Retiring early in Mexico Couple..

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Bsuds wrote:OK, I have rented a 737 Max for the flight.

It hasn't had the updates yet and the pilot has never flown one before but we should be good to go. :biggrin:


Hey, I made it to and from Mexico twice in a Max 8. No problemo.
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Bsuds wrote:
jimmy4321 wrote:Travel health insurance should cancel benefits for those who travel to Covid hotspots.


They already don't cover it without added insurance which is difficult if not impossible to get.

It’s actually not very difficult..
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Bucerias is also called BC-rias, as most of the people seem to be from BC.
We have spent the winter there for the last 6 years.
We decided to cancel this year due to covid, but from what we hear from friends there vs here I think we would have been better off there this winter. :up:
This is also the feedback we get from my brother who left last month to their house in Florida.
I don't know about a budget of 2000$ though in Bucerias. Our living expenses excl rent were more than that and our rent was more than double that.
We love it there and hope to go back again next winter and since we are relatively young, we are also considering moving there permanently. :130:
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I keep checking the Airlines and don’t see any flights going down.

Can anybody verify if flights have been going to the PV Airport? I know the Airlines on there web show it but this means nothing.

Kelowna, Vancouver or Calgary Airports have not shown any departures for quite some time to PV...I check daily.
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jv34 wrote:I keep checking the Airlines and don’t see any flights going down.

Can anybody verify if flights have been going to the PV Airport? I know the Airlines on there web show it but this means nothing.

Kelowna, Vancouver or Calgary Airports have not shown any departures for quite some time to PV...I check daily.

WestJet every Saturday in October from Calgary, every Friday and Saturday in November from Vancouver, and every Saturday and Sunday in November from Calgary.... all flights are fully booked. Probably more days added for December.
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squash junky wrote:Bucerias is also called BC-rias, as most of the people seem to be from BC.
We have spent the winter there for the last 6 years.
We decided to cancel this year due to covid, but from what we hear from friends there vs here I think we would have been better off there this winter. :up:
This is also the feedback we get from my brother who left last month to their house in Florida.
I don't know about a budget of 2000$ though in Bucerias. Our living expenses excl rent were more than that and our rent was more than double that.
We love it there and hope to go back again next winter and since we are relatively young, we are also considering moving there permanently. :130:


Sorry, are you saying you were paying over $4000/month for rent?
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vegas1500 wrote:
squash junky wrote:Bucerias is also called BC-rias, as most of the people seem to be from BC.
We have spent the winter there for the last 6 years.
We decided to cancel this year due to covid, but from what we hear from friends there vs here I think we would have been better off there this winter. :up:
This is also the feedback we get from my brother who left last month to their house in Florida.
I don't know about a budget of 2000$ though in Bucerias. Our living expenses excl rent were more than that and our rent was more than double that.
We love it there and hope to go back again next winter and since we are relatively young, we are also considering moving there permanently. :130:


Sorry, are you saying you were paying over $4000/month for rent?

That's only $130 a day, a bit more if it's February.

We rented the ground floor of a house for just over $90 a day, 2 bedrooms though there were just the two of us. We weren't in Bucerias, but a small town much further south.
Many of these houses that one can rent out are owned by Canadians, Americans and middle class Mexicans. They charge what the market will bear.
Of course long-term rentals, two or three months, can be negotiated lower.

If you get away from Bucerias and the PV area, luxurious two bedroom houses can be had for $150 a day. And often that includes a pool and a caretaker.
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jv34 wrote:I keep checking the Airlines and don’t see any flights going down.

Can anybody verify if flights have been going to the PV Airport? I know the Airlines on there web show it but this means nothing.

Kelowna, Vancouver or Calgary Airports have not shown any departures for quite some time to PV...I check daily.

Here you go.
These are out of Kamloops, with a change in Calgary.
https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/lowfaresa ... o-vallarta
Under $300 one way.
Damn, if only....
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bb49 wrote:
jv34 wrote:I keep checking the Airlines and don’t see any flights going down.

Can anybody verify if flights have been going to the PV Airport? I know the Airlines on there web show it but this means nothing.

Kelowna, Vancouver or Calgary Airports have not shown any departures for quite some time to PV...I check daily.

Here you go.
These are out of Kamloops, with a change in Calgary.
https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/lowfaresa ... o-vallarta
Under $300 one way.
Damn, if only....

You can practice all the Covid safety protocols in Mexico as you do in Canada, with the difference being you’ll be nice and warm in Mexico and not a snow shovel in sight. Actually, Mexico has stricter Covid protocols than Canada, mask wearing is mandatory indoors and out, and you can’t enter a store or restaurant or pub unless your body temperature is within the normal range and you’re wearing a mask.
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vegas1500 wrote:
squash junky wrote:Bucerias is also called BC-rias, as most of the people seem to be from BC.
We have spent the winter there for the last 6 years.
We decided to cancel this year due to covid, but from what we hear from friends there vs here I think we would have been better off there this winter. :up:
This is also the feedback we get from my brother who left last month to their house in Florida.
I don't know about a budget of 2000$ though in Bucerias. Our living expenses excl rent were more than that and our rent was more than double that.
We love it there and hope to go back again next winter and since we are relatively young, we are also considering moving there permanently. :130:


Sorry, are you saying you were paying over $4000/month for rent?


That’s about $100USD/night. Not exactly unheard of down there. Yes, you can definitely get way cheaper, but it’s hardly a surprise.
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LANDM wrote:
vegas1500 wrote: Sorry, are you saying you were paying over $4000/month for rent?
That’s about $100USD/night. Not exactly unheard of down there. Yes, you can definitely get way cheaper, but it’s hardly a surprise.
4000u$/mth, which we considered to be very inexpensive for a 3000 sq ft appt right on the beach.
Other appts that were doing daily rentals were going for $500u$/day
We watched the whales breaching less than 1km away from our deck. Incredible.
Shop at Costco for wine and cheese, 3 large supermarkets close by.
6 day drive to get there.
Happy hour c$25 for 4 white wine, 4 g&t's and a plate of fries and walk back on the beach.
Fresh seafood from the market in La Cruz $10 for a KG of large shrimps. No moisture when you cook them, so nice, or tuna for $25/kg, swordfish and some other stuff. I sun dried a bunch of screaming hot peppers that I bought for 6 pesos/kg, fun!
Fresh orange juice or hugo verde every day from Mega, 30 pesos for a liter If I remember correctly.
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