Mazatlan4Sale Newsletter January 2021! Happy New Year!

Mazatlan’s Premier Real Estate Brokerage

This Month’s Featured Property

ALL YOU COULD ASK FOR!

That Hard to Find Unique Condominium, has never before been offered for sale.  PLAYA DORADA, located directly on the Beach in Cerritos.

The Views are Panoramic, stretching from North to South of the Coastline of Mazatlán.  Capturing the Famous Tres Islas and the Pristine Beaches that Cerritos has to offer.

  • Pool, Hot Tub, Bathrooms, Showers, and Lovely Patio are Beachfront.  A Fully Equipped Gym for Workouts.

This Property Comes Fully Furnished in a Rich and Stylish Décor.  Modern Kitchen, an Office or Maids Quarters with a Private Bath.

  • Private Access to Stairwell along with Elevator to a Beautifully furnished Foyer Entry.

3 Large Size Bedrooms with en suite Bathrooms.  Plenty of closets for storage and clothes.   A large sitting room that views Golf Course and the water surrounding it, along with a view of Nuevo Mazatlán.

Magnificent Living Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen all have Panoramic Views of the Ocean.  This Condominium Features 4185 sf.  Possibly the Largest Condo Along the Coastline of Cerritos.   This is a Breathtaking One-of-a-Kind Property.

  • A Private Garage and Additional Car Space Reserved, Plus Visitor Parking.

We are Proud to Offer this Property for $675,000 USD

Learn more about this great opportunity with Mazatlan4Sale and talk with one of our friendly agents about how this can be your next home.

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BIG Adios to 2020!!! 

Looking to the future, reflecting on the past: A letter of goodbye to 2020

You have been a long year. We have felt your effect in many areas in our lives: being apart from our family, lost jobs, lost opportunities, lost lives, personal issues. One of the most important things we have learned is to cherish the time we spend with others, as well as the amount of time we have with them. We often think of our lives before quarantine, the simple pleasures, such as going to grab a coffee with a friend or settling in for a movie night. We realize now that we took that time for granted. Looking back, these simple pleasures are the times we cherish the most.

We have also learned to appreciate the people around us, including ourselves. 2020, you have brought us face-to-face with our loved ones and brought challenges for us to overcome together. We now cherish parents, kids, family members, and appreciate their love and support more than ever before. We cherish our friends and their ability to make us laugh every day no matter the circumstances. And most importantly, we have learned how to cherish ourselves. Spending months and months stuck in my home with only the company of ourselves, we’ve had ample time to work on the persons we are and gain a little more appreciation for our body and mind.

However, above all else, we have learned what it means to be empathetic toward others. Through inspiring movements and heavy losses, we have been given a glimpse into the struggles of the people around us. We have learned to not only acknowledge the struggles of others but feel and fight for them as well.

Goodbye, 2020.

Mexico: The Cost of Getting Surgery South of the Border

Our clients often write to us to ask questions about the healthcare system in Mexico in terms of quality and affordability. We usually respond by saying something like:

The private healthcare in Mexico is exceptional and there are no delays in receiving treatment. The best part is that it is affordable for most expats, even without insurance.

It’s important to note that Mexico has two healthcare systems, public and private. This article, as well as my statement above, deals with the latter (private).

A Personal Account

One of our goals this year is to share some personal stories of expats who have received medical treatment in Mexico, including the cost of those treatments.

Today’s story is about Max, a recent arrival from the United States who had foot surgery in Mazatlán Mexico without health insurance.

Max had only been in Mexico for a couple of weeks when he heard a pop in his right foot and felt a sharp pain. After several days of pain, he went to Mazatlán, Mexico to see an orthopedist.

By the way, it cost him $600 pesos ($31.57 USD*) to see the specialist.

Max was diagnosed with a torn posterior tibial tendon, which required surgery to repair. He decided to get a second opinion from a doctor at another hospital and the diagnosis was the same. He scheduled surgery with the first orthopedist.

Surgery

The surgery was scheduled to take place in a small private hospital in Mazatlán, Mexico. An orthopedic surgeon from Guadalajara who specializes in this type of surgery, came down to assist Max’s orthopedist.

Max said that the hospital was very clean and that he was extremely impressed by the entire staff. He said that they were extremely attentive and caring. He added that he was able to communicate with them in English without any difficulty.

The surgery took about 2.5 hours and all went well. They kept him overnight in a private room complete with a bathroom and shower. This same surgery is generally outpatient in the U.S.

Total Costs

As I mentioned before, Max didn’t have any health insurance, so he had to pay for everything out-of-pocket.

