Mexico is one of the top destinations for US retirees, and for good reason.
Firstly, the cost of living is relatively low for expats coming from countries like the United States and Canada, which means budgeting is significantly easier. Another reason is the weather, as the country boasts warm temperatures all year round, ideal for those who want to enjoy their golden years in a tropical oasis. Lastly, Mexico is drenched in culture and in history, making it a super interesting place to retire.
In fact, Mexico is home to more American retirees than any other country in the world, conveniently located just south of the US. Plus, as expat communities in the country continue to grow, it makes it easy to feel at home.
The top areas of Mexico for US retirees tend to be along the country’s beautiful coastlines. In particular, the states of Quintana Roo, Jalisco, and Baja California Sur have become hot spots for people looking to settle down in recent years. This is in part because these regions have great weather, as well as the fact they’re home to world-class beaches, golf courses, and other amenities that cater to whatever needs retirees may have.
No matter what your budget or your preferences, there’s sure to be a perfect place for you. So, if you’re looking for a beautiful, sunny, and culturally rich location to retire, look into these stunning beach destinations in Mexico.
The Banderas Bay (Puerto Vallarta)
Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by the Sierra Madre mountain range, Puerto Vallarta has become one of the favorite destinations to retire in Mexico.
The main attraction of the city (oftentimes affectionately shortened to just “Vallarta”) is the wide variety of adventures awaiting you outdoors, whether in the sea, on the beach, or in the jungle. Whether you like sailing, diving, or exploring all that nature has to offer, you’ll never run out of activities to do here.
Vallarta is home to an international airport, so it’s easily accessible from all around the world. The city also has excellent medical services, with professional doctors fluent in English, and a vibrant culture with a fabulous culinary scene that every type of foodie will fall in love with!
The Riviera Maya
Located less than an hour from the Cancun International Airport, yet the Riviera Maya seems like a whole new world. The region is known for its white-sand beaches and bohemian atmosphere that, for the most part, is quieter than what you find in Cancun. It’s home to several distinct beach towns that lie close to ancient pre-Hispanic ruins and fascinating natural wonders such as cenotes, lagoons, caves, and underground rivers.
The tourism industry in the Riviera Maya is growing fast, so it’s quite easy to find locals who speak English and high-quality services to live in tranquility.
Here, Tulum is one of the main destinations for Americans, but smaller (but just as charming!) towns are rising as excellent options to enjoy life on the beach. Such is the case of Akumal, a quaint and quiet beach town located 25 minutes north of Tulum.
Baja California Sur
If you’re looking for a luxury destination to retire in, one that feels like a permanent vacation, then Los Cabos in Baja California Sur is the place for you.
Los Cabos (or “Cabo,” for short) not only has beautiful beaches and fabulous weather all year round, but there’s an endless list of activities you can find at sea or in the desert, as well as premium golf courses, Pueblos Mágicos (magical towns) to visit, and, of course, an excellent variety of restaurants and bars. All of this is paired with the warm hospitality of the locals, who are especially friendly and welcoming. As a US expat, Cabo quickly becomes home.
The cost of living in Cabo can be higher than in other parts of Mexico, as it’s a high-end hot spot for tourists. However, American and Canadian retirees still very much enjoy a higher standard of living here than they could in their home countries.
Do You Want to Retire in One of These Areas of Mexico?
If you’ve decided that you want to retire in Mexico and one of the destinations that we mentioned piqued your interest, one of the most important steps you need to take is finding a property to live in.
At Tao Mexico, we are specialists in real estate in the top beach locations in Mexico, offering exclusive properties in luxury developments in Puerto Vallarta, Tulum, Akumal, and very soon, Los Cabos.
Contact us today! We’re here to offer you all the guidance you need to buy property in Mexico and show you the incredible houses and condos we have available.