Jan 22 - Feb 19 | Feb 26 - Mar 26 2021

4 weeks Coliving & Coworking in the Mexican mountains

Welcome to the colonial city right in the middle of the southern state of Oaxaca (also the safest state in Mexico). It’s best known as a foodie paradise, though it doesn’t get as much international attention as Mexico City. Oaxaca is home to some of the best mezcal distilleries and Mexican restaurants in the country. It's characterised by colourful buildings, majestic cathedrals, lively markets and fascinating culture - we can't wait to stroll around and explore.

Please read the following abstracts with COVID precautions in mind.

Chef-Approved Chicharrón

From the markets and street-corner stands to the city’s new wave of fusion restaurants. The state's great cultural and biological diversity means that there is a wide range of ingredients and methods of preparation, many of these dating back to pre-Hispanic times. Flavorful moles, fresh herbs, dried chiles, quesillo, and handmade corn tortillas are just a few of the elements that make Oaxacan food so special.

A Mezcaleria for Every Kind of Sipper

Héctor Audiffred (he runs La Popular and La Otra, two bars along Calle de Manuel García Vigil) remembers when you had to travel into the villages to get great mezcal. No longer: Now it’s easy to find rare Tepextate in the city.

Have you ever tried it? Not yet? Well, then it might be time to go for a tasting and soak up the rich history and tradition that surrounds this drink. 

Sunbath in Zipolite

Zipolite is a small, secluded beach town where the jungle-thick mountains meet the sea. Lots of the restaurants offer locally grown coffee, tropical fruits, and fresh-caught dorado; there are also daily yoga classes. The sunsets are amazing.

Soak at Hierve el Agua

There’s a mineral deposit that has slowly solidified into a petrified waterfall, which you can see while relaxing in a thermal mineral pool. It’s like swimming on top of the world. But the best view of the waterfall is from the hiking trails beneath it. There are little food stands at the entrance, where you can get a quick quesadilla, too.

Grutas Tolantongo 

This is one of the most incredible hidden gems in Mexico’s remote mountains. A hot springs resort - a vacationers and photographers paradise. Featuring hot pools tucked away between lush trees, a turquoise river running through the park and mysterious caves, Grutas Tolantongo is hands down one of the most unique places to visit in Mexico.

Our Home in Oaxaca

Our home in Oaxaca is a 17th century house, a colourful, Colonial-style building. We've selected this hotel specifically with COVID front of mind – the ideal set-up during times with lots of outdoor community space: shared rooftop terrace overlooking the city + mountain view, pool and beds and an open outdoor dining/ coworking space. It got 25 ensuite rooms, so we even have the chance to turn some of them in specific rooms for work calls. 

We are going to stay in the centre of Oaxaca (Centro historico), only 5min walking distance from the famous Templo de Santo Domingo and lots of cafés and restaurants to explore (always with COVID precautions in mind).

The accommodation comes equipped with good internet (180 mbps fibre connection in the outdoor space), 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 Oaxaca:

If you’d like to find out more about what it’s like to live in Oaxaca 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 Oaxaca?

January 22 - February 19 '21 

February 26 - March 26 '21 

If you're interested in our Oaxaca chapter, please apply here first. If you're already a WiFi Tribe member, please please submit a booking form to reserve your place in Oaxaca!

Jan 22 - Feb 19 (Make it happen): Submit the booking form

Feb 26 - Mar 26: Submit the booking form 

Oaxaca is a custom pricing chapter. 4 week prices are the following:

Note: the rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. All shared rooms are between 2-3 people.

What to Expect?

Mountains  / Culture / Food / Small City / Nature / History

  • Accommodation: 17th century, colonial-style building. Whole house to ourselves
  • Work Space: Indoor and Outdoor common workspace, specific rooms for work calls
  • The Tribe: 25 members
  • Internet: 180mbps fibre in the outdoor area, around 20mbps inside the rooms. Typical city internet speeds of 16 mpbs 
  • Pace: Mexican city vibes! Great food, hiking, beach trips and a beautiful old town for walking around

I'm New to this... How does it Work?

WiFi Tribe has an annual chapter plan model: Successful applicants choose how often they want to travel with the tribe within a year and decide what chapter plan they would like. You can find out more about chapter plan prices here.

Are there changes to Chapters due to COVID?

With borders starting to open up again, we collaborated with our community to decide what our first chapters should look like – both in terms of the fun, and the necessary adaptations. With over 100 responses, we've had a lot of feedback and great ideas to work with, so you'll see a few changes to adapt to the current global pandemic.

