Guaymas, Mexico Travel Guide

Last updated: 2021
All prices are listed in US dollars
Cost of living metrics are based on minimum living expenses for one person

 

A city on the Sea of Cortez in the Mexican State of Sonora. It’s known for being an import naval hub of the Mexican military, as well as for its excellent seafood.

POPULATION: 140,000

 

WEATHER IN GUAYMAS

Yearly temperatures range from 10°C to 35°C. The hottest weather is from July to October.

 

SAFETY IN GUAYMAS

Generally speaking, Guaymas is a safe, quiet city. However, there are some poor neighborhoods the farther you get away from the seafront. Don’t stray into unfamiliar areas, and opt to take a taxi in the evening and you should be fine here.

 

MUST DO

Beach, fishing and boating! Guaymas was made for these activities.

 

RENT AN APARTMENT IN GUAYMAS

$300/month should be enough to get you an apartment or small house in Guaymas.

If you want to rent an apartment for a short period of time — just to make sure the city is right for you before committing to a longterm apartment contract — we suggest using Airbnb.

 

COST OF LIVING IN GUAYMAS

Guaymas is a good place to live on a budget. Local stands have cheap produce and/or street food, and taxis and public transportation are affordable. You can live here for as little as $1000/month.

 

DATING IN GUAYMAS

Mexican Cupid allows you to talk with singles in Guaymas and set up dates before you even arrive in the country. For this reason, we recommend it.

 

LEARNING SPANISH IN GUAYMAS

If you want to meet women in Latin America, you will need to know a bit of Spanish. PickUp Spanish is an entertaining and informative course that teaches Latin American Spanish in a way that is geared toward meeting and dating latinas!

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN GUAYMAS

There aren’t many job opportunities here for expats. However, with the cheap cost of living, one could live here on little savings or investments + social security, or a modest location independent income.

 

IS THERE UBER IN GUAYMAS

Yes, UBER operates in Guaymas. That said, there aren’t many drivers.

 

IS GUAYMAS A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE?

While the overwhelming majority of expats opt for nearby San Carlos, Guaymas is a good choice for the expat who prefers a bigger city but still wants to live the beach life. There are several pretty beach towns nearby, and the metropolis of Hermosillo is a short 125 km away. As the expat community of San Carlos begins to swell, don’t be surprised to see more expats setting up shop in Guaymas!