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Monday October 16 2017
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A Colonial Sensation: San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel is located on the semi-arid high plains of Central Mexico, near the area known as the Bajío. Geographically, it is almost the center of Mexico, making it easily accessible by air or road. Getting Here Airports in Guanajuato (south of Leon, a 1.5 hour drive from San Miguel) and Mexico City (a 3 hour drive) receive direct internati...

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Guanajuato Real Estate: Buy on Impulse or Rent and Have a Look Around?

Guanajuato is the capital of the State of Guanajuato. It has long been a Mexican tourist destination that is just now becoming popular for American tourism. During the early-1500’s, it was a mountainous canyon or ravine that was uninhabited, though there were settlements to its south. But, in the mid-1500’s, the discovery of silver led to t...

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Vacation Housing Market in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende lies to the south of Mexico’s central high plain, and is close to the agricultural area known as the Bajio. It is easily accessible by air or on land, as there are direct international flights to the Guanajuato International Airport from Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta. The Guanajuato International Airport is the main airport...

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The Allure of Oaxaca for Snowbirds

Oaxaca has two main advantages over other southern destinations for snowbirds. First, you can explore one of the most culturally rich regions in Latin America, and then, if the mood strikes, hop a plane, and in 35 minutes be relaxing on a sandy beach sipping margaritas. Second, there is enough of an expat presence in the city to enable a vacation...

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Rocky Point Cruise Ship Update

The Holland America shipping company revealed that within three years, with the construction of a Cruise Ship Home Port, Puerto Peñasco will be taking another step to become a world-class tourist destination. A “home port” is a port of arrival, or rather, the site where cruises begin and end; it is something Mexico had never had up to now. ...

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How do I Know Which Developers have Sufficient Capital to Build?

Many people approach me wanting to know if the particular development where they want to purchase has enough money to build and deliver the units as promised. I tell them that, while there are other ways to find out, the best and easiest way to tell if a developer has sufficient capital or financing to build is by looking at their contracts, payme...

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Catching a Wave of Appreciation in the Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen real estate markets have had some of the world’s most interesting growth rates and are fascinating examples of regional trends. During the 1990’s the little village was known as the pier town where you grabbed the ferry to get to Cozumel. As this little village has become more intertwined with the inte...

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Los Cabos Overview

We will begin with an overall introduction of Los Cabos, and follow it in future issues with specific articles that will increase the readers’ knowledge of our unique destination. Baja California Sur is Mexico’s primary neighbor to the Sea of Cortes and is a land full of contrast with its islands, marine life, desert, mountains and huge ar...

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Comparing Mortgage Rates in the U.S. and Mexico

How different are rates, costs and programs? As the Mexico resort real estate market continues to gain popularity among North Americans, one common theme exists: an increasing demand for insightful and relevant information among the entire Mexican resort real estate community, including developers, realtors, owners, resellers and potential buyer...

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Vallarta Heat: Year Round Living in the Tropics

Many first time visitors to Puerto Vallarta are deterred from spending the summer months in Mexico by overheard complaints of the oppressive heat. This is unfortunate because the rainy season has a special charm unavailable during the cooler winter months. While the humidity and heat can be intense during the day, the rains come in the afternoon...

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Loonie Strenght: Results in a Shopping Paradise

The loonie, nickname for the Canadian dollar coin that replaced the former Canadian paper dollar bill, is a hendecagonal (eleven sided) bronze plated nickel coin that has been minted in Canada since 1987. It displays Queen Elizabeth II on one side and a common loon, a well known Canadian bird, on the reverse side. For about five years prior to ...

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Discovery Weekend: Mexico Alive

Puerto Vallarta.- The Discovery Weekend began Thursday checking into a beautiful Banderas Bay beach front resort with a welcome cocktail party where we met the other guests and Mexico Alive´s staff. The fun continued as we took the private bus during our tour of Puerto Vallarta. We then returned to the resort to get ready for the Mexican Fiesta di...

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Arrachera Molcajete: How To Prepare

Ingredients: Beef flank steak (arrachera) 8.00 Oz. “Ranchero” cheese 1.75 Oz. Mexican sausage(chorizo) 1.75 Oz. Roasted cactus (nopales) 0.88 Oz. Fresh avocado 1.75 Oz. House “salsa” 2.00 Oz. “Charro” style beans 2.00 Oz. Cooking oil 0.01 Oz. Procedure: 1. Cut and grill sausages and cactus ...

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