How To Live in Mexico (Guide)

by Brent May

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  We created a simple road map to show you how easy the process is.  Follow the mapped out steps 0.0 to…

Buying Property in Mexico

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…

Property in Huatulco: The 5 Steps to Buying Success

  Owning 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. By accumulating some…

How to Finance Your New Home 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. Maybe it was a…

How To: Our Top 4 Tips on Hiring a Real Estate Agency on the Oaxaca Coast

  You’ve narrowed down your Mexico property hunt to the stunning Oaxaca Coast region in Oaxaca State, Mexico. You are attracted by the region’s beautiful coastline, backdrop of mountains, coastal…

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…

How to Find a Oaxaca Coast Real Estate Agent for Your Mexico Property Hunt

  You’ve narrowed down your Mexico property hunt to the stunning Oaxaca Coast region in Oaxaca State, Mexico. You are attracted by the region’s beautiful coastline, backdrop of mountains, coastal…

What Bayside’s Real Estate Agents Wish Buyers Knew – Part 2

What Bayside’s Real Estate Agents Wish Buyers Knew About the Buying Process in Mexico – Part 2 Considering a real estate development purchase? Congrats! It’s an opportune time and an…

What Bayside’s Real Estate Agents Wish Buyers Knew About the Buying Process in Mexico – Part 1

  We are often asked what the top pieces of advice are for those looking to buy property in Mexico. We cover lots of topics in our “How To” Guide…

Property Taxes: Huatulco vs. California

  Property taxes are one of the biggest concerns Californian expats have when considering buying or selling property in Mexico. That’s because Mexico’s tax system is very different than what…

Hot, Hot, Hot Real Estate in Mexico — Don’t Miss Out!

  If the thought of owning real estate in Mexico has EVER crossed your mind, contact us right away! The market here in Oaxaca is hot, hot, hot — and…

Travelling to Mexico

How to Get to the Yucatan This Season

Here we share how you can get to the Emerald Coast of the Yucatan this season. If you are ready to explore the Mexican real estate market in the Yucatan,…

How To Take Your Pet to Mexico

  Many travelers and owners think of their pet as part of the family.  They wish to have their dog or cat with them at all times. If you want to…

How To Get to the Oaxaca Coast this Season!

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

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…

Announcing the Return of Direct Flights from Toronto to Merida

  There is another easy way to get to Yucatan State! WestJet has started up direct flights from Toronto to Merida again. After being suspended due to the pandemic, the…

Everything You Need to Know to Travel to Mexico this Winter

Is Mexico Open for Tourism? You’ve heard people have been traveling to Mexico and you’re ready to head south or at least get your tickets for some winter sun. We…

How To Get to the Yucatan This Winter

    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 This Summer

    This year has certainly thrown us all for a loop. Plans have changed and changed some more. We’ve adapted. And we hope the dust is settling for you,…

Relocating to Mexico

How to Import Your 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 the procedures required for all of the areas south…

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…

How to Navigate 2022’s Mexico Immigration Changes

The INM, Instituto Nacional de Migración instituted some changes to immigration procedures at the beginning of 2022. Here, we outline the latest changes. Keep in mind that as a tourist,…

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 Escape to Mexico… And Why You Would Want To

  Mexico is again rated 3rd on International Living’s Best Places to Live You may be stuck at home now and dreaming of swaying palms and sunny, blue skies. There…

The One Question to Ask Yourself Before Moving to the Oaxaca Coast

As we open up a new year and think about where we’ve been and where we’re going, it’s always a good time to look at the meaning of what we’re…

How to Get Your Mexican Visa

If one topic preoccupies all foreigners looking to relocate to Mexico temporarily or permanently, it is how to get a visa. We’ve been there. This article will help you navigate…

Moving to Mexico: Three-Month Relocation Plan

By Pamela Taylor for The Eye Magazine Mexico is a fantastic country to visit: the beaches, the wildlife and of course, the country’s unique culture and people. It’s not surprising…

How-to Advice if You’re Thinking About Making the Move to Mexico

You’re thinking about moving to Mexico. I’m often asked what advice I would give to those thinking of making the move to Mexico. I have lots of practical advice of…

Lifestyle Adjustments in Mexico

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…

Insurance in Mexico – How To Insure Yourself to Rest Easy

If you are planning on driving your vehicle to Mexico purchasing vehicle insurance should be a top priority. As comprehensive as your home country vehicle insurance is, it won’t cover you…

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