Just another average sunset in paradise!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Housing costs in Mexico

A friend of mine currently rents a two bedroom duplex right on the beach about 2 kms south of Aticama.  She pays 4000 pesos per month plus utilities.  That is about $300. US which I think is quite a bargain.  Her landlords want to raise the rent to 5500 pesos a month which would still be a good deal.  She decided it was too much for her budget so she started looking for a new place two weeks ago.  Within just a few days, she found a two bedroom, two bath house with a large fenced yard.  The rent is 2500 pesos ($200 US) and water and electricity are included.  The house is in Santa Cruz (5 kms south of Aticama) which is about the same size as Aticama but with a completely different feel.

While she is giving up the beach front location she will be only a couple hundred yards from the beach and less than a hundred yards from a lagoon that is packed with wildlife.  The house also has a deck on the roof which should be great for watching sunsets.

This guy was working on his tan in the lagoon; he is about 5' long


  1. That's why I can't figure out why someone would drive down here in a motorhome, just to stay in one spot. Makes no sense at all. If you're going to stay in one spot, it is much more economical to rent a place for the winter.

  2. Hi..I just happened onto your blog because of the Mexico factor. We are full-time RVers and absolutely love Mexico. Actually stayed in Aticama our trip down in 2010: http://www.mytripjournal.com/travel-499310-san-blas-miles-banana-park-road-beautiful-local. I do agree that if staying in one place, which we don't usually do, it would be much more economical to rent. Enjoy...Lynda

  3. Hi Dave,
    We usually stay in the Melaque area, but are interested in Aticama. How would we go about finding one of these excellent deals on rent?