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Expat Advice: Living in Rural Coast of the state of Michoacan, Mexico

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Michoacan, Mexico

An expat living in Las Penas, Mexico describes life in this rural coastal area of the state of Michoacan. The tiny town has a population of 113, many of whom work in the fishing industry.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Rural Coast of the state of Michoacan

How long have you lived there?

15 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

There are few if any online forums or clubs that deal with this rural area of Mexico.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

They are Mestizos. The public who engages in services are extremely tolerant and are acutely aware of social grace and polite tradition.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

In Las Penas, the service industry and commercial fishing support local tourism 99% of whom are Mexicano.

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

If they are in the process of moving, they have already spent 6 months here during the rainy hot and humid summer.

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