Whether or not we are close to the age of retirement, we have all visualized ourselves once in that perfect place where we would like to devote ourselves to enjoying the pleasures of life, without the hassle of an office schedule and the stress accumulated by the days of traffic and worries
Whether it’s a Caribbean beach, a picturesque colonial city, or a villa in the mountains, Mexico offers several places for a dream retreat and in this gallery, we show you some of them.
San Carlos Bay, Sonora
The contrasting landscapes between the Sonoran desert and the Sea of Cortes, in addition to the spectacular sunsets of the Pacific, have made the bay of San Carlos conquer a good number of foreign residents.
San Carlos has all the necessary infrastructure to live peacefully and is surrounded by natural wonders such as the “Estero del Soldado” seabird sanctuary, as well as islands inhabited by sea lions and numerous areas for kayaking and diving.
Costalegre is a site for hedonists. Along this spectacular tourist corridor off the coast of Jalisco, you can find numerous virgin beaches protected by beautiful bays, which are surrounded by lush jungles and mountains crossed by rivers and waterfalls.
Costalegre has become one of the favorite places of rest and retirement in Mexico due to its privacy, its first quality services, and the numerous activities it offers in contact with nature.
In Costalegre you will find exclusive residences, villas, and apartments with ocean views without parallel.
Santiago de Queretaro
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996, the Cretan capital is considered one of the most beautiful and clean colonial cities in America. Its pleasant mild climate, its superb historical monuments, mansions, palaces, as well as its incessant cultural activity, make Santiago de Querétaro the perfect place for lovers of the bohemian and historical atmosphere.
As if that were not enough, the capital is surrounded by beautiful artisan villages such as Tequisquiapan and Bernal, cheese farms, and great vineyards that satisfy the most demanding foodie.
Querétaro is also the gateway to the natural wonders of the imposing Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve.
Ajijic is a peaceful villa located in front of the beautiful lake of Chapala in the state of Jalisco. In addition to its charming rustic architecture, Ajijic’s treasure is in its multicultural community composed of Mexicans and foreigners, which has given this place a unique identity in Mexico.
Ajijic is inhabited by many artists, who have contributed to the beautification of the town decorating the facades of the houses in a very original way and inviting the new settlers to join this collective effort.
The presence of the foreign community in Ajijic has made Mexican traditions enriched and complemented by the influence of other cultures, as well as their cuisine and culture based on respect and tolerance.
Akumal, Quintana Roo
Akumal is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya and has one of the most beautiful bays in the Caribbean. Although some hotels have been installed nearby, the small town of Akumal still retains the charm it had when it was still a small fishing village.
Among the wonders, you will enjoy in Akumal is its beautiful beaches of gentle waves and velvety sand, as well as the Yal-Ku lagoon, a spectacular water mirror where hundreds of tropical fish take refuge.
Akumal is an unbeatable place to live if you want to connect with nature and its preservation since the population of this place has a hundred percent ecological consciousness that helps you maintain the beauty of this Caribbean paradise.
Valladolid, also known as “Capital of the Eastern Maya”, is one of the most picturesque, quiet and historic cities of the Yucatan Peninsula. As if it were a city that stopped its clock at the beginning of the 20th century, the urban atmosphere of Valladolid still remembers, through its elegant houses, the enequenero boom that propelled Yucatan economically more than a century ago.
In addition to the hospitality and the anti-stress rhythm that this city has, it is surrounded by natural wonders such as the Queen and Samulá cenotes, and from this point, you can easily reach incredible sites such as the archaeological zone of Chichen Itzá or the city of Mérida.
If you dream of a place on the beach that is not crowded with tourists every holiday season, and where you can enjoy the virgin charm of nature, Mazunte is the perfect place.
This town on the coast of Oaxaca still retains its identity as a fishing village and many of its houses are ecological.
Mazunte is the typical destination that adventurous travelers are looking for, many of them have settled here to start their hospitality businesses.
Although Mazunte could be perceived as a site away from tourist reflectors, once a year it hosts one of the most important international jazz festivals in Mexico and is one of the sea turtle protection sanctuaries.
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
San Miguel de Allende is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the Bajío region and during 2013 it was chosen as the best tourist city in the world by Condé Nast Traveler magazine.
San Miguel immediately falls in love with its beautiful architecture of baroque temples and houses of the pink quarry. Walking through its streets is a delight because at every step you will discover beautiful gardens, art galleries, patios and charming corners worthy of a postcard, without forgetting the architectural symbol of the city, the beautiful neo-Gothic parish of San Miguel Arcángel.
This beautiful city has also become home to many foreigners and every year is the scene of renowned international theater and music festivals.