Category: Retirement

Immigration Service for foreigners in Playa del Carmen, Tulum & the Riviera Maya


How to get your working visa as a foreigner and how to get your permanent residency card as a retiree for Mexico

Learn about the different types of visas available for foreigners and get to know the best Immigration Specialist in Playa del Carmen

Most foreigners enter Mexico with a tourist visa that is valid for up to 180 days. But what if you want to stay longer or even move permanently to Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya?

People have different needs and there are different options available for staying legally in Mexico. An Immigration Specialist is the right person to talk to. They are not only always up to date with the current immigration laws in Mexico, but they also know how to work with the local immigration office in Playa del Carmen, they speak Spanish and are able to understand the bureaucratic gibberish of the immigration laws and notifications.

Immigration Services in Playa del Carmen: help and necessity for everyone who does not speak Spanish

It is important to talk to an Immigration Specialist to figure out what is the best residency visa option in Mexico for you, as there are different types and different requirements.

We are happy to connect you with the Best Immigration Specialists in Playa del Carmen with many years of experience that are highly recommended and trusted, send us an email at info(at)playa-rentals(dot)com and we will provide you their contact information.

Here is just a brief overview:

Temporary Residency (valid 6 months to 4 years).

This option can be the right option for everyone who has a certain amount of savings in the bank or gets a certain amount of pension/salary from another country every month. If you own Real Estate in Mexico it can be a good option for you as well or if you want to invest in or start a Mexican Cooperation. You also will get a Temporary Residency if you start working in Mexico for an employer that has permission from the government to hire foreign workers. When you have a child that as born in Mexico, or you have other family bonds with a Mexican, you also can obtain this type of residency.

So you see that there are different options to get the Temporary Residency in Mexico and it is important to speak to one of the Immigration Specialists in Playa del Carmen to figure out what is the best and easiest visa option for you, especially as part of the immigration process already starts in your country and will get finalized here in Playa del Carmen‘s local immigration office.

Permanent Residency is a lifetime residency and a one-time process to obtain it. If you have a Temporary Residency you will obtain the Permanent Residency after 4 years, but you have to apply for it. And again, suitable for all foreigners who can prove that they have a certain amount of savings in the bank or can prove that they get a certain amount of pension/salary from another country every month, or own Real Estate or are doing business or are working in Mexico.

For more info please contact us at info(at)playa-rentals(dot)com

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Buy a house in Playa del Carmen.

Buy a house in Playa del Carmen & the Riviera Maya including Tulum are great places to retire not only because of beautiful white sandy beaches & the Caribbean Sea with sunny weather year around, also because of first class facilities, great infrastructure and affordability if you are on a budget.

International Living, a well-known magazine specialized in helping people to retire overseas, ranks every year the words most desirable destinations for retiring abroad. The International Living Retirement Index for 2017 lists Mexico as Nr. 1 spot to retire overseas.
Mexico has been on the Top 10 list for several years. After all, according to International Living there are more than 1 million Americans living in Mexico. Retirees report living well for as little as $1,200 a month.

With an international airport less than an hour away, it is easy, fast and affordable to stay connected with family in your home country. Playa del Carmen provides lot of attractions besides the main ones like the white sandy beaches, the turquoise Caribbean Sea or the Mayan ruins & culture. The Mexican way of life is ideal for retirement. It provides a more laid-back atmosphere, one can relax and enjoy while still lead an active life. The friendly people, the cosmopolitan flair and the welcoming culture is perfect for a low-stress living.

You will fall in love the fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and meats you can find at local markets and you will recognize how much money you can save. Even eating out at local restaurants is more affordable than you think. The exchange rate between the Mexican Peso and the US Dollar fluctuates approximately 18 – 20, which means you can get a week of groceries with an investment of a low as 20 USD.

Playa del Carmen has excellent and affordable health care (English speaking), worlds class shopping on 5th Avenue or in shopping malls, cheap public transportation, superb climate year around, a big expat community, diversity, walkability, hundreds of restaurants (also
vegetarian and vegan) and many sports activities. Playa del Carmen is also located within an couple of hours to other attractions, like colonial style cities, Mayan Villages, small islands like Isla Mujeres or Holbox . Playa del Carmen is a perfect place for all who like to enjoy an active retirement and indulge in the comfort of a very good infrastructure. As a young city, Playa del Carmen is constantly changing, is full of energy and life, and is a bilingual, which makes it for retirees even more attractive.

Plan your retirement in Playa del Carmen, buy a home now, and enjoy it later while you keep it maintained through rental income. Playa del Carmen & the Riviera Maya including Tulum offer housing for all budgets. A new and modern 3BR house in a gated community with common pool, security and just 10 car minutes away from the beautiful beaches start as low as 50,000 USD and a 2 BR condo in the center of Playa del Carmen or Tulum starts at around 150.000 USD. In addition, rental prices (6 to 12 month) are very affordable and are as low as 400 USD.

If you decide to live and retire in this paradise and buy a house in Playa del Carmen or Tulum always seek advice from a professional real estate agent who knows the area well and has experience in selling and renting in that area. Our agents are all expats
who have chosen Playa del Carmen & the Riviera Maya as their home and have a deep knowledge about the area and the particulars of the culture.

If you would like to learn more about the process of moving to Mexico please visit our Real Estate Guide Moving to Mexico.

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Certified nurse care from Playa del Carmen to Tulum


The few times I was very sick in Playa del Carmen I remember very well. I had a great support system of friends who delivered food to my house, or took care of my dog and cats and suggested the right doctors  for me.

Playa del Carmen, Tulum and the Riviera Maya have great private healthcare with dedicated professionals for almost any health problem you can have.

Today I want to introduce you to Nurse Valeria who has been around for years providing excellent service to the community

Meet Nurse Valeria

Canadian Registered Nurse BSN with over 16 years of experience and licensed in Mexico.

Nurse Valeria has diverse experience in the operating room, post-operative care, geriatric and palliative care. Now she works mainly in home care and providing IV Drip Therapy Treatments. Her expertise leads her to accompany the patient during different stages of their life and to allow them to regain stability and fulfillment. The patient, considered at the center of her priority, actively participates in their care process. Nurse Valeria will guide her patients through their personalized care plan to achieve optimum health goals. Nurse Valeria provides comprehensive care to the patient whose state of health requires specific techniques and knowledge of medical procedures. She administers all care as an art, as such, she constantly seeks to ensure the well being, recovery and quality of their life.

Nurse Valeria

English, French, Spanish

(+52) 984 593 81 28

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