Mexico City has become a huge hub for digital nomads and remote workers, and it’s not hard to see why. This bustling city is one of the most vibrant and lively in the Americas. With a wide variety of co-working spaces, cozy cafes, and affordable accommodation options, Mexico City serves as an excellent digital nomad destination.
It goes without saying that many digital nomad and co-working retreat companies have consistently chosen Mexico City as one of their destinations. I recently spent a few weeks in Mexico City with Wifi Artists. Although I had visited Mexico City many times and recognized it as an ideal city for working remotely, this was the first time I would be mostly dedicating my time here to actually working. After a chaotic two months in Colombia that was jam-packed with partying, I desperately needed to get my feet set somewhere and catch up on work.
Serendipitously, Wifi Artists would be stationed in Mexico City during the same time that I was planning on being there. After spending a month with them in Medellin, I decided to join them again for the few weeks that I’d be in Mexico. Being around other digital nomads, creatives, and entrepreneurs is always a huge boost in productivity and creativity. You know what they say, you are who you surround yourself with. It’s been impossible to find a good work-life balance when backpacking and staying in hostels, so having these pockets of productivity has proven to be a godsend.
It was a dream setup. Sharing a huge apartment with other creatives and digital nomads offered tons of opportunities to share skills, bounce ideas off each other, or simply chit chat and talk life. The variety of co-working spaces that were included with the Wifi Artists program meant that our workspaces were never limited or would get boring. And each of the co-working spaces is absolutely stunning, with unbeatable Wi-Fi, free coffee, and much more. Of course, Mexico City is one of my favorite cities in the world. There’s no shortage of amazing food, museums, cultural experiences, and of course, nightlife.
Wifi Artists has a work-hard, play-hard vibe to the program. Need to focus on work or some space to yourself? Hole up in your private bedroom. One can be as participative as they want in the group. But hey, you’re going to want to experience Mexico City’s attractions and nightlife, and having a fun group to share those experiences with is what it’s all about. The community of Wifi Artists is where the biggest value comes in.
Anyway, here’s a little recap of my few weeks in Mexico City with Wifi Artists. Casa Wifi Artists was located in the neighborhood of Guerrero, just outside of Parque Alameda, one of the vibrant hearts of Mexico City. About 8-10 of us were living in the house at any given time, each with our own room, but with plenty of common areas to hang out. Of course, the favorite hang out spot was our fifth floor terrace, the tallest in the area, giving us unobstructed panoramic views of Mexico City.
Peep the sunset from our balcony. Our house was only a 10-minute walk from the heart of Mexico City. Two minutes from the nearest metro station, we were always just a quick ride away from anywhere we’d want to go in the city.
As the program caters to digital nomads and remote workers, Wifi Artists also takes great care in finding the best workspaces in the area. Below is one of the many co-working spaces that we had access to. With free coffee and epic views of Mexico City from the 22nd floor, this one was my favorite.
These co-working spaces were the main hangout during the week, but during the evenings and weekends, we always found time to explore or let loose. Once the workday was done, it’s as simple as dropping a message into the WhatsApp group to find someone to grab dinner or drinks with. In Mexico City, you have no shortage of options. We’d find ourselves at rooftop restaurants or hidden speakeasies inside a taco shop. Our group was always proactive, seeking out the best places for food or hidden gems to visit.
With a program like Wifi Artists, there’s no obligation to be involved in everything. However, it is so nice having the option to tag along whenever you had some free time. Someone always had something planned, so even if you were too busy to plan anything yourself, you could just join existing plans without taking time out of your day to research and reserve things.
During the weekends, we had much more flexibility to explore. We visited out the neighboring city of Puebla, checking out the beautiful pueblo magico of Cholula along the way. Grutas Tolantongo was another unforgettable gem of a weekend trip from Mexico City. Exploring cool places with cool people, you really can’t ask for more.
Another highlight was an Easter Sunday booze cruise through the canals of Xochimilco. Work hard, play hard, baby. We gathered the whole group together and just floated along the last remaining waterways of Mexico City. With a fun group, those five hours on board flew by. Mariachis hopped on our boat as mezcal flowed freely. We sang, we danced, we laughed, and we made some unforgettable memories.
There was no shortage of fun times during my stint with Wifi Artists in Mexico City. It was the most balanced my work-life equilibrium had been in months, and I’d recommend a Wifi Artists program to anyone looking for the same. It’s an amazing way to explore a new destination with a fun group of people, while keeping your productivity levels in check. I can’t emphasize enough the value of surrounding yourself with people who uplift you, inspire you, and make you a better person.
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