Best coworking spaces in San Cristobal, Mexico

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Wondering where you can go as a digital nomad in San Cristobal, Mexico? Our list covers some of the best places to work remotely in this colonial city.

While a little under the radar compared to destinations like Puerto Vallarta and Merida, the colony of San Cristobal in the state of Chiapas in Mexico has a lot to offer travelers and digital nomads.

Mexican flag colored papel picado hanging above Guadalupe Street in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Surrounded by mountains in a verdant and temperate forest region of southern Mexico, this “Pueblo Magico” sits 2,200 meters above sea level. Not only can you enjoy this colorful city and all its charms, but visitors can take day trips from San Cristobal to nearby towns with Mayan temples, lakes and awe-inspiring waterfalls.

If you want to stay in San Cristobal for a long trip or a remote working vacation, here are the best coworking spaces for digital nomads in the city.

Tourists on busy Guadalupe Street in San Cristobal

Centralita Centro

There are two Centralita co-working spaces in San Cristobal, and this is the largest and most central location. It’s open 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, so Centralita Centro is certainly the most accessible coworking office in town.

The office is a large space on the first floor, where you can find a single desk or a bench for two or three. There are a few private rooms available that you can book for an additional cost if you have a call. The second floor has a few offices and also a small rooftop, which is perfect for those 15 minute breaks if you need some fresh air and to take in the city view.

Interior of a colonial house with yellow walls in San Cristobal, Mexico

If you have a long day at work, you will be settled here with food available for purchase and snacks (delicious alfajores) at reception. There is also free and unlimited coffee, tea and water. WiFi is one of the fastest in San Cristobal. The front door of Centralita Centro is usually filled with leaflets, so if you’re new to town you can check out what’s going on in the community.

Misol Ha waterfall in Chiapas, Mexico

Centralita Cerrillo

A mix of indoor and outdoor coworking in a well-maintained Comitan Street building near a church, Centralita Cerrillo is a beautiful and comfortable place to work all day. WiFi is comparable to that in Centro – the downside is that there are fewer desks and private rooms available. But, you’ll have some of the best working views, as more than half of the offices are outside and overlook the garden and nearby mountains. And if you need a little break, you can relax in the hammock, do some swings or just lounge on the grass.

Colleagues can help themselves to free coffee, tea and water, as well as homemade sandwiches to purchase. Additionally, this co-working space is near some wonderful restaurants in San Cristobal, such as a recently opened Vietnamese / Indonesian cafe called Casa Jasmine. There is also a great little place for tlacoyos a few blocks from Comitan Street.

People and dog walking the streets of San Cristobal, Mexico at night

Cowork-Café Nomadas Digitales

This is a CoWorking business center closer to the main town center of Insurgentes that provides digital workers with fast fiber-optic internet access. Their business plan is aimed at freelancers and those looking for professional office space.

View of a street with colorful buildings in the town of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

At Nomadas, you will find everything you need for a typical working day in a beautiful communal workspace, including an outdoor garden. If you are hosting a meeting, they have private offices and executive rooms available for hire by the hour. Printing services are also available here for an additional fee. Speaking at least a little basic Spanish here will be a bonus.

You can message them on their website to check prices and book a tour. They are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday and closed on Sunday.

    Zinacantán is a Tzotzil village in the highlands of Mexico, known for its hand-woven indigenous shawls and huipils with vibrant and colorful floral designs.

Have you ever visited San Cristóbal de las Casas? Do you think it’s a good destination for digital nomads? Share your thoughts below!

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