Retiring in Mexico

Are you ready to retire in Mexico? With so many ideal Mexican retirement communities, it’s time to swap out work boots for flip-flops, and head for a magnificent Mayan Riviera retirement!

More and more retirees are seeking out the beautiful Caribbean coast of Mexico, where gorgeous weather means a healthy, active lifestyle. Add in lower costs of living and affordable healthcare and you have the perfect retirement choice.

With Cancun’s International Airport nearby, a Mayan Riviera retirement is a short 2-4 hour plane ride from the United States. (However, you won't be traveling as much as you think because your friends and family will be always be coming to visit you.)


The Costs

Retiring in Mexico is affordable! Here are the numbers:

  • Housing: a 2-bedroom rental $1,000
  • Utilities (including electric, gas, water, cable TV, and internet): $150
  • Household help (maid and gardener services): $235
  • Groceries: $350
  • Entertainment: $250
  • Healthcare:  $140
  • Incidentals: $150


That’s just $2,275 per month, a mere $27,300 per year, to retire to the sun-drenched shore. Of course, if an exclusive beachside community with sophisticated amenities is more your style, you can spend as much and live as large as you’d like.


Saving Even More

Retiring in Mexico can be even more affordable when you enroll in Mexico’s Personas Adultas Mayores benefits program. Anyone 60 or older holding a Mexican resident visa can receive discounts of 10-50% off a variety of services: health care, cultural activities, transportation, and hotels.

With beautiful beaches and a great climate, the Riviera Maya is a great place to retire.Ideal Retirement Communities in Mexico

Perfect Playa del Carmen

Thousands of retirees are making Playa del Carmen home for the quality, affordable health care, ease of establishing residence and a quick drive from Cancun International Airport. A temporary resident permit requires a monthly income of around $2,000. Many, however, live more inexpensively with a tourist visa, which is valid for 6 months at a time and renewable indefinitely by simply leaving and returning to the country.


Tantalizing Tulum

Just 90 minutes from the Cancun’s International Airport, Tulum is a top pick for retirees, with real estate opportunities exploding along the coast. A low cost of living with plenty of modern amenities; a casual, bohemian lifestyle; and the sophisticated, yet affordable health care makes it a sought-after Riviera retirement paradise. Many retirees are investing here, confident their homes will increase in value over the coming years.


Pristine Puerto Aventuras

A relatively new and gated marina community in the heart of beautiful Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras is close to Tulum and Playa del Carmen. It’s a modern community filled with charming shops, quaint places to eat, a museum, a beautifully maintained 9-hole golf course and a dolphin enclosure complete with manatees, sea lions, and seals.


Charming Akumal and Puerto Morelos

Others are choosing the communities of Akumal and Puerto Morelos. A quick 30 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, Akumal is a small fishing village best known for its abundant marine life and white sandy beaches.

Just 20 minutes from Cancun, Puerto Morelos is another quaint fishing village complete with a town square, stores and restaurants and a quiet, authentic way of life. Real estate here ranges from modest homes in the mid $100’s to oceanfront homes priced in the millions.


Find your Dream Riviera Retirement Today!

Whatever your dreams of the perfect Riviera retirement, Giada Real Estate has a property for you. With so many Mexico retirement communities waiting, why not begin the search today?

Give us a call at +52 984 216 9896 or +52 984 873 3577 or email us at today!