Own Mexico http://www.ownmexico.org How to Buy, Move-To, Invest, Retire and Live in Mexico Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:46:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.4 Oaxaca is No. 5 of Places to Visit in 2018 http://www.ownmexico.org/oaxaca-visit-2018-national-geographic/ http://www.ownmexico.org/oaxaca-visit-2018-national-geographic/#respond Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:52:00 +0000 http://www.ownmexico.org/?p=22347 National Geographic puts state near the top of Best Trips 2018 In Mexico, the place to visit next year is Oaxaca, according to National Geographic. Ranked fifth in the publication’s Best Trips 2018 list, Oaxaca is the only Mexican state to be included. Readers are advised that “tourists are welcome more than ever in the color-rich […]

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National Geographic puts state near the top of Best Trips 2018

In Mexico, the place to visit next year is Oaxaca, according to National Geographic.

Ranked fifth in the publication’s Best Trips 2018 list, Oaxaca is the only Mexican state to be included. Readers are advised that “tourists are welcome more than ever in the color-rich Mexican state of Oaxaca, shaken by two powerful September earthquakes.”

The article then goes to describe the local markets found throughout the state, where tourists and shoppers alike can find “dazzlingly vibrant wool rugs and other handmade textiles dyed using fruits, insects and other natural colorants.”

The publication also remarks that “more than a dozen indigenous groups once inhabited the southern region of Mexico now known as Oaxaca,” making the state “one of the most ethnically diverse in the country.” In the capital city alone, visitors can “discover the confluence of 1,500 years of history and culture.”

Interviewed by the news website e-oaxaca, the mayor of Oaxaca city agreed that “Oaxaca’s got it all, whoever visits falls in love with it, gets hooked by its music, folklore, art, culture, gastronomy and identity . . . .” “Those who visit us are fascinated by the 17th-century architecture, the gardens and the shady zócalo,” added José Antonio Hernández Fraguas.

Despite the complications caused by the socio-political idiosyncrasies of the city and the state, National Geographic’s recommendation is the second to be published this year.

Over the summer, Travel and Leisure magazine named Oaxaca city the sixth best city in the world for its “thriving culinary scene and cultural depth.”

Source: Mexico New Daily 

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Volaris Opens New Routes From Huatulco to Monterrey and Chicago http://www.ownmexico.org/huatulco-monterrey-chicago/ http://www.ownmexico.org/huatulco-monterrey-chicago/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:54:25 +0000 http://www.ownmexico.org/?p=22328 The airline Volaris put its new route into operation from the Bahías de Huatulco International Airport, in Oaxaca, to Monterrey, Nuevo León. In addition to the opening of this new air route, the Chicago-Huatulco-Chicago flight, which will generate an average of 2,300 additional monthly seats in Oaxaca. The two new routes to Huatulco Bays were […]

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The airline Volaris put its new route into operation from the Bahías de Huatulco International Airport, in Oaxaca, to Monterrey, Nuevo León.

In addition to the opening of this new air route, the Chicago-Huatulco-Chicago flight, which will generate an average of 2,300 additional monthly seats in Oaxaca.

The two new routes to Huatulco Bays were made with an Airbus A320 equipment, with capacity for 179 passengers. The Monterrey – Huatulco – Monterrey route is offered on Mondays and Fridays at 10:46 AM from Monterrey-Huatulco and 13:29 Huatulco – Monterrey.

The Secretary of Tourism of Oaxaca, Juan Carlos Rivera Castellanos, thanked Volaris airline for his confidence in this destination, since at the end of 2017, the airline will be available for a total of 1,112 frequencies and more than 200 thousand available seats per year, placing itself as the low cost airline that provides the most routes to the connectivity of the State.

Source: Living & Travel 

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Two Airlines Offer New Mexico-Canada Flights http://www.ownmexico.org/two-airlines-offer-new-mexico-canada-flights/ http://www.ownmexico.org/two-airlines-offer-new-mexico-canada-flights/#respond Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:57:56 +0000 http://www.ownmexico.org/?p=22266   Interjet, WestJet open new routes linking western Canada to Mexico City, Cancún Mariachi music and piñatas helped celebrate new airline connections last week between Mexico and Canada, and more new flights are on the horizon. Interjet began offering year-round, non-stop flights between Vancouver and Mexico City and Cancún, operating four flights a week on both routes, […]

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Interjet, WestJet open new routes linking western Canada to Mexico City, Cancún

Mariachi music and piñatas helped celebrate new airline connections last week between Mexico and Canada, and more new flights are on the horizon.

Interjet began offering year-round, non-stop flights between Vancouver and Mexico City and Cancún, operating four flights a week on both routes, with return fares starting at CA $519.

Interjet’s chief commercial officer warned travelers at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Vancouver International Airport that the airline should not be confused with a low-cost carrier.“We are a value-carrier,” said Julio Gamero, who explained there is no charge for tequila, more legroom and a 50-kilogram limit on baggage.

Vancouver is the third Canadian destination for Interjet. It began flying out of Montreal and Toronto early in the summer to Mexico City and Cancún.

Gamero said the company intends to build traffic volumes on those routes and add more destinations as the numbers increase. Also planning non-stop, year-round Mexico-Canada flights is the Canadian airline WestJet, which announced earlier this month it will begin flying from Vancouver and Calgary into Mexico City starting in March.

It will offer four flights a week on the Calgary-Mexico City route starting March 14 and three flights a week between Vancouver and Mexico City starting the following day. On April 29, both routes will switch to daily service.

Source: Travel Week (en)

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Flights Schedule Winter Season 2017/2018 http://www.ownmexico.org/flights-schedule-winter-season-20172018/ http://www.ownmexico.org/flights-schedule-winter-season-20172018/#respond Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:06:59 +0000 http://www.ownmexico.org/?p=22193   The winter season is here and  flight schedule is out now and features new routes, more frequency on existing routes and the extension of some seasonal routes to year-round service to Huatulco . Here is a PDF version, as well as more extensive details below. Flights from US Apple Vacations  Chicago,  O’Hare International Airport (ORD) Minneapolis […]

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The winter season is here and  flight schedule is out now and features new routes, more frequency on existing routes and the extension of some seasonal routes to year-round service to Huatulco . Here is a PDF version, as well as more extensive details below.

Flights from US

Apple Vacations 

  • Chicago,  O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Minneapolis (MSP)
  • St. Louis, MO, United States (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.)
  • Houston (IAH)

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Flights from Canada

Sunwing Vacations 

  • Montreal, QC, Canada (YUL-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl.)
  • Calgary, AB, Canada (YYC-Calgary Intl.)
  • Edmonton, AB, Canada (YEG-Edmonton Intl.)
  • Toronto, ON, Canada (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City)
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada (YVR-Vancouver Intl.)
  • Winnipeg, MB, Canada (YWG-Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson Intl.)
  • Regina, SK, Canada (YQR-Regina Intl.)
  • Saskatoon, SK, Canada (YXE-John G. Diefenbaker Intl.)

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Transat Holidays 

  • Edmonton, AB, Canada (YEG-Edmonton Intl.)
  • Toronto, ON, Canada (YYZ-Pearson Intl.)
  • Calgary, AB, Canada (YYC-Calgary Intl.)
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada (YVR-Vancouver Intl.)
  • Regina, SK, Canada (YQR-Regina Intl.)
  • Saskatoon, SK, Canada (YXE-John G. Diefenbaker Intl.)

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Air Canada Vacations 

  • To, orontON, Canada (YYZ-Pearson Intl.)
  • Calgary, AB, Canada (YYC-Calgary Intl.)

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WestJet 

  • Vancouver, BC, Canada (YVR-Vancouver Intl.)
  • Calgary, AB, Canada (YYC-Calgary Intl.)
  • Edmonton, AB, Canada (YEG-Edmonton Intl.)
  • To, orontON, Canada (YYZ-Pearson Intl.)

