Living & Lifestyle

Mexico Newsletter —
July 2024

Summer season; Mexico's peso; Road trips; Mexican craft beers; Suitable accommodations; Copper Canyon; Power cuts; Living well in the rain season...

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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 July

Insights and tips for better living & lifestyle in Mexico.

Rains storms breaking the dry heat — As summer begins to unfold in earnest, the hot and brittle atmosphere of late spring is being rolled back as rain storms begin to sweep across Mexico’s mainland—bringing refreshment and transforming the color and scent of the landscape.  Our section about the rain season in Mexico offers local insights, including tips for living well through the rain season.

Summer road trips — As schools break for their summer recess and families venture out together, Mexico’s roads and interstate highways can become busy and congested in places.  Our articles and insights about driving in Mexico share key things you need to know before you take to the road, and our guide to auto insurance will help you to get the coverage you need for peace of mind when you’re driving.

Election weighs on Mexican peso — Mexico’s currency, that appreciated in value against the US dollar since the summer of 2023 —and held those gains— began to slip back after Mexico’s election in June. Our article about the history of Mexico’s currency shares some perspective on the changing fortunes of Mexico’s peso through the years.

Residency support — If you’re planning to apply for residency in Mexico 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.

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.

Learn more about how the service saves you time and helps avoid common mistakes made by applicants.

Going where the weather suits your clothes — The weather and local climate affect us in many ways, everyday. If you’re thinking about living in Mexico, it’s worth considering how the climate varies by region and by season, and choosing a location in Mexico where you’ll feel comfortable all year round —not just on a vacation or during a seasonal visit— is a key decision to make as part of your lifestyle planning.

Insurance coverages for your lifestyle in Mexico — Learn about insurance coverages to support your lifestyle in Mexico and get quotes online for insurance services that can mitigate the economic effects of unforeseen events and provide practical and legal support through what can often be difficult situations.

Document apostilles and translations — This is a reminder than any official foreign-issued documents you present to government offices in Mexico as part of an application for residency or other services must be apostilled and translated into Spanish by translator certified by the Mexican Judiciary. Our articles about getting documents apostilled and translating documents into Spanish for use in Mexico offer guidance and connections.

Brewing-up some summer refreshment — Independent regional Mexican brewers are making a noticeable comeback and some refreshing and tasty craft Mexican beers may be available at your local restaurant.

Wind storms and electricity — The peak period of the rainy season can bring sudden wind storms which can appear from nowhere and they, coupled with torrential rainstorms, can cause local power cuts.  Our article about dealing with electrical power cuts in Mexico shares insights and practical advice.

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. Get a quote and arrange coverage online.

Your own place to dwell in Mexico — When you’re planning to move to Mexico, or if you’re here and reconsidering your accommodation choices, you’ll need to find accommodations that align with your lifestyle needs and priorities. Our article about finding suitable accommodations explores the choices and practicalities involved in finding a home here.

Property and real estate in Mexico

Our guide to real estate in Mexico is thorough, extensive—and continually updated.

Learn about working with realty agents and find an agent to work with.

Consider having your property transaction independently examined.

Discover other professional service providers.

Summer Leisure Tours in Mexico

Vibrant colors in the Copper Canyon: Summer is peak season in the canyons, as the rains bring growth, color, fragrance, and vibrancy to this most remarkable natural landscape. Take an extraordinary train journey through Mexico’s Copper Canyon to experience dramatic landscapes and absorb breath-taking natural scenery.

Plan ahead for the autumn: For those planning ahead to the fall season, consider arranging your tour to see the Monarch butterflies, that will begin to arrive in Mexico during November.

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 & Lifestyle 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.

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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