With digital nomadism on the increase and remote work becoming the norm, Mexico has surpassed other countries as one of the most welcoming places for temporary, self-sufficient migrants, even though it has yet to issue its own Nomad Visa.
Along with an increase in worldwide digital nomadism and remote work, Mexico has emerged as a popular location for first-time digital nomads, owing to its language, cost, closeness to Europe and the United States, and infrastructure and connection. And four of its towns (Cancun, Mexico City, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum) are among the fastest-growing remote working hotspots, making it an ideal destination to connect with a network of like-minded professionals.
Top Reasons Mexico Is Popular With Digital Nomads:
Mexico is an economical place to live, especially if you’re paid in US dollars or Euros. And its pleasant, relaxed environment, beautiful weather, connection, and a growing number of coworking and co-living spaces make it especially enticing to the nomad community.
Americans and Canadians can currently stay in Mexico for a total of 180 days as tourists or business travelers. Regardless, some nomads believe that six months in a location is sufficient time before jetting off to their next destination. To them, the lack of a proper visa in Mexico will not be a major issue.
According to Angel Terral, AirBnB Mexico Country Manager, the year 2021 will see a 54% growth in long-term stays across Mexico. Now, 20% of Airbnb stays in Mexico are ‘long-term,’ or reservations longer than 28 days, showing that nomads are taking over as the country’s most significant clients. It’s vital to remember that these assertions are based only on data provided by a single platform.
Using Airbnb as a statistic, AirBnB Mexico manager Angel Terral speculated that it is due to “Mexico’s closeness to the United States and the fact that it is in a comparable time zone, which improves ‘competitive advantages’ over places across the pond.”