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One Month in Mexico - Where to Stay?


in Mexico by @yuvalbarhai | 4yr  | 15 comments

Hello,

Iโ€™m planning to fly to Mexico mid October for 1 month. Iโ€™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 donโ€™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?

Thank you!

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@purplespatula | 4yr

@yanokwa and I stayed in Playa Del Carmen for November and December 2014 and had a great time. October is before the peak season so you should have no trouble finding a relatively inexpensive place. I recommend looking for a residential neighborhood not just aimed at tourists. Thereโ€™s so much to do in the area thatโ€™s a cheap colectivo ride away, thereโ€™s good food from every region of Mexico and lots of interesting people both local and expat. Itโ€™s easy to find opportunities to do things like volunteer in schools. The Internet wasnโ€™t super fast but it was pretty reliable and sufficient for our needs. Itโ€™s a place weโ€™d consider returning to.

Puerto Escondido on the Pacific side is also nice. Less to do but the beaches and the food are great so itโ€™s a nice place for focusing on work. If youโ€™re flexible on nature, Mexico City is amazing.

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@danicatalina | 4yr

@lognaturel what neighborhoods would you recommend in PDC?

Looking for spots for December/Jan (since officially heading to Pto Escondido Feb-March).

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@purplespatula | 4yr

@dani December and January is going to be super peak tourist season so I personally would tend to head to some place thatโ€™s not the beach like San Cristobal de las Casas. BUT itโ€™ll still be amazing Iโ€™m sure!

We stayed in Zazil-ha at CrocCondos which was totally great and another place at around calle 6N and avenida 45 (near the Walmart) which was also good (both low-season pricing). Iโ€™d not want to be too close to la Quinta (5th Ave, the party street) and I think things between calle 8 and calle 38 close to 5th tend to be more expensive and touristy.

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@jb510 | 4yr

Following this thread. Weโ€™ve been planning on Nov-Feb around Tulum and/or San Miguel Allende (more likely Guanajuato).

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@midlifenomad | 4yr

Go further down the coast to Mahahual we spent a month there it was awesome

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I love Playa del Carmen, but Iโ€™m a diver. If you are into snorkeling and or diving itโ€™s a great place. There are lots of smaller towns in/around the Riviera Maya, but itโ€™s the biggest and has the best nomad cred.

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@robnealan | 4yr

If you head towards Puerto Vallarta area I highly recommend checking out Yelapa for at least a few days. Itโ€™s gotten a little more touristy the past few years with daily boats of day-trippers, but otherwise is still pretty idyllic. Be warned that the internet is ~1mbps when I was there last year, and goes down periodically โ€” they only got electricity in 2003 and internet in 2011.

PV itself isnโ€™t my thing, too busy/loud/overrun. Have heard Sayulita and Oaxaca are both amazing, but never been myself.

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@gigigriffis | 4yr

I suggest Sayulita. Playa del Carmen feels bigger and more touristy, a party town, really. Sayulita is surfers and smoothies, beaches and yoga, chilled out and international.

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@danicatalina | 4yr

Whatโ€™s the internet situation in Sayulita, @gigigriffis? Booking a place in Pto Vallarta in January, and looking for other places that have a decent connection where I can work.

Or maybe the better question is this: whatโ€™s the norm as far as acceptable internet speeds in MX?

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@gigigriffis | 4yr

Depends where you stay. My place was a bit off and on, but another nomad I met had an amazing connection at her place. So it seems the town is well connected, you just have to be careful where you book (which I assume is the case in most of the world).

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@danicatalina | 4yr

Cool, good deal, @gigigriffis. Thanks!

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Heading to Puerto Vallarta for 3 months starting sept. We just sorted an apartment via some property managers we found at http://www.vivanuncios.com.mx/ for $450/mth, 20MB down, new build, great location, but you will need spanish to get those level deals (my girlfriend is fluent, I was getting quoted 3 times that when asking in english). Iโ€™ve never been to mexico but my gf loves PV, supposed to be great once you stay south of the resorts. But if you want something more relaxed, Sayulita might be more your thing, from what Iโ€™ve read.

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@wanderingdev | 4yr

playa, puerto vallarata, sayulita, mexico city, san miguel, guanajuato, oaxaca, san cristobal, merida. depends on if you want city, town, beach, mountainโ€ฆ

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@yuvalbarhai | 4yr

I think Iโ€™d rather not stay in a big city. Where would you recommend staying in Oaxaca? The city itself of somewhere else?
Thanks :slight_smile:

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@andrewkent | 4yr

Canโ€™t speak much for beach towns in Mexico, but I lived in Oaxaca for a few months earlier this year and I recommend staying in the city for sure. Itโ€™s easy enough to get to the surrounding (gorgeous) mountains via collectivos or buses. Rent is cheap there too and the food is amazing. October, however, is the start of the snow bird season there, so be ready for a bunch of cranky old white people taking over the place.

I highly recommend San Cristobal too. Cool little artsy town with cheap food and places to stay. Also easy to get out and see the mountains and canyons around there.

Do be aware that internet in Mexico is just not that great. Can be fairly slow and not all that reliable in most places.

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Hello, everyone!

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Everything I see online doesn't inspire me much confidence (most sites looks a bit scammy) and this is not a "vacation stay"... I want to be clear my head far away from Argentina right now. If someone has a good website, recommendations, etc I will super appreciate.

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Anybody bring their car to Mexico instead of flying?


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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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Do you prefer co-living spaces or hostels or Airbnbs?


by @davda1546 | 1mo 1 month ago | 5 comments

We are hoping to become nomads soon and have booked an AirBnB in September in Goa for our first destination. We are considering what would be the best option for accommodation after that. We are trying to decide between co-living spaces, hostels, or Airbnbs.

