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Retire in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 05, 2022

Summary: What is it like to retire in Playa del Carmen, Mexico? DATASENTENCE Retirees share their experiences living in Playa del Carmen.

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What type of recreational activities are there in Playa del Carmen?

"Our most popular recreational activities are all water based. So all water sports - snorkeling, diving, paragliding, SUP. But we also have tennis courts, horseback riding,golf, and one of my favorites and unique to Mexico - swimming in a cenote. Cenote fresh water caves - both open are and covered - an offer a refreshing way to cool off," said another retiree in living in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

"Anything related to the beach, snorkeling, golf, exploring cenotes (caves), dining out. The food is amazing and the options are endless," added another person in Playa Del Carmen.

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Where will I buy groceries and do other shopping in Playa del Carmen?

"We have so many grocery stores that I always wonder how they all stay in businesses. Most of them in the expat area are located on the same road. We have Walmart and Sams, as well as many others. We have small organic market once a week," said another retiree in living in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

"We have so many large grocery stores in Playa, that I wonder sometimes how they stay in business. We have two Walmarts. Local produce markets are not easy to find. There is one very small one in town once a week," added another person in Playa Del Carmen.

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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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