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A Journey Into Paradise

Living the Single Life in Mexico Real Estate

19 January, 2014

Mexico is an excellent choice for single expats who wish to begin an exciting new life in a foreign country. Not just for couples,Mexico boasts plenty of single expats in its most popular destinations,as well as in other areas located throughout the country. The bottom line: Don’t let the fact that you are single stop you from moving to Mexico.

Being single has its own unique set of challenges compared to being part of a couple. For example,single people don’t have a special someone or life partner with which to share hopes dreams and companionship,but fortunately Mexico is an excellent place to make new friends and form a vibrant new social circle. 

To get the most out of the single life in Mexico,you will first need to be honest with yourself about who you really are and what you want out of life. Are you someone who loves to party and thrives on meeting new people? Do you like to have social engagements every night of the week? Or are you more of a quiet type who enjoys having a close circle of intimate friends? Regardless of your preferences,the life-altering choice of moving permanently to Mexico provides a unique opportunity to become acquainted with other like-minded individuals who have made the same move. There are many expats to be found in cities of all sizes in Mexico,so you will have plenty of opportunities to meet people who enjoy some of the same interests that you do.

As a single person you will likely be happiest if you opt to move to one of the areas known as an expat haven,rather than choosing a location with few expat residents. Popular expat destinations in Mexico real estate include the Yucatan Peninsula,which is home to Cancun,Isla Mujeres,Cozumel and Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean,as well as Merida and a variety of other villages located along the Gulf Coast. On Mexico’s Pacific side,there is Puerto Vallarta,Mazatlan and Manzanillo,while the Baja Peninsula offers Los Cabos,La Paz and Ensenada. Southern Mexico is home to the popular expat destinations of Oaxaca and San Cristobal de las Casas,while the Colonial Highlands and Central Mexico offer the excellent communities of San Miguel de Allende,Lake Chapala and Guanajuato. 

If you are unsure where you would most like to live,consider renting before you decide to buy. This will allow you to move around more easily,especially if you are single with no children. Even if you only rent for a few months,it will give you time to decide if the area is right for you. If not,simply move on and try another location. Mexico has plenty to offer and is diverse enough to have something for everyone. 

Once you are settled in a location,develop a strategy that you are comfortable with for meeting new people. Loneliness and boredom are your biggest enemies when getting settled in Mexico,so start a project before you leave your home country that will also keep you occupied in your new home. Also,don’t be afraid to take the initiative when it comes to meeting people – chances are good that many of them are also hoping to make new friends in their new home. Developing a new hobby is another excellent way to meet others,as is starting a new business venture. Anything that gets you out of the house and among people will naturally lead to making new acquaintances,some of which are bound to become new lifelong friends. 

Learning Spanish is an excellent way to feel more at home in Mexico and is one of the best investments you can make in your new life. Not only will it help you meet new people,but it will also help you converse with locals,including workers who you will eventually need to hire for help with things like plumbing,carpentry,landscaping,etc. 

Finally,relax and enjoy the journey! Living in Mexico will be a fun adventure that takes your life in new directions that you never even dreamed.