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Isla Mujeres is a wonderful place to live for expats, a traditional destination among American, Canadian and European retirees looking for a Tropical Paradise to call home. There are so many things to love about Isla Mujeres: year-round warm weather, beautiful Mayan ruins and beaches, as well as lower costs of living.

 

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Isla Mujeres Life

Isla Mujeres like so many other Mexican towns and cities — even those on the coast — is affordable to buy into and affordable to live in. The population growth in the region has also been attracting some major commercial investors to the region; and so modern, avant-garde amenities, like super-centers selling imported U.S. goods, modern shopping centers, cinemas, good restaurants and modern healthcare centers and clinics are just some of the modern amenities being enjoyed by residents in the  area. For people who want a real taste of Mexico and also want some U.S.-style commercial comforts to support their lifestyle, Isla Mujeres is a great option.

Low cost of living in Isla Mujeres is one of the main motivations for people looking to retire in Mexico. Your pension or savings will stretch much further in Ensenada. The lower cost of living here allows you to enjoy a better life on a lot less money.

Isla Mujeres Style

Isla Mujeres remains an authentic Mexican destination; a place where you can still find tienditas (small local stores) run independently by local families, ambulant vendors, local plumbers and carpenters advertising their services on the street, and the abundance of day-to-day life situations which are omnipresent across most of Mexico’s towns and cities and which help to put emphasis on the definition of ‘the real Mexico’.

For retirees seeking a tropical paradise for part or full-time retirement in Mexico, Isla Mujeres; part hippy, part artsy, part chic, part traditional and unmistakably Mexican, combines these many and varied characteristics to form a unique and beautiful location for retirement living in Mexico.

 

Cost of Living in Isla Mujeres

The cost of living in Isla Mujeres is typically less than it is the USA, Canada and Western Europe, although precise costs depend upon your lifestyle choices.

Low cost of living in Isla Mujeres is one of the main motivations for people looking to retire here.

Your pension or savings will stretch much further in Isla Mujeres. Allowing you to live in a beautiful paradise and enjoy the little luxuries Ensenada has to offer.

The more time you spend living in Isla Mujeres, the more money you save. Owning a property helps to make this possible offering yet another way to find savings.

Everything from beer to taxis and dental treatment cost a fraction of the going rates in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Enjoy Retirement in Isla Mujeres

It’s no wonder why so many people are choosing Isla Mujeres as their retirement landing spot. It has everything you need and more, from the must-haves like a good infrastructure, affordability, healthcare, and safety, to the fun stuff like an interesting culture, a wide range of restaurants, friendly people from all over the world, and lots to do.

Isla Mujeres lifestyle is all about sunshine, rich cultural traditions, historical heritage, a slower pace of life and lower living costs. Isla Mujeres has been an expat magnet for decades.

Isla Mujeres is a wonderful place to live for expats, a traditional destination among American and Canadian retirees looking for a Paradise to call home. There are so many things to love about Isla Mujeres: year-round warm weather, beautiful city and beaches, as well as low costs of living.

You may wish to consider Ensenada for your retirement home. In addition to unlimited water-born recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, and kayaking.

Isla Mujeres also provides modern infrastructure with a stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.

Lifestyle Highlights

  • Community  
  • Affordable Living    
  • Tropical Paradise
  • Health Care
  • Beach Lifestyle
  • Retirement Destination
  • Traditional Culture
  • Modern Amenities                                   
                   

Lifestyle Highlights

  • Community  
  • Affordable Living    
  • Tropical Paradise
  • Health Care 
  • Beach Lifestyle
  • Retirement Destination
  • Traditional Culture
  • Modern Amenities
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Health and Health Care

Last but not least; living in Isla Mujeres is healthier. Life is more relaxed and stress free. This has health benefits in itself. Also, fresh local fruit and vegetables, as well as seafood, is more readily available at a much better price. Year-round warm weather and pleasant climate makes it easier to be active outdoors. Excellent health-care is available at a fraction of U.S. costs. Being healthy becomes very easy, and affordable. Wouldn’t it be nice to “invest” in your health by saving money?

Healthcare in Isla Mujeres
In addition to Mexico’s state sponsored healthcare provided via the country’s national health service IMSS, good quality healthcare services offered through private clinics with US standard healthcare services exist in Isla Mujeres. The privately-run out patient clinics available locally are ideal for day-to-day ailments, sprains, broken bones and other health matters.

In recent years, medical companies have invested millions of dollars in Mexico building and supplying first-world standard private medical facilities. This has come about as a result of research showing that Ensenada is becoming a top location for foreign expatriates as well as wealthy and well-off Mexicans.

Real Estate Market in Isla Mujeres

Prices for real estate continue to hold for desirable properties overlooking the ocean and as further planned development takes place, the supply of land for dwelling houses and constructed homes is likely to increase in the years ahead.

Prices of realty in Isla Mujeres, as in all Mexican destinations, have risen considerably over the last decade, although they still remain at very affordable levels when compared to ocean-side realty prices in the U.S. and Western Europe.

Land development continues to take place here as the economy prospers — brought about through government initiatives as well as domestic and foreign capital inflows — continues to rise.

Isla Mujeres offers a wide variety of property types to choose from. Realty developers have entered the market in earnest and this, coupled with other smaller as well as private investment projects has produced a local realty market that serves a broad range of interests and budgets including modest condos and casitas (little houses) mid range and luxury condos, apartments, suburban town homes as well as super luxurious properties on the beach or overlooking the sea.

Everything from bills and taxes to maintenance and renovation will be lower for a vacation or retirement property.

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Bonaire

Activities & Adventures

Explore Your Beach Destination

Your vacation to Bonaire is sure to consist of plenty of fun and excitement, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking exciting excursions, such as zip-lining through the jungle, setting sail on a catamaran cruise or snorkeling and diving, to make the most out of your destination.

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing

Beaches

Bonaire is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. From beachcombing to swimming and sunbathing, Bonaire’s beaches will not disappoint.

Swimming

Bonaire has over 22 beaches. On Bonaire and sister island Klein Bonaire, the sands of some beaches are soft and blindingly white, while others are coarser and darker due to the high content of crushed shells and coral.

Sunbathing

Te Amo is a beautiful, white sandy public beach situated near Bonaire’s airport. Its location provides spectacular sights of arriving airplanes on this otherwise tranquil area. The sandy shoreline makes easy access to the water.

Romance

Weddings, Honeymoons & More 

Weddings

Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding on Bonaire. Romantic weddings on a sugar white sand beach, rich sunsets and one of the most beautiful views in the world are the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.

Bachelor/ette

Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With a bit of planning beforehand, Bonaire is the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.

Honeymoon

Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance and Bonaire is the honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, Bonaire has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing

SUP

Paddle boarding is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the environment in Bonaire. It is easy to learn and a great way to have fun in the many coves surrounding the island.

Sea Kayaking

Your kayaking adventure, exploring and paddling in the pristine bays with their cyrstal clear water. Include in your paddling adventure a trip through the extensive mangroves and visit with the critters that flourish here.

Sailing

Sea breezes and  the most beautiful beaches in the world. Bonaire is the perfect exotic location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving

Snorkel

Snorkeling allows you to get a broad view of the coral reef with its many inhabitants. In a few meters of depth, chances are you can spot turtles, rays or even a seahorse. Small coral formations and sea fans paint the sea floor. 

Scuba

Bonaire offers scuba diving 24/7, 365 days a year and in a pristine underwater environment with access to many locations for shore and boat diving. It is an award winning diving destination that accommodates every skill level.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake

Fishing

Bonaire is considered one of the best big game fishing destinations in the Caribbean. The turquoise blue waters off Bonaire are perfect for deep-sea fishing, inshore fishing and spear fishing.

Deep Sea

Attraction for anglers heading to Bonaire is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing for highly sought after big game species is incredibly popular.

Shore

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Family

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences

Golf

“Piedro So”, the only golf course on island, has one objective, to keep the course as natural as possible. This 18 hole golf course is perfectly shaped into the eco environment of Bonaire, which gives the course a unique ecologic vibe. 

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV

On Horseback

Bonaire’s best known places for horseback riding are Rancho Washikemba on Bonaire’s eastern side, and the Horse Ranch Bonaire, on the western side, located only a short drive from Bonaire’s capital Kralendijk.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails through forested areas, river beds and jungles.

Off Road

Rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures, creates the perfect setting for an off-road  adventure. Drive your own ATV through jungles full of surprises and new adventures.

Lifestyle

Live the Lifestyle

Living

Looking for Lifestyle Options? When considering Bonaire as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.

Retire

Many consider Bonaire for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.

Lifestyle

Variety of lifestyles, from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for those seeking an “always on vacation” lifestyle. Bonaire has everything you need and more, affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right Investment

Real Estate

Real estate investment opportunities exist on Bonaire for entrepreneurs in the business. From beachfront and beach view homes, condos, apartments and vacant land that lie close to the attractive vistas that line the coastline.

Beach Houses

It is always a wonderful idea to set up villas, apartments and other residential units in the vicinity of a stunning ocean, pristine beaches, and picturesque lagoons. The attractiveness of Bonaire has always been a magnet that attracts buyers and tenants at any time of the year.

Culture

Experience the Culture

Culture

The culture of Bonaire can be seen in the faces of its people. The different features and hues tell the story of dozens of ethnic and racial influences.  Indian, African, Asian and European inhabitants have all contributed to who Bonaire is today.

Culture

The traditional celebrations calendar in Bonaire is filled with exciting activities throughout the year. Most of these celebrations have some main elements in common, which is uniting people with food, music and dance.  The celebrations on Bonaire are an important part of the culture on Bonaire. 

Cuisine

Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

Bonaire is well known for her varieties of regional and national food and drink. From street food to exquisites culinary delights, paired with wine, local beer and rum with long histories and international reputations.

Cactus Drink

Have you ever drank a cactus? The island’s Cadushy Distillery makes a cactus liqueur that has a lime flavor along with a few other liqueurs. You can visit the distillery in Rincon or the store in downtown Kradeljik. 

Beer

If you want to get very local, Bonaire Blond is the beer for you. It’s brewed at a local restaurant and available in bottles at the grocery store and in a handful of restaurants on the island. Nothing beats a Blonde Beer in Bonaire!

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort

Resorts

Bonaire resorts are perennial favorites among globetrotters. With a variety of beach options, rich heritage and fantastic food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that’s got more to offer within such easy reach of most travelers.

Resorts

With her gorgeous beaches and upscale resorts, Bonaire is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxing fun in the sun. Soak in the sunshine, go for a rum tasting, spa treatment or fill your day with outdoor adventures.

Resorts

If you’re looking for warmth, relaxation, and an amazing experience, look no further than Bonaire. Around every corner of the island there are plenty of new adventures and surprises.

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Romance

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Activities

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Beach Time

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This is where most tourists go, and where many US and Canadian ex-patriots have settled into retirement homes. Many hotels and gated residential communities, which have attracted the rich and famous, are found on these beaches.

There is, in fact, a steady drumbeat of activities all year long from organized bicycle rides down the coast to cuisine-based celebrations to surfing and deep sea fishing contests.

If variety is the spice in your life, then consider us as your retirement place. From its geography to its night life, this municipality embodies variety.

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