Preoperative Costs: $9,900 pesos ($521 USD*)

Included: MRI of the foot, EKG, Chest X-Ray, and Blood Work

Operation: $73,000 pesos ($3,842 USD*)

Included: Two orthopedic surgeons, an anesthesiologist, and all ancillary staff. The price also included all follow-up visits related to the procedure.

Postoperative Costs: $23,200 pesos ($1,221 USD*)

Included: overnight stay in a private hospital room and all medications/supplies

Grand Total: $106,100 pesos ($5,584 USD*)

* Based on an exchange rate of 19:1

In case you were just skimming through this article and you missed it, Max had an MRI of his foot prior to surgery. MRI’s are notoriously expensive in the United States — at least they were before I moved to Mexico.

To confirm that they still were, we checked the Mayo Clinic’s online “Cost Estimator” to determine the out-of-pocket price for an MRI of a foot at their hospital in the US.

We selected the cost based on “no insurance” and I received an estimated cost of $4,474 USD.

That amount seems high considering that Max’s entire surgery only came to $5,584 USD. By the way, his MRI was done at a large hospital in Mazatlán and cost around $431 USD.

Note– The purpose of the article was to focus on the price and quality of healthcare in Mexico and not to recommend a particular hospital or doctor. For that reason, the names were omitted.

Recipe By: Joan Ellison

Joani’s Loaded Potato soup 

I small onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
8 slices of bacon
Cook bacon until crisp and sauté onion and garlic.
Put in the slow cooker after sautéed. 

Add 1/4 flour to I cup milk and mix well, add to cooker
Add additional 2 cups of milk. I use 1 cup half and half.
6 potatoes, peeled and cubed, add to cooker
2 cups of chicken broth, add to cooker
Salt and pepper to taste.
Topping:
6 chopped green onions, green part only,
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated.
1 cup, sour cream.I dump it all in the cooker after it has cooked for 4 hours at Low heat.  You can use it for topping if you desire.
Put the cooker on warm and enjoy.
JOAN ELLISON
Mazatlan4Sale team member. 

Quote by Karen Sloan

FEATURED RENTAL

BEST View in Town!
Long Term Rates Available

Everything about this private condo is absolutely unique, making it perfect for an unforgettable vacation in Mazatlan.

Walk Score = 75
For a truly unique vacation experience you need a truly unique setting, making it perfect for an unforgettable couples retreat or romantic honeymoon.
Everything about this private one-bedroom
condo is absolutely unique, making it perfect for an unforgettable vacation in Mazatlán. With doors that vanish into the walls and the ocean just steps away, you’ll feel at one with your beautiful surroundings.

A true sense of freedom and relaxation is established once you forget about conventional living spaces and embrace the gorgeous natural environment. That said, this space is easily transformed into an air-conditioned oasis, depending on your mood. Bright space and breezy décor set a contempary tone throughout. The living spaces are decorated with designer furniture and high-end electronics.

The beauty of the ocean that is just steps away. You’ll also enjoy the outdoor living space from your private balcony perfect for a romantic evening under the stars.

When you’re exploring the area you’ll have easy access to restaurants, local bars, spas, beaches, transportation, etc.

For some fun out of the condo, travel up The Malecon twenty minutes to Mazatlán’s intriguing Art District of Centro Historico. Built throughout the city’s historic main square and church, this cultural hub has an abundance of high-end art galleries and nearly all of Mazatlán’s top restaurants. If you head North, you’ll find yourself in Mazatlán’s Golden Zone More known for its eclectic tourism and beachfront activities.

1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
Occupancy (4)
3 Night Min Stay

Master Bedroom w/ Incredible City and Ocean Views
King Size Bed
Private Master Bathroom w/ Shower
Large Closet Space

A/C in all the rooms
Full Kitchen w/ all cooking appliances & cookware
Washer / Dryer
Fresh Linens and Towels
Mega Cable TV & Internet

Approved Products: 
We use disinfectants approved by global health agencies to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Protective Equipment:
We wore protective equipment, like a mask and gloves, while cleaning

Thoroughly Clean:
Each room was cleaned using extensive cleaning checklists

Cleaning Supplies On Hand:
We provide extra cleaning supplies, so you can clean as you stay

Every Surface Sanitized:
All high-touch surfaces have been sanitized, such as doorknobs, cabinets, and light switches

BOOK NOW!

Mazatlan4Sale Team
Will Cover YOU!!!

Thinking of selling or buying?  Take advantage of a strong U.S. dollar /  Canadian dollar to sell or purchase property in Mazatlan, Mexico. 

