With this stunning view from every room……
Before I tell you more, let me explain a bit. After we returned from the South America cruise we went back to Yuma, Arizona where our motorhome and car were stored at a friend’s house. We had planned to stay a few days and then leave for Mexico but I immediately had a relapse of what I had on the cruise and had to start all over again on the two wretched antibiotics and then follow up with tests to rule out anything really major. All is okay now but it delayed our leaving for a month.
As usual, we wanted to go to Mazatlan but I was afraid of another relapse and wanted to be closer to the border in case we needed to hurriedly return to Arizona. 99% of all people who drive their motorhomes down the Pacific coast of Mexico make their first nights stop in San Carlos, 240 miles from the border and just 300 miles south of Tucson. We have been here often but only stayed 2 or 3 days before going further south.
We stayed at Totonanka RV Park as always but this time we were flabbergasted to see it so full. There are 135 sites with only 4 left when we drove in and they were all gone a few hours later. After that, motorhomes coming in had to park in the aisles. This was wonderful to see after being so empty the last 8 years with people afraid to travel in Mexico by RV.
We met two neighbors near us right away and one of them said that two days later Remax was having open houses. The next day they gave us a sheet with the addresses and we thought this was a good chance to see what the inside of houses in Mexico looked like. We immediately liked the first one we looked at and even went back to see it again. In fact we liked it so much we seriously considered buying it but wanted to see more houses to be absolutely sure.
So I made a list of houses I had found online and the next day a realtor took us around. All of them were super nice and such a bargain compared to US prices. But when we walked into the 4th one we knew without a doubt that was the one. Wow and more wow. Now Steve normally has to think things over for a long long time before he makes a decision but as soon as we left the house he asked the realtor (without asking me but that’s ok in this case) what he thought we could get the house for and that we wanted it. The realtor would only say that the owners had turned down several offers below the listing price. Nevertheless, we offered less than asking price and it was accepted! We moved in 17 days ago.
I know you want to see more pictures so here are just a few of the many I have taken already.
Can you imagine what it would cost to live in an area like this in the U.S.? Not even close to possible except for multi-millionaires. I am happy to answer any questions you might have through the comments or the Contact Us tab.