We all know many travelers choose Mexico as their go-to beach getaway, but digital nomads are a different breed.
Sure, the beach is awesome, but if you're calling a new country home it's going to take more than sun, salty air and crashing waves to keep your wanderlust at bay.
Mexico is phenomenal in so many ways and yet even as popular as it is to visit, some places are still highly underrated too.
Overall, there are probably 777 reasons why Mexico is perfect for digital nomads, but we'll stick to just 7 keep your attention span.
Mexico is so close yet so far away. Even though we're neighbors, a passport is needed, certain rules apply, and vice versa.
The good news is it's a straightforward process to stay up to 6 months no problemo. That's 180 consecutive days to be exact.
You'll receive a Forma Migratoria Múltiple (FMM) card to hold onto for the duration of your stay.
Digital nomads can take advantage of this friendly tourist visa as long as they play by the rules. It gets dicey if you take on a job with a Mexican-based company.
No 3 A.M. Zoom Calls
Rapper Lil Wayne once said, “they say time is of the essence, but what if their clock is wrong?”. Well, in Mexico, the convenient time zone is an added perk so you'll never have to question your sanity with 3 a.m. alarms.
Digital nomads work all over the world, but those with jobs in North America can stick to their normal schedules.
Nobody is saying you can't go to Zoom meetings in pajamas, but at least you'll be awake. Just tilt the camera up.
Cultural Experiences Everywhere
Beyond the packed resorts of top beach destinations are amazing sights and experiences to behold.
Yes, some digital nomads call curated vacation hotspots home, but there's just something special about Mexico when you really dive into more authentic places.
Mexico City, of course, is a mega-popular city for all types of travelers, but digital nomads are head over heels in love with this city.
Others may prefer Oaxaca, Guadalajara or beach destinations where authenticity hasn't died…yet. The bottom line is nomads will never be bored immersing themselves in Mexico.
It doesn't hurt that locals are warm and welcoming to visitors, putting your safety concerns at ease.
Easy Come, Easy Go
Mexico is not only easy to reach but easy to explore. If you're the ultimate adventurer, lesser-known cities may not have direct flights, but well-known destinations do.
Finding flights, whether non-stop or connecting, is just a few clicks away. It's also helpful to know Mexican-based airlines have now been deemed just as safe as U.S. airlines by the FAA.
Travelers should feel safe in Mexico's skies should they hop around from city to city. Not only in the skies, however.
The new Maya Train is the most exciting new way to experience Mexico. But if you're staying a while and rent a car, the toll roads are a great, safe alternative for a road trip.
If there is one thing every digital nomad on Earth needs, it's wi-fi. Unless you're in the middle of nowhere, Mexico's internet is widely considered to be reliable for remote workers.
Popular areas have seen a spike in co-working spaces for workers to meet like-minded people and complete tasks in a professional setting, while others opt for hostels and cafes.
No matter your preference, Mexico is equipped for you. One beach city in particular is slowly but surely becoming a digital nomad hub with download speeds upwards of 500 Mbps!
Save Your Paycheck
Truth be told, there are some countries trying way to hard to attract digital nomads. If these countries were a dating app, they would have run out of swipes!
Mexico understands the assignment and knows they fit the mold for remote workers. They barely have to try.
Not all digital nomads bring in hefty paychecks, so budgeting is a top priority. Mexico is one of the most affordable countries for this lifestyle.
Boujee neighborhoods might max out your expenses, but it's safe to say 99% of Mexico is livable for digital nomads, with apartments as low as $400 in some cities.
What's Up Doc?
In terms of medical care, Mexico isn't just dentists and plastic surgeons in border towns. And no, with just a little research, you don't have to cross your fingers hoping you won't end up on Botched should you actually need surgery.
It's wise for any traveler to obtain a travel insurance policy when going abroad. Should medical attention be needed or just a routine checkup, you're in good hands in Mexico.
In fact, Mexico thrives on medical tourism with professional care and competitive prices.
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