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Best Places for Retirement in Mexico 2024 - ARPR MEXICO

Updated: Jan 8

The culture of looking for a comfortable place to retire has become very important in recent times, before people had a house and it was for life, today that is changing.

When looking for the ideal place for retirement, services and infrastructure that improve the quality of life, provide security and well-being to people should be considered.


Mexico is very friendly and has excellent tourist destinations ideal for seniors. Here, besides living exciting adventures, it is also perfect to rest, relax and enjoy the gifts that life gives us.

Thinking of travelers from all over the world, today we want to share the best Mexican destinations for retirement.


Merida is considered the safest city to live in Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula as the safest state in Mexico with the greatest potential for real estate investment. Since, its visitors have access to other parts and cities of the peninsula such as Campeche and Quintana Roo. Places that are part of Yucatan and have become very popular thanks to the natural beauties it possesses, from the Riviera Maya and Tulum in the State of Quintana Roo, to Celestun and the cenotes that inhabit the State of Yucatan.

In addition, Merida has an interesting geographic position in the country with land, sea and air access, which facilitates its international communication and with the rest of the Mexican Republic.

The state of Yucatan has international connections in the country, since it is the fastest access point from the Mexican border to:

  • Europe.

  • The United States.

  • Central America.

  • The Caribbean Islands.

Many foreigners and investors choose to live or invest in the center and north of the city, since the versatility of the architecture in these houses, services and connectivity, in Merida moving from one point to another has a maximum time of 30 minutes, this being the farthest point in the city. Likewise, going to the beaches of Yucatan, such as Progress Beach, takes 30 minutes. This makes the quality of life even better.

2.Quintana Roo

Quintana Roo is home to many beautiful and quiet beaches. It also has highly touristic areas and its airport is very important because it has many international destinations. It is one of Mexico's fun and active cities thanks to its cosmopolitan nightlife. Quintana Roo is located in the state of Yucatan just 4 hours away by road, whether you are looking to live in a city or in the most beautiful beaches of Mexico you will be only 4 hours away. Quinta Roo is the ideal place if you are looking to enjoy living on the beach without losing all the comfort and entertainment that can offer stores, restaurants and entertainment centers located on Fifth Avenue, famous for its shop windows and great diversity of products without sacrificing its cultural essence that characterizes the area.


San Pedro is a municipality of Monterrey, one of the safest cities to live in Mexico. Its landscapes and mountain views make it a unique city for those who enjoy having coffee in the morning with spectacular views, but do not forget that it is very close to one of the largest cities in Mexico.

San Pedro Garza Garcia is influenced by international culture, and this can be seen in its many museums and its nightlife full of renowned restaurants, with a gastronomic offer of all cultures. The best thing is that it is a very safe city to live in and its labor offer is focused on specialized jobs, making it an ideal city to invest in business premises.


This city could also be called a retirement community, thanks to the great popularity it enjoys among ex-patriots. The climate, the lifestyle, the people, and the culture are some of the reasons why its inhabitants love this place and decide to spend their retirement in this part of Mexico.


Close to the Chapala Lagoon, Ajijic offers mild temperatures year-round, averaging 70ºF (21ºC) in January. If the climate is not enough to tempt you, keep in mind that a three-bedroom, two-bath home in this area can cost around US$125,000.

The climate, its proximity to an international airport (15 minutes) and to Guadalajara (45 minutes), the state capital, as well as the security with which people still live here, are the main attractions for living in Mexico, according to the people themselves.


Like Merida, Ensenada is a big city but in a slightly smaller version. This city is ideal for expats who want to make the transition from their home country to Mexico but don't want to go too far from home as Ensenada is only an hour from the border, which makes it easier for them to cross.


San Cristobal has one of the best climates in the republic, being Chiapas an ideal state for growing coffee and cocoa. The richness of Chiapas in terms of flora and fauna, have made it one of the favorite destinations for retirement in Mexico. One of the opportunities that San Cristobal de las Casas offers to its visitors is the opportunity to enjoy the culture and the best of the Mexican bohemian side: nothing like having a coffee while walking down the street and listening to musicians and artists performing their pieces or performing their acts.


Many companies and corporations have their headquarters in Queretaro, including the textile and automotive industries, adding to its thriving economy and great job opportunities this positions it as one of the best cities to live in Mexico. The high quality of life is reflected in its prestigious hospitals, Hospital San Jose de Queretaro and Hospital Angeles de Queretaro, both with the possibility of providing to the English-speaking community.


Mexico is a country with a lot of culture and tourism, it has some of the best beaches in the world, at the same time it is full of large, medium and small cities as well as magical towns and of course it has a delicious gastronomy for everyone, besides being a relatively inexpensive country to live or invest in. This is very beneficial since you can vacation, retire younger and live without major worries.

Mexico is a place that charms people from all over the world and keeps them coming back. But you will be surprised to know that many people from countries like the United States, Canada, France and Russia prefer to live and enjoy their retirement in Mexico.

Wherever you go, you will find hundreds of our foreign neighbors living the American dream.


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