Mazatlán has a large and growing expat community attracted to the “Pearl of the Pacific” by its beaches, weather and generally reasonable cost of living, for a beach resort destination.
If you plan on renting an apartment in Mazatlán, a one-bedroom unit in the center of town is about US$235. A one-bedroom apartment outside of the downtown area averages about US$155. If you need more space, a three-bedroom apartment downtown is about US$600. Outside of city center, a three-bedroom apartment usually rents for around US$330. These costs are averages and could be higher or lower, depending on the property rented.
In addition to selling homes, local real estate firms also list apartments, condos and houses for rent on their websites.
To find apartments, condos and houses for sale, you can use the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for Mazatlán. Craigslist also provides additional listings. You should also check the websites of major international real estate firms that operate in Mexico, such as Coldwell Banker, Century 21, RE/MAX and others.