The mysticism of the Maya culture and its natural beauty make Cancun, Quintana Roo, the perfect retirement destination for those who want to live by the sea. Located to the northeast of Quintana Roo, about 1,056 miles from Mexico City, this destination stopped being a plain fishermen island surrounded by virgin forests and uninhabited beaches, to become the most internationally renowned Mexican tourist center. Currently, this destination is home to the world’s major hotel chains, the best restaurants and first class tourist services.
Cancun, one of the favorite beach destinations in the world, is the dream home for living out your retirement in complete harmony with nature. If your retirement money does not allow you to maintain in the United States the quality of life to which you were accustomed, there are communities in Mexico where the cost of living is reduced by up to 40 percent from that of our neighbor to the north, with the additional bonus of providing contact with nature, beaches, air connectivity and the best medical services possible.
How easy is it to settle down?
Earlier this decade there were about two million retired Americans living in Mexico; if you are a foreigner and are looking for a good place for your retirement, consider that even in such attractive destinations as Cancun it is less costly to obtain the deed for a property, or live in a rented residence for seniors, than in the United States. Hundreds of American expatriates who have decided to settle down without having to worry about cleaning the house or paying the bills, and are focusing instead on performing and developing an entertainment or recreational activity, live here.
Currently, housing complexes with smart homes for retirees, connected to the best hospitals in the United States, which provide medical monitoring for American residents and visitors, are being developed in Cancun. These facilities allow patients to consult their physician in real time through telemedicine, a system that goes beyond a query through a webcam, it consists of a set of technologies to monitor the patient’s vital organs and forward the information to a hospital in the United States.
You can also purchase health insurance for expatriates in Cancun. There are insurance companies that can prepare a customized service package, which will allow you to live out your retirement peacefully, taking into account all the risks you are facing. Although services as well as prices may vary, the insurance companies offer full coverage for your medical expenses, inside and outside Cancun, and even cover your return trip to your home country in the event the medical facilities available are inadequate. You can choose your preferred physician or medical facility and will have legal assistance should you need to assert your rights.
What recreational activities are offered?
All over the world there are hundreds of sunny places where you can play golf, but there is only one place like Cancun. If you want to stay healthy, not only physically, but mentally, socially, emotionally and spiritually, there are homes where Yoga, Tai-Chi and other disciplines are promoted and practiced.
Cancun is a friendly place for foreigners as English is spoken everywhere. It is easy to find all kinds of advertising, signage and people who speak English. Here you will find an impressive number of spa resorts, as well as an unimaginable variety of water sports, ranging from sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, to diving, snorkeling and surfing, as well as sports fishing.