While many visitors come to Mexico just to enjoy the beaches and resorts, Mexico is also a destination for relaxing, celebrating life’s milestones, and when finished with the 9 to 5 rat race, it is a delightful (and affordable) place to retire.
When it comes to kicking back and relaxing, nothing beats a soothing spa, and Mexico has some wonderful ones, everything from low-key saunas with a few extra services to high-end destination spas with all the perks (and staff) designed to comfort and thoroughly rejuvenate the spirit. Depending on the spa, massages, facials, manicures and pedicures are all standard fare.
Getting married? The big events in one’s life only come along so often, and celebrating a wedding in Mexico is a once in a lifetime experience. Imagine standing barefoot on a beach with sand as soft as talcum powder, the azure Mexican Caribbean stretching as far as the eye can see, the sun slowly setting over the horizon, the last of the day’s yellow sun melting into cool evening, and saying, “I do.” It does not get more memorable than that.
And toward the other end of life, when it comes time to retire and starting enjoying life, there is no better place to do it than Mexico. The cost of living is roughly half of that in the U.S. and Canada, and there are several towns that have a large expatriate retiree contingent, making the transition that much easier.
Retirees can live for 6 months in Mexico before having to exit and re-enter the country, or they can apply for an FM-3 visa and remain in the country year-round. Expats can also buy real estate and not have to worry about the government taking it away. The lifestyle is leisurely; the health care is adequate; the people are friendly, and the Margaritas never stop flowing.