Future of Escape to Mexico Magazine - All Things Mexico! “True stories
of real people… living, traveling and working in Mexico.”
It’s authoritative, firsthand experience, not media hype! Come with us
to… Escapeartist Mexico proudly joins the leading line-up of the new Escapeartist.com
country portals, that each are devoted to a single, dream destination.
Our site is the window to everything you want to know if you’re thinking
about escaping to Mexico! As part of the Escapeartist media family,
Escapeartist Mexico adds to a 15-year tradition, extending the value of
the Internet’s longest-standing source of reliable information about living,
working investing, traveling and retiring abroad. It’s a dedication
that’s helped countless couples, singles and families realize their “Escapeartist
Dreams”. That’s how Escapeartist earned its place-in the top 1% of most-visited
Internet sites in the world, with over 1 million unique visitors per month
for more than 5 straight years! Escapeartist serves 400,000 ongoing
subscribers…and growing. Escapeartist.com is an Internet publishing company
that specializes in informative and authoritative content specifically
about living, traveling and working abroad. As our readers know,
we showcase the stories of real people who are actually living what they’re
telling us. If you’re planning on moving to Mexico, traveling, or
buying real estate there, we are THE source for “All Things Mexico”. -
& Retire In Mexico - a Magazine with articles and reports about moving
to Mexico. Get a Free Trial Subscription
Tours of Mexico’s Hottest Real Estate Opportunities - Six of the Best Real
Estate investments in Mexico - Absolute style
and privacy in your Mediterranean style villa! Huatulco is located at the
southernmost tip of Mexico with nine breathtaking bays and smooth sand
beaches. The resort area was developed by FONATUR in the mid 1980´s
with first-class infrastructure and amenities although still has maintained
its small town charm! Huatulco maintains a mild year round climate
with 360 days a year of sunshine and occasional seasonal rain in the summertime.
Accessibility is provided through a state-of-the-art international airport
with multiple carriers flying daily! The villa is build around an interior
patio with open air Palapa and a large swimming pool surrounded by lush
tropical gardens. The main living area consists of living and dining room
with 14 ft. high ceilings, European style gourmet kitchen, private study
and an en-suite master bedroom. In a semi-attached second building are
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a garden suite. - MORE
> > >
Homes In Mexico - Renting homes in Mexico
is easy to do and the inventory has become more plentiful and also more
affordable in some instances depending on the region and time of year.
However, that could be changing. Let’s explore several of the reasons why
and who may be causing this to happen. In general terms the entire country
of Mexico has been suffering from the negative press field day being held
at every opportunity by the media regarding the drug wars in Mexico.
In spite of this negative press Mexico is still experiencing positive economic
growth overall as an emerging economy, while the USA economy is slipping.
By far the most compelling reason people rent Homes in Mexico is for vacationing
families or friends that want to stay in a home style environment together
to cook and party in the privacy of a strategically located beach pad.
Another plus to Renting Homes in Mexico are the washers and dryers in these
homes so you can wash clothes to avoid over packing and laundry costs.
I have also come across some migrating Ex-pats from the USA and Canada
who want to rent for six months or up to a year in the area they are considering
to buy a home to retire in. If the area ultimately suits them they plan
on buying after living in the community and getting a feel for the area
and that is starting to affect some availability for certain rental property
types. - MORE
> > >
Beachfront Lots !! Sea Of Cortez Property in Sonora Mexico
- There is a new coastal highway that skirts along the northern most beaches
of the Sea of Cortes and it is just one hour from the USA border crossing
at San Luis Arizona which is a just a few minutes south of Yuma AZ. This
highway is the most strategic road that has been built in Mexico in decades.
It may also prove to be the road to affordable retirement for many Americans
and Canadians, as they are starting to buy property in this area of Sonora,
Mexico again after a five year slowdown. It appears that the financially
healthy buyers are back in the market buying Affordable Beachfront Property
in Sonora, Mexico for second homes or condos to enjoy with their families
until they retire and make it their primary residence for retirement. Others
are taking advantage of lowest prices in decades for beachfront lots and
acreage to build on at a later date. A major factor for this area of Mexico
becoming so popular, is that there are over 31.5 million Americans living
within 400 miles of these beautiful beaches on the Sea of Cortes. With
the brand new highway, toll road and the recently expanded border crossing,
it takes travelers just one hour from the USA border to get to this unique
Tourism Grows in Sonora, Mexico - The Government
of the State of Sonora, through the Tourism Development Commission, is
promoting this destination at an international level to under an innovative
method called “Health Tourism and Retirement Assistance” for which it has
created the brand “Sonora Hospitality” that is organized with the health
sector, health care providers and tourism. Located in northwestern
Mexico, Sonora is the border state that provides a high degree of security
for residents and tourists as evidenced by statistics from the Ministry
of Public Security, state and national. This is complemented by its tempered
climate, friendly and courteous staff doctors and nurses, air and land
connectivity and infrastructure. Sonora has one of only 9 hospitals in
Mexico certified under the “JCI (Joint Commission International) standards
receiving special recognition of accreditation under JCI rules and standards
generally accepted by US and Canadian insurance companies.
You Retire In Mexico – A Safe Haven! - Let’s
get right to it from the start, what you get from reading this is highly
dependent on the credibility of the information and especially the one
giving it to you. So who am I to say these things to you and why should
you listen. Sometimes we listen to someone because they are the only one
talking. Sometimes it’s the smooth talking that hooks us, at least for
awhile. But at the end of the day, you have to ask yourself should I believe
this guy or not. Credibility goes to the heart of who am I. So, without
further ado, let me share a bit of my story. Once upon a time - I was a
single guy whose children were grown who was biding time doing the best
I could do while secretly holding on to a long-time internal desire to
find a new frontier, a new adventure. Long story short, an opportunity
to move south of the border appeared and it consumed me. I thought, “Live
and work by the ocean, why not?” So, I came to Mexico to work, knowing
no Spanish and having only a very limited exposure to the culture. I certainly
had no thought of retirement as I came purely for the adventure.
Visit The Yucatan Peninsula! - Cancun - The
Yucatan Peninsula is most commonly known for the FONATUR development of
Cancun. In 1975 the area was a mere jungle along a one-of-a-kind stretch
of white sand beach basically visited only by locals mainly by boating
in. The Mexican Federal government saw the opportunity to create
a special tourist area and thus Cancun was born. While there is much known
about the many resorts, nightlife and commercial stature of Cancun, I want
to focus on the other two jewels in the area that are less famous but equally
beautiful and unique. THE SECOND JEWEL! - Maya Riviera - The Maya Riviera
is located on the east coast of the southern tip of Mexico. Specifically
it is located just 10 miles south of Playa Del Carmen in the State of Quintana
Roo, Mexico. It is conveniently located and easily accessible a mere 1.6
kilometers from the main highway between Cancun and Tulum. The main highway
running south of Cancun continues all the way down to Belize with much
of the road being four lanes divided between Cancun to Tulum.
A Home In Mexico ~ Expats In Mexico
- Morelia, Mexico - So you think you’d like to own a home in your newly
adopted Mexico. You’ve overcome your fear of all those horror stories
of years past that the government could somehow reclaim the property. You’ve
found a city that meets all your climate, cultural, cost-of-living and
required services criteria. Now you’re faced with another major decision:
build or renovate? This is the first in a series of tales recounting
the experiences of four couples who opted to renovate. Each settled in
Morelia, the Spanish colonial capital city of the Mexican state of Michoacan.
Located between Mexico City and Guadalajara, Morelia’s million-plus residents
enjoy temperatures that are a bit cooler than the perpetually spring-like
Guadalajara and a bit warmer than Mexico City, while escaping the pollution
and crowded conditions that plague each. The couples have settled into
the city and its diverse suburbs, making friends and engaging in activities
with the locals who live there and employing many others in their homes.
They are in various states of bilingual fluency and involvement in the
larger community. A uniting factor is their membership in Morelia’s ex-patriot
group and their active support of a local orphanage.
Miguel de Allende, Mexico - The Rise and Fall of an Expat Haven-
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is a beautiful town, with one of the best
climates on the planet, and now, one of the hottest real-estate markets
on the planet. The town began as a destination for Americans when in the
1950’s a few yanks discovered that they could attend the Instituto
Allende, an art school put together by an American, Stirling Dickinson,
on their G.I. Bill Benefits. What better life than having a Dollar
Stipend, a perfect climate, and all the Tequila and Pot you could
buy in a sweet lovely little Mexican town that had been forgotten by time?
But long before that, San Miguel's Glory Days were during the height of
the 1770’s Silver Boom in Mexico (the Spanish Crown took more value out
of the Mexican mines than all the Gold in Peru...it kept the Spanish Empire
afloat for a few hundred years, just as Cheap Oil has kept the U.S. on
top - at least up until now). A good bit of architecture, churches,
convents and homes were built. Then it happened . . .
To Mexico is a Breeze... Compared to Heading West in a Conestoga
- Hot on the lips of every American politician clamoring to seal America's
borders, immigration summons images of Ellis Island, undocumented workers,
the nanny problem and political and economic refugees. Whether you're sojourning
in Mexico as a Mazatlan beachcomber, an aging boomer planning to hang out
for a few years, or a 65-year old retiree, you become an alien once you
traverse the U.S.'s southern border. Foreigners legally in Mexico fall
into one of four categories: nonimmigrant (no-inmigrante),visitor (visitante),
immigrant (inmigrante), or one who has immigrated (inmigrado). The most
common no-inmigrante status, one which barely evokes thoughts of citizenship
and immigration, is the tourist (turista). Anyone travelling beyond Mexico's
border towns (and indeed anyone spending more than three days in one) must
obtain a tourist visa or tourist card. This simple free two-part carboned
form, formally called an is valid for 180 days. This is what most people
receive at the airline counter and complete en route. Available at nearly
any travel agency and the Mexican Consulate, as well as at the aduana,
this document applies to land travellers.
English In Mexico - From The Staff of the Work in Mexico Website
- Teaching English in Mexico is both an exciting and rewarding experience.
There's no better way to learn about another culture than to live in it.
- - It's one thing to vacation in Mexico, and quite another to work
there. When you wake up in the morning and you get ready to teach your
first class, you realize that you have blended into another society. This
is an amazing accomplishment - one that will be with you for the rest of
your life. Presently, there's a great demand for English teachers in Mexico.
Jobs are plentiful. Many Mexicans receive higher salaries if they speak
English. For example, a secretary at Aetna Seguros Monterey (an insurance
company) will receive an additional 1,000 or more pesos a month if he/she
can speak English.
Xalapa? ~ From Chicago To Mexico - by Jan Morgan
- When we first started talking about moving to Mexico, my husband, Fred
and I knew the first thing we had to do was select an area to live in.
We planned to live in more than one place in the country, but our first
place was the most important, as that would set the tone for our stay.
We started doing research, and read in a very few books about Xalapa...sometimes
spelled "Jalapa," the origin place of the jalapeno pepper. What we discovered
was intriguing to us, and made me contact an American in Xalapa to learn
more. We found that there are very few Americans living in the area, so
we would be in an area that had not been too "flavored" by Americans. We
realized that this would be an opportunity for us to learn the language
because we would be immersed in it all the time. This was attractive to
us, as well. The real clincher was the mild weather in Xalapa. It is at
an altitude of about 4500 ft. and is set into lush hillsides with the Sierra
Madre mountains in the distance. You can see Mt. Orizaba which is the third
highest mountain in North America, at over 18,000 ft.
it was time for my wife, Rebecca and I to make our break with the corporate
world and make a real family life for our young son and ourselves we moved
to San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.
This was a good starting point since I had only used Spanglish since college
and I had to relearn true Spanish. We opened a property management and
rental company there and were amazed at the reception that we got in a
short time. SMA is a wonderful place, we still have our business there
and still spend a good bit of time there but that is not what I am here
to tell you about. Last year Rebecca and I took a vacation to drive the
East Coast of Mexico and look for a beach house we could use for vacations.
We drove the coast from Poza Rica down to Veracruz nosing through small
out of the way beach villages but we never came across one that had that
certain “feel” that we were looking for. We were about to turn back toward
SMA from Veracruz dejected but didn’t want to waste the extra week we had
set aside for this trip so we followed the coast first south, then east
than amazingly north and east again. We came to Merida, the capital city
of the state of Yucatan. Having lived in Mexico for 3 years at this point
the first thing that struck us was how clean this city of 750,000 was.
The old architecture and proximity of the Mayan ruins was great if only
it had been on the coast instead of 30 miles inland. We are from the Texas
gulf coast and have always had an affinity for the ocean. - Progreso
~ Yucatan: One Couple Finds Paradiser
In Baja - Baja California Sur - The East Cape-Vinorama
- One day I opened my eyes and started thinking about retirement.
It was 1995 and I was 45 and for the first time I had money to invest in
something other than my home. I knew I was getting a late start and
that would have to jump in with both feet. My anniversary was coming up
and we hadn’t traveled in a long time because we had two kids in college.
We booked a trip to the Los Cabos area of Baja, all the way down at the
tip of the peninsula. I had traveled in the northern region 20 years
prior, had taken the ferry over from mainland to Santa Rosalia, around
halfway down the peninsula on the Sea of Cortez. From there we drove
north and I had never had another opportunity to see Baja Sur. Baja is
a gorgeous peninsula; 1000 mile long desert separating two oceans, The
Pacific and the Sea of Cortez, creating 3000 miles of coastline. Living
in California made it possible to go to Cabo for a long weekend.
Our first visit was spent in Cabo San Lucas, where the Pacific Ocean and
Sea of Cortez meet at the Arch, a landmark rock formation. The breeze,
sunlight and clean air arouse the senses and create a kind of euphoria
that is hard to describe. The warm breezes move through you and around
you as in a gentle touch or caress. It’s very romantic,
and invigorating, makes you want to be healthy. There are so many
fabulous beaches to walk on.
Day In The Mexican Towns Of Comala And Suchitlan Colima, Mexico ~ by Douglas
Vincent - Here are a few feelings of living
in the town of Comala & Suchitlan, Colima, Mexico. Much
of what I see and feel happen at odd moments. The photos are of El
Volcan de Fuego during an explosion as seen from the patio of my house
in Suchitlan. The evening lite on the volcan, the kiosko in Suchitlan &
the evening fountain in Comala. Now, a odd sound from the dark&
lower streets of Colonia Cuahautemoc in the town of Comala. Night is setting
in this evening, towering, glowing clouds with massive booming of thunder
and incredible flashes of lightening. The cat took flyer downstairs from
the roof and hid under the bed. Big, bad dog crawled under my hammock and
whimpered as if he was going to be cooked by the evil devils in the sky.
Let me tell you, I have seen lightening storms in the states that I thought
were terrifying, but these make them look like matches. The incredible
blasts of the thunder literally rattle your teeth, doors and windows.
One blast actually made the liquor cabinet shake and the glasses and bottles
to rattle like an earthquake had hit. Then, as peace began to settle in,
the Sapos (giant toads) began to sing, chortle and rattle their bizarre
sounds into the night.
Legal Service In Mexico
- Are you thinking of retiring or investing in Mexico? If you're
thinking of moving to Mexico, buying real estate in Mexico, or forming
a Corporation in Mexico, it is important to find a qualified law firm you
can trust. EscapeArtist Mexico recommends Rafael Enrique Martinez De Escobar
Jenik and Gisselle Martinez De Escobar Martin Del Campo, partners with
the firm of MARTINEZ DE ESCOBAR ABOGADOS, S.C. Mexico Attorneys and Legal
Advisors. Versed in Immigration Law, Civil Mercantile and Family Law, and
Agrarian Law. Form a corporation in Mexico. And try this site for a Passport.
Sands Beachfront Penthouse Mazatlan Mexico Try Before You Buy
- Tiara Sands offers potential buyers a “try it before you buy it program”
allowing you to come to Mazatlan and spend three wonderful days and nights
to try out the facilities before you buy. As their guest for the accommodations,
you will be able to appreciate the facilities along with their promise
of a no pressure sales pitch that really sets this organization heads above
the others. Fractional Ownership Information for Mazatlan Mexico –
Get your Mazatlan Mexico Tiara Sands Fractional Ownership Try before you
Mexico: The Real Mexico
- Escapeartist Mexico is now online bringing you Escape To Mexico Magazine
every month featuring stories that are your guide to “All Things Mexico”.
Mexico will be providing you with informative and authoritative articles
and opinions from our contributing staff writers and from our readers sending
in their tips on how to help you navigate throughout Mexico.
Escapeartist Mexico will be covering many different cultural, recreational
and entertainment events all over Mexico. You can be assured that just
about any place you want to go or anything you desire to do we are here
to help make your Escape to “The Real Mexico” as easy as possible.
what makes Escape Dates different ?
- Single, Married, interested in growing your international
network of friends, now you can travel the world, and make money searching
for the perfect mates with EscapeDates international singles and social
networking community. EscapeDates has fused an online dating and social
networking community, with a unique income opportunity that pays members
to build their friend and social networks. Escapeartist.com, the largest
website in the world for international living and overseas jobs recently
launched EscapeDates and is well position to becoming a leader in the international
Service shipping to Mexico - Ubox we ship - Save over 40%!
on international shipping. Door to door , Door to port , Port to port.
Professional services with discount prices. Call today for a free shipping
Real Estate For Sale
- We Make It Safe To Buy Oceanfront And Ocean View Properties In Mexico.
1000’s Of Listings To Choose From Escrow, Title Insurance, Financing-Free
MLS Search - Mexico Oceanfront And Ocean View Properties For Sale Prices
Starting $15,000. Safe And Secure Homes-Lots-Condos Photos, Video's,
In Mexico - Barges in Europe - We also have articles in our article
section on living on Barges. - In the Yacht Broker Marketplace see Yachts
in the Caribbean, Ships, passenger ferries - If it floats on water it's
in the Yacht Broker - Buy or sell a yacht, sportsfishing vessel or sailboat
- List your boat for free! - Buy A Dutch Barage And Live On Europes
Waterways - Buy A Water Ferry And Start A Business - Yacht Broker Directory.
& Sell - Online Yacht Broker - Boats Barges & Yachts for sale worldwide
have had an excessive amount of inquiries on the EscapeArtist Country Program
and because I have not been able to respond to all of them I have produced
a video for you explaining the program. If you
have an interest in securing an exclusive license program after watching
this video please send us some information on the specific experience that
qualifies you to secure the license and which license or country you are
interested in. The minimum upfront cash requirement is USD $11,250 to get
a portal launched. Before we begin the process of licensing and training
we will require proof of funds. We are building success stories every month
with Escapeartist. - Read what our Escapeartist Partners are saying about
their success . . . Make
Money Overseas - See The EscapeArtist Country Program Video