Travel to Mexico to backpack, study, intern, volunteer, work or live as a digital nomad, expat or emigrant?

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Intro: life and experiences in Mexico

Backpacking in Mexico

  • Mexico is frequently visited by backpackers as part of a longer Central and/or South American trip, as well as for trips of a few weeks, or for stays of a few months.
  • Characteristics: Mayan culture, many traveling nationalities, nature above and below water, music, sun, good food.
  • Surfing hotspots include Puerto Escondido, Puerto Angel and Bahías de Huatulco.

Travel in Mexico

  • A trip through Mexico is a journey through beautiful mountains, along pearly white beaches and through atmospheric villages and cities.
  • Cities to spot: Guadelajara, Merida, Oaxaca, San Cristobal de las Casas, San Miguel de Allende.
  • Nature spotting: Cañon del Sumidero, Lacandona jungle, waterfalls of Aguazul, beaches of Tulum or Playa del Carmen.
  • Animal spotting: monkeys, whales, sea turtles.

Studying in Mexico

  • Language courses: Merida, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Playa del Carmen.
  • Studies: basically all subjects and forms of education can be found. Studies like archaeology, architecture, anthropology, biology, psychology and philosophy predominate.
  • Study cities: Mexico City, Oaxaca.

Internships in Mexico

  • Internships: internships can be found in all sectors of society. The tourism sector has the most offerings. Certainly also opportunities around biodiversity, welfare, agriculture, health care and education.
  • Internship cities: Guadelajara, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta.
  • Characteristics: also the work culture is generally very “mañana,” screw your pace back and make sure you have learned Spanish beforehand.

Doing volunteer work in Mexico

  • Volunteer projects: especially in the social sectors and wildlife management.
  • Animal projects: protection of monkeys and whales and sea turtles, among others.
  • Characteristics: volunteering possible from 1 or 2 weeks to several months.

Working in Mexico

  • Jobs: temporary work can be found mainly in the sectors: hospitality and tourism.
  • Characteristics: keep in mind the mañana work culture, make sure you have a good basic knowledge of Spanish and set yourself up for work for food and lodging.

Working as a digital nomad in Mexico

  • Favorite cities: Baja Peninsula, Guadelajara, Chapala area, Oaxaca, Puerto Econdido, Puerto Vallart, San Miguel de Allende.

Living in Mexico

  • Language: Spanish is really the basics. English is spoken in the better-known cities and locations.
  • Health care: modern, fairly standard, no extremely high costs, though everything in Spanish and often longer wait and acceptance times at local insurance companies. Most expats and nomads have their own (international) health insurance.
  • Characteristics: The extremely hospitable atmosphere and the mañana mentality often make you feel at home very quickly. For years, Mexico has scored high on the lists of countries where expats and digital nomads like to live. The quality of life is often rated as very good. The food is often rated highly and costs are relatively low. Many places have a pleasant climate. Depending on the location, crime can be an issue, though.
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