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4 amazing places in Mexico to retire if you’re not rich

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4 amazing places in Mexico to retire if you’re not rich

Mexico attracts thousands of baby boomers each year to retire and enjoy the country. Hopefully this post will help you in your search if you are looking to relocate.

Puerto Vallarta

Strolling, shopping, and sipping tequila along the boardwalk of Puerto Vallarta is not a bad way to spend your retirement. The calm, warm waters of the Bay of Banderas make for excellent diving, or you can just watch artists sculpt spectacular creations in the sand. The cluster of fine art galleries in El Centro are perfect spots to hit on a self-guided art tour.

This image shows Los Arcos in Puerto Vallarta at night, Jalisco, Mexico

While rich expatriates and celebrities have been choosing this area for their home for many decades now, there has also been a significant influx of baby boomers to Vallarta, as well as a contingency of younger expats moving here to set up homes and businesses. The region’s great weather offers an attractive year-long climate for living and retirement. The cost of living in Mexico is typically lower in Mexico than it is the USA, Canada and Western Europe.

Tulum

The biggest opportunities along this coastline right now, though, are in and around the small town of Tulúm, about 80 miles south from Cancún at the southern limit of the Riviera Maya. Tulúm is also where you’ll find the stunningly beautiful Mayan archeological site this area is best known for, on a 40-foot bluff above the beach. It’s been a major tourist attraction for many years, but until recently the town of Tulúm itself had little more than a few gift shops and some small cabana hotels on the beach.

Castillo fortress at sunset in the ancient Mayan city of Tulum, Mexico

Progress has arrived, however. Recent roadwork has added access along the highway. And a series of highway overpasses from Cancún allows the drive from the airport to Tulúm to be made in just about 90 minutes.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

They beaches are made of pure white sand and the water is turquoise and as mesmerizing as ever. The Mexican Caribbean beach town of Playa del Carmen is located on the Yucatan peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo. Once a small fishing village, Playa (as it’s more often referred to) is now the second largest Mexican resort destination after Cancun. It is also the fastest growing city in all of Mexico — having surpassed Puerto Vallarta experienced an enormous influx of people during the late 90’s and early 20’s. Its central location at the heart of the Mayan Riviera makes it a favorite for travelers, tourists and certain types of expatriates who are seeking the warm, laid-back lifestyle accentuated by pristine white-sand beaches and year-round warm turquoise waters for swimming, diving and snorkeling coupled with a multi-national, multi-ethnic and artsy atmosphere. Playa attracts visitors and expatriates from a more diverse range of geographical locations than Cancun: Playa has a more rustic, more toned-down approach to tourism and, for foreign residents, it offers a ‘more Mexican’ feel and atmosphere, whereas Cancun is more about package vacations, mall shopping and all-night-parties.


Playa del Carmen attracts visitors and expatriates from a more diverse range of geographical locations than Cancun: Playa has a more rustic, more toned-down approach to tourism and, for foreign residents, it offers a ‘more Mexican’ feel and atmosphere, whereas Cancun is more about package vacations, mall shopping and all-night-parties.

Merida, Yucatan State

There are two main areas of the state where expats like to live. Merida and the beach area including Progresso and the surrounding area. This large city has a lot to offer guest. Everything from museums, colonial architecture, Mayan history, ruins, shopping and great food can be found in Merida. Here is our guide for the first time visitor for the best things to do in Merida Yucatan.

In Merida you have thousands of fellow expats that have already blazed the trail for you and will be a great support group for your new adventure. This is the largest city in the Yucatan Peninsula with around 1,000,000 people. The city offers a wide variety of  neighborhoods to choose from as well as history and culture. There are a lot of favorable things about this city and is why so many now call it home. You can see our first time visitor  guide and video to Merida here.

Being that it is a big city with a lot of history, you have many styles of housing stock to choose from. You can have an old colonial house with high ceilings, a modern condo, an art deco home or even can live in a new sub development. So choice of styles of houses and living arrangements are a plus here.

Here is just a glimpse at some of the things you can see in Merida Yucatan. It is a colorful colonial city for sure that has a lot to offer. All of the things show in the video and more are mentioned in detail below

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