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5 Best Places to Live in Riviera Maya, Mexico

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Riviera Maya is a gorgeous stretch of Caribbean coastline in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. We highlight expats. 5 favorite places to live in Riviera Maya.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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Jun 6, 2016 11:07

I agree with the author for the most part, But, as a long time resident expat (25yrs.), who was here before the growth, I think there are things one should look for before the move.. I have seen many an expat go back home after a relatively short time, because they decided to live the "quiet life", or they never learned enough of the language to effectively communicate. Each has to select where to live for their own version of paradise, but don't be shortsighted about how far you have to go for shopping, services, entertainment, or that too frequent run to the airport. The most of EVERYTHING is in Cancun, and second is Playa del Carmen. I would look closely at a community, or area, that is a short drive away from those two places, because believe me, you'll be going to one, or both for something you want or need alot.. The newest up and coming destination that is poised to be the next big place I think, is Puerto Morelos. It has the perfect central location, and it just became the newest municipality in the state in January, and they have just held their first city official elections I don't live there, but I'm thinking about it. Of course, there is no one place that's right for everybody, so wherever you settle, be diligent in your selection. Once you're settled in, the day to day becomes reality just like it was back home..

Cozumeldeb
Oct 6, 2016 14:29

Great article and good overview of the Q Roo area..One point you might want to look into or add is that Tulum is having a problem, with property rights, especially on the beach..Big raid I believe in June, evicted many people and businesses, I understand it is in court and will probably be for some time..Apparently it something to do with trusts and illegally businesses on the beach..google for more info.

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