I'm a writer who has been through an extended period of personal traumas and I am looking for someplace peaceful and affordable to heal and spend the winter and perhaps move to long-term. San Miguelle D'allende sounds a bit "discovered" for me. I've been living in an arid environment so a beach type environment might be a nice change of pace.
I would like to spend no more than $600 per month on rent. Less is better. I'm not necessarily concerned about a large american population. Someplace, simple, a nice market, clean, safe housing, . . . you get the point.
Thanks in advance for any help or resources.
Carl replies: I agree that San Miguel de Allende is probably too "discovered" for you. On the other hand, if you want to rub shoulders with other writers, SMA could be worth a second look. As for possible coastal retreats, my suggestion is that you check out the smaller Pacific beach towns north of Puerto Vallarta. This area is also being discovered but it hasn't yet been trampled too badly. Rents range from cheap to sky-high, so take your time before taking the plunge. As for long-term, don't make any committments until you've spent a good deal of time in one place. The coasts are wonderful in winter but summer is another story... think "hot & humid"!