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 !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.
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.
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.
People just fish on their own, whether Mexican or ******. Progreso seems like an easy place to meet expats - and probably Mexicans. I like it because it's funky, rather than upscale (at this point inSounds like a perfect haven! Is ther fishing other than the torist charters? Bet you can find a local amigo?:clap2:
People just fish on their own, whether Mexican or ******. Progreso seems like an easy place to meet expats - and probably Mexicans. I like it because it's funky, rather than upscale (at this point in
time.) A lot of gringos like that coast, period, and there is a variety of beach towns to choose from.
There seems to be a lot of camaraderie among the active ****** community along the coastal area you refer to.
You lived in Florida for a couple of years? Apparently not long enough to realize that Florida is a large State with different climates and seasons, varying from hot an humid during most of the year in "South Floria" to more moderate, even cool, farther north.Bruce and Russ said:We, too, are considering Progreso as our next home. We're looking at a lovely house two blocks from the beach that provides an opportunity for us to open the bed & breakfast we've wanted to do for a long time now. When we travel to Mexico November 1-7, we'll also be looking at a place in Telchac Pueblo, a much smaller community about a half-hour outside of Progreso and an hour from Merida. Question: How bad -- really -- is the heat and humidity in Progreso? We've lived in Florida for a couple of years ... our property in Progreso will have a pool ... we'll be two blocks off of the beach ... the house has ceiling fans and we'll install aircon units in the kitchen and bedroom(s). So, will the heat truly be that intolerable?
I prefer Mexicali heat anyday to a cold low pressure Summer/Fall session sometimes for a couple of weeks within the months of Sept. Oct. or Nov. where Mexicali is warm/hot/sunny every single day without fail those months. The end of Nov. in 2006 was a coldest nights I have ever seen there but not since.Most all people who come to vacation in Mexico expect it to be hot, the heat and the beaches are the big draws for Mexico. Many who retire go where the weather is warm or hot year round, again one of the major reasons for moving to Mexico.
.. Like most places in the world, sometimes you need to plan ahead according to the weather. For those of us enjoying the warm temps. that means plan not to be mowing the grass at 2pm during the summer and plan to be in your hammock during the hottest part of the day. Don´t worry about the climate, humans adapt and smart people figure out the best way to do things.
.. Those who try to dissuade you due to the temps. you will be facing are usually the ones who deal with 5 months of average lows in the 40´s with some nights in the 30´s and with little or no central heating at home or in the stores. Hardly paradise for those of us who enjoy the heat and sunshine.