CANCUN

If you like sailing, deep sea fishing, great diving, golf, tennis, sun bathing, jet skiing and shopping at the abundant duty free shops, you will love Cancun.

At the very eastern tip of the Yucatan peninsula, in the state of Quintana Roo, is the fabulous city on the Caribbean of Cancun. It gets very crowded during Spring Break and is notable for its nightlife but Cancun offers a young-at-heart retiree an active and exciting lifestyle.

The climate in Cancun is considered semi-tropical with temperatures averaging around 80 degrees with approximately 200 days of sunshine. The month of May can be very hot, a great time to spend at the beach or shopping. The months of Sept, Oct and Nov bring the rainy season but it doesn’t take long for the sun to come out again after a short afternoon rain.

Weather can change quickly at times in Cancun, and sometimes can cause a dangerous undertow, so you must be aware of the postings on the beach with colored flags. Green means it’s safe to go and enjoy!

Although Cancun is world known for vacationing, it is also a favorite for many active lifestyle baby-boomers.
Touring the inland Mayan ruins and temples is an exciting adventure with some of the most famous ruins being Chitzen Itza and Tulum.

If you feel like having a light and relaxing day, traveling to one of the more southern beaches at Ranco Loma Bonita offers horse rentals for a leisurely ride through the swamps to the pristine beach.

Although most of Cancun beaches belong to the Hotels, that won’t stop you. All the beaches are public so you can find your favorite place in the sun in Cancun. While you’re beachfront you can go parasailing, sailboard and take advantage of a wide variety of water sports.

If your into swimming with Dolphins, you can visit Dolphin Discovery on Isla Mujeres or the Parque Nizac, a full service water park in Cancun for this amazing treat. One of the most famous places is Aquaworld, with miles of white sandy beaches, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and a jungle tour in 2-seater boats.

If you feel like being lazy for the day, lying in a hammock while being stroked by the soothing Caribbean breeze isn’t a bad choice either.

The long and short of it is that there is always something to do and many places to visit while living in Cancun. If you want quiet beaches, you are only a water taxi away to other less touristy areas.

The cost of living in Cancun has increased over the years, but many times you will find extremely affordable living on the outskirts of the tourist strip and be able to experience the best of both worlds. The website CancunAssist.com can supply you with a great deal of information and they have people on board who can give you much insight and a lot of help finding your dream retirement spot in Cancun.

FAST FACTS:

  1. Cancun has both nationally subsidized hospitals and smaller clinics. Many of the staff speak English. Simply beware of any facility that asks for cash up front.
  2. Finding Internet cafes or receiving internet service will never be a problem in Cancun proper. Check any outlying areas for these services.
  3. As Cancun is a world travel destination, the International Airport offers you easy access to anywhere you need to travel.
  4.  March and April are Spring Break months and will cause hotel, food and transportation costs to rise.
  5. Many people who live in Cancun say that once you live there, you will wonder why you ever lived anywhere else.