I recently posted that Mexico came in third on International Living’s Global Retirement Index. Kathleen Peddicord has a similar report she does at LiveandInvestOverseas.com, which actually narrows it down to the most popular destinations, not just the country. For 2016 she lists her picks for the top twelve retirement havens and Puerto Vallarta comes in 10th. Topping the list is the Algarve in Portugal, followed by Cayo in Belize.

She writes, “Puerto Vallarta today is home to more than 40,000 expats and foreign retirees. This is one of the biggest and most welcoming communities of expats anywhere in the world. You probably won’t be able to live well here on Social Security income alone; however, if your retirement budget is a bit bigger and you dream of retirement on the Pacific Ocean, Puerto Vallarta deserves your attention.” 

Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group and has more than 30 years of experience covering opportunities for living, retiring and investing overseas.