As the digital nomad movement grows, we are starting to see more and more coworking spaces pop up everywhere in the world…
…And coworking in Merida is no exception!
While there is so much to do in Merida, sometimes you just have to put your head down and work. A coworking space allows you to focus, have access to fast and reliable wifi and possibly meet some new friends.
We spent almost a month as Merida digital nomads and we had a great apartment that we mostly worked from. However, we wanted to test out the coworking spaces like we usually do wherever we go. We tested a couple and here’s our list of the 3 best coworking Merida has to offer.
What Makes A Coworking Space Great?
You might be wondering, “how do I know if it’s a good coworking space?”. It’s a great question to ask because you’re going to spend most of your weekdays there and obviously pay for a membership.
Here are the top 3 criteria we look at when considering to join a coworking space:
- Comfortable desks and chairs: That’s right – digital nomads don’t actually work from the beach. Matthew and I would join a space over another if they had spacious desks and ergonomic chairs. It does make a difference for us and we prefer to be comfortable since we usually work around 6 hours a day.
- Fast and reliable wifi: The last thing you want is to be on a Zoom meeting call and it suddenly drops off! As digital nomads, it’s our responsibility to book and join coworking spaces that have reliable wifi for our clients, employers, etc. When we were digital nomads in Asia, the average speeds were between 40-200 Mbps. While were Latin American digital nomads, the average wifi speeds were slower at around 10-100 Mbps.
- Vibrant community with events: Loneliness is one of the most common reasons why digital nomads quit life on the road. That’s why it’s so vital to immerse yourself in a digital nomad community. Coworking spaces are an easy place to make new friends and join events that you’re interested in.
Now that you know all the things that make a coworking space great, here’s a list of the best coworking Merida has to offer.
3 Best Coworking Merida Mexico
Are you planning on becoming a Merida digital nomad? We absolutely loved our time there and wish we could have stayed longer. Merida is dubbed as the safest place to live in Mexico – no wonder it’s got so many tourists and digital nomads flocking there each year.
With the rise of digital nomads, there have been more and more coworking spaces in Merida. While we were living in Merida, we mostly worked from home with our other digital nomad friends but we did set out a couple of days to test out the coworking Merida has to offer.
Here’s what all 3 of the best coworking spaces in Merida have:
- Fast wifi.
- Friendly staff.
- Comfortable seating.
- Reasonable pricing options.
Let’s get started and find you a space to focus and get some real work done. Note: I’ve also added a couple of cafes you can work from below in case coworking spaces aren’t your thing.
1. Conexion60 Coworking Merida
This is our #1 coworking space in Merida!
Conexion60 was a little difficult for us to find at first and we spent a good 15 minutes searching all around Paseo 60. We called the lovely receptionist and she guided us to the right spot. The entrance is located next to Merci Paseo 60 restaurant and you have to sign in then head up the elevator to access the coworking space.
A lovely staff member greeted us and she spoke great English! She told us everything that was included like coffee, water, tea, etc then clearly explained the membership options. They do offer office spaces, meeting rooms and call booths.
We thought the coworking space was very spacious, clean and had comfortable desks/chairs for everyone. The design of the space might have been a little too corporate for me but it’s fine since they didn’t sacrifice on good desk/chairs. We were so impressed with the wifi speeds and we could tell there was a digital nomad community right away.
This coworking space in Merida is open 24/7 in case you need to work European time zones and offers great security throughout the building. Conexion60 is an ideal space to get stuff done and we believe it’s one of the best coworking Merida has to offer you!
USD Price for Conexion60 Coworking Merida:
- Day Pass: $10
- 12 Day Pass: $98
- Monthly Pass: $171
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 24/7
Wifi Speed: 80+ Mbps
Community: Definitely exists but didn’t see any upcoming events
Desk & Chairs: Modern and extremely comfortable
2. Terraza60 Coworking Merida
If you want a more relaxed, boho-chic aesthetic for a coworking space in Merida then Terazza60 is probably the one for you. They have an outdoor seating terrace area where you can work from a picnic table and enjoy the sunshine.
