Living, Working and Retire In Playa Del Carmen

I had the pleasure of speaking with Jeff about his experience living and being semi retired in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

Jeff’s Condo has a beautifully landscaped pool and park area

Jeff is originally from New York, and traveled regularly to his favorite beach in Quintana Roo; Playa Del Carmen. One day as he was traveling through, he saw a sign that said Xcaret and thought to himself “I could really live here.” Fast forward a few years and he has made his dreams a reality of being able to live in Paradise.

During the interview he covered:

  • Why he chose this area
  • How his family feels about him living in Mexico
  • Importing his exotic bird
  • How he bought his property
  • What a fideicomiso is and why you’d need one
  • How he plans to get permanent residency
  • Why he thinks he’ll never move back to The U.S.

Watch the full interview on our Youtube channel. It’s a good one!

Additional Reading: Why You Should Move to Mexico

Jeff’s 3 bed 2 bath Condo in Bali Playa Del Carmen

He shared a lot of great information about his life in Playa del Carmen, and I think it’s an excellent interview for anyone whose considering the beaches in Quintana Roo or Playa Del Carmen specifically. Although a lot of the information he shared applied to all of Mexico.

If you’d like to see more ex-pat interviews around Mexico like the one I did with Jeff, don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel.

Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Reader Interactions


  1. Odilia Lopez says

    Felicidades Mariana por tu entrevista! El Señor Jeff también es muy agradable. Que gusto que nos dió tan detallado vistaso a su experiencia. I, too like you grew up spending my summers in and around Guadalajara. However, I was born in LA. I am an interpreter for my local school district in Arizona. My family and I continue to visit Los Altos de Jalisco since my Dad has made the move to the family’s rancho. I know this interview will be very helpful for those desiring to retire to beautiful Mexico.

    • Mariana Lange says

      Gracias Odilia! I grew up in Guadalajara and Mexico City. Bienvenida a mi sitio!

      Los Altos de Jalisco is such a beautiful area.
      Thank you for watching. And don’t forget to subscribe since I post new interviews from time to time.

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