Digital Nomad Guide to Cabo, Mexico
The ultimate digital nomad guide to Cabo, including the best places to stay and live, coworking spaces, coffee shops, and day trips from Cabo.
Considering a trip to Cabo? This is a great place for digital nomads, whether you're in San José, San Lucas or Todos Santos. Here are the best places to stay, coffee shops, coworking spaces and things to do in Cabo.
Where to stay in Cabo, Mexico
San Jose del Cabo
San Jose del Cabo sits in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains, just 20 minutes away from safe swimming beaches too. The 19th century facade of Misión San José del Cabo gives this town an old-worldly feel, especially when you’re taking part in the weekly evening art walks. You’re able to while away a weekend here meandering between galleries, cafes and the farmers market.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is better known for its spring breakers, resorts and beaches. Playa del Medano is the ‘main’ strip, close to the safest swimming beaches and iconic Arch of Cabo San Lucas. Downtown is another popular destination, with plenty of options for nightlife. This is also where you’ll find the main coworking space in Cabo San Lucas.
Todos Santos is located further north, away from the south of the peninsula. It’s better known for chic and cheap surf hostels and hotels, previously described by Vogue as an ‘Instagrammer’s nirvana’.
Digital nomad communities in Cabo
The solid infrastructure in Cabo attracts plenty of expats year round, but there are not many digital nomad communities here yet. You can find other remote workers at Outsite Cabo - there are no other coliving spaces in Cabo. Check out the stats on living in Cabo on Nomad List.
Coworking spaces in Cabo
There is one coworking space in San Jose del Cabo, close to Palmilla Beach. Koral Desk has desk spaces, air conditioning, and free events for Members. Coffee Lab, in centro, is an open air cowork cafe.
In Cabo San Lucas, there is one coworking space Downtown. LCI Coworking Space also offers flexible day passes and air conditioning.
What’s the Wifi like in Cabo?
In Outsite, the download speed is 92mbps. You can also find plenty of coffee shops to work from. Wifi connections are generally stable around Cabo, however some resorts have been known to charge for their Wifi - so check before you travel.
Best cafes to work from in Cabo
Coffee shops with Wifi in San Jose del Cabo
- Coffee Lab
This is a hidden gem - it’s close to the centre, and there’s a huge focus on the community as well as their speciality coffee. Check out their website.
This is next to Outsite, and Members get access throughout the day.
- Doña Nena Coffee Shop
There’s a standard coffee menu, including matcha. Make sure to get to the interior courtyard for an outdoor desk.
- The Breakdown
The cold brew on tap and aesthetically pleasing interiors means this place ranks pretty highly for digital nomads.
Coffee shops with Wifi in Cabo San Lucas
- Cafe Cabo
This spot is open from 7AM-9PM, so it's perfect for finding an out of hours hangout. It does get busier from 11AM-3PM with those on vacation in Cabo.
- The Cabo Coffee Company
Working from your Airbnb in Cabo? This is the spot to pick up a bag of Mexican coffee for your Aeropress at home. You can also use the Wifi inside.
- Casasola Cafe & Wireless
As the name suggests, you’ll find coffee and Wifi in this spot - as well as a lengthy brunch menu, and a variety of frappes.
Day trips from Cabo
- Sierra de la Laguna Mountains
Escape the crowds for views of the Pacific, cold water lakes and plenty of hiking trails in these mountains. This is also a hotspot for bouldering, scrambling and rock climbing.
- Todos Santos
Spend 1 or 2 nights in one of Mexico’s ‘pueblo magicos’ with a weekend in Todos Santos. Todos Santos has been compared to Tulum (prior to the glow up) for the bohemian culture and slower pace of life.
- Whale Watching
Thousands of whales migrate to Baja each year between January and April, which makes it a popular area for whale watching. These boat trips are usually combined with tours around the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, and Lover’s Beach.
Best surf breaks in Cabo
Best surf breaks near San José del Cabo
- Costa Azul, Zippers and La Roca
This is the closest break to San José del Cabo, best reached by car. It's pretty popular with locals and it's a fast breaking right - this isn't one to try if you're a beginner.
Drive an hour north of San José to reach this right hand break. You'll see the biggest swells coming in from April to October, and the wind picks up in the middle of the day - making this a better break to try early morning or early evening.
Best surf breaks around Los Cabos
This is a long shore break, closer to Todos Santos. Everyone can surf here, from beginners to pros.
Monuments is a left hand break, just outside of Cabo San Lucas. This can be fun, but you'll need experience to get around the rocks and waves at this point.
Need more info? Check out the Magic Seaweed Report for Cabo.
Gyms and yoga studios in Cabo
- South Cal CrossFit
There are a number of CrossFit gyms in Cabo San Lucas. South Cal is one of the most popular options.
- Seis24 CrossFit
Seis24 is the only CrossFit gym in San José del Cabo.
- Los Cabos Yoga
Los Cabos Yoga run yoga classes around San José, as well as running meditations and SUP classes.
Shopping and groceries Cabo
There are plenty of grocery stores in San José and Cabo San Lucas, including Walmart and plenty of MiniSupers. It's much more affordable to shop in the centre, away from the beach. There is also a grocery delivery service called 'Prickly Pear'.
Health food stores
Look for the term 'Tienda Naturista'. This store sells health food products in San José del Cabo, and Cabo San Lucas. There is also a California Ranch Market in Cabo San Lucas.