The Best Reasons To Purchase a Mazatlán HomePopular for its seemingly endless beaches, nearly flawless climate, and casual lifestyle, Mazatlán is one of the world's most inviting destinations. Offering all the comforts and conveniences of a large city, Mazatlán retains a charming and friendly small-town atmosphere. No wonder CNN Money and International Living rank it among Mexico's top three retirement spots. Experience quality living at prices well below major U.S. and Canadian cities...and at a fraction of the cost of Hawaii or the beaches of California, Florida, or the Caribbean.
El Cid Real Estate offers you seven compelling reasons to buy a Mazatlán, Mexico home:
Close to home
Mazatlán is relatively close to the U.S. border. You can drive to or from Nogales in 12 hours, although leisurely motorists tend to stop overnight halfway. By bus, Nogales is 16 hours. Traveling by air? It's just two hours to Phoenix or Houston, 2.5 hours to Los Angeles, and less than three hours to Denver or Salt Lake City. All of these cities are hubs for further travel on Alaska Airlines, US Airways, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Wesjet, Sunwing or Sun Country - the airlines serving Mazatlán.
Just 15 miles south of the Tropic of Cancer, Mazatlán is in the same latitudes as the Hawaiian Islands and the southern Bahamas. Enjoy tropical conditions with dry, moderate winters and warm, wet summers. The average temperature year-round is 77*F.
Local traditions and pride
Mazatlán is an old seaport city where many people trace their ancestry back four and five generations. Mazatlecos grow up seeing and welcoming strangers with a smile and a friendly "hola". We hold fiercely onto traditions such as our street parades and Carnaval -- said to be the third largest in the world.
A cross-cultural connection
In Mazatlán, lifelong locals and new residents live in friendship and harmony. There's no animosity toward visitors. In fact, the local tourist industry - hotels, restaurants, cocktail lounges, nightclubs, golf, deep-sea fishing facilities, and other visitor services - is set up to deal with English-speaking customers. Also, among the 5,500 American and Canadian retirees already living here, various social groups have formed to network and perform voluntary community work.
Reasonably priced health care
Health care is available and competitively priced. The Sharp Hospital, modeled after the facility in San Diego, requires the same standards as in the United States. Prices for high-quality treatment in the city hospitals are much lower than north of the border. Some doctors even make house calls!
Lower cost of living
Retirees find that their pensions go one third further than back home. You can still get a cart full of groceries for less than $50, and household help is reasonable and available. When did you last pay $3.50 for a movie ticket? As a big city, Mazatlán has a good transportation system with bus fares running about 80 cents, and taxis around $4 or $6 for most trips around town. You don't really need a car.
10% appreciation per year for your Mazatlán home
Take advantage of 10% appreciation per year for the last 10 years in El Cid Developments, plus the enjoyment of the property as a vacation residence. Furthermore, El Cid Golf Course and Marina is still an affordable paradise.