Retiring in Mexico | Where to Live and What to Do

retiring in mexico

There’s no better way to spend your elder years than by sitting on a warm beach with a cold drink in your hand. However, if you are interested in retiring in Mexico, you may be wondering if there’s more to the good life than that. Here are a few benefits of retiring in Mexico including where you should live and what you could do while you’re here.

The Benefits of Retiring in Mexico

There are two primary reasons you are probably interested in retiring in Mexico: the lower cost of living, and the life of leisure. Mexico can surely afford you those two luxuries, but it is also easily accessible for you and your family, travel is comparatively less expensive than in the United States, and attaining residency is an easy and straightforward process. Not to mention, there is a large expat population residing in the country, so your community comes built right in.

Apart from lifestyle accommodations, the country is rich with art, culture, and activities worthy of your retirement years. It is also teeming with oceans, mountains, and beautiful tropical landscapes. Whether you are looking for a leisurely retreat or an active adventure—or a little of both—the life you’ve been waiting for is available to you in Mexico. Especially in Cabo San Lucas.

Where to Live in Mexico

I personally chose to reside in Cabo San Lucas. After living in California for 25 years, I began vacationing in Cabo and dreaming of what my life could look like if I moved to the area full or part-time. Eventually, the call to the simple life prevailed and I moved to Cabo full-time. Though I may be biased, there are so many things I love about the area that make it the perfect place to retire.

On the southernmost tip of California’s Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas offers all the amenities of life in the United States, but with the history and culture of the small fishing village it has been for more than 10,000 years. With average temperatures ranging from 77 degrees to 92 degrees fahrenheit, the weather is almost always beautiful and comfortable. With world class access to fishing, golfing, restaurants, and even a film festival, there are so many enjoyable ways to spend your day.

What to Do in Mexico

Life on the water is easy in Cabo. Home to so many varieties of tropical wildlife, you could go snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, whale watching, or swimming with the dolphins every day of the year and never get bored. Though if you do, you could always jump on a surf board, boogie board, or water skiing boat—we have plenty of those too. On the land, there are beautiful hikes you can peruse, as well as fifteen world class golf-resorts.

The nightlife is pretty great, too. The Baja Brewing Company was the first (of many) microbreweries to open up in Cabo. For dining, one of the best restaurants in town is Invita Bistro—though there are hundreds of excellent dining establishments to choose from. Many also offer the best sunset you’ve ever seen in your life.

No matter your tastes, I encourage you to consider retiring in Mexico—especially in Cabo San Lucas. If you do, give me a call. I’ll happily extol the virtues of life in the tropics, and find you a place to live here while I’m at it.

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