Mexico’s underrated beach places for digital nomads

Source: picture from by Viola ' 07-11-2013

Are you a travel enthusiast searching for your next stop in your journey? Probably you are wondering if Mexico is a suitable destination for you. If what you are looking for is amazing weather, rich culture, and outstanding culinary options; then Mexico should definitely be on your list. Mexico has access to the Pacific Ocean on the west side and to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean on the East.

You’ve probably heard about some popular destinations, such as Cancun, Tulum, Puerto Vallarta, or Cabo. These cities offer infinite options for water sports activities, cultural attractions, and vibrant nightlife. However, there are two new beach places you will also enjoy with all the things you need to have an amazing time, meet people from all over the world, and have the needed amenities for you to make money while exploring Mexico.

Puerto Escondido

Whether you find yourself wondering where to go next while working on the beaches of the Philippines, doing business in Cyprus, or enjoying the waters of Hawaii. Think about this thriving beach place as the next destination on your backpacker/digital nomad journey. Located at the Pacific coast, in the southwest part of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido offers a nice laid-down lifestyle for both locals and tourists. It embraces a culture that focuses on nature and people instead of luxury and flare like other resort-oriented beach places.

This beach destination is very popular with surfers and was once considered the third-best surfing spot in the world. Playa Zicatela is the main spot. This 3-kilometer-long beach has been receiving experienced surfers to participate in local and international tournaments annually. Along the beach, there is a long boulevard where you can find lots of restaurants and bars. This spot is recommended in the mornings for experienced surfers and at noon for everyone to enjoy its privileged location to enjoy the sunset and enjoy a nice cocktail.

Visit the beaches

Other beaches to explore are Playa Coral and Carrizalillo. These two places are more suitable for people to enjoy and swim. They are ideal if you are looking to have your first surfing lessons or just want to enjoy a nice time on the beach. Puerto Escondido has several hostels and hotels oriented toward digital nomads. People from all over the world come to this destination to meet new people and enjoy the lifestyle that this place has to offer: a laid-down chilled-vibes atmosphere that blends perfectly with the rich culture of the state of Oaxaca.


Situated 40 kilometers northwest of Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita is one of the several beach places you can find while driving on Highway 200. Located in the state of Nayarit, this small fishing town is well known for its beaches and surfing. It even holds the status of “Pueblo Mágico”, a status given by Mexico’s secretariat of tourism to destinations with a rich culture, distinctive history, or natural beauty.

Like Puerto Escondido, Sayulita embraces a peace and love culture where people of all ages and nationalities come together on its beaches to enjoy the relaxing lifestyle. If activities such as surfing, paddle boarding, taking yoga classes, or visiting turtle sanctuaries are things that sound attractive to you, then Sayulita should be your next destination.

Playa Sayulita is the main beach where you can find plenty of art galleries, restaurants, and bars, as well as avenues with street art and traditional Mexican Papel Picado: perfect for your Instagram shots. Due to its location, it is also a strategic point for visiting more beach towns along the coast of Nayarit and Jalisco such as San Pancho, Punta de Mita, Bucerias, and even Puerto Vallarta.

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