What happens when it gets too hot? There’s an inside area that has a couple of desks and ergonomic chairs to suffice. The coworking in Merida also includes coffee and water, air-conditioning, parking and it’s pet-friendly too!
Terrazza60 isn’t the biggest coworking space but it certainly doesn’t give off any corporate vibes. You can focus and get work done here but with the decor, you’ll still be reminded that you’re in tropical Merida, Mexico!
I think the pricing is a little steep for what you get especially when you compare it to Conexion60 but it’s still a great alternative if that corporate style is not your thing.
USD Price for Terraza60 Coworking Merida:
- Day Pass: $10
- 1 Week Pass: $44
- 1 Month Pass: $123
- 6 Months Pass: $682
Hours: Monday to Friday; 9am – 6pm
Internet Speed: 30+ Mbps
Community: Vibrant with events like art workshops
Desk & Chairs: Mix of ergonomic chairs and picnic tables
3. Enter Work Coworking Merida
Enter_Work is a new, modern coworking space that has quickly earned its spot on this list.
This co-working space in Merida is located 25 minutes drive from the Centro Historico. If you’re willing to take an Uber or live somewhere nearby – you’re in for a treat! Enter_Work have several different membership options:
This Merida coworking space is also open 24/7, parking, coffee and tea, ergonomic furniture and some common spaces for everyone to mingle. While the internet speed might not be the fastest of the 3, the clean and beautiful space makes it worth it.
USD Price for Enter_Work Coworking Merida:
- Meeting rooms: from $10
- Monthly Pass: from $98
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 24/7
Wifi Speed: 20+ Mbps
Community: Tad corporate but knowledgable workshops
Desk & Chairs: Super modern and clearly ergonomic furniture
Bonus: Rrom Coworking Merida
Rrom coworking Merida is actually where we tried to go first but it was closed for repairs. We were looking forward to working from Rrom because it seemed like the best space in terms of value for money. On their Google listing, it says temporarily closed but I still have hopes that it open back one day soon.
Merida Cafes To Work From For Digital Nomads
Is coworking not your thing? That’s okay! There are plenty of cafes in Merida that have great coffee and a good space to work from. They all have good wifi, decent seats and even better coffee!
Here are some of the best cafes in Merida:
This Merida cafe had one of the best cups of coffee we had! But is it suitable to work from? Yes!
The tables are pretty spacious, there are a couple of plugs inside and the wifi is decent. It’s located on the beautiful Paseo de Montejo avenue which is always a nice walk. TIP: The only thing is they are a popular breakfast spot so you’re likely to get a better seat if you go in the afternoon.
Open Monday-Sundays: 8am-9:30pm
Manifesto Casa Tostadora Calabrese
Another place known for its delicious cup of coffee. This is one of the most popular cafes in Merida and it certainly lives up to the hype. They have a spacious building, good tables to work from and stable wifi to get work done.
Open Monday-Saturdays: 8am-9pm; Sundays: 8am-2pm
Voltacafe Santa Lucia
Need a big cup of cappuccino? Volctacafe has you covered. They have great indoor and outdoor seating options in case you want to switch up your work environment. This is an ideal space for a digital nomad to work from if you want to work, drink coffee and they also have a great food menu in case you feel like lunch! Voltacafe is open till 10:30pm so it’s a great option if you need to work at night.
Open Monday-Sundays: 8am-10:30pm
Conclusion: The Best Coworking Merida Has To Offer
We’re grateful that the digital nomad movement has made its way to the wonderful city of Merida, Mexico. Why?
Coworking spaces are popping up everywhere – making remote work much more convenient for anyone who needs to get work done on their travels. Our favorite coworking in Merida was definitely Conexion60 and it’s worth getting a day pass to try it out for yourself.
Merida is definitely an underrated digital nomad city that deserves a little time in the limelight. We enjoyed being Merida digital nomads and think it has the potential to rise on the hotspot list.