This is one of the most beautiful areas in the world, blessed with beautiful sunshine and scorching temperatures year round, world class cuisine, superb diving and snorkelling locations, the mystical and beautiful "Cenotes", exotic wildlife and friendly local people and fellow expats to help you every step of the way.
This is also a safe area to live in Mexico with very low crime rates and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
If you want to get a feel of the local scene and maybe connect with other expats it would be a good idea to browse some of the forums online. You will find people with years of experience in the local area and its a good place to start making friends.
Playa del Carmen Forums: