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Snow in Sierra de Juárez Baja California, Mexico  – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe highest peaks in Mexico are located around Mexico City, where the volcano is located. Another area where you can find the higher peaks in Mexico are in Durango. There are regions here in Mexico that get snow. Most people do not believe that but there are winters here. There are areas, especially in the Sierra Madre, that are covered with snow during the winter. There are actually a couple of ski resorts in Mexico.
 
Even as you get closer and closer to the equator, if you go to the more mountainous regions, where you get some elevation in Mexico, you can get some mild temperatures. There are some very well-known expat communities in Chapala, in San Miguel Allende, and in Oaxaca, which are places that are located high up the mountains, where they get spring weather all year round. You can definitely get 75 degrees Fahrenheit all year round in these places.  
 
 
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Pico de Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingYes, the mountains do affect the weather.  Where we are in Xalapa, in the state of Veracruz,  in the foothills of the Cofre de Perote, and on clear mornings, have a wonderful view of the Pico de Orizaba, one of the world's tallest volcanoes.  The weather here is humid throughout the year, and not too hot.   It rains most days, due to the humidity coming in off the gulf getting trapped by the mountains.
 
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Camping at Laguna Hanson, Baja Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingHere in Baja, California, there is a mountain range called Sierra Juarez. It has a large observatory that astrologists visit. During Semana Santa (Holy Week), sometimes we go to Sierra Juarez. However, I don’t want to go there because we have to go camping and it is very cold because of the elevation. Sierra Juarez is a nice place to visit because of the nature and there are lots of activities that you can do there. Sierra Juarez is slightly over 10,600 feet in elevation, which makes it pretty cold even in summer.
 
Laguna Hanson is a lagoon that is also a part of Sierra Juarez. It is not that high and we have been there camping. Many kids go there during Holy Week and learn about nature and how to take care of trees so it is really interesting. It is now called Parque Nacional Constitucion de 1857 because it is now protected by the Federal government although locals still call it Laguna Hanson.
 
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Pico de Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingOne of the most beautiful mountains of Mexico is called Pico de Orizaba, which is located between Puebla and Vera Cruz. It is about 6,000 meters (19,000 feet) high. You can find smaller mountains in Mexico as well. 
 
There is another mountain around Mexico City called Montaña Iztaccihuatl. If you look at that mountain from the sky, it looks like a sleeping woman and that is why Montaña Iztaccihuatl is also known as La Mujer Dormida, which translates to “the sleeping woman”. It is pretty high as well. In Valle de Bravo in Estado de Mexico, there is a national park there called Nevado de Toluca where you will find a very beautiful lake and it’s another mountain that’s around 5,000 meters (17,000 feet) high. Many of the areas within Mexico are at elevation and with elevation, you get cooler temperatures. Many people are unaware that there are many places within Mexico where the temperatures are less than 80 degrees pretty much all year round.  
 
(Pico de Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico, pictured.)

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