Most importantly, we all have a responsibility to the local communities that host us in their countries to keep them safe. Of course, we are also introducing new guidelines and policies to keep one another safe and healthy while we live here together.

As you read through our guidelines below, you will see a combination of all the local government guidelines, as well as additional measures to ensure safety for everyone as we travel and live together. In addition, there will be measures specific to each chapter that will be shared with the people attending that chapter during the 2-week online meet-and-greet.

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 on this Chapter will respect fellow Tribe members and the local community.

Last time updated, January 20th 2021:

Why did we choose this location

In addition to all of our usual considerations, we are focusing on the following:

  • Lower rates of Covid-19 infections
  • Places with greater travel accessibility (e.g., no quarantine requirements upon arrival)
  • Larger properties a little bit further outside of main cities
  • Having enough space for everyone to be comfortable
  • Accessible local medical services
  • Beautiful surrounding nature for walks and adventures where it is easier to social distance
  • Properties that will allow us to be independent and, if necessary, limit our contact with the local community.

This means that chapter locations will more likely take on a more retreat style feel, similar to our iconic Bolivia chapter. 

For more information check out this article.


Who is eligible on this chapter?

As of January 20th 2021, this chapter is available to members coming from all countries.

IMPORTANT: As travel regulations are changing rapidly, please make sure you double check your eligibility to enter the country by contacting your local Mexican embassy, regardless of your nationality or origin of travel, to confirm your continued eligibility.

How many Tribers are going to join?

Our group sizes are already limited to 25 members whether there’s a pandemic or not. 

Back in August, we didn’t customize the size of the Chapter to the type of housing we secured. We made a blanket rule to have a maximum of 18 attendees on a Chapter. Since this decision, we’ve decided to now cap the number of participants depending on the type of accommodation and the location, instead. 

For example, if we have a property with ample space inside and outdoors, lots of ensuite bathrooms, and well-ventilated community spaces, then we can host a larger group. However, if our home is compact and missing key amenities, then we’ll reduce the group size to a number that’s appropriate for the space.

Who is going to love this chapter?

Our focus has and always will be, the building of a solid, amazing community made up of brilliant, kind, conscientious people. These new chapters moving forward are going to be great for those of you that really want to build amazing relationships and be somewhere beautiful, spacious and rich in natural beauty.  

If you feel like you need something more stimulating with a lot of events and people everywhere then it may be better for you to wait it out a little longer for chapters later this year or next year. 

New Prevention Protocols

Every Chapter has a protocol document tailored to the specific location we’re in. This document details everything about the local regulations, where to get tested, and what numbers to call if symptoms appear. It’s sent to everybody who is participating in the Chapter before we arrive. 

In addition to receiving location-specific information, we’ve created guidelines for what members can and cannot do while attending a Chapter. Using internationally recognized methods for mitigating the spread of Covid-19, members must ask themselves four questions to assess if an activity or situation is safe:

If I go there or join that activity...

  1. Can I wear a mask?
  2. Can I socially distance myself (at least 2m)?
  3. Is it an open and well-ventilated area?
  4. Will less than 50 people be in attendance? 

If the answer is “no” for any of these questions, that activity doesn’t pass the test and is discouraged. If any member participates in an activity that has made others feel unsafe, we also reserve the right to ask that person to self-isolate and take a PCR test at their own cost.


Will I need a health insurance?

Your safety is our main priority which is why travel health insurance is required to participate in this chapter. While not required, we strongly recommend that you obtain an insurance policy that will cover the event of contracting COVID-19. Our partner Safety Wings has a very comprehensive insurance.

Please note that it is your responsibility to double check your health coverage.

What about social distancing?

It’s going to be a little harder to social distance while living with others, so we need to be extra mindful to ensure everyone's safety and comfort. We require the following:

  • Don’t go in each other’s bedrooms if you don’t need to.
  • Reduce physical contact with other members as much as possible.
  • If you go out, please ensure that you wash your hands when coming back into the house. Routinely disinfect your hands with alcohol gels and antibacterial wipes etc.
  • After using communal spaces please make the extra effort to keep them tidy and disinfect the surfaces. Your chapter host will make sure that there is a healthy supply of high quality cleaning products to do this.
  • While on chapter, members cannot attend gatherings with 50+ people.

Please consider where you are going - if you individually decide to do an activity like go to a gathering, or crowded place, you could put your fellow Tribers and the local community at risk. Please think about going on adventures that keep you together with the Tribe and involve big open spaces with plenty of light and ventilation.