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Source: Expert Travel DMCS

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Huatulco Real Estate Market Report – Oct 1, 2016 – Sept 30, 2017 http://www.ownmexico.org/huatulco-real-estate-market-report/ http://www.ownmexico.org/huatulco-real-estate-market-report/#comments Sun, 01 Oct 2017 20:20:51 +0000 http://www.ownmexico.org/?p=21865 The Huatulco Real Estate market continues to move forward with planned and strategic growth. Designed and maintained in pristine conditions by FONATUR (a branch of the federal government), many say that  Huatulco is assured for nothing less than SUCCESS. After years of slow and steady growth the Huatulco Real Estate market is best compared to “the […]

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The Huatulco Real Estate market continues to move forward with planned and strategic growth. Designed and maintained in pristine conditions by FONATUR (a branch of the federal government), many say that  Huatulco is assured for nothing less than SUCCESS. After years of slow and steady growth the Huatulco Real Estate market is best compared to “the little engine that could”.   

The winter season started slow and steady. Being Huatulco is dominated by Canadians and many properties are offered in American dollars it seemed Canadians were not buying as much as previous years possibly because of the exchange difference between the USD and CAD. Some also blame low oil prices and the uncertainty caused by the US elections and new U.S. president. As a result, many developers offered incentives and motivated SELLERS offered up reduced prices. BUYERS who were cash loaded capitalized and picked off one amazing deal after another. We saw the pre-sale success story BARLOVENTO release one 3 bedroom oceanfront condo back onto the market only to be sold again within a matter of hours.

The 2nd quarter of the winter season from January 1st to March 31st saw much of the same, savvy investor BUYERS, many of whom subscribe to the Own Mexico Investors Club, picking off great deals at mostly $300,000USD and under. Cosmo Residences saw 4 sales all over $300,000 as it remains a top resort destination and rental revenue generator. In addition, single family homes such as the Bocana House and the beautiful 3 bedroom ocean view home in Arrocito sold for under $500,000USD. By the later part of the 2nd quarter of the winter sales season it was noticeable that the market had picked up. Lot and land inquiries as well as sales increased to impressive levels, a great sign for future construction and development.  

By the time April to June hit the market became very active, more so than the winter months, and continued that way through the summer to the end of September. The success of AGAVES, a new pre-sale development in Chahue that is currently over 90% sold out, was prevalent. Only 1 of 12 units remain available just months after launching their pre-construction prices on the market. Marina Park Plaza saw a over 6 condos sell with only a few remaining in inventory. Oceanside Cruz Del Mar saw a private sale get swept up alongside all the remaining developer inventory in Building C. Over the summer a new pre-construction development ELEVEN by Cosmo was launched with prices ranging from $319,000USD to $529,000USD. Out of the first 6 residences being constructed 1 has already sold and another is under contract. Land inquiries continued to rise from lots to large development land

As we look toward the upcoming season it is expected that the momentum from spring and summer will continue into the winter season with the Canadian dollar improving drastically and an increased amount of Americanos discovering the hidden gem of Huatulco, Mexico. In addition, the consistent high quality and projected upcoming infrastructure, such as the new super highway, hotels and additional direct flights,  remain a big draw for investors interested in the area. At this point the Huatulco real estate market is still considered a BUYERS market, but the question is ‘for how long?’ With presale success stories such as BARLOVENTO and AGAVES as well as the past success stories of Oceanside Cruz Del Mar, Cosmo and Punta Arrocito, it is obvious more people are choosing Huatulco for a better quality of life. The ideal climate, commitment to the environment and general cleanliness, world class infrastructure, laid-back vibe and of course the low oceanfront real estate prices is unparalleled. 

This chart compares two developments in Playa Del Carmen both of which have only a street view in comparison to the ocean view of AGAVES. This is just one example of the investment reality in Huatulco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the 2017/2018 winter season starts keep your eyes on 9 BAHIAS as they are building a new beach club, have a new show suite opening in October 15th and are hosting a Huatulco Real Estate Stay & Play. The newly launched ELEVEN by Cosmo is expected to sell quickly and Viewpoint at Puerto Angel has the best dramatic oceanfront value in Oaxaca starting as low as $112USD/ft2.

