Skip to Content

Which Mexican Caribbean Location Is Best For Your Next Workcation?

Share The Article

Last Updated

Combining work with travel – more commonly known as a workcation – is one of the hottest trends in the travel industry in the post-pandemic world.

And the Mexican Caribbean has emerged as one of the most popular locations for digital nomads of all sorts.

Stunning sunrise view of Mexican Caribbean beaches and resorts

With its year-round warm weather, inviting tropical culture, and affordable prices, the Mexican Caribbean is a paradise that is guaranteed to boost your productivity.

In this article, we’ll have a look at some of the best locations in the sun-soaked region for your next workcation.

Mexican Caribbean Hotspots Are Increasingly Workcation-Friendly

Last month, Cancun announced it would be amplifying the availability of free Wi-Fi across many of its popular Blue-Flag beaches.

Meanwhile, many hotspots across the region have been making strides in improving internet speeds and boosting the availability of long-term rentals.

@pictureperfectwrld Three best places to visit in the @Mexican Caribbean #travelwithme
@pictureperfectwrld Three best places to visit in the @Mexican Caribbean #travelwithme #tiktoktravelgoals #mexicancaribbean #travelmexico ♬ Memories – Lux-Inspira
tle=”tiktoktravelgoals” target=”_blank” href=”” rel=”noopener”>#tiktoktravelgoals #mexicancaribbean #travelmexico ♬ Memories – Lux-Inspira

Most locations across the Mexican Caribbean have excellent security for foreigners, especially around resort areas, as well as a handful of co-working spaces that are ideal for socializing and networking. 


By far the most popular location for travelers, Cancun also stands out as a top choice for digital nomads and other remote workers.

Many of its large resorts offer special packages for getting work done, offering discounts on longer stays and other perks, including Garza Blanca Cancun.

Cancun resort zone with beach during sunset

Digital nomads can opt to stay in the city’s bustling resort district, an ideal location for lounging by the pool after a long day’s work, or Cancun’s vibrant downtown area, which is mostly known for its local food and culture offerings.

Playa del Carmen

If Cancun’s massive resorts aren’t to your liking, Playa del Carmen offers a greater choice of vacation rentals and apartment-style options.

The city, home to some 300,000 people, is packed with local culture and life, making it an ideal destination for cultural tourism.

Digital nomads will want to pick something close to the city’s downtown area, especially the recently-renovated Fifth Avenue, which offers greater security thanks to the presence of law enforcement. 

Top 5 Travel Insurance Plans For 2023 Starting At $10 Per Week

Easily Earn Points For Free Travel

Amazing beach of Playa Del Carmen in Caribbean sea

Playa del Carmen’s digital nomad culture has led to the creation of several top-rated co-working spaces, including BUNKER Coworking. 


Compared to the previous two locations on our list, Tulum is more hip, trendy, and casual and is often a top choice for younger travelers.

The city is famous not only for its excellent selection of top-rated resorts but also its centuries-long Mayan history, which infuses it with a mystical atmosphere. 

Tulum's archeological zone with a beach next to it

Tulum’s packed downtown (or centro) is home to several modern cowering spaces, which contrast with the city’s otherwise historical vibes. CoWorking Tulum and Digital Jungle are two of the top-rated hubs for digital nomads. 

Nature lovers also have a tendency to opt for Tulum; the city’s massive National Park is the perfect location for a relaxing walk, especially during those colorful tropical sunsets. 

Puerto Morelos

Digital nomads that prefer something a little off the beaten path can settle in Puerto Morelos, a quaint fishing village that teems with life and energy.

Situated around an hour south of Cancun, this location has been grabbing travelers’ attention thanks to its idyllic beach clubs, growing selection of resorts, and excellent nature sights.

Drone view of the beautiful Village and the beach in Puerto Morelos

But it’s also a top choice for digital nomads, who can find plenty of cheap deals on Airbnb and other secure rental platforms for as little as $600 a month.

Although the area currently lacks co-working spaces, most of its restaurants, cafés, and beach clubs offer complimentary Wi-Fi.

travelers in the mexican caribbean

Situated along the white-sand shore, Unico Beach has earned a stellar reputation as one of the best foreigner-friendly establishments In town.

Plan Your Next Cancun Vacation:

Traveler Alert: Don’t Forget Travel Insurance For Your Next Trip!

Choose From Thousands of Cancun and Riviera Maya Hotels, Resorts and Hostels with Free Cancellation On Most Properties

↓ Join the community ↓

The Cancun Sun Community FB group has all the latest travel news, conversations and tourism Q&A’s for the Mexican Caribbean


Subscribe to our Latest Posts

Enter your email address to subscribe to The Cancun Sun’s latest breaking news affecting travelers, straight to your inbox.