Move To Isla

Transition Coaching
for a Soft Landing in Isla Mujeres

I'll hold you by your hand throughout the move process...
so you can land on your feet and hit the ground running 

I will help make your relocation as stress-free and hassle-free as humanly possible, by providing all the information and assistance you need from the time you are ready to book your ticket to Isla, 'til you are settled comfortably into the community and feeling at home and at ease.  

Isla Mujeres is a tiny sunkissed island in the Caribbean, just 7 miles off the coast of Cancun, and rated as having one of the 9 best beaches in the world, according to Conde Nast.  That's why it's a haven for expats fleeing the cold and oppressive lockdowns to live a joy-filled life in an island paradise - while enjoying all the conveniences of home with just a 17-minute ferry ride to downtown Cancun.

I will help with travel resources and planning, immigration and visa support, finding temporary then permanent housing, getting local services, meeting people, getting involved with the community, and fitting seamlessly into your new joy-filled life in paradise.

Before you know it, you will feel like an Isleño, right at home in your island paradise.

Let me hold your hand and help you move to paradise - today!

Up to 6 months of coaching and hand-holding to start your new life! 

Moving overseas can be terrifying, especially if you don't know exactly what to expect, or how to achieve your goals. 
I can provide the guidance, information, and support to replace the fear with confidence, so you can move to Isla - or other places in Mexico - as easy and hassle-free as possible, knowing you have a whole team here on the ground to help you step-by-step.

We'll help you rent first temporary housing, then a long-term house or apartment, get settled in with all your needs, learn where and how to shop, introduce you to dozens of 
ex-pats, help you get involved in local activities and learn the ropes of life in paradise.

This is a 5-step-process, which will ensure you a seamless transition to paradise - and will save you thousands of dollars of painful, frustrating, and expensive mistakes.

Already part of the way in your journey to paradise?  No problem, let me know what you need and I will help any way I can.

Up to 6 months of coaching and hand-holding to start your new life! 

Moving overseas can be terrifying, especially if you don't know exactly what to expect, or how to achieve your goals. 
I can provide the guidance, information, and support to replace the fear with confidence, so you can move to Isla - or other places in Mexico - as easy and hassle-free as possible, knowing you have a whole team here on the ground to help you step-by-step.

We'll help you rent first temporary housing, then a long-term house or apartment, get settled in with all your needs, learn where and how to shop, introduce you to dozens of 
ex-pats, help you get involved in local activities and learn the ropes of life in paradise.

This is a 5-step-process, which will ensure you a seamless transition to paradise - and will save you thousands of dollars of painful, frustrating, and expensive mistakes.

Already part of the way in your journey to paradise?  No problem, let me know what you need and I will help any way I can.


1 - TRAVEL
First, I will help you plan your travel to paradise, with lots of tips and resources to make sure you pack the right belongings, bring the right documents, plan airfare, airport transfers, ferry rides, and ferry pickup to arrive safely in paradise - at last.

2 - HOUSING
Next, we will focus on getting you safe, clean, affordable housing, both on a short-term and then long-term basis. We will help you get settled in your new home, purchase the supplies and furnishings you need, and get critical utilities - especially high-speed internet - contracted and installed.

3 - SERVICES
Then we will help you meet your preferred service providers - doctors, dentists, vets, massage therapists, hairstylists, and manicure providers. We will help you get enrolled in optimal medical insurance and join a local PPO to provide managed medical care here in Mexico using your US or Canadian insurance. We will help you figure out banking and ATMs, and open a local bank account if possible. You will learn about schools and babysitters if needed, and get connected to an immigration attorney who can help you process your visa locally if appropriate. Plus we can help you figure out local transportation - if a car, golf cart, or moto is right for you - and how to buy and insure it for you.

4 - COMMUNITY
Then we help you build community - meet people, get involved in organizations, build a network of resources, and feel at home in your new community.

5 - ONGOING SUPPORT
We will provide ongoing support for up to 6 months to answer questions, make referrals, soothe frazzled nerves, and serve as a sounding board for questions and doubts. 


1 - From There To Here - Travel and Transfer Planning

  • Consulting and coaching on visas and travel documents, how to travel, what to pack, bringing pets, immigration and customs, how to make transfers, and referral to providers to smooth the way
  • Recommendaton for a reliable and affordable airport transfer company who will also provide your ferry tickets
  • We will pick you up at the ferry in Isla Mujeres and transfer you to your temporary lodging
  • Island discovery tour to get your bearing, learn the different areas, discover fun restaurants and beach clubs, and learn the lay of the land
  • Transfer from your temporary lodging to your permanent housing
  • ​Other necessary travel and transportation to help you get settled
  • ​Referrals to other resources to meet your needs

2 - Getting Settled in Your New Home

  • Consultation to determing short- and long-term housing needs and budget
  • Identification of suitable temporary housing while you search for your long-term home
  • ​Help and resources to search for optimal long-term housing to fit your budget, site visits, and negotiation with landlord
  • Assistance connecting needed services - especially high-speed internet
    •  Help finding good reliable and honest cleaning help
    • ​Iniitial shopping trip to Chedraui to learn preferred brands and how to navigate the main grocery store on the Island
    • ​Shopping trip to Municipal Market and Arts and Crafts Market to source local products
    • ​Shopping trip to Cancun to visit key retailers Costco, Home Depot, WalMart, Office Depot, Plaza Tecnologico, and more, buy needed items, get set up in your home

