Manzanillo Expat Feed
Sign In or Sign Up to post a new topic
A reader commented on the Expat Report Retirement in Manzanillo, Mexico
Retirement-in-Manzanillo
What have been the most rewarding aspects of being retired abroad?
We are living the "american dream" in Mexico. We have a wonderful life. We are pampered, have time to pursue whatever we want, have time for our friends, the weather allows us to go outside almost every day to play. I am selling real estate, so not retired, but my husband is. (Continue)
Kay987 replied most recently with:
Well spoken. I've been living in Mexico at Lake Chapala for 9 years and will shortly move to Manzanillo. I think candyking1 has provided excellent info for someone new to life in Mexico. It's beautiful, warmer, cheaper, and there are some warm and unpretentious people in the country. As to perfection, it doesn't exist. Live where you're happy.
A reader replied recently with:
I agree with the guest of Feb. 26. The fact that the writer says she and her husband are "pampered" makes it sound as if they are insulated in a gringo enclave.
Sign In or Sign Up to reply
A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Manzanillo, Mexico
Living-in-Manzanillo
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
We have two groups to meet other ex-pats. One is for couples, they meet weekly and go to dinner. Their name is Thirsty Thursdays.

The other is a ladies lunch group. we meet once a month at the restaurant El Tablau, at 1 pm. Everyone is welcome and we generally have a speaker.

From these two groups you can learn about the charities and opportunities in Manzanillo. (Continue)

kittvincent replied most recently with:
I live in the Lake Chapala area. Cable is very limited in our area and rumored not to be very good. Most people have their internet through telmex, the phone company and satelite TV. CFE (electric) can be paid on line, at an OXXO (like 7-11 if you actually receive your bill) or at the office. It depends on how much power you use but I would think about $800 pesos every 2 months. Telmex runs us $599 pesos per month and you can pay that at OXXO or the office. We have the middle tier on the internet and unlimited long distance within Mexico. Gas(propane for stove, clothes dryer and water heater) is paid to the delivery truck when they fill you large tank or change out your cylinders. There are not many water meters in our area although Chapala is putting them in. We live on the west end and since we own our house we pay our water annually and it is $1000 pesos with the discount. If you pay your property taxes and water in January you get a discount. There is an office on the square in Joco where you pay these 2. I would think that it is similar throughout Mexico but just ask when you get where you are going. Expats are very friendly and will help you out. Kitt
MiCasita replied recently with:
I am moving down but need to know about internet and cable cost for services . Where does one pay light bills etc. Any information is appreciated.
Sign In or Sign Up to reply
A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Manzanillo, Mexico
Moving-to-Manzanillo
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
I am a realtor and very happy to show new people around the city I love. I also make sure they settle in and meet other people. I think of that as part of my job. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
I want to move to Manzanillo in 2015. I would rent and am asking about long term rental prices for a normal 2 bdrm house. I am not the luxury type just a normal house with hot water and regular amenities. Could you give me some suggestions as to what to expect?
A reader replied recently with:
yES THE HIGH IN E-PATS MIGHT BE GOOD FOR THE $150,000 or THE $869,000 WHO KNOWS, THAT MIGHT SOUND LIKE A GREAT DEAL TO THE FEW, HOW ABOUT THE AVERAGE JOE ON SS OR A PENION CHECK OR 401??????.THE AVERAGE GUY OR WOMAN READING THIS MIGHT WANT TO VISIT BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO SHOW SOMETHING A LITTLE LESS $$$$(LOW PRICES) AS WELL, THANKS FOR THE REPORT.
Sign In or Sign Up to reply
Expat Report Info about Mujeres Amigas in Manzanillo, Mexico by candyking1 was published
Info-about-Manzanillo
Describe your group.
We are a group of English speaking ladies who meet at a restaurant and have lunch the 1st Wednesday of every month. We usually have a speaker about the local happenings, or an author, or an "expert" on something..all of the charity events sell their tickets and we have a monthly letter that goes out to keep everyone informed of what is happening around town. (Continue)
A reader commented on the Expat Report Info about Mujeres Amigas in Manzanillo, Mexico
Info-about-Manzanillo
Describe your group.
We meet once a month, women only, to meet other ex-pats in the area and hear speakers from the community. The mission is to keep the group informed of local news and keep the rumors close to the truth. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at El Tablau Restaurant at 1pm. (Continue)
libertyd replied most recently with:
Thank you...my husband and I ate going to check out that area due to this data.
A reader replied recently with:
How safe is it in Manzanillo now with the cartel troubling the whole country?
Sign In or Sign Up to reply
Expat Report Moving to Manzanillo, Mexico by CandyKing was published
Moving-to-Manzanillo
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Contact me or someone here about what to bring or not.

Choosing a neighborhood and finding a home I would suggest a qualified real estate professional.

We have an MLS group in the city. Preferably chose one of those realtors. (Continue)

Join Expat Exchange (FREE)

Become a member of Expat Exchange today to meet other expats in your area or get advice before moving overseas. Membership is FREE and takes 1 minute!

Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter

Subscribe to The Foreign Exchange, our weekly newsletter, read by over 70,000 expats worldwide:

PROPERTIES IN MEXICO
Post a for Sale or Rental Property (free!)