Top Menu

Why Oaxaca (Wa-Ha-Ka)

0 Flares 0 Flares ×

 Why Choose Owning in Oaxaca, Mexico

From it’s untouched beaches to it’s rugged coastline and mountainous landscape, Oaxaca is truly Mexico’s hidden gem.  Boasting 370 miles of Pacific coastline, this amazing State offers something for everyone of all ages.  Living in Mexico allows  you to truly enjoy the good life, which is why more people choose to vacation, retire, invest and live in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Below are the reasons we chose to live in Oaxaca and why you should consider OWNING Mexico… 

Safety in MexicoSafety in Mexico

  • The New York Times dubbed the Oaxaca coast as “Mexico without the crowds or attitude” and claimed “The Costa Chica is a mix of risk and reward well worth making”.
  • The State of Oaxaca and the Oaxaca coast has been named as one of the safest in all of the country of Mexico. 
  • Oaxaca was given a green light by the U.S. State Department as a safe place for travelers.
  • The Vancouver Sun wrote about Zipolite, Oaxaca stating “Not only has the U.S. State Department spared Oaxaca from its travel warnings about Mexico, but Zipolite in particular seems lost in time, a place where visitors think nothing of leaving their belongings unattended on the beach and backpackers sleep in hammocks strung along the coast”.
  • GMA News named Oaxaca as one of the ‘Top Women-Friendly destinations around the world”.

Temperature & Weather

  • The area is a low hurricane risk zone.
  • The weather is consistently perfect, more in Oaxaca than any other state in Mexico. Guaranteed hot, sunny and clear skies through the winter months.
  • The area boasts 340 days of sun with an average yearly temperature of 28 Degrees Celsius (82.4 Degrees Fahrenheit).  
  • While September is the wettest month, the Oaxaca coast only averages around 40 rain days a year, and all of them through the summer months.
  • The ocean temperature is stated to be 7 to 8 Degrees Celsius warmer than Hawaii.

The Owning Mexico Lifestyleflight to mexico

  • Peaceful, relaxing and safe are the 3 best words to describe the Oaxaca coast. This small town feeling is especially evident along the “costa chica” the little coast in between Huatulco and Puerto Escondido.
  • The Food! Fresh Seafood, authentic Mexican and Authentic Italian are the 3 most common cuisines found along the Oaxaca Coast. Yes, that right, I said authentic Italian! Fresh pasta and pizza made by some of the Italians who have settled in the area.
  • Enjoy living only 10 minutes from the Huatulco International Airport. This is ultimate convenience.

oaxacaEndless Activities

Year-round beautiful weather, 36 pristine beaches, 9 gorgeous bays, crystal-clear waters, jungles, and river rapids provide a natural playground like no other.  There are literally limitless outdoor activities, including golf at the gorgeous and challenging course in Tangolunda, tackling the 4-class rapids at Rio Copalita, exploring the diversity of sea life while scuba diving or snorkeling, riding a horse through deserted beaches and jungle, deep sea fishing or watching crocodiles and birds in the mangroves. The area is rated in the top 10 surfing destinations in the world. All this adventure is minutes away from your new oceanfront home.

Amazing Investment Opportunity

  • The Huatulco area is the last Fonatur area in Mexico. Fonatur is a government agency who has also developed Cancun, Las Cabos, Ixtapa, Loreto and now Huatulco.Fonatur is spending more money helping this area develop than any other area in Mexico.  Huatulco has now received the 2nd largest amount of development money from Fonatur, only after Cancun.
  • There is huge investment potential in Oaxaca state. Housing prices are low, while infrastructure, including the 420 Million USD highway and 26 Million USD airport expansion are well underway. This will help result in an appreciation in ocean front property in the area.

Green Globe Awardoceanfront condos huatulco green globa

  • Huatulco was awarded Green Globe Certification in 2005 as a sustainable tourist area, a first for the Americas and only the 3rd in the entire world to receive the prestigious award.
  • The state of Oaxaca supports us in our ventures to create development while considering the environment for the future.

