Retirement Destinations - Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

Retirement Destinations – Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

The expression the

“Golden Years”

colloquially refers to the years after retiring from work or business. Some people call it the beginning of the end and others the years of freedom with gold! With the next age group of people about to retire or recently retired, the term

“Golden Years”

can refer to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This means having the time and financial backing to enjoy your favorite activities or community work.

Following retirement, important life changes can also happen with retirees virtually cutting themselves off from their network of friends and ex work contacts. They will develop totally different expenditure patterns and now will have much more time on their hands to develop any hobbies, sports or other activities they like. Many sell up home and move to start a new life elsewhere, which is where the search for retirement destinations comes into play.

So what makes Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit ideal retirement destinations?

Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit with their high count of expats, clean water, clean food, safe living conditions and modern health care, is developing into the perfect retirement destination for Americans and Canadians. The growth of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit’s American/Canadian community is difficult to calculate, but it has increased greatly due to the construction of thousands of new houses and tens of thousands of condos. Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit were once small quaint fishing villages, now there are some 350,000 inhabitants and something like 50,000 Americans and Canadians visit at any one time in the “high season”. With none of these visitors, snowbirds or residents having to get up in the morning to go to work, they will all be searching for the same thing; to enjoy retirement and harvest the benefits of their lifetime of hard work. With the weather being just right, the good people with time and money can find plenty of these in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.

Retirement Destinations with great facilities

At present there are three new Golf courses in the construction or planning phase, and with the seven already built, Puerto Vallarta and and Riviera Nayarit will then have ten excellent venues. There are numerous tennis courts available to use and there is of course, deep sea fishing which is a speciality of the resort. Retirees have access to many amenities. Art classes, dancing classes, computer classes, language classes, card clubs, fitness clubs, acting clubs, car clubs, writing clubs are readily available. Just about anything you ever wanted to learn but never had the time to do. Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, truly are great retirement destinations for those who love life and being outdoors.

Getting Involved in the Community

Charity work is also of great interest to retirees when choosing retirement destinations. With the excess time they have available, they can help the many groups and organisations that are set up in the resort with their work. In Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, charities such as the Friendship Club, Becas Foundation, Toys for Tots, Feed the Children, Make a Wish Foundation, etc are just some of the charities you can get involved and help as much or as often as you can.

Restaurants and Nightlife

Nightlife in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit is really spectacular. During the

“high season”

the walkway along the beach known as the Malecon is more popular at midnight than it is during the day. It is lined with hundreds of very good restaurants and bars. You won’t feel too old either as there are many places where the older generations hang out to have fun.

Surviving the Hottest Months in Puerto Vallarta

Tips for Surviving the Hottest Months in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is known for great beach holidays, but is notoriously famous for its high temperatures and humidity during the summer months. Though its tropical climate means lots of sun all year long, it won’t stop people all over the globe to visit the place, while some have made it their second home. So how to battle those scorching times?

One easy way is to stay at home and keep the air conditioner running at its maximum cool. Have a nice cold soda in hand, watch tv while the walls of your home are freezing cold, courtesy of your ever running air conditioner. Seems like a wise move, but in reality it isn’t. It’s not eco-friendly, besides, it’s expensive. The electricity cost will shoot up to high heavens and a burden come payment time.

Here are tips that would save you a lot as you go against Puerto Vallarta’s heat.

Turn on the Fans

Instead of using an air conditioner, try utilizing the ever reliable electric fans. Keep the air moving in the insides of your house. A portable fan is great too because it uses rechargeable batteries and not connected directly to your plugs. Use it while keeping the air conditioner at its minimum cool. It will have the same cooling effect and will give the needed comfort.

Buy Some Blinds

Go to the stores in Puerto Vallarta and look for suitable shades, blinds and drapes. Install them on your windows where the sun’s rays usually hit. It can block out a considerable amount of heat and will help to keep your house cool. Another way is to minimize the use of your oven when cooking. It’s an indoor heat source that produces hot air circulating in the house. Try cooking on your terrace or in the garden. Also, why not replace incandescent lights with fluorescent ones. The latter can cut a large amount in your electricity consumption without compromising the quality of light.

Plants and Trees

Take time out to put plants or have trees planted around your home. Vegetation will provide shade that can help a lot with the heat and bring a lot of oxygen for you to breath easily come the suffocating hot days. Avoid cement and rock for your displays or garden ornaments. They absorb heat faster and will contribute largely in having a hell-like temperature.

Dress for the Heat

Dress cool and light. Go for lighter colored shirts made up of linen or cotton. They’ll feel comfortable and prevent you from the irritation brought by outside heat. Pampering your body parts with talcum powder and having a moist cloth to wipe your sweaty forehead will refresh you, especially when you’re out exploring Puerto Vallarta’s streets. Stay at the coolest places in town like the restaurants, shopping malls and stores. They provide relief when the sun shines hotly against your disturbed skin.

Aircon Maintenance

Maintenance of your air conditioner is very important. Days will come when you can’t take the heat anymore in Puerto Vallarta and it’s the only recourse you have. Change its filters or have it cleaned by service professionals. This way, it can work at its best with the possibility of cutting off electricity consumption with a well maintained air system. Lastly, be patient, the cooler days of the “ber” months are coming and will make Puerto Vallarta a paradise place again…to stay and dwell.