From village to bustling city in just a few decades
Our guide gives you all the information needed for a soft landing in this beautiful town. Don't waste your time and money figuring out basic things.
What you will get
Money, ATMs and Prices
How to get quick cash without paying outrageous ATM fees. How expensive is it to live in the city.
WiFi Speed and Availability
Where to find WiFi and how to politely ask for the password like a pro.
Places to Work
What is the coworking scene and the café culture like.
What are the places to find your temporary home. Find cheaper alternatives to the mainstream.
Don't depend on WiFi. We will tell you which SIM is the best and how to get mobile internet up and running.
Find the places and events where other digital noamds hang out and network.
Food & Drink
How is the supermarket situation. Where are good and cheap restaurants. How to tip like a local.
How to enter the city from the airport. Use public transport with ease. Don't get screwed over by taxis.
Don't work 24/7. Time to enjoy life. Our ideas for great short trips have you covered.
How do the locals tick. Common social pitfalls to avoid.
How long can you stay without pissing off immigration officials.
What is really important to stay safe and what is just outdated media bias.
Specific places to work
We have tested nine coworking spaces and cafés personally and gave honest judgment about them.
Specific places to eat
Some restaurants are just too good and cheap to be silent about.
Find all our recommendations in our interactive online map. Add them to your Google Maps with just a click.
What others think
A quick read that answered many questions. We'll thought out for those on a budget and looking to work from their laptop.
A very good representation of life in Playa Del Carmen.
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