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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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? I’m open to other locations as well (Puerto Vallerta, Oaxaca, and everything in between these two locations.
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 cafés should we peep? What peeps should we meet?
Haha, thanks so much!
I just landed as a n00b digital nomad in Mexico City, and I am wondering… 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. Don’t get me wrong, that is all fine, but I was hoping to meet some international nomads! Any advice?
If you’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?
Thanks so much!
I’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!
Would you recommend “Work Zone” 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)?
We’re researching places to use as a home base next year, and are leaning towards Mexico or Panama for 10 months (with 1 week “vacations” 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 I’ll be S.O.L due to internet issues when it’s time to go live.
And ideally, I’d like to be on the coast… 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 I’d rule out simply due to the need for malaria prevention meds)… it’s one thing to take that stuff for a few weeks long trip, but I don’t want to take it for months on end.
Thanks for reading all
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.
I’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
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.
We love Mexico. We’re excited to find outstanding towns to live in for 2-12 months at a time. We’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:
Here are lesser-discussed towns that caught our eye — we’d love impressions of these and more that come to mind:
Thanks so much, guys!
Been in Playa for a day working at Nest. Good spot - but I forget I’m in a tropical locale. Does anyone have positive WiFi experience with a bar, restaurant, cafe on the beach in Playa del Carmen? It doesn’t have to be rocket fast - just not a slow, unreliable connection.
I’ve been doing some research about Guanajuato, SMA, Taxco and others. I haven’t really gained any definitive winners of the contest for best non-coastal town. I don’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 “best” 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!
I’m interested in renting in apartment in Playa del carmen, Mexico, for the month of March. I’d like to pay $400-600 US. Anyone know of any good ones that are within 10-15 minute walking distances of 5th avenue and the downtown Mega grocery store?
Any suggestions welcome.
Do any digital nomads here live and work from Tulum? Has anyone in the recent past?
I’ve been researching spending the fall in Tulum so I can work and also go to a great immersive Spanish school I found there. However, I recently started seeing a lot about internet connections being slow, going in and out if there is rain in Tulum, going down for a week at a time. On top of all that, I also heard that cellular connections are spotty there and that there isn’t 4G there yet. Airbnb hosts I contacted have said mixed things and the ones who were specific said that their internet connections were only 1mb up and 256k down…
Can anyone confirm or deny? Is Tulum’s infrastructure not quite ready for digital nomads?
I’m planning to fly to Mexico mid October for 1 month. I’m working on my laptop (like many others I guess) so I need a reliable wifi connection.
My budget is about $1500/month.
I was looking at Playa Del Carmen and renting a flat through Airbnb is not too expensive since I get a major discount for staying a month.
I don’t really care about nightlife. I want a place with good vibes and I want a place near the ocean or with nature around me.
Does anyone have any thoughts about Playa Del Carmen? and Maybe suggestions of other place in Mexico?
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