Bayside Real Estate Huatulco continues to lead the market with sales, listings and overall collaboration with other real estate firms in Huatulco. We have many private listings, exclusive penthouses as well as rare lots, land and luxury villas for sale. If you are looking for an exclusive luxury property or piece of land and are not finding what you are looking for make sure register for our OFF MARKET LISTINGS. We have select properties that will not be seen advertised anywhere.

The Bayside Real Estate team looks forward to hosting you in Huatulco. As you prepare for the winter season we leave you our Insider Tips To Buying A New Home We are a one-stop shop offering vacation rentals, property management and listings from $49,000 to $4M USD.  

See you in Huatulco!

Brent May

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How to Do Your First 7 Days in Mexico – Part II http://www.ownmexico.org/how-to-do-your-first-7-days-in-mexico-part-ii/ http://www.ownmexico.org/how-to-do-your-first-7-days-in-mexico-part-ii/#respond Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:22:22 +0000 http://www.ownmexico.org/?p=21762 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 have pets, be sure to locate a trusty local veterinarian. If you need referrals, we can help you find quality medical care in Mexico. Dentist Doctor […]

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  1. 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 have pets, be sure to locate a trusty local veterinarian. If you need referrals, we can help you find quality medical care in Mexico.

  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Chiropractor
  • Accupuncturist
  • Osteopath
  • Massage Therapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Optometrist
  • Nurse
  • Midwife
  • Obstetrician/Gynecologist
  • Pharmacist
  1. Be Your Own Welcoming Committee

Be sure to connect and network with the people that live in your immediate area. You don’t need to be best friends, but a warm smile and kind spirit can open doors of support. We can’t tell you how many times a friendly relationship with our neighbours has help us out of some sticky situations. We have a Huatulco community Facebook page that is very useful,  a list of  restaurants that we can recommend you and our local and best mechanic in town. 

A good place to start is to get involved in charity work. Attend a fundraiser to meet some people, or invest some time and energy in a volunteer activity. Let us know if you’re interested in this option, as we can match you up with some legitimate options here in the Huatulco area.

  1. Explore Like a Tourist

Chances are you’ve already explored all that your area has to offer. Or have you?! New businesses, services and entertainment venues are always popping up in Mexico (which is one of the many things we love about this country). Check out what’s new in your immediate and surrounding areas. Experience your home as a tourist, which will help when you have out-of-town guests who want some touristy options.

 

  1. Take Care of You

The most important how to of your first 7 days in Mexico is to take care of yourself so that you’re refreshed enough to think straight, settle in, and help others. It’s kind of like the airplane emergency advice – to put your mask on first before assisting others. Taking care of yourself could mean heading to the beach to soak up some rays and play in the water. It could mean going for a massage, eating a good meal, or enjoying the night life. Taking care of yourself as a new expat in Mexico could also be as simple as getting in a long siesta (nap) or hanging out on the deck of a boat with your favourite people (and a drink in hand). Whatever helps you to relax should be a regular part of your schedule.

 If you have some tips as an expat in Mexico, we’d love to hear from you. Comments welcome below.

To learn more or ask questions, contact us today. We’re here to help you with recommendations – from real estate and restaurants to schools and hideaway beaches – for Huatulco and its surrounding areas.

 

Written by Erin Staley

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How To Do Your First 7 Days in Mexico-Part I http://www.ownmexico.org/first-7-days-mexico-part-i/ http://www.ownmexico.org/first-7-days-mexico-part-i/#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:16:28 +0000 http://www.ownmexico.org/?p=21697 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 of our 7 helpful ways to do your first 7 days in Mexico. Home Sweet Home Naturally, you’ll want to make sure that everything is […]

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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 of our 7 helpful ways to do your first 7 days in Mexico.

