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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!!!!


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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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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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!.

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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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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Fishing

Sounds 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.
 

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The more I hear the more I like it. I don't want the bother of having a car, would it be ok in one of the smaller towns outside of Progreso? Are there markets and restaurants to walk to in the smaller villages? Thanks so much.




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.
 

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Phyllis, the only beach towns I've been to are Progreso and Chicxulub, just east of Progreso. Chicxulub has basic stores and at least snack bars. I would guess the other little beach towns have the same, but I'm not sure.
The movie "Lake Tahoe" was filmed in Progreso and Chicxulub. I feel the statement that Progreso has been
"blighted" by hurricanes is confusing. Progreso was more or less destroyed by a hurricane a century ago, but
is pretty well intact today:
Lake Tahoe (2008) - Film Review from Film4
 

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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?
 

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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?
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.

If you like hurricanes, you'll like the areas you're considering along the coast, or most anywhere in the Yucatan peninsula.

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Progreso heat and hurricanes

Summer afternoons in Progreso are hot and humid. Generally, the sun's strong and humidity high.

Gulf breezes cool down Progreso somewhat, but one would want to be in
the shade during summer afternoons. Nights are fresh all year. A lot
of people go out in the mornings or after 6 pm.

Progreso has had some hurricane damage during it's history but less than the Cancun coast.
Merida is 22 miles inland and has little problem with hurricanes.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 
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