Retire in Manzanillo, Mexico
Last updated on Sep 17, 2022
Summary: What is it like to retire in Manzanillo, Mexico? DATASENTENCE Retirees share their experiences living in Manzanillo.
What is it like to retire 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," said a retiree who moved to Manzanillo, Mexico.
What advice do overseas retirees have for others considering retiring abroad?
"What are you waiting for? Don't let the news scare you. They want you to be trapped up there in your homes. Come down and see what paradise is all about," said another retiree in Manzanillo.
What are the most challenging aspects of retiring in Manzanillo?
"The US and Canadian news reports scaring everyone about coming down to paradise," remarked another retiree in Manzanillo.
What are the most rewarding aspects of retiring in Manzanillo?
"We are living the "american dream" in Mexico. We have a wonderful life. We are pampered, have time to pursue whatever we want, have time for our friends, the weather allows us to go outside almost every day to play. I am selling real estate, so not retired, but my husband is," said another retiree in Manzanillo.
What are healthcare services like in Manzanillo?
We asked retirees if they have access to good medical care in Manzanillo. They wrote:
"We have several hospitals here and are only 3 and a half hours from Guadalajara which has as good medical care as anywhere in the world. We had a friend who spent 3 weeks in intensive care in Guadalajara and the total cost was 35,000.00 dollars. Think of that in the US.. and she is well now," said another retiree in living in Manzanillo, Mexico.
How do I meet people in Manzanillo?
When we asked people living in Manzanillo about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:
"We have two groups to meet other ex-pats. One is for couples, they meet weekly and go to dinner. Their name is Thirsty Thursdays. The other is a ladies lunch group. we meet once a month at the restaurant El Tablau, at 1 pm. Everyone is welcome and we generally have a speaker. From these two groups you can learn about the charities and opportunities in Manzanillo," said another retiree in Manzanillo.
What is life like in Manzanillo?
When we asked people living in Manzanillo what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:
"Generally the expats are retired and their lives revolve around golf, tennis, bridge, socializing, walking or swimming in the ocean, reading, and whatever else they feel like. We have quite a few artists and others willing to share their knowledge. There are charities and animal welfare groups always looking for help," added another person in Manzanillo.
About the Author
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.
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