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mimitibs
5/22/2022 21:47 EST

We are an active couple our sixties spending winteres in upstate NY and summers in Tucson on a roughly 8month (winters)/4 month split. We would like to shift that split from Tucson to Mexico. We specifically want to avoid hot and humid, and mosquitoes as I am a mosquito magnet it seems. Ideally temperate and dry with an occsional hot spike is fine. Close to architectural and natural beauty as we are big hikers with a dog, and hoping for a true Mexican flavor rather than loads of tourists. I have searched this forum and many other sources and keep coming back to SMA, Ajijic, but these seem a little unoriginal at this point-over-discovered? I am tempted by Guanajuato . Planning on doing a visit this summer to get an idea in order to make the shift in 2023. We would be driving in from NYS. I would so appreciate your insights for "off the beaten path" areas that are still safe but deeply nourishing if that is not too corny a phrase.

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mimitibs
5/24/2022 15:23 EST

Would love any recommendations on where cancunkid.

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cancunkid
5/23/2022 00:15 EST

oops, I see you're a reverse snowbirder, but whatever, that doesn't really matter.

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cancunkid
5/23/2022 00:14 EST

The 'where' is not really the first issue. Before you look for a place, you have to figure out 'whether' you'll be allowed to do this plan at all.

Permission for foreigners to stay in Mexico from immigration has several alternatives. The one that requires the least work, permission to stay granted on arrival for tourism, is only good for 180 days. Not 8 months, not 6 months, only 180 days, maximum. You'd have to leave the country and return somewhere in that 8 month window.

Or you can go through the approval process to get temporary residency. You can research the requirements - a typical snow-bird is probably well off enough to meet them.

Are you thinking of driving a car back and forth each year? Or would you fly in and do without a car for the 8 months? That matters a lot to the 'how' of how you're going to do this.
Or would you buy a second car in Mexico just for Mexico?

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