Cost of Living & HealthCare

  • The cost of living is up to 50% less in Oaxaca state, saving you vacation and/or retirement dollars. This is even more evident along the Oaxaca Coast outside of Huatulco and Puerto Escondido.
  • Medical coverage in Mexico is a bargain, both through the use of private doctors, dentists and hospitals.

oaxacaBaby Boomers & The Mexican Economy

  • There are more than 300,000 retired and semi retired Canadians living in Mexico every year. Trends indicate that within the next 15 years there will be at least three times more people retired. Therefore, a much greater demand for tropical destinations can be expected. The time to buy is now!
  • Canadians and Americans retiring in Mexico tend to congregate in 5 areas: Mazatlan, Guadalajara, San Miguel de Allende, Lake Chapala and Oaxaca.
  • Oaxaca is the only  popular tourist destinations that has not yet been seriously affected by globalization, therefore is less expensive than the other 4 retirement areas in Mexico.  It is also one of the least expensive places to live in all of Mexico.
  • CNN Money named Oaxaca and the South of Mexico in their Top 7 ‘Up & Coming Destinations’.
  • May 21, 2012, Wall Street Journal wrote that Mexico’s economy grew at the fastest rate in more than a year in quarter one of 2011 as U.S. demand picked up. This is the latest sign that the nation is surpassing Brazil, Latin America’s biggest economy.
  • Mexico’s GDP grew 4.6% from the first quarter of 2011 and boasts the lowest inflation rate in Latin America.
  • In May 2012, Mexico’s central bank also increased it’s economic growth forecast for 2012 from 3-4% to 3.25-4.25% due to the better-than-expected GDP numbers and improved prospects for U.S. economic growth.
  • Interest rates have also remained at record lows for the past 34 months.
  • In May 2012, the Globe and Mail reported that “More and more Canadians are jumping into the game (investing in Mexico through investment/vacation properties), hoping to benefit from rental income, while watching their investment grow”.


0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 0 Flares ×


  1. Top Mexico Destinations | Own MexicoOwn Mexico - July 25, 2013

    […] Oaxaca must not be missed by tourists. The lucky visitors can portray Mexico’s Latin American holiday. The Dia de Los Muertos is named as the festival of lights. The list of Mexico destinations would remain incomplete without the festive regions of Oaxaca. With a mishmash of indigenous cultures and celebration, the city is filled with splendor.  Along the Oaxaca coast, tourists will find an abundance of eco-tourism and beautiful white sand beaches.  All along the coast from Huatulco to Puerto Escondido there are so many great spots to explore.  It is also great for snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing. […]

  2. Where to Retire in Mexico? | Own MexicoOwn Mexico - August 26, 2013

    […] State of Oaxaca and it’s breathtaking coastline continues to be a favorite when considering where to retire […]

  3. How to live in Mexico - An Essential Guide | Own MexicoOwn Mexico - November 14, 2013

    […] through first picking the general region where you believe you would like to reside like the Oaxaca coast in Mexico, an amazing location for expats and retirees. An evaluation of the local paper or phone […]

  4. Top Reasons for a Mexico Property Investment | Own MexicoOwn Mexico - November 14, 2013

    […] May it be winter or summer, Mexico provides tropical breezes and warm to hot sunny weather.  The Oaxacan coastline of Mexico boasts 340 days of sun – you just can’t beat […]

  5. Lifestyle Video | Own Mexico - December 28, 2013

    […] more about this top emerging market of Oaxaca.  Oaxaca state is receiving hundreds of millions of infrastructure dollars, has a very consistent […]

  6. Flying to Huatulco - Top Tips - Mexico Vacation Rental - November 20, 2014

    […] that other sun destinations, but it is well worth it because of the consistently hot sunny climate, safety and cleanliness, beauty and laid-back authentic charm of the people in the area Huatulco […]

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress. Theme Framework by WooThemes