Mexico City is the densely populated, high-altitude capital of Mexico. With a population of more than 20 million in the greater metropolitan area, Mexico City is a mixture of cultures, races and income levels. The buzzing city operates in an organized chaos, yet offers plenty of escape in the form of museums, old-school cantinas, parks and historical landmarks.
The city is popular with digital nomads, mostly due to the low cost of living, the food, the culture, the history and the ease of transportation. There are plenty of places around the city with free wifi, from hotel lobbies, to public parks, to fast food joints. There is a community of digital nomads around "la roma" and "condesa" and lots of cafes that are used to digital nomads.
Mexico City is often portrayed as a crime-ridden city, however with proper precautions, women digital nomads will be able to experience the city without running into problems. A good neighborhood to stay would be Roma Norte, a hip, safe neighborhood full of countless amazing restaurants, coffee shops, bars, parks and just about anything you’d want from a well-rounded neighborhood.
Muggings typically happen in touristy areas such as Plaza Garibaldi and the Zona Rosa, at the airport and bus stations. Be careful of your belongings on crowded public transportation or areas. It’s best not to hail cabs off the street after dark, and if you are unfamiliar with the city and don’t speak Spanish, it’s always best to always use taxis from Taxi Ranks (Sitios) or from an App-Taxi service instead of hailing a cab from the street. Middle-class Mexicans and women in particular routinely phone cabs or arrange a Uber or use Easy Taxi app and don’t just hail one of the street.
The best time to visit Mexico City is between March and May, even though the streets are pretty crowded this time of year. Months from June to October see tropical downpours, usually limited from around 4 p.m. until the early evening.