Mazatlan, Mexico
Mazatlan, Mexico
Mazatlan, Mexico

Mazatlan, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 09, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Mazatlan, Mexico: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Mazatlan?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Mazatlan, they said:

"Do it! Mazatlan is a wonderful place to live! We have annual Carnaval and Motorcycle Week celebrations, and there is always some activity going on. There is drug violence, but it is extremely rare for expats to be affected in any way by it. Use the same cautions you would use in any large city. Bring only your electronics, clothes, and things you absolutely can't live without, because moving your goods is very expensive, and prices for replacing them here are very reasonable. Learn as much Spanish as you can (of course!); for a tourist city there were not as many English speaking merchants and service people as I thought there would be. Make an effort to speak Spanish to the people, even if you mangle the language, they will think much more highly of you for trying," added another expat who made the move to Mazatlan.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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