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5 Reasons to Invest in Real Estate Retirement/Tourism Sector in Mexico

Tourism and second/vacation homes is a sector that is in full growth, registering improvements of remarkable figures that bring confidence to investors. The 2018 World’s Best Awards In a recent market analyzes, some outstanding figures have been recorded in terms of the number of international tourists, which has led to an increase in revenues significantly. In the period…

Celestun: Mexico’s best bargain beaches and its best kept secret

If one is seeking an inexpensive beachfront home in Mexico that includes the keys to a historical and culturally rich community, consider owning a piece of paradise in the beautiful state of Yucatan! Yucatan is famous for its Spanish colonial architecture found in abundance in such cites as Izamal, Valladolid, and the state capital, Merida, also…

How moving to Merida, Mexico changed my life

When I decided to move to a foreign country, not knowing anyone and not speaking much of the language many told me I was crazy, but really, how did moving to one of the safest cities in Mexico turned out? Truth be told, for me, it’s paradise. Though not as active as other cities in the…

Rio Lagartos (River of Alligators) – Mexico

BY: International Living The Yucatan Peninsula, the figurative thumb of Mexico, is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the north and west, as well as the Caribbean Sea to the east. Steeped in rich colonial and Maya culture, with loads of archeological ruins, historical colonial cities like Merida and Valladolid, and thousands of underground…

Cost of Living in Merida

By Don Murray International Living Like all of Mexico, Merida offers a reduced cost of living when compared to most places, north of the border. This is explained by low labor costs as well as reduced cost for materials and essentials. Due to the low wages, the market will simply not bear the sort of…

Lifestyle in Merida

Those who live in Merida enjoy warm weather year around. In fact, the one complaint that could be made about the weather is that it can get hot…really hot. Some summer days can hover above 95 degrees Fahrenheit so air conditioning in homes and cars is common as are small plunge pools for your home….

Retire in Merida

While no city has it all, Merida comes pretty close. For expats leaving the first world comforts of the USA, Merida will provide an easy transition when compared to many other options. First, high speed internet is readily available throughout most of the city and offered by several providers. Coming and going from Merida is…

Where is Merida?

By Don Murray Near the northern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, about 22 miles south of the Gulf of Mexico, lies the regal colonial city of Merida. This beautiful, vibrant city of some one million people offers culture, sports, modern infrastructure, world-class affordable medical care, and handy access to the Gulf of Mexico. It’s easy…

Consider “one time only” costs of moving to Mexico

By Yucatan Times on January 4, 2016 When you purchase a property in Mexico, your closing costs can be between 6% and 10%. Immigration costs, depending on whether you will be a temporary or permanent resident, would be about USD$1,500 including attorney’s fees and other expenses that you will pay to move in to Mexico. Those are pretty much…

A Guide To Merida, Mexico: 10 Reasons To Visit Now

This year, the Mexican city of Merida was named the American Capital of Culture for a second time, highlighting the Yucatán capital’s abundant riches. For travelers looking to explore beyond Mexico’s world-class beaches this winter, here are 10 reasons to put the “White City” on your bucket list. Central Location With nonstop international flights from…