9 Best Places to Live on Mexico's Pacific Coast

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: We've compiled a list of the 9 best places to live on the Pacific Coast of Mexico based upon expats' recommendations and security information from the US State Department. From Ensenada in Baja Norte all the way down to Puerto Escondido, these cities and towns boast beautiful beaches, warm weather and more.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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Jan 18, 2017 17:32

I live in Cabo, and the idea that Sept. is the only uncomfortable month is nonsense. It is hot and muggy from the middle of July through the first half of October. San Jose is usually a bit hotter and muggier than San Lucas, but it is also a much more livable town, as distinct from a town for vacationers.

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Feb 24, 2017 12:19

This is great! Wish there had been more of this provided on threads written by expats.

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Feb 24, 2017 12:29

I loved the piece. Very much needed.

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Dec 25, 2020 13:29

I have noticed that Mazatlan was not included in this list of the 9 best places to live on the Pacific Coast. What would be the reason for this?

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Mar 15, 2021 17:53

Curious that you didn't mention San Quintin, about a 3 hour drive south of Ensenada. The are has better year round weather, fabulous fishing and fresh seafood options as well as offering retirees some very affordable living opportunities. I have lived here for nearly 15 years and couldn't imagine living anywhere else!

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Jul 13, 2021 10:37

La Pas, aka The Peace!

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