Coworking Mexico…does that even exist?
Why yes…yes it does! As the digital nomad movement continues to sweep across the world, the need for coworking spaces is growing even in Mexico.
Ever worried about not having fast enough wifi? We’ve been there too.
Ever worried there won’t be a space to get productive work done? We’ve been there too.
Ever worried you won’t find a community of like-minded people? We’ve been there too.
The coworking Mexico has to offer provides all of the above – no matter which town you are in. Playa del Carmen? Tulum? Mexico City? We’ve compiled a list of the best coworking spaces in Mexico so you’ve always got a space to go to wherever you happen to be!
We have worked in several of these coworking spaces in Mexico and they do provide world-class spaces for digital nomads or remote workers to get stuff done (and of course have fun while doing it!
Quick Answer: 7x Best Coworking Mexico Has To Offer in 7x Cities Across the Country
We compiled the list of the top coworking spaces in Mexico’s 7 digital nomad hotspots so you’ve always got a place to get quiet and productive work done.
Here are the best coworking spaces in Mexico:
- NEST Coworking – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
- El 3er Espacio – Mexico City, Mexico
- Centralita Coworking – San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
- Los Amigos Coworking – Tulum, Mexico
- Vallarta Cowork – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- Conexion60 – Merida, Mexico
- Sayulita Cowork – Sayulita, Mexico
Coworking In Mexico Is Exploding
Would you believe me if I said that even some of the smallest towns in Mexico have coworking spaces?
I hope you said yes…because it’s true!
The coworking Mexico has to offer is wide and spread across the entire country. We were surprised ourselves at how many coworking spaces there were! While living in Playa del Carmen (which is one of the main digital nomad hubs in Mexico), we were surprised about the number of coworking spaces and even cafes to work from.
If you’re wondering if coworking in Mexico was any good… You can be confident it is!
3x Things To Look For In Mexico Coworking Spaces
Now that we know coworking in Mexico exists, how do we choose the best spaces to work from? Since we became digital nomads in 2018, we have been able to nail the top criteria for us when it comes to a coworking space. I mean it’s got to be worth that membership fee right?
Here are the 3x things to look at the coworking Mexico has to offer:
- Comfortable desk and chairs: We love a coworking space that has ergonomic chairs – it honestly makes a huge difference! You’d know if you ever spent 8 hours sitting on a stiff wooden chair…
- Vibrant community: One of the main reasons we join is to get into a community of like-minded people! You can be confident most people in the coworking work online and travel in some capacity. If a coworking space is really good, they will actually organize special events to help the community grow.
- Fast, reliable wifi: Can you imagine having a Zoom meeting and it suddenly cut out? It’s pretty horrible! I mean I can barely imagine not being able to stream Netflix… A fast and reliable connection is worth the membership fees to us! If ever you need consistent wifi speeds, a coworking space is your safest bet!
There are tons of benefits of coworking spaces. But not every coworking space is worth it.
The best coworking Mexico has to offer will have all 3 of these criteria! That’s why we compiled a list of the best coworking spaces together so you don’t have to go searching on the world wide web for hours…
…here is the best coworking Mexico has to offer in 7 different cities!
Coworking Mexico: The 7x Best Spaces For Digital Nomads To Work From All Across The Country
If you’re a digital nomad or remote worker, you know that your travels don’t just include the bucket list things to do…but also getting work done. This means you’ve got to plan your next digital nomad destinations carefully.
You can’t visit a place for a month where the wifi is known to be patchy at best. You’ve got to find that balance and that’s something we are always looking for in our next digital nomad city.
We want to make sure you get your work done so you can keep this digital nomad lifestyle sustainable for years to come. The coworking Mexico has to offer has been popping up in lots of cities as digital nomads continue to flock to Mexico.
Let’s get started!
1. NEST Coworking – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
NEST Coworking is the OG space for digital nomads to work from in Mexico. It’s been around for years now and continues to be the top spot if you’re a Playa del Carmen digital nomad. Some people even travel all the way to Playa del Carmen because they know NEST will become their hub for work and meeting new people.
With one of the fastest wifi speeds in all of Playa del Carmen, it’s easy to see why this is such a go-to for many digital nomads or remote workers who value a stable and reliable network connection. They have comfortable chairs to sit in all day and a chill environment. It definitely does not feel corporate at all. There are couch areas and an outdoor area where it’s easy to relax if you need a break. The best part about NEST Coworking?
