Living & Lifestyle

Mexico Newsletter —
April 2024

Easter in Mexico; Solar eclipse; Dry season; Document apostilles & translations; Mosquitoes; Home insurance; Selling your Mexican home; tipping culture...

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Your monthly Mexico newsletter is filled with inspiration, meaningful knowledge, helpful connections, and tips for better living, lifestyle, and leisure in Mexico.

Lifestyle & Living insights for April

Insights and tips for better living & lifestyle in Mexico.

Solar eclipse in Mexico — Some places in Mexico will experience total darkness during this year’s solar eclipse —on April 8th— and almost all of Mexico will experience the eclipse to some degree.

Easter Holidays — Easter, in Mexico termed as Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is one of Mexico’s ‘big three’ holidays, alongside Christmas and Día de los Muertos. We have tips for traveling during this busy holiday period, and learn why it’s a good time to visit the capital.  Read our articles and guides about Easter in Mexico.

Easter Holy Week Dates in Mexico for 2024

Easter Sunday is observed on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon—that is the first Sunday following the Full Moon that occurs on or after the spring equinox in March.

Maundy (Holy) Thursday and Easter Friday fall on March 28th & 29th this year.

Easter Sunday is observed on March 31st this year.

Easter Week holidays in Mexico traditionally begin the week before Good Friday and extend to the end of the weekend after Easter Sunday.

Hot & dry days of spring — The ‘long dry’ spell has taken hold across Mexico’s mainland—April and May tend to become hot, dusty and brittle before the rains return to refresh and replenish the landscape and all who dwell upon it.  Water use at home ought to be conserved. We have tips for living well through the dry season in Mexico.

Home insurance — In hotter years, the rains have a tendency to return with vigor—and fierce thunderstorms that dump colossal amounts of rain in a short span can cause localized flash-flooding.  Whether you own your house in Mexico, or rent a home here, a home insurance policy can mitigate the costs of dealing with flood damage, earthquakes, hurricanes, as well as burglary, vandalism, and third party liabilities.

Residency matters — If you’re planning to apply for residency in Mexico this spring, this detailed outline of the process helps you to map out the journey. Check your existing residency cards for their renewal date to avoid having to deal with expired cards. Our article about managing your residency in Mexico is filled with helpful advice for existing residents.

Easter Closing: Immigration Offices in Mexico will be closed on Good Friday (March 29), and might also be closed on Maundy (Holy) Thursday (March 28).

Immigration Assistance

When you need assistance and practical support with a Mexico residency permit application, renewal, exchange, or troubleshooting—our associates can help.  The service saves you time and helps avoid common mistakes made by applicants.

Our associates offer tele-assistance nationwide and accompanied assistance at selected locations—that now also includes key cities in Baja California.  Learn more about the services and make a request.

Mexico’s tipping culture — Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexican trading culture and appropriate in many everyday situations—even some you might not be accustomed to.  Learn about how tip appropriately in Mexico.

Apostille & Translation — When you’re filing official documents in Mexico that were originally issued outside of Mexico —for example, Birth and Marriage Certificates you will need to get these Apostilled and Translated into Spanish by an authorized translator.

Mosquito defense — Mosquitoes are most prevalent in Mexico between April and November, and their numbers swell during the rainy season (June to October). We share practical advice and tips for dealing effectively with mosquitoes when you’re visiting or living in Mexico.

Selling your Mexican house — If you’re a home owner in Mexico, one day you might decide to sell the property and move on.  We have extensive guides about selling your home, including valuations, marketing, working with agents, and costs and taxes.

Financial planning — There are two calculations you will need to make to determine the financial means you will need to have at your disposal to live in Mexico.  The first calculation is related to the financial requirements to qualify for a residency permit in Mexico, and the second calculation is related to your real living costs in Mexico.  This article describes how the numbers stack up.

Driving places this spring — Whether you bring your foreign-plated car to Mexico, or drive a Mexican-plated car, the extensive guides and articles we publish about driving and road trips in Mexico can help you to plan your journey and prepare for the road ahead.

Get an online quote for Mexico Auto Insurance

Insurance provided by our partners MexPro Insurance offer coverages using only A-rated insurers for vehicles, motorcycles, RVs, ATV/UTV, and towed units.

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Springtime Leisure Tours in Mexico

Walking Tours: It’s the perfect time of year to take a walking tour. Our associates in Mexico City and Ajijic/Chapala offer tours to help you discover these places on foot.

Other tours: Our associates can also help with custom tours to experience Mexico’s Copper Canyon on what is one of the world’s most extraordinary train journeys.

Benefits of a custom made leisure tour

Whether you’re visiting Mexico for a short vacation or living here and seeking to discover more of the the country you’ve adopted as your home, a custom tour enables you to make the most of your leisure time and absorb the experience of the activity instead of grappling with the details and logistics.

We work with travel partners who know Mexico intimately and craft custom tours that offer a distinctive alternative to the banalities of mass tourism. Our section about Custom Tours of Mexico helps you to discover choices and connect with travel specialists who can help you to craft your customized trip.

Mexico Living Essentials

Guides and updates for everyday living & lifestyle in Mexico.

Roadcraft — Browse our extensive insights about driving & road trips in Mexico. Learn about being properly insured for the journey.

Insights and advice for safe and enjoyable road trips across Mexico

Learn about being properly insured when you drive in Mexico to cover liabilities, breakdowns, and medical incidents while you’re on the road.  Get a quote now and arrange coverage online.

Immigration & Residency — Mexperience publishes detailed and regularly updated information about residency in Mexico.  Learn about how to apply, and how to manage your residency card and status. Obtain tele-assistance or accompanied assistance to help with the procedures and filing.

House & Home — Our guide to Mexico real estate is the most comprehensive you’ll find. When you buy or rent a home here, learn about how to keep it well cared for with our articles about Home Stewardship.  Also learn how to keep your dwelling spaces adequately secured and properly insured.

Home insurance can mitigate the costs of loss and damage

A good home insurance policy can mitigate the costs of storm damage to your own property in Mexico, and also cover you for third party damages—if a tree or wall falls into your neighbor’s house or onto the street, for example.

Learn more about choosing a policy for your needs, and get an instant quote online.

Health & Wellbeing — Read tips & insights for health and wellness in Mexico.  Learn about health insurance options.  Get a quote for private health insurance.

Money & Banking — Our complete and regularly updated guide to money and banking in Mexico helps you to learn about Mexico’s peso, open and manage a local bank account, make money transfers, use bank cards, and deal with everyday financial matters in Mexico.

Insurance coverages for your lifestyle in Mexico

Connect to our insurance associates and get quotes online for essential insurance services that can mitigate the economic effects of unforeseen events and provide practical support through what are often difficult situations.

What to look for in an auto insurance policy for Mexico

Tips for arranging home insurance coverage in Mexico

Health cover: review your options for healthcare in Mexico

Visiting or living here part-time? Medical evacuation may help

Discover More of Mexico

Mexperience accompanies you throughout your journey.

When you’re looking for a new lifestyle in Mexico, Mexperience is with you at every step—from those first key decisions about moving, to settling-in and cultivating a fruitful lifestyle everyday.  And when you need time away for leisure and recreation, we help you to discover & arrange meaningful leisure experiences.

Topic Mexperience Sections
Mexico Lifestyles Living & Lifestyles Guide | Lifestyle Planning

Living in Mexico | Retirement in Mexico

Cost of Living | Money & Finances

Health & Wellbeing

Residency Routes to Residency | How to Apply

Managing Your Card & Status

Get Assistance

House & Home Mexico Real Estate Guide—Buying, Renting, Owning, Selling

Home Stewardship | Home Life

Home Maintenance & Security | Home Insurance

Transport & Communications Driving | Auto Insurance

Flying | Buses | Taxis | Getting Around

Wifi & Internet | Telephones

Leisure & Recreation Travel Inspiration | Travel Destinations

Custom Tours

Driving & Road Trips | Car Rental

Learning Spanish Why Spanish? | Spanish in Mexico

PinPoint Spanish Series

Language Courses

Assistance Connect to Helpful Assistance Services
Lexica Explore Mexico A-to-Z

Drive properly insured in Mexico

Learn about being properly insured when you drive in Mexico to cover liabilities, breakdowns, and medical incidents while you’re on the road.

Get a quote now and arrange coverage online

Home and property insurance

Whether you own or rent a house in Mexico, a home insurance policy can provide essential support in the event of troublesome circumstances including structural damage, floods, burglary, and events that affect third parties.  Learn about insurance policies to protect your home in Mexico.

Home insurance: Get an online quote and arrange instant coverage.

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