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Quiet places to retire in Mexico


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My wife and I are retired Australians. We are looking at retireing to Mexico.
We would like some feedback on some nice, quiet seaside areas. We are not into the big city type places.
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Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will get many suggestions for places to retire. The central highlands are the most popular places because of the weather. Most coastal areas are very hot and humid except in the winter.
If you haven't visited Mexico, a long vacation to explore would seem in order.

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Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will get many suggestions for places to retire. The central highlands are the most popular places because of the weather. Most coastal areas are very hot and humid except in the winter.
If you haven't visited Mexico, a long vacation to explore would seem in order.
Thanks RVGRINGO for your reply,I thought I would have got more replies, i think people must be enjoying the weather. The coast was only a starting point for me, and after more reserch I think it would be wise to go inland a bit, because of the high temps and humidity.
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One of the things I love about Baja is that this peninsula gives you a wide range of choices in weather, topography and lifestyle with lots of quiet seaside areas to choose from with over 2000 miles of coastline along the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez. We personally chose the San Quintin area in the northern Baja Pacific region for the mild weather, small-quiet community and great fishing...

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You may want to take a look at the Gulf of Mexico coast of the Yucatan Peninsula - relatively affordable compared to the Caribbean side and there are some small towns that have some expat population.

There are also many smaller cities on the Pacific coast - some have a lot of US'ers and Canandians during the winter. RVGringo will know a lot more about them than I do.

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With regards to the Yucatan, Campeche area of Mexico, Chelem (15-20 min from Merida on the beach)is very popular with English speaking expats and there is a good network of activities an more for them. All along this coast including Playa del Carmen are very popular but yes, hot and humid although the winters are glorious! Merida too (large city with much culture, etc.) has quite an expat population and easy access to the US and Canada. Campeche city is a tranquil and lovely area, quite inexpensive as well. Villahermosa in Tabasco has a lot to offer as does Vercruz which are lovely as well. Puebla, Tlaxcala and the area around the center, are higher altitude and so are cool year round and offer Colonial charm and more.... Guadalajara is amazing, with good weather as well and much closer to the US border so access is easy and many expats truly like it there. Queretaro is now and up and coming area for expats, especially Tequesquitiango area. A long vacation, with a car, would seem to be in order so you can travel from place to place and be able to compare them all. A wonderful journey awaits!

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With regards to the Yucatan, Campeche area of Mexico, Chelem (15-20 min from Merida on the beach)is very popular with English speaking expats and there is a good network of activities an more for them. All along this coast including Playa del Carmen are very popular but yes, hot and humid although the winters are glorious! Merida too (large city with much culture, etc.) has quite an expat population and easy access to the US and Canada. Campeche city is a tranquil and lovely area, quite inexpensive as well. Villahermosa in Tabasco has a lot to offer as does Vercruz which are lovely as well. Puebla, Tlaxcala and the area around the center, are higher altitude and so are cool year round and offer Colonial charm and more.... Guadalajara is amazing, with good weather as well and much closer to the US border so access is easy and many expats truly like it there. Queretaro is now and up and coming area for expats, especially Tequesquitiango area. A long vacation, with a car, would seem to be in order so you can travel from place to place and be able to compare them all. A wonderful journey awaits!

Villahermosa is infested with mosquitoes, it is really unpleasant at times.and has been severely flooded several times in the last few years...

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I really like the baja peninsula.. there are alot of "gringos" in areas but every time that I have been able to look at the area it seems nice and quiet. Very relaxing especially around alot of the beachy areas. Hope this helps Anywhere a few miles away from the larger cities is good.

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We are sooooo happy living in our little paradise....a small fishing village but lots of services, stores, hospital, gas station, internet, water and power real cheap...wonderful locals and only a handful of canucks and gringos here...mostly part time in the winter. The climate here is awesome year round...not too hot because of the pacific breezes...outrageous fishing...ya gotta come and check it out for yourself...we've had a few auzzies guests and they totally loved it.


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