  1. Home Sweet Home

Naturally, you’ll want to make sure that everything is in its proper place in your new home. This means that your belongings have arrived safely, any pre-ordered services have been completed, and your deliverables are in tip-top shape. Next, go through the home and double-check those things that are a “must” for comfortable living. For example, check that the plumbing is functioning, that the lights turn on and off, and that the pool has been cleaned. Take photos and document the things that need to be addressed, and be sure that any guarantees are completed as quickly as possible.

  1. Back to Basics

The next step to your first 7 days in Mexico is to gather all of your basic necessities. If you don’t know the best places to go, let us know. We’ll be happy to point you in the direction of neighbourhood markets (where the locals or expats in Mexico tend to shop) or national/international box chains (where tourists feel most comfortable).

Shopping List

  • groceries
  • water/beverages
  • paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, etc.)
  • plastic goods (trash bags, Ziploc bags, plastic wrap, etc.)
  • pet supplies
  • soap (dish, dishwasher and laundry)
  • health/body items
  • electronics (chargers
  • bug spray
  • sunblock
  • light bulbs
  • chargers/extension cords
  • utility items (broom/mop, dust pan, tools, nails, chaulking, etc.)
  1. Skip the Lines by Making Appointments

Now that you’re a new expat in Mexico, you’re going to need to get your documentation and accounts in order. This includes drivers licenses, temporary/permanent visas, health/medical papers and banking accounts/cards. The lines at many of these departments (especially the department of motor vehicles and immigration offices) can move at a snails pace. However, if you schedule an appointment in advance, maybe even a week or so early, you’ll have a more laid back experience. If an appointment isn’t available, be sure to arrive to the appropriate office first thing in the morning. Bring some entertainment and a snack to keep yourself occupied and nourished.

Be sure to find out what you should bring in advance. For example, you’ll need these items for a drivers license in Mexico:

  • Original and copy of your passport photo page
  • Original and a copy of your immigration documents
  • A utility bill (i.e. electric bill) from your Mexico-based residence
  • Cash to pay the fees
  • Know your blood type

Once you have everything in order, make colour copies of important debit/credit cards, licenses and documents. (Don’t forget the backsides, too.) Store the copies in a safe space, and maybe even on the cloud. If you don’t have access to a printer, stop by one of the many local printer shops in your neighbourhood. Prices vary, but are generally very affordable.

To be continued…..

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I love to cook and these are my top 5 Oaxacan ingredients and my favorite ways to use them!

1.Masa:

More than just for tortillas! I love corn masa dumplings in mole de olla, the texture is similar to amatzoh ball dumpling. They are often called ‘chochoyotes’ and unlike matzoh contain a good amount of pork fat (asiento).

2. Huitlacoche:

While these corn smut mushrooms are often pureed to a paste and used in omelets and empanadas, my favorite way to eat them is sauteed whole and fresh, with guajillo chile and almonds. I like to serve them on toasted baguette and topped with queso fresco for a yummy appetizer. Don’t use canned huitlacoche- it will make you think you don’t like it.

3.Hoja Santa (Latin name Piper auritum):

This fragrant leaf is a key ingredient in mole Amarillo, lending an anise flavor to the silky sauce. However, the leaf is also a great addition to salads or on sandwiches instead of lettuce.

4. Chapulines:

Grasshoppers are a kitschy delicacy to try when you are in Oaxaca. They come roasted with salt and chile and are a common snack at sporting events. I like to use the chapulines in salad dressing. Blend a handful of chapulines with olive oil, honey, and salt until you get the desired consistency. Adds complex smoky and yeasty flavor to your favorite veggies.

5. Nopales:

This slimy cactus is incredibly versatile and healthy. For a quick immune-booster add raw nopal (spines removed) to your favorite smoothie. They are also great roasted or sauteed and added to scrambled eggs or used as a quiche or empanada filling.

