Puerto Vallarta Region, Mexico
Mexico is always one of the top choices for retirees because it’s inexpensive, beautiful, the winters are warm – and it’s close to the U.S., a nice convenience for visiting family and friends.
The fact that it’s popular is in itself a selling point – there are at least 50,000 Americans and Canadians living there right now.
The appeal of Puerto Vallarta is that it’s friendly with a nice small-town feel, Budd said.
One retiree told AARP that it reminds him of the U.S. in the 50s, with big plazas where people hang out.
It’s also worth noting that it’s a very safe city, located far away from the crime in Mexico that is rampant along the U.S. border.