Wondering where you can go as a digital nomad in San Cristobal, Mexico? Our list covers some of the best places to work remotely in this colonial town.
While a little under the radar compared to destinations like Puerto Vallarta and Merida, the colonial of San Cristobal in Mexico’s Chiapas state has a lot to offer travelers and digital nomads alike.
Surrounded by mountains in a green, temperate forest region of southern Mexico, this “Pueblo Magico” sits at 2,200 meters above sea level. Not only can you enjoy this colorful town and all its charms, visitors can take day trips from San Cristobal to nearby towns with Mayan temples, lakes and impressive waterfalls.
If you’re looking to stay in San Cristobal for an extended trip or a remote working holiday, here are the best co-working spaces for digital nomads in the city.
There are two Centralita co-working spaces in San Cristobal, and this is the bigger and more central location. It’s open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, so Centralita Centro is definitely the most accessible co-working office in town.
The office is a big first floor space, where you can find a single desk or bench for two or three. There are a few private rooms available that you can reserve for an extra cost if you have a call. The second floor has a few desks and also a little rooftop, which is perfect for those 15 minutes breaks if you need some fresh air and enjoy the view of the town.
If you have a long work day, you’ll be set here with food that’s available to buy, and snacks (delicious alfajores) at reception. There’s also free unlimited coffee, tea and water. The WiFi is one of the fastest in San Cristobal. The door entrance to Centralita Centro is usually filled with flyers so if you’re new in town, you can check out what’s happening in the community.
A mix of indoor and outdoor co-working in a well-kept building on Comitan Street by a church, Centralita Cerrillo is a beautiful and cozy place to work the day away. The WiFi is on par to that in Centro – the downside is that there are less desks and private rooms available. But, you’ll have some of the best work views, as over half of the desks are outside and overlooking the garden and the nearby mountains. And if you need a little break, you can relax on the hammock, go on the swings or just lounge on the grass.
Co-workers can help themselves to free coffee, tea and water, as well as some homemade sandwiches for purchase. Plus, this co-working space is be close by to some wonderful restaurants in San Cristobal, like a recently opened Vietnamese/Indonesian cafe called Casa Jasmine. There’s also a great little spot for tlacoyos just a few blocks away up Comitan Street.
Nomadas Digitales Cowork-Cafe
This is a CoWorking Business Center closer to the main city center on Insurgentes that offers digital workers fast, fiber optic internet. Their business plan is geared toward freelancers and those looking for professional office space.
At Nomadas, you’ll find everything you need for a typical work day in a beautiful common work area, including an outdoor garden. If you’re hosting a meeting, they have private offices and executive rooms available to rent by the hour. There’s also printing services available here at an extra cost. Speaking at least some basic Spanish here will be a bonus.
You can send them a message on their website to check the prices and book a visit. They’re open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays.
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