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Cost of living on Isla?

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Cost of living on Isla?

I am an avid Cancun traveler and have been there 9 times. Without exception, I take a day trip or two to Isla everytime. I have never stayed on the Island because of my love of Cancuns nightlife. But I LOVE Isla.

I broke my back in January and am still off work and it looks like it will be till January at least.

My sickness benefits and short term disability pay me about $3000.00 a month. After all my bills, I still have about $2200.00 left.

Does anyone know the cost of living here? I am thinking of spending a couple months on Isla and was wondering if I could afford to stay in a comtorable place and still be able to eat and drink. I dont need anything fancy, but air conditioning and cleanliness is a must. Any help would be appreciated.

Healy, Alaska
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1. Re: Cost of living on Isla?

I think recovering on Isla sounds like a great idea - I know a few people that manage rentals on Isla - gee, I think that would be fairly easy to live there on that budget, but I am a budget traveler.

I would post that on www.islamujeres.info - a much more active forum for Isla as well as several locals post on that forum as well and could surely direct you.

Gladys is wonderful - lives on island,bilingual and just a really great person. If she can't help you, I am sure she could redirect you:


Donna may be able to help you as well:


There are a few other booking agents as well - Kathrnyn's travels, Lost Oasis, Mornings in Mexico and Isla Beckons.

As you may know from your day trips, food is much cheaper on Isla than Cancun, especially if you hit some of the markets available. You can always hit the ferry for night life in Cancun and then come back to enjoy your casa in Isla. Hope that helps get you started - good luck.

new york
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2. Re: Cost of living on Isla?

You could also try Maria Leticia apartments. Right in Centro, a few minutes from great beach. Very nice apartments with kitchenettes and if you're going in off season (before December) you should be able to rent one. It's very popular in high season and difficult to get. Check them out at http://tinyurl.com/yb8ahuj

norwalk ct
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3. Re: Cost of living on Isla?

you can try the hotel vistalmar,its clean and has a view that is just great.nothing goes or comes to cancun without passing right across the street from the hotel vistalmar.Your about two blocks from down town and a block from the beach,although the water is right across the street.

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