If you are considering Playa del Carmen retirement, it's important to note that life in this area is much more than just owning a nice property on the beachfront. Whether retirees choose to buy Playa del Carmen real estate - topmexicorealestate.com or enjoy a Playa del Carmen vacation rentals, they will enjoy a wide range of interesting and unique activities.
A recent example of this was the celebration of the Spring Equinox. Just a short drive south of Playa del Carmen, the nature park Xelha was the scene of one of the area's major celebrations, with a Mayan purification and rebirth ritual, featuring five priests who, along with many retirees from the area, tourists and local families, made offerings and prayers which rose majestically in front of the cove where water from the largest underground river system in the world join the Caribbean sea.
The ceremony, which included offering white petals and corn kernels, symbols of purity and fertility, along with red petals and cocoa beans, symbols of blood and strength of spirit, involves inviting the public to be part of change and live a new awareness of respect, love and harmony with nature, against the arrival of 2012, which, according to the religion of the ancient Mayan people, will end an era and begin a new one.
This celebration is just one example of how retirees in Playa del Carmen can enjoy the area. Along the same lines, many residents enjoy yoga which has a strong presence in the area, helping retirees take advantage of Playa del Carmen's splendid natural setting and make it part of the complete relaxation to be found here.
Many retirees, when choosing their property here, will choose their properties accordingly. Those who love nature will often choose a lot in a natural, eco-friendly development. Those who find relaxation most completely from beautiful views will buy a condo overlooking the turquoise water of the Caribbean, and the wide, white beaches. Others find what they need in a resort-style gated community with a spa and personalized yoga instruction.
In all cases, the property itself becomes part of the relaxation offered by the area – a factor greatly enhanced by events like the rituals to welcome the Spring Equinox in Xelha. Similar festivals are celebrated at various pyramid sites in the area, such as Chichen Itza, one of the new Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Other events which retirees enjoy in the area include live jazz festivals on the beach, film festivals and food and culture festivals, both international and from various distinct locations throughout Mexico.
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