Retirement In Sayulita, Mexico: Villa Amor Sayulita
- Jun 29, 2017
- Category: Travel
Most of the owners of Villa Amor Sayulita juggle between renting out their condos for financial gain and enjoying them while on vacation. “We are all here as an investment,” they tell me.To retire to traditional US-based locations, such as Florida and Arizona, means the cost of living is as much, if not more, as where you previously lived. In the US, your retirement fund may dwindle rather quickly. In Mexico, you’ll get more bang for your bucks, as they say. The recent push for retirees to cross the border (Trump not approved) and move to towns like Sayulita is 90% driven by finances—both gained and saved. While property here is not necessarily inexpensive, other living costs, such as food and medicine, is. The town offers around 150 restaurants from which to choose. There’s also good, inexpensive medical care, such as the $1 USD steroid shot a doctor administered for $7 for an allergic reaction. (In the States, a month prior, it cost me a small fortune.) I hadn’t considered Sayulita a retirement destination until speaking to these three condo owners at. In fact, I thought Villa Amor Sayulita was just a regular hotel my first two of my three nights here. The town of Sayulita is what makes this hotel “so very, very special,” Barbara asserts. The location is spectacular, on the outskirts of town, down a dirt road, less than a quarter mile from the town center, just far enough away from the hustle and bustle. It’s “Old Mexico”, only 25 miles from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Amidst taxis, hotel staff, and guests shuttling back and forth, I suddenly have a different view and feel of a town with which I fell in love so quickly. It’s not just for travelers, coming in and out, but for those wanting a longer-term option for investment and retirement. While I’m nowhere near that stage of life, it’s something nice to imagine and something I would consider if I was much older. Plus, as a kid, I would’ve loved flying somewhere more exotic and living off chips and guacamole at Villa Amor Sayulita.
Be sure to check out the other blog posts I’ve written about my trip to Mexico!
- Casitas Sayulita (Embracing The Unknown While Traveling)
- Hotelito Los Suenos (Staying Healthy While Traveling)
- Maraica by Casa Marias (Eco-Friendly Hotel)
- Sayulita Beach House (Surfing Sayulita)
- Casa De Mita (Hidden Treasure)
- San Tropical Hotel (Family Business)
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