Digital Nomad Guide to Oaxaca City, Mexico

The best coworking spaces, coffee shops and places to stay for digital nomads in Oaxaca City.

Published on
January 24, 2023
Oaxaca City is now a hotspot for remote workers, best known for incredible traditional Mexican food, new wave breweries, bars and coffee shops. Check into Outsite Oaxaca to see what this city is like for digital nomads.

Where to stay in Oaxaca City


Centro is the place to be, now an official Unesco World Heritage site and home to hundreds of bars and restaurants. Outsite Oaxaca is between Jalatlaco and Centro.


This neighborhood neighbours Centro. It's calmer, known for side walk cafes, floral branches hanging over smaller streets and a more 'local' feeling.


Xochimilco is in the west of Oaxaca City, known for it's growing urban art scene.

Digital nomad communities in Oaxaca 

The digital nomad community in Oaxaca City is growing rapidly. Outsite Members have access to a local WhatsApp Group for Oaxaca City- this is an easy way to meet other digital nomads and remote workers in when you're there.

The internet outside of Oaxaca City hasn't been as quick to adapt to the needs of the remote worker market, so nomads tend to stay in Oaxaca City, venturing out at the weekends.

Coworking spaces in Oaxaca City

When you're staying at Outsite, you'll have access to a dedicated workspace onsite.

Céntrico Cowork Jalatlaco

Centrico is one of Outsite's neighbors. This is a spacious shared office with large tables, plants and free coffee.

Gubixi Cowork

Patrons often comment Gubixi's lightning fast internet, and comfortable workspace. This office is located 20 minutes south of Outsite.

Casa Bestia

A homely cowork with an arts and culture program.

What’s the WiFi like in Oaxaca City? 

Wifi is generally fast and reliable in this part of Oaxaca. At the time of writing, fast Wifi is harder to find outside of the state capital.

Note that it is helpful to purchase a local SIM card on arrival, in case you need a back up. Telcel is the most popular provider.

Best cafes to work from in Oaxaca City  

Coffee shops with WiFi in Oaxaca City


Delicious coffee, fast Wifi and brunch plates served til 4PM every day.


Large shared tables, an ornate interior and fast Wifi. Cafebre is open til 8PM.


A large and airy cafe with plenty of places to work from.  

Day trips from Oaxaca City 

Monte Alban

The ruins of Monte Alban are 10km south of the city, and you can visit these without a tour guide. Expect to pay 150-180 MXN for taxi, or less for a local bus. You will need to pay 70 MXN for a ticket into the ruins. Once you're there, you'll have 360 views of the surrounding area and access to multiple viewing platforms.

Tlacolula Sunday Market

Get amongst at at the Sunday Market - this is one of the longest running markets in Mesoamerica. Purchase traditional Mexican food products, chillies, fresh produce and ceramics, and arrive hungry - this is one of the best places to try tejate (a local Oaxacan drink), nieves, and slow cooked barbacoa.

San Bartolo Coyotepec

San Bartolo Coyotepec is a town 15km south of Oaxaca City, famous for it's black pottery. Make a day out of it and visit some of the local artisans between taco stops.

Santiago Matatlan

The world capital for Mezcal is just an hour's drive from Oaxaca City. Tour operators do offer day trips, granting you the opportunity to taste different mezcals, walk through the agave fields and return home safely.

Gyms and yoga studios Oaxaca City  

Black CF CrossFit Gym Oaxaca
Black CFis located 3 blocks south of Outsite. Daily, weekly and monthly passes are available.

Villa Verde Yoga
Check out this guesthouse for rooftop yoga and meditations.

Estudio 11
Estduio 11 offer yoga, meditation and reiki.

Shopping and groceries Oaxaca City  

Grocery Stores


Chedraui is a typical American style supermarket, 20 minutes walk north of Outsite.

Fruit and vegetable markets

There are plenty of small fruit and veg producers: from Outsite it’s an 18 minute walk to Mercado Merced, an 24 minute walk to Mercado Benito Juarez, and a 27 minute walk to Mercado 23 de Noviembre. It is also easy to order groceries using the Rapi app. 

Ready to book? Outsite offers discounts on 30+ day stays, and you'll be instantly connected with the digital nomad community in Oaxaca. Book your stay at Outsite Oaxaca City

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