Mexican Retirement Communities – Getting to and From Cozumel Island
Cozumel real estate is in the unique situation of being located on an island; while this may create some concern for real estate buyers about transportation to and from the island, transportation is readily available at reasonable prices. Just as importantly, the island itself offers a full range of services, conveniences and products, making it a top choice among Mexico retirement communities.
Located on an island, Cozumel's international airport provides most of the transportation needed by retirees and other residents. During the last week of June, 2010, for example, the airport received 37 international flights – over five a day – carrying a total of 5,550 passengers, including both tourists and residents of the island. Some of the destinations included Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Charlotte, and Toronto; these are only a few of the locations to which direct flights are offered. Direct return flights to many parts of North America can be found for about $ 600 US, and connecting flights for as low as $ 400.
Flights for reasonable prices are also available to most parts of Mexico and many other international locations. Cheap flights to the nearby cities of Cancun and Merida are also readily available. If you happen to be on the mainland, the larger selection of flights from Cancun also adds some well priced options.
Flying is not the only way on and off the island; the ferry to Playa del Carmen runs every hour on most days, and costs a little over $ 10 (one way). From Playa del Carmen relatively low priced taxis, car rentals and tour buses are available for getting around on the mainland of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Although transportation to and from the island is easily available, Cozumel itself provides complete services for a retirement community. In fact, boat lovers may wish to take advantage of marina services to enjoy sailing over to main land, or even going on a longer tour. Golf is also available on Cozumel, and many communities offer facilities for tennis and other sports.
Sight seeing is also a favorite here, with a beautiful, traditional, Mexican town center, many Mayan pyramid sites and beautiful nature all around, those who enjoy their retirement here, never tire of the surroundings which play such an important part in the atmosphere of relaxation. And, of course, there's always the miles and miles of wide beaches to enjoy!