Why should you consider retiring in Tulum or Riviera Maya?


The simple truth is that after a long and meritorious working career, it’s time to relax, unwind and enjoy life to the fullest. Retiring in Tulum or Playa del Carmen translates to a warm, sunny days in a home that is completely and entirely cared for thanks to the low cost of labor and maintenance.


Life here means a beautifully manicured property devoid of tending to a garden or mowing the lawn. Life here means a privileged quality of living, on a low budget. Life here means a home for your extended love ones to come on vacation, relax and have high quality family time.


Life here is excellent. Retiring in Tulum or Playa del Carmen is basically sweeter than fiction.

Reasons why Retiring in Tulum or Playa Del Carmen—is a Sound Idea:


Many Canadians and Americans opt for retiring in Playa del Carmen as a way of life choice for their post-working years. Here is why:

  1. Lower cost of living than American and Canada, which could stretch your pension and/or savings considerably.
  2. Higher standard of living for the same budget or less.
  3. It’s the shortest flight home of almost any tropical destination due to proximity. So heading home to see the grand kids frequently is not just a possibility, but entirely doable.
  4. Bringing pets into Mexico is an easy and quarantine free process.
  5. Playa del Carmen is one of the safest cities in Mexico, with its frequent police patrols, and its multi-levels of police care (including local, federal and tourist). Nearly every building has its own private security, though the level varies between each neighborhood and community.
  6. Lots of people in their retiring years look for a simple, community oriented lifestyle and a beautiful environment. Nothing can be more beautiful than the soft sandy beaches, the 7 shades of blue Caribbean ocean, the 300+miles of linked underground cenotes (fresh water filled caves), the European-esque feel of the restaurants and shops on 5th avenue and much more.
  7. Retiring in Playa del Carmen means seeking community. Here in Mexico family values and a sense of community are supreme, and this is deeply entrenched in the large foreign community as well. One of many great examples is the Facebook group that supports foreigners in the community, both in their daily lives and in organizing community events. Similarly, there is also the Playa Animal Rescue, which foreigners engage themselves in deeply including their Saturday, drop-in spa/play day).
  8. Healthy living is a very important part of our lives here, with people focusing on healthy eating and physical activity. There are numerous health and wellness centers and hospitals that provide for the foreign community. Most of which accept foreign and local health plans (you ask us for more information on local health insurance).
  9. You don’t have to wholly sacrifice your foreign style of life, as there are many stores with names we trust which includes Walmart and Sam’s Club. Also available are cable packages with all your favorite networks back home, and cinemas that show American blockbusters (with Spanish subtitles to help you develop your knowledge of the local language).



Imagine yourself quietly reading a book ocean side, or overlooking the 7-shades of blue Caribbean ocean while eating freshly caught surf n’ turf. Contact us to see if retiring in Playa Del Carmen is right for you.

We can tell how much it would cost (plus rental, ownership costs, moving costs, cost of living, services and more). Also, we will the stories of the others we have helped retire in Playa, and go over the financial aspects of it, including property ownership and repairs.

Spoiler alert: it’s easier and inexpensive than you think! There are condos and homes for sale in Playa Del Carmen starting from $50,000 USD.


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