Our ‘How To’ Guide for Owning Mexico (LP)

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

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…

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…

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 You Can Start

Click Here for our ‘How You Can Start – 0.0 to Success' Road Map The first step to Owning Mexico is to know you want it. I assume you're here because…

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 Protect Your Investment – Property Management

Congratulations on purchasing your vacation home in paradise!  Now that you are a vacation home owner you may be interested in earning some rental revenue for your property. If you…

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

Considering a real estate development purchase? Congrats! It's an exciting ride filled with new options to discover and challenging variables through which to sift. As owners ourselves, we cheer you…

How to Get More Bang for Your Buck with Huatulco Real Estate

You work hard for your money, and we want you to keep as much of it as possible. That’s why we’re gathering 6 how-to tips to help you get more…

How To Buy Property in Mexico – A Complete Guide

Owning property in Mexico has become easier and safer than ever, because of the set of well defined rules regarding non-Mexicans owning land in Mexico. These rules have been established to protect…

Travelling to Mexico

How To Fly To Huatulco – Part II

FLYING TO HUATULCO – PART I discussed 5 tips that will help you get the best price and times for your flights to Huatulco to enjoy your upcoming Mexico Vacation…

Flying To Huatulco – How To Get Here

With increased demand to this Southern Mexican paradise, flying to Huatulco is getting easier. There are generally two main gateways to the Huatulco international airport (HUX); through Houston from the…

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 take…

How To Drive to Mexico – Departure Checklist

Before you embark on your drive to Mexico, take a look at our checklist and tips for a worry free road trip. Mexican Vehicle Insurance – it is highly recommended…

Relocating to Mexico

How To Get Your Permanent Resident Visa

Recently, Erin and I applied for our Permanent Resident Visas here in Mexico. This process has 2 stages and can take a bit of time. So, I thought I would…

How to Move Your Children to Mexico-Part II

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,…

How to Move Your Children to Mexico-Part I

You've decided to move to Mexico – congratulations! We can't wait to welcome you here. This is a big decision, and if you’re bringing your child, it’s monumental. Like you,…

Moving to Mexico: Three month relocation plan

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 that so many Canadians and Americans are…

How To Furnish Your Mexico Dream Property

You did it – you purchased your Mexico dream property. Congratulations! We know that you'll have a lot of fun discovering the nuances of your new casa (house). While you're…

6 How-To Tips For Your Big Move To Mexico

We congratulate you on your decision to move to the land of mariachis and tequila, chips and salsa, sunsets and sandy beaches, rich culture and warm hospitality. You’re in for…

How To Move to Mexico – The Relocation Process

Once you have made your decision to move to Mexico, there will be a lot of planning and organizing to do before you leave your home country. This ‘ How…

How To Get a Visa

If you have fallen in love with Mexico's beaches, culture and lifestyle and have decided you want to stay longer than a typical vacation it is important you understand the…

How To Obtain Your FM3 Visa

Canadians wishing to live in Mexico longer than 180 days must apply for a “Visitante-Rentista” or Temporary Resident Visa, under current Mexican Immigration Law. This applies to foreigners who wish…

Lifestyle Adjustments in Mexico

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 High Quality Medical Care in Mexico

It’s easy to think of all the wonderful times you’ll experience as an expat in Mexico. But what would you do if “wonderful” turned into a “get medical care in…

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…

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 adventure,…

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…