personal favorites!

Here are some of our interests:

  • a paradise vibe: ocean, lush greenery, vibrant arts, and/or old town charm
  • at least 3 Mbps download speed
  • great cost of living
  • considerable expat and retiree crowd
  • not too much of an urban city โ€” though a smaller town outside a city can work
  • a bit touristy is okay

Here are lesser-discussed towns that caught our eye โ€” weโ€™d love impressions of these and more that come to mind:

  • Huatulco
  • Ixtapa
  • Guanajuato
  • And more?

Thanks so much, guys!

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Best WiFi on the beach in Playa del Carmen


in Playa del Carmen, Mexico by @clusk4yr 4 years ago | 1 comment

Been in Playa for a day working at Nest. Good spot - but I forget Iโ€™m in a tropical locale. Does anyone have positive WiFi experience with a bar, restaurant, cafe on the beach in Playa del Carmen? It doesnโ€™t have to be rocket fast - just not a slow, unreliable connection.

Thanks!

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What is the best small town in Mexico for one month?


in Mexico by @clusk4yr 4 years ago | 6 comments

Iโ€™ve been doing some research about Guanajuato, SMA, Taxco and others. I havenโ€™t really gained any definitive winners of the contest for best non-coastal town. I donโ€™t mind a decent amount of foreigners as it will be my first foray into digital nomadism.

That being said, I do speak Spanish and plan on practicing it - but do not want to rely on it 100% of the time. I am planning on spending 2-3 weeks in Playa del Carmen or Tulum.

For me โ€œbestโ€ means a. quality Internet b. traditional/Spanish colonial Mexico c. sufficient amount of activities within or near the town for 4 weekends / some weekdays.

Any answers are helpful! Thank you!

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