Hello, Mexico City.
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 the La Roma and Condesa neighborhoods and lots of cafes that are used to digital nomads. Accomodations are not cheap by Mexican or Asian standards, but very affordable when compared to Europe and North America standards.
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.
Good neighborhoods to stay would be Roma Norte and Condesa, both hip, safe neighborhoods 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 Zona Rosa, at the airport and bus stations. Be careful of your belongings on crowded public transportation or areas.
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 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.