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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Hotel Posada de la Salud

Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

I had done my research for rooms in Patzcuaro while we were visiting the gorgeous Colonial City of Morelia.

Satisfied with my choices, I found a room in a hotel that was considered to be the number one value of the town. However, initially, we were disappointed.

So the next morning after breakfast, we decided to check out what was rated as the second-best value in Patzcuaro.

The entrance to Hotel Posada de la Salud

The entrance to Hotel Posada de la Salud

It was a little bit of a walk from the center of town where we were staying and we noticed right away how much quieter it was in this area.





Located next to the Basilica de Salud and up the road, it was easy to overlook.

But after finding it, we walked through the open door...

Bright, sunny, garden patio

Bright, sunny, garden patio

A smiling older gentleman greeted us and welcomed us into the hotel. We asked about the price and if we could see a room.

"We're thinking of moving from our hotel to another one," we said. He murmured knowingly and nodded his head.

Asking about the price of his rooms, he said that they could be had for 400 to 450Pesos nightly (about $22-$25USD), depending on the room. So the pricing was very similar to what we were already paying.

 Another garden area

Another garden area

Well, compared to what we had for a room, and the hectic surroundings, I was immediately enchanted with what seemed to be a garden oasis.

Rooms were twice as large and had two beds instead of one. WiFi was available in the community areas.

There were no stairs, the place seemed clean and the beds were firm.

For me, there was no decision.

One of the bedrooms

One of the bedrooms

The place seemed modern, light-filled, had a small desk and a garden area to dream into. And it was practically the same price as what we were spending now.

What more could we ask for?

I was sold.





But Billy? Not so.

"I like the action of where we are," he said. "The market is right there. Street food is everywhere. There's a park across from our hotel and this place seems a bit out-of-the-way. Nothing is going on here."

(I'm thinking: "Exactly. Isn't it GREAT?! Peace and quiet. I can hear the grass grow!")

But he had a point. Everything he said was true.

We were only going to be in Patz for a couple of days, and he wanted to see action, movement, life force, energy, liveliness, color, the smells of the market and food stalls.

This lovely posada was like a retreat.

Two different ways to experience the same city.

The entrance way into the posada

The entrance way into the posada

I was a little disappointed, as I would have moved here that very afternoon. It hadn't even occurred to me, the differences in our perspective.

That Billy. He's always surprising me.

So I said, "Ok, we'll stay where we are, but if we ever come back, I'm making reservations here."


So he skipped out of the hotel, while I dragged my bee-hind a bit, stealing a glance over my shoulder at what I thought was a little paradise in Patzcuaro.

Posada de la Salud

Avenida Beningno Serrato 9

Centro Patzcuaro, Michoacan

Tele: 01. 434. 342. 0058



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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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