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Art Walk Golden Zone 2020-2021

Thats How We Lived Last Art Walk

We cordially invite YOU to visit our special Art Walk Golden Zone oriented event hosted by Mazatlan4Sale!

Join us for NEXT one on Thursday

January 21th, 2021

Enjoy professional painters,
exquisite photography, original ceramics, jewelry, and more…
Charity Event and Free Margaritas!

For additional information follow us on the official page of Art Walk. Zona Dorada

Art Walk. Golden Zone Facebook!

9 Most Authentic Souvenirs to Get in Mazatlan

1. PEDOS DE MONJA (NUN’S FARTS) OR COCONUT MARSHMALLOWS

These are not called Pedos de Monja much anymore, but more than 60 years ago when the Garcia family were first making these marshmallows, kids in town would call them Nun’s farts, and the name stuck for locals! These Suaves are coated with coconut and are out of this world. You can buy these at any outdoor candy stand located throughout town or at the production location at German Evers #61, Norte, Colonia Centro.

2. PACIFICO BEER

In 1900 a local businessman, Carl Melchers, wanted to create a beer that mirrored those from his home in Germany. Alongside German Evers and Jorge Claussen, he made a pilsner lager called Cerveza Pacifico Clara, known today as simply Pacifico. This is a staple and local to Mazatlan, and if you came by car or boat or are willing to check your luggage, bring back a few cases of Pacifico made here. The difference in flavor is similar to that of Coca-Cola made in Mexico versus in the U.S. You can buy Pacifico at any corner store market.

3. JAMONCILLOS

Mazatlan has got something much better than the very common Dulce de leche. Jamoncillos are primarily made in the outskirts of town, but you can find them at the Central Market. They are known as Mexican fudge even though there is absolutely no chocolate in them. They’re made by cooking down unpasteurized cow’s milk (yes, we said it, unpasteurized) with brown sugar to get delicious, little bite-sized pieces.

4. TRES ISLAS MICROBREW IPA

We’ve got a new friend in town, and that friend is Tres Islas Microbrewery. Microbreweries have popped up all over the United States, Canada, and Europe, but it’s a brand new concept in Mexico. Currently, they feature three different beers on tap, but the IPA is worth going out of your way for. Fill up a growler with it, and make a promise to yourself not to drink any of it before you get home. Find Tres Islas at the end of Ave. Miguel Aleman towards the cruise ships.

5. GRYKOS CHOCOLATE

In 1934, a Greek Temistokles Kollias opened up a refreshment shop on the corner of the Central Market at Benito Juarez. Named after the Greek word Grykos, the drink is a foamy mixture of chocolate, milk, and ice. The Mazatlecos call it Esquimo. Buy the packaged powder to take home after enjoying a drink while you’re in town. Make sure to tell your friends to blend it all together with the ice to create the foamy drink that Mazatlan loves so much.

6. ONILIKAN MANGO LIQUEUR

Onilikan was conceptualized when 10 friends came together, all with different business backgrounds and interests, to create an authentic product they could be proud of: a natural mango liqueur. They use mangoes and blue agave, both of which can be found throughout the state of Sinaloa, to create the liqueurs they are so well known for. Onilikan also makes a wide range of items from seasonal liqueurs and Mexican Triple Sec keeping with the Mexican flavors and aromas. While the products can be found in other parts of North America, why not get it right from the source in Mazatlan?

7. CAFÉ EL FARO

Cafe El Faro is a small, corner coffee stand located on the corner of Mariano Escobedo and Heribert Frias. While the coffee beans are not from the Sinaloa state, the combination of the imported beans is mixed only by the owners of the coffee shop. They make everything from Café Americano to Frappés using only the best products.

8.VENADOS BASEBALL JERSEY

The Venados de Mazatlan won the 2016 Mexican Pacific League Championship and continued their winning streak at their second Caribbean Series. We are all fans of the team! Show your support and love for our baseball team, and bring home a jersey. Fun fact: to avoid taking time off from playing baseball during the year, many of the Venados de Mazatlan players are from MLB teams in the United States as they head South of the Border to keep up their performance during the off-season.

9. SEÑOR FROG’S CLOTHING

Carlos Anderson opened the very first Señor Frog’s in Mazatlan in 1983. A clothing and restaurant franchise, Señor Frog’s has been a staple of Mazatlan for more than 30 years now. While there are locations around the world serving up dishes and selling clothing, it’s just not the same as getting an item from the town where Señor Frog’s was born. Señor Frog will always be intimately linked to Mazatlan.

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