More and more retirees from the United States and Canada moving to Mexico to enjoy warm weather, and relaxation are taking interest in environmental responsibility in their new community. This is why it is important to note Mexican retirement communities, such as La Escondida in Playa del Carmen, which are taking decisive steps to help their residents enjoy comfort while respecting the environment.
The concept of protecting the environment and including sustainable features is included from the very design of this gated community. Features such as rain water capture, solar power, and wind generated electricity help reduce use of public utilities generated from non-renewable resources. These features also benefit the necessity most retirees to save funds, and reduce their cost of living, since utility bills will be lower.
Other features include a recycling system, an electric power shuttle to take residents to nearby areas, and a car-free community (parking is provided within the secure gated entrance for those who choose to use a car. )
Combined, these features allow retirees to contribute easily to environmental protection, without the time, effort or cost which is often involved in attempting to be eco-friendly; these efforts are truly hassle-free, and at the same time contribute significantly.
Also important is that La Escondida provides residents with a high-quality Mexican retirement lifestyle . While these features are simply a part of day to day life, residents will probably forget that they are contributing to the environment; large lawn areas, natural gardens, a very nice, clean and well designed pool, a clubhouse, community events and features such as putting greens give residents so much to do, that they will be busy enjoying life, and relaxing.
A short walk away is a new mall, with a grocery store, an Office Max, a movie theater (with many movies in English), cafes, clothing, shoe and jewelry stores, in addition to other items. Across from the mall is a Sam's club.
Next to the Sam's is a private hospital, of very high-quality, with state-of-the-art equipment. It would be less than a 5 minute drive from La Escondida.
The eco-friendly transportation service allows residents to get downtown and to the beachfront quickly (about 10-15 minutes), safely and economically, while still being environmentally friendly.
While many people don't actively involve themselves in the environment because of the investment required (time, effort, money), La Escondida makes this concept simply a part of day to day life; the focus is on lifestyle, and environmental care happens behind the scenes you might say.
While other communities are beginning include similar features, La Escondida is certainly in the forefront.
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