During our third week, we headed to our new lodging in Playa del Carmen, where we stayed for several nights before flying into Leon, Mexico, and then driving to San Miguel de Allende. What an incredibly different area! We felt a few waves of culture shock as we adjusted to the differences between the two.
- Punta Esmerelda
- Nest Coworking Space ($15/day, for both Daniel and me since we were never there at the same time)
Where We’re Staying:
We are continuing to use home exchanges and swaps for our housing, which has meant free housing for this first part of our travels (with a few groundskeeper/housekeeper tips and utility payments for our hosts).
For our housing in Playa del Carmen, we used Guest to Guest for the first time, and it worked out great. Our host was wonderful, and we both felt the arrangement was mutually satisfactory. (Sign up for this platform is free.)
For our housing in San Miguel de Allende, we used LoveHomeSwap, also for the first time as guests (we are currently hosting guests in our downtown Greenville property).
(We also flew to Mexico for free (plus taxes), using our Southwest Credit Card points. Yes, our entire family of 6 flew for free!)