If you’ve been looking for a warm place to retire that offers affordable luxury and a ton of activities to keep you busy, look no further. Puerto Vallarta offers a variety of lifestyle options. Do you play golf? Want to go snorkeling? Maybe you just want to relax on a beautiful Puerto Vallarta beach or enjoy the Puerto Vallarta nightlife? Well, you can do all that and more. Get the inside scoop from us.
Puerto Vallarta, located on Banderas Bay on the west coast of Mexico, is one of the top destinations for Canadian and US tourists. There is a large expat community who have either moved here for the winters or who have totally relocated here. Living in Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding areas could easily be considered living in paradise. So why are so many people moving here from the U.S. and Canada?
The weather here in Puerto Vallarta is nothing short of perfection. Sunshine, warm daily temperatures and cooler nights with ocean breezes make this a perfect climate for relaxing on the beautiful beaches, snorkeling, or for taking in a game of golf or tennis. Even during the summer, when the temperatures and humidity rise, there is always the promise of a wonderful evening storm and lightening show to freshen things up.
The spectacular Banderas Bay and its wonderful beaches all surrounded by the beautiful Sierra Madre Mountains and lush vegetation provides a postcard setting. Not to mention the scenic buildings, cobblestone streets and amazing sunsets.
The locals in Puerto Vallarta are warm, friendly and welcoming. Plus, there is a very large group of expats from America, Canada and parts of Europe, so you arrive with a built-in community. Within no time, you will find yourself quickly part of a close-knit group of friends and associates.
The Mexican culture is rich and beautiful. Experience a fiesta, many colorful holiday traditions replete with delicious foods and fireworks, or simply walk the Malecon and see performances of traditional dance, music or acrobatics. If you are looking for theater, take in one of the many local high quality performances. There is never a dull moment here in Puerto Vallarta.
Many flights operate from most anywhere in Canada or the U.S. Flights are quick and easy to find. For some, driving here on the great scenic highways is also an easy option.
With water quality being world class, an excellent bus system, an international airport and improving road system, living in Puerto Vallarta is easy and comfortable. With stores such as Costco, Wal-Mart and Home Depot, it is easy to find most of your comforts of home.
While it is advised that you learn some Spanish, many of the locals speak enough English that one can get by quite easily here without being bilingual.
The cost of living is a fraction of that in Canada and the U.S. Food, services and labor is all lower, meaning your savings and income go much further here. You really can live luxuriously in Puerto Vallarta.
Medical services are not only inexpensive and readily available in Puerto Vallarta but are also world class. There are many hospitals here that cater to the expat community with bilingual doctors and staff providing an unbelievable level of service.
As someone who moved to Puerto Vallarta from California, I can tell you firsthand, I not only don’t regret it, I wish I had done it sooner. Living here truly feels like living in paradise.