Living & Lifestyle

Mexico Newsletter —
March 2022

This month: Enjoying springtime in Mexico, Benito Juárez holiday, clock-time changes, lifestyle planning and settling-in to Mexico, driving in Mexico, more...

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Mexperience Mexico Newsletter — March 2022

March highlights in Mexico

March heralds the beginning of springtime in Mexico, although the weather this time of year continues to be changeable with wind storms that may appear suddenly, too.  Air temperatures are beginning to climb again —even in the typically cooler regions of the north-central and western highlands— and clock-time is about to be sprung forward by one hour, setting the scene for lighter evenings.  The ‘snowbirds’ (part-time residents overwintering in Mexico) are entering their final stretch before they make preparations to return to their home countries for late spring and summer.

Benito Juárez and clocks

March is host to another long weekend holiday, commemorating the birth of Benito Juárez—the country’s first president and one of the most revered of Mexico’s political leaders.  The March 21st holiday was moved to the third Monday in March which this year happens to coincide precisely with the date of the commemoration.

The spring clock change is on the horizon; Baja California and locations along the Mexico-US border will move their clocks forward by one hour on Sunday March 13th; most of Mexico moves its clocks forward again on the first Sunday in April.  The states of Sonora and Quintana Roo very sensibly leave their clocks alone.

Residency qualification FAQs

Since the financial qualification criteria for residency increased in 2022, we’ve been receiving a lot of questions about how and what types of income or savings can qualify for residency in Mexico. In response, we have published a detailed FAQs article that describes how you can use your income or savings to qualify for residency here on the basis of ‘economic solvency.’

Immigration Assistance

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

Planning, property, and settling-in

Our section about Mexico Lifestyle Planning gathers together knowledge, local insights, and practical guidance to help you research options, consider choices and begin to make decisions about your lifestyle in Mexico.

When you need to find a place to live, our Mexico Home Finders section connects you to our local realty associates and helps you to discover remarkable property for sale here.

Our Mexico Home Life section helps you to settle-in here and shares ideas and insights to help you cultivate and enjoy your new lifestyle and living spaces.

Leisure time

Whether you plan to visit Mexico as a tourist or are living here and want to make the most of your leisure time by discovering more of Mexico, our section about discovering travel and leisure opportunities in Mexico shares ideas, insights and connections to help make the most of your leisure time here.  Our travel associates will be pleased to create custom tour for you.

Mexico Assistance Services

Our associates can help you to realize your lifestyle and leisure plans in Mexico with assistance services including:

Download free eBooks about Mexico

Our Mexico eBooks Library offers a comprehensive selection of eBooks about Lifestyle and Living in Mexico, and every title is a free download.  Our recently published title Living & Retirement in Mexico —that offers the most complete encapsulated guide you’ll find anywhere on the subject— is one of the most popular downloads and an indispensable resource for anyone considering a move to Mexico, or who is already here and needs help settling-in.

Bringing your pets, car, and belongings to Mexico

If youre planning a visit or a move and intend to bring your pets, car or personal goods, we have articles that can help you plan ahead:

Mexico lifestyle & leisure updates

Browse monthly highlights and updates about living and lifestyle which help you to explore and realize your lifestyle plans, and discover leisure opportunities in Mexico.

Driving in Mexico this spring

Immigration updates

Immigration Assistance

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

Lifestyle planning

Living well in Mexico

Property matters

Your leisure time

  • Summer is peak season in the Copper Canyon, as the rains come and drench the landscape with moisture, the flora’s colors and fragrances burst out, the rivers swell, and the the canyons show-off their prime moments of the year. Our associate can help you to visit the Copper Canyon on a custom tour.

Mexico-US land border

Entering the US from Mexico: The land border restrictions imposed by the US on visitors by land from Mexico, introduced in March 2020 due to Covid-19 have been lifted, but only for visitors who can show an approved vaccination certificate. US Citizens and US legal residents do not need to show this certificate. This article describes the reopening of the Mexico-US land border.

Entering Mexico: Mexico does not require visitors to show proof of vaccination to enter the country.  Tourist permits (FMMs) and temporary import permits for vehicles (TIPs) are being issued as normal.

Spanish language study

  • Our insightful PinPoint Spanish series helps you to get acquainted with the nuances of Mexican Spanish in everyday situations.

Spanish Language Courses

Improve your Spanish conversation capabilities with this online course tailored to your current skill level and goals.

For an immersive experience, attend a Spanish school in Mexico, where small classes and personalized attention will boost your learning.

If you want to improve your Spanish specifically for living in Mexico, this language for lifestyle course can help.

Mexico Assistance Services

Connect to helpful Mexico Assistance Services that enable you to realize your Mexico plans.


  • 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.








  • Our Mexico eBooks Library offers you a collection of carefully composed eBooks with helpful insights and local knowledge about Mexico—all titles are offered as free downloads.

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 assistance 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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Matthew Harrup is founder and editor of Mexperience

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