What are your experiences of accommodation in terms of the following: reliable wifi, social aspect, pricing, cleanliness, cooking facilities?

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in France by @fqlx | 1mo 1 month ago | 1 comment

I'm a dual citizen of America and France with my resident based in the America. Can I travel to the EU using my French passport?

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Anyone want to share an airbnb villa in Mexico?


in Mexico by @wouternomad | 5mo 5 months ago | 1 comment

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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Has anyone created a list of co-living spaces around the world?


by @keegansard | 6mo 5 months ago | 4 comments

Iโ€™m a big believer in co-living but Iโ€™m finding hard to find all the options available in different cities.

I have found the major players like Roam, The Collective, and WeLive but havenโ€™t found many others.

Has anyone seen a list or should I start making one?

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What investment options are open to e-resident?


by @64tankman | 6mo 5 months ago | 1 comment

I know from experience that if you have residential status in countries where IG (a broker) serves, you can buy stocks and other assets through this broker. But I wonder what doors to the stock market, asset market or broker can be unlocked with e-residency? Some banks open a terminal for customers to buy assets overseas too, is one of the e-residency friendly bank offering a good portfolio of assets to invest in?

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My first time nomad-ing... Spain or Portugal?


in Portugal by @jasraj | 7mo 6 months ago | 6 comments

Hey everyone,

Iโ€™m a freelance + nomad newbie, off for my 1st proper trip in May. Iโ€™m wanting to spend a month somewhere and go from there.

I just came back from Slovenia/Ljubljana and loved it there (just a week). I donโ€™t mind โ€œsleepierโ€ places par-say, as long as theyโ€™re close to a beach or nature of some kind. In fact, I kinda like places less-busy and a bit smaller/cosier.

Iโ€™m been swaying towards Porto, but have been impressed by the rave reviews Iโ€™ve seen for Valencia.

-> Have you every nomad-ed in a Spanish/Portuguese city? Iโ€™d love to know where and what you liked/disliked :slight_smile:

Thanks! :slight_smile:

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by @nomadsince2010 | 7mo 7 months ago | 4 comments

I have been doing Southeast Asia during June to November for 11 years. Rainy, Typhoons - is wild - still warm but ya - getting older so not as into that. Where can go is warm and dry - not super hot like Vegas but warm and has to be DRY. Good Internet and affordable. Ty

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Central America - Where and what's next?


by @as11 | 7mo 7 months ago | 11 comments

Currently in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and heading to Santa Teressa, Costa Rica next week.
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What neighborhoods to stay in Mexico City?


in Mexico City, Mexico by @azurio | 9mo 8 months 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 @shellyfish | 9mo 8 months 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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Where to move for tax purposes as a non-US citizen?


by @mender | 11mo 10 months ago | 5 comments

I am a New Zealander looking to travel for a couple of years in different countries. For this purpose I would ideally like to shift my company to a lower tax territory where I will live part time, as I am currently taxed at roughly 33% in New Zealand, however itโ€™s closer to 40% when I add in all the hidden taxes.

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by @caseyr | 11mo 11 months ago | 18 comments

What is your ergonomic set-up while traveling?

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in Mexico by @jnomad30 | 1yr 1 year 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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by @sparrow_23 | 1yr 1 year ago | 16 comments

I have been a digital nomad for the last couple of years. I have always worked in tech and now run a couple of profitable online businesses that give me a reliable income and allow me to fund a nomadic lifestyle.

I recently exited one of my businesses and I am considering to invest the income from the sale in properties, mainly for 2 reasons:

a) I donโ€™t want to keep wasting my money in renting apartments across the cities I stay

b) I believe in properties as investment and I want to diversify my investment portfolio (mainly stocks)

After years of constant wander from one place to another, now I am the type of digital nomad who sticks to few locations: I mainly rotate across 4 places each year (San Francisco, Medellin, Berlin, Bali). Buying a house in each of those location would be difficult and too expensive. Therefore, I was wondering if there was any sort of service that combines an investment opportunity with the ability to access different properties around the world (even if just for a limited time per year) ?

Imagine living in 4 cities per year and having a house in each place that you can exclusively use for 3 months and at the same time having your investment growing (this depending on the market, of course). Wouldnโ€™t that be great? I believe it could be done via a property fund selling you a share and giving you access to some of their properties for a limited timeframe each year.

Has anyone heard of anything like that?

Thanks!

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Any Estonia e-residency company viritual office provider that accepts cryptocurrency?


in Estonia by @64tankman | 1yr 1 year ago | 0 comments

I previously use Profia. Contract is ending and I want to have someone who accepts crypto payment instead.

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Ko Lanta or Ko Phangan - which island is better for a digital nomad?


in Ko Lanta, Thailand by @melinda | 1yr 1 year ago | 6 comments

Iโ€™m currently in Penang, Malaysia and I was thinking to head to Thailand next. What are the best islands in Thailand to get some work done? I was considering either Ko Lanta or Ko Phangan because those both islands have coworking spaces. I might need to take some client calls, also video. Is the wifi good enough? Are there any other differences between the islands?

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Greece- WIFI- how is it really?


in Greece by @amandamay | 1yr 1 year ago | 0 comments

We are leaving for Greece in 60 days and need good wifi for the 3 months we plan on staying there, this is a must! Iโ€™ve heard mixed reviews and the 8-10 ranking on nomadlist are not super encouraging. Has anyone recently worked from there? What should we expect? We plan on renting an apartment after staying in airbnb and would like to work from the place we are staying in. Thanks so much for helping me decide if we can continue on or change plans.

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Co-working space in Shanghai WITHOUT monthly payment


in Shanghai, China by @katrin | 1yr 1 year ago | 0 comments

Daily/hourly pass needed.
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