Puerto Vallarta #1 on AARP The Magazine Top 5 Best Places to Retire Abroad

AARP The Magazine Travels the Globe to Reveal the Top 5 Best Places to Retire Abroad

WASHINGTON (July 26, 2010) – Experts in celebrating the next chapter in life, AARP The Magazine traveled the globe to discover the ultimate retirement destinations abroad. Factoring climate, expat community, cost of living, housing, health care, access to the U.S. and culture and leisure, AARP The Magazine reveals the top five locales in its September/October issue (www.aarp.org/magazine), available in homes and online today. See what regions in Mexico, France, Panama, Portugal and Italy have to offer—castles, palm trees, rain forests, grilled lobster—in their unique and unparalleled retirement experiences.

1. MEXICO—Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is the undisputed number one destination for American retirees. With its rich Indian and Spanish culture, lavish beaches and affordable real-estate, Puerto Vallarta offers the low-cost, laid back lifestyle retirees seek to find in a community.

Some Reasons we love it:

* Climate: Winters—sunny, pleasantly warm; summers—rainy, humid hot

* Expat Community: Estimated at 50,000 American retirees

* Access to the U.S.: Excellent

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