Hello - my wife and I are entertaining the idea of living over in San Luis Soyatlan. We have been down in the Ajijic/San Antonio area for roughly 20 months cumulatively over 5 years. Love the area, but also note the increasing crowdedness and prices. Our Spanish is alright and we enjoy speaking Spanish. We are mid 40s.
I am looking for comments on the following:
Boat docking in San Luis Soyatlan & Boat docking in Ajijic or San Antonio. -Our gut feeling is that we would rather not have a car, and prefer bringing down a small boat..would rather run errands on weekly basis in Ajijic (rather than Jocotopec)if possible. We have lived on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala in the past (and enjoyed the boat rides...when the waves weren't coming over the front of the boat . )
Internet speed and reliability - we need the internet for work. Is iLox laying cable on that side of the lake as well? Are Telecable or Telmex available? I have heard that there is Telcel service - is this just a rumor? If anyone has speediest.net data, that is very helpful. As would reliability.
Telcel Service - Is it decent?
Property sales - Here in Ajijic and S.A., I notice that properties are sold both by realtors and direct sale (though my observation would tell me that there has been a decline in trato directo signs). In SLS, are most sales Trato Directo (this is fine, we don’t mind navigating the system)? We are not necessarily looking for a Fraccionamiento….but would not rule it out either.
Any other experiential or anecdotes welcome. We are aware that the town has a more Mexican feel, not to rely on English…etc.
Thanks in advance.