A Preview of Life in San Pancho, Mexico

This post was last updated on August 18th, 2014

So we have a bit of a problem. We’ve only been in San Pancho, Mexico for 48 hours and already we never want to leave. We know – you’re thinking, “Wait it out. After a month you’ll be bored and ready to set out into the unknown once more.” Maybe you’re right. But if you’ve ever been to San Pancho, then  you already know what a magical place it is; you understand how easy it is to be captivated by its spell.

We’re looking forward to sharing more stories about San Pancho in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of the town and our temporary home! We think you’ll understand why we have so quickly fallen in love.

A Preview of Life in San Pancho, Mexico - House in San Pancho

Our new temporary home!!

A Preview of Life in San Pancho, Mexico - Porch

Our second floor nook

A Preview of Life in San Pancho, Mexico - Our Bedroom


A Preview of Life in San Pancho, Mexico - Our Kitchen

Downstairs kitchen

A Preview of Life in San Pancho, Mexico - Neighbors

Meet our neighbors

A Preview of Life in San Pancho, Mexico - Martin the Fishman

and our real neighbor. A fish salesman who owns a cat. Not a smart business move if you ask me.

A Preview of Life in San Pancho, Mexico - Tortilla Factory

Yes, we do have a tortilla factory.

A Preview of Life in San Pancho, Mexico - Architecture

A Preview of Life in San Pancho, Mexico -  Murals

A Preview of Life in San Pancho, Mexico - Yoga Studio

Yoga Studio

A Preview of Life in San Pancho, Mexico - Surfing

Surf Spot

A Preview of Life in San Pancho, Mexico - A Cruising Couple at San Pancho Beach

Just a two minute walk from our house!

Is this somewhere you could find yourself spending time? Have you rented a house abroad? How did you find it?


  1. It looks beautiful guys, it seems like you have everything you could possibly need, haven’t you? I love your cute chickens neighbors. Enjoy it! :)
    Franca recently posted…Stop Making Excuses and Just TravelMy Profile

    • We’ve pretty much decided we want to live here for life :-p It’s going to be really hard to leave.

  2. Wow amazing!!!!! I love it! (I came across you guys from a comment you left on my Behind Lenses piece on OutdoorMindedMag.com. Thanks for the comment! :)
    I can’t wait to follow what you guys do there! I’d love to read a guide on life there – including the hard facts on budget, getting around, etc. Can I ask what the cost of rent is for you guys, or the average in the area?
    I’m about to spend 3-4 months in Guatemala by Lake Atitlan, but ideally, I’d like to get out to some surf spots for a few months after that and was looking in Mexico.

    • The prices here vary drastically depending on what you’re looking for, how long you’re staying and what time of year you come. December through March (we have heard) is pretty busy. We looked at houses from $250 a month to vacation rentals that go for much muuuch more so it’s really up to what you can find that’s available. Have fun in Guatemala! That should be an awesome adventure!

  3. Ooooh – it’s so colorful!! Have fun exploring…

  4. Oh my, this is gorgeous! Maybe really worth it to relocate to San Pancho after all. Your house looks huge! Enjoy it. :) I hope we meet up somewhere here in Mexico!
    Celia recently posted…Take a day off and see the worldMy Profile

    • I hope so too! We’ll be here until the middle of February and then we’ll explore Cancun and Riviera Maya. Will you be around?!?

  5. Hey, when you’ve found a good thing, you’ve found a good thing! Don’t for a second feel bad about that! Eat it up! And yes, I’m probably talking about those tortillas.
    Colleen Brynn recently posted…Pass The Baton!My Profile

    • haha We’ve been eating tacos nonstop since we got here and we don’t show any signs of slowing down :-p

    • We’re just worried a month might turn into 2 … then 6 … then years. Flights are easy to miss these days :-p

  6. Looks lovely! I’m looking forward to reading about how you guys like this place, as like you I’ve seen several other bloggers rave about it!
    Sam recently posted…Vegetarian Cuenca: Best EatsMy Profile

    • We learned about it through the grapevine and the rumors are true ;-)

    • The beach is really nice! The best part is that it never feels crowded either :-)

  7. Looks like you’ve found an AWESOME and ADORABLE place to call home for the next month(+), guys! We’ve heard good things about San Pancho from others, but I’m excited to see it through your eyes. Your house looks absolutely wonderful and I’m sure you’re both stoked to be so close to the ocean and a yoga studio. The only downfall I can see is the roosters, but they seem to be a plague no matter where you go on the planet… ;)
    Steph (@ 20 Years Hence) recently posted…Chewing the Fat with Ways of Wanderers!My Profile

    • We really do love it here and I’d take roosters over a crying baby in a crowed cafe any day :-p

    • That is true! I wouldn’t mind missing the sunrise so much :-p The sunsets are what you really can’t miss here :-)

  8. You guys!!! This is amazing!!!! Wayyyy better than what I pictured when you were first telling me about Mexico. Ah I love it!!! I’m so happy for y’all. Enjoy every bit of it!

    • Thanks girl!! We are loving it so far :D I think you would really like it! You’ll have to come visit if we come back for longer!

    • We’ve been secretly hunting for a home base for a while now and we tend to love everywhere we go for different reasons, but there’s something special about San Pancho.

  9. Your new temporary home in San Pancho looks quite idyllic! And you have yoga, a surfing beach and a neighbour to sell you fresh fish. There are so many less-visited places in Mexico that are quite wonderful. San Pancho looks like one of them.
    Sand In My Suitcase recently posted…5 ways hotels annoy guestsMy Profile

    • Couldn’t agree more! The surf and yoga was definitely what drew us in, but normally places like that get too touristy, too quickly. Hopefully San Pancho manages to keep its laid-back vibe for awhile still!

  10. Yay! So pleased you like it there. I imagine you’ve run into some of our friends by now. Go to see Dos Bertos y Las Musas on a Friday night in Darjeeling. I miss San Pancho so much!
    Victoria recently posted…A Portrait of Helsinki in WinterMy Profile

    • We actually just went to a live jazz show at Darjeeling last night and are planning on going to another show on Friday! We’ll be sure to tell them you said hi :-)

  11. What a beautiful place to stay at… love those Latin-American designs. They give so much life to buildings.

    • We love the design. Every building has it’s own unique style and the colors are so fun!



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