More on Retirement in Mexico
For those who know Mexico, retirement there can be part of a dream come true. They enjoy a great climate, great food, a rich culture and fabulously warm and friendly people.
Some retirees move into Mexican communities, like ours in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, and integrate with life there. This can make the whole experience much more worthwhile and fulfilling.
For those with hobbies, the hobby or interest can almost always be pursued in Mexico. Communications via the Internet will keep you up-to-date with the latest sports scores and coverage and home new if you need that. Most of us have some system of satellite so that we can receive every channel we are used to in English. Name a sport and you will be able to play it in Mexico. Particularly golf and tennis can be enjoyed year round at many excellent facilities right here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala.
Many people continue their passion for or turn to, art, photography and writing using Mexico as their landscape and inspiration. Some fine that their work can be sold outside Mexico to news and media agencies, supplementing their income. There is a thriving art community in Ajijic, Lake Chapala.
Other people get involved in social work. Helping deprived communities to build new infrastructure, sharing their extensive knowledge, experience and understanding of life with others and make a signification and positive contribution to the communities they live in.
There is no better time to learn Spanish. Surrounded by the language, engulfed in a country passionate about its history and culture, there is no better place to learn than in Mexico. Language classes for all levels are available everywhere.
If you view your retirement as an opportunity to improve your golf game, Mexico has no less than three of the world’s top golf courses for you to try and dozens more besides. For example, there is a golf course, Atlas, just outside Guadalajara that is the second longest course in Mexico.
You can retire in Mexico in total seclusion if you want to, buying property in the middle of a stunning landscape, with nothing but nature around you for miles. Or you can live in the middle of one of Mexico’s towns or cities surrounded by the local communities, sharing their culture and their way of live or somewhere in-between. Whatever you want, you’ll find something to suit your tastes somewhere in Mexico.
In Ajijic, Lake Chapala we have the best of both worlds with nature all around us as well as the infrastructure that makes life enjoyable. Ajijic is nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and beautiful Lake Chapala with breathtaking views and is also less than 45 minutes from the world class city of Guadalajara.
Everything everywhere cost money and Mexico is no exception. How much you spend will depend on your lifestyle expectations.
However, you’ll find that Mexico can offer good value in just about everything you will need to buy, from land and real estate through to furniture and Do It Yourself materials, food and drink and entertainment.
Generally speaking, Mexico can be excellent value for money for people who chose to retire there, especially if they are earning a hard-currency based retirement income.
Mexico is also safe with minimal non-violent crime. We do suggest, however, that you do not include drug trafficking in your retirement activities.