Podcast 38: Moving to Playa del Carmen, Mexico: What You Need To Know


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


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