Living & Lifestyle

Mexico Newsletter —
June 2021

This month: Land border update; Summertime in Mexico; more free eBooks available; Buying fresh produce; Mountain living; Mexperience enters its 20th year

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Mexperience Mexico Newsletter — June 2021

Land border restrictions have been extended to June 21st, 2021

Mexico’s land border restrictions have been extended again; however, we are hearing that American citizens are driving and walking into Mexico without hindrance.  Tourist permits (FMMs) and temporary vehicle import permits (TIPs) are being issued as normal.  This article summarizes the restrictions and the comments section contains anecdotal notes left by local travelers. Note that Flights between the US and Mexico are not affected by this restriction, although international passengers flying to the US need to get tested and Canada has introduced testing requirements for people entering the country via its land border.

June highlights in Mexico

As spring passes into summer, the dry spells are beginning to break across various regions in Mexico as the first of the seasonal rains begin to fall.  This month’s newsletter shares some insights and practical tips for enjoying the summer rain season.

We’ve published two new eBooks this month: a comprehensive guide to real estate and another about working with realty agents in Mexico.  They’re available free from our Mexico eBooks Library.

On June 10, Mexperience will be 19 years old.  We’d like to thank those who have been with us through the years for their support and patronage, as well as welcome new readers as we enter our 20th year of publishing local knowledge and opportunities that help you experience more of Mexico.

We will publish more eBooks throughout the summer, all of them offered as free PDF downloads, which we can do through sponsorship.  If you’re interested in sponsoring current or future eBook titles, please contact us.

Mexico lifestyle & leisure

Our guides and articles to living and lifestyle help you to explore and realize your  lifestyle plans and we also help you to discover leisure opportunities in Mexico.


  • Mexican summers bring high temperatures, refreshing —sometimes dramatic— rain storms, as well as vibrant color to the landscape and remarkable floral fragrances to the air. Discover summer climates in Mexico.
  • With the rain season comes the proliferation of mosquitoes; but as we explain, you can take steps to mitigate the nuisance and risks they can cause.
  • Summer is the ideal season to visit the Copper Canyon, as the rivers swell, the valleys turn emerald green and the flora burst into life.



  • Delicious fresh produce is available year-round in Mexico, and its affordable, whether you buy food from local traders or big-brand supermarkets.
  • The sweeping landscape of Mexico’s central highlands is home to some of the country’s most picturesque and agreeable colonial towns and cities which offer an abundance of character and culture—and the benefits of mountain living.
  • What’s summer without ice-cream?  Foreign Native explores some of the quirks and nuances of the Mexican ice-cream scene.


  • Our real estate guide has been comprehensively updated and republished as a free eBook, along with a new guide to working with realty agents.  Download these, and other free eBooks about real estate and property in Mexico from our eBooks library.
  • Protecting your most valuable physical asset against unforeseen events is an essential consideration as you formulate your lifestyle budget; this article about property insurance shares details about coverages available in Mexico.
  • Discover remarkable residential properties on the market for sale in Mexico by browsing our Mexico Home Life section. If you’d like to sponsor your home for sale, contact us.


Immigration Assistance

If you need assistance with your residency permit application or renewals, regularization procedures, expired permits, or troubleshooting, consider using our Mexico Immigration Assistance Service.


  • Spanish offers a potpourri of different terms to describe paths, streets, roads, and highways. This article provides a practical primer to help you get around.
  • Our insightful PinPoint Spanish series helps you to get acquainted with the nuances of Mexican Spanish in everyday situations.


Mexico’s gradual and phased reopening

Mexico continues to undergo a phased reopening of its economic, cultural, educational, and social activities.  Each region and municipality is implementing a custom reopening plan based on a color-coded ‘traffic light’ system so the restrictions vary depending on each region and/or locality.

Helpful Services

Connect to helpful services that enable you to realize your Mexico plans.


  • Our redesigned eBooks Library offers you a collection of carefully composed eBooks with helpful insights and local knowledge about Mexico—download free eBooks today!


  • When you need help applying for residency, or help renewing your existing residency permit (or working through a ‘regularization’ procedure after a mishap), consider using our Mexico Immigration Assistance Service, that offers detailed consultancy, personalized advice, and practical help through the process.




  • Discover this unique online course that will help you to improve your Spanish language skills in everyday lifestyle situations
  • For an immersive experience, attend a Spanish school in Mexico, where small classes and personalized attention will boost your learning.


More Mexperience

Explore Mexico beyond the cookie-cutter and find experiences to enjoy that reflect the true spirit of Mexico.

Discover Mexico through articles and features written by people who know Mexico intimately.

When you’re considering Mexico as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share helps you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with helpful lifestyle services and property choices.

When you want to discover Mexico on leisure a trip that’s defined by authenticity, we highlight choices to explore and we can help you to plan your trip.

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Driving to Mexico?

Mexperience offers a wide range of articles that will help you to plan your road trip in Mexico.  Our article about bringing your foreign-plated car to Mexico covers key points you need to know, and our (updated) article on Temporary Import Permits (TIPs) shares valuable information about ensuring your vehicle remains legal here. Don’t forget to insure your vehicle before you cross the border as your US or Canadian policy won’t cover you for third party liabilities.  Our guides and articles about Driving in Mexico are filled with practical advice for drivers.

Matthew Harrup is founder and editor of Mexperience

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