Are you dreaming of moving to Mexico? If so, you aren’t alone. In 2023, the number of foreigners moving to Mexico from other countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe seems to be higher than ever.

The country is a top vacation destination and a great place to work, live, and retire, too. Mexico has natural beauty, a low cost of living, an excellent climate, rich culture, delicious foods, and so much more.

In addition, as more people are working remote jobs in 2023, even more people than ever are deciding to move to different places to live and work, including Mexico.

If you’re thinking about moving down south for a more relaxed and enjoyable quality of life, keep reading below for the top 5 places to move in Mexico. Perhaps your new life in paradise awaits! 

#1 Puerto Vallarta

For starters, Puerto Vallarta is our top choice of places to move to in Mexico. In 2022, PV received a record number of passengers that flocked to the bustling Pacific Coast city.

In recent years, Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay where PV is located have experienced unprecedented growth. PV is a popular place to move because of the area’s natural beauty, excellent restaurants, nightlife, and rich culture.

In addition to a warm and sunny climate, PV also offers residents an affordable cost of living and access to excellent health care. It is especially popular with remote workers who love that they can work and live in paradise.

Nuevo Nayarit just north of PV is a great place to live with wide, sandy beaches and a peaceful vibe. There, Villa La Estancia’s hotel-condo concept is a popular choice for a dream home at the beach. 

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#2 San Miguel de Allende

Next, San Miguel de Allende is a charming colonial town once voted the “Best Small City in the World” award by Condé Nast magazine for 5 years.

People love the area’s excellent restaurants, great art scene, beautiful architecture, and lively international community. The city also enjoys pleasant spring-like weather during most of the year.

Currently, the real estate market is really booming and 2022 was the city’s most successful year in real estate sales over the last decade. In addition, the city is experiencing a changing demographic with younger, educated, and remote working families moving to San Miguel.

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#3 Riviera Maya

Thirdly, the Riviera Maya is a 100-mile stretch of white-sand coastline found on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Popular towns to live in include Tulum, Cancun, and Playa del Carmen.

In addition to white sandy beaches and turquoise Caribbean Sea views, the area is also well known for ancient Mayan ruins. The incredible archaeological sites including Chichen Itza are great places to learn more about the country’s rich history and culture.

There are also magical cenotes in the area which are natural swimming holes formed when limestone erodes to expose water below.

Tulum is popular with wellness-focused crowds and has a fantastic restaurant scene, and Playa del Carmen is best known for its nightlife and picture-perfect beaches. Cancun has great shopping and tons of high-end resorts and clubs. 

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#4 Los Cabos

Next, Los Cabos is considered one of the safest and most economically competitive areas to live in Mexico. Los Cabos is made up of two cities, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas and the area is very popular with expats.

People that move to Los Cabos really appreciate the diverse landscapes that include beautiful beaches, dramatic desert terrain, and the beautiful Sierra de la Laguna mountain range. Also, the area is home to a UNESCO-protected biosphere reserve as well.  

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#5 Mexico City

Last but not least, the country’s capital is a bustling metropolis that also has a rich history and culture. More foreigners are moving to the area with around 40 percent of real estate sales in Mexico City in 2022 bought by foreign buyers.

In terms of the most upscale and best neighborhoods to relocate to in Mexico City, Lomas de Chapultepec, Jardines del Pedregal, Coyoacán, Roma, Condesa, and San Ángel areas are very popular. Mexico City has stunning colonial-style homes and a vibrant art scene as well. 

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As you can see, Mexico has excellent options in terms of where to relocate if you want to move to Mexico. If you decide to move to Puerto Vallarta or Los Cabos, check out Villa La Estancia.

Our luxurious hotel-condo concept property has 2 locations in these preferred destinations. In PV, Villa La Estancia is situated in the peaceful Nuevo Nayarit neighborhood which is just 15 minutes north of the PV airport in Banderas Bay.

Our spacious beachfront residences also come with access to world-class resort amenities and services, too. In Cabo San Lucas, Villa La Estancia is found on Medano Beach, one of the best beaches in the area.

Our homeowners really love the low-maintenance factor of owning a luxurious and solidly constructed beachfront residence at Villa Estancia. Contact us today to schedule a property tour as inventory is limited!