Here’s a few of the questions we get asked a lot

Where is Puerto Morelos?

Puerto Morelos is in the state of Qunitana Roo, on the Yucatan peninsula, halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.


Are you retiring?

No, we’re not retiring. Gary works in software development, and will continue to work at his existing US-based job. Same job, just doing it remotely.

Elizabeth has transitioned her health coaching business to mostly online clients, so she’ll still be working with her clients remotely.

Are you buying a house in Mexico?

Not immediately. We’ve rented a house for 6 months, and then we’ll see what happens from there. We might rent, we might buy, we might build – our options are open!

How are you getting to Mexico?

We’ll be driving. We want to take our animals with us (our 2 dogs, Bessie & Sadie, and our cat, Wookie). We do not want to put them in cargo on a plane, especially because Sadie is a Boston Terrier, it can be dangerous for her.

So we’ll be driving down the Jeep and towing a trailer. 3 animals, plus us, in a 2-door Jeep Wrangler. For 5 days. It should be an adventure!

Are you moving because of Trump?

HA! No, but it does seem like a good reason!

Do you speak Spanish?

Um….only the basics, such as

  • Dos mas cervezas por favor (2 more beers please)
  • ¿dónde está el baño? (where is the bathroom?)

Looks like we could use some Spanish lessons…

Why Puerto Morelos?

It checked all the boxes

  • On the beach
  • Good snorkeling/diving
  • Walkable
  • Close to a major airport
  • Good mix of expats and locals
  • Enough restaurants and services
  • And more. We ended up writing a post about it because we got this question so many times!