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Manzanillo, Mexico

Retire in Manzanillo, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 12, 2023

Summary: Manzanillo, Mexico is a popular destination for retirees due to its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and affordable cost of living. There are several retirement communities in Manzanillo, offering a variety of amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, and golf courses. These communities also provide a safe and secure environment for retirees. The average cost of a nice 2 bedroom home in Manzanillo is around $100,000 USD, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost around $150,000 USD. The weather in Manzanillo is typically warm and sunny, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit.

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What is it like to retire in Manzanillo?

"Manzanillo is a charming and vibrant coastal town located in the state of Colima in Mexico. Retirees in this area enjoy a quiet and laidback lifestyle surrounded by lush vegetation, beautiful beaches, and a friendly atmosphere. Expats in Manzanillo can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities such as swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and sailing. There are also active cultural attractions such as the local Archeological Museum and Plaza de Toros de Manzanillo, which hosts bullfights and other events. During the evening, retirees can visit restaurants that offer Mexican specialties and international cuisines, or nightlife options such as bars, clubs, and live entertainment venues. Manzanillo also hosts many festivals throughout the year, providing expats and retirees with an opportunity to experience the local culture and customs," explained a retiree in Manzanillo.

"We have a small but active ex-pat community. We have a ladies lunch group once a month to hear speakers on local issues and meet other expats, plus keep up on what is happening in town. We have a couples group that has dinners every Thursday at different restaurants also to meet the other ex-pats. We have golf groups, tennis, bridge, cards, a church service or two in English. We also have a new Gold's gym. The university of Colima has a great music department that has brought us some classical music concerts the last few years, this year we are having Romeo and Juliet. We have many great restaurants and most have live music and dancing," explained one retiree living in Manzanillo.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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