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I am considering Progreso and to the east as my retirement destination. Any expats in the area available for questions?

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Have you ever spent a summer on the coast and experienced the heat and humidity? There is a reason why most retirees choose inland locations at higher elevations, or have two homes and migrate with the seasons.

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Have you ever spent a summer on the coast and experienced the heat and humidity? There is a reason why most retirees choose inland locations at higher elevations, or have two homes and migrate with the seasons.
I like living in the highlands myself, but there are some who revel in heat and humidity of the kind the Yucatan is (in)famous for !

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Phyllis,

Take a look at this website a lot of expats from both US & Canada on there. I will be moving to a small town called Tizimin about 2 hours east of Progresso this summer. I love the heat and humidity. Look up Yolisto on Google a lot of people from Progresso.

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Thanks, I'll do that, I also love the heat, no more snow for me!!!!


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Take a look at this website a lot of expats from both US & Canada on there. I will be moving to a small town called Tizimin about 2 hours east of Progresso this summer. I love the heat and humidity. Look up Yolisto on Google a lot of people from Progresso.

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Yes, Yolisto.com and Yucatanliving.com can provide you with info about Progreso. I live 22 miles away in Merida. I like Progreso personally as it's unpretentious yet upbeat. I like the action of the Malecon and the convenience of
downtown Progreso. Busing to Merida and to Chicxulub, east of Progreso, is good. The expats on the beach
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As for the heat: at least being on the coast is better than in Merida. They have cooling breezes, but not as much shade as Merida Centro with it's narrow streets. Still, Progreso is hot during the afternoon in April through October. Some months aren't so bad due to regular downpours. Nights aren't ever super hot, not even in Merida.

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Thanks for the info. I have lived on a Great Lake in Michigan for many years, need to be by the water. My father was a commercial fisherman many years ago and I enjoy the (fishing atmosphere), is that true here? Sounds like Progreso would be great for me from what I have read. The heat is great! Not a problem!.

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Yes, Yolisto.com and Yucatanliving.com can provide you with info about Progreso. I live 22 miles away in Merida. I like Progreso personally as it's unpretentious yet upbeat. I like the action of the Malecon and the convenience of
downtown Progreso. Busing to Merida and to Chicxulub, east of Progreso, is good. The expats on the beach
seem to have a sense of community.
As for the heat: at least being on the coast is better than in Merida. They have cooling breezes, but not as much shade as Merida Centro with it's narrow streets. Still, Progreso is hot during the afternoon in April through October. Some months aren't so bad due to regular downpours. Nights aren't ever super hot, not even in Merida.

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Phyllis, you'll be pleased to know that Progreso has a commercial fishing industry. Members of the public enjoy fishing there too.
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Sounds like a perfect haven! Is ther fishing other than the torist charters? Bet you can find a local amigo?



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I lived in the Yucatan for half of my life and I find Progreso a, how do I say this, not very pretty place to live at. There are too many drunk people too (a French friend of the family used to talk about it a lot).

Most foreign people stablish themselves in Chixchulub and Telchac. The sea is more see-through, the beaches are more cleaner (because no offence but my Mexican compatriotas can be very dirty ) and it's just nicer in general. What you won't have is a city feel to it (will have to drive to Progreso to do proper grocery shopping).
Now the boom is San Crisanto, I love that place too

Like someone mentioned, Yucatan Living is a very good source of info: Yucatan Living

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