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by TAO Mexico


Mexico’s Day of the Dead – a Joyous Celebration of Life

Nov 01, 2017
Everything you need to know about the Day of the Dead in Mexico... There is a common misconception among people that the Day of the Dead is the Mexican version of Halloween. It stands to reason that people make this connection. Both events are at the same time of year…

The Expat’s Guide to Retiring in Mexico

Oct 05, 2017
We were recently speaking among our community of expat “locals” down here in the Riviera Maya, discussing the change we all went through when we first considered retiring in Mexico. Most of us agree it was when we were first planning on retiring in Mexico that we found ourselves wildly…
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The Right Mexican Visas for Expats like US

Oct 04, 2017
Mexico has a clear policy on immigration which controls the country’s borders, yet provides welcoming access for citizens of the United States, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, or the European Union countries which are within the Schengen Area. We are automatically given a tourist visa upon entry, and the process…

How to Live Well in the Riviera Maya for US $980 per Month

Oct 03, 2017
Most people who are considering moving to the Riviera Maya begin their journey by searching for more details to back up the rumor that the cost of living down here is significantly lower than in the United States, Canada, or Europe. Of course, this is absolutely true. However, the amount…
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[Security in the Riviera Maya] American expat point of view

Oct 02, 2017
For many years now, Mexico has shown a consistent rise in the number of visitors it has had across its borders, firmly establishing itself among the most desirable countries to visit on the planet. In 2016, Mexico had 35 million visitors - making it the 8th most popular tourist destination…