Welcome to Live Mexico

This website was created by people who love living in and visiting Mexico. While most of us were not born here, we feel lucky to have found our homes in a land full of sunshine, beautiful beaches, rich history and warm, caring people. Some of us are not year-around residents; we migrate seasonally, like the monarch butterfly in our logo. Through this website, we seek to share with the rest of the world what our life here is like and why we love Mexico so much.

Live Mexico is interactive. If you would like to share a story about your life in Mexico, we encourage you to do so. If you are considering vacationing in or moving to Mexico and have questions, please use this site as a place to find answers to some of the questions you may have. If you live in and love any area of Mexico that is not being covered, tell us and it will be added. If there are areas in Mexico you would like to learn more about, please let us know and we will do our best to help. Our goal is to accommodate all who would like to participate. Welcome — or as we say in Mexico – “¡Bienvenidos!”

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We love living in Cabo, Mexico! We've been here a year and enjoy it more every day. See our video testimonial at: http://youtu.be/LHsMq3KnJOU Regards from paradise! Justin and Lynette

Justin and Lynette

from Cabo San Lucas to Los Cabos

We love life in Mexico! Please view our video testimonial at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwchFZsy4fw&context=C3b560f1ADOEgsToPDskK6-JiUjwIy0Jk3V2Ip7jiP Regards from beautiful Calafia, Baja Mexico! Bill and Kristy

Bill and Kristy

from Calafia, Baja Mexico to North Baja

I have enjoyed living in Barra during the winter months, for 4 years. I have always felt safe while being there and traveling around the area and very much looking forward to returning shortly to that wonderful little piece of "paradise". Saludos, "Jorge"

George Lear

from Streetsboro, Ohio to Los Cabos

PARADISE FOUND We have been wintering in Barra De Navidad for the last 8 yrs. as home owners in mexico. We feel we have the most wonderful life style, warm weather, clean beaches, good food, friendly people and a completely safe and crime free community. It doesn't…

Malcolm and Jane Finnigan

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from summerland b,c. canada to Los Cabos

John & I have lived in San Felipe BC Mexico since 2007 full time. In the last 4 years we have traveled the Baja and fell in love with the people, the culture and the land. The diversity of landscapes is like no other place on earth. The colorful deserts, endless beaches,…

Rachel Lawrence-Pack

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from San Felipe to North Baja

In 1989 we made the short 4 hour drive from Phoenix, AZ to Puerto Penasco,Mexico. Upon cresting the hill on the way to our hotel, we gazed upon the azure blue waters of the Sea of Cortez and fell in love. We started coming down 1 weekend a month and due to being self employeed,…

Beverly and Bill Arrowood

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from Puerto Penasco Sonora Mexico to other

Living the great life in Los Cabos.There are so many wonderful reasons to live in Los Cabos, but I must start with the number one reason: The warm hearted Mexican people, whom I have enjoyed for 25 years.They are so happy and generous, going out of their way to help in…

Susanne Giraud

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from La Jolla de Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo to Los Cabos

I came to work in Vallarta in 2003 for a UK charity as a volunteer for 4 months, liked it so much I stayed 6 months - and then just had to find a way to come back and stay indefinitely. I am still here 8 years later...and am still floored by the generosity and warmth of…

Sarah Elengorn

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from Puerto Vallarta to Puerto Vallarta

After having struggled with the Seattle weather for 15 years, I built a 2nd home in San Jose del Cabo in 1999. To this day, I have never regretted that decision. The construction aspect was similar to my other experiences in the States and the quality of construction,…

Julie

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from Costa Azul, San Jose del Cabo to Los Cabos

I LOVE ROCKY POINT. After having lived in Kauai and Southern California, I feel Puerto Penasco is the perfect "ocean fix" and retirement atmosphere. This friendly and congenial town offers everything you could want and need along with people who will become extended…

Patty Placencia

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from Tucson, Arizona to Puerto Penasco

Living in North Baja is a dream come true for me! I have traveled to many beautiful places in the world and since I am an adventurer decided that I would live in one of them!My family and many friends live in the San Diego area and I like having the convenience of being…

Catherine Krupsaw

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from Rosarito Beach to North Baja

We call Casa D'Linda our home in Las Gaviotas - our piece of paradise. For over 20 years. We travel from our home in the Hollywood Hills (another gorgeous view) to this jewel on the bay. We watch movies on the top floor loft, soak in the jacuzzi.......lights in the…

Linda and Skip B.

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from Las Gaviotas to North Baja

Love northern Baja.

Cathy Keller

North Baja

I love being able to drive just ½ hour from our home in San Diego to a different country. After the hustle bustle of city life, of work and stress, we breathe a sigh of relief when we see the Coronao Islands and the beautiful, blue Pacific, and the dolphins playing.…

Diane Kane

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from US to North Baja

After spending 30 years building homes in Houston, Texas. My Fiancée and I were determined to live the rest of our lives in an exotic beach location. We took nearly 2 years traveling to resort destinations all over the outer islands of the Caribbean, North and Central…

Michael and Stephanie B.

