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Durango, Durango

Durango Fast Facts

Location: Northern Mexico, South of the state of Durango
Landscape: Mountainous semi desert
Weather:
Mild and semi dry
Attractions: Colonial architecture and a stunning desert
Population: 492,000

Durango at a Glance

About Durango
Durango stands in the South of the state of Durango in the Sierra Madre Occidental. Durango's landscape is a semi desert surrounded by mountains, prairies and canyons. Cities near Durango include Torreon (156 mi.), Mazatlan (203 mi.), Zacatecas (147 mi.), and Torreon (156 mi.). Durango enjoys a mild and semi dry weather. The annual average temperature in Durango is 56 F to 78 F, with rains from July to September and an annual precipitation of 20 inches.

Attractions - Mexico Retirement
Because of its beauty and location at the foot of the Sierra Madre, the Durango desert is famous for the production of many western movies. Perfect for a Western-movie fan choosing a retirement in Mexico. Durango possesses some of the best Spanish colonial architecture of the XVI and XVIII centuries in the region.

Health Care - Mexico Retirement
Durango has a large government-operated hospital with most specialties. A wide network of smaller privately operated hospitals with many specialties and outpatient clinics is also available in Durango. Some English-speaking physicians practice in Durango. A typical office consultation is US$30-$50. Torreon, located at 156 miles from Durango offers state-of-the-art health care at its 5-star private hospital.

Services - Mexico Retirement
A retirement in Mexico still lets you be close to home. Satellite and cable TV are accessible in Durango with all major U.S. and Canadian channels. Many US AM radio stations reach up to the region of Durango and beyond. High-speed DSL and dial-up Internet services are also available in Durango. Durango's nearest US consular office is the Mazatlan's Consular Agency at 203 miles located at Hotel Playa Mazatlan, Playa Gaviotas No. 202. The International Durango Airport (DGO) is situated at 16 miles from the city.

Banking - Mexico Retirement
Modern banking networks and ATMs hooked to US banking systems are available in Durango. Easy transfer of money from and to Mexico.

Mexican Real Estate - Mexico Retirement
As in most other Mexican cities and towns, Mexican real estate in Durango is more affordable than in the US. Although Mexican real estate is highly variable, a typical cost of a property in Durango is about one third to one half of a similar property in the USA. We will soon have links to reputable Mexican real estate agencies in Durango, stay tuned.

 
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