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Why Is Mexico Such a Popular Retirement Destination?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher - The Huffington Post
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May 9, 2015

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If you've ever been to Mexico, you've probably visited some of its beautiful beaches. But there's a lot more to Mexico than beaches, and if you've never been there or if you are afraid to visit for one reason or another, you are missing out.

Mexico is one of the biggest and most diverse countries around. There really is something for everyone ... lovely, temperate-climate mountain towns, a vibrant Renaissance-like capital city, rainforests and farmlands and yes, those absolutely gorgeous beaches.

Today's Mexico is not only amazingly diverse and exotic, it's also far safer than the media would have you believe. And we won't belabor this point because there is simply no way to convince the naysayers.

The truth is that there are plenty of us who love Mexico. It's a top destination for U.S. and Canadian tourists. Lots of international conferences are held in its many welcoming cities and resort towns.

Today, more U.S. and Canadian expats live in Mexico than anyplace else in the world - as many as a million of them, it's said. There are many reasons for that, including the vibrant culture, an affordable cost of living and excellent healthcare.

Expats in Mexico know that this country is an easy place to live. The climate is great, it's close to home (you can easily drive to Mexico from the U.S. and Canada) and it is, simply, convenient. You can get fast Internet and see first-run films in modern cineplexes - in English. You can shop at big-box stores and eat at chain restaurants like Chili's, Applebee's, Burger King, and McDonald's if you want to.

But with Mexico's culinary reputation, it's doubtful you'll care much about chain restaurants when you live in Mexico, where you'll find some of the world's tastiest and most exotic foods. Chiles, chocolate, vanilla - all these and more come from Mexico. And you'll find regional cuisines here as varied as the country itself...

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