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10 Reasons Why Moving Your Family to the Oaxaca Coast is an Excellent Idea

by Brent May

Huatulco is a master-planned town with 340 days of sun per year, it’s safe and clean, there’s little traffic, it has all the amenities, world-class healthcare and an incredible quality of life. Puerto Escondido is a laid-back town with lots of conveniences and services from activities to healthcare where there’s really something for everyone.

If living near the Pacific Ocean in Huatulco or Puerto Escondido isn’t enough of a reason, here are 10 more reasons why you’d love living on the Oaxaca Coast with your family.


  1. 340 days of sun per year

    That’s right. Winters are sunny and dry and summers see more rain but it’s still nice with mostly sunny days and some rainfall usually in the evening. The ocean water is warm and most winter days, we receive light breezes by day from the ocean and cooler breezes coming down from the mountains at night.


  1. So many beaches to discover

    The Oaxaca Coast’s bays and many beaches are some of the most beautiful in Mexico. Soft sand, gentle slopes, perfect for swimming. Others have more open waters and are perfect for surfing. Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido is a world-famous surf spot. You’ll also find good spots for beginner and intermediate surfers. Try a different beach every weekend for a family picnic, hunting for seashells and snorkeling. You will make some incredible discoveries and live remarkable experiences that will be cherished as lifelong adventures by your family.


  1. So many things to see and do

    You’ll also discover nature-filled lagunas with migratory birds, perfect for kayaking. Take a trip to the waterfalls close to Huatulco, hike to waterfalls outside of Puerto Escondido. Horse-back rides to hot springs also outside of Puerto. Go whale and dolphin watching. See the sea turtles come to lay their eggs on nearby beaches. Various sports in town such as soccer, tennis and golf. Thanks to an active community, there are also incredible opportunities for different kinds of workshops, courses, and volunteer experiences.
    Read more: How to Discover Puerto Escondido


  1. Quality education options

    Both towns have traditional and alternative education options. Traditional Mexican schools and alternative schools at all educational levels can be found depending on the style of education you like for your children. Your children will receive a good education here. Plus, the opportunity of a new country, a new culture and a new language will widen their horizons like no other experience.

    Read more: Alternative Education Options for your Children in Huatulco

    Read more: How to Find the Right School for Your Child in Huatulco


  1. ¿Hablas español?

    Well, if you don’t you will. Your children will pick it up first at school. Spanish is the official language so you will all have the opportunity to learn a new language and become bilingual. As an adult, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to practice with the friendly locals and also working with a private school or tutor.
    Read more: The Real Truth About What Huatulco Needs


  1. Excellent healthcare

    Because the best doctors and healthcare professionals also want to live at the beach, Puerto Escondido and Huatulco both have excellent healthcare options. You’ll find family doctors and specialists in both towns and public and private clinics where it is astonishingly easy to make appointments. Plus, healthcare costs are a fraction of what you would pay in the States.
    Read more: What You Need to Know About Healthcare in Huatulco
    Read more: Puerto Escondido Healthcare and Hospitals


  1. It’s a safe place to live

    Oaxaca is consistently one of the safest Mexican destinations. Crime rates here are lower than in U.S. states with comparable populations. The presence of a naval base on this area of the coast also promotes security and has thwarted organized activities suffered in other areas.


  1. Affordable, quality coastal lifestyle

    The Oaxaca Coast remains an accessible place to live. You will still find incredible properties very reasonably priced. The cost of living from day to day for food and basic necessities is also relatively low.


  1. Incredible food scene

    The Oaxaca Coast is also a foodie paradise. The food scene is rich with traditional Mexican dishes and international influences. You will find everything from Mexican home cooked meals, to street tacos to gourmet restaurants. At the local markets, you’ll find fresh fish and seafood and all kinds of fruit and veggies.


  1. Warm local communities

    One of the amazing things about moving to Mexico is the welcome. Of course, you’re going to go out and meet people, but generally speaking, you’ll easily make new friends. It’s easy to get involved and become part of the community. Expats rate Mexico as the easiest place to settle in.


The Oaxaca Coast is a great place to slow down and really take the time to enjoy life with your family.  So many new experiences are waiting from discovering new beaches on day trips to learning a new language. Life moves a little more slowly here and that’s really the magic of it all… to finally have the opportunity to enjoy the simple things.

If you’re thinking of moving to the Oaxaca Coast with your family, we can help you live your Mexican dream. We have single-family homes and residential developments with luxury amenities, services and facilities so that you can live a relaxed coastal lifestyle.


Get in touch so that we can introduce you to the properties we have available along the Coast. We’re also happy to help you navigate the process of moving your family. Our agents have also moved their families, so they know exactly what you are going through. We’d love to meet you!

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