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General Discussion

If it pertains to living in Yucatan, and it doesn't fit anywhere else, it probably fits here.

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Local News, Discussion, & Events

From the latest news to changes in the law, from elections to current events...if it's happening in the news, it's being discussed here.

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Food, Shopping & Where to Find the Things You Need

From where to find fresh milk to where to get the best price on a 50" plasma, the answers are inside.

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Professional & Service Recommendations

Looking for a doctor, dentist, landscaper, dermatologist, or other professional in the city? Read recommendations and discuss experiences here.

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Beach-Specific Issues & Discussion

Living at the beach brings its own issues and questions...discuss beach-specific topics here.

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Community Introductions

Are you new to Yolisto or to the Yucatan? Take a moment to introduce yourself here, so we can all learn more about each other.

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Driving and Cars


  1. Laws, Licensing, & Regulations,
  2. Buying & Selling Cars

Driving in the Yucatan is a contact sport. Learn the rules of the road, get a driver's license, and more.

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Construction & Gardening


  1. Legal Issues, Permits, & Decreto 801,
  2. Plumbing,
  3. Stonework & Masonry,
  4. Plants & Gardens,
  5. Electric,
  6. Water, Wells, Sprinklers, & Pools,
  7. Metal & Ironworking

Learn more about construction techniques, get design inspiration, or just learn what kind of grass will survive the salt air.

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Speaking Spanish

Find a tutor for hire, or just ask for a translation of what the guy on the bar stool next to you said last night, in this discussion of Spanish phraseology and quirkiness.

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The Mighty Peso

Discussion of the peso, including how much they're worth, how to move them around, how many of them to give to other people, and which bank to store them in.

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Cooking & Eating

Recreating flavors from home, and exploring new ingredients. Recipes, restaurant reviews, and the discussion of food and cooking.

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Pets & Pet Adoptions

Health and vet issues, questions, pet adoptions, and anything pertaining to our beloved mascotas.

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Is Merida A Dog Friendly City? - last post by Jardinero

Charities, Benefits, & Giving

News, events, and opportunities to support our community

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Merida Gardeners Group

The Merida Gardeners Conversation Group is a group of interested residents exchanging information about gardening in Merida and the Yucatan. Contact Robert Kimsey if you are interested in joining: rkimsey33@gmail.com

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Yag-Yucatan Association Of... - last post by YolistoKhaki

Gardening At the Beach

Growing plants at the beach is its own science... Here's a forum for all the tips, tricks and tales about gardening by the sea.

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Organic Food And Seeds - last post by TropicalWannabe

Fun and Frivolity in Yucatan

What are your funniest "living in Yucatan" stories?

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General Discussion

This forum is for all of your pre-move questions. If it doesn't fit anywhere else, it probably fits here.

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Real Estate Discussion and Guidelines


  1. Housing and Apartment Swaps,
  2. Real Estate Brokers and Agencies,
  3. Rental Reviews & Experiences,
  4. Laws and Procedures,
  5. Properties for Sale or Rent

Yes...you too can buy a home here in the Yucatan. But there are a few things you should know, first. Learn how to buy, where to buy, find rentals and swaps, and much more.

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Transportation and Moving


  1. Rental Car Agencies

You may be ready to make your move to the Yucatan, but how do you get here? And what about all your stuff? And how do you get around once you get here?

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Immigration Questions & Considerations

It's easy to emigrate to Mexico. Learn the ins and outs of visas, residency, and more.

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Local Culture and Customs

We all know how beautiful it is in the Yucatan...but what is the day to day of living here actually like?

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Site News and Updates

General site news and announcements.

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Forum Rules & Guidelines

Please take a moment to read this before diving in.

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Is something not working right? Please report bugs and errors here.

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