Mexico Tops List of Boomer Top 5 Vacation Spots Megan Ray – SunriseSeniorLiving.com
Many older adults use retirement to visit certain countries they may not have had the chance to explore while they were working. While there are no bad choices when it comes to traveling during senior living, a recent survey from WatchBoom revealed the most popular destinations among baby boomers.Mexico came in as the top spot, as it earned more than 1,100 votes from the surveyed boomers. Its popularity among the older population should not come as much of a surprise. For starters, it’s teeming with activity and is famous for having beautiful weather. It’s also affordable and easy to get to. A little further south, Costa Rica landed at the No. 4 spot.
“Costa Rica doesn’t have the preponderance of all-inclusives, but it’s still a fantastic destination because of all the natural beauty,” Nina Meyer of the American Society of Travel Agents says. “The dollar value is still very good, and it has easy access.”
Tropical destinations weren’t the only places to make the cut. Canada came in at No. 5, while Spain landed at No. 3, thanks in large part to how easy it is to get around while still speaking English.
Hawaii and the Caribbean tied for the No. 2 position.
August 16, 2013