In this episode, we explore what it is like to live in Playa Del Carmen Mexico, located in the Yucatan Peninsula. Real estate agent Susana MacDonald shares her thoughts on why Playa Del Carmen is a great place to retire to in Mexico. She talks about affordability, entertainment costs, real estate (renting vs buying), safety, community, language, groceries, transportation and food.
What You Will Learn
- The importance of hiring an attorney
- Visiting Mexico before deciding to move
- Pricing for properties in different areas in the Yucatan
- Supermarkets and entertainment
- Health Insurance
What’s in This Episode?
0:00 Dream retirement in Mexico
2:02 How long Susana has been living in Playa del Carmen?
3:09 Where is Playa del Carmen located?
4:15 About Cancun
5:30 About Puerto Morelos
5:50 Playa del Carmen in the beginning
7:40 About Tulum, Mexico
9:57 How much does it cost to live in Mexico?
14:08 Cash market in Mexico
17:15 Pricing for ocean front properties
17:36 Pricing in Playa del Carmen
20:07 Properties in Tulum
22:30 Susana’s favorite neighborhoods in Tulum
25:04 The importance of figuring out what you need
29:50 Purchasing health insurance in Mexico
30:56 G&P Health Insurance
33:35 Supermarkets and entertainment
36:00 Produce in Mexico
37:11 Advice for moving to Rivera Maya region
38:19 The importance of getting an attorney