The welcoming community.
NEST Coworking puts on quite a few events and workshops which gives everyone the chance to mingle and make new friends. If you know how important it is to get into digital nomad communities, you’ll truly value a coworking space that places great emphasis on this too.
Not to mention, you’re only a 10-minute walk to the beach! We loved going to the beach after and just chilling out with friends after working hard all day. This is honestly one of the best Playa del Carmen coworking spaces too. A couple more coworking spaces are popping up as PDC continues to become a digital nomad hotspot – but NEST continues to be the best. Not just in Playa del Carmen but we think it’s the best coworking Mexico has to offer!
USD Price for NEST Coworking Playa del Carmen:
- Daily: $13
- Weekly: $60
- Monthly: $180
- 3 Months: $700
Hours: Monday to Sunday; 24/7
Wifi Speed: 60+ Mbps
Community: Vibrant with events like workshops and barbecues
Desk & Chairs: A little dated but comfortable
2. El 3er Espacio – Mexico City, Mexico
Are you planning to be in Mexico City and live as a digital nomad?
There’s just the space for you to cowork, meet new people and join a workshop of some sort. El 3er Espacio is located close to the popular neighborhoods of La Roma and La Condesa. It’ll be easy for you to walk to and from if you live in the area (which is where most digital nomads decide to plant themselves).
The vibe is not quite corporate-y but it’s also not not corporate-y if that makes sense. You kind of do feel like you’re in an office but there are enough elements like the outdoor terrace to get out of that feel. There’s also a great blend of local people and foreigners that work here which is great. El 3er Espacio does make an effort to build their community which is why they even have a Facebook group for the members to join!
The desks and ergonomic chairs are definitely a plus! You can sit here for 6+ hours and not get a sore back. There are also printing equipment, lockers and a kitchen that is available for your use. The wifi is one of the fastest in the area which makes it one of the best coworking Mexico city has to offer!
USD Price for El 3er Espacio Mexico City:
- Daily: $12.50
- Monthly: $117
Wifi Speed: N/A
Community: Growing with more events
Desk & Chairs: Comfortable and plenty of ergonomic chairs
3. Centralita Coworking – San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Planning on becoming a San Cristobal de las Casas digital nomad?
We were worried about going to a small, colonial town in the middle of the mountains of Chiapas because we couldn’t find anything on the wifi speeds or coworking spaces. Little did we know…there’s a whole digital nomad community here that works from Centralita Coworking. The space has gotten so popular that they now have 2 locations in the city: Centro and El Cerillo.
The chairs at Centralita aren’t the most comfortable. They are these stiff wooden chairs but that seems to be the norm in San Cristobal de las Casas. The Centro location is much bigger and it’s the main location. However, we love the El Cerrillo location so much more! These are honestly the best coworking San Cristobal de las Casas has to offer!
While we were living in San Cristobal de las Casas, the 2nd location just opened so it wasn’t very busy but we have an inkling it’s gotten busier. If you snag a desk, you will be rewarded with gorgeous mountain views. I mean GORGEOUS! There’s also a beautiful outdoor garden area where you can have a little picnic or relax on a couple of hammocks.
We were very happy that there was a space let alone a very beautiful one at that! The wifi isn’t the fastest we’ve ever seen but it was decent and it was a very stable connection. We got speeds of 25-40 Mbps consistently.
TTA TIP: Co.404 Coliving and coworking space is a great place if you’re a solo traveler or just looking to get into a great community – you will feel so welcomed here. We know the owners and they make it such a special experience for every member!
USD Price for Centralita Coworking San Cristobal de las Casas:
- Daily: $6.50
- Monthly: $87
Hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30am-9pm; Saturday to Sunday: 9am-5pm
Wifi Speed: 30+ Mbps
Community: Little to no events
Desk & Chairs: Wooden chairs but can be comfortable at times
4. Los Amigos Coworking – Tulum, Mexico
The battle for digital nomads begins…
Playa del Carmen vs Tulum: which one wins?
We say Playa del Carmen! But we totally get that Tulum is a major tourist destination as well and people will want to try out the digital nomad life here.
