Aug 20 - Sep 17 (MIH)
4 weeks Coliving & Coworking in the Cultural Capital of Yucatan
Welcome to Merida, the capital of the Mexican state Yucatan. Get ready to explore ancient Mayan ruins, swim in cenotes, take in cultural performances, and indulge in the Yucatecan cuisine. It’s a city with a relaxed pace of life, with the beach less than 45 min away and has recently been named the best small city in the work by Conde Nast Traveler . It's characterised by colourful colonial buildings, majestic cathedrals, lively markets and fascinating culture - we can't wait to stroll around and explore.
Swim in cenotes
Found throughout Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, cenotes are freshwater sinkholes formed by the sinking and erosion of the limestone underneath to reveal the groundwater. They’re ideal for swimming and cooling off from the tropical heat. While there are thousands located all over the area, some of the best cenotes are located in Yucatan.
Take a walk down the Paseo Montejo
Paseo Montejo is Merida’s main thoroughfare, lined with historical mansions, leafy trees, restaurants, cafes, hotels and shops. A walk down here is one of the best things to do in Merida, it’s a wide avenue modelled after Paris’ Champs-Elysee. You’ll also find most of Merida’s most iconic buildings here too.
Eat all the things
Merida really is a foodie’s paradise. There’s so much delicious food here that you could plan your whole stay around what you’re eating. From street food and local markets to fine-dining, it’s all here.
Learn about the Mayan Culture
Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient Maya citadel of Chichen Itza is a must on any Yucatan itinerary. Being one of the new seven wonders of the world you simply can’t overlook this monumental creation when in Merida. This citadel was probably one of the largest and most powerful in the Mayan Kingdom and contains many temples, ball courts, platforms and civic buildings.
Day Trip to the Pink Lagoons
One of the top things to do in Merida is taking a day trip out to Ria Celestún, a biosphere reserve located about 100 km out of the city. It’s well worth the trip here to explore the pristine beaches, mangroves, and low rainforests.
It’s a unique place as its location creates a mixture of fresh water from the estuary and salt water from the sea. The area is known primarily for its pink flamingoes, who flock here in the winter.
This picturesque town is a photographer’s dream, from the colourful colonial architecture all the way to the humble street food. It’s almost as though time stopped still in Valladolid. Vendors in the main plaza still sell ice cream from old wooden carts and on Sunday afternoons locals come out to dance, dressed in their traditional Sunday best.
Head for a weekend trip to Tulum
Tulum is a beach and boho lover’s dream located on the edge of a biosphere reserve south of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. A place where every day you’ve got the chance to bury your feet in powdery white sand and dive headfirst into the clearest turquoise water. Follow it by sipping on a coconut in the shade of a palm tree just to repeat it all again an hour later. Is there ever a bad time for that?
Coworking & Coliving:
Our Home in Merida
Our home in Merida is an old vecindad transformed into a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of the city, surrounded by restaurants, cafes and history. Crafted with beautiful local details, mindful murals and a beautiful pool, our property is an oasis in the middle of an electric city. Each of the suites used to be a tiny house so they all have a small private yard and 4 of the suites have a small private pool perfect for an afterwork dip with some wine!
We've selected this hotel specifically with COVID front of mind – the ideal set-up during times with lots of outdoor community space: private terraces, big communal pool and sun beds. It got 17 ensuite rooms, all with private yards; a beautiful communal dining area and kitchen.
The accommodation comes equipped with good internet, open common areas for work, a coliving setup that will make is easy for us all to be productive, feel comfortable, and have the freedom to explore this amazing country!
Here you can see a collection of photos of our Coliving home in Merida:
If you’d like to find out more about what it’s like to live in Merida as a ‘digital nomad’, including internet speeds, cost of living, and coworking spaces, have a look at Nomad List’s guide. Internet speeds and stability is generally very good for the region. But we always have MiFi devices with mobile data as backups in all homes to make sure that we can keep working productively if there are any stability issues.
Ready to Join our Tribe in Merida?
Aug 20 - Sep 17
This is a Make-It-Happen-Chapter (MIH)
If you're interested in our Merida Chapter, please apply here first. If you're already a WiFi Tribe member, please submit a booking form to reserve your place in Mexico!
Aug 20 - Sep 17: Submit the booking form
If you previously purchased a Chapter Plan and have deposits remaining, see your Chapter price below:
3-Chapter Plan: a private room is $2,100 and a shared room is $1,400
5- Chapter Plan: a private room is $2,100 and a shared room is $1,300
How quickly you submit the booking form primarily decides if you get a spot on a Chapter. We also set aside a few spots to ensure a better experience by balancing a Chapter's mix of genders, nationalities, ethnicities, and member experience levels. When on Chapter, the rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. All shared rooms are between 2-3 people.
What to Expect?
Culture / Food / Small City / Nature / Beach / History
- Accommodation: Old “vecindad” transformed into a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of the city
- Workspace: Beautiful dining room turned into coworking space
- The Tribe: max 21 members
- Internet: Average city internet speeds 8mbps | 50 mbps at out home base
- Pace: Easy going Mexican city vibes! Great food, beach and jungle trips and a beautiful old town for walking around
I’m New to This, How Does it Work?
WiFi Tribe is a membership-based community of remote professionals who travel together without sacrificing their careers. Our travel style is a bit unconventional–it's collaborative, community-focused, and even more fulfilling because we get to share it. Each Chapter is a moment in time where we colive, cowork, and explore a new country, getting our work done during the week and adventuring in our downtime.
Discover why we love to wander the world on our own terms.
Are there changes to Chapters due to COVID?
We have a responsibility to keep our members and the local communities that host us as safe as possible while we continue to travel together.
As you read through our guidelines below, you will see a combination of local government guidelines and the CDC, WHO, and RKI recommendations to ensure safety for everyone joining us on a Chapter. In addition, country-specific measures to each Chapter will be shared with attending members during the 2-week online meet-and-greet before the Chapter.
Every Tribe member has been welcomed into WiFi Tribe because we felt that there was an alignment with our 6 values: Respect, Humility, Camaraderie, Curiosity, Passion, and Inclusion. Now, it is more important than ever that we choose to live by them every day. We will enforce the following protocols as necessary, but we are confident that every member of this Chapter will respect fellow Tribe members and the local community.
(Latest update May 11th)