Although everyone has dreamed of getting away from it all on a gorgeous Caribbean island,the idea of being too isolated from the modern world is daunting for expats who are used to living in a fast-paced society with smartphones,tablets and portable computers. Fortunately,the island of Cozumel in Mexico’s Riviera Maya offers the best of both worlds,allowing full and part time residents to “get away from it all” while enjoying every modern convenience.
“On the island of Cozumel,the temperature normally hovers between 80 F and 85 F,” writes International Living. “It really isn’t necessary to search the globe when you could be leaving footprints in the sand less than two hours from Miami,and own your own piece of paradise for as little as $128,000.”
Cozumel provides expats with the opportunity to enjoy life in a tropical Caribbean paradise that offers what International Living calls “an affordable escape from the daily grind.” Located just offshore from Playa del Carmen,the waters around Cozumel island are teeming with colorful fish around the world’s second largest barrier reef and the beaches are sugar-white sand,offering an endless array of opportunities for watersports.
Cozumel also offers fantastic nightlife and casual beach bars,as well as restaurants offering some of the world’s best seafood dishes. The island is approximately 30 miles long and 10 miles wide,with its own international airport,making it easy to stay connected with the rest of the world.
“Being a first-rate travel destination is a good thing,as it almost guarantees that everything works without a hitch,” writes International Living. “From the power grid to the Internet,transportation,supply chain and public services,maintaining good infrastructure is crucial for the economy.”
Real estate in Cozumel is remarkably affordable,and according to International Living property can be found here for around $130,000. There is also a new,duty-free store in the works for the Cozumel port that has been granted a 10-year contract and is planning a 10,000-square-feet expansion. In addition,life on the island of Cozumel does not require residents to own a car,since there are ample numbers of taxis and motor scooters on the picturesque streets.
“For those occasions when you want access to the big city,a ferry service to the mainland runs between Cozumel and the booming city of Playa del Carmen every hour,and costs about $10,” writes International Living.
Inside Tip From Investment Properties Mexico: It may be best to purchase only a one-way ticket,because there are two ferry providers and they don’t accept each other’s tickets. This allows passengers to catch whichever ferry leaves next for their return trip.
Not too far away and not too close to the nonstop party in Cancun just to the north,Cozumel offers the perfect island getaway,with the right blend of affordability and modern conveniences in a tropical Caribbean paradise.
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