Living & Lifestyle

Mexico Newsletter —
September 2021

This month: Land border update; Independence Day; Places to live; Simpler lifestyles and defining priorities; Cellphone plans; Monarch butterflies ...

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Mexperience Mexico Newsletter — September 2021

Land border restrictions have been extended to September 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.

September highlights in Mexico

As summertime begins to wane, school children and students return to classes, and Mexico enters September: a month that marks the country’s founding as an independent nation and also a transitional month as the seasonal change is felt to turn by month’s end—temperatures begin to cool along the coasts and autumn can be sensed arriving in the air across the country’s mountain highlands.

Choosing a place to live is a key decision point when you’re thinking about moving to Mexico, and our Living Places section featured in this edition can help you to discover new places and explore options.

If you’re thinking about retirement, our guide and latest articles on retirement can help you to consider key matters related to retirement lifestyles in Mexico.

Don’t forget to browse and download titles from our extensive Mexico eBooks Library —all titles are offered free of charge— and each one is packed full with insightful and helpful knowledge about living and lifestyle in Mexico.

This month’s newsletter is also filled with our usual assortment of features and practical tips and connections to help you discover places and opportunities, and to experience more of Mexico.

Thank you for your patronage, and thank you for sharing this newsletter with your friends, family, and colleagues.  Wishing you a very enjoyable September!

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.



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.




  • If experiencing the Monarch Butterflies overwintering in Mexico is still on your bucket list, this is a reminder that the butterflies begin to arrive in Mexico from November.  Peak viewing season is mid January to late February, and the butterflies begin to leave in early March.  Learn about the Monarch Butterflies in Mexico.
  • Mexico celebrates its independence day in September, its month of flags and celebration.
  • Discover extraordinary travel experiences, with inspiration, tips, and advice to plan and enjoy your leisure time in Mexico.




  • One thing that makes Spanish quite an easy language to converse in for the beginner is that there are basically only five vowel sounds to learn
  • 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 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’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 Mexico eBooks Library offers you a collection of carefully composed eBooks with helpful insights and local knowledge about Mexico—all titles are offered free of charge.


  • 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.





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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Matthew Harrup is founder and editor of Mexperience

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