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Mazatlan, Mexico

Moving to Mazatlan, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 17, 2022

Summary: Moving to Mazatlan, Mexico: DATASENTENCE Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Mazatlan.

Should I buy or rent a home in Mazatlan?

If you have not spent a lot of time in Mazatlan, you should rent before even thinking about buying. We asked expats there about the buy vs. rent decision:

"We bought a house. It was not easy, but with a good realtor and notario not impossible. Living near the coastline, we had to purchase a fideicomiso (bank trust) and that was expensive," said another expat in Mazatlan.

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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Mazatlan?

We asked people in Mazatlan if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!:

"I am sure I did. Most often they were probably related to language and misunderstanding. There are lots of little things like trying to have a party for adults and offending a family because we did not want them to bring their children. And of course we have shown up for a party on time - never again. I attended the parents breakfast at school, which was really a breakfast for a few hundred moms - and me! I have learned to always say you need something earlier than you do. It is expected," explained one expat living in Mazatlan, Mexico.

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What are medical services in Mazatlan like?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Mazatlan, they replied:

"I am extremely happy with the broad range of specialized medicine and the large number of physicians in MazatleĀ°n. And they all cater to expatriates and foreign tourism," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Mazatlan.

"The health care here/Mexico is not as good as the US. I get free health care paid by my former employer. Thailand health care is better IMHO," stated one expat who made the move to Mazatlan.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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