February 3, 2023

Learn about the 7 best cities to live in Mexico

To choose a new city to live, invest or just go on a vacation can be a difficult task, especially in case of Mexico - a country with a vast number of appealing places to choose from. In this article we present a list of the 7 best cities to live or to retire in Mexico and all the attractiveness they offer to their visitors, locals or investors.

Which factors determine the attractiveness of the city for life?

  • Transport links with other cities.
  • Presence of sanitation system and medical and educational institutions.
  • Diversity of employment options.
  • Cost of living.
  • Offer of cultural, gastronomic, sport and entertainment facilities.

Best cities to live in Mexico

Taking into account the above factors, here we present the best cities to live in Mexico:

Tulum

Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Tulum is a paradise town, which is perfect both for vacationing and for life. Its rapid growth with respect to innovation in mobility has positioned Tulum as one of the best cities to live in Mexico. The lush nature, which surrounds the Region, is one of its main attractions, not to mention its beaches with turquoise waters and crystal-clear cenotes. In fact, in 7 must-visit cenotes in Tulum, we will tell you where you can find these spectacular natural wells of clear water.

The beach in Tulum, the city in the Rivera Maya in Mexico
The lush nature, which surrounds the Region, is one of its main attractions, not to mention its beaches with turquoise waters.

Tulum promises to be one of the most important cities in Mexico in terms of tourism, receiving almost 1.5 million visitors a year. Those, who fall in love with the city, return every year, seduced by its culture, sustainable architecture and the wide range of exclusive services such as spas and gourmet cuisine.

Renting or buying a condo in Tulum would be your best option if you are looking to live in a community, which protects the natural beauty of its surroundings, and that, at the same time, allows you to enjoy the variety of cultural activities similar to those of the big cities. In the article of 6 reasons to invest in Tulum we will tell you in more detail why investing in Tulum's real estate is one of the goals of many investors, who aim for a higher return on their investment.

San Miguel de Allende  

The architectural beauty of this colonial city will leave you speechless. Located in the state of Guanajuato, the city of San Miguel de Allende is a great attraction for foreigners due to its impressive nature surrounded by mountains and the best botanical gardens in the country. This city is said to be an excellent option for artists, painters and writes, who are looking to connect with their creative souls in a place full of sensory stimulus - being a source of inspiration for many.

The city of San Miguel de Allende - one of the best cities to live in Mexico
The architectural beauty of San Miguel de Allende will leave you speechless.

Canadians and Americans choose this city as a perfect place to retire, since the cost of living is low, and the climate is one of the best in the country. Besides, people who call San Miguel de Allende home, appreciate the ability to enjoy the calmer pace of life, free of stress of big cities, but with their comforts and services.

Merida

This city, located in the Yucatán Peninsula, is one of the best options to choose from when looking for a city to live in Mexico. With a high quality of life, Merida offers you excellent health care, educational and cultural facilities.

Furthermore, its crime level is the lowest in the entire country, thus Merida was considered the safest city in Latin America in 2019.

Merida has nothing to envy to the Mexican coastal cities, as it is located in close proximity to Cancun and Tulum – cities with the most beautiful beaches in the country.

Yucatán Cathedral in Merida, the city in Mexico
Merida is a great option to invest in a family home, being considered the safest city in Latin America.

San Luis Potosí

This city combines the best of nature and adventure. If you are fond of sports such as rafting, you cannot miss visiting the waterfalls that this city offers you. Besides, if you are a fan of discovering new hiking and cycling routes, you have to visit its majestic forests and the region of Huasteca, which will unveil to you its beautiful paradisiacal landscapes.

Plaza de Armas in San Luis Potosí, one of the best cities to live in Mexico
San Luis Potosí is one of the best places to live in Mexico and one of the first options for foreigners who are willing to invest in this country.

On a cultural level, the city offers you a vast variety of festivals and events throughout the year, which will help you learn about and fall in love with the culture of its people.

San Pedro Garza García

It is one of the most interesting cities to live in due to its beautiful landscapes – this makes San Pedro Garza García an ideal city for lovers of nature and outdoor activities. Its ecotourism is one of its main attractions, especially the one which takes place in the Chipinque Ecological Park.

San Pedro Garza García is influenced by international culture - the fact that can be seen in many of its museums and its nightlife with the variety of renowned restaurants with an international gastronomic offer. Nevertheless, the main advantage of San Pedro Garza García lies in its safety and its supply of skilled labor, being an ideal city to invest in office space. In fact, it is a municipality with the highest per capita income in entire Mexico and even in Latin America.

San Pedro Garza Garcia - one of the best cities to live in Mexico
San Pedro Garza García is an ideal city for lovers of nature and outdoor activities.

Puerto Peñasco

This paradisiacal resort is located just one hour away from the border with the United States, being one of the favorite vacation destinations of Canadians and Americans, who are willing to have a weekend getaway. In fact, many Americans have purchased their summer homes in this town.

Puerto Peñasco is definitely an ideal option for lovers of beach and sun. The prices for properties in this town are within average, so, if you plan to acquire a vacation property, Puerto Peñasco may be a suitable option.

Alamos

A small town, but with unprecedented architectural and cultural charm – this is Alamos, with less than 25,000 inhabitants, a bohemian city that welcomes many artists, writers, musicians and poets.

Its streets are overflowing with history, cinema and art, so, if you are a fan of ancient architecture or the Baroque style, you will be delighted by this town.

Alamos - one of the best cities to live in Mexico
If you are looking for a small town with a relaxed pace of life, Alamos may be an excellent option for you.

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