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Los Cabos

Having spent many a holiday in Maui through to my teens, my idea of paradise became synonymous with swaying palm trees, stretches of sandy beach, and fragrant ocean breezes. As an adult, nothing changed except adding accessibility to that list. We had looked at second homes…

Craig and Jen L.

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Puerto Vallarta

Mexico is a perfect case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts, though all the stories in the media would have us believe otherwise. What I see is the not the Mexico I have come to know...and love. We have borrowed a small piece of heaven in Punta Mita. The…

Rob and Angela G.

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Puerto Vallarta

I am an Airline Pilot who has lived in Cabo for 12 years. I operate two businesses here. I love to surf, kite board, practice yoga, and I am taking painting lessons. I love this area and feel safer here than I do in the States.

Ross R.

Los Cabos

We came down to Riviera Maya in July 2010 and decided to purchase at Sian Ka’an that same weekend…….Once we returned home to Dallas, TX, we decided that being in Tulum ‘part-time’ would not be enough. We really are looking forward to moving…

Galarza Family

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Riviera Maya

We’ve been to many Mexican resort communities – Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel. However, on a recent trip to Tulum we were truly impressed by the region’s overall simplicity and hope that the area will stay as natural as possible. As we love to travel,…

Wilson Family

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Riviera Maya

The whole experience has been really wonderful. From how we have been treated since our arrival in Mexico to our last evening at Sian Ka’an – we feel totally safe.

Brian and Laurie S.

Riviera Maya

Living in the Mexican Caribbean region has also allowed for an active lifestyle for my family. This afternoon I am looking very forward to going out with my family on a bike ride on a dirt path through the jungle to have a pick-nick on a small Caribbean beach. Sailing and…

Thomas L.

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Riviera Maya

I came to Playa del Carmen 7 years ago after multiple years living in a ski town in Canada. I came originally to work for 6 months. In that time it was the culture, the climate and the people that captivated me. so I stayed. And it has been great. I call it my "flip…

Judi S.

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Riviera Maya

Moved from Canada to Mexico 5 years ago, it was the best decision I could have made for myself. I love my life here in Mexico, it has every amenity that Canada can offer; the only difference is Mexico has perfect weather, beautiful beaches, palm trees and the Caribbean ocean.…

Carma T.

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Riviera Maya

I moved here from Canada with my family almost 6 years ago for many reasons. Of course weather was a factor but I think the most important reason was the people. The people in Mexico are wonderful. My children are growing up surrounded by amazing family values, culture and…

Jason W.

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Riviera Maya

We love life in Playa del Carmen! We enjoy the quiet from our beachfront view or - just a short walk away - fun and live entertainment, day or night. Having traveled many places the world over, we truly have not found a place as relaxing, safe, fun, interesting and such…

Dennis and Virginia H.

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Riviera Maya

I moved down to Mexico with my family just after 9/11 looking for a simpler, safer and slower pace of life. I found all of that and then some in San Miguel de Allende. After living here for 9 years, opening my own restaurant, and raising my two daughters, none of that has…

Donnie M.

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San Miguel de Allende

Like so many others, I fell in love with San Miguel de Allende and decided to move here after being here for just a couple of weeks. I came down to paint in February of 2002 and had bought a business and moved here by the following September. I have never regrettted that…

Cynthia P.

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San Miguel de Allende

I studied art in San Miguel at the Instituto Allende 35 years ago and fell in love with the town then. We moved to Mexico for the people, the culture, the music and the art. Even my artwork is based on Mexico…. historical ancient content in a contemporary setting.…

Ben and Merry C.

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from Houston, Texas to San Miguel de Allende

We moved to Mexico as a gift for our two young girls, then it became a gift for us. We love being able to spend more time with family and to live in the now. The connections we have with our friends here are also very special. When we were thinking about moving to Mexico,…

Mark and Rachelle S.

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from Dallas, Texas to San Miguel de Allende

Being immersed in a culture so different from my own is a richly pleasurable experience that defies simple description. It's astonishing – and then heartening – to live among people for whom money is not their highest value, who treasure family, festivals,…

Susan P. and Mayer S.

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from San Francisco to San Miguel de Allende

Joseph: I have lived in San Miguel for ten years now, and I still love it as if I had just moved here. It is a safe, beautiful, quiet place -- a great town for living and working, without being overwhelmed by traffic, hoards of people, noise, and 'the rat race.'…

Joseph D. and Mike H.

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from Santa Fe, NM to San Miguel de Allende

For someone who is an art lover, music lover, culture lover, anything lover—well, if you're anything like me, you wake up every morning with a smile on your face, eternally grateful for having virtually stumbled onto one of the world's treasures—San…

Francesca F.

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San Miguel de Allende

I moved here in 2009 and it has been a blessing for my family. I have four kids who love it here. The beginning was a bit rough but they have flourished with friends and our family has become much closer. Our focus is being together, laughing, creating projects,…

Elizabeth K.

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San Miguel de Allende

In Cabo we are 1,000 miles from the border and surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. The Mexican Navy is docked here and the only road in and out, is Mexico Highway 1. I feel very safe here and the people are fantastic. Once, while driving on a dirt road…

Cindy S.

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