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Bring Your Medicare to Mexico

Bring Your Medicare to Mexico

Suzan Haskins
Latin America Editor, International Living
International Living Postcards—your daily escape

Which foreign country will be the first in which Americans can use Medicare and Medicaid benefits?

Mexico, of course.

It just makes sense. Mexico is right next door to the largest market of health care consumers in the world. Some health services in Mexico can cost 12 times less than what is charged in the U.S., experts say.

It’s no wonder that Americans (and yes, Canadians, too) cross the Mexican border in frequently increasing numbers to avail of the high-quality but low-cost health care Mexico provides, including reduced cost prescriptions. continue reading…

Drug cartels. Murders. The news is often bad out of Mexico. Peter Ferry journeys beyond the headlines.

Finally Some Good News on Travel in Mexico

Finally Some Good News on Travel in Mexico

Poor old Mexico. Talk about kicking a guy when he’s down! Just when the price of oil plummets, American jobs dry up, and the fear of drug violence cuts tourism in half, along comes swine flu to cut it in half again.

OK, it’s time for a little good news. In May, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control lifted its recommendation against travel to Mexico; the swine flu isn’t so bad after all, and it probably didn’t come here from Mexico in the first place.

And now a little more good news. Drug violence is not a threat to ordinary tourists like you and me. This is according to the Mexican government, the U.S. State Department and me. Let me give you a little background. continue reading…

This newer ocean front home is located inside the privacy of Las Gaviotas. A beachfront gated community just 10 minutes south from downtown Rosarito Beach.

Gorgeous Ocean Home For Sale in Las Gaviotas

Gorgeous Ocean Home For Sale in Las Gaviotas

Constructed on 2003 by award wining Architect Roberto Moreno, this is one of the newest homes in Las Gaviotas. Perfectly located in a corner lot just a few dozen yards from the shore, this furnished home offers better views than many homes located along the shoreline. With two second floor balconies, one is a small terrace exclusive to the Master Bedroom; the front balcony offers panoramic wide views of the Pacific Ocean right from the living room with a grill and an outdoor dining table with four chairs and an umbrella.

As soon as you step inside through the main entrance right of the tiled floor stairs, you will come up to a high ceiling living room and dining area with lots of natural light coming from specially designed trap lights on the high walls near the ceiling. The views from this area are beautiful, you will enjoy sunsets and watching the surfers ride the waves. continue reading…

Imagine waking up and taking a few steps to feel the sand between your toes, reading a book or falling asleep with the ocean waves crashing in the background, opening your window and feeling the sea breeze on your face. If you love the ocean, then your dream home is in Las Ventanas.

Luxury Beachfront Home for sale in Las Ventanas near Puerto Nuevo

Luxury Beachfront Home for sale in Las Ventanas near Puerto Nuevo

Design with luxury in mind, the greatest attention to detail, state of the art construction and top quality materials; Las Ventanas is the first project completed by a U.S. developer in Northern Baja, the Waterfront Development Company, it has set a new standard for luxury beach front living since 2006.  Inspired by Mediterranean villas, this private gated residential community, with its Hacienda style exterior wall and guard house, earth tone color palette with red ceramic tile roof tops and serene ambiance, will make you feel like you’re a world away from the city

One of the most exclusive communities, located south of Rosarito Beach, near the Puerto Nuevo area, the famous lobster Village. This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has a warm, ready-for-Baja-living interior design done by a renowned local interior decorator. Offered fully furnished for a convenient and fun move south of the border.

Huge patios and terraces, guest quarters, fireplaces, high-end finishings, yet relaxed. This home is built only steps away from a beautiful long stretch of sandy beach.

Previews only by appointment.
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