Retirement in the Riviera Maya: What’s to Know?

Retirement in the Riviera Maya – what’s to know is a guest blog by Betty White, whose bio you can find at the bottom of this article.

In the modern era, we are living faster than ever and working much more than relaxing. When we are young and full of ambition, we even find pleasure in the adrenaline that this lifestyle brings us. But as the years go by, we become tired.  Not tired in a way that we only need one lazy weekend to recover, but truly tired, and need a change of the way we live. For this reason, people are excited about their retirement like never before. This is a chapter of life when you should find peace and just relax, you have earned it!

And because the place where you have lived doesn’t suit your needs anymore, chances are that you are looking for some other place where you can enjoy your retirement. It’s like taking a very long vacation, and that’s exactly what you need at this stage. Therefore, people often choose warm places by the sea with a laidback lifestyle and sunny weather. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Retiring in the Riviera Maya sounds heavenly. Let’s give it some thought.

Be prepared for the big move


While you are searching for an ideal place for your retirement, you should also learn how to find the best moving experts NYC has to offer. The Big Apple is a place with possibly the biggest number of moves during the year. In the city that never sleeps somebody is always moving. Therefore, you certainly know someone who had a good moving experience recently and who can give you a recommendation for some reliable moving company. Also, you can check out the online reviews, but take them with a pinch of salt. Make a list of companies you have heard positive things about, and ask them for free moving estimates. Once they provide them to you, compare those estimates and choose the offer that suits you best.

Retirement in the Riviera Maya, paradise on Earth

Cenote Cristalino

Riviera Maya is stretching from Cancun to Tulum in Mexico on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is one of the world’s most attractive beach destinations. Thanks to its white sands, blue Caribbean waters, and warm weather year-round, this area attracts plenty of visitors. Additionally, the region is rapidly developing and the high level of investment from the government and the private sector is changing the place. It’s becoming more and more modern when it comes to infrastructure, services, and amenities.

Traditional Mexican culture will just blow your mind.  From music to food and cultural events, Riviera Maya is very much alive, in a good way. Mexico is the most popular expat country for Americans, with Riviera Maya quickly becoming a favored area. When retiring in the Riviera Maya, you will certainly find something for yourself.  Whether you want a seaside, village resort-style living, or a city atmosphere, you will find it here.

Pick your paradise home by the beach

Cancun Hotel Zone

The Mexican government decided to make this region a focal point of tourism in the 1970s. And they made an amazing job. With just a little effort, this naturally beautiful coast turned into a popular vacation spot for visitors from around the world. Very soon, retirees and other expats discovered the charms of living in the sunny Riviera Maya. You know how we always complain our holidays are too short? Well, guess what? You certainly need a long vacation, but once retired, your life can become a vacation. You can explore local real estate options and, without a rush, pick your paradise home in Riviera Maya.

Modern Playa Del Carmen

Playa del Carmen View

Even its name sounds exotic, right? Once a small fishing town, Playa Del Carmen has undergone rapid expansion in the past few years. Nowadays, it boasts luxury residential condos, world-class shopping, excellent bars, restaurants and a wealth of entertainment and leisure facilities. Interestingly, this town has been the location setting for some television shows and has hosted PGA golf tournaments. Several Caribbean cruise lines include this city as one of their stops, due to its stunning scenery and welcoming residents.

Playa Del Carmen has something for everybody

Fifth Avenue

Also, the hub of vibrant nightlife and tourist activity is located along a pedestrianized street, La Avenida Quinta, or The 5th Avenue. That’s right, you will have 5th Avenue around here as well. If you start missing NYC, take a walk. An international population and a big number of tourists give this district a cosmopolitan feel. The great thing about Playa Del Carmen is that you have all you need in one place. Whether you want to go for drinks, take a long walk by the coast or have a peaceful dinner, you will be satisfied here. Therefore, when retiring in the Riviera Maya, consider Playa Del Carmen.

On the waves of the Caribbean Sea

Tulum Yoga

The astonishing Caribbean shore offers unlimited recreational opportunities, including snorkeling, fishing, diving, swimming, and boating. Some of the world’s top beaches are located exactly here in Mexico, and you will have plenty of time to explore them. There is also a handful of islands a few miles offshore. Cozumel and Isla Mujeres are two wonderful examples you should not miss when retiring in the Riviera Maya. Cozumel offers a bit of dazzle and glamour with a steady stream of cruise ships, while Isla Mujeres is more rustic and laidback.

Meet the amazing sea life of Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres

The waters surrounding Isla Mujeres are full of sea life. Hence, the divers, snorkelers and fishers are rarely disappointed by its vivid underwater experience. Water recreation is a great part of life on Isla Mujeres. You can find almost everything you need on an island, but for those other things, a quick ferry ride into Cancun can connect you. You can rent a golf cart or bicycle to explore the island and see the sites, take a yoga class and get a massage. Take a walk around Centro and admire the Sea Wall Murals and discover a hidden treasure in one of the many shops. Most importantly, relax and enjoy the warm turquoise water, white sand beaches and charming people.

What are you waiting for?

If you needed inspiration, I hope you found it in this article. What is the next step? Find reliable international movers near you, pack your favorite summer clothing, good books and a pair of sunglasses. It is very sunny where you are going! Enjoy your retirement to the fullest – you deserve it.

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Betty White is an independent writer with years of experience behind her. Positioned in San Diego, CA – she constantly takes on new and challenging projects for diverse niches and industries. So far, her work has covered topics related to the moving and transportation industry, IT solutions and software innovations, business growth and development etc.