Thankfully, there’s a coworking space in Tulum that offers high-speed wi-fi for location independent workers like us. It’s pretty expensive for a monthly unlimited pass but what’s not expensive in Tulum?!
Los Amigos Coworking is owned by a real estate conglomerate that builds various properties in Tulum. They don’t seem to give off those corporate vibes in the co-working space though. They were able to make the space functional and comfortable with great ergonomic chairs. There’s also lots of greenery and the space was decorated really well.
They have private rooms you can book separately at an extra cost and the general coworking space is what is included in your membership. It’s located in the city center of Tulum – not in the hotel zone which is great since you won’t be stuck in traffic for hours (side note: can you tell how we feel about Tulum yet). Los Amigos Coworking seems to want a great digital nomad community but I haven’t seen them run any events or workshops to foster growth in that area.
If you’re looking for a coworking space in Tulum, Los Amigos Coworking is your best bet!
USD Price for Los Amigos Coworking Tulum:
- Daily: $12
- Weekly: $63
- Monthly: $195
Wifi Speed: 40+ Mbps
Community: Little to no events
Desk & Chairs: Spacious desks and ergonomic chairs
5. Vallarta Cowork – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is a popular destination for digital nomads and remote workers. You have stunning hikes nearby, the beaches are beautiful and the Malecon (main walking path) is a fun place to wander around!
It just makes sense that a coworking space would open up! Vallarta Cowork offers digital nomads a centrally-located workspace with fast wifi and gorgeous river scenery. Where this coworking space really shines though is the community. They have multiple events running each week which makes it incredibly easy for you to make new friends and join cool events! Their Instagram page is a great place to see what kind of events they have held.
The space seems to be figuring out what works best for them in terms of decor and furniture. They have a couple of ergonomic chairs if you’re lucky to snag them…otherwise, you’ve got to use the plastic chairs which aren’t the most comfortable for an 8 hour workday. It’s definitely not a corporate-y vibe here and you can easily hot desk here.
They had day passes available in case you’re just dropping by. The people they seem to attract are very friendly and open-minded so it’s easy to make friends already. The air-conditioning also helps a ton because it can get very hot in Puerto Vallarta!
We feel this is one of the best coworking Mexico has to offer and it certainly is the best one in Puerto Vallarta if you are ever in the area!
USD Price for Vallarta Cowork, Puerto Vallarta:
- Weekly: $58
- Monthly: $144
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm; Members get 24/7 access
Wifi Speed: N/A
Community: Lots of events, easy to meet people
Desk & Chairs: Spacious desks but some plastic chairs
6. Conexion60 – Merida, Mexico
Conexion60 is the best coworking in Merida!
While we were living in Merida, we mostly worked from home but we wanted to visit a couple of coworking spaces and so we took a day pass at Conexion60. After working from spaces like Playa del Carmen or San Cristobal de las Casas, we know from the get-go Conexion60 was a real competitor in the space.
They offer fast and reliable wifi (we got speeds of 80+ Mbps) and the coworking space is very secure. We felt comfortable leaving our laptops and things at the space while we went for lunch! They have a reception below that takes your name and ID, once you get up the elevator to Conexion60 – you need to use the RFID card.
We had trouble finding the place at first but just called the number we found on Google and she helped us out. The staff speaks pretty good English which is important when you’re trying to understand membership plans and pricing! The staff are also very friendly and helpful!
This coworking Mexico had to offer was particularly spacious, comfortable and very clean. The vibes might have been way too corporate-y for me but again it was very comfortable. People seemed friendly and it seemed like you could easily make friends there. I can’t remember if there were many events (if at all) going on. As Merida digital nomads, it was a great option to have this coworking space.
The downside is probably the price…it’s pretty expensive and I don’t think you get much out of your membership (workshops, events, community, etc) other than a great workspace.
The truth is that Conexion60 is one of the best coworking Merida has to offer for digital nomads.
USD Price for Conexion60, Merida:
- Daily: $10
- Monthly: $174
Hours: Monday to Friday: 6am-6pm; Members get 24/7 access
Wifi Speed: 80+ Mbps
Community: Little to no events but people seem friendly
Desk & Chairs: Spacious desks and comfortable chairs
7. Sayulita Cowork – Sayulita, Mexico
Want to live in paradise but you still need to get work done?
