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


in Mexico by @clusk | 4yr  | 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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@natalie1 | 4yr

I live in ajijic and at great. What month are you coming?
Itโ€™s very convenient- 30 minutes from Guadalajara airport and a bit more to the city. Itโ€™s on the biggest lake in Mexico and surrounded by mountains. Snow bird season is the winter time, thereโ€™s many expat retirees here especially then. Iโ€™ve been here since August and am leaving in June but love it.
SMA is nice too, way more cosmopolitan and crowded and also not so convenient to get to airport wise. In Ajijic, now worries on finding wifi or working.

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@clusk | 4yr

Hi Natalie - Thanks for the answer. Iโ€™ll be in Guanajuato in late May and in Mexico for at least a month. Maybe more depending on how I find it. Iโ€™m looking into Ajijic for a short weekend trip.

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@travelingpm | 4yr

We went from Playa del Carmen (3mo in 2016) to Guanajuato (3mo, staying for 12mo). Playa is extremely convenient, meaning that itโ€™s set up for American tourists and retirees who want to have the โ€œcomforts of homeโ€. That said, we didnโ€™t like it very much. The city is set up for tourism and itโ€™s hard to connect with locals outside of the tourism bubble. Itโ€™s easy, level 1, travelโ€ฆlol

Guanajuato is amazing. Itโ€™s big enough to have things going on each weekend and the true culture smacks you in the faceโ€ฆwhich is what we were after. Iโ€™ve heard SMA is pretty (have yet to visit) and has similar conveniences to Playa in terms of stores, but thereโ€™s a lot of expats/tourists there. The cost of living is also higher than GTO.

Internet - parts of town have fiber. Tal Cafe has quality internet.
Colonial Mexico - check
Activities - GTO has concerts, recently hosted an intl. rally car race, festivals downtown, etc. Thereโ€™s enough going on here to stay busy and a bus to SMA would be pretty easy to arrange.

Reach out if you end up in GTO. Would be nice to grab coffee and chat.

Hereโ€™s one of our posts on GTO - http://theluxpats.com/2017/02/guanajuato-walking/

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@andrewkent | 4yr

Since youโ€™ll be in the general area, check out Bacalar, just outside of Chetumal. Itโ€™s one of the โ€œpueblos mรกgicosโ€ of Mexico. The laguna there is amazing and food is decent. Quite a few backpackers go through there, but the locals are very friendly so you wonโ€™t have a problem interacting with people.

Wifi isnโ€™t too bad, but really, in smaller Mexican towns, youโ€™re not going to get blazing fast internet unless itโ€™s swarming with tourists.

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@clusk | 4yr

Ok, cool. Thanks Andrew. Iโ€™m planning on going down toward that area for a bit and will keep it in mind before passing to Guatemala.

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@clusk | 4yr

Great answer. Thanks! Planning on GTO starting May 28. Once Iโ€™m settled in, Iโ€™ll make sure to reach out.

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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.

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my wife and I are traveling to Georgetown in October. We are looking for a small apartment with a kitchen, as we donโ€™t want to eat out every day. Airbnb is pretty scarce or pretty expensive, e.g. 1,000 EUR/month an up.

Do you have any recommendations? We plan to work at @CAT but the room/apartment should have WiFi as well. Our budget is around 700 EUR per month, no shared bathrooms and a balcony would be awesome.

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in Split, Croatia by @hannahvictorius | 4yr 4 years ago | 34 comments

Iโ€™ve chatted to a few of you on the threads these past few days, and now I want to meet you all!

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Whoโ€™s in? If we can get more than 10 I might be able to make it an official Nomad List meet up.

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in Mexico by @yuvalbarhai | 4yr 4 years ago | 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?

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Do you know a small surf town with internet in Mexico?


in Mexico by @nicrose8 | 4yr 4 years ago | 18 comments

I am currently in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico with my visa but am ready to move. I need internet and would really like surfing and mountain biking to be part of the community I move to.

Does anyone have location suggestions or experience in San Blas, Nayarit; Saladita, Guerrero; or Nexpa, Michoacan? Thanks :slight_smile:

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Any co-working/working space in Mexico?


in Mexico by @zanqu | 5yr 4 years ago | 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:

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Any other suggestions are welcome.

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