Final Thoughts: Pros and Cons of Living in Mexico as an Expat
Baja California Sur- The southern portion of the Baja Peninsula is an excellent choice for water-loving expats. Nearby the city of Loredo on the beautiful Sea of Cortez you can find the UNESCO site Bahia de Loreto National Park. Here, you can experience world-class diving, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, and whale watching. A few hours down the coast, you’ll find the state capital city of La Paz which offers a laid back expat experience. If you’re looking for luxury, head down to the end of the peninsula to Los Cabos.
Lake Chapala- Mexico’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Chapala lies just 45 minutes south of Guadalajara. Here, you’ll find Mexico’s largest concentration of expats. A variety of expat communities sit along the shore shores of the lake. The weather is excellent year-round and a wide variety of amenities are available. This area is particularly popular among retirees.
San Cristobal de las Casas- This town, located in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico, is popular among backpackers and hippies. You’ll also find a thriving expat community here. The weather here is excellent and the town has all of the modern conveniences that you could need. One drawback to San Cristobal is that it is incredibly touristy. It almost feels like a Disney version of a Mexican town.
Puerto Vallarta- This is one of Mexico’s most popular beach destinations. Here, you’ll find world-class restaurants, golf courses, and dining as well as an international airport.Continue reading