Sayulita Cowork is only 2 blocks from the beach and it’s probably the best solution for you!
Living by the ocean has proved to be difficult due to wifi issues. The connection is usually unstable and when the ocean is right there it’s tempting to jump right in and ditch work. But that’s a reality most of us can’t afford…
Saluyita Cowork claims to have lightning-fast wifi because they have been able to get fiber cables all the way to this small beach town! That’s pretty impressive. The other thing is Sayulita can get very hot and humid but this coworking space has air-conditioning to keep you cool while you get work done!
This coworking space in Mexico has quickly risen to the rankings because of the amazing standard of living and the reliable internet connection (which is usually an issue for a beach town). It’s a very casual space (not corporate-y at all) and the chairs are still pretty comfortable. They have a couple of phone booth for you to take meetings which makes it easy to take calls throughout the day.
Members get 24/7 access to the space just in case you’re working in European time zones – you can still do it from the beautiful Mexican town of Sayulita! The pricing is very reasonable and I do believe they are trying to grow their community of locals and foreigners.
USD Price for Sayulita Cowork, Sayulita:
- Daily: $12.40
- Weekly: $62
- Monthly: $124
Hours: Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm; Members get 24/7 access
Wifi Speed: 90+ Mbps
Community: Chill, easy-going people with a couple events
Desk & Chairs: Spacious desks and some comfortable chairs
Our Least Favorite Coworking Mexico Has To Offer
Any of the Selina locations’ coworking spaces! Why?
Here’s the deal: They are a HOSTEL first before they are a coworking space.
They focus mostly on their hostels and offer backpackers a great place to make friends and live on the cheap (only if you get a shared dorm though). If you want a private room, they are insanely expensive and not worth the dollars!
We’re not big fans of Selina so you could say this is biased but you’ll see when you try even just coworking there for a day. Most people at the coworking space are just travelers and not digital nomads so they don’t really have much work to do. I sat next to someone that was talking so loud on their phones making a call to their mom while they were just wearing their boxers. Yup no shirt on – just boxers.
Again – we believe they are meant for backpackers NOT digital nomads so maybe this is fine. But for us, we personally will probably not cowork from a Selina again unless we absolutely have to!
There can be disadvantages of coworking spaces, so you just need to be aware of what you are walking into. For us Selina just doesn’t offer the required experience in most of their locations.
What’s A Coworking Space?
Still not sure if coworking space is for you…
Here’s a brief overview of what a coworking space is.
A coworking space is a place where digital nomads can get work done and meet new people. While you could say it’s just a glorified office space – it’s not. Coworking spaces offer much more than just a cubicle. We have joined coworking spaces all over the world and these are the features they all have in common:
- Good desks and comfortable chairs
- High-speed internet
- Workshops and events on various topics
- Networking events
- Private phone booths for meetings
- Free coffee, tea and water
We love joining coworking spaces because it helps us get stuff done as opposed to working from home. When you’re a digital nomad, you don’t get to have this cool WFH set up so it’s just nicer to have a place to go every day that has productivity-inducing traits.
But what about the coworking Mexico has to offer? A lot of the ones we tested out had everything we listed above. The coworking in Mexico has stepped up their game and offers tons of great spaces for digital nomads living in Mexico.
Who Needs A Coworking Space?
If you are a location-independent employee or entrepreneur – you’ve probably considered joining a coworking space. I feel the difference between a coworking space and an office space is the audience they are trying to cater to. Office spaces are most definitely not my vibe – it’s way too professional and it shows just by the way people dress. Coworking spaces are much more casual especially if you’re in the middle of paradise like Bali.
Fast wifi is just one of the main reasons people join coworking spaces. Most digital nomads stay because of the community the space has to offer!
Coworking Mexico: The Best Spaces To Work From In All Of Mexico
There you have it!
The 7x best coworking Mexico has to offer digital nomads across the entire country.
If you ever need to:
- have fast wifi
- comfortable desk and chairs
- to meet new people
- to go to events or workshops
…now you know where to go in some of the most popular digital nomad destinations in Mexico!
We hope this helps you have a place in some of the cities you visit so you can get that work done and meet some people – no matter where you are in Mexico!
Got a favorite coworking space in Mexico? Let us know below!