With an estimated “expat” population of over 40,000, Puerto Vallarta is a great choice for those seeking the best of both worlds. Combining new experiences and adventures with all the comforts of home, Puerto Vallarta has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the most appealing destinations for the baby boomers generation.
Puerto Vallarta Ranks #2 Best Places to Retire in the World – Retirement has changed a great deal in just one generation. Many are now choosing to live somewhere other than the U.S. for a multitude of reasons. The cost of living is a very important consideration, but a rich life filled with like-minded people, travel, physical and intellectual pursuits, and opportunities for growth also play roles.
In a recent US News & World Report article the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group, Kathleen Peddicord, listed nine great places to retire overseas among like-minded company, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico made the list.
While Puerto Vallarta ranks highly in most of the index’s measures, its high cost of living relative to other cities keeps it from the top spot. This historic city is located right on the water, boasts beautiful views of the mountains and is located just north of beaches surrounded by jungle. In addition to My Lady of Guadalupe Church, the area’s main attractions include the municipal market, Plaza de Armas, Los Muertos Pier and Marina Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta Ranks #2 Best Places to Retire in the World has been surprising to some. Yet, for travel agencies, lifestyle specialists, press, media, tourism and real estate industries over the last ten years or more as well as for residents, the only surprise is that Puerto Vallarta was not ranked number one. Additionally, it was voted one of the “Friendliest Places in the World” as recently as 2008.