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Old 04-02-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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Default Largest Expat Enclaves in Mexico?

I know of San Miguel and Lake Chapala but these are at altitudes too high for me. Does anyone know a couple of the largest gathering places for English-speaking foreigners in Mexico---preferably on the Pacific, Sea of Cortez, or Gulf, larger city with good health care services and facilities for retirees?
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Axixic, Jalisco, MX
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Puerto Vallarta has a large ex-pat community and there are several on the Pacific side that have hundreds if not a few thousand ex-pats.

Puerto Vallarta forums:
Puerto Vallarta Mexico Forum (Bulletin Boards) :: Index
The Puerto Vallarta Scene Forum
All Vallarta Message Board for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Forums

Other areas:

Main Index - The Pacific Coast of Mexico
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Axixic, Jalisco, MX
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I forgot about this excellent English newspaper for information about Guadalajara, Lake Chapala and the coast.

Guadalajara Reporter
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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Puerto Vallarta has a large ex-pat community and there are several on the Pacific side that have hundreds if not a few thousand ex-pats.

Puerto Vallarta forums:
Puerto Vallarta Mexico Forum (Bulletin Boards) :: Index
The Puerto Vallarta Scene Forum
All Vallarta Message Board for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Forums

Other areas:

Main Index - The Pacific Coast of Mexico
Thanks for the links, axixic2.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Axixic, Jalisco, MX
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Out of curiosity I looked today at other expat communities and found some that require much more exploration. Belize looks interesting because the language is English, it's politically stable, English political system and has an English/ U.S. common law judicial system. There are mountain cities where expats can live for a year round cooler climate and it is about a 3 day drive to the Texas border.

Panama did get great reviews though.

Belize Current Affairs - Belize Forums (http://www.belizeculture.com/forum/9-belize-current-affairs/ - broken link)
Belize climate weather meteorology weaterh patterns

Retiring In Belize - Page Two

Corozal real estate, rentals:
Retiring In Belize - Page Three

Rentals are relatively inexpensive -- $100-$200 for a nice Belizean-style house or $300-$700 for a modern American-style house.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:20 AM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Out of curiosity I looked today at other expat communities and found some that require much more exploration. Belize looks interesting because the language is English, it's politically stable, English political system and has an English/ U.S. common law judicial system. There are mountain cities where expats can live for a year round cooler climate and it is about a 3 day drive to the Texas border.

Panama did get great reviews though.

Belize Current Affairs - Belize Forums (http://www.belizeculture.com/forum/9-belize-current-affairs/ - broken link)
Belize climate weather meteorology weaterh patterns

Retiring In Belize - Page Two

Corozal real estate, rentals:
Retiring In Belize - Page Three

Rentals are relatively inexpensive -- $100-$200 for a nice Belizean-style house or $300-$700 for a modern American-style house.
That's because Belize is a former British colony (British Honduras) and remains a Commonwealth realm (ie: the King/Queen of the United Kingdom is also the King/Queen of Belize). I believe it was the only British colony on the Central American mainland.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:02 AM
 
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I know of San Miguel and Lake Chapala but these are at altitudes too high for me. Does anyone know a couple of the largest gathering places for English-speaking foreigners in Mexico---preferably on the Pacific, Sea of Cortez, or Gulf, larger city with good health care services and facilities for retirees?
I guess Rosarito in Baja California is the place you are looking for...
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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Out of curiosity I looked today at other expat communities and found some that require much more exploration. Belize looks interesting because the language is English, it's politically stable, English political system and has an English/ U.S. common law judicial system. There are mountain cities where expats can live for a year round cooler climate and it is about a 3 day drive to the Texas border.

Panama did get great reviews though.
The father south, the less desirable for me just because of the rising humidity & heat and the earthquake zone. Everything else seems to be ideal.

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I guess Rosarito in Baja California is the place you are looking for...
So far somewhere along Baja---Rosarito or Cabo might have to do. Don't know about the hospital situation in both but Cabo is likely nearly as pricey as USA for COL.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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So far somewhere along Baja---Rosarito or Cabo might have to do. Don't know about the hospital situation in both but Cabo is likely nearly as pricey as USA for COL.
How about Todas Los Santos? It's a less expensive then Cabo. On the Gulf side there's La Paz, Loreto and San Jose del Cabo.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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I genuinely do not understand why anyone would go to the trouble of moving to a foreign country just to hang out with other gringos.
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