San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico
You don't have to be rich to vacation down
here. You can rent a bungalow for $200 or $300 US dollars a month (or
that includes hot water and a kitchen with refrigerator and stove. If
you rent by the day or week, it's quite a bit more. Many of the bungalows
are a bit run down with peeling paint and whatever but they do have their
charms. Most bungalows are in
town, about a half mile from the beach. If you are really on a tight budget, you can camp at the beach
at one of the ramadas but it's pretty buggy.
Restaurants dinners for tourists
run about $5 to $10 US, but there are some Mexico style places where you can eat for
under $5. Or you can stock up at the market and cook at home. People say
you can live on $400 a month but I spend about $700.
The buses in Mexico are great but not cheap - fares to Tepic are $5 one way, Vallarta $10, and Guadalajara $20.