Thinking about Retirement in Mexico, Riviera Maya?

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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