What is your best place to live in Mexico?
–>Step 1: Write the next chapter in your book of life
–>Step 2: Make a list of your best places to live in Mexico
–>Step 3: Tour your best places to live in Mexico
–>Step 4: Take the northern tour of Mexico
–>Step 5: Take the southern tour of Mexico
–>Step 6: Take the eastern tour of Mexico
–>Step 7: Watch our video tours of Mexico to save money and time
–>Step 8: Watch our video tours of the world
–>Step 9: Make money online from anywhere in the world
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This is Dan of Vagabond Awake, the Youtube Channel for Vagabond Buddha. This post describes how to find your best place to live in Mexico.
What is your best place to live in Mexico?
The idea that another person could pick the best place for you to live in Mexico assumes they have the same lifestyle as you. How likely is that? What if they are more of a beach person and you are more of a mountain person? What if you are a city person and they are a nature person? What if you are into action sports and they are cultural explorers? What if they speak Spanish and you don’t? What if you are into fishing and they are into exploring museums and art galleries? What if you want to learn about ancient cultures and they want to party the night away? What if you just want to be in a small village in the mountains so you can write your first novel and they want to open a restaurant frequented by international tourists?
There is a place in Mexico for everyone. But first, you need to know what you’re looking for. You need to imagine and design your new life.
Step 1: Write the next chapter in your book of life
You need to design your life in Mexico before you take the next step. You need to write a few paragraphs about your new life. Who is this new person you are going to be in Mexico? What will they want to do each day? What sort of environment will they flourish in? Then you need to research places in Mexico that will provide the best backdrop. Is it a white sand beach? Is it a colonial city center with cobblestone streets? Is it cool year-round or does it have seasons? Is it a large city with cultural possibilities or a small village next to a lake in the mountains? Here are three examples that could help you focus on the next chapter in your life
People are not all the same. They feel comfortable in different environments. You need to design the next chapter of your life based on what you like. A place that satisfies your vacation needs may not be enough for year-round living.
Here is what I was looking for in Mexico:
- I want to live somewhere where there are other foreigners, preferably some that also speak English.
- I want to live in a place that is within 1 hours drive of decent healthcare.
- I want to live in a really charming place, preferably a colonial-era old town with all that implies, museums, history, nearby ancient ruins to explore.
- I want to live somewhere that has a walkable city center with things to do where you don’t need to have a car.
- I want to live in a place that is cheap and fun and filled with good people.
- I was looking for a place that had a rich culture and history, with at least some fine dining.
- Not too hot in the summer months and not too cold in the winter months.
- A place that you could walk around at night that was safe and beautiful.
- Not more than 1 hour from two kinds of beaches, by bus or air, one next to a small village, and another in an international tourist hot spot.
- Cheap rents and utilities but great internet.
- A great market filled with fresh fruits and vegetables.
- At least one large well-stocked supermarket.
- At least one well stocker market with international foods.
- International restaurants: Thai, Indian, Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern, Pizza, etc.
Imagine your ideal day and write your list of amenities that have to be present to live your ideal day. Once you have designed your new life in Mexico, you need to do research.
Step 2: Make a list of your best places to live in Mexico
The truth is, people have already done a bunch of this research. There are many web pages that describe places in Mexico that would fulfill all different kinds of dreams. You can read our 24 Retire Cheap Reports for the cities we have visited in Mexico. Below is Step 9, where we include a link to all of our favorite cities in Mexico including Top 5 Beach Cities, Top Colonial-Era Cities, and the best cities for various personality types.
Would you move to a foreign country without doing an exploratory mission? I don’t think so. So I decided to take a tour of the best places to live in Mexico. Keep reading to find out where we went.
Step 3: Tour your best places to live in Mexico
Before deciding the best place to live in Mexico, I want to see each of the potential places with my own eyes. Since I am going to visit each, I put them in an order that makes sense. You need to order them so you are not backtracking as you traverse Mexico.
We spent a total of about 14 months in Mexico traveling to each place and documenting the good, the bad, and the ugly. Mexico has a system of luxury buses that you can use to visit each of your potential destinations. The bus service we used to make each transfer from place to place is at the below links for each city. Most reports teach you how to transfer to the next city on the tour. The bus tickets range from about $8 USD to $40 USD, much cheaper than flying. Plus, you can actually see more of the country from a luxury bs than from a mile high in an airplane.
Google maps have a great tool that you can use to order your travels through a country. Just click the below three links to see examples of an ordered path through each area. Just fly to Mexico City, visit every place on your list, and fly out of the last destination.
I have broken Mexico down into three regions geographically. The below maps of each region shows the cities visited on that path. Below the map is my blog post for each place visited. Click each blog post to see where to stay, things to do, walking tours and maps, favorite places to eat, and where to catch the luxury bus from one place to the next. If you click each link and watch the videos of my tour through Mexico, you might be able to narrow your search. You might be able to save time and money by reducing the number of places you need to visit before deciding your best place to live in Mexico.
Below we provide links to retire-cheap reports for individual cities in Mexico. To see our full catalog of retire-cheap reports for the entire world (including Mexico) click here to see the full catalog of reports at Vagabond Buddha.com.
Step 4: Take the northern tour of Mexico
Here are our reports for each stop on the northern tour of the best places to live in Mexico:
Mexico City Retire Cheap Report
Morelia Retire Cheap Report
Patzcuaro Retire Cheap Report
Santiago de Queretaro Retire Cheap Report
San Miguel de Allende Retire Cheap Report
Guanajuato Retire Cheap Report
Guadalajara Retire Cheap Report
Chapala-Ajijic Retire Cheap Report
Puerto Vallarta Retire Cheap Report
Step 5: Take the southern tour of Mexico
Southern Tour of best places to live in Mexico (click map):
Here are our reports for each stop on the southern tour of the best places to live in Mexico:
Tepoztlán Retire Cheap Report
Cuernavaca Retire Cheap Report
Taxco Retire Cheap Report
Puebla Retire Cheap Report
Oaxaca Retire Cheap Report
Puerto Escondido Retire Cheap Report
Mazunte-Zicatela Retore Cheap Report
Huatulco Retire Cheap Report
San Cristobal Chiapas Retire Cheap Report
Step 6: Take the eastern tour of Mexico
Eastern tour of the best places to live in Mexico (click map):
Here are our reports for each stop on the eastern tour of the best places to live in Mexico:
Campeche Retire Cheap Report
Merida Retire Cheap Report
Isla de Mujeres Retire Cheap Report
Puerto Morelos Retire Cheap Report
Playa del Carmen Retire Cheap Report
Cozumel Retire Cheap Report
Tulum Retire Cheap Report
Bacalar-Chetumal Retire Cheap Report
Step 7: Watch our video tours of Mexico to save money and time
Click ==>here<== to watch our Youtube playlist of the best places to live in Mexico:
Step 8: Watch our video tours of the world
Click ==>here<== to watch our best places to live in the world video playlist:
Step 9: Read Our Favorite Places to Retire CHeap in Mexico
Read our favorite places to retire in Mexico whether Top 5 Beaches, Top 5 Colonial-Era Cities, or our suggested places based upon three personality types. Click here or on the below eReport to acquire a copy.
Step 10: Learn How to Make money online from anywhere in the world
If you don’t quite have enough cash-flow to retire early yet, feel free to watch this video. Click ==>this video<== to learn how to make money online using your laptop and your favorite hobby no matter where you are in the world.
Watch the above video. Then grab a free copy of my Ebook to learn how to live internationally possibly with less money than you spend at home.
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This is Dan of Vagabond Buddha. Thank you for stopping by. The world is your home. What time will you be home for dinner?