You can pay your bill for 7pesos at convenience stores (often OXXO) or at a kiosk. Plaza Las Perlas, on Constituyentes Avenue between 20th and 25th Avenues, is the most central. You should enter the plaza and turn right.
This payment facility is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Because they usually appear to run out of change, try to have exact change or near to it.
A date named “vencimiento” will appear on your bill. You have until today to pay at Oxxo, but after that you will be late and must pay at the Aguakan office. Occasionally, bills arrive late and you have no choice but to pay them. You can overpay and end up with a balance on your account if you pay at the main office. This could be quite beneficial to you.
Tip: You’ll be able to prepare your water system for a hurricane now that you understand how it operates. In our hurricane preparation piece, we cover this and other topics.
Where can I make a payment to CFE Playa del Carmen?
You can pay your payment in a convenience store up to two days before the due date. You must pay a little commission for the service (about 7-10 pesos). There is a drive-up window and automatic machines at CFE’s office where you can pay your bill. The machines are simple to operate. You scan your bill, insert your money, and receive your change as well as a receipt.
Most international credit cards do not function when paying online. Some people who spend part of the year outside of Mexico have discovered that bill-paying applications are the greatest solution.
There are often lineups to use the machines, and if you enjoy self-torture, you can go inside and pay your fee in line.
Why are there water tanks on the roofs of Mexican homes?
An efficient and ingenious technology created in the Netherlands is bringing drinkable tap water to Mexico. If you fly over most Mexican cities, you’ll see that almost every house has a large water tank on the top. Tinacos are reservoirs that provide families with undrinkable water.
Is it safe for me to drink the water in Playa del Carmen?
Drinking water straight from the tap is not recommended anyplace in Mexico, including Playa del Carmen.
Although the water in most of Mexico’s main cities has been filtered, this does not guarantee it is safe to drink. There’s also a potential that the water has been poisoned on its way to your tap from its source, rendering it dangerous to drink.
In Playa del Carmen, where do the majority of expats live?
After living in Playa del Carmen for six months, I feel the greatest neighborhoods for digital nomads are north Gonzalo Guerro, Zazil-Ha, and south of Calle 60 in Colosio.
Between 30 Avenida Nte. and the shore, as a general rule, is a good spot to look. Keep in mind that as you travel north on Calle 38 Nte., the popular, pedestrian-only 5th Avenue begins to quiet down.
Maybe you don’t want to be near all of the crazy partying, touts, loud beach clubs, and stores of Centroor since you’re not come here to be a tourist.
The gated enclaves of Playacar (south of Centro), as well as Punta Estrella, Selva Nova, and Los Olivios, are another alternative for expats and digital nomads (those three are across the highway).
The region shown on the map below is included in this neighborhood. As a digital nomad, I would examine the north end of Gonzalo Guerron, north of Av. Constituyentes, between 30 Avenida and the ocean in Playa del Carmen.
There are numerous restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and lodging options in this area. You’re also not far from the beach.
My preferred area for living in Playa del Carmen is between Calle 34 Nte. and Av. CTM, which is located between 25 Avenida Nte. and the beach.
Zazil-Ha is a fantastic neighborhood since it is quieter than the rest of Gonzalo Guerro, has a lot of eateries, and is near to the less developed section of Fifth Avenue (which is great for walking). Plus, the beach is only a few steps away.
Luis Donaldo Colosio
These days, the neighborhood north of CTM Avenue is growing more developed. While there are more local homes and shops, the area is getting more developed in recent years, with more hotels springing up.
Although this is a calm area of Playa del Carmen, if you stay south of Calle 60 Nte., between 15 Avenida Nte. and the beach, you will be near to several eateries.
Although it isn’t my first choice for digital nomads in Playa, it is becoming more popular.
Many full-time expats in Playa del Carmen live in the more upscale, gated neighborhood of Playacar, which is located south of Centro. It’s a peaceful location with a beautiful beach.
More locals and long-term expats can be found across the highway in the gated communities of Punta Estrella, Sleva Nova, and Los Olivios.
You’ll spend much less here than on the seashore of the highway because these lodgings are further away from the beach and the bustle.
Is it possible to pay my CFE bill at Oxxo?
Please note that if you pay your bill beyond the “Limite de Pago” deadline, you must do it at the CFE office.
Payments made in any other way may not be received on time, causing you to be cut off.
Create an online account with CFE and pay your bill using a Mexican debit or credit card. Only Mexican cards are accepted. You must first create an account before adding your service number (“No. de Servicio”). After that, insert your card. CFE also offers a fantastic phone app called CFE Contigo, which you can download for Android or iPhone here.
Almost every Mexican bank has an online bill payment system set up for CFE. Depending on the bank, I might not be the easiest to use.
With my Banorte account, I tried it once.
I assumed I’d paid the bill until I was disconnected a few weeks later, around 2:30 p.m. on a Tuesday in September.
I went to CFE to pay the bill, and it was a hot 24 hours before they came to turn it back on.
Almost every Mexican bank has an ACH or auto-debit payment to CFE set up. According to what I’ve heard, you’ll need to go to the bank to have this set up. Take all of your identification (passport, resident card, driver’s license) and plan on spending at least 2 hours at the bank!
CFE OFFICEIN PERSON
You can pay in person at your local CFE office or at the CFE Matico kiosks. It’s simple to use the kiosks; simply queue and scan the bar code on your bill. You’ll see your name and bill details show, and you’ll be able to start putting Peso bills into the machine. When the machine runs out of smaller bills, it can be difficult to get change. Don’t worry; simply pay the amount in full the first time and you’ll have less to pay the next time.
The new kiosk machines are equipped with card readers, allowing you to pay with your Mexican debit or credit card rather than cash.
In Mexico, how can I pay my bills?
Pay your expenses in Mexico the way that suits you best.
- App for Western Union Pay bills in Mexico with the Western Union app from almost anywhere in the United States. Install the app.
- Online. Pay bills in Mexico from your laptop or mobile device at any time.
- In-store. Pay bills in Mexico from one of over 43,000 U.S. agent locations.
Why are cement houses so common in Mexico?
The salty sea breezes and humidity can degrade building materials and cause them to deteriorate. Concrete blocks, on the other hand, are a dependable option that can endure humidity if properly maintained. Furthermore, concrete blocks are fire-resistant. Concrete blocks are also homogeneous in size, making them convenient to store, transport, and utilize in construction. Next, as compared to other conventional building materials, concrete blocks provide acoustic benefits. Finally, concrete blocks aid in the cooling and drying of a home. Concrete blocks are the ideal option for anybody looking to buy a second home in a beach town in Mexico. On those hot and bright Mexico days, they’ll help keep a residence cooler and dryer.
What are the black tanks on Mexico’s roofs?
Traditionally, water pressure in a Mexican home was provided by a tinaco, or water tank, located on the roof. The water that drains from the tank is gravity-fed to the different water fixtures throughout the house. As long as there is water in the tinaco, this historically open water system ensures a steady supply of water. The flow rate offered by the tinaco system is too slow for some of my clients, so they are preferring to add water pressure systems in their homes to boost the water flow (number of litres/minute) at various fixtures. Water pressure systems are also installed as part of a water purification system; however, water purification systems will not be discussed in this article.
Let’s start with the purpose of a water pressure system. Some homeowners want better water flow so that their clothes washer and dishwasher fill up quickly, their lawn sprinklers cover a large area, and their showers provide a massage as the streams of water bounce off their back and head. The pressure system raises the net pressure in the water distribution system, increasing the flow in the water pipe to provide enough flow at faucets, showerheads, washers, and other fixtures.
Raising the elevation of the tank, thus generating more potential energy in the system of pipes going out of the tinaco, is another approach to boost water flow out of a tinaco system. That is, the larger the tank, the greater the water pressure and flow to the faucet or fixture.
Increase the diameter of the pipes in the system as a third technique to boost flow. Water distribution in the home is typically based on 1/2 inch diameter pipes, but increasing the piping to 3/4 inch would more than double the possible flow rate!
Installing new 3/4 inch pipes is, of course, not an option for many homeowners due to the cost and inconvenience of deconstruction and reinstallation. Larger diameter pipes may be considered in some instances, such as when modifying an existing home or when building a new home.
A roof tank has the advantage of being able to be filled by the water pressure available from the street in most circumstances. In most communities and villages, this potential energy to fill the tinacos is easily available. This eliminates the need for a pumping system to transport water from an underground water cistern (aljibe) to the roof tank, as well as the energy required to transport the water to the higher elevation. Electric pumps (including water pressure systems) are one of the largest consumers of power on any particular property, so this energy conservation will show up on your biweekly bill.
The last item to consider is when the water pressure system should be turned on. Unless you’re doing the laundry and don’t like waiting for the washer to fill up, the most essential period for most homeowners is during their showers. As a result, lower-priority tasks such as filling the toilet tank, cleaning the dishes, and even watering the yard would not require increased water pressure (higher flow rate).
I recently met a client who addressed this issue with an inventive and “green” solution. The client turned on his water pressure system to pump directly from the aljibe to the water distribution system at the time he needed more pressure for a shower. A check valve was installed on the tank outflow of the roof water tank to prevent the pressured water from overfilling the roof tank. He would turn off the water pressure pump when he was finished with his shower. As a result, for the majority of the day, the home ran on the water pressure provided by the roof tank, which was more than enough to keep the house running. He seldom ever used the same pressure pump to fill the tinaco because the street water pressure was more than enough.
He timed the watering of his garden to coincide with the switch on of the street pressure, which was sufficient for his watering, spraying, and irrigation demands. As a result of his economy of water pressure pump use, this homeowner’s power bill was far below normal for the size of the house.