July 29 - September 8, 2018

Welcome to Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Theme: Sustainable Tourism

Learn all about the fascinating ecotourism initiatives amid a perfect blend of Caribbean beaches, colorful nightlife and delicious food! This trending destination has it all while still managing to keep its authentic Mexican flair.

Vibrant aquatic life

work on

As to be expected of a place with the word “playa” in its name, you will find both stunning white sand beaches to work on that tan and crystal clear water with vibrant aquatic life that is perfect for snorkeling or diving.

with small town charm

On land you can enjoy the chill vibes of Playa del Carmen, a modern version of the fishing village it used to be. Explore Maya temples close by or discover stunning caves with natural waterfalls.

Chill vibes of Playa del Carmen
La Quinta Avenida

in a cool place

If you’re looking for action take a walk down La Quinta Avenida, (Fifth Avenue), with its many restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and shops. If you really want to go loco, famous party mekka Cancun is only one hour away. 


Stay close to the

Our housing in Playa del Carmen is close to the fun in the “Centro” Area but the beach is still only a 5 minute walk away. 

Fun & Action
No Bunk Beds

say no to

Each of these modern apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen (get ready for potluck!), AC in every bedroom and big balcony with hammocks to relax in. 

work & travel

Oh, and did we mention a rooftop with seaview and pools with jacuzzis? Just downstairs is a charming little plaza with shops and restaurants, so a beer is never far away.

Work & Travel In Style


Get work done

get stuff

Nest is a well established, eco-friendly coworking space that organizes weekly events to keep the international community active. 

With opening hours from Monday to Saturday: 7:30 am to 12am you are sure to get your projects done here.  Close to 5th avenue with all the restaurants & bars, you will have plenty of lunch options everyday and in 15 minutes you’re back “home” in our condos.

find your spot

Choose from different areas to find your perfect spot to work.  The creative wing is at the back of the property, and it is suited with a silent and dimly lit atmosphere. In addition to the desks, there are two meeting rooms. 

The production wing has a large work desk with a kitchen including unlimited coffee, tea and biscuits. On the the rooftop you can take in the sun or cool down in the pool after a productive day of work.

Find your perfect spot
Be More Than A Tourist

be than a tourist

We don’t want to be a group of foreigners working in our own bubble. We try to incorporate into the local scene the best we can through holding events with local individuals, business, NGOs, and government organizations so we make meaningful connections while we are there. Get ready to move past being just a tourist in a location.

our things you have to do in Playa del Carmen

Coco Bingo Nightclub

Coco Bongo Nightclub: You’ll see flying acrobats, blockbuster movie characters, and rock-star impersonators take the stage throughout the night while you take shots and drink from a giant plastic cup full of alcohol.


Tulum: visit Maya temples just south of Playa del Carmen, a must-visit if you’re in the area. Along with impressive structures on the edge of a cliff, it has a beach below where you can swim too.

Xplor Park

Xplor Park: Live an adventure through the Riviera Maya jungle aboard amphibious vehicles,  swim through rushing rivers, raft through atmospheric caverns past spiky stalagmites, or fly on the highest zip lines in Latin America.


Cozumel: take the ferry to Cozumel Island. Leave the tourist area behind and you’ll discover a cool and authentic island with Caribbean energy and, of course, some of the best reefs for diving in the world.


 Cenotes:  These underground caves are filled with the clearest water you’ve ever seen. Go snorkeling or diving at some of the most beautiful ones like Cenote Dos Ojos, Cenote Azul, Garden of Eden, Gran Cenote .

join us now and explore this with amazing people

Time to get excited, our Playa del Carmen trip starts in:​


Apply now & join us in Playa del Carmen this summer

Fill out our application and schedule an interview to start this amazing journey

Location Lead Source Lead Status

The Dream Team

Troubleshooting, rose-drinking, karaoke-singing, and all-round superheroes, our kick-ass support staff are destined to become your new BFFs.

Renata Aquino

Renata Aquino

Renata co-founded two businesses in Brazil and a social project focused on startups. Passionate about building communities and collaborative environments, she’s been working in this space for eight years before becoming a Trip Leader for Hacker Paradise. She chases summer around the world on a quest to find the best ice cream.

Dani Dirks

Dani Dirks

Dani Dirks is a software developer, avid adventurer, sunset chaser, and purveyor of mischief. Before joining Hacker Paradise, Dani was a full-stack developer and UX designer for, an online home improvement company in Northern California. In her free time she writes and performs her own music, is the queen of HP karaoke and is strongly addicted to iced coffee, science fiction novels, and Bikram yoga.

It is very inspiring to be part of a community of open-minded people, who are willing to share their knowledge and hearts with you. Hacker Paradise is very well put together, and the facilitators do a great job managing it.

Niels De Hoog, HP Alumni

What This Trip Includes

We've got all the perks to make you feel happy, healthy, and productive on your work and travel journey.

Hand-selected Community

Hand-selected Community

Our participants come from a diverse and exciting range of backgrounds and careers. These people will support, engage and inspire you – and some will become lifelong friends.​

Great Accomodation

Great Accommodation

We secure attractive, serviced housing in safe and central locations. You’ll have your own clean and spacious room to unwind in after a long day’s work.​

Solid Wifi & Sim card

Solid WiFi and Sim Cards

Always feel connected no matter where you are. We'll set you up with a sim card full of data for the duration of your time with us.​

Professional Development Program

Professional Development

We organize weekly workshops, talks, skill shares, goal sharing sessions, and networking events to help you up your professional game and achieve your goals.

Productivity-ready Workspace

Productivity-ready Workspace

We lockdown the best co-working spaces in the world to make boring Monday mornings a thing of the past. 24/7 access, lightspeed wifi and cool digital nomads from all over the world guaranteed.​

Full-Time Facilitators

Kick Ass Full-Time Facilitators

Troubleshooting, rose-drinking, karaoke-singing, all-round superheroes, our kick-ass support staff are destined to become your new BFFs. Your source of insider-knowledge on every trip, they research, organize and plan so that you don’t need to look at Lonely Planet once.​

Alumni Network

Top-notch Alumni Network

The networking doesn’t end when the trip is over. You’ll become a member of a huge professional community who’ll keep you in the loop about collaborations, job opportunities, travel meetups and much more.​

Cultural Adventures

Cultural Adventures

What are you into? From temple visits, sunrise hikes and paradise island getaways to wine tastings, night markets, walking tours and cooking classes (and that’s a partial list), there’s always something going on.​

Hacker Paradise closed the gap between idea and realisation of my dream to work and travel by providing a stable work environment and organising social and skill share events. 1 month in Chiang Mai taught me how to be a great remote worker!

Renato de Leão, HP Alumni

What It Will Cost

Choose the number of weeks you want to want to travel with us. Create your itinerary from one or more trip locations. Pay for the first month upfront, and then pay as you go.

2 Weeks

$ 1500

4 Weeks

$ 2100

6 Weeks

$ 3150


12 Weeks
$ 2000 / 4 Weeks
  • $500/Week
Most Popular


24 Weeks
$ 1900 / 4 Weeks
  • $475/Week


48 Weeks
$ 1800 / 4 Weeks
  • $450/Week
Best Value

Apply now & join us in Playa del Carmen this summer

Fill out our application and schedule an interview to start this amazing journey

Location Lead Source Lead Status

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