Living & Lifestyle

Mexico Newsletter —
June 2024

Summer light & rains; Mexico's elections; Health insurance; Mosquitoes; Document translation; Coasts vs mountains; Residency support; Summer leisure tours...

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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 June

Insights and tips for better living & lifestyle in Mexico.

Summer light & rains — June 21st marks the start of summer in Mexico.  The unmistakable signature scent of the first heavy rains falling onto dry earth serve as a harbinger that the dry season is ending.  Summer brings refreshing rains across the mainland, propelling new life and spectacular colors accompanied by an indefinable range of fragrances as the flora bloom and flourish.  The extraordinary light extends into the evenings here, even without clock changes.  Summer is outstanding in Mexico… enjoy!

Mexico’s June elections — Mexicans go to the polls on June 2nd to elect 500 congressional seats, 128 senate seats, and governorships in nine of the country’s 32 states. However, the main interest in June’s elections is the presidential race—in which there are three candidates.

Mainland on the cusp of the rain season — The dry season across Mexico’s mainland, that peaks during April and May, is starting to break as rain storms begin to arrive in some regions. The earliest seasonal storms are rarely strong enough to puncture the dry crust across the landscapes, but they are a reminder that change is imminent.  Wind storms usually appear during the transition period, and we have tips for living well through the rain season in Mexico.

Health insurance choices — Some readers have been writing to ask about alternatives to private health insurance. Legal foreign residents can enroll in Mexico’s state-run healthcare system IMSS, and Americans living in Mexico with healthcare plans in the US may consider a Medical Evacuation plan that will get them to a hospital of their choice in the event of a major incident.  For more details, read this overview of the choices for health insurance in Mexico.

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.

Our associates offer tele-assistance nationwide and accompanied assistance at selected locations.

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

Dressing against the mosquitoes — Mosquitoes are most prevalent in Mexico between April and November. Their numbers swell during the rainy season (June to October) as the females are driven to fetch blood that contains the iron they need to produce their eggs.  We offer practical advice for dealing with mosquitoes in Mexico.

Caring for the spaces where you dwell — With the rain season arriving it’s a good time to make last-minute cross checks around your house and home for any maintenance and repairs that might need attendance ahead of the storms—that can also include hurricanes.  Our section about Home Stewardship in Mexico offers in-depth local knowledge and advice to keep your house and home safe and in good shape.  Consider insuring your Mexican home to mitigate the financial costs of unforeseen events caused by burglary, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.

Document translations — Any documents that need to be translated into Spanish for an official procedure in Mexico (usually for residency purposes, but there are others) must be translated by a “perito” translator, certified by the Mexican Judiciary. Our article about translating documents into Spanish for use in Mexico offers guidance and connections.

Approaches to lifestyle choices… and changes — How you approach a potential move to Mexico, or approach changes to your lifestyle if you’re already here, will usually depend on your personality and the evolving priorities of your life situation.  Our articles on the subject offer meaningful insights and guidance.

Summer driving in Mexico — 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.  Read our guide to properly insuring your vehicle if you’re driving it across the border from the US or Canada.

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.

Property transactions in Mexico — In our guide to working with realty agents, you’ll discover that a good local agent can do more than just help you find and close on a new home.  They can also provide local knowledge to buyers and sellers, act as project managers and interpreters during the transaction, and they might also provide longer-term support after you move in. Find a realty agent in Mexico.

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

Popular this time of year:Visits to Mexico’s Copper Canyon are popular during the summer, as the rains cause the rivers to swell and the natural landscapes to burst with color and fragrance.

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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