Are There Budget-Friendly Rentals in Mazatlán, Mexico? Video Tour of a $25/night Airbnb in the "Golden Zone"
Easily our favorite place we've stayed in Mexico, Mazatlán is truly a treasure on the Pacific Coast. Before arriving, we weren't entirely sure if it would be an affordable place to spend time since it's a known tourist destination. After a few weeks in this delightful city, we were pleasantly surprised at how reasonably priced the food, services, and transportation are. If you're curious, read more on the 2018 cost of living in Mazatlán here.
Why We Choose To Be Budget Conscious and EconomicalYou're probably familiar with our TangerineTravels story at this point. Part of our adventure was making the decision—the terrifying decision—to leave our jobs with steady incomes (gulp!) to travel through Mexico and share our experiences to benefit others. That means this isn't just a nonstop vacation with lavish meals and beachside resorts. We need to be as deliberate as possible in every financial decision we make until our YouTube videos (subscribe, amigo!) and Steemit posts can support our basic needs. For those reasons, we are choosing Airbnb rentals instead of hotels to keep costs low.
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And finally, after overwhelmingly positive feedback on how helpful the tours of our Airbnb rentals are, we decided to continue showing you guys what your money can get you in each city we visit.
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The Cost of Lodging in Mazatlán, MexicoWe found a lovely house in what's called the Golden Zone of Mazatlán, Mexico.
After a weekly discount, we were able to rent one room in this two-story house for about $25/night after fees. This price includes:
- Towels, washcloths, water bottles, and other essentials;
- A shared bathroom;
- A private patio attached to our bedroom;
- Lots of closet space, including hangers and a suitcase holder;
- Freedom to use the kitchen, dining area, living room, and other common areas;
- Access to her purified drinking water; and
- The ability to use her washer/dryer as needed.
We also got to park our car safely in LeAn's driveway. The only negative thing that happened to it was the friendly neighborhood dog, Bimbo, marked his territory on the daily. Le sigh. Worse things, right?