For digital nomads from all over the world, Sayulita is becoming more and more of an attractive location. With a breathtaking environment, great outdoor activities, unparalleled surfing, great food, and a diverse social scene, Sayulita is a great place to live and work online. Most people’s biggest concern about working online in Sayulita is the WIFI. Is it fast and stable enough? Where to find the fastest internet? How hard is it to get internet at home or on one’s phone? Here is the full guide to everything you need to know about WIFI in Sayulita and how to make the most of what’s available in 2020.
Coffee shop wifi in Sayulita
There are several cafes in town that provide decent WIFI and where you can hunker down and work for a while. Sayulita generally gets a late start to the day and the Cafes will be less crowded in the morning hours from approximately 8 am to 10 am.
Yah Yah Cafe has some of the best internet in town and lots of places to plug in next to the tables. ChocoBanana and El Espresso are also popular spots and are centrally located around the plaza.
Co-working spaces in Sayulita and nearby areas
Internet cafes with multiple computers charge about $20 MXN per hour if you are traveling without a computer. There are also computers available at Libreria Sayulita, the village’s local bookstore. The WIFI speed here is not the best, however. If you are looking for lightning-fast internet, head to the following coworking spaces:
Opened in 2021, Tabachines CoWork is an outdoor coworking space in Sayulita. Formerly a food park, the owner transformed the garden into an open-air co-working space. It’s definitely a good idea, especially in these strange times we are living in.
The wifi is fast and there’s no different pricing plans for dedicated desks or private cubicles – all rates are the same as the format of this cowork is an open garden – you can sit anywhere! Subscribe to their monthly plans using the links below and use CASAVECINO upon check out to get a 10% discount.
[Update 09 Feb, 2021]: There are no available spaces in Sayulita CoWork for new subscriptions.
Owned by Sayulita WiFi, it is one of the only places in Sayulita that offers a clean, professional, air conditioning work environment with fast, fiber optic internet.
- Day Pass Hot-Desk in common space – $13 USD/day
- Weekly Hot-Desk in common space – $66 USD/week
- Monthly Hot-Desk in common space (Calendar Month) – $131 USD/month
Dedicated Cube Spaces
- Daily Dedicated Desk – $21 USD/day
- Weekly Dedicated Desk – $97 USD/week
- Monthly Dedicated Desk(Calendar Month) – $184 USD/month
- Private Single Cube – $209 USD/month (only 1 available)
Coworking Space to Create, San Pancho
A ten-minute drive from Sayulita, the quiet town of San Pancho also has a coworking space that offers private desks, an air-conditioned environment, and reliable internet. It is less expensive and usually less crowded.
- 1 hour – $2.50 USD
- Day Pass – $12 USD
- Weekly – $60 USD
- Monthly – $150 USD
If you rent a desk for a week, or a month, you get a key and have 24-7 access to the space.
You can have data on your phone and be able to access the internet at all times using your mobile device. The speed is somewhat unstable, but as long as you have minutes on your phone, internet accessibility is consistent. Telcel is the best carrier as they have the most towers and best coverage in this area.
You do not need to wait in line at Telcel to switch over. Simply head to the nearest Oxxo or Kiosko and buy a SIM card, here they call it a chip. They can help you instal it in your phone and they will give you a new number. Other than that, you will notice that nothing on your phone changes. You can then buy a packet that includes internet, starting at 20 MXN and ranging to 500 MXN. I have found that 100 pesos lasts me about a week, and I use the internet every day.
Getting wifi for your home in Sayulita
If you are staying at a hotel or hostel you will simply have to use the internet provided. Hotelito de los Sueños, Casa Blanca, and Selina are some places that have consistent WIFI that is included with the cost of the room.
Almost all Airbnb’s have WIFI. However, this can be a gamble as the speed of the WIFI will vary greatly depending on what plan they have and how many people are on it. You can always travel with your own router or, if you are renting via Airbnb for at least a month, ask if you can pay to upgrade the WIFI.
If you are renting your own place, it is worth the investment to get an internet service installed that suits your needs. If you need to be doing uploads, downloads, or video streaming, you will need at least 100 Megas, which translates to a download speed of about 10 mbps.
Telmex Infinitum is the most popular internet in Sayulita. They will come to your house and instal WIFI and will bring you a router. They have several packets starting at 20 Megas for $349 MXN a month. These packages include antivirus. Here is a breakdown of their pricing:
- 20 Megas……. $349 MXN per month
- 30 Megas……..$399 MXN per month
- 150 Megas.…..$549 MXN per month
- 200 Megas……$899 MXN per month
Although Telcel is generally just for cel phones, they have a router called Alcatel that pulls internet from the cel towers. This is a good option since often the Telmex network will get over saturated and crash, while Alacatel keeps running. The internet speed is good as long as you are close to a cel tower and get good reception. The only downside is that sometimes cel signal crashes leaving you without cel service or internet. Their prices are comparable to those of Telmex. Here is a quick breakdown:
75 GB……$299 MXN
- 100 GB….$399 MXN
- 150 GB….$599 MXN
Total play offers a more inclusive package with cable TV, a landline, and internet. You can also have a satellite installed at your home for impeccable coverage.
- 20 Megas, plus TV, plus landline……..…$579 MXN
- 40 Megas, plus TV, plus landline……..…$629 MXN
- 80 Megas, plus TV, plus landline….……..$679 MXN
- 150 Megas, plus 2 TVs, plus landline.….$899 MXN
- 250 Megas, plus 3 TVs, plus landline…..$1,309 MXN
- 500 Megas, plus 4 TVs, plus landline…..$1,829 MXN
Casa Vecino: your digital nomad accommodation in Sayulita
Casa Vecino is the only digital nomad accommodation in Sayulita. All units at Vecino are equipped with fiber optic wifi plus the spaces are good for people who are always on their computers.
You can opt to work in the rooftop with the view of the Sayulita main beach or simply lounge with your laptop by the pool. At Casa Vecino, you will never have to worry about Wifi in Sayulita!