Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Why We Love It

Caribbean Sea, tacos, sunshine and a laid-back vibe…what more could you want from a tropical Mexico hub right?!

Nestled between resort-driven Cancun and boho-chic Tulum, Playa del Carmen is the perfect mix of work and play. Plus, it’s more than just a tourist destination with a solid community of location-independent entrepreneurs gettin’ work done in paradise…

It’s a popular hotspot for location-independent entrepreneurs because of its close proximity to the U.S., great quality of life and low cost of living…oh, and the tacos ;)

Spend your weekends adventuring the nearby Tulum ruins, Chichen Itza, and Holbox island! Here’s our go-to list of hotspots for our fave spot on the Yucatan Peninsula…

Our Favorites


Head here for delicious seafood and yummy cocktails with a trendy, casual Playa vibe.


For speedy Wifi, head to this stylish coworking space to get work done and meet other traveling entrepreneurs.

The Gym

Get your sweat sesh on at Playa’s most popular gym complete with a resident DJ, fitness classes & more!

Chichen Itza

Visit one of Mexico’s most famous Mayan ruins and the ancient city that was the center of the Mayan empire.


Get involved with the local youth through this local educational program.


What is the easiest mode of transportation in Playa del Carmen?

The easiest mode of transport to get around Playa is to purchase a bicycle. Playa is a super bike-friendly city and it will only set you back about $60 USD. Be sure to also purchase a bicycle lock to tie up your bike when you’re cruising around town!

What are the most popular cafes to work from?

If you’re not planning on getting a coworking space membership, Playa has a handful of great coffee shops that will solve your wifi needs: Ah Cacao, Choux Choux and even Starbucks have multiple locations around Playa.

Why is Playa del Carmen a popular hub for location-independent entrepreneurs?

Simply put, life in Playa is easy. The beach-side city has plenty of modern conveniences along with lots of local flare. It’s easy to get around the city with Spanish basics, and has everything a location-independent entrepreneur would need from community, to coworking, delicious food and activities.

What is the cost to rent an apartment for the month in Playa?

A 1 bedroom apartment in the center of Playa del Carmen will cost around $800 USD/month. The cost will decrease as you move away from the center of town and further into local communities.

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