Riviera Maya may soon see retirement communities
Cancun and the Riviera Maya continue to attract visitors as much as these same areas attract retirees. Representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development will be meeting with Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico se reunirán con la Asociación Mexicana de Asistencia en el Retiro (AMAR) – the Mexican Association of Retirement Communities — to plan communities.
This third meeting, which is scheduled to take place in a few weeks, will be for the purpose of generating investments for retirement communities, a market they say will reach more than 3.7 million by 2030.
AMAR, which is based in California, have been working with the state agency of Quintana Roo for several years in an attempt to develop specific retirement homes. Eddi Angulo Flota, who is undersecretary with Economic Development for the state, says that this particular segment of people is linked to medical, health and wellness tourism, an area of tourism that has shown great progress.
He says that the most likely places for retirement communities to be built would be Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Puerto Morelos and that investors have already expressed interest in developing in Puerto Morelos. Areas like Cancun are also very suitable due to the already existing infrastructure such as hospitals and close proximity to the international airport.
According to AMAR, Mexico has around 27.5 million pensioners.