Mexico’s best budget property locations

With nearly 6,000 miles of coastline, Mexico has plenty of beaches—and beach resorts where you can lie in the lap of luxury. But what if you’re on a budget? No worries… Mexico still has some very affordable beach destinations. Whether you’re looking for someplace to live fulltime—or just a tranquil beach where you can chill out for a while—here are three of your cheapest Mexico beach options.

1. Yucatán Gulf Coast

This 50-mile stretch of coast, running north and east of Mérida in the Yucatán Peninsula, offers some of the best beachfront bargains in Mexico. Merida’s Mexican population has been vacationing on this coast for several generations, and these days expats have joined the trend.

2. Mazatlán

Mexico’s most affordable beach resort This Pacific coast city, Mexico’s oldest international beach resort, is making a comeback. Originally popular in the late 19th century, it faded from glory when the newer resorts of Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco were developed in the mid-20th century. But about 15 years ago, locals who loved the city began a series of urban renewal projects—spiffing up Mazatlán’s historic opera house and main square, for instance, and opening chic new restaurants.

Manzanillo: An oceanview condo from $250,000

Also on the Pacific coast, Manzanillo is a busy port city that also happens to have miles of beach. Two five-mile bays lined with beaches, to be exact. Manzanillo has a cheerful, casual atmosphere, plenty of seaside restaurants, a raffish downtown, and an international airport with direct flights to the U.S. This city feels very Mexican—yet you can find plenty of locals who speak English.

Like Mazatlán, Manzanillo is popular with snowbirds (especially Canadians), although the number of full-time expats is also increasing.

Source: International Living

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