Digital Nomads are in the lucky position of being able to move wherever they please. Which means they can spend the winter months in the sun.
Let’s face it, living in freezing cold temperatures all winter isn’t much fun!
The best winter digital nomad destinations are well connected, have good weather, high-speed internet connection, and interesting cultural attractions.
These are the top 6 destinations for digital nomads this winter:
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Playa del Carmen is a great choice if you’re looking to get away from bustling cities and enjoy a slower pace of life in a laid-back beach town.
The infrastructure here is good and living costs are affordable, which is why Playa Del Carmen is so popular with digital nomads year-round. You’ll find internet speeds of 10 Mbps and above, meaning that working online is easy here.
Playa del Carmen has a good safety record, and when you’re not working it also boasts some of the best beaches in the world.
From the Mamitas Beach area to Playacar, you’ll find soft white sand beaches and a clear blue sea that is popular with water sports enthusiasts.
Bangkok is a vibrant city brimming with adventure which is why it is such a popular hub for digital nomads.
Some of the elements that make Bangkok so appealing include its low cost of living, high-speed internet, and Western conveniences sitting alongside Asian influences and cultural values.
Internet speeds in Thailand are some of the fastest in the world and the median internet download speeds are around 190 Mbps.
There are readily accessible co-working spaces in the city and a vibrant café culture. Outside of work, the street and nightlife of Bangkok are part of what makes the city so famous.
What’s more, the city is generally warm all year round. Even during the coldest months you can enjoy temperatures of a balmy 22 degrees centigrade (71.6 degrees Fahrenheit). This cool season is considered the best time for digital nomads to visit Bangkok.
Bali is considered a paradise for digital nomads because it is one of the few places where you can enjoy an idyllic island life whilst still staying productive and working remotely.
The strongest digital nomad communities can be found in the areas of Canggu and Ubud, while you’ll find the most affordable accommodation options in Uluwatu and Sanur.
You’ll find a good collection of coworking hubs and spaces. These range from cafes and restaurants to purpose-built remote working spaces that feature super-strong internet, cloud services, community networking, and private meeting rooms.
Winter in Bali is a great choice for digital nomads seeking inspiration and serenity.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is an excellent place for digital nomads and remote workers to live during the winter months.
Outside of the swelteringly hot summer months, the temperatures are perfect for enjoying an active and outdoorsy way of life.
There’s also a great selection of accommodation options, food and transportation are very affordable, and there are excellent coworking spaces and cafes to work from in the area too.
Puerto Vallarta is considered one of the best relaxing spots in Mexico and is a great choice for digital nomads who are looking for a beautiful, affordable, and friendly place to live and work.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai is home to over 300 temples, including Doi Suthep, which is one of the most famous and revered in Thailand.
But it is also home to a huge number of digital nomads as it is considered one of the best and most popular places in Thailand to work remotely.
Many digital nomads in the city work either from coworking spaces or cafes, and there is an abundance of both.
Like in Bangkok, the internet speed in Chiang Mai is among the fastest in the world. Chiang Mai is the second-largest city in Thailand, but it is the most spiritual.
More and more remote workers are moving to Medellin, which means the city has a thriving digital nomad community.
Part of what makes the city so appealing is that it has a huge number of coworking spots and cafes. This means if you’re the kind of person who needs to be surrounded by other people when working remotely, Medellin is a great choice for you.
Medellin is a great option for nomads on a budget because the prices of housing, food, transport, and activities are incredibly reasonable. What’s more the local people are warm and welcoming.
El Poblado is one of the most popular areas of the city for digital nomads, but Wi-Fi speeds are decent across the city, meaning that your options don’t have to be limited.
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