Written by Jane Bauer | The Eye Magazine, August, 2017 

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WestJet New Routes to Huatulco http://www.ownmexico.org/westjet-new-routes-to-huatulco/ http://www.ownmexico.org/westjet-new-routes-to-huatulco/#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:32:31 +0000 http://www.ownmexico.org/?p=21588   Here comes the best winter ever. Bold claim, we know. But the new routes like Vancouver and Edmonton to Huatulco, plus enhanced connections across their network, things are definitely looking up. As part of its 2017-2018 winter itinerary WestJet today announced new flights of the season from Vancouver and Edmonton to Huatulco in Mexico as […]

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Here comes the best winter ever. Bold claim, we know. But the new routes like Vancouver and Edmonton to Huatulco, plus enhanced connections across their network, things are definitely looking up.

As part of its 2017-2018 winter itinerary WestJet today announced new flights of the season from Vancouver and Edmonton to Huatulco in Mexico as well as increased frequencies on flights to Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. The new service from Vancouver to Huatulco will begin on October 29 while the flight from Edmonton to Huatulco will take off for the first time on November 2. Both are covered on a weekly basis and end on April 28, 2018.

Take advantage of the introductory pricing while it lasts.

Book by: July 31, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT)^
Travel from: October 29, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Blackout dates: December 20, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Lowest fares for non-stop flights from Calgary to Belize can be found for travel on Fridays.
Lowest fares for non-stop flights from Edmonton to Huatulco can be found for travel on Thursdays. 
Lowest fares for non-stop flights from Vancouver to Huatulco can be found for travel on Sundays.  

Source: WestJet, July, 24th,2017 

 

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How to Move Your Children to Mexico-Part II http://www.ownmexico.org/move-children-mexico-part-ii/ http://www.ownmexico.org/move-children-mexico-part-ii/#respond Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:19:11 +0000 http://www.ownmexico.org/?p=21318 Be Picky about School School is the next step. Take your time with this, as there are all sorts of school options in Mexico from which to choose. Public, private, international – your location and budget may determine which is the best fit for your children. International Schools International schools cater to families who have […]

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Be Picky about School

School is the next step. Take your time with this, as there are all sorts of school options in Mexico from which to choose. Public, private, international – your location and budget may determine which is the best fit for your children.

International Schools

International schools cater to families who have traveled in from another country, and who want to give their children an advantage when it comes to a post secondary education abroad. It’s not uncommon to hear multiple languages spoken in the halls. However, the language of instruction is preset. If you’d like your children to have a post secondary option in an English-speaking country, you may want to consider the many American schools located across Mexico. The coursework may be more aligned to what your children is used to in their home country. International school administration eases the transition for you and your children by creating opportunities to get involved socially as well as academically.

Private and Public Schools

Private and public schools are great for immersing your children in the Mexican language and customs. They will experience fresh perspectives that could open doors academically and later in life, professionally. The downside may be that your children might feel isolated at first. But not to worry. The school, and expat community, can offer help and resources to help during the transition.

The key is to do your due diligence when looking for a school, and to do it early. Research as much as possible. Ask questions until you and your children are satisfied. This will be particular helpful if you can do it as early in the moving transition as possible. Below is a checklist of items to consider when speaking with a contact at a potential school:

  • The school’s approach to education
  • School culture
  • Student/teacher ratio
  • Student population
  • Documentation needed to enroll (birth certificates, school records, letters of recommendation, etc.)
  • Curriculum
  • Tuition, if applicable
  • Referrals from other parents

Act Like a Tourist, Live Like a Local

There will be a lot to do when you first move to Mexico as we mention in How to move your children to Mexico part I , but be sure to take the time to enjoy your new area. Do all the things a tourist would do. Eat in specialty restaurants. Go zip lining. Ride horses. Rent four wheelers and head up the trail to a hidden beach. Treat it like a “stay-cation,” especially since you’ve worked very hard to move to Mexico. Eventually, you’ll start to live like a local, connecting with nationals and local expats to share tidbits of successful living in Mexico.

Relax and Enjoy

It will take about one year to truly settle in, so enjoy every day, birthday, holiday and season as it comes. You’re in this together, and the memories made during this time will last a lifetime. Enjoy all of the wonders and sensations of your new country, and watch how fast you and your children will reap the benefits of this family-bonding adventure!

 

 

 

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