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Gary De Spiegelaere of Celestun Properties – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
El Palmar, Quintana Roo, México – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThere are a large number of foreigners in Quintana Roo (a state in the Yucatan Peninsula that has Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum; generally called the Riviera Maya).
 
In Merida (a city of over a million inhabitants in the state of Yucatan), there is also a substantial number of expats. The Progreso area, which is east of Merida all the way up to the coast has thousands of expats as well. In Celestún, a village of about 7,500 where I live, about an hour west of Merida, we probably have twelve to fourteen non-Mexican residents who live here year round. In the winter, that number rises to about thirty to thirty-five foreigners. There are very few expats living here in Celestún but there are going to be more because of the condo projects that are planned for this area.  We will end up with about one hundred more buildings, which will bring more people, more employment, and more exciting things to do.
 
(El Palmar, Quintana Roo, México, pictured.)
Doug Willey of Doug Willey, Independent Real Estate Consultant – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Beach at Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThere’s easily about 800 expats living here in the beach areas next to Merida in the state of Yucatan, in the communities of Chelem, Chuburna, Progreso, etc. During snowbird season, that number will double. 
 
The snowbirds come in November and leave in April. The 800 expats that I am talking about would be those who live here full time. 
 
If you walk around the beach areas, you would see expats every day, without a doubt. If you go to a restaurant, the grocery store, or a mall, before the day is over, you would definitely see another gringo and more than likely, you are going to see someone that you actually know.  
 
(Beach at Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico, pictured.)
Wade Yarchan of Yucatan Beach Homes – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Yucatan peninsula map – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe last statistics of the expat population that I heard from the beach area, from Chuburna Puerto to Telchac Puerto is around 3,200.
 
Relative to the Yucatan Peninsula, if you’re looking at the map, Cancun is at the right side, which is the Atlantic side. The inside of the peninsula, which is the Gulf of Mexico, goes all the way down to the Bay of Campeche through the Gulf of Mexico, back up to Texas before the Florida Panhandle, has Merida and the beaches. Merida has just rebranded this area as the “Yucatan Riviera,” which stretches through Chelem, Progreso, Chicxulub, San Benito, and Telchac Puerto.
 
(Yucatan peninsula map, pictured.)

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