Will I need to wear a face mask?

  • Everyone should bring a supply of masks with them. Preferably masks that are washable and reusable so that it’s sustainable.
  • At home, you don’t need to wear masks unless you are cooking for others. 
  • All Tribers must wear their masks when outside the property, particularly in places like supermarkets, local shops or any public spaces where adequate social distancing cannot be maintained at all times.
  • While in restaurants and cafes, please wear a mask other than while eating.
  • Will the accommodation be cleaned regularly?

  • The properties will be professionally cleaned and disinfected once a week, including linens changed. In between cleans, please be extra mindful and considerate.
  • Be sure to be considerate. Cover your mouth when you cough and then remember to disinfect your hands afterwards. We will make sure there is alcohol gel stationed in as many areas of the accommodation as appropriate.
  • For people sharing a room - please be extra considerate of one another and keep things tidy as much as possible.
  • When you’ve finished working and you pack up for the day, if you’ve worked on a table, please give the table a wipe down ready for the next person.
  • Specific Measures

    • Beaches, pools and other nature areas - Open with a max capacity of 60%
    • Restaurants - Open and each establishment has their own rules.
    • Archeological sites - Sites are currently not open

      Follow the advice of the local authorities. Individual states in Mexico are imposing additional measures and restrictions. The Mexican government has put into place a traffic light system to manage the easing of restrictions, this varies from state to state; review local government websites for detailed information for the state of Oaxaca here.

      Members can not break any local regulations or restrictions. This includes regulations like curfews, attending large gatherings, purchasing alcohol outside of approved times, etc.

    What is the guest policy?

    Members can not bring external visitors to the Chapter accommodations. This includes any non-Chapter members as well as external visitors meaning dates, family, or friends who may be in the same city as the Chapter.

    Is Bonus Tribing available?

    To further ensure everyone’s safety, Bonus Tribing will not be available on this chapter.

    Weekend Trips

    An iconic part of any chapter are the weekend trips. We would want those to continue. But now we ask that we think carefully about where we go, the logistics around how we get there and where we stay. Please consider the following when planning weekend trips:

    • Can we get private transport? (e.g. hiring cars, hiring a private bus)

    • Can we avoid the use of the airport and still get there in a timely manner?

    • Is the property or accommodation set up to deal with the number of people going?

    • If someone starts to feel unwell, can we get to a local hospital? Can that local hospital deal with potential covid-19 infections?

    • Are there plenty of activities that make it easy to social distance?


    Are we expected to quarantine on arrival?

    As of October 21st 2020, you are not expected to quarantine upon arrival unless you test positive for covid-19. 

    IMPORTANT: For the safety of all members and the local community, all members will be required to take a PCR  Covid19 test within 96 hours of arrival. We are looking into finalizing a partnership with a local clinic. The cost of the test is estimated to be 200 USD, of which 50% will be covered by WiFi Tribe.  


    COVID-19 testing on arrival

    All members attending this Chapter now need to provide a negative PCR test result up to 96 hours before arriving to the Chapter accommodations. 

    Members can complete the test in any country and must email proof of their negative test result to the Chapter Host prior to arrival. Due to differences in healthcare and currencies, the cost of the test will be member’s responsibility.

    Please email hello@wifitribe.co if you are currently booked on this Chapter and have question.

    Once in Mexico - Health measures

    Mexico has a traffic light system to manage their local health measures. Each week each state dictates separately which “light” (aka restrictions) are applicable. For example, while Mexico DF might be “green”, Quintana Roo (the state where Playa is located) could be “yellow”.

    Green: All activities are permitted.

    Yellow: All work is permitted while observing risk prevention measures specially for vulnerable populations. Outdoor public spaces will be open and indoor public spaces will be open with reduced capacity.

    Orange: In addition to essential economic activity, other non essential businesses will be allowed to operate with 30% of personnel and following covid risk preventive measures. Outdoor public spaces will be open with reduced capacity. 

    Red: Only essential economic activity will be allowed. People can walk around their homes during the day.

    We will be monitoring any updates on restrictions, however for the full health  protocol please:

    1. Visit: https://reactivemosq.roo.gob.mx/

    2. From the main menu select “semaforos”  

    3. Select the current dates

    4. Select the PDF of the region “Norte” which includes the municipality of Solidaridad, where Playa del Carmen is located.

    What if you feel unwell?

    If you start feeling unwell, the first thing you need to do is:

    • Contact your chapter host immediately. You should send a message on Slack and explain your symptoms. Please note that depending on your symptoms we might be required to follow the local health protocols. 

    • Regardless of the symptoms, please limit your contact with other people and wear your mask.

    • Your chapter host will assist you if you need to go to the hospital or we need to send for a doctor.

    • You will need to follow up with your insurance policy to deal with any costs but the host will be there to support and keep checking in to make sure you’re doing okay.

    We are a family, so be considerate and kind. If you can help with preparing healthy food or doing a little extra grocery shopping to help and keep your fellow Triber well fed and feeling loved, then let's do that and get through it together.


    We recommend that you bring any medicine you may need with you to troubleshoot minor ailments. To prevent misunderstanding at customs, please ensure you bring them in their original packaging. For any medication that requires a prescription, please make sure you bring the original transcript. As a starting point we suggest to bring:

    • Paracetamol

    • Ibuprofen

    • Anti-Histamines 

    • Please bring a working digital thermometer so that your temperature can also be checked. 

    What is Mexico's policy when it comes to COVID-19?

    As of September 11th 2020 all travellers will be required to fill out a Health Control Form and sign it electronically when travelling to Mexico. You can find it here:

    For specific protocols upon arrival visit the Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún y el Aeropuerto Internacional de Cozumel website: https://es.cancunairport.com/

    We strongly recommend you revisit their site periodically and 72-48 hrs before your departure.

    What happens if I or someone in the house gets infected with Covid-19?

    All of our Chapter Hosts will follow a robust process if someone in the group becomes unwell, needs to self isolate, or tests positive for Covid-19.  Our processes are taken from EU medical authorities and will work in combination with all local protocols. 

    At a high-level, if anyone tests positive we’re requiring all members to self-isolate until a medical professional can administer a new test at least 4 days from their last contact with the ill person. If a government provides separate housing for those with a positive test, we’ll work with local authorities to safely move them to the approved location. If governments don’t provide housing, we’ll help the ill member secure new accommodations immediately and arrange transportation that limits human contact as much as possible.

    Do these guidelines make a Chapter Covid-19 proof? No, they don’t. We recognize the impossibility of completely eliminating the risks. Our aim is to limit our exposure as much as we can and make decisions that protect local communities, our members, and teammates.

    What to do if you feel people are putting others at risk?

    If you feel that a member is doing something that puts you at risk, you have the following options:

    • Fill out the anonymous reporting form

    • Speak directly to your chapter host

    • Speak to the people involved and ask them to be more considerate. This approach is very much dependent on the situation and the people involved so this is not an expectation but an option.

    We would ask everybody to remember that when living in a collective situation, you have to be mindful of people around you. We reserve the right to ask people to leave if they are taking unnecessary risks and putting others in danger. So we ask that you don’t take these things lightly regardless of your personal views on the matter.

    This system also applies to any other grievances that pertain to any instances of things like harassment, bullying or other forms of abuse. Please see our Terms and Condition for more details.

    General Travel

    What happens if I can’t travel due to covid-related travel restrictions or cancellations?

    Due to the constantly changing nature of travel WiFi Tribe is not liable for specific travel restrictions or cancellations. Please make sure you have adequate travel insurance and buy flexible tickets. For further information please look at section 10 & 11 of our Terms and Conditions.

    What happens if Mexico experiences a surge in cases?

    We are constantly monitoring the number of cases and local governmental response. We will be evaluating the situation as things change and keep you informed of any changes to our current plans. For further information please look at our Terms and Conditions.

    What happens if Mexico experiences a sudden surge in cases and lockdown is enforced once more while we are on chapter?

    We are in a privileged position where, if needed, we can comfortably be quarantined in our location. If a quarantine was necessary, the properties are equipped to help us spend an extended period of time in lockdown agreeably. 


    In addition, we will be monitoring the country’s security measures and keeping Tribers informed. Any lockdown that Mexico has imposed in the past has limited people from coming into the country, but has not limited people from returning to their home countries. So, if people decide to leave, they should be able to do so.


    What is the check-in process like?

    We are aiming for a self check-in as seamless as possible. We will send you the instructions via slack a couple of days before your arrival with all the relevant details (which villa/house/apartment, bedroom etc). Your chapter host will be present to welcome you and answer any questions you may have.

    Who do I contact if I encounter any issues in the property?

    If there are any issues with the property contact your chapter host 

    Bank & ATMs

    You will find automatic tellers. Most shops accept payment by credit card and some will accept USD cash.