While there are definitely other good choices out there, the classic image of an ideal retirement is life in a Playa del Carmen beachfront condo – and this is with good reason. When you choose to live in Mexico for retirement, you are choosing a lifestyle that includes relaxation, warm weather, great activities, and, of course, beautiful beaches; Playa del Carmen offers the best of these.
What is retirement like in this area? Imagine living in Playa del Carmen luxury condo, with a terrace overlooking the turquoise water of the ocean, virtually over the beach – if you were to drop a penny off the edge, it would land it the sand (fortunately, because of the softness of the sand, and the fact that all buildings here are low rise, no other damage would be done!)
Your condo would be spacious – ideal for relaxation and for welcoming guests form back home – well designed and enjoy the comfort of an elevator, a pool and a lounge area.
When you get up in the morning, you enjoy breakfast on your terrace, and head down to the beach for walk. And the rest of the the day can be as relaxing or active as you choose. Many retirement communities in the Playa del Carmen area are within short walking distance to stores, restaurants, little shops, and bars. Gated communities with 24 hour security provide full safety and comfort.
The Riviera Maya, which is the area surrounding Playa del Carmen, stretching from Cancun to Tulum, has many, many activities, including golf (2 PGA courses, and 6 others, ) sailing with 4 full service marinas, Mayan ruins, colonial cities (a few hours away, ) eco-parks, which present the area's nature, culture and history in an interesting and interactive way, scuba diving, snorkeling.
A growing trend in the area has also been a strongly developed sense of community; retirees share afternoons and evenings together – on the rooftop terrace, or in a clubhouse – playing cards, pool or just shooting the breeze.
Going for walks through tree-lined roads, or heading downtown to Fifth Avenue is an excellent way to provide relaxation with activeness (being healthy is always easier when we don't think about it!) For those who prefer, excellent gyms are also available.
If you are planning on a luxury retirement on the beachfront, consider a Playa del Carmen condo.
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