Location, Weather, Lifestyle…Mexico has it all!

Location, Weather, Lifestyle…Mexico has it all!

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Do you know what you get when you retire in Mexico?

Anything you wish. First-class urban amenities with beautiful palm-fringed villages, warm weather and, of course, our amazing coastline are only a few of the draws for retirees to the Puerto Vallarta region.
Mexico is known for not only its beautiful beaches and sunshine, but also for the Mayan and Aztec ruins and the history that goes along with them. One of the top places to go in Mexico is the Puerto Vallarta area. Here, you have the option of being totally immersed in the culture or live similarly to your life back in Canada/USA except with sunshine over your head and joy in your heart.

Many people have made their dreams a reality by making the decision to own real estate in Mexico for a vacation home or for full-time retirement. Mexico offers amenities beyond compare: great food, a family and fun oriented culture, sunny weather, and a variety of environments from lush tropical jungles to deserts, beaches, mountains and oceans.

In the Puerto Vallarta area you will be greeted by warm, friendly smiles, some of the world’s best cuisine, beautiful marinas, the Sierra Madre mountain range, numerous world-class golf courses, the best sport-fishing, and much more. Puerto Vallarta also has premier medical care facilities and specialists, a thriving arts and cultural community, great shopping, and lots of fun tours and activities.

Finding your dream home can be a challenge, but it is easily transformed to a pleasure through working with the right team. Certified professionals who are experienced with the area can help guide you through the steps with minimum hassle. First, discover the area that feels right for you and that contains the activities, weather, and amenities you love.

Spend a little time in your chosen area and ask your real estate professional about the neighborhoods, restaurants, and events you may want to check out. What do you see when you imagine your ideal days? Research what area of Mexico will best suit your lifestyle, then utilize your real estate expert to narrow that down to the city, neighborhood, and specific properties.

Think of how you will use your home in Mexico in order to answer the following questions: how many bedrooms would you like? Square footage? Views? Also consider whether you wish to be in a private master-planned community vs. a house. Since Mexico’s weather is warm year round, everything grows much faster. Would you want to use your home for short time periods, 6 months or full time? It’s easier to lock up and walk away from a condo or a house inside a private community than to leave a stand-alone house.


Retiring in Mexico is a very attractive option with its weather, affordability, culture and close proximity to the United States. Mexico remains the #1 destination for Americans and Canadians retiring internationally. There are a large number of American and Canadian retirees already residing in Mexico, and over the past decade the number of Americans and especially Canadians has noticeably increased.

We have a profoundly rich Indian and Spanish culture here alongside the spectacular beaches and charming colonial hill towns.  With the current real estate market around Puerto Vallarta, there are some great bargains in properties.Real estate in Mexico boasts thriving expat communities in Lake Chapala, near Guadalajara; San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato; Baja California; and Cancún, in the Yucatan. All of these places have their attractions, including a low-cost, laid-back lifestyle and easy way of life. However, what has always been the first choice in Mexico, is the Puerto Vallarta region, located on the Pacific Coast in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit. Because it combines of all of these things, we feel that the Puerto Vallarta area is the best place to live and retire.

The downtown Puerto Vallarta area has handsome beachfront promenades with restaurants, shops, art gallaries, and more.  You can venture a few blocks up the hill from the beachfront malecon and festive tourist areas and step into a town where old Mexican charm is on display—whitewashed houses bedecked with flowers, and plazas where locals and expats alike greet, eat, and seat themselves on benches to watch the passing parade of people.

In Nuevo Vallarta, the newer area just to the north of Puerto Vallarta, you’ll find North American styled condominium complexes and wide sandy beaches, marinas, and luxury. It feels like you are back in the States, but at a steep discount. Just north of Nuevo Vallarta is the seaside village of Bucerias, a favorite with expats and Mexicans as well because it offers a beautiful mix of the old and the new.  Twenty minutes north of  Bucerias lies the pueblo of  Sayulita, a lively place with a colorful mix of tourists, retirees, and “surfer-dudes” that keep this town hopping.  Still a little further up the road is the town of San Pancho, perhaps a bit quieter, but still stylish and unassuming.  All of these are just a part of the paradise known as Riviera Nayarit.

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Living in Mexico is an attractive option for a growing number of North Americans seeking a move to “Paradise”. Many live in Mexico full time to enjoy the sunshine, beaches and warm climate, and some enjoy retirement in Mexico living the life they’ve only dreamed of. When you retire in Mexico, can you live on your retirement pension income? Yes! It’s true…more and more North Americans are discovering this as a way to improve their lifestyle and still live even while earning much less in their retirement years.


It’s entirely possible when retiring in Mexico to live well on $1,000 a month, and extremely well on $1,500 – $2,000 a month!  When you look at retirement in Mexico, one of the chief benefits is that you get a “bigger bang for your buck”. You can live like royalty on even the most modest retirement income. With the looming economic pressures on North America’s baby-boom generation brought on by rising healthcare costs and the loss of personal wealth due to the global recession, a growing number of Americans and Canadians aged 50+ are now actively considering relocating outside of their countries to retire.


These aren’t the only draws for retiring in Mexico. Living in Mexico is like stepping back in time to a place where communities care. The Mexicans and their wholesome way of life, their rich culture, and the importance of family… it’s wonderful to be a part of it all. When retiring in Mexico you can enjoy learning every day about the language, the culture and the customs. Mexico truly is an amazing, magical place.

Mexico is home to the largest number of Americans and Canadians living outside the United States and Canada. According to the Mexican 2010 census, there are 738,103 Americans and Canadians that have either chosen to retire in Mexico or who spend a great amount of time here in the Mexican Republic. A 2004 survey estimated that the number of Americans and Canadians residing in the country is between 500,000 and 600,000.
Mexican’s love to celebrate everything. There are numerous things that go on throughout the year. Things like parades, festivals, carnivals, fireworks, are just to name a few. When the Mexicans celebrate, they know how to do it right!
Families spend time with family here. It’s amazing the relationships that you develop within your local community and how kind and generous everyone is. Retiring in Mexico and living with the Mexican culture, you develop long lasting relationships with generations of families that remain close. To retire in Mexico is an experience in itself.
Worried about not being able to speak Spanish? Certain areas of Mexico like Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, and Riviera Nayarit are used to catering to foreigners, so just about everyone speaks at least a little English – and you do pick up Spanish words here and there easily when you live in Mexico.
Christianity is the major religion in this country, and most Mexicans are very respectful. You will always see the churches full on Sunday. There are many local churches you can go to too, where both English and Spanish is spoken.  

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