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Old 12-05-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Hello, all!

Mexico is such a beautiful place... I know there's no need to tell those who live there.

I have always been attracted to the coast, whether here in the US or any other place I've been to, not that there have been many.

I would love to hear any experiences or opinions and differences between the two coasts, not for vacationing or touring.

I'm talking about residing.

How do the climate, atmosphere, etc., compare from coast to coast?
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: New York, NY, USA
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For me, it is definetly the Mayan one. We spent 7 glorious weeks there at a condominium called "Sol y Mar," and it was a fantastic experience. We had the beautiful blue ocean and white sand in the front, and the bay in the back.

We would go to the town and mix with the locals, sit by the plaza, buy groceries, etc. Very nice people, humble, and giving. I was short 25c for the bus, due to lack of change one day, and a local give it to me.

We went to Cozumel, and also had a very good experience. The Mexican Riviera, is beautiful, also, but more crowded. Love Cancun.............
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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They are both beautiful. If you want calmer, clearer waters, then the Caribbean side is the way to go. Both have equally warm waters, but the Pacific tends to be rougher-that, combined with darker sand, means that the water usually is a dark blue color. But you can still find clear beaches in the Pacific. Some spots of Puerto Vallarta, as well as Cabo, have clear waters. Plus, there is also the Sea of Cortez, an extension of the Pacific, which has beaches that look like Cancun.

Cancun (Caribbean):


Los Cabos (Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez):



Puerto Penasco (Sea of Cortez):




Mazatlan (Pacific):


Compare that to the mediocre Gulf Coast beaches of Mexico, like Tampico:
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Old 03-06-2015, 02:30 PM
 
Location: USA & Mexico
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Hello, all!

Mexico is such a beautiful place... I know there's no need to tell those who live there.

I have always been attracted to the coast, whether here in the US or any other place I've been to, not that there have been many.

I would love to hear any experiences or opinions and differences between the two coasts, not for vacationing or touring.

I'm talking about residing.

How do the climate, atmosphere, etc., compare from coast to coast?

Both awesome.


Riviera Maya, think Florida like weather, (humidity) and all...



Mexican Riviera depends....


Which coastal Town.....

You pick all great, all have pro's and con's.

I have been to all on business and pleasure, and I can say for visiting Riviera Maya, for living long term (permanent as expat) Vallarta........
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Hello, all!

Mexico is such a beautiful place... I know there's no need to tell those who live there.

I have always been attracted to the coast, whether here in the US or any other place I've been to, not that there have been many.

I would love to hear any experiences or opinions and differences between the two coasts, not for vacationing or touring.

I'm talking about residing.

How do the climate, atmosphere, etc., compare from coast to coast?
Ive been to Vallarta, Acapulco, Cancun, Manzanillo, Nayarit, Mazatlan, Puerto Penasco, and Los Cabos and can tell you:

Pacific Coast is better in terms of geography desert beaches like Puerto Penasco, or tropical beaches from Mazatlan down to Huatulco.

the only nice beaches on the eastern coast are the beaches along Riviera Maya, the gulf coast is nothing special.

in terms of climate, pacific coast has more variety. tropical and arid beaches, east is just tropical and subtropical. July along the Pacific Coast in mexico gives you a dry 105 F in Puerto Penasco, a humid 100 F in Culiacan, and humid heat from Mazatlan downards. Hottest beaches are in the Sea of Cortez.

cancun is amazing destination as well, great for tourists. so much to see and do.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:55 PM
 
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which coast of Mexico has less humidity?
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