Welcome to a window into the lives of Ben and Julie.
We have established separate pages on this website to convey information and pictures of what now is relevant in our lives. We hope you will find them entertaining.
As of January 2014 we are living full time in Mexico. We live in a small fishing village at the beach named Chelem Puerto. Chelem is in the state of Yucatan and is about 45 minutes from the state capital of Merida.
In 2015, we began renting two casitas as vacation rentals at our casa Serenity Sands and in late 2016 we constructed two large apartments on the lot next to our property that we rent both short term and long term.
It is extremely safe here, they have excellent medical care and we are surrounded by Mayan people who are very happy, friendly and loving people. After fishing, their number one priority is family. We are amazed what a difference this makes in ones perspective and it is a strong contributor to the safety and well being of those that live here.
There are a number of North Americans the live in the area. The majority are Canadians but many others are from the United States. Most are Snow Birds that visit November through April and then return to their home countries. There is a small number of under 100 people that live here full time like we do.
Recently, more and more people are visiting the area and looking to see if this is “The Place” to retire.
We hope you will consider staying with us for your next visit to the Yucatan and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Ben and Julie Tinkey