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Old 21st December 2019, 08:47 PM
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Have some friends (both late 60's) who have lived full time in PV for almost 9 years, but unlike when they first arrived in early 2011, they are starting to find it hard to handle the hot weather and high humidity, especially in the summer when its 35 degrees and 80+% humidity. Even now when temps are only mid to upper 20's Celsius, and humidity is maybe 60 %, they sweat after only walking for 5 minutes, even in the shade and even first thing in morning. Up until a few years ago, they could wear long pants, go out at the hottest time of day, in the blazing sun and barely have a drop of sweat on their forehead. So question is, can anyone recommend (from personal experience) another coastal place in Mexico, (either coast) that does not get as hot and humid as PV on a year round basis. has an international airport, and a fair size expat population, and is as safe as PV. They are not interested in little out of the way villages, nor would they consider Acapulco or anywhere inland. Gracias.

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the weather changes with altitude so the weather is pretty much the same in all coastal towns.. THe only places I do not know is those in the Baja Peninnsula..It may not be as humid , I do not know.. Being right on the water helps a little bt as you get a breeze or in a place where there is a breeze..

I think that the older you get the more difficult it is to take extreme temperatures or humidity.
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i think La Paz might be less humid. It is a nice beach town, but the water probably is not as warm as further south.

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It very seldom gets to 35ºC here in PV. I've lived here over 35 years, never had AC and became acclimatised pretty quick. I sit here in my fleece this morning as it's quite cold for me, 23ºC.
My guess is they have AC and so never acclimatised ?

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I worked in Arzona, Vegas and other hot places where 35 would have been cool but those places where dry and it makes a lot of difference. #5 with high humidity is hell for me.. I hate the A/C and hate not having it and have books smell and curl up, hate the mildew , hate the feel of the wet clothes when I wake up. Right now is a nice time on the coast but when it gets in thethirties and it is humid it is awful. That is my take on the coast.. give me the desert any day ..

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Well my experience is totally different from yours, sorry for your discomfort but it doesn't bother me in the least! BTW I'm nearly 80 years old !

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yes everyone is different and that is why it is important to know your tolerance at the worst time of the year. I lived in high humidity and heat when I was on my 20´s . It ook me time to adjust tot eh San Francisco climate but then I nver wanted to go back to heat and humidity. I spent a lot of time n the Navada, Arizona and California desert where the humidity is low but I was always happy to go back to cooler weather.. Since then I explored many places , I like but I hate the humidity and heat so I ended up in 2 places where the weather is cool. I guess that s what like. O am in my 70ps and I like heat less and less.

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Ensenada in Northern Baja has San Diego weather. We find that too cool most of the year.

We were in Baja Sur in late October (La Paz) and it was hot and humid.

Not sure where (or if) there is a happy medium in Baja but it may be worth investigating.

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I live an hour north of PV, so the same weather. I'm 70 years old and I love the heat and humidity, do not have AC. But right now, I have a long sleeved shirt on and just unpacked my down comforter a few days ago and will be using it until probably April, judging from the past 17 years I've lived here. It's not hot all year.
My daughter lives in southern Baja, Todos Santos, desert. I've been to visit her in the winter and I was freezing. But she says it's hot and humid there in the summer, as well.
Don't know what it is about most Americans and Canadians that they require what they consider to be perfect temperatures all the time. I didn't move to Mexico to be cold. There are trade-offs everywhere.
Everywhere in Mexico on the coast, as far as I'm aware, will be hot and humid in the summer.
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I came to Mexico for the culture not for the sea , heat and humidity and there are plenty of wonderful places in the highlands so that is where I chose to settle.. I am French and hate the heat unlike many other French citzens, Americans and Canadians are not the only ones who like temperate climate..
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