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How To Live in Mexico

Introducing our ‘How To’ Guide

Our new ‘How To’ section will provide you with a complete guide on how to buy, move to, invest, retire and live in Mexico. From driving to Mexico to obtaining the proper Visa, we will be providing information that we hope will be helpful to you. And the information doesn’t just stop after the purchase has been made. We will continue to provide you with everything you’ll need, from helpful driving tips to how to get your Visa.

Investing, Retiring & Living in Mexico

Mexico has long been a popular vacation destination for North Americans.  However, today, it is becoming a desirable place to vacation, retire and invest. Traveling, retiring and moving to Mexico gives you the opportunity to create a whole new life for yourself, build new relationships and immerse yourself in a new culture.

We Want to Help You

When we made the decision on moving to Mexico we were extremely fortunate to have received helpful tips and information from other expats and neighbors who had gone through the same process. We now want to return the favour and help others with this process.

Getting Started (Our Story)

How to Do Your First 7 Days in Mexico – Part II

4. Locate Your Local Healthcare and Wellness Providers If you don’t already have your healthcare providers in place, this would be a good time to do so. And if you…

How To Do Your First 7 Days in Mexico – Part I

You’re here! You put in the hard work to make Mexico your new home, and now it’s time to settle in. Catch your breath, grab a refreshing beverage, and take note…

Moving to Mexico – Our Story

In 2011 my husband and I made the decision to quit the rat race in Calgary, Alberta and move to the Oaxaca coast of Mexico.  We had been looking for…

How We Started & Succeeded in Owning Mexico

How We Started – 0.0 to Success Road Map    1.0 – General Location 1.1 – We were long time lovers of Mexico for 3 reasons: 1.2 –  The Beaches are…

How We Started

Our Story… Erin and I began our investment vacation property journey like most people. We began vacationing and realized that certain regions were more attractive than others. When we started…

How You Can Start & Succeed in Owning Mexico

How You Can Start – 0.0 to Success Road Map  How You Can Start? We created a simple road map to show you how easy the process is.  Follow the mapped-out…

Buying Property in Mexico

How To Make an International Money Transfer

Sending money internationally is a lot easier these days than when we could only rely on our bank. No matter where you are in the world, you will find that…

How To Get a Mortgage in Mexico

New Mortgage Financing Opportunities in Mexico Exciting news for those dreaming of a second home in Mexico or diving into the world of real estate investment! New mortgage financing for…

The Role of the Notary in Mexico

If you are considering buying a home, have done any other legal transactions in Mexico or opened a business, you will likely have already met a Notary or Notario. Notaries…

Buying Property in Huatulco: The 5 Steps to Success

  Owning or buying property in Huatulco, Mexico is very easy. Once you have found your perfect property, there are a few steps to follow before you become the owner.…

How To Invest in Real Estate Projects by Renowned Architects in Puerto Escondido

In our newest Mexico Living Blog Series, “Puerto Escondido: A Rising Design Destination,” we are covering the architectural design movement in and around Puerto Escondido. We showcase unique and stunning architectural…

How To Buy a Condo in Mexico

Perhaps you have spent years thinking about buying a condo in your retirement in a warm, sunny place or you are now working remotely and that has made the idea…

How to Get Homeowner’s Insurance in Mexico

Mexico has it all — natural beauty, a rich history, amazing flavors, a neighborly vibe and natural phenomena, much like anywhere else in the world. Mexico stretches along several tectonic…

How to Finance Your Home: One Option is a Cross Border Mortgage

You’re committed to buying your new home in Mexico. You’re working through the process with your qualified real estate agent and you’re exploring options on how to finance your home…

How to Save Money: Developers vs. Real Estate Agents in Mexico

Considering a real estate development purchase? Congrats! It’s an opportune time and an exciting ride filled with new options to discover and challenging variables through which to sift.  As owners…

How to Finance Your New Home in Mexico

. Home Financing in Mexico. Maybe it was the weather and the beaches. Maybe it was the food and the culture. Maybe it was the relaxed pace and friendly people.…

Travelling to Mexico

How To Get to the Oaxaca Coast this Summer!

As we head into summer, our Oaxaca coast flight schedule changes to adapt to the new season. It is still easy and convenient to get to Huatulco and Puerto Escondido.…

How To Navigate the Canada to Mexico Route: Ken’s Journey from Alberta to Mazatlán

  Embarking on a cross-country road trip is a thrilling adventure, especially when your final destination is the cosmopolitan city of Mazatlán, Mexico. Join us as we delve into Ken…

Travel Roadmap – Driving to Mexico – West Coast Route from Canada to the Oaxaca Coast

If you’re planning on driving to Mexico, here we share our experience of driving the West Coast from Canada to southern Mexico. You’ll need to have vehicle insurance and registration…

How To Get to the Yucatan This Winter: 2023-24 Flight Season

    Here we share how you can get to the Emerald Coast of the Yucatan this winter. If you’ve been thinking of getting into the Mexican real estate market…

How To Get to the Oaxaca Coast

If you haven’t gotten your winter tickets, now is the time. To get to the Oaxaca Coast, take a flight to Huatulco or Puerto Escondido. All of the details are…

Great flight Deals from Canada!

Aeromexico is offering some great flight deals to Huatulco for the month of April. Check out how to find those deals below. Also, know that WestJet offers direct flights into…

Flights from Toronto to Huatulco and Merida On Sale Now

Aeromexico has dropped the price of their flights from Toronto to various places in Mexico down to between $279 and $383 CAD roundtrip including taxes. The flights have 1 stop…

How to Discover Puerto Escondido

You’ve heard about Puerto Escondido. You’ve looked into it. Sounds pretty much ideal? Yes, Puerto is getting a lot of coverage these days. From Time Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places for 2021 to…

Another Easy Way to Get to Huatulco!

There is another easy way to get to Huatulco! We are excited to announce the comeback of the direct flight from Chicago to Huatulco! Operated by Volaris, the plane is…

How To Get to the Oaxaca Coast – Winter 2022

As things have moved and shifted during the past 2 years, so have our Oaxaca coast flights. We are happy to say that flights have picked up and it’s again…

Relocating to Mexico

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance in Mexico: The Leon Family’s Story

Moving to Mexico is a decision many people contemplate for various reasons. Whether it’s seeking a change of pace, a warmer climate, experiencing a new culture and learning a new…

How To Know Which Mexican Visa is Right for You

Some of the most frequent questions we get are about which visa to get for living in Mexico part or full-time. This article will first clarify the difference between a…

A How To Guide for Online Shopping in Mexico: Furnishing Your Home and Simplifying Everyday Life

  When we first moved to the Oaxaca Coast 13 years ago,  online shopping was not an option. Home delivery did not exist. Living in Puerto Angel, everyone in our…

How To Transition from Temporary to Permanent Residency in Mexico

If you’re already living in Mexico with a temporary resident permit, congratulations. You’re on your way to becoming a permanent resident. After holding the temporary resident permit for 4 years,…

How To Get a Permanent Resident Permit in Mexico

If you want to move to Mexico because you love the active beach lifestyle, you’ve met a like-minded community, you have discovered the amazing food and want to travel more…

How to Get Your Visa for Working Remotely in Mexico

Whether you would like to get a visa to live for a while and work remotely in Mexico or you come to Mexico regularly but always leave before your 6-month…

How To Get Your Mexican Residency: Step 2

You have your visa and you’re coming to Mexico! Congratulations on your move and getting your first round of paperwork done. If you’re just tuning in and wondering how to…

Moving your kids to Mexico? These books will get them started

By Leigh Thelmadatter for Mexico News Daily Not too long ago, if you were thinking of moving to Mexico, you were at retirement age with kids long since grown. Today,…

How to Import a Car to Mexico

This article covers how to import a car to Mexico. There are two ways to import your foreign-plated vehicle into Mexico. For the sake of clarity, this article is referring to…

Why People are Moving to Huatulco

Social scientists are comparing the effects of the Covid pandemic to the aftermath of the Black Plague in Europe from 1347 to 1351. The Plague that swept across Europe and…

Lifestyle Adjustments in Mexico

Alternative Education Options for Your Children in Huatulco

  One amazing thing about moving to Mexico with your kids is that you are offering them another way to see the world. They will be exposed to a unique,…

How To Drive Safely in Mexico

  What you need to know to drive safely in Mexico You did the research either about bringing your car into Mexico from Canada or the States or buying a…

10 “How To” Secrets of Successful Expats in Mexico

  You’re now an expat living in Mexico? We are delighted to have you join our thriving “expats in Mexico” community. To help you make the most of this whirlwind…

How To Swim in the Ocean

We grew up as lake kids in Canada and have many wonderful experiences waterskiing, tubing spending all day in the water enjoying our beautiful Saskatchewan lakes. But when we began…

7 How to Tips to Barter like a Professional in Mexico

Mexico has all sorts of nooks and crannies that provide “shop till you drop” adventures. Neighborhood boutiques, open-air markets, art galleries, stall-filled plazas and high end malls—you’ll find one-of-a-kind items…

How To Find Romance in Mexico

If you’ve ever dreamt of meeting an attractive foreigner, kanoodling over exotic foods, walking hand in hand on the beach and dancing the night away to romantic ballads, then look…

How To Eat Like a Local in Huatulco Mexico

When you’re traveling to Mexico, you won’t want to miss out on the delicious fare that awaits! From taco stands to ma-and-pop restaurants, you’ll get a taste for authentic flavors…

How To Throw a Traditional Mexican Birthday Party

Mexico loves its holidays, festivals and fiestas. But nothing can compare to the celebration of one’s birthday. If you are invited to a traditional Mexican birthday party, consider it an…

7 Sizzlin’ “How To Learn Spanish” Tips

Do you dream of hanging out with the locals, letting one of the world’s most eloquent (and popular) romance languages roll off your tongue? If so, now’s the time to…

How To Live in Mexico – An Essential Guide

Home… the expression symbolizes comfort and security for man. When choosing how to live in Mexico, most cases involve an acquisition of land.  This can produce stress and concern for…