Many Americans imagine themselves retiring somewhere tropical and peaceful. Where they can sip margaritas and get away somewhere serene. Somewhere you can get away so that the feeling of warm sand between your toes, tranquility blowing through the air, and harmony in your thoughts becomes a new daily routine. Somewhere that before you jump in and swim in the truly sapphire ocean you have to take a step back and be mesmerized at the sheer beauty. Somewhere that time and space become dimensionless and all that exist is right here right now. Somewhere that all your worries melt away and for once in your life you know the true meaning of happiness. Where the real meaning of resort (to get away) be more fitting.
Unfortunately most people that are about to retire can’t afford it and are just worried about making it month to month. Well, if this is your worry than retiring in the Yucatan peninsula can solve of your issues. Did you know that the Yucatan peninsula is one of the most popular vacation spots in the whole world! So exactly is there one good reason why not just retires here? Mexico has its wonderful way of making retiring not only more affordable but more realistic. Live the life that you have always dreamed of, in the Yucatan.
First thing is first, if you are going to retire you must first pick a spot to live in. Buying a home in Mexico is not, I repeat not, as hard as it used to be in the 1990s and the prices of buying a home on the beach are unbelievably phenomenal. There is a plethora of affordable real estate on the beach that is just sitting there waiting to be bought. It really is a the greatest buyer’s market in Mexico and many people from all over are jumping at the chance to get their hand on some prime real estate at an affordable price. Don’t worry about the competition there is plenty to go around. Everyone knows when buying a house it is all about location you choose. There is no other place in the world where you can find a better location for the price and now that people are starting to realize it this is not only a great place to retire but also a great investment. However many people must worry, “What if I can’t understand the native tongue of Mexico?” Don’t be bothered adjusting to a different country with a foreign language is even easier than ever before. Some people might even say that it is completely unnecessary to learn the language. Our world has become more connected due to so many businesses trying to expand their customer base that it is easy to communicate. It is not hard at all to get around because there are many knowledgeable translators everywhere. Don’t forget this is the Yucatan peninsula greatest tourism spot in the world so you will get to meet a wide variety of people and get to see a wide variety of cultures.
Unlike living the United States 1,500 dollars a month in Mexico would turn out to be a very comfortable and even enough to have the prosperous and luxurious lifestyle you always wanted to have. There is nothing that is more luxurious than a boat cruise and no better way to sail to your retirement resort. There are many travel agents that will vogue that Mexico is the place to go and a cruise is the best possible way to get there. Not the mention that the fine cuisine of the Yucatan is incomparable to anywhere else in the world. This ingenious cross between Mexican and European food is delicious with a hint of French influence and the tropical surroundings only ensures you that it’s fresh. Where better to get fish than in a restaurant of the coast. These delicious entrées can range anywhere from achiote chicken to a zesty lime soup. Your options are truly limitless thanks to the Yucatan being rated at one of the top ten vacation spots for 2011. It is most possibly the most popular because the average year sees 240 cloudless days or maybe because of the variety of golf courses and tike bars.
Many people do not realize this but the Yucatan is the great divide between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. So, not only will you be right on the peninsula of the Yucatan but also near Campeche, Quintana Roo and the northern part of Belize and Guatemala. All of which are just a short drive away. Besides the beach, there are many reservoirs of natural water like lakes and ponds. There are many beautiful ancient landmarks as well including Mayapan, Tulum, Chichen Itza just to name a few. The Yucatan also has many festivals all year round. One of the most popular is the annual Yucatan Bird festival. The Yucatan is home to over 500 bird species and this festival promotes conservation and diversity of bird species in the Yucatan. A perfect event for both bird watchers and lovers features a photographic exhibit called “bird-a-tho.” Also the art work is impeccable from handmade religious crafts. Pottery, Hammocks, jewelry and many other art forms often made from sea shells and sand are in abundance in the Yucatan. All you need to do is walk along the beach or even visit one of the many multistory malls.
In conclusion, the number of reason why more people should retire in the Yucatan is limitless from the beautiful beaches to the unique architecture. The Yucatan is the place to go if you want to see awesome ancient ruins. Housing too is a plus when looking for affordable but spacious living. The art is original and the cuisine tantalizing. The festival is perfect and the shopping is even better. All of the things that embody the Yucatan are also the same things that ensure you will never want to leave and the greatest thing is… you don’t have to!