    3 - Finding Local Service Providers

    • Medical - Introduction to 2 doctors, visit to the Med Centers of Isla, enrollment in the Lakeside Medical Care Plan for managed care, referral to medical care insurance specialist
    • Dental - Introduction to Dra. Victoria of Splash Dental Clinic; referral to dental specialty providers in Cancun
    • Chiropractic - Introduction to a great local Chiropractor
    • Vets and Pets - Introduction to 2 different vet clinics and vets to care for Fido and Fluffy, grooming services, pet sitting services
    • ​Immigration Services - Referral to an immigratin attorney who can process needed documents, secure visas, answer questions
    • Massage and Accupuncture - Referrals to great local therapists to soothe your body and relieve stress
    • Beauty Care - Introduction to beauty care service providers for hair cuts and colors, nails, facials, waxing, and more
    • ​Kids - Referrals to local schools, daycare centers, nannies, baby sitters
    • ​Transportation - Assistance buying a car, golf cart, or moto
    • ​Home Services - Help getting your home set up and to your liking
    • ​Total Island Consierge Services - Introduction to your personal island consierge, Rogelio, an Isla native who speaks perfect English, and can help you get anything you need purchased or done for a modest fee

    4 - Settling in Socially - Meeting People, Creating Community

    • Lunch or dinner on your first 3 days in paradise with Diane and Paul to discuss needs, answer questions, provide information
    • Welcome cocktail get together to meet other islanders
    • Meet & Greet at 2 local restaurants for introduction to new friends
    • Weekly roof top sunset cocktails to discuss progress

    • Introduction to leading expat womens group for monthly coffee and wine socials
    • Help finding sporting activities to engage in - tennis, walking, yoga, crossfit, gyms, personal trainers, shoot pool, etc

    • Identification of community interests, Introduction to leaders of 2 local non-profits to get engaged with the local community
    • Escorted visits to 2 fundraisers to meet fun new people
    • ​Invitations to visit new social beach clubs on the island weekly
    • ​Evening stroll down Hidalgo walking street to meet local vendors and explore restaurants, happy hour and live music

    5 - Long Term Support and Resource

    • 6 months ongoing support
    • Unlimited text messages and phone consultatoins
    • Weekly get togethers to gauge progress, fill voids, address needs

    Here's What You Get:

    • Up to 6 months of personalized services to help you throughout the relocation process
    • ​Select the full 6-month package - or just those services you need right now
    • ​Daily access to the whole team to answer your questions and provide your needed support
    • ​Access to Escape To Paradise Today 8-week Live Coaching and mentoring group
    • ​​Access to Learn To Live In Paradise online training program, so you can access everything you need to know when and where you need it
    • ​​Your autographed copy of The GrownUps Guide To Running Away From Home, and an eBook copy as well
    • ​Training and resources so you can quickly learn to live on your own in paradise without ongoing support
    • ​​Your Golden Rolodex of key contacts that will make your life in Isla easier and more pleasant

    Meet Your Runaway Sherpa

    I am Diane Huth, your Runaway Sherpa, and I will personally guide you through your relocation to the tiny sun-kissed island of Isla Mujeres - the Island of Women! - just 7 miles due east of Cancun in Mexico.

    I am the award-winning author of The Grown Ups Guide To Running Away From Home, and the host of the Escape To Paradise Today Podcast. I will provide personalized help, coaching, and resources to ensure your move is as smooth as humanly possible – despite lots of irritating speedbumps in the road.

    I’m NOT a realtor or property owner trying to steer you into a given property or financial arrangement. Instead, I represent YOUR interests to get you the best deal possible on goods and services that will meet your needs.

    Plus I speak fluent Spanish, so I can help you with complicated communications that a translator app can't handle.


    Meet Your Move To Paradise Team

    Paul Doane, Your Canadian Relocation Expert

    Paul moved to paradise in 2020 from Ontario, and never looked back. He is your expert for all things related to Canada, and will bend over backwards to make your relocation stress-free. As a former realtor for 20 years, he can provide lots of insight on rental housing and property maintenance, and can help you make the physical move of all your stuff to your new home. And he’s super handy and understands lots of home maintenance stuff so you don’t have to.

    Rogelio 'Roger' Chuc, Your Isla Concierge

    Rogelio is an island native, and speaks perfect English and Spanish. For 13 years, he was the General Manager of one of the most exclusive boutique hotels in Isla, and knows every secret beach, outstanding restaurant, amazing hole-in-the-wall eatery, and how and where to find or do anything you want. He will be your personal concierge to help you find what you need fast and inexpensively. Need car repairs, AC cleaning, your car license renewed, a parking ticket paid, a referral or introduction to anybody? Rogelio is your man.

    Steve and his family visited Isla to test the waters, and are planning a part-time move to balance work and quality of life
    Lea is part of the coaching program, and as a result just spent a week on a Vacation With a Purose to plan her move to Isla.
    Ana is in the coaching program, and is planning a move to paradise part time while juggling a son in high school and her husband's business 
    Alan spent a week on Isla as part of his plans to move upon retirement, and now has clarity on what he wants to do and how to do it.
    Sarah and Matt have completed the 8 week coaching program - and just got their temporary residency permit.  Next stop - Isla in June!
    Maureen is finalizing plans to move to Isla with her 9-year old son Charlie - and will bring her business as an online Psychiatric Nurse and Nurse Practitioner with her.

    I will hold your hand and accompany you step-by-step through every aspect of learning how tomove to Isla.

    You fear what you don't know - it's just human nature.

    So when you learn from an expert, you quickly and efficiently learn all the key information to make an informed decision about your future.

    And by seeing and experiencing what to expect, you can abandon the fear of the unknown to gain the certainty you need to move forward with your life.

    Let me help you escape to paradise!

    No, I don't want this amazing training. I'm happy with my current life  and I don't want to live on a white sandy beach in paradise.
    Diane Huth
    The Runaway Sherpa

    Email:Diane@DianeHuth.com
    Phone:(210) 601-7852

    Paul Doane
    Your Canadian Expert
    Phone:(210) 812-7302

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