Thing about mexico or costa rica is that they both have shitty laws and if you are poor you could die. If you have money the laws are meaningless. Some of the coastal properties rival the prices of American homes. I have talked to a lot of mexicans who live here. when I ask about the laws they say "what laws?" basically the laws there are for the peasants.
It is actually like that here too but.... "peasant" is a millionaire or less.