Retired In Mexico? Awesome Discounts Await You

One of the many benefits of being retired in Mexico is having access to the amazing discounts offered through the government’s INAPAM program. 

If you’re wondering what in the world I’m talking about, keep reading. 

INAPAM is an acronym for Instituto Nacional de las Personas Adultas MayoresIt’s a government initiative, but the real benefit is in it’s discounts on purchases like airfare, medicines, doctor’s visits, and even utilities. Several retailers and government agencies throughout Mexico have partnered with this program, and offer Mexico’s residents age 60 and over a variety of very good discounts. 

How Do You Get These Discounts?

To get access to these discounts, you need to apply for an INAPAM card. An INAPAM card is what you show at different retailers to get access to these discounts. To apply you have to meet certain criteria:

  • Either be a national or resident of Mexico
  • Be retired in Mexico at 60 Years of Age or Older
  • Have a Form of ID To Prove Your Age
  • Proof of Address in Mexico

A Snapshot Of Discounts For Retirees

This program is not only a great way to help those retired in Mexico access some very good discounts, but can also help you save a lot of money and lower your overall cost of living. For example some of the most common discounts include:

INAPAM Discount Xcaret

Tips For Finding INAPAM Discounts

When the program launched, the government did an excellent job at creating a nice page with PDFs that list most discounts and where they could be redeemed. However, as time has gone by more companies have joined the program offering some amazing discounts and as with most other updates, the Mexican government hasn’t done such a good job of keeping the list updated. Instead, I recommend doing a quick Google search “INAPAM + a purchase you’d like to make” and look at the search results to see if you can use your card to receive a discount. 

Another tip is to do a Google search in Spanish. For example “descuento INAPAM + name of retailer” and when you get the search results, you can ask Google to translate to English. Right click on any white space, and click on “translate to English.” As long as you are using an up to date version of Chrome, you should be able to do this for any search results. 


In most cases, you’ll have to make a purchase directly with a retailer in person in order to receive the discount. Most companies don’t have the sophistication of adding this type of discount when purchasing tickets or buying a service online. In some cases, you might not be able to find any information about a discount online, and should ask when you are making a transaction.I would especially suggest asking your doctor or specialist if they accept your INAPAM card in exchange for a discount as most doctors in Mexico don’t have any of this information online.It’s worth the trouble of doing a simple search or asking to receive your discount!  Because I don’t know about you, but 20% off airfare, or 50% off transportation? Yes please!

Follow INAPAM On Social Media

Mexican government agencies might not do a good job of keeping websites up to date, but they do a really good job of being active on social media. 

To find out the latest about INAPAM’s programs or discounts, follow them on Twitter or Facebook. Not only do they post regular updates regarding their discounts, but do a great job of posting updates regarding programs for the retirees in Mexico.

INAPAM Facebook

Let me know in the comments down below if you’ve recently used your INAPAM card and what discounts you received! I’d love to know.

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. M Leslie Tabarez says

    The INAPAM offices have been closed since the beginning of the pandemic, but you can apply for an INAPAM ID at some Super Tiendas ISSSTE. We applied about a month ago and are just awaiting our IDs. We were told that the paperwork we got when we applied can be used for the discounts in the meantime.

    • Mariana Lange says

      Thanks Leslie!
      Yeap I’m aware the INAPAM offices are closed. However I wasn’t aware you could apply through ISSTE. Glad you could get yours

    • Catherine Reeves says

      We are 70 year old seniors temporary residents home owners in Cozumel Mexico.
      We were told at the IMAPAM office we can not obtain a seniors card, as foreigners.
      Thanks for your assistance

      • Mariana Lange says

        This is correct- MOST INAPAM offices in Mexico do not issue inapam cards to foreigners anymore. We will see what happens with the new president.

  2. Dora Diamond says

    Hola, I’ve finally gotten my Inapam card. I can’t find a catalog of benefits in English. I live in San Jose del Cabo(Los Cabo’s area). I would appreciate any help/direction that you could assist me with.Dora

  3. Tony Collins says

    I’m Tony and I’m looking to move to mexico, I don’t know where yet. I’m 60 and retired with my wife Julie. We want a beach for right now but later it might change.i am on a budget but we can talk about it more.please we could use your help.
    Adios and thank you

    • Mariana Lange says

      Happy to help you and your wife Tony.
      Our site has a lot of useful information

      But if you are ready to move to Mexico and need guidance, then I recommend our COMPLETE Mexico Relocation Guide.
      It walks you through the most important basic questions for your move to Mexico. And you also get access to our extensive directory of contacts across Mexico that will help you get settled.
      See what’s included here

  4. Rosalie Wells says

    Hola, wondering where the INAPAM office is in San Patricio/Melaque?
    Is it in the INM office or a different place?
    We have Residente Permanente & qualify in the rest of the requirements.

    • Mariana Lange says

      Look for the DIF offices. Last time I checked the nearest one is in Cihuatlan. López Mateos 93, 48974 Cihuatlán, Jal., Mexico

  5. Patrick says

    Is there a list of businesses that honor the INAPAM card in the Bucerias area.

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