Betsy Anne Edmonds has lived full-time in Mexico for nearly 15 years and wouldn’t have it any other way. The native New Yorker’s connection to the country began way back in 1968 when she first visited Acapulco. Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta were added to her list in the early ‘70s. While she loved all those cities, when it came to choosing her retirement spot in 2003, Betsy Anne did her homework…
Art is everywhere in Puerto Vallarta. You can find vibrant colors, dramatic shapes, and varied textures in high-end galleries, authentic tinaguis (open-air markets), brightly painted buildings, and the faces and clothing of the Mexican people.
From the vibrant colors of nature and local artistic creations, to the sounds of wildlife, roaming musicians, and multilingual conversations, Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific coast is teeming with life.
Whether you are looking for a full-time retirement haven or want to escape the winter up north, Mexico has a lot to offer in the way of weather, culture, and cost of living.
After nearly 10 years of marriage, my husband and I decided it was time for a change. We’d lived in a Minneapolis high-rise apartment with spectacular views of the Mississippi River and downtown for seven years, and while we loved our apartment, we didn’t love the weather (for six months of the year anyway). And I didn’t love my high-stress job or the fact that